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OFFICIAL: Training / Two-Seater Campaign
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 12:04 PM UTC
Hi,

very nice build Richard, congrats !

Here my yesterday night work pics. Undoubtly i woke up to late to begin this campaign, i'll not finish it this evening (paint to be finished, so the guy ropes and deco) ... Anyway it was an interesting challenge for me to try !







cheers
nico

MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 06:27 PM UTC
Nice last minute work going on here! Unfortunately the gallery hasn't been fixed yet, so I don't believe you can post to it. I plan to leave this campaign open at least until it's taken care of.

Michael
jimb
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New York, United States
Joined: August 25, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 09:30 PM UTC
Well, my 1/48 Revell Stearman PT-17 is finally done; or I should say it's as done as it's going to get. It's on the shelf, and I'm moderately please with the results; but I am admitting defeat on the rigging. Once again, a model had proven that my talent up to par with my imagination (or pipedreams, if you prefer). The last few days have been very frustrating dealing with the rigging, so instead of seeing if the Stearman could fly (which I seriously doubt); I finished it off & placed in on the shelf until which time I have better skills.

So, here is my US Army Stearman. Not exactly as I imagined it, but done none the less.




The kit provided decals didn't actually fit on the propeller, so I painted it Tamiya Gloss Brown with steal guards, and added the Hamilton-Standard logos from the kit decals. Looks ok.



Oh, and I managed to break the tail wheel off at least four more times!

Jim
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Joined: August 01, 2012
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 07:09 AM UTC
Here is another photo of the Miles Magister.
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,443 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 04:25 AM UTC
Gallery photos posted!
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 04:40 AM UTC
OK, apparently the galleries are fixed. A big thanks to Jim at Admin! Post away everyone!

Michael
North4003
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 08:09 AM UTC
Six + attempts since Sunday to load gallery photos with no positive results.
jimb
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New York, United States
Joined: August 25, 2006
KitMaker: 2,242 posts
AeroScale: 214 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 08:16 AM UTC
Uploaded successfully!

Jim
North4003
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 05:12 PM UTC

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Six + attempts since Sunday to load gallery photos with no positive results.


Photo attempt failed for the campaign gallery and my photo gallery. Message: "Image uploaded successfully" but no image displayed. Houston we have a problem.
North4003
Joined: August 01, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 07:10 AM UTC

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Here is another photo of the Miles Magister.



Well, it has taken since the 12th but I was able to load two images to the Campaign Photo Gallery. I had to load two different images to get it to work.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 635 posts
AeroScale: 165 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 11:27 AM UTC
Hi all,

well, i finally won the guy ropes battle but it was a long one, 2 days to put all of thoose mad wires (many did not want to be glued, although i used cyano) ....
So i began the yellow coats but with paintbrushes it's going to last a bit longer than expected; originally i tried Revell aqua color because i thougt it would be faster to dry but the result was not very good so i came back to Humbrol Enamel.
I guess the campaign is closed now... anyway i'll finish it but let me know if i have to create a post on the forum for the finish






cheers
nico
jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 05:13 PM UTC
Nice looking Stearman, Nico. What did you use for the rigging? I was defeated by my Stearman's rigging. Just couldn't get it to work!

Jim
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 05:33 PM UTC

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I guess the campaign is closed now... anyway i'll finish it but let me know if i have to create a post on the forum for the finish
nico



Technically the campaign is now open until the end of the month due to the gallery issue. I don't like to roll back the end date once I've set it, so you've got a couple of weeks yet. You can do it!

Michael
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 07:11 PM UTC

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Nice looking Stearman, Nico. What did you use for the rigging? I was defeated by my Stearman's rigging. Just couldn't get it to work!

Jim



Rhanks Jim for the com

For the rigging i used fishing wires (is it the good english word ?), i don't remember the diameter but it was not the one for sharks . I made a hole in the wings with the end of a X-atco, dunked the end of the wire in Cyano and put it in the hole. When dried, i cut the wire just a bit longer than needed and glued the other end on a second hole.
When the second end has dried, i heat a metalic wire with a candle and after several seconds a appraoch it to the rigging (very slowly and carefully, it must not be to close) when close enough, the rigging is drawned tight because of the heat.
You have to be very very cautious because if you get to close the rigging melt ! And more you have riggings attached, more the danger grows .... I ruined many riggings before all were well glued !

I scratched a tool from an old paint brush in the handle of which i fastened a thick metalic wire, i'll post a pic of it.

nico
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 07:14 PM UTC

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I guess the campaign is closed now... anyway i'll finish it but let me know if i have to create a post on the forum for the finish
nico



Technically the campaign is now open until the end of the month due to the gallery issue. I don't like to roll back the end date once I've set it, so you've got a couple of weeks yet. You can do it!

Michael



WOW, what good news for me ! Thanks a lot Michael

nico
jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 08:47 PM UTC
Nico,

Thanks for the info.

Jim
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 12:41 PM UTC
Hi all,

well, my Kaydet is not yet finished but close to, i finally put the last yellow coat yesterday morning, the 6th Humbrol one (after the 2 Revell "aqua color" i used first) so it was 8 coats on that plane, with paint brush ! I never had to do so many in the past....i'll not buy a yellow kit for a while !
I also painted the riggings in mat black and finished the blue tail.
I have to paint some details now but not much, engine and wheels are to be glued but are already painted. Then i'll put the deco on...

Firstable, the tool i scratched to drawn tight the riggings (very simple to make it, an old paint brush and a metal wire)










cheers
nico
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 11:10 AM UTC
Hi all,

my yesterday work, engine en wheels are glued, final details are painted, but the windshields which are waiting to be glued. This evening i'll put the deco on ...











Cheers
nico
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 10:45 AM UTC
Hi all,

Yesterday evening I put the deco
The red strips were a bit straight.....

Now I just have to do the weathering which will be light, I guess these training planes were well kept, weren't they ?










Cheers
nico
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 11:54 AM UTC
Hi all,

finally done ! Thanks Micahel for additional time without which i could not had finished in time

I uploaded the pics in the official gallery





cheers
nico
jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 04:03 PM UTC
Fantastic job, Nico. What are those things on the guide wires that look like toothpicks? My 1/48 Stearman didn't have anything in the instructions like that.

Jim
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 04:28 PM UTC
Thanks a lot Jim, very kind words.

You talk about the yellow rods between each wings ?
Well, there isn't any in the 1/72 instructions either, but they exist on the plane, i don't know their english name, neither the french one, maybe "wire-strainer" ?
I used my thinest styren rod but it still be too thick for 1/72 scale. Anyway, it's usefull to strenghten the riggings web

cheers
nico
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 04:53 PM UTC
This campaign is officially over. Thanks to all who participated and great work to those who finished! The ribbons have been awarded based on finished models in the gallery. Feel free to contact me if you didn't get one and thought you should.

Michael
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 12:51 AM UTC

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This campaign is officially over. Thanks to all who participated and great work to those who finished! The ribbons have been awarded based on finished models in the gallery. Feel free to contact me if you didn't get one and thought you should.

Michael



Hi Michael, thanks for the ribbon and the campaign 😊

Cheers
nico