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  1. #101
    Here's some recent updates on the wings. Ailerons were a little difficult to align since they were mismatched.





    Theres panel below the hinge where the rivets are in this pic.



    From the cockpit.

    Last edited by TuFun; April 7th, 2019 at 22:39. Reason: Add pic





  2. #102
    Few items left to do and should be ready this weekend.












  3. #103
    Ted, your attention to detail comes to an ultra-fine point!
    enter..the Sandman

  4. #104
    Yep, very nice job ! Crg.
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  5. #105
    Been away for awhile, just getting caught up..... Your Progress is Mind-Blowing! I've heard the term Rivet counter...but now the term "Stitch" counter has been created. The Above pictures look like photographs of fabric work. Gorgeous!

  6. #106
    Thanks guys! There's a couple options I've seen when it comes to Stearman wing tanks. Instead of stitches, I will change to round bumps. Some Stearmans have exposed tanks and some are covered. On the NASA Stearman I will go with the exposed tank.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Stearman Tank 1.jpg   Stearman Tank 2.jpg  





  7. #107
    apparently it's an owner option that involves airworthiness inspections...the FAA wants to inspect the covered tanks every year but only inspect the uncovered 'painted' tanks every other year..so it's cheaper to leave them uncovered.

    the aircraft owner then has to decide if the 'authenticity' of a covered tank is worth that extra cost and down time.
    enter..the Sandman

  8. #108
    Some turnbuckles and sheet metal stuff...








  9. #109
    Uploaded this morning so look for "Stearman US Air Mail".






  10. #110
    Thank you, Ted - it looks amazing!
    enter..the Sandman

  11. #111
    Thanks! Looks amazing.
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  12. #112
    Wow ! ..... This mail livery looks absolutely photoreal, Ted ! Thank-you.

    (As a side note, ....... I can't wait to see your Howard liveries ! )
    Cheers,
    MZee

  13. #113
    Quote Originally Posted by MZee1960 View Post
    Wow ! ..... This mail livery looks absolutely photoreal, Ted ! Thank-you.

    (As a side note, ....... I can't wait to see your Howard liveries ! )
    I'm working on those in 4k.





  14. #114
    Quote Originally Posted by TuFun View Post
    I'm working on those in 4k.
    Wow ! Going to be nice ! I'd better start practicing my rivet counting ...........
    Cheers,
    MZee

  15. #115
    I really like this US Mail texture TuFun, then again I like just about every one you've done! Thank you very much Sir!
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  16. #116
    Thanks guys! I will catch up with the other two Stearman's right now I'm on a mission to get a few of the Howard's I did up to specs.





  17. #117
    If I ever had a wish for free, maybe a repaint of the legendary Stearman from the movie "Capricorn One" may come true?

    See you, Manfred.

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    If I ever had a wish for free, maybe a repaint of the legendary Stearman from the movie "Capricorn One" may come true?
    Or the one from "Tora! Tora! Tora!"?
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  19. #119
    Quote Originally Posted by dhasdell View Post
    Or the one from "Tora! Tora! Tora!"?
    I'll second this one...
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  20. #120
    I'm not even going to ask if you would possibly consider porting this to X-Plane 11. I know all too well how much effort goes into making it just for MSFS based sims. But Jesus thats purdy. My Uncle next to his at the beginning of WWII.


  21. #121
    Quote Originally Posted by TuFun View Post
    Some turnbuckles and sheet metal stuff...




    Hi Ted,

    I'll have to check my version of N56059 (below) ........ hopefully the added spec/bump wing details of your 'Mail' livery (above) will be transferrable to it as well ?



    Thank-you, for both of these beauties.
    Cheers,
    MZee

  22. #122
    The N56059 bird has an all metal fuselage so it will need an update. Same for the NASA bird partial metal fuselage. Soon as I'm finished with the Howard 500, those will be next.

    As for those other birds above they are different models, I only have the demo version to work with.





  23. #123
    Here's another beautiful paint from SOH library, done by David Robles....

    Cheers,
    MZee

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