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  1. #301
    and mounted onto the biplane..

    enter..the Sandman

  2. #302
    wing walks and windscreens...

    enter..the Sandman

  3. #303

    she's finished - just need to make a prop retainer bolt
    enter..the Sandman

  4. #304
    by far the most satisfying thing about this one was getting the engine modifications done - getting the P&W Wasp to look like the Lycoming engine
    enter..the Sandman

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  6. #306
    hanging under the skylight now..with intrepid aviator in the cockpit

    enter..the Sandman

  7. #307

    Guillow Aeronca Champ '85

    new project is a civilian - the Aeronca Champ

    I'll be putting it on floats and detailing the interior, adding a scratch-built Continental engine, and doing the other display model stuff I do.

    enter..the Sandman

  8. #308
    fuselage taking shape..and detail

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  9. #309
    a little update

    building the floats now..
    enter..the Sandman

  10. #310
    more of the infill work has been done -

    enter..the Sandman

  11. #311
    Always interesting!

    An FYI: I have a scratch build under way for a client.
    Lots of mini panel beaten brass sheet at this point, attempting to put off molding up a set of mid fifties Pirellis until much later.
    Bugger of a job.
    "Illegitimum non carborundum".
    Commodore 64

  12. #312
    Quote Originally Posted by wombat666 View Post
    Always interesting!

    An FYI: I have a scratch build under way for a client.
    Lots of mini panel beaten brass sheet at this point, attempting to put off molding up a set of mid fifties Pirellis until much later.
    Bugger of a job.
    good luck on your project...meanwhile..ever heard of this feller?
    enter..the Sandman

  13. #313
    Finally have the wings finished and installed. It took a while to get them laid up, infilled, shaped, sanded smooth and prepped for paint.

    Here you can see she is standing up for the first time. The only struts left for me to fabricate are the trailing float struts - the mains and the wing support struts are all done.

    The float struts are only attached to the floats in this image..I still have to paint them and the airplane so they are not glued to the Aeronca just yet.

    The wing struts are also only fitted to the plane at this point - I'll take them off and paint them separately and then attach them after the air frame is painted.

    enter..the Sandman

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    I've added the intermediate wing struts and the step rails - also the oar has been fabricated, I just need to make the mounting brackets for it.

    Also have yet to rig the rudder control lines and pulleys..not to mention the non-skid strips for the float decks - on and on it goes

    enter..the Sandman

  17. #317
    The Guillow Aeronca Champ '85 is complete

    Hope you like it
    If you want to see how it was made, please look me up on YouTube under "Heywood Planes"
    enter..the Sandman

  18. #318
    new backdrop..

    natural lighting..

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  19. #319

    Grumman Works

    next project...

    enter..the Sandman

  20. #320
    i love seeing your work! i dont get in here much anymore.but ive thought about your models often,just yesterday really,spotted a kit of the WMF-5 ,seriously thought of getting it but my rc heavy equipment units keep me busy plus ive bought close to 1500 bucks worth of 1/25th scale big rig stuff for the

  21. #321
    I appreciate you saying that, Dave - and as far as the 1/25 scale big rigs go, I have built a couple of those in my day too so I get it.
    Some of these RC monsters are beyond belief..

    I have had the big WACO in the cart a couple of times but haven't pulled the trigger yet either- one of these days though.

    One thing I just cannot understand though - and I see it in every RC video, from planes, to cars and trucks, to boats (though rarely with boats..)
    It's the empty cockpit!!! The empty cab!! The driver-less, pilot-less, empty machine rolling along or flying by with NO ONE at the controls...

    Modeling a parked car, truck or airplane with no one aboard is of course fine and acceptable - but to see something that is supposed to be a scale representation of the real thing fly past with an empty seat, cabin, cockpit, is just wrong to me.
    Why do RC model makers do that?

    By the way - are you an ATS guy ?
    enter..the Sandman

  22. #322
    i was using ATS but had a moment of .....well i dont know,but i gave it all away,but ive bought a new wheel setup and am going to set it up again..i also bought a brand new pc and a 49inch curved screen..its awesome./.lol.

  23. #323
    Quote Originally Posted by heywooood View Post
    good luck on your project...meanwhile..ever heard of this feller?
    Milan Paulus? Certainly have, he is a legend.
    I've often wondered where he gets the time for his amazing builds.
    His wife must be incredibly tolerant.......................................... .........
    "Illegitimum non carborundum".
    Commodore 64

  24. #324
    switching 'gears' again... Mack

    MPC's Mack DM-600 1/25" scale
    enter..the Sandman

  25. #325
    it's a work in progress. I have always liked the style of the earlier Mack trucks - from the 60's essentially..
    The colors are Racing White and British (racing) Green from Tamiya.
    I wanted to get a PNW logging truck look to it.
    The kit is the MPC model - there is at least one other Mack from this era by AMT just for clarity.
    The inspiration came from both my appreciation for the style of the Mack as well as from the simulator American Truck Sim..there is a 3rd party mod creation of a similar Mack that I have outfitted for logging contracts.

    I still have the balsa Grumman in the works - not abandoned - as well as a few other aircraft to build so we'll get back to that work shortly.

    I just needed to get this out of my system
    enter..the Sandman

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