Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by cmdrted, Jan 2, 2007.
awesome! do you eat or sleep?
Ted, Dude, Duuuude,
Slow down, you make the rest of look like total slackers!
But seriously, what can be said but everything is looking marvelous as usual! And thanks for the wing forming tip.
Hey Carl.......... you beat me......... besides Gil's shaped foam technique, this is the best wing tip shaping I've seen!
Ted those are gorgeous!
About the camouflage and the markings, I found a profile of a bf 109 G-2, at Comiso Airport, Sicily, October 1942, which corresponds to the orlik one. So Orlik got it right, it was green with brown speckles! I was wrong
Ted, those two 109 look awsome! can't wait to see them finished! and it looks like I won't have to wait long!
This thread made several of my days
Thanks a lot for sharing Ted!!
Thanks guys, all of you, haven't done any building the last few days secondary to the annoying "real job". I have a couple days off coming up and hope to do some building then. Until then I'm counting on you all and your build threads for entertainment and much needed "therapy". And of course you're all a great bunch to "hang" with!
A good and well deserved rest, Ted, to gather energy to continue this thread.
Well a partial day to build, started on the nose cone/ prop spinner of the Maly. The outer part was done earlier, I placed all the innards, and mounted it to the shaft previously installed. Here's a left photo, before the nose cannon, anf Left, with nose cannon.
Then "putzed" around with some of the fuselage bumps and scoops, here's the stb ammo drum fairing in progress...former installed...
Half of the blister...
And completed blister.
kinda neat view with both blisters and gins in place.
Profile view waitin' for wings.
And we now have wings...
And last pic for awhile, fwd view, the macro fault finding lens gives the aircraft the appearance of wings outta line but they are in line as designed. Not sure about exact angles etc., but visually pleaseing. Now on to the Orlik...
You do realize you built a huge portion of two GREAT planes in the time I have built the engine in my pfalz.... now stop that! oh.... wait.... I am not done yet.....
I was building along with you, on just the Malay. Now it looks like I am a week behind. How many hours a day do you spend on this project???
About 52! Actually @ 3-4 hours, not in a row, because "the other" has me doing all sorts of other things. I learned from Golden Bear, just keep moving from one assembly to another, do something else while waiting for things to dry. Also do some of the less thrilling things 1st so you don't lose interest. I hate building up props and exhaust pipes. They drive me crazy! they aren't difficult, I just don't like doing them. I don't really "like" radial engines either, but not as bad as the props and pipes. I don't get to build often, most of the days I work I can't do anything before and most of the time after work I sit and shake my head often and just have enough strength to read, both the forum posts and the snail mail. Don't worry about build speed, worry about building skill. speed will follow from that, but in the end it's the finished project and the fun of this that's important.
Well if you're looking at chalky looking sculpey molds resembling canopies you guessed it it's time to form some glass. I puttered around with the Orlik wing frames and while waiting for stuff to dry I started fitting up the patterns for the glass. They will be used to form up some plastics later in the day...
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