Humble beginnings…

Discussion in 'General modeling' started by Randy Critchley, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Randy Critchley

    Randy Critchley Pop-rocks

    As a new member, I’ve been encouraged to post photos of my projects. Although these aren’t the first paper models I’ve built, I’m still very new at this and these are my first paper model airplanes. (The scale is in inches). I neglected to take photos of the build, but I will on my next project. I want to thank those of you who have welcomed me with patience as a new member. Upon looking at the other models, it appears I’ve got a heck of a lot to learn!

    Thanks again, Pops.
    Almost forgot, the planes are one page card models. The Corsair F4U on the left and the Mister Mulligan on the right.

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  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Nice planes!! I like the "Mr. Mulligan" (Howard DGA-6). Those are nice models. You built them, they came out really nice. It's a fun hobby, isn't it. Much history in that Cabin Cruiser styled Racer, it was the first time a plane had been built for the specific purpose of winning of race, which it did, and changed flying forever. Everyone knows the Corsair, and it's 11 to 1 kill ratio. A lot of people don't know Corsairs flew as ground attack aircraft though the Korean War! :)

    Mr. Mulligan replica at Oshkosh
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  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Very nice build! :)
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  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    These look really good! I think that you did a great job on them (especially since they are your first ones).
    There is no problem with being new to the hobby. We like it when new model builders join Zealot. It gives the more experienced model builders a chance to help and share their knowledge and experience.
    When I first joined Zealot (yes, I had some experience, but), I have learned a GREAT DEAL since I have been here and I am very thankful for every single piece of advice and tip from every member here. So by all means, if you see something (a tip, technique,or something else) that interests you, by all means ask him/her. If you are not comfortable with posting your question on the thread, you can always send that person a private message directly.
    With that being said, I am looking forward to seeing more of your work, not only that, but I that you have fun and enjoy yourself here.
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  5. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

    Very nice! I re-read first loking at th picture though the scale was in MM! I love the Corsair F4U, my father-in -law RIP was on the shake down cruse of the FD Roosevelt in 1946 and they carried Corsair F4U's and SB2C-4E Helldivers , (still looking for a really good large scale card model of each) I can't deal with the tiny scales, no wait I'm lying I do it all the time...I just don't like to!!

    air_corsair114.jpg F4U-4 Corsair aircraft of US Navy squadron VF-75 and SB2C-4E Helldiver aircraft of US Navy squadron VT-75 in flight over USS Franklin D. Roosevelt 5/5/46

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  6. Randy Critchley

    Randy Critchley Pop-rocks

    Thank you all for such positive feedback! Wow! I live about 20 minutes from Oshkosh, and didn’t know they had a flying replica of the Mulligan! It’s always been one of my favorites ever since I built a 5 foot balsa model of the Mulligan as a teenager. I originally found the plans in a very small town library, in a February, 1937 Popular Mechanics magazine (approximately 1969, or 1970!). I recently found the actual article online that I scaled up so many years ago, and would be more than willing to share it. Go to: (it's a PDF file in two parts at the bottom of the page!). Thanks again to all. Your feedback is always appreciated (good or bad!).

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  7. Xavier

    Xavier Member

    Very nice planes. I like it. !
    This make me thinking about the old "Pilone Racers" and the Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster. it was a special
    purpose racing aircraft made by Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, Massachusetts.
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  8. Randy Critchley

    Randy Critchley Pop-rocks

    I have the templates to about 160 one page card model airplanes (including a few Gee Bee racers!). I believe there's model pilones in case someone would want to build a racing diorama. I plan on building many more planes in the future, though I need to start with something simple. That's where the one page planes come in handy, and my wife doesn't get on my case about using up all the ink!! (It's expensive). Thanks again for your input.
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  9. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    The best place to buy ink from is They use O.E.M. ink they buy from the distributor for Dupont, who makes the inks used by printers. P.M. me if you need more info. They can't be beat. The price of to Retail Cartridge sets can buy you nearly 15 times if not more, and reusable cartridges and they also sell a printer head cleaner. I fixed printers for a long time, I only do it for me now, I had an electronics repair shop for around 10 years. :)
  10. Randy Critchley

    Randy Critchley Pop-rocks

    Great to know, I’ll check it out! My printer is an HP Deskjet 3050 J610 series. The replacement cartridges (we get the extra large), sell for about 70-73 dollars retile for two cartridges, (one black, one color). The not-so-funny thing is that I can buy a brand new printer, the HP Deskjet 3050 J610 series for around 68 dollars!! So you see why I don’t use the printer much…my expese funds arevery limited. Thanks again, your expertise is appreciated.


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