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« on: April 28, 2020, 12:16:31 AM »

I have to admit...Sciggs inspired this model.  His builds are always inspirational.  So I got busy and found I didn't have any 1/64" basswood.  I did have some 1/64" ply and I was able to strip the needed 1/8" for the horizontal stab.  One thing I love about these Bostonian models is the quickness of the build.  My last model was a 27" and took quite a while to finish. 
So here's my two day progress:  The bones.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2020, 04:42:29 AM »

Quick work Tom - it is a neat little model. What is your model count now?

John
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2020, 12:57:03 PM »

Yes, that was fast and looking good.  Now the fun part, shaping the nose area.  Walts anti warp designed works pretty good considering I normally preshrink Esaki tissue before applying to fragile Bostonian frames.  I did not preshrink the Esaki this time and shrunk nice and tight with water with no issues.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2020, 01:21:25 PM »

I once made some TeeDee nose cones out of brass as the 1/2A combat ships were always coming out tail heavy.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2020, 10:09:04 PM »

Thanks fellas...I spent some time on the nose block I wrapped tape around the fuselage framework to keep from sanding that away.  The suggested 1/4" crossgrain blocks seem a bit heavy.  May have to drill out some lightening holes in the backside of the block.  Using a small nylon prop bushing I got from Volare.  I also added a 1/20" sq stringer between the uprights for my tissue anchor for my scheme, white bottom, orange top and black cheet line.  My gear boots will be orange with black trim... getting ready to apply the tissue.  Nice to know Sciggs the structure can hold up to spritzing the tissue.  Pictures tomorrow.
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2020, 07:01:23 PM »

Made some progress on the Tea Partly got most of the scheme done in tissue.  Did use a black marker for the gear spatz and wheels the rest is tissue.  Still have to finish the windscreen and propshaft.  Took advantage of the sunshine here in the Pacific Northwest and got some shots outside!
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2020, 07:54:38 PM »

Finished the windscreen with celophane I got in a roll at the Dollar Store... also the peck prop and here's the final pics for this bird!
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2020, 08:24:04 PM »

That is super cute Tom. Looking forward to the flying report!
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2020, 10:01:47 PM »

Great colour scheme - even on the spats. Very nicely done.

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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2020, 06:52:03 PM »

That sure is a nice looking plane Tom
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2020, 11:13:09 AM »

Great build Tom, so much character. Windshield looks super clean too, for me the most frustrating part on a high-wing box fuselage job. Thanks for sharing and good luck not losing it!

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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2020, 01:51:10 PM »

Tom, She came out looking good and trust me she is a great flyer.  I really like the colors and details.
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2020, 06:35:42 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments! Thanks to Sciggs for the inspiration!

Had a little sun a couple days ago before cutting the lawn...(meaning the grass was tall)  Cheesy  I gave her a couple tosses and she was a bit nose heavy and showed a fast glide but was clear across the lawn.  I'm please.  Can't wait for some nice days to see what she'll do.
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