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Fe-2b Ready for Patrol (Lots of Pictures)

March 17 2012 at 9:33 PM

Dan Smith  (Login NinetyThirdLiberator)
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from IP address 71.212.13.26

All,

I got her done today! I made the prop by cutting out the basic outline from a thin piece of plastic sheet and then imparting a "pusher" twist. I then poured some hot water over it followed by cold and it held position nicely. Then, it was fine tuned with some sanding to airfoil shape and beefing up the hub with some putty. Finally, I added a prop holder out of more sheet cut with a punch. Painted as usual to look like wood

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Highlights are spent ammo bags, a pitot tube, generator and step (I think it's a step!) under the fuselage, wind screen, wing tip skids, muddied wheels, scratch guns, engine...well...it's all scratch! This is the first time I've not cannibalized something from another kit like the nice guns or wheels from a Roden kit etc. Very satisfying indeed.

Sorry for all the pictures, but I couldn't help it. Thanks to you all for your encouragement along the way. It was fun to share and get input.

Cheers and thanks for looking.


    
This message has been edited by NinetyThirdLiberator from IP address 71.212.13.26 on Mar 17, 2012 9:37 PM


 
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