I just got the Libramodels Staggerwing completed. I added all the control surface rigging, pulleys, gas tank cover, pito tube, painted the fuselage roundals and stuck on a windshield. You can see from the bottom shot the reason I painted the rest of the markings on! I really mucked those decals up.
A really enjoyable build and a really nice model. A special thanks to Tim for sending me the kit. Thanks to Claus for sending me another DH-5! Typical of this forum, I only wished for some cool aiplanes and I had two unsolicited copies sent to me within 2 weeks. Thanks awfully, Chaps!
Guess what's next, William?
Thanks for looking. What a great group build this has been.
I know you've really been pumping out the builds lately Dan, but there are certainly no quality-control issues in your production run! Great job on the prop and struts, the rigging (and all that other wonky wiring around the top wing!) and hey - if you need British roundels, just let me know. I've got a glut of 'em in the decal stash!!
I'm not complaining about the build, it's an excellent build. The one impression that has stayed with me about these rotary powered aircraft fly is just how MUCH slime they kick out. That’s WHY the cowl has the large cutout on the bottom, and a glossy and STICKY trail heads from the cowl and reaches the tail. It’s the one place yon can’t weather to much, the underbody of any rotary powered plane. Go ahead, go wild, it forms glossly little rivers of amber stuck to the bottom and filling any nook it can touch.
You always catch those things...prop logos and serial numbers! You are quite correct. I was going to try my hand at making some with a laser printer on white decal film but work had gotten in the way...
I'll scare some up before it sits on a contest table.
Thanks for the words and the other DH-5! Funny thing...I can't wait to start that one too...
Keep the other one for a rainy day - or for someone who sees your DH on a contest table and asks how to get one. Would much rather like to see you tackle the AEG or the Staaken. With three weeks to go in this GB I'm sure you would be able to finish either. Or both?
I plan on spending more time over in the AF playground soon. After this one is done, Pacific is calling! My trouble is that I think 1/72nd is my favorite and now that these vacs were discovered...well, I'm screwed.
Talk to you soon! Great work on the P-40 by the way. Good way to remember the 70th. Not much even in the newspapers out this way. Kind of a shame.
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