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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #150 on: April 27, 2020, 07:23:55 PM »
I just jumped in, but I really like this build. The engine especially looks great!

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #151 on: April 28, 2020, 12:09:32 AM »
Thanks, Willem.
Looking at what you are attempting with your Handley Page build and knowing how big it is , you may need to rethink your construction approach.
I suspect at the very least, you will have to make more 'traditional' 2 part molds.  The parts in the video you linked to are one-sided parts, not two sided parts like you are attempting to make.

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #152 on: May 01, 2020, 10:37:19 AM »
A quick update

The struts are made from wood and stained.  Masking tape makes the bindings.




I used my cutting machine to make these painting masks for the insignias.



Getting the first colors on the wings.



the work continues...

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #153 on: May 02, 2020, 12:06:27 AM »
The struts look great! Nice to see some paint going on the wings. Looking forward to the next update!
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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #154 on: May 02, 2020, 02:20:14 AM »
Those are some very impressive struts - especially as they are real wood.

Stephen.

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #155 on: May 02, 2020, 03:40:21 AM »
Nice struts Ken - doing the same now: wooden struts ;)

Cheers,
Frank

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #156 on: May 02, 2020, 11:25:20 PM »
Looking great Ken, nothing like wood to represent wood! Been using masks I  cut on a cricut machine this morning.
Looking forward to the next update.

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #157 on: May 04, 2020, 03:46:12 AM »
Thanks for those positive comments. 

I've painted the prop with oils and its drying.  I'm using a spare prop from a Roden Fokker Dr.i kit - its shaped very close to a Hardman prop used on the Tommy.  Made the prop hub.  Working on some rigging assemblies in between painting the national insignias...



The US insignia adds some color to the plain scheme.


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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #158 on: May 04, 2020, 05:59:15 AM »
Oh, now on can start to guess the color scheme.
My 48 resin kit offers the complete green and a alu/grey layout. So let's see, what we will see here.

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #159 on: May 04, 2020, 09:14:18 AM »
An aluminum and gray scheme?  Was that a post-war scheme?
After the war the surplus planes were sold to many civilians and were painted all sorts of colors.

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #160 on: May 04, 2020, 10:44:13 PM »
Excellent work on spraying the roundels and stars!  Aluminum and grey, Maybe Franks scheme is from the 1932 re make of The Dawn Patrol  8)
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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #161 on: May 04, 2020, 11:45:52 PM »
No Ken and Rick, according to the kit manual it is "Navy 1918", in alu and FS36622:


For all 4 pages of the manual see here:
https://www.cmkkits.com/en/aircraft/thomas-morse-s-4c-scout/

I have not checked other sources for confirmation, but it looks interesting.

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #162 on: May 05, 2020, 03:16:05 AM »
 I know the Navy had a few float versions, but I've never seen a picture of this version.  A more interesting scheme than the all-khaki Army trainers.

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #163 on: May 05, 2020, 04:23:00 AM »
Looking good Ken, your masks have worked out beautifully. I'm liking the wing colour very much. Can't comment on the overall scheme due to absence of knowledge but I'm enjoying this build very much.

Richie

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #164 on: May 05, 2020, 08:46:22 AM »
Nice work on those wings Ken  :)


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