Author Topic: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)  (Read 2279 times)

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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2021, 10:35:48 PM »
Nice progress, Przemol.  The wheels look like resin.  Did they come with the kit?

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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2021, 05:05:37 AM »
Nice progress, Przemol.  The wheels look like resin.  Did they come with the kit?

Thanks. The wheels are the standard kit elements, made from two halves. Funny enouugh on one of them the fit was not good and I had to fill a part of the seam.

In the meantime I attached the cabane struts using the top wing as a jig. These come complete with massive imitation of rigging. I decided to make use of these to facilitate keeping the geometry and now when the glue is set I will carefully cut the rigging off with a sharp razor and prepare the usual rigging stations. I have also checked the fit with the N outer struts. It seems the kit is designed for a slight dihedral because the Ns fall a bit too short with 0-dihedral. Still I will manage to upheave the lower wings during assembly. The fit of the strut pins into the holes is quite fine, usually too tight requiring drilling out the holes. Yet, the pins are quite long and I am sure they will make a job, except for the lower rear joint where no pin is present. I have provided wire bits to strengthen these points.



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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2021, 05:28:00 AM »
This is really looking great ! In spite of any fit issues you are turning out another beauty! Hopefully I will be working on the SPAD soon!
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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2021, 06:33:26 AM »
Great progress here, Przemo! Yes, those long thin wings need some rigging support! I read on another site that the rigging on this aircraft was actually metal rods and probably a bit thicker and smoother than rigging wire, I don't know if this is worth taking into account. Regards, Marc.

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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2021, 10:28:24 PM »
RB Production had some nice steel rods in 1/32, but the site seems to be down due to Covid  :(

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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2021, 11:14:27 PM »
Thumbs up Prze , she is coming along wonderfully so far  :)


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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2021, 03:02:11 PM »
just been catching up with this build and i'm loving it  8)

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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2021, 02:15:32 AM »
Looking good, coming along great!

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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2021, 04:41:39 AM »
Hadn't seen this one until today, Prze. It's certainly shaping up into a nice build.
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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2021, 01:13:03 AM »
Colours, colours! The hard struggle with yellow paint is over, the inner sides of the wings are postshaded, too much on some spots, but I will not change it. The cockades on the outer sides are being applied, then shading will follow and then, the blue fuselage and struts.



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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2021, 01:30:13 AM »
That's going to be nice!

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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2021, 06:46:38 AM »
I have only just seen this Prez and have enjoyed reading your thread. I note that in your first post you wrote that this kit is reportedly unbuildable. Well you are demonstrating beyond any doubt that it is truly buildable in the hands of a very skilled modeller.

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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2021, 09:29:32 AM »
The yellow looks great. Once the blue and roundels are added it should look quite striking!
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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2021, 12:09:58 AM »
 :) :) :)


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Re: Stearman PT-17 (1/32, Roden)
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2021, 02:26:51 AM »
She's coming beautiful. I like your yellow paintwork, has the perfect look.
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