1/32 Boeing P-12E - Your Favorite Aircraft of All Time GB

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  1. hub

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    Boeing P-12E Skylarks Aerobatic Team, Maxwell Field Alabama 1937 Favorite Aircraft GB

    User Name: Hub
    Name: Michael
    Category: 2, Intermediate
    Model: P-12E
    Kit: Hasegawa Boeing P-12E
    Scale: 1/32
    Accessories: Starfighter Decals and some scratch building

    After much deliberating I have decided to attempt the Boeing P-12E.
    The 1930's Air Corps is one of my favourite eras and Boeing my all time favorite manufactures.
    I think this kit will represent a few firsts for me, first large biplane and first rigging attempt :!:
     

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    Will watch with interest Michael. Welcome aboard.
     
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    An interesting choice....
     
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    Great choice.

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    They are just cool looking little crates!
     
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    Great choice Michael! This was my dads favorite plane.
     
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    First GB, good onya!
     
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    Great stuff Michael, looks like you have set yourself some challenges here.
     
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    Decals just arrived, very nicely printed, hope to do the profile second on the left with the large 10 on the wing.
    Then again.....:confused:
     

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    Wow, that should come up looking good!
     
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    Bi-planes always thrill me.... (think Stearman !) Good luck with this one.

    Charles
     
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    8) Like that scheme myself .Cheers
     
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    Welcome to the GB, and a great choice. Should look nice in that scale too.
     
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    Slow progress, filled and sanded the joint line on the lower wing.
    Used green putty one side and Mr Surfacer on the other to see which was better. Jury still out on that one :!:
    Carefully sanding trying to keep the contour of each rib structue, very tedious :|
    Primed the wing after the photos were taken, still more sanding :mad:
     

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    Half of modelmaking usually is sanding, sanding, sanding...

    Great choice mate, should be a sweet looking bird.
     
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    Thanks for the info Andy.
    I did dabble with that years ago, may have to revisit :!:
    Unfortunately I think I glued the wings together too quickly as both edges were uneven and left a ridge.

    Cheers Mike
     
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    Nice choice Michael, and thank you Andy for the tip on the filler. Hadn't thought of that before.
     
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    You're welcome guys. I'm a firm beliver in that technique but do watch the strength disclaimer at the end of the article and don't overdo the rubbing with even regular Cutex as it will eventually soften the plastic. Suggest you put a bit on a QA-Tip and rub it on a piece of sprue to see how the plastic behaves beofre you try.
     
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    Sound advice Andy.
     
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