1/48 Classic Airframes Boeing F4B-4

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  1. meatloaf109

    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

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    There is someting of the masochist about me, I am building another Classic Airframes kit.
    This one is one of my favorites, I have actually built it before, many, many years ago. The struts are too long, and the nose is too far out, but I love to build the "unbuildable". Some of you know what I mean, this is no Tamigawa, there is no "shake and bake" going on here. Positive locaters are in your dreams, and a fuselage that lines up is pure fantasy.
    A resin engine is a plus, and the resin cockpit walls are cool also, but they do little to offset the warp of the wings and fuselage.
    No matter, I can deal with those small matters. I have decided to put a pilot into the 'pit, as this one will be a "hanger".
    The first step in painting a figure is to lay on the black. This has been done.

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    Nice start Paul.
     
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    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

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    Whoops! That third picture is of the F3F, it shouldn't be here!
     
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    You know what I'm really going to enjoy here?

    Watching you do RIGGING!
     
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    Very cool, love that plane.
     
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    You know that there is a word for that,..
    Schadenfreude, I think. Yes, thats it.
    I hope you can sleep at night!
     
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    I hope YOU can sleep!

    You got more going than I do..... I'm gonna have to reopen my "I've got more on my bench" thread....... you're tops!

    That third pic even had Me goin.....
     
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    Oh Paul, her you go again, hitting your head against a brick wall [​IMG]
    doing the impossible and a Classic Airframes kit, everything made to NOT fit……………….

    I won't mention you know what………………..Ri……………..
     
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    cool plane though
     
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    I'll have to go back and look at my Yak, I don't recall it being That bad a CAF kit.
     
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