100th Anniversary Naval Aviation - Curtiss A-1 Triad 1/48th

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  1. hawkeye2an

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    For the 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation I am going to build a Curtiss A-1 Triad in 1/48th. This will be a 100% scratchbuild.
     
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    #2 hawkeye2an, Jun 21, 2011
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    It's been a while since I posted pics on this websight and it's changed, any help?
     
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    #3 hawkeye2an, Jun 22, 2011
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    Think I've got it now. This will be a 100% scratchbuilt project with LOTS of update photos (hopefully)
     

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    That looks like it is going to be really nice AND really hard. Good luck and post lots of updates.
     
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    First few pics of engine cylinders built up of sprue, details like rocker arms from streched sprue.
     

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    Great stuff, looking forward to seeing this one come to life. And nice to see you back.
     
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    This should be good!
     
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    Smells good. :D
     
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    More work on the engine cylinders today. Rocker arms from stretched sprue formed and attached.
     

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    Hawkeye, you sir are a glutton for punishment!:shock: This is looking great already!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    I am liking this one already!
     
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    pic 1 laminated styrene engine block
    pic 2 block roughed out and push-rods added
     

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    Just having some fun. It's PURE relaxation for me.
     
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    Great work ! Looking forward to more.
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys.
    The pros on this model: NO clear parts, NO decals and NO seams to fill.
    The cons: No kit, Every picture seems to show a different plane/mod, all that RIGGING.
     
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    But still pretty impressive so far!
     
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    Working on the base today. Normally this is one of the last things I do, but this one will be sitting on 'water' and I will be able to build in some brass bits that will add a lot of stability to the airplane.
     

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    This is what I call the Modelling. :cool:
     
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    Stunned and Amazed. The only thing I can say. I agree with Wurger. You sir, are a steely eyed model builder.
     
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    This is gonna be good!
     
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