Ford Tri-Motor Monogram kit somewhat smaller than 1/72

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  1. T Bolt

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    #1 T Bolt, May 28, 2010
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    mono-fordtrimotor.jpg P5222021.JPG P5222022.JPG P5222023.JPG P5222024.JPG P5222025.JPG P5222026.JPG P5222027.JPG P5222028.JPG P5222029.JPG P5222030.JPG P5222031.JPG P5222032.JPG P5222033.JPG P5222034.JPG P5222035.JPG P5222036.JPG P5222037.JPG byrd2b.jpg IH171623.jpg This is the last of the 1930's airliners that I have completed, although I guess the decal option was technically not an airliner, I thought it looked cool. It’s an old kit I remember building as a kid back in the 70’s, and is a decent model with convincing corrugated skin detail, and went together easily. The decals were another matter though. They flatly refused to conform to the corrugated skin no matter how much Micro Sol I used and I had to resort to gluing them on with Future and running a fingernail through each corrugation as it dried to prevent silvering. The result wasn’t perfect but looks OK and I avoided the silvering.
     
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    T Bolt, that is really cool. It always freaks me how similar the Ford tri-motor is to the Ju-52, even though they are miles apart. Really great build. :thumbleft:
     
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    Real Nice build. I would love to see this kit in 1/48, would look great sitting next to an 'Auntie Ju'.
     
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    Very nice work Glenn. I've only ever attempted one 'wrinkly tin' aircraft, an Airfix Ju52, about forty+ years ago. Being long before the advent of decal solutions, the job was a real b*tch, and I swore I'd never do another!
     
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    Thanks everyone!


    The only other one I ever did was the Lufthansa JU-52 which I did at the same time as this one. The decals went on beautifully with Micro Sol. I guess it just depends on the decals. The way I did it with the Ford worked but it was a major pain in the a*s, and was a sticky mess. I had to rub the whole model down with windex when I was done to remove the Future and was amazed it turned out as good as it did. Half way through the ordeal I was ready to chuck the whole sticky mess! :lol:
     
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    #7 otftch, May 28, 2010
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    Very nice build. Did you do the dog team ? Airfix made a Ford Tr-motor in 1/72 years ago.I have the Monogram kit in my stash but the decals have kept me from building it. Also "Stout Airlines"
    Ed
     
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    Good work!
     
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    Decals came out great considering!!
     
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    #11 T Bolt, May 28, 2010
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    Thanks All!

    Didn't do the dog team Ed. Still have them around here somewhere as I never throw out stuff like that (Just ask my wife) Maybe I'll pull them out and paint them someday when I'm waiting for something or other to dry. :)
     
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    Glad you stuck at it mate...NICE!:D
     
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