UC-43 (Beech Staggerwing) 1/48 AMT

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    Here’s my take on a Beech Staggerwing in USAAC service as a UC-43. The kit is another old AMT 1/48. Not a bad kit, for them!! The engine area needed to be back-dated/re-worked completely. Engine mount moved out a bit, different cowling (vac formed from mold I made). Cheek exhausts added from sheet styrene. Landing gear doors remade from card stock. Tail profile modified.
     

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    Nicely done!

    How difficult was it to make the cowling?
     
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    Beautiful !!

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    #5 T Bolt, May 22, 2010
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    How difficult was it to make the cowling?[/QUOTE]

    It's really pretty simple, if you have a vacuform. See my post on making one. All I did was find some dowl the right diameter drilled out the engine hole, sanded the edges real well, sealed the wood grain, then vac.
    I'll post a how-to one of these days.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Nicely done! I'd love to add a RAAF staggerwing to my collection oneday.
     
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    Let me know when you need the research materials.
     
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    8) Looks great!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Amazing!! You built that cowling yourself, from scratch? Truly we are in the presence of greatness. :notworthy: :D
     
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    Will do mate.
     
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    Very nice job and the cowling looks great. :)
     
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    Don't know about GREATNESS, but I like to think I have my moments !!!
     
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    Thanks for your comments everybody. It's nice to get some recognition when it all comes together on a build.
     
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    #18 hawkeye2an, May 24, 2010
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    Anybody interested in Staggerwing info (civil or military), drop me a PM and I'll share what I have.
     
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    I noticed your post earlier but have only just read the full list of additions/mods you made to the AMT kit; most impressive.
     
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