What's on your bench??

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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by tomapowa » Mon May 19, 2014 9:30 am

Niiiiice!... :)

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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by chistech » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:13 pm

Here is the Jug all done and painted. Everything is paint including the insignias, numbers, and the Gerry Dupont Radial engine. Most was painted by me and this is my second foray with the airbrush, the PT 19 being the first. Super flyer. Considering it was designed in 1968 it is amazing how well and easy it does fly. Flaps really make it nice on landings with a 7 1/4lb flying weight.
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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by chistech » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:21 pm

Next in line with my 1/8 airforce is my Tettra Shinden Kai or better known as a George. WWII fighter aircraft. Originally designed as a 4-5 (retracts) plane it is now a 6ch. I got rid of the strip ailerons and designed scale ailerons with full flaps. Electric retracts, custom welded metal Oleo struts with full doors, both outer and inner with mechanical linkage to close. Currently now being glassed and will be painted soon. Powered with another trusted Saito .65. Really nice Japanese made kit which is only available in Japan, not here in the states.

Note: I included a picture from the box of a finished "George". That is not mine but it will look like that.

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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by tomapowa » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:24 pm

Real Nice Ted!.... love the detail on the retract wheel doors! :)

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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by chistech » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:47 pm

It's got those damn expensive ($8 ea.) electric retracts from HK! LOL They work great for this size airplane and have metal trunnions. All glass, primed and being spot puttied right now. Will be in paint in a week or so.
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Sanded, needing spot putty and resin touch up for the sanded through spots. Luckily not many
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Sanded, same as the other picture.
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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by chistech » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:41 am

Here's an update. With tutoring and help from the master painter (I said "painter) the Shinden Kai has been coming along nicely. I've painted a lot of this one with Gerry also do some "therapy painting" as he calls it. (time away from his tedious scrim sham work). He's a master at the weathering and it's starting to show. Still have more weathering to go and a few more painted details. Getting closer. The pictures don't do it justice. It looks more like a scale plastic model than an RC plane. Everything is Klass Kote paint. All markings were stencils cut by me either with frisket paper or tape. All panel lines were taped off and painted also. I can actually say I've probably painted about 75% of this. Of course it was the big areas where I couldn't screw up much! :lol:

In the words of one of our club's past great member, Walter Witkos, "Ohhhhh, that's too nice to fly. You're not going to fly that, are you?" It really has come out well. Not patting myself on the back here, just amazed at how it did come out. Kudo's to Gerry for his tutoring and touches!
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Lighting wasn't the best but it's all I have for now.
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Outside with some earlier weathering touches. More has been done since.
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Here's a picture of the one I copied sitting in a museum at Dulles AFB. No, just kidding, it's my model. The scene just looks like it came from a museum with the lighting the way it is!
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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by Neons » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:11 pm

Nice looking model. Further along than I thought. You are busy . Nothing beats a different model.
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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by tomapowa » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:33 pm

Nice Ted!!... wish I had more time to tend to my models... maybe when the snow eventually falls and I can't leave the house... lol 8-)

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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by chistech » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:43 am

It's finally done, waiting for good weather and a rolled field for it's maiden. If you were at last night's meeting you saw it. For members who weren't here it is with the real nice static scale prop Gerry made. Came in at 6.722 lbs with flying prop and spinner. At that weight I should be fine and it should be a good flyer.
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With the transmitter in the photo you realize that it's only 54" span. Looks bigger than it is in most other shots.
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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by Neons » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:42 am

Very nice plane. Gerry did his best work on weathering. I do not yet have a plane flying with retracts in all the years of flying. The only one flight I did with retracts was my FW-190D-6.It may be years away before I do fly on with a nice set like yours.Great looking setup there.
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