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  1. 747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    Yup, CJ has started on the forward mount as seen earlier in this thread. I was surprised Click 2 Detail closed up shop. They had some impressive products. Bought a LOT of 1/350 scale aircraft weapons and drop tanks for my 3 aircraft carrier projects. Tracy
  2. Buddy-Build Summer 2016 Minicraft Boeing 757

    I updated my Photo Bucket account to have no adds and quicker speed for a few bucks a month. I get to keep my 3rd party privileges. Check into it. Tracy
  3. 747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    CJ, Normal range; The parts are gorgeous! More detail than I could ask for in 1/100 scale. I plan to clean the finals up with fine sanding and primer layers with associated sanding/buffing before I put them into rubber for casting in hard resin. Just a side note: I WILL NOT be selling copies of YOUR work in resin. These are just for me. Folks can buy and use the print, or mold their own set for strength. Here's a list of 3D printed parts I already have for this project: Shuttle Tail Cone - from Click 2 Detail Horizontal stab vertical stabilizers - from Click 2 Detail Krueger and Trailing edge flaps - from Shapeways 4 X 747 JT9-D engines - from Click 2 Detail Note: it seems C2D has gone under. Their website and Facebook pages have disappeared. I've had the Draw decals for both schemes for a few years now. I know the folks in MIA that print them for Draw. If I wasn't an airline pilot, I would probably move down there and work for them. ;-) To be certain, I will run a build thread on this project here on ARC. I've envisioned a display on a hi-speed taxiway with the flaps still in the landing configuration, OR a take-off roll with the trailing edge flaps in T/O position... TBD Tracy
  4. 747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    I gotta say CJ, you really nailed it! Here's some pics. They didn't fare too well in the packing they used. The lateral braces snapped off. This is how I want to mold and cast them anyway! With the parts separated, having some sort of pin-n-peg arrangement will help with stronger bonding points when the castings are glued together. Glued back together. Close-ups. I used Temporary 2-sided tape to check the fit and how they match the shape of the fuselage. AWESOME work CJ!!! Front Side Back Rear Thanx for doing these CJ. I don't see anything else that needs to be done other the separating them for easy molding and casting. Looking forward to seeing how the forward mount turns out! Tracy
  5. 747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    Got the notice the other day that they are in the mail. Should be at my home by the 27th. Pics to come when I get home off my current trip. Tracy
  6. Buddy-Build Summer 2016 Minicraft Boeing 757

    Some subtle work going on the flight control surfaces. And now its ready to start getting its decals. Here, I've pre-treated the coroguard panels with a flat lacquer coat. Tracy
  7. Revell 1/144 Boeing 747-400 Wing Join.

    Nice lookin’ Speed Bird! Tracy
  8. 747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    Hey CJ, Thanx! I ordered the extreme detail print. Might as well see what we'll get! I saw the other mounts. Not as detailed, but also way too big. I thought maybe for 1/72 scale, but they seem too big for that as well. I'll post images on the fuselage when I get them,.. Possibly by the 1st week of December or so is what I'm guessing by other prints I've had made. Tracy
  9. A-7E Corsair II - Hasegawa 1/48

    A-7 slats don’t move like that CJ. They are strictly a flap function. Aircraft like Hornets, or Falcons with fly-by-wire flight controls have the chamber of the wing automatically adjusted to the angle of attack by auto deploying the leading edges via computer input. The A-4 Skyhawk’s leading edge slats were different as well. They rolled back from relative wind pressure, and rolled forward when the AOA (Angle of Attack) increased. Sitting on the ground, gravity slid them forward. The A-7’s slats are hydrolically actuated as a flap function only... If your slats are up, to be correct, the flaps should be up. Tracy
  10. 1/100 767

    I'm gonna have to get back to you on that one. I'm gonna come up with some mixes and make some swatches. I'll go out and do a pre-flight instead of letting my First Officer do it so I can see how close I get. My guess is to start with a Gloss White base with various amounts of Silver added in each mix. The color is actually a tad Pearlescent or Candied. But you have to be really close to see it. Tracy
  11. 747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    That would be awesome! Thanx! Seeing how they are configured, I think I can mold and cast the front and vertical stanchions together, and have the lateral supports molded separate when the time comes, but yeah! Let’s do a full print test to see if they fit the contour of the fuselage. I’ll post images here when I get them. Let me know when they’re ready. Tracy
  12. 1/100 767

    Unfortunately, it's the new livery. :-/
  13. 1/100 767

    Just recently received my 1/100 scale 767-300 American Airlines decals for this project. :-) Tracy
  14. 747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    CJ. I’d like to get started on this project in the spring. Can we get the mains in for printing? I’d like to get them into rubber so I can test which casting medium I may need to use? Thanx, Tracy
  15. Airline window decals question 1/144

    Cockpit windows like that, I would press the Apoxie Sculpt in from behind by pressing it through the ports, wet my fingers with water and smoothin it out on the outside surface. This would reduce any heavy sanding. I would even add more to the nose to lock in some nose weight. Keep in mind, Apoxie Sculpt is also considered an adhesive. Tracy