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Cessna 172 on floats

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Hi Guys

just started this project. Im building my gf Dad Cessna he had to sell it last summer following a accident(broke is hard in a lader fall) and he misses it, plus i piloted that bird on a couple of occasions.

Going to have to do this quick i want to give it to him for X-mas

It Should look like this

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Started on the interior last nigh. It is smudged with pasted wash

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Thanks for looking eh

Cheers

Neo

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Neo

Neat subject! How are you going to do the tail letters? I have a Challenger 604 to do, and I was debating doing it up with a civilian paint job of one I've flown (N604DD). My main show-stopper is a lack of ideas for doing the tail letters.

ALF

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Well actually this is the minicraft boxing and most of the tail letters are on the sheet plus i scavenged the many leftovers from previous builds to find 2x 'W' and 2x 'O'

They might be a little small but its good enough for me

Cheers

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Neo

Nice subject..I LOVE sea-planes and its great to see that you are

tackling this neo.

Good start already.

Keep up the good work.

HOLMES :worship::worship:

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Thanks Holmes

Here an update of last night work. This little one is coming along fast.

Although im not really in a hurry to start hand painting white ...Probably going to need more than 5 coats :explode:

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had to do a little patch since the kit cowling had the hole for the front gear

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Cheers

Neo

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Nice, Neo.

Would ya do me a favour if ya still haven't glued the fuselage halves together, mate? Place both fuselage halves on a sheet of paper 'n' trace along the outline of the rudder all the way to the aft window 'n' under the tail cone all the way forward to the point where ya've ended tracing the upper outline. Scan it in a 100% size 'n' PM me the profiles, please.

Thanks,

Unc²

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If you have to hand paint the white, I would suggest painting it with mat white, it'll cover better and you'll get a more even coat, then brush on some Future once the white has cured to get the gloss finish.

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Thanks guy

@Unc² unfortunately the fuselage is already glued and i put the wings on before heading to bed last night

@Charlie thanks for the advice on the white but i find it much smoother to paint with gloss paint by hand mat is harder to make smooth paint job. As for Future i no longer dare to put it on any white paint as it yellowed the last time i did on my red and white EC-145 REGA

Will post some more progress tonight

Cheers

Neo

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Here is a little more progress

Filled in the top win windows and rear windows plus a coat of paint

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Cheers

Neo

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Hey looking good Neo.

Your lucky to have gotten to fly it a few times, I flew 2 Skyhawk 172's , C-GJKR + C-GEFQ while in Saskatchewan. Lovely birds to fly.

Kind of a neat statistic of mine being the Warbird and WWII history lover I am. I soled in C-GJKR on Dec 7 2004.

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Here is and update ....

white white white and more white.... not pic today but im guessing i can start striping the blue tonight

@RescueDiver did you fly them on wheels or floats? i flew around in alot of 152's and 182's on wheels but this plane was my firts float experience and it soo cool

Thanks for looking

Cheers

Neo

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Hey Neo, both were wheels only. I would love to fly a float. My dad has been in aerospace his whole life and when I was a little giffer he was working for Air West in Vancouver. He managed to get us up for a flight in a Dehaviland Twin Otter on floats. I remember standing on the landing ramp while he fired up the engines and the spray and propwash blowing in my face. We did that with allot of planes...it used to blow me back a bit......THAT.....is where my love of airplanes started. I think I was 6 or 7 but I remember it like yesterday. I will have to look but he actually found pictures of the Twin Otter we went up in.....I want to model it!!.

Edited by RescueDiver

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Here is some color after all the white .. Speking of white we had a Sh**** load of snow all yesterday and today

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Thanks for looking

Neo

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THnaks for the kind words guy's

Here is an update

The first blue is done moving to the gold one tonight

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Cheers

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Neo,

Had to chuckle..... is the advil for the thought of all that white stuff falling in your area?

Coming along great.

Emil

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Neo,

Had to chuckle..... is the advil for the thought of all that white stuff falling in your area?

Coming along great.

Emil

Nah its more for the 6 coats of white i had to put on this bird!!

Speaking of background, you can see in my last pis the intake for my 1/32 F-16 that as big as the Cessna

Cheers

Neo

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GONE GOLD (sorry its a game developer term)

Will be doing the second blue stripe tomorrow

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Looking real sharp. I have a kit similar to this one (might be the same). You're making me want to build it sooner rather than later.

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Second blue line is on

Still have to trim the 3 lines so they are even

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More to follow

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Hi Guys

worked on the floats is almost done

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Thanks again for all your support

Cheers

Neo

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That is looking fantastic! You are doing a really nice job on this.

I wish I would have taken a look at this thread a couple of weeks ago, because there is one thing that I noticed. I kind of feel like an *** for bringing this up, because your work is fantastic. If you compare the photo of the airplane to the model, you'll notice that the struts for the floats are on backwards. Unfortunately, it is a problem with the kit itself. Not sure why Academy did it that way, but there it is. Like i said, looks great, I just wish I could have interjected before you got to this stage.

-Dave

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