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  1. Installment #12 of my Williams Bros C-46 build series is now available in the Builds Sub-Forum. Comments welcome as always.
  2. Hey all, Here we go with the next installment. Last time the wing fillets had been puttied and then sanded smooth. Close examination showed a few little pits and cavities that needed attention, so that's were we begin: The starboard wing had the most flaws. Not surprising since it required the most corrective work. The port wing wasn't near the problem. More sanding followed by a light coat of primer and the starboard fillet is finally looking good. Same for the port fillet. Progress! All that's needed for a complete airfr
  3. Installment #11 of my Williams Bros C-46 build series is now available in the Builds Sub-Forum. Comments welcome as always.
  4. Hey all, After time out for Thanksgiving and a visit to the E.R. for pneumonia, I'm back and making more progress on the C-46. Things are beginning to speed up and with any luck at all, it'll be completed and shipped to my client before Christmas. So, let's see where we are: Shown here is the port wing fillet area that's been roughly coated with Squadron White Putty. Believe it or not, it was simply smeared on with my finger. The starboard fillet misfit was the worst one, so a lot more putty was needed. Just as I did with the fuselage centerline, blue painters tape was use
  5. Installment #10 of my Williams Bros C-46 build series is now available in the Builds Sub-Forum. Comments welcome as always.
  6. Hello all, Sorry for the delay but I've had to deal with a death in the family (sister-in-law) and an upper respiratory infection. Now, back to the C-46. Once the cowls were mounted on the wing, I used a 3/64" (.095") bit in a pin vise to drill out the prop shaft hole. Then a short piece of .095" brass tubing was installed. Later on I'll create a prop shaft from .0625" (1/16") tubing and end up with removable props. Definitely an aid when it comes to shipping the model. At this point you'd think things were about to pick up speed. Not so. In fact, the worst...and hopeful
  7. Installment #9 of my Williams Bros C-46 build series is now available in the Builds Sub-Forum. Comments welcome as always.
  8. Everyone, The E2C that i'm building for a client has thrown me a very large curve. The canopy has a short shot on the starboard side just aft of the side window. It's too short in height and also curves in at the rear. No idea of where my client bought the kit and I need a canopy ASAP. Does anyone know an importer who could provide a spare canopy? BTW, I'll also suggest that everyone with one of these kits check the canopy for a possible short shot. Any help y'all can provide would be greatly appreciated since this model is supposed to be delivered before Christmas! Also, rather
  9. Here's the latest on my client's Kinetic E2C 2000. The cockpit is very nicely detailed. Too bad that most of it will barely be seen when the model's finished. Still, this shot shows the central console and seats installed in the basic tub. Only thing really lacking is seatbelts, but we'll take care of that in a bit. All the raised detail is done using an old technique I'm rather fond of. After painting all the panels flat black, a Prismacolor White art pencil is used to lightly rub over the raised detail. Then a shot of Testors Dullcote seals the white and also pops it out. Doesn't
  10. Installment #3 of the Kinetic E2C 2000 build series has been posted in the Buids Sub-Forum. All comments welcome.
  11. Here's the latest for your viewing pleasure: The kit exhaust pipes left a little to be desired, along with the fact that I would have had to drill them out. So...I planned to replace them with brass tubing. For starters, I drilled out the mounting hole with a 1/16" bit in a pin vise. Note that I angled the bit in order to allow the tubing to fit into the kit's recessed groove. Each of the exhaust pipes was a .30" long piece of 1/16" (or .625") diameter brass tubing. Since no tubing cutter I had on hand would handle tubing that small, I simply scored the tubing with a #11 blade
  12. Installment #8 of the Williams Bros C-46 build is now online in the Builds sub-forum. Comments are welcome.
  13. Just a quick note to let you know that another installment of the Kinetic E2C 2000 build series has been posted in the Buids Sub-Forum. All comments welcome.
  14. Hi all, Here's the latest for your viewing pleasure. The port outer wing panel trailing edge didn't line up, so I had to fill it with a piece of .020" Evergreen strip. Also, in order to attain the correct dihedral for the outer panel, I had intentionally left the bottom seam unglued. A piece of .020" styrene was shoved into the seam on each side, adjusted by eyeball so that the dihedral would be equal and slopped on some solvent. When that dried, the styrene would be cut down to match the wing. At long last, the fuselage halves were joined. I had to do it a few inches at a
  15. For those who are interested, linstallment #7 of the Williams Bros C-46 build is now online in the Builds sub-forum. Comments are welcome.
  16. Just in case y'all haven't checked the Builds subforum, I've started a second series. This one features the Kinetic 1/48 E2C Hawkeye. Since the C-46 is not yet finished, I'm now working two builds at the same time. Check in from time to time to see how things are going and don't hesitate to comment.
  17. Hi all, Here's the next batch of progress shots. It's been a slow road, but things are beginning to speed up a bit. Right now, though it doesn't show in this installment, I'm mating the fuselage halves. Now on to the photos: Small rectangles of .020 were used for the main cowl flaps. Even smaller pieces were used on the inside to cover the Vee shaped gaps. Here's a before and after shot of the cowl flap installation. Note that the individual flaps are a butt joint where the mount on the kit cowling. Due to the .020" thickness, you'll need a light touch and pat
  18. Hi all, It's been a long road from Part 4 to Part 5, but now I'm starting to get back into it. Even the CPAP is proving not to be all that bad. Now all (!!!!!) I have to do is catch up on all my commissions. So, let's see if we can make some more progress on the C-46. When closed, the cowlings show five cowl flaps. If building yours closed, be sure to eliminate the seam on the middle flap. Since I'm building this kit with open flaps, it's time to remove the molded flaps. Whie it's the old school approach, multiple scoring passes with a #11 blade along a raised (or recess
  19. For those who have wondered where I vanished to...particularly my client who has already been informed...and to steal a quote from a Looney Tunes cartoon, I've been sick lately. And frankly, sicker than I ever had any desire to be. I have learned, since the first part of May, that I have severe sleep apnea...but I didn't know it. Sure I snored like mad when sleeping, would go to sleep at the drop of a hat, talked in my sleep and moved around constantly when sleeping. But I always considered that to be normal. Silly me. It wasn't! How I learned about this, in a nutshell, started to
  20. Hi all, Here's some more shots on the C-46 build. Enjoy. In this shot, I've cut a door in the bulkhead so the pilots can get out of...as well as into...the cockpit. When properly installed, the door should be on the right hand side as you face the aircraft, left hand if you're IN the aircraft. By the way, those two truncated cones were molded by Williams Bros to serve as mounts for the seats. They will eventually be removed. One of the photoetch seat mounts has been assembled. You see it here, along with one of the kit seats and both of them shown next to a dime f
  21. O.K., here's the next group of photos. Progress is slowly being made. A few minutes with 400 grit sandpaper cleans up the main gear openings. There's a lot of ejector pins that need to be removed. Abnormally, they're all raised instead of slightly recessed. Good old fashioned wood spring clothespins and MicroMark Same Stuff (basically Ambroid ProWeld) help install the gear well inserts. Note that the gear wells are nowhere near accurate, but I'm not going to rebuild them. If I did, I couldn't use the SAC metal gear my client sent me. One outer wing panel glue
  22. There's nothing like having the original tech orders that specified how camouflage was to be applied to aircraft, both Air Corp and Navy, in WW-II. Even better are the exact specs for insignia and the dates when each insignia style was used. 51 years ago, Jay Frank Dial...a professional modelbuilder and amateur aviation historian...produced a thin book that summarized that information using nothing more than the original tech orders as his source. Jay passed away many years ago and his book has become virtually impossible to find. Since I knew Jay at the time he produced the book, I have a
  23. Hi all, It's February 16 and the Decal E-book has just been made available for sale. From now until the 1st of March, the price is a mere $3.99. After that, it goes to $4.99. So where do you get it? All you have to do is click on Scale Publications and you'll go right to it. I hope y'all enjoy it. Feedback is encouraged so it can be improved and expanded, depending on what you would like to see. Richard p.s. If someone in the review corps wants a copy for review, I'll be happy to send one to them. Just give me a shout.
  24. Hi all, Hang in there. The ebook's almost done. 13,000 words so far. In PDF format, it's 60 pages or maybe a little more. As you know, pages don't count in the various ebook formats. It all depends on the size of the screen you're reading on. If I can go without sleep...and put off some of my commission work...it'll be done by the 15th of February. Price will be $4.99 and I'll see what I can do to knock it down a buck or so for IPMS members. Richard
  25. Hi all, Just to let you know, my How To Make Your Own Decals Ebook is moving right along. Every day I find something else that needs to be discussed, but it now looks to be finished and available by February 15. It better be, since I am scheduled to make a presentation on that date for the local IPMS group! You'll have your choice of multiple formats, including epub, mobi and pdf. Price? Either $3.99 or $4.99. Anyway, below is the current table of contents for your consideration. Richard Table Of Contents Prologue Introduction Chapter 1: Equipment Scanners
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