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1/32 Boeing P 12 E....Complete!!!

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Here is my next airplane project. I primarily build automotive subjects so when it comes to aircraft my skill set may not be that of some better aircraft builders but I still have fun with these builds and I love the history behind so many of these builds.

 

This is a 1/32 scale Hasegawa Boeing P 12 E biplane. It will be pretty much out of the box with added Yellow Wings decals

 

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Looks like a good start.  Keep the progress coming.

Bill

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Nice progress! That's a nice kit for its age and with new decals should be a real eye catcher.

One word of caution....as I recall, the seam on the bottom of the wings goes through the middle of the ailerons (what a dumb design!) instead of being located on the trailing edge. It makes for some extra work to get it filled and erased, but other than that, the kit should give you no problems. Looking forward to seeing more!

 

GIL :cool:

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Excellent start already! Your interior weathering looks spot on. Nice work man.

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A bit more progress. Fuselage is painted. I still need to add some gloss to the finish. Wings are painted and test fit. Also started working on the engine. I was originally going to build this straight out of the box but even though I'm no expert on aircraft details I felt that some of the details were a bit soft so I decided to access some research and add some extra details. The cleanup on the engine was a labor as a lot of seam lines are in all of the worst places. I also decided to replace the exhaust pieces with styrene tubing as the kit pieces were going to be next to impossible to drill out the ends. Lots of paint details as well as there are so many different colors on the engine. 

So far I'm happy with the progress.

 

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Beautiful work! Amazing perfection on that yellow coat. Way to go!

 

 

The engine also looks magnificent.

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Engine assembly and detail is complete. Now I can get started on final assembly.

 

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Sensational engine work! Looking forward to more.

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Great job so far! Been there done that:

 

 

Mark

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In the downhome stretch for getting this one completed. Most of the decals are in place. Still working on the stencils throughout. There are plenty of little stencil details to be added. They are hard to see but add so much extra detail to the finished product. 

Yellow wings decals are great to work with. That being said, the engine cowl stripes and the landing gear spinners were a pain to get to lay down without lots of massaging. That being the case I did have to add some spot touchups to a few areas because the decals wanted to come apart while constantly moving them around. Not perfect work but I'm still pleased with the outcome. 

I still have a couple of small pieces to add along with the rigging and some weathering to call this one done. 

 

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That looks great! Looks like a fun project!

 

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What a gorgeous scheme! I would go VERY light on any weathering...those planes were very well maintained in their day. Beauty of a build!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Wow, that is outstanding!  What phenomenal work!

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Fantastic!  Cool scheme for paint.

Great job.

Bill

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This one is complete. Added the rigging and made a base that possibly resembles the 1933 ground cover at Wheeler Field in Hawaii. Only pics. I could find were black and white and it looks like most of the shots are dirt/hard packed sand. Had to take liberties. It looks o.k. anyways. I had fun with this. 

 

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Brilliant work! That is sensational!

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That's awesome!  Well done!  Fabulous model subject of a long gone era. The wind in the wires, bugs in your grill, the carbon monoxide up your nose. 

I would have loved every minute of it. 

Rick L. 

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