Boeing Clipper

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  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Hi Alcides

    Still thinking about it needs a lot of work scratch building is one thing kits are another science.

    barry
  2. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    Barry it looks great!

    Check your PMs

    john
  3. Amazyah

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    Congratulations Barry, on getting model of the week!
    You deserve it, for all your hard work!
    Beautiful craftsmanship!

    Russell
  4. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

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    Congratulations Barry!

    There is something special about those huge flying boats.......
  5. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Way to go, bazzer!:grin:

    Well deserved picture of the week honor, to be sure!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  6. barry

    barry Active Member

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    boeing

    Thanks for the kind words fellas bit taken aback really

    bast regards

    barry
  7. Rick Thomson

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    Good looking bird Barry. I've alway liked the big flying boats.
  8. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Redesign of hull

    Hi All

    Just when you thought it was all over it's back like a bad penny. Having built the TSR2 fairly successfully without all the scaffolding I thought I would try it on the Clipper not that good a build but it does work, and it's a lot quicker to do. The tail end works out pretty good the nose has too many darts cut into it which is ok if you are good at it. The whole thing has 6 formers in it and one butt joint to give the step in the hull.

    The under hull has far to many joins showing so it will have to have a thin paper overlay to clean it up.

    this brings me to my question I have designed this to the actual shape of the nose.

    Would it have been better to straighten the curve enough to produce a less complex fold with no darts in it.?

    second question is it worth bothering to repaint it or is it a bust ?

    [​IMG]

    Thanks Bob for heads up on the butt joint method on the big Jap job.
  9. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Great work, bazzer! I wouldn't change a thing on the nose, actually, I think it comes out very well using your first design. Keep it as true to the actual plane as you are able, it's worth the effort given the final result.

    Bad penny, indeed...I wish I had a coin purse's worth of such pennies!:)

    I would not drop this project for a moment, so recolor as you see fit. I can't wait for the time to build this one, she's a beautiful bird!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  10. airbob

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    Barry,
    It all looks great to me too!:wink: This project is proceeding in ecxellent fashion:yep:
  11. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Repaint revamp

    Hi All

    Decided to repaint it anyway it has the advantage of being simpler to build but I now have the "nasty" butt joint right in the middle of the only long flat piece. Trouble is there are now about 4 ways to build this kite, old nose new back, butt joint the lot (not my favourite) or the original design even I'm getting confused now, correction I've been confused from the start but I think it is somewhere near finished.

    I cheated on this bit lot of cut and rotate I just did not want to recreate that flag.

    [​IMG]
  12. airbob

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    Clipper nose!!!

    Barry,
    Smashing job, mate! This plate looks real professional and cleeeannn!:rofl: :yep: :rofl: :yep:
  13. Ashrunner

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    Barry

    The new texturing looks great. Do you plan to rebuild it again once you're finished with the repaint?
  14. barry

    barry Active Member

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    rebuild

    Hi Ash

    Well maybe not all of it I know the parts fit together so probably enough to line up the Stars and Bars and the Transworld sign writing on the mid section ........

    Thanks for the encouragement fellas

    regards

    barry
  15. Gil

    Gil Active Member

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    Barry,

    Not to be a nag but Pan American World Airways needs to be side swapped.

    -Gil
  16. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Pan Am

    Thanks Gil well spotted !!!

    Trying to cut too many corners again

    regards

    barry
  17. Maurice

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    Barry

    You haven't got it wrong.
    Gil had exactly the same visualisation problem with the Mig. Caused confusion then as well. :grin:

    Cheers
    Maurice
  18. Bowdenja

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    I think Maurice is correct........... IF the white is the bottom and the tear drop is where the sponson/chine thingy attaches and the top is where the wings is attached......... you got it right in the picture barry.

    john
  19. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Boeing Nose

    Hi All

    The pics are useless but can't do close ups and this is pure self indulgance. For the first time I have actually got it right. It is all pure butt joints reinforced with masking tape. It takes ages as you can only glue about a 1'4" at a time then you have to leave it to dry for an hour then the next 1/4" .....and at least I know the crazy piece of unfolding produced by Pepakura actually works, but only if it is cut SPOT ON the lines. two more bits to check then I will try and release it.

    [​IMG]
  20. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Mods to Clipper bow

    Hi All

    Well I know I released it but I can't help fiddling about the model has irritated me from the start with all the unsightly joins in the forward half of the plane. They would probably look better if I was better at the job and anyway you know what it looks like.

    I had a sudden thought (there's a novelty) that maybe I should go against airplane building convention and split it length wise. To me it seems to be better in appearance at the moment but the join is being hidden by all the construction lines and it will inevitably show up more.

    [​IMG]

    The join line is the 4th horizontal line from the bottom.

    [​IMG]

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    I suppose I shall now have to repaint the damn thing oh well serves me right for having a thing about this plane.

    Got tto stop after this and number up Norfolk.

    regards