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Old 11-01-2008, 02:11 PM
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Default Balsacraft FW 190, NOT a build thread !

Just some photos along the way......am making some attempt to scale this one up a little bit.....just *cartoon* scale, nothing serious.......Its fun..

here she is at this moment.................
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:33 PM
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Hey warbird, that is a serious looking FW for "cartoon" scale! Your work bench looks like mine too (scary). Let us know how she flies and post a few more pictures too. Great job btw.

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Just some photos along the way......am making some attempt to scale this one up a little bit.....just *cartoon* scale, nothing serious.......Its fun..

here she is at this moment.................

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Old 11-01-2008, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Voyager2lcats View Post
Hey warbird, that is a serious looking FW for "cartoon" scale! Your work bench looks like mine too (scary). Let us know how whe flies and post a few more pictures too. Great job btw.

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hey Bob, thx for the kind words.....I'll keep posting along the way.
tidy workbench = sick mind . :-)
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:46 PM
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Nice lookin model.
Let me know how she fly's
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Originally Posted by pvtzemerak View Post
Nice lookin model.
Let me know how she fly's
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Thx, ! and will do........it maybe a while though....detailing as I go.......but will keep going with it..the weather around here is awful !! SO builiding is the order of the day
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Thx, ! and will do........it maybe a while though....detailing as I go.......but will keep going with it..the weather around here is awful !! SO builiding is the order of the day
Good luck,
you should make a video of her maiden
Good luck, keep posting cool pictures.
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Originally Posted by pvtzemerak View Post
Good luck,
you should make a video of her maiden
Good luck, keep posting cool pictures.
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Thx Pvt...will certainly try ! :-)

P38...one of my all time favourite aeroplanes !!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:14 PM
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Default Bit more done......

slowly but surely !!!!

Some work including covering the wings with G4/glass cloth...fuselage with two coats sanding sealer one coat of G4......wing fillets still to do, cockpit detailing...ailerons to cut out and hinge...pilot to "tart up" .....still enjoying it very much...its SO nice to get back to REAL aeromodelling again....

but she''s getting there..................
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:47 PM
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Default ...little bit more progress

Still moving along....enjoying it so much , I decided next up will be Ron Daniels Tempest...should be fun.....
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:12 PM
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Default ...and there's more..................

Here are some more pictures of the progress on my BalsaCraft FW190..It is not supposed to be exact scale but I have done a few modifications to make it a little more so :-) just because I enjoy it....loving getting back to basics...the whole ARTF scene is attractive and I enjoy tarting them up, but this, to me, is where I get my real satisfaction...
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:09 PM
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Very nice Warbird. Keep up the excellent picture posts. I enjoy seeing something art-worthy like this build. It's hard work and time-consuming, but you can't beat the feeling; at least until you crash it!
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:40 PM
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Looking good...It's a shame there aren't many kits on the market anymore...sure you can hack a foam kit to a level of great detail, but there's a magic in building a balsa plane foam will never capture...
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:06 AM
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I may have to try the sandpaper trick you used on your elevator flap to make the ribs stand out more. Looks great on a 190 to see that detail. I have a build where I went to great length to make the ribbing stand out by adding ribs over sheeting, and its not as pronounced as I'd like.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:10 PM
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There is something about the FW 190 that makes it just about my favorite Warbird. Yours is outstanding, excellent work
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Daylight99 View Post
There is something about the FW 190 that makes it just about my favorite Warbird. Yours is outstanding, excellent work

I agree...it looks mean just sitting there....kind of like a Ferarri...it might not even be cranked, but it looks like it's going 200mph sitting still...
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:32 PM
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Thanks for the kind words gentlemen...Notice I never get close up with the camera !.....a year or two back I decided to *enjoy the journey* so to speak, with my modeling....I was so wrapped up in finishing quickly, it was fast becoming a stress rather than a relaxation....
I'd almost forgotten that the more you put in to your hobby, the more you get out........I would recommend these kits if you can get hold of one, they will put you back in touch with *building* and working with wood.

Doing the Aileron servos tonight and then she's almost ready for a lick of paint and some markings...... :-)..oh and the pilot needs some goggles and a oxygen mask.........linking him up to an aileron servo so when the ship banks right...he looks right...silly but fun..........

happy landings guys....
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:22 AM
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Here's my FW.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Daylight99 View Post
Here's my FW.
That looks excellent Daylight99, a really nice job there........the real FW190 always looked like it meant buisness...and you have captured the look perfectly....What size is it? it looks bigger than mine......and is it a kit...does it have retracts?..all the usuall questions :-)

I'm still deciding what scheme to use..........I was looking at some of the white ones, Norway campaign etc etc, to be a bit different...but we will see...

Nice work indeed !!
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I just checked his thread: it's a Kyosho FW-190. He likes it.

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Here's my FW.
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:37 AM
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Yes my FW-190 has retracts & flaps, its also has a 56" wingspan. I have flown two other FW-190's (parkzone & Ultrafly) and they are not bad but niether can fly as smooth and easy as the Kyosho.
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Default some paint

................and a little bit of progress.....
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Awesome build. Really great craftsmanship. I can't wait to see it detailed . Are you going to do retracts? Or belly land?
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Originally Posted by 3Disaster View Post
Awesome build. Really great craftsmanship. I can't wait to see it detailed . Are you going to do retracts? Or belly land?
Firstly THX for the kind words....its a great kit, so the little bits and pieces are much easier .....Pete Nicholson, who designed these kits many moons ago, is an inspired modeler and knew exactly what he was doing !!...

As for retracts, no, I am not going to tackle them for a couple of reasons...the first being I fly off grass......from a carbon fibre trolley :-) and secondly the FW190 gear is very long and would be difficult to do justice too (for me that is, I KNOW there are some guys on here who could do it with one hand behind their back , but alas I am nowhere near being that skilled !)

So she flies off the trolley (hopefully !) and lands on her belly !!! :-)
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Default a couple more....

starting to look battered
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