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Donald Dickson II (smokeriderdon)



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Last one to add today. This will be after the Choctaw. I might get all this done by the end of the year. We will see.

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This album is attached to project C-17.

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28. September 2017 at 01:50:55 Share
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Michael Phillips Count me in... This is an awesome project!
28. September 2017 at 07:17:11
Donald Dickson II I was loadmaster on C-141s. I never got to fly on these. They are incredible planes! Its in the que a couple projects out.
28. September 2017 at 13:28:08
Bryn Crandell Watching this one with interest.
28. September 2017 at 14:34:02
Donald Dickson II I think somehow I managed to create two albums. I will just keep with comments on this one. LOL

So, I decided to do this closed up. The cargo area has OK detail, but if I had it open I would want to do a lot more with it. A LOT. And really, I am just not in the mood for that. So she stays closed. The detail in the cockpit is simply just seats. And not great ones. So I sprayed it black.

The landing gear attach to the outside of the inner tube. The look the part, but the attachments...I am going to have to be VERY VERY careful with it. I am not overly confident in their ability to handle ANY undue stress at all. Just about ready to do up the fuselage. Likely tomorrow.
13. September at 03:43:36
Greg Baker I feel the urge to poke you about the closed cargo area... mostly for selfish voyeuristic reasons.... but still...
13. September at 05:04:53
Donald Dickson II LOL Greg. I DO have plans for one in the future. We will see how it goes.
13. September at 13:47:17
Greg Baker Yes. Yes we shall...
13. September at 17:17:57
Donald Dickson II OK, so got the fuselage together. Fit was great except the front bottom. Considering everywhere else it went together fine, I am gonna say I managed to screw it up somehow. The gap is filled with this super glue. I will sand it and go back over it with Mr surfacer and sand that. Love it when I make work for myself.

While trying to get the front to fit right, I managed to knock out the windows in the nose. *sigh* So Micro Krystal Klear to the rescue.
17. September at 19:14:29
Donald Dickson II OK, mostly all together and first coat of primer. Now to go over it and see what more needs doing.
25. September at 23:51:20
Greg Baker Did you recover the windows? It looks pretty tight to me... no gaps or flaws visible.
26. September at 01:18:21
Donald Dickson II There are a couple you cant see in that one pic, but nothing major. The windows came out so so making them with krystal klear. Couldnt snag the plastic ones.
26. September at 03:38:04
Greg Baker Does that mean there's something rattling around inside... I hate that...
26. September at 04:32:01
Donald Dickson II No, they seem to have wedged somewhere thankfully. I have a couple where weights have come loose and those drive me nuts when I have to move them.
26. September at 21:19:48
Donald Dickson II OK, I set aside the fire truck and worked on this one for a bit. Its gray. LOL Need to fix a couple things and I will move on to the decals. While I was letting the gloss dry, I started on the engines. I built the internal part, then dry fit the assembly. Wont require a lot of fiddling it seems. Then I painted the parts. Final engine assembly later today.

Greg, I have a plan for doing another open. It involves lights and stuff, which should make you happy. ;)
04. November at 18:14:19
Greg Baker Whoooooo... I can't wait!
05. November at 01:40:33
Donald Dickson II LOL That wont be for a while though. I have other things loosely scheduled.
05. November at 01:42:37
Greg Baker No one likes a tease...
05. November at 01:44:49
Donald Dickson II You just dont know the right people. ;)
05. November at 03:42:46
Germen V good progress
05. November at 05:07:38
Donald Dickson II Germen, thank you. :)

It now has engines. And I need to do some work on where they attach to the wings. Too gappy for me.
14. November at 06:01:23
Martin Oostrom She looks great! For reasons I don't understand, I like this plane. Keep at it Donald
14. November at 23:34:19
Donald Dickson II Martin, IKR? She doesnt have the sleeker look of my old girl the 141. This broad is fat and kinda ugly, but appealing none the less. LOL
14. November at 23:55:06
Greg Baker She has a great personality... besides, I only read Scalemates for the articles... ;)
15. November at 01:54:03
15. November at 04:31:05
Robert Hall I hated riding in those things ! Air Force Pilot- "Prepare for Tactical Decent" Army Staff Sargent Bob - "What the Hell?" **** Assault Pack,M4 and anything else unsecured, Flatten on the roof ! Until ya hit the ground, and lets just say "Hope your Kevlar was on ! DAMN Jet Jocks ! LOL !
15. November at 04:37:58
Donald Dickson II That must be new. We NEVER did anything like that with the 141s. Our pilots and the rest of us were the epitome of professionalism.

I typed that without choking on my soda...
15. November at 04:44:12
Robert Hall -Best Dr Evil Impression- Riiiiiiiiiiight ! LOL
15. November at 04:48:51
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