Following! Something you do not see built often.
Me too. Few years ago I built it...and gave to my friends' son. But I've purchased the next kit😄
Yes, very rare subject.
Extremely cool looking though.
Thanks for your interest - I hope I will do justice to the subject!
The separate trailing edges having been attached to the wings, I now face the dreaded task of filling the resulting gaps and differences in level without destroying the nicely-moulded corrugations. Why the kit was designed this way is unfathomable to me.
That's one of the fundamental never-to-be-answered questions of our (modellers' I mean 🙂) reality... What is more, some lenghts of these parts are supposed to represent the ailerons. Keep my fingers crossed!
Yes, the separation at the ailerons at least is fine - I certainly will not mess around with that!
Well done so far.
Thanks - I am contemplating simply covering the gap between the leading and trailing wing segments with 1mm tape - it will not be prototypical, but it is likely to look a lot better than any filling I can do, given the corrugated surfaces.
Gaps filled and lightly sanded, but the result is hideous, as can be seen from the photo of the undersurfaces. We are going to go with the tape (2mm in the end) and pretend that the wings needed to be strengthened after one of the many crashes.
Either that, or modify exhaust and landing gear, get the Blue Rider decals, and do the Tintin aeroplane...
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Only problem so far is that the two openings for the split windshield are different in size and shape...
That's a fun vintage kit
Still filing away at the windshield openings...
Good Morning, Mark Only one photo!!! Fascinated with the kit/build. Please keep posting!! Catch Ya, Logan
$hit happens, but I do hope you'll persevere!
Oh, yes - sharpening a toothpick now...
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So I painted it with a Krylon rattle can, but managed to produce a few bubbles on the roof and the hood. Polishing and respraying will be next. And yes, painting before assembly would have been the sensible thing to do, but that option was foreclosed because I soldered the cab and frame together 50 years ago...
...and I am now embarrassed to say that the result is an unholy mess, since the paint seeped under the tape and also reacted with the adhesive to produce blobs of red goo. I suppose I will try scraping it off the places where it doesn't belong, and repriming those areas. If that doesn't work I shall have to strip it all off and start again - perhaps masking with fluid would be better. Live and learn.
Good Morning, Mark Interested in the tool, would it still be available??? Catch Ya, Logan
Yes, it is. Somehow the site is not letting me enter an asking price - but how about CAD $100 including postage. Still sealed in original box.
Good Morning, Mark Thanks, sounds great. Please hold for a fortnight, will be in Toon Town and could pick it up to save the postage. Catch Ya, Logan Post Script: Check Pay Pal
OK - thanks !
So the story on this is that it was on back order for so long that I gave up on ever getting it, and got a similar tool from the Small Shop in the US (which arrived promptly). Then, of course, this one showed up - doesn't make sense to send it back, and I certainly don't need two!
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I have a copy of the book now, too. Thankfully it has rekindled my interest in trying to make something of this kit.
...and have changed the picture again...
I will keep my fingers crossed for the effect 🙂 and the book is worth its price - the second volume a bit less but still. (I hope I was not too annoying with my remarks on the photo, if I was - I am very sorry...)
Not annoying at all - at least I am now attuned to the differences among the prototypes!
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It seemed easiest to attach both upper wing surfaces first, but we shall see soon enough whether that was a good idea.
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I see you are into 1/87 Jordan Products vehicles. Are you an HO model railroader? I was at one point and I have plenty of kits left-over. When I saw your "Started" with the 1923 truck, my brain twigged that I have something in that line that I have never used. I searched for it and found it: 1920 Ford Center Door Sedan (model #360-226). Since my era was 1970-1980s, I never found a use for this. You can certainly have it if you want! Let me know!
Thanks for the offer - I do have a small switching module, which is mostly an excuse for getting Sunshine Models and Westerfield kits (and even building some). That said, my era is supposed to be 1940-1955, so the 1920 sedan is not really a good fit for me, either...
Good Morning, Mark Okay, I'll bite!! Where did this one come from???? A 1955 kit of a Kenworth Semi??? How cool is that?? Catch Ya, Logan
Perhaps not surprisingly, it came out of the basement. If memory serves, I got it when I was 11 years old - so i figure it's time to build the thing.
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Good Morning, Mark Thanks so Much!!!! Catch Ya, Logan
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