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5 hours ago, Trigger said:

Hi Guys,

Making small babysteps ahead, all those details are very time consuming, put in the ribs in the rear of the plane with the hatch opening for the machine-gun,

one of the ribs doesn't line up very well, (to far inward), will take care of that later, also placed the ejector tube,

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Placed an oxygen bottle with some airlines made of lead wire in the cockpit area,

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placed an instrument panel with wiring in the nose section,

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and placed some other closets and a little table

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nose hatch fitted,

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worked on detailing some bulkheads , placed two folding seats and a fire extinguisher 

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well, that's about it for now, working myself through all the bits and pieces, (and there are a lot), so doesn't look like much but slowly I'll get there,

More to follow,

Frank

 

 

 

The more you post the more stunning your build gets. 
The way you build and detail your Catalina is simply amazing!

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I finally started on my cutaway Catalina from hph, it will be a real challenge, but I think this is a fantastic kit, and the Catalina is one of the most beautiful aircraft ever build. I won'

As promised here are some pictures of the construction of the wing section, primed the insides that will be visible Wing halves glued together, needless to say there was a

I've not seen too many builds of the cut away Cat. I was tempted often, but, it's to much for me. Keep up the great work. I'm sure you know about the one exhibited in NASM Pensacola Florida. Ch

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3 hours ago, Kaireckstadt said:

The more you post the more stunning your build gets. 
The way you build and detail your Catalina is simply amazing!

Thanks,

Your Mirage is also coming along nicely, (there are some interesting films on you tube with dog fights of the Israeli airforce with the Jordanian airforce, who flew with the hawker hunter at that time, although computer generated they give a good view of the capabilities of the Mirage, ( and their pilots), very interesting to see)

I love the Mirage III, one of my favorite aircraft, will be watching your build,

Frank

 

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15 minutes ago, Trigger said:

Thanks,

Your Mirage is also coming along nicely, (there are some interesting films on you tube with dog fights of the Israeli airforce with the Jordanian airforce, who flew with the hawker hunter at that time, although computer generated they give a good view of the capabilities of the Mirage, ( and their pilots), very interesting to see)

I love the Mirage III, one of my favorite aircraft, will be watching your build,

Frank

 

Thank you Frank for your feedback regarding my Mirage III!

I will for sure have a look at the videos on YouTube! Thanks for the tipp!

I will for sure go on following your awesome build here too! 
 

Hope the next update will come soon!

 

 

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On 3/8/2021 at 10:48 PM, Trigger said:

Thanks Peter,

Any news on your Sufa?

Hi Frank

Maybe in a few weeks but right now, the Mustang is keeping me busy plus I have two weeks of doctor appointment s coming up, that will surely ruin my day.

Peter

 

On 3/8/2021 at 10:48 PM, Trigger said:

 

 

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Hello Guys,

Time for a small update on the Catalina, I have been working on all kinds of bits and pieces, decide to install the blister and the machine-gun, see for yourself ,

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Ver time consuming to get all the parts together, cleaned an primed and painted, next step was to get the front of the blister against the fuselage. I decided to glue three little plasticard strips against the fuselage so I could get some kind of way to fixate the blister while I was glueing it, (used epoxy for this). So there I was sitting with my hand holding the blister in place while the epoxy dried for 5 minutes., but it worked..

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Primed the inside of the blister and painted it in interior green, afterwards it would be impossible,....

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Machine gun test fitted....

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That's it for now, still in the process of preparing all the parts to be installed inside the fuselage, so that's not going very fast, but with every part mounted it gets better, and the Cat is beginning to be a very tricky thing to  move about, constantly afraid of knocking something off...

Frank

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1 hour ago, Trigger said:

Hello Guys,

Time for a small update on the Catalina, I have been working on all kinds of bits and pieces, decide to install the blister and the machine-gun, see for yourself ,

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Ver time consuming to get all the parts together, cleaned an primed and painted, next step was to get the front of the blister against the fuselage. I decided to glue three little plasticard strips against the fuselage so I could get some kind of way to fixate the blister while I was glueing it, (used epoxy for this). So there I was sitting with my hand holding the blister in place while the epoxy dried for 5 minutes., but it worked..

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Primed the inside of the blister and painted it in interior green, afterwards it would be impossible,....

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Machine gun test fitted....

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That's it for now, still in the process of preparing all the parts to be installed inside the fuselage, so that's not going very fast, but with every part mounted it gets better, and the Cat is beginning to be a very tricky thing to  move about, constantly afraid of knocking something off...

Frank

That looks as if you could step in and operate the gun! Awesome ! 

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Hello Guys,

Time for a small update, have been working on all kinds of bits and pieces, see for yourself,

 

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put the instruments in for the engine operator

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Put in the window from where the engine operator could see both engines, lots of sanding and fitting

etc.

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Painted the wheel housing and the wheels

 

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Added hydraulic lines to the actuator cilinder that lowers the wheel, and also up again

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The Radio operator has his equipment now including head phones and morse key, added a wire on that one

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Some more radio equipment

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Added the pivot/hinge on the blister, nice piece of pe

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been busy with the bunks, the top one hangs from the overhead frames with belts

added a Cushion, made of milliput

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Still needs some paint work on the legs of the bottom bunk

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The front turret painted,

Well, that is it for now, still have tons of work to do, but I'am reaching the bottom of the parts box,

Until the next update,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Trigger said:

Hello Guys,

Time for a small update, have been working on all kinds of bits and pieces, see for yourself,

 

IMG_1558.jpg.e41239599ea42143782114f1c77524a4.jpg

IMG_1574.jpg.54dabc211107edc80ae60e89f8e32e86.jpg

put the instruments in for the engine operator

IMG_1559.jpg.6e4478f4641760caaa95f7c8cbc4073a.jpg

Put in the window from where the engine operator could see both engines, lots of sanding and fitting

etc.

IMG_1569.jpg.7fd84cd04c7a03fe5175ccb6dcd4ef5d.jpg

 

Painted the wheel housing and the wheels

 

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Added hydraulic lines to the actuator cilinder that lowers the wheel, and also up again

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The Radio operator has his equipment now including head phones and morse key, added a wire on that one

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Some more radio equipment

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Added the pivot/hinge on the blister, nice piece of pe

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been busy with the bunks, the top one hangs from the overhead frames with belts

added a Cushion, made of milliput

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Still needs some paint work on the legs of the bottom bunk

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The front turret painted,

Well, that is it for now, still have tons of work to do, but I'am reaching the bottom of the parts box,

Until the next update,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Awesome....!!! Kai 

I have a question: will it be a museum piece-cutaway or is there any other reason why you don’t weather any of the parts? 

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22 minutes ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Awesome....!!! Kai 

I have a question: will it be a museum piece-cutaway or is there any other reason why you don’t weather any of the parts? 

Hai Kai,

well, museum piece is not my goal, I just try to make it as decent as possible, if it were a complete aircraft I would certainly weather it, I am going for a "factory fresh" look with minimal weathering.

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Hello Guy's,

Here's an update on the Catalina, placed a bulkhead and glued it with epoxy for the necessary strength, 

see or yourself...

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prepared the fuselage for epoxy

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and glued in, next step was the cockpit area, fitted the windshield after numerous fitting and sanding, first had to cut the windshield in half,

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Went pretty good, then the roof of the cockpit , I placed the part on a "sausage " of blue tack, in order not to break the part while I was cutting, lined it all out with a piece of dymo tape, and voila.....

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a nice clean cut, and straight

Put the cooking plates between the two bulkheads 

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Then a lot of sanding and fitting for the windshield.....

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This was by no means an easy  task, this was still a test fit, had to do al lot more sanding....

Also sanded the complete fuselage, all the detail suddenly popped up, didn't ruin to much detail with the windshield, can easily be rescribed, glued the windshield with epoxy glue.

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some overall shots after sanding

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Couldn't resist to put the wing on it, (just test fitted ), to get an idea of the complete model,

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that's it for now, until the next update......

cheers,

Frank

 

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