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Garage is almost ready.  The final tabletop adjustments are being made and I've built some shelving under the table too.  My wing kit arrives this week and I'll ne able to get it next Saturday.   My first ever fathers day as a father and my gift is my ultimate dream project arriving! We have decided on a base concept for our color scheme. With my father's background in the Marines including Marine aviation, we looked into how to involve Marine Corps aviation.   So, we have decided to honor VMO-6 by painting our plane in a scheme similar to theirs.  They flew in support of Okinawa and then later The Chosin Reservoir.   What better squadron to use as a Marine bird!? Itll be wearing a similar scheme to what the OY-1s wore during The Chosin Reservoir battle, with a slightly modified blue color and possibly our own nose art.

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And we're off! I picked up the wing kit today and got it in the garage.   Now comes parts inventory and then going over the plans and preparing to start.  Heres an overview of on the the blue prints.   This one isnt full scale,  but an overview of the wing.

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1 hour ago, Martinnfb said:

This is so exciting to follow. Thank you for sharing your passion Tony, I’m genuinely happy for you. Dreams come true sometimes :)

Totally agree !!.....harv

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Made in Canada !!?? Geez, so was I !! :rofl:  ( quality product there , buddy ! :rolleyes: ) Does little "Cubby" get to come out and watch dad and Grandpa work too??  How is the little one doing??

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Wing ribs are coming along nicely.  I'm able to get one a day built as long as I'm home.  I've got 6 ribs and 2 false ribs built.  Now I'm starting on the jig to build the wing spar.  Shes just a big ol' model airplane.  Trim, fit, sand, glue.

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7 hours ago, Jeff said:

Lookin good Tony, I hope Cubbie is lending a hand...

She likes to go out and look, but its been too hot for her to spend any appreciable time out there.  I have found a cub to fly till mine is built, so her first flight hopefully will be in a Cub.

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On 8/5/2021 at 3:32 PM, TJTX said:

She likes to go out and look, but its been too hot for her to spend any appreciable time out there.  I have found a cub to fly till mine is built, so her first flight hopefully will be in a Cub.

So sweet !

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Steve

Way to go -

Building a homebuilt was always my dream and back in 1971 I bought plans for a Throp T-18 and that's as far as I ever got. Way too young, no space - we rented a town house in those days and life just flew by and so did my dream. Keep posting as much as you can as I'm now living my dream through your build. At 73 and not in the best of health, my flying days are long over but the memories are still there.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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Thanks Peter.  I figured you gotta just jump in at some point and figure it out as I go.  I downloaded and taught myself how to use a graphic design software so I could better layout my color scheme.   Changed my mind a ton but I've settled on this.

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Very cool. Reminds me of my many attempts at building balsa models in the 70's of

which only one I completed; A Stirling models Boeing P 26 Peashooter . That

was before laser cut balsa parts. I'd like to try one of the new kits but I bet butryate

dope isn't politically correct these days. Anyway,..... I'm probably drifting from the point..I

know yours is a full scale plane.... It must be the exposure to the model airplane dope

when I was a kid. Did I tell you I made balsa models as a kid? Yes? Oh look! A badger!

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