APTGB SB2C WIP, scritch scritch scratch scratch

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APTGB SB2C WIP, scritch scritch scratch scratch

Joined: July 8th, 2008, 10:57 am

November 21st, 2011, 7:55 am #1

Hi all! I've just gotten back from been away in Kunming for the past two week with very limited time to be on line. Some lovely work going on here; sorry not to have been able to post more comments.

I always get a bit of a thrill going to Kunming, realizing that the Flying Tigers (led by John Wayne, of course, and flying 3/4 sized cardboard P-40s) were based there. Although naturally I didn't see any P-40s, one day I did get to see an An-2 growling slowly overhead.

This afternoon I started on the task I've been dreading: scribing the Helldiver. In the past I've only ever done minor bits of scribing, like restoring panel lines lost when fixing seams, and I've never done a particularly good job. This time it's the whole nine yards, the full Monty, a shebang-ful of whole enchiladas. This was sure not to be pretty, but I had to try sometime, so out came the Dymo tape, needle and pin-vise.

I first drew the lines in with a fine mechanical pencil to make sure I had things straight and in the right place. I used the very excellent Academy kit as my guide, although simplified things a bit. I then had at it with the needle:



Faaaaar from perfect, but as you'll note I started with the bottom to gain experience. After I recover from the trauma I'll tackle the top and fuselage.

Stuart
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Joined: March 26th, 2009, 10:54 pm

November 21st, 2011, 8:27 am #2

...that kit has come a lo-o-ong way...

Regards,
Adrian
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Joined: February 26th, 2002, 4:32 am

November 21st, 2011, 8:47 am #3

Hi all! I've just gotten back from been away in Kunming for the past two week with very limited time to be on line. Some lovely work going on here; sorry not to have been able to post more comments.

I always get a bit of a thrill going to Kunming, realizing that the Flying Tigers (led by John Wayne, of course, and flying 3/4 sized cardboard P-40s) were based there. Although naturally I didn't see any P-40s, one day I did get to see an An-2 growling slowly overhead.

This afternoon I started on the task I've been dreading: scribing the Helldiver. In the past I've only ever done minor bits of scribing, like restoring panel lines lost when fixing seams, and I've never done a particularly good job. This time it's the whole nine yards, the full Monty, a shebang-ful of whole enchiladas. This was sure not to be pretty, but I had to try sometime, so out came the Dymo tape, needle and pin-vise.

I first drew the lines in with a fine mechanical pencil to make sure I had things straight and in the right place. I used the very excellent Academy kit as my guide, although simplified things a bit. I then had at it with the needle:



Faaaaar from perfect, but as you'll note I started with the bottom to gain experience. After I recover from the trauma I'll tackle the top and fuselage.

Stuart
Hmmm .... coming along nicely, don't make them too wide. n/t
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Joined: July 8th, 2008, 10:57 am

November 21st, 2011, 10:06 am #4

...because I first drew them in with ink. I switched to pencil on the wings, which I then erased and this shows the true width better. I used just a single pass of the needle with only moderate pressure, so I have hopes that they will look nice and fine (even if not always straight!) after painting and washing.

Stuart
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Joined: January 19th, 2009, 9:11 am

November 21st, 2011, 8:07 pm #5

Hi all! I've just gotten back from been away in Kunming for the past two week with very limited time to be on line. Some lovely work going on here; sorry not to have been able to post more comments.

I always get a bit of a thrill going to Kunming, realizing that the Flying Tigers (led by John Wayne, of course, and flying 3/4 sized cardboard P-40s) were based there. Although naturally I didn't see any P-40s, one day I did get to see an An-2 growling slowly overhead.

This afternoon I started on the task I've been dreading: scribing the Helldiver. In the past I've only ever done minor bits of scribing, like restoring panel lines lost when fixing seams, and I've never done a particularly good job. This time it's the whole nine yards, the full Monty, a shebang-ful of whole enchiladas. This was sure not to be pretty, but I had to try sometime, so out came the Dymo tape, needle and pin-vise.

I first drew the lines in with a fine mechanical pencil to make sure I had things straight and in the right place. I used the very excellent Academy kit as my guide, although simplified things a bit. I then had at it with the needle:



Faaaaar from perfect, but as you'll note I started with the bottom to gain experience. After I recover from the trauma I'll tackle the top and fuselage.

Stuart
Very nicely looking so far, and I like the PRO look of your pin vise - it did possibly help You will get used to scribing, I am sure

Please keep posting WIP shots, that is really encouraging to slackers like me.

Regards,
Peter

P.S. Is that DYMO tape Chinese-made? I am asking because it's red, and I've only ever seen blue ))
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Joined: November 4th, 2005, 4:54 am

November 21st, 2011, 9:07 pm #6

Hi all! I've just gotten back from been away in Kunming for the past two week with very limited time to be on line. Some lovely work going on here; sorry not to have been able to post more comments.

I always get a bit of a thrill going to Kunming, realizing that the Flying Tigers (led by John Wayne, of course, and flying 3/4 sized cardboard P-40s) were based there. Although naturally I didn't see any P-40s, one day I did get to see an An-2 growling slowly overhead.

This afternoon I started on the task I've been dreading: scribing the Helldiver. In the past I've only ever done minor bits of scribing, like restoring panel lines lost when fixing seams, and I've never done a particularly good job. This time it's the whole nine yards, the full Monty, a shebang-ful of whole enchiladas. This was sure not to be pretty, but I had to try sometime, so out came the Dymo tape, needle and pin-vise.

I first drew the lines in with a fine mechanical pencil to make sure I had things straight and in the right place. I used the very excellent Academy kit as my guide, although simplified things a bit. I then had at it with the needle:



Faaaaar from perfect, but as you'll note I started with the bottom to gain experience. After I recover from the trauma I'll tackle the top and fuselage.

Stuart
Greg in OK
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Joined: July 8th, 2008, 10:57 am

November 22nd, 2011, 12:23 am #7

Very nicely looking so far, and I like the PRO look of your pin vise - it did possibly help You will get used to scribing, I am sure

Please keep posting WIP shots, that is really encouraging to slackers like me.

Regards,
Peter

P.S. Is that DYMO tape Chinese-made? I am asking because it's red, and I've only ever seen blue ))
I've never found Dymo tape here; this is from a load I brought back from a trip to the US. It does in fact come in a variety of colors. Great stuff. I dread the day they stop making it.

Stuart
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Joined: April 26th, 2006, 10:40 pm

November 22nd, 2011, 2:16 am #8

Hi all! I've just gotten back from been away in Kunming for the past two week with very limited time to be on line. Some lovely work going on here; sorry not to have been able to post more comments.

I always get a bit of a thrill going to Kunming, realizing that the Flying Tigers (led by John Wayne, of course, and flying 3/4 sized cardboard P-40s) were based there. Although naturally I didn't see any P-40s, one day I did get to see an An-2 growling slowly overhead.

This afternoon I started on the task I've been dreading: scribing the Helldiver. In the past I've only ever done minor bits of scribing, like restoring panel lines lost when fixing seams, and I've never done a particularly good job. This time it's the whole nine yards, the full Monty, a shebang-ful of whole enchiladas. This was sure not to be pretty, but I had to try sometime, so out came the Dymo tape, needle and pin-vise.

I first drew the lines in with a fine mechanical pencil to make sure I had things straight and in the right place. I used the very excellent Academy kit as my guide, although simplified things a bit. I then had at it with the needle:



Faaaaar from perfect, but as you'll note I started with the bottom to gain experience. After I recover from the trauma I'll tackle the top and fuselage.

Stuart
Nice job Stuart. Like everything else here., the more ya do, the better ya get...

Thanks,
Allan

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Joined: April 2nd, 2007, 11:33 pm

November 22nd, 2011, 6:36 pm #9

Hi all! I've just gotten back from been away in Kunming for the past two week with very limited time to be on line. Some lovely work going on here; sorry not to have been able to post more comments.

I always get a bit of a thrill going to Kunming, realizing that the Flying Tigers (led by John Wayne, of course, and flying 3/4 sized cardboard P-40s) were based there. Although naturally I didn't see any P-40s, one day I did get to see an An-2 growling slowly overhead.

This afternoon I started on the task I've been dreading: scribing the Helldiver. In the past I've only ever done minor bits of scribing, like restoring panel lines lost when fixing seams, and I've never done a particularly good job. This time it's the whole nine yards, the full Monty, a shebang-ful of whole enchiladas. This was sure not to be pretty, but I had to try sometime, so out came the Dymo tape, needle and pin-vise.

I first drew the lines in with a fine mechanical pencil to make sure I had things straight and in the right place. I used the very excellent Academy kit as my guide, although simplified things a bit. I then had at it with the needle:



Faaaaar from perfect, but as you'll note I started with the bottom to gain experience. After I recover from the trauma I'll tackle the top and fuselage.

Stuart
My Helldiver will need the same treatment so I'm watching yours closely. I agree with Allan...looks just fine to me!

Well done and keep on posting.

Regards,

Dan From Tacoma, Washington USA
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:06 pm

November 22nd, 2011, 9:54 pm #10

Hi all! I've just gotten back from been away in Kunming for the past two week with very limited time to be on line. Some lovely work going on here; sorry not to have been able to post more comments.

I always get a bit of a thrill going to Kunming, realizing that the Flying Tigers (led by John Wayne, of course, and flying 3/4 sized cardboard P-40s) were based there. Although naturally I didn't see any P-40s, one day I did get to see an An-2 growling slowly overhead.

This afternoon I started on the task I've been dreading: scribing the Helldiver. In the past I've only ever done minor bits of scribing, like restoring panel lines lost when fixing seams, and I've never done a particularly good job. This time it's the whole nine yards, the full Monty, a shebang-ful of whole enchiladas. This was sure not to be pretty, but I had to try sometime, so out came the Dymo tape, needle and pin-vise.

I first drew the lines in with a fine mechanical pencil to make sure I had things straight and in the right place. I used the very excellent Academy kit as my guide, although simplified things a bit. I then had at it with the needle:



Faaaaar from perfect, but as you'll note I started with the bottom to gain experience. After I recover from the trauma I'll tackle the top and fuselage.

Stuart
you certainly nailed it. It looks very good indeed Stuart.

Cheers, Vic
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