Novo 1/72 Ryan Spirit of St Louis

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Novo 1/72 Ryan Spirit of St Louis

Joined: October 4th, 2007, 7:26 am

June 1st, 2018, 5:01 am #1

Grabbed this little 'gem' from ModelNerds ... oh boy.

Kit came with no Decals, so I'll have to source them from somewhere else or create my own..

It was a pleasure to put this together.  There is a very simple cockpit, but you can't see anything, as there was no open cockpit or large clear parts to see in.
So, no interior was built or painted.

The rest fell together okay - some large mold seams that need to be scraped off.
some parts were fragile, sink holes and one large gap when the wing is joined to the fuselage.

i've used Vallejo Plastic Putty - finally in control of this stuff (watched a youtuber - learn how others use it)

Since I was sanding abit, I lost the texture on the nose, so out comes the liquid cement and tooth brush to rough it up again .

Its currently primed and drying, so while I wait, here is the only Pic I took (camera played up, there were more)

The plan is to paint the nose section with Tamiya X-32 and the rest of the body XF-16 and tone the main body with a very thinned Gunze H338 Light Gray.
From some of the photo's I've seen these colors are close to the preserved aircraft in the Air and Space Museum.



Thanks

cheers
Mark

"Who's the more foolish ? The fool or the fool that follows him ?"
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Joined: October 4th, 2007, 7:26 am

June 1st, 2018, 5:27 am #2

you won't believe it, I found the missing in progress pics 



Thanks

cheers
Mark

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Joined: April 25th, 2018, 11:44 am

June 13th, 2018, 2:54 am #3

Wow this brings back memories.

One fine day in 1977 I got my first ever pocket money and shortly afterwards did a stealthy flit from the house with my $1.50 burning a hole in my pocket. I made it alone across two busy intersections and beyond to the local hobby shop and returned nearly two hours later to a hysterical mother, clutching my Novo Spirit of St. Louis and .11c change. Just in time for a most painful whuppin’...
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Joined: May 14th, 2010, 9:17 pm

June 15th, 2018, 11:43 pm #4

William-Adair wrote: Wow this brings back memories.
 
One fine day in 1977 I got my first ever pocket money and shortly afterwards did a stealthy flit from the house with my $1.50 burning a hole in my pocket.  I made it alone across two busy intersections and beyond to the local hobby shop and returned nearly two hours later to a hysterical mother, clutching my Novo Spirit of St. Louis and .11c change.  Just in time for a most painful whuppin’...
sometimes Moms don't understand little boys and how important modeling can be 😆
Steve

From Curtiss JN-4 handbook:
…#14. Avoid that destructive disease known as "tinkeritis;" when the motor is working satisfactorily, leave it alone.
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Joined: March 22nd, 2018, 7:25 pm

June 16th, 2018, 7:14 pm #5

^ And later wives... :) ^

Nice work!
I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski
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