Well there's no turning back now: Rivets on the Ventura...

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Well there's no turning back now: Rivets on the Ventura...

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:59 am

March 15th, 2012, 2:45 pm #1

Armed with the Paul Matt drawings and spending a couple of evenings sitting in front of the TV with The Pacific DVDs playing, I've managed get the right upper wing all riveted:





I figure if I get the wings out of the way first, the fuselage and tail planes should be a snap.

And as always, questions and criticism welcome.

Cheers,
Tony
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Joined: January 26th, 2006, 10:38 pm

March 15th, 2012, 3:02 pm #2

'My' only criticism...

Your bonkers!

Fantastic work Tony! I don't see one rivet out of place...

We stole the eagle from the Air Force, the anchor from the Navy, and the rope from the Army.
On the seventh day while God rested, we overran his perimeter, stole the globe, and we've been running the whole show ever since.

Semper Fi, Don
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Semper Fi, Don
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March 15th, 2012, 3:05 pm #3

Armed with the Paul Matt drawings and spending a couple of evenings sitting in front of the TV with The Pacific DVDs playing, I've managed get the right upper wing all riveted:





I figure if I get the wings out of the way first, the fuselage and tail planes should be a snap.

And as always, questions and criticism welcome.

Cheers,
Tony
...you have 46.  Other than that it looks pretty good!  

Do you still use the homemade tool from one of your articles (P-47?)?  I'm about to attempt my first full rivet job soon, I've done a little bit of re-riveting on pre-riveted kits so far, which I've found easier with the one-at-a-time method, but think a wheeled tool may be better for un-riveted kits. 
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Joined: June 19th, 2011, 12:17 am

March 15th, 2012, 3:10 pm #4

Armed with the Paul Matt drawings and spending a couple of evenings sitting in front of the TV with The Pacific DVDs playing, I've managed get the right upper wing all riveted:





I figure if I get the wings out of the way first, the fuselage and tail planes should be a snap.

And as always, questions and criticism welcome.

Cheers,
Tony
I don't think you saw much of The Pacific! That is outstanding!!
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Joined: April 25th, 2011, 2:27 pm

March 15th, 2012, 3:14 pm #5

'My' only criticism...

Your bonkers!

Fantastic work Tony! I don't see one rivet out of place...

We stole the eagle from the Air Force, the anchor from the Navy, and the rope from the Army.
On the seventh day while God rested, we overran his perimeter, stole the globe, and we've been running the whole show ever since.

Semper Fi, Don
That's NOT criticism, it's an 'observation'!! LOL!! N/T
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Joined: April 4th, 2006, 7:00 pm

March 15th, 2012, 3:43 pm #6

Armed with the Paul Matt drawings and spending a couple of evenings sitting in front of the TV with The Pacific DVDs playing, I've managed get the right upper wing all riveted:





I figure if I get the wings out of the way first, the fuselage and tail planes should be a snap.

And as always, questions and criticism welcome.

Cheers,
Tony
n/t
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:45 am

March 15th, 2012, 4:35 pm #7

Armed with the Paul Matt drawings and spending a couple of evenings sitting in front of the TV with The Pacific DVDs playing, I've managed get the right upper wing all riveted:





I figure if I get the wings out of the way first, the fuselage and tail planes should be a snap.

And as always, questions and criticism welcome.

Cheers,
Tony
...it looks great but when Trumpeter (and some others) do this a cry goes out,"too many rivets' or "too big of rivets". But then a kit comes out that has none the 'need' to put them on happens. Like I said I like what you have done.

Dry fit, don't fit, fix fit.

Google IS your friend.

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Joined: October 22nd, 2005, 9:08 pm

March 15th, 2012, 4:36 pm #8

Armed with the Paul Matt drawings and spending a couple of evenings sitting in front of the TV with The Pacific DVDs playing, I've managed get the right upper wing all riveted:





I figure if I get the wings out of the way first, the fuselage and tail planes should be a snap.

And as always, questions and criticism welcome.

Cheers,
Tony
Whoa. Dude.

:D
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Joined: January 27th, 2004, 6:45 am

March 15th, 2012, 4:51 pm #9

Armed with the Paul Matt drawings and spending a couple of evenings sitting in front of the TV with The Pacific DVDs playing, I've managed get the right upper wing all riveted:





I figure if I get the wings out of the way first, the fuselage and tail planes should be a snap.

And as always, questions and criticism welcome.

Cheers,
Tony
nice start
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Joined: March 6th, 2005, 3:23 am

March 15th, 2012, 5:48 pm #10

Armed with the Paul Matt drawings and spending a couple of evenings sitting in front of the TV with The Pacific DVDs playing, I've managed get the right upper wing all riveted:





I figure if I get the wings out of the way first, the fuselage and tail planes should be a snap.

And as always, questions and criticism welcome.

Cheers,
Tony
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