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1.JaVA_LGorrit

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GeeBee Racer R (profile)
« on: September 12, 2013, 01:40:00 AM »
Hello gentlemen,

It has been a while since my last post.
Finally had time again to clean up the shed and make myself some hobby room.

Here is the progress on the GeeBee racer I have been working on:



More to follow.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2013, 02:18:58 AM by 1.JaVA_LGorrit »

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Re: GeeBee Racer R (profile)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 05:21:01 AM »
Nice profile model Gorrit. Good to see you back on line.

Lou

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 03:44:47 AM »
Thanks Lou.

I finished the project yesterday.
Had some time when the wife was out for the weekend  ;D

This photo was taken after priming:


This is me applying the paintscheme





And the final result:



Now it is time to think of a new project to work on  :-\

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Re: GeeBee Racer R (profile)
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 12:08:16 PM »
Very nice BeeGee Racer. Good job on the finish. Please post a few more pictures from different angles?

Lou

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Re: GeeBee Racer R (profile)
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 02:29:45 PM »
Cute model,nicely finished as well,well done sir.
Barry.

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Re: GeeBee Racer R (profile)
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 12:51:03 AM »
As requested, some different angles from the model.

I have not used any glue to assemble the model, it is all tight-fit.
One of the disadvantages of this technique, is that only half of the main wing can be painted before assembly.
Made the mistake in the past of painting the entire wing and then finding the paint smeared after assembly.
So the 2nd half of this wing was painted after assembly, which makes painting accurately more difficult.
I am not happy with the lettering on the bottom, but that is a minor detail.

Overall, I am satisfied with the result.

Thanks for all your nice comments, guys.






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Re: GeeBee Racer R (profile)
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 06:24:12 AM »
It looks great to me. You mentioned you wanted guidance in building scale models. Check out the post on Novice WWII ID Model Group Build. I will guide you through the entire project.

Lou

PS Thanks for the new photos.

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Re: GeeBee Racer R (profile)
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2013, 09:00:42 AM »
These models were shown in the old Aeromodeller,they were called 'flatties' also used for aircraft recognition purposes,Aeromodeller showed the Avro Manchester,they could be made from thick card as well.

To paint the model fully before assembly simply cut a slot in the fuselage from underneath,then paint the components,glue and slide in the cut out painted piece,all you have to then is touch up the  cut lines,easier than doing one wing.
Barry.