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gera

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C-46
« on: April 30, 2008, 10:02:11 AM »
Who does not know the C-46!!!!!!!!.....it was Big!!!!! for WW2 standards. I  flew one of them from Guatemala to Tegusigalpa once. A Sahsa Airlines one, when we were to land at destination the pilot went around the airport (Black Cross) for around 6 times.....the hydraulics in the landing gear went to hell and they had to pump down by hand the landing gear....quite a feat with a crank that looked like and old wind up toy key.....Several passengers were asked to take turns!!!!! I was one of them!!!!!!!...Jesus Perez!!!! I was scared......This was around 1965.....They flew on and on and on, am sure somewhere there is one still flying. If an engine went on take off it was a gonner, the other engine simply pulled and the fat guy flipped instanstaniously, I have not heard of any pilot recovering......









































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Re: C-46
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 08:38:57 AM »
Beautiful model, Gera.

I had a friend in college whose father was a B-24 flight engineer in China-Burma-India during the war. He said they used to refer to the  C-46 as "the Bleeding Whale" because it habitually leaked hydraulic fluid so bad...

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Re: C-46
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 11:49:22 AM »
My dad used to fly the Air Force C-47 (different plane than the C-46) from time to time, and he said the tower called him on the radio to tell him it looked like he had an engine fire.  It turned out to be a "normal" oil leak.  He said that they frequently were forced to land at the nearest field, not because they were low on fuel, but because they were low on oil.

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Re: C-46
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 12:54:46 PM »
Nice model Gera,

I'm particularly impressed with the aerial shot. How did you do it.

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Re: C-46
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 03:17:36 PM »
And nice job with the chrome paint.  To anyone who hasn't tried a metallic finish, they are really difficult!

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Re: C-46
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 08:12:28 AM »
Nice model Gera,

I'm particularly impressed with the aerial shot. How did you do it.

Hi Cliff..........

So you liked the "aerial shot"?......its a 5 minute job or less.
Take a pic of the model----then import it to your "Paint program"...import a "sky" background, "Cut around the model" with the cutting tool in the program, copy it and paste to your background...........that´s all.
Depending on what program you use, it gives you all kinds of tools to do all kinds of things to the newly created "aerial shot".....I use, what I think its very good and cheap,,,," Photoimpact" its been around since 98 and its now in its 12th version!!!!!...you can download a sample for 30 days free.
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Re: C-46
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008, 08:19:51 AM »
And nice job with the chrome paint.  To anyone who hasn't tried a metallic finish, they are really difficult!

Garet

Hi guys.....the secret to a "perfect" metallic finish.....a visit to your hardware store and around a buck and a half!!!!.....now that oil is up maybe 3 bucks!!!!!!!!



Good quality "Chrome Paint Spray".......................That´ll do it! :D :D :D...................further a do:
After it´s really dry!!!!( a week or more) just "rub" slightly with your thumb over the surface and the " shinny chrome" will acquire the "real metal look" of the real aircraft.................... ;)
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