Author Topic: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - April 1935 MAN - completed 24 DEC 2016  (Read 1144 times)

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Boomerang

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  Been on the list for a while.

 Had some time at home and started this

 Cheers

 Gordon
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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 02:50:28 PM »
You have a wonderful list of projects. This will be another winner Gordon.

Lou

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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2016, 03:37:41 PM »

 It's a little bit different.

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 Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016, 01:59:10 PM »
Nice work Gordon, another unusual subject. regards Paul J.

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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2016, 01:43:45 AM »

 Thank You , Paul

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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 03:54:18 PM »

 Some progress.

 Propeller made from bamboo chopstick.

 The picture is a bit warts and all. The filler at the front of the cockpit is for the gun covers. On the wings its for the nav lights and landing light.

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 Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 06:22:02 PM »
Moving along quite nicely. Thanks for the updates.

Lou

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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2016, 12:54:10 AM »

 Thanks Lou

 Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2016, 03:13:48 AM »
Looking good Gordon, it's surprising what you can use to make parts. Regards Paul J.

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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2016, 07:35:49 AM »

 I think that's half the fun of it. Keeps the grey matter a wee bit more active.
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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2016, 09:32:40 PM »

 Still trying to get the breech covers "right".

 General tidying up around engine etc..,

 Will put a picture when some worthwhile progress has been made.

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 Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2016, 11:13:46 AM »
Looking forward to the progress photos.

Lou

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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2016, 10:52:26 PM »

  Picture of both the D-XXI and XFT-1.

 The D- XXI is slightly out of focus. :(

  Started painting the D-XXI.

  On the XFT-1 the breech cover is nearly "right ".
  A coat of light grey has been applied.

  Cheers

 Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2016, 08:50:30 PM »


 Some further work done.

 The engine was made using one from an old "Texan"kit.
 Having no Plasticine I utilised a wad of "Blue Tac" made an impression of it. Used some olive oil as a release agent and mixed up some two part epoxy.
 Bit more work required. The breech covers are now deemed as Ok. Coat of Chrome yellow applied. ( didn't wait long enough- there is a finger print).
 Just leaves the mass balances and radio mast  to be made .

 cheers

  Gordon

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Re: 1/48 Northrop XFT-1 commenced 14/8/16 - from April 1935 MAN
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2016, 04:46:29 PM »
Looking great.

Lou