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Joe

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Strombecker DC-3
« on: January 29, 2010, 09:20:50 PM »
Gents,

Another project that is underway is the restoration of a Strombecker DC-3.  Attached are photos of the as-received model.  For reasons of brevity, I have not included photos of the dismantled, sanded, and sanding-sealered model.  Instead, I have limited this exposition to three views of the model with its first coat of primer.

Perhaps of note is what I did with regard to the wing fillet.  Strombecker called for a piece of cardboard to serve that function.  That seemed a little out of character for a quality model.  So, I deviated from the instructions and made a fillet from a piece of 1/8" thick clear white pine.  I then glued and pegged it to the fuselage, added some plastic wood and faired the assembly to fuselage and wing.   Other than that, the re-assembly was very vanilla...

Now for more sanding, filling, priming, etc., etc., etc., etc....  And, of course, followed by the usual suspects....
Joe

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Re: Strombecker DC-3
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 09:57:26 AM »
Joe these old models and your sympathetic to period restorations are great,just enough work to bring them up to standard and preservation,woderful and keep up the good work.
Barry.

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Re: Strombecker DC-3
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 12:49:02 PM »
Barry,

Thanks for the kind words.  Since most of the members make models from scratch, I appreciate your indulging me in my passion.  I, too, have unbuilt kits that likely will remain that way forever.  I use them for their plans, paint schemes, and decals for reproduction.  It just seems to me that bringing back a neglected vintage model is worth the extra effort.  At present, my shop has a dozen or so of these discarded "toys" that await some TLC.  They will all keep me joyously busy for some time. 

And, just to get my Union Card properly punched I am now beginning the assembly process for my first scratch-built in 50 years.  In addition, I selecting a second such project to be started sometime around the Autumnal Equinox...

Thanks, again,

Joe