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Posted by stughagen78 | Nov 27, 2011 @ 12:01 PM | 2,565 Views
I received an HK P-51D Mustang for my birthday this year and couldn't wait to mod it and give airbrushing a try for the first time. I decided I wanted to remake Bud Anderson's P-51 "Old Crow". I first measured the model and compared to real specs of 51 and found it to be about 1/12th scale. I started drawing up my decals in Adobe Illustrator and picked out my Model Master Acryl paints. I used Olive Drab for top and Dark Gull Gray for bottom and used FolkArt paints for white, black, yellow, and red details. The plane is all stock put my own Spektrum 6100 added a HXT9g servo on wing for drop tank mod and I'm flying her on Rhino 1750's 3S 25C lipos. I get about 8-9min flights at mostly WOT....Continue Reading
Posted by stughagen78 | Nov 23, 2011 @ 10:13 AM | 2,260 Views
Here are some drawings I've done in Adobe Photoshop. I'll add as I make more.
Posted by stughagen78 | May 30, 2011 @ 10:46 PM | 3,121 Views
I bought a new fuse and decided while I was at it to upgrade the electronics and went with one of my favorite paint schemes from a French Rafale for Tiger Meet. Did the gradient using Testor's Model Master rattle cans then free hand painted the stripes on top. The 8 led nav lights are the HK cheapies but I've used them before and add a very nice detail to a model and actually help when flying at dusk. The drop tanks I fashioned out of foam poles bought at Hobby Lobby in a pack of 3 probably about 3' long and then sanded to desired length and shape. All in all I think the paint scheme and lights definitely help on orientation and keeping me always sure of what direction my plane is headed
Posted by stughagen78 | Feb 21, 2011 @ 03:17 PM | 2,959 Views
Here is my newly painted Phase 3 F-16. It really is a stable flyer and I think it's my favorite plane to fly now....Continue Reading
Posted by stughagen78 | Oct 08, 2009 @ 12:26 PM | 4,002 Views
I took a few angeled shots of my F4U Corsair "Jiv'n Jamie" to mess around with in Adobe Photoshop. The sun hasn't been out for over a week so if I can't fly I might as well let my F4U do some sorties over Pacific islands. Here are a few results of my work.
Posted by stughagen78 | Oct 04, 2009 @ 09:16 PM | 4,281 Views
Using the scale comparison I made, I've designed gear bays for my F4U. I printed them on 8.5 X 11 label paper, the doors I stuck to 1/16th balsa sheet and cut them out and then painted the balsa side white. The bays I just cut out and applied to my wing, then a little foam safe glue and the doors were attached. This is the result when I was finished.

Below are the pdf files for printing your own ArtTech or BlitzRCworks Corsair gear bays. The pdf's include both left and right bays, doors, and machine gun ports for both wings. Enjoy!

By viewer requests, I've added scaled versions for the Parkzone F4U as well.

Anyone applying these, please send me pictures. I'd love to see what ya'll do with them.