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Old Dec 22, 2015, 11:28 AM
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My rebuild using Callie Graphics 325th FG "Mary Mac".

Plane was flown into a tree at a local High School but only damaged because of MY retrieval methods which I wont get into. In fact, I believe that was the first time I'd ever flown into a tree since starting out in R/C way back in 1979! I KNOW I've crashed every OTHER WAY possible!

All new airframe parts were bought then paint prep, electronics re-installed and graphics applied. The checkertail was easier to apply than I thought it would be. Just take care in planing, cutting and placement.

I was going to use "Voodoo" graphics but decided on these because my Grandfathers B-24 Squadron was escorted over Europe by various FG's to include the 325th Checktail Clan. But according to MY records, "Mary Mac" may not have shown up in theater until AFTER my Grandfathers missions (all 38) were done.

I know its been said many times but Callie Graphics puts out high quality products. Also, their website says that MANY MORE designs are coming for 2016!

Hope you like!
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Old Dec 22, 2015, 01:11 PM
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My rebuild using Callie Graphics 325th FG "Mary Mac".

Plane was flown into a tree at a local High School but only damaged because of MY retrieval methods which I wont get into. In fact, I believe that was the first time I'd ever flown into a tree since starting out in R/C way back in 1979! I KNOW I've crashed every OTHER WAY possible!

All new airframe parts were bought then paint prep, electronics re-installed and graphics applied. The checkertail was easier to apply than I thought it would be. Just take care in planing, cutting and placement.

I was going to use "Voodoo" graphics but decided on these because my Grandfathers B-24 Squadron was escorted over Europe by various FG's to include the 325th Checktail Clan. But according to MY records, "Mary Mac" may not have shown up in theater until AFTER my Grandfathers missions (all 38) were done.

I know its been said many times but Callie Graphics puts out high quality products. Also, their website says that MANY MORE designs are coming for 2016!

Hope you like!
That looks awesome!!! How did you get the checkered tail decal to conform so perfectly to all the curves and recessed lines? Is the decal waterslide or sticky back?
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Old Dec 22, 2015, 01:42 PM
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Thanks! It sticky back but I just followed Callies instructions.

It's not perfect and I had to fudge it a bit but I was able to clean it up with regular black sharpies. The squares on the fuselage on each side of the dorsal strake are hand drawn and fudged a bit.
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Old Dec 22, 2015, 02:28 PM
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Thanks! It sticky back but I just followed Callies instructions.

It's not perfect and I had to fudge it a bit but I was able to clean it up with regular black sharpies. The squares on the fuselage on each side of the dorsal strake are hand drawn and fudged a bit.
Well you did an outstanding job! Go have a cookie and feel good about the whole thing!!!!
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Old Dec 28, 2015, 09:04 AM
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Great job on the 'Mary Mac"

Heres my new "Meg" , after the "50 mission" look and the tailwheel mod , gonna maiden her in a gym fly-in this weds , i`m sure she`ll fly like the rest of the umx planes , which is great
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Old Dec 28, 2015, 04:55 PM
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Looks good!
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Old Dec 28, 2015, 04:58 PM
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Great job on the 'Mary Mac"

Heres my new "Meg" , after the "50 mission" look and the tailwheel mod , gonna maiden her in a gym fly-in this weds , i`m sure she`ll fly like the rest of the umx planes , which is great
Well done!! Would love to do that to my Meg eventually. Do you have a tutorial? I love that it's subtle and not overdone.
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Old Dec 28, 2015, 05:00 PM
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My guess is smudged pencil shavings....am I right? huh? huh?
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tks guys , Citadel shade "nuln oil" in all the panel lines , then a hint of black artist chalk ( rubbed over sandpaper to make a dust pile) over most of the airframe. (go very LIGHT)

when you put the "oil" in the panel lines , pull your finger over the panel line in the direction of airflow , gives it more realistic look ( remember , less is more , dont over do it )

you can get the Citadel "nuln oil" at hobby shops , its the stuff guys use to paint (wash) those game figures with ( it also comes in a brownish color , get that one too , great for a mud / shoe print look)

then a few paint chips made by a speck of silver here and there (prop , panel doors, black invasion stripes and the red flap "no step"markings

heck , half the fun is makin it look old and well used!

start on the bottom first , by the time your ready for the top of the plane , you`ll be an expert !
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tks guys , Citadel shade "nuln oil" in all the panel lines , then a hint of black artist chalk ( rubbed over sandpaper to make a dust pile) over most of the airframe. (go very LIGHT)

when you put the "oil" in the panel lines , pull your finger over the panel line in the direction of airflow , gives it more realistic look ( remember , less is more , dont over do it )

you can get the Citadel "nuln oil" at hobby shops , its the stuff guys use to paint (wash) those game figures with ( it also comes in a brownish color , get that one too , great for a mud / shoe print look)

then a few paint chips made by a speck of silver here and there (prop , panel doors, black invasion stripes and the red flap "no step"markings

heck , half the fun is makin it look old and well used!

start on the bottom first , by the time your ready for the top of the plane , you`ll be an expert !
Good stuff man! Thanks for the lesson.
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