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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Thanks realtime, hope you can find more.

P,
That is EXACTLY what I'm looking for! Now, the rear and starboard side. I doubt there was much going on the starboard side but.......
I think the rear port door had something sticking out of it, hi intensity light or whatever.

Wings are skinned, came out very nice. The outer panel didn't quite get compressed on the end of the LE so I used a little yellow glue and tape to glue it done. The LE will be cut off and replaced with 1/2" balsa. I have the ends flush sanded. Here are some shots of the starboard wing with the proper anhedral and wing joiner tube & socket. Sweet!
Now they need LE & TE. I work on them when I return.

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Old Jul 23, 2012, 10:10 AM
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It depends on if its a "Shadow" or a "Stinger" as to what is @ the Rear Port side doorway.One model had a flare launcher.While others had night vision optics.
This might help> http://www.ac-119gunships.com/scrapb...stgrphl003.htm
More pix/info here > http://www.ac-119gunships.com/scrapbooks/scrapbooks.htm
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Found this > http://www.flickr.com/photos/96271493@N00/594771522/
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Great, I'll check them out! Thanks realtime.

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Old Jul 23, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Found this for you sorry that first one is not in English



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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Thanks Pinky! I saw that pic somewhere and forgot to bookmark it. The first one is a G model. Second one is perfect! Clears up a lot and the pics help too.
Man, lots of detail on this beast. I'll need to get crackin to have it done for Vegas. Probably be burning some midnight oil.

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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Sweet, I knew that would draw some experts!
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:57 PM
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amazing how stressed the metal skin on that looks. J you have your work cut out for doing all those rivets. I'm sure she will turn out just how you want.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 10:18 PM
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amazing how stressed the metal skin on that looks. J you have your work cut out for doing all those rivets. I'm sure she will turn out just how you want.
I don't know if it's anything similar to a B-52, but on the 52 the skin normally looks that way from the moment it rolls off the factory floor. The B-52's skin looks wrinkled when the aircraft is on the ground. In flight, the wrinkles disappear as the wing loading causes the wings and airframe to flex to in-flight configurations.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Subscribed! I'm in the middle of a build myself! Its gonna take me a while but you are giving me plenty of motivation! Keep at it! I'm excited to see how the project is coming along!
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 08:36 AM
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yeah...... I doubt those rivets get done. Every pic I see of the Boxcar shows the same oil canning on the fuse. Amazing. Poor things look like they were run hard and put up wet. So I guess if I have flaws in my FG fuse they will be scale. Maybe I shouldn't have sanded it so well?


"I don't know if it's anything similar to a B-52, but on the 52 the skin normally looks that way from the moment it rolls off the factory floor. The B-52's skin looks wrinkled when the aircraft is on the ground. In flight, the wrinkles disappear as the wing loading causes the wings and airframe to flex to in-flight configurations."

Now I'm sorry, but that's just a little scary!

Welcome aboard Airborne, hope you enjoy the ride.

I'm in Illinois in 103 degree temps and really missing my air conditioned shop.

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Old Jul 24, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Theres a reason it was nicked named the 'Widow Maker' by its pilots
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Out of Sight Cool project.......

110% great work and skills.....

Been watching this and I am at loss of words for how well you do what you do.

Cheers!!!

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Old Jul 24, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Nice work on the C119 john ! I see that your models are growing larger and larger, and can't help myself remembering your words about your "old eyes"... and realising my models are growing too...
The C119 remembers me an old project : The Nord 2501 Noratlas
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 04:33 PM
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Any known plans for the Nord? I used to jump out of these things during training. May well be a nice future "nostalgia" project.
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