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Old Jan 13, 2009, 02:41 AM
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Looking great Doug, and will be a real hit when you get it all dressed out.

Have you one anymore on the Short Sky Van?

Ron
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 08:15 AM
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Wow! great job on the cockpit, gunner details. Paint job on the crew is awesome. I know that kind of paint detail take days to do (well at least for me)

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Old Jan 13, 2009, 08:58 AM
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Wow


I like the work so far and I think I know that guy that did the video he is a real pistol, likes to shoot off his mouth! Why did you guys elect him the president of your club? Ha Ha
Old Jan 13, 2009, 02:33 PM
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Doug


did you fiberglass the B-24?
Old Jan 13, 2009, 07:48 PM
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I did fiberglass the entire plane and then I used polycrylic (from Minwax) to glue it down
Old Jan 13, 2009, 07:51 PM
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more progress on the dressing up


The tail gunner and his turret.
Old Jan 13, 2009, 07:51 PM
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Tail gunner in position


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Turret for the tail gunner


Old Jan 13, 2009, 07:53 PM
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cockpit and pilots in the plane


Old Jan 13, 2009, 07:54 PM
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canopy masked and ready to paint.


Old Jan 13, 2009, 07:55 PM
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the bottom color is now on (grey)


I always mask and then paint the clear parts black before the final color so that it is dark on the inside of the frames to give it some depth.


Old Jan 13, 2009, 08:05 PM
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I like the work so far and I think I know that guy that did the video he is a real pistol, likes to shoot off his mouth! Why did you guys elect him the president of your club? Ha Ha
Nehoc,

Lord only knows why they appointed me president I hope you liked the video, I usually stay silent but everybody else was yacking I can't wait to get some inflight shots and video of the B-24 when it gets painted!

Ronnie
Old Jan 13, 2009, 09:59 PM
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Looks great Doug!! What color scheme are you using? My father-in-law was a crew member on a B-24 for quite some time before being shot down.

Keep up the nice work
Old Jan 13, 2009, 10:45 PM
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I am going to paint it in the tan (Dessert Pink) color of the planes that bombed the oil refinery in Ploesti Romania. I am going to try and paint the nose art of "Grumpy" on it but we shall see as it comes together.
Old Jan 13, 2009, 11:16 PM
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the sky van


The sky van was really just to gain some skill with the foam and it was more of a fluke that it flew so well but it is alive and well in my garage and I still fly it often. I am not planing to do anything else to it but I did put lights on it to fly at night and it has brought the cops to my house more than once now wondering what was in the air around our hood.
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Looking great Doug, and will be a real hit when you get it all dressed out.

Have you one anymore on the Short Sky Van?

Ron


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