Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Iain (32SIG)

1:32 Lockheed EC-121K Constellation/Warning Star

Recommended Posts

So nice to see this still moving forward Iain. 

Durjng my tine away from modelling and BM it has alwyas stuck with me and i often found myself thinking how you and it were doing. 

Stunning stuff , its imcredible to see it next to one of the HK forts . 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had forgotten all about this one, good to see it rise up again, a Phoenix project if ever there was one

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Of course there will be room at Telford, Tom's Shack is in winter strorage, so lots of space!

It's not as if you have to go far for reference material either.....if you can persuade those lazy gits to open up for you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi gang - thanks for chipping in everyone - it's the banter that keeps me going - I think...

 

Probably another update tomorrow - deffo on a bit of a roll - so I should embrace the enthusiasm I have - while it lasts!

 

Working on her at the mo - getting wings ready to bond - all gettIng a bit scary - and BiG.

 

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lots more progress - with wings fitted and bonded with another 2 Oz of 30 min Epoxy - excellent stuff!

 

48b427_fc8475cc90b24c41a5d17bd85fcafa52~

 

48b427_b0d322f7f78b42e7a3c39c104ae89ae0~

 

48b427_06d031994e3e4e618f3ad97d2b2484e2~

 

48b427_44904e33e8a4452dbb2f5f15a9e73b5e~

 

 

Need to adjust the mounts for the tip tanks - a little nose high at the mo - but easily fixed!

 

Have fun!

 

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was just thinking about radio controlled gliders and slope-soarers there as I looked at the pictures....

Quite a bit of resin in there, though!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anyone's @ Telford a very rough and ready airframe is on display on our stand in Hall 1 (32SIG/Large Scale Planes - near the Airfix stand).

 

Come and say 'hello'. :)

 

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just saw this, one of my favorite aircraft to. The only thing better than a Connie model is a bigger Connie model. I'm going to watch this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all,

 

Connie seemed to go down well at Telford - and sparked a lot of interesting conversations, including with Mirek at HpH who's still planning a 1:32 Constellation in the future - in civil airliner guise.

 

Was great to see Tom's Shack up close and personal - we were thinking that it would be nice to display them together - as two Cold War AEW icons - at some point in the future. Always good to chat to Tom - I really like his 'can do' attitude to modelling...

 

Where do we go from here on the project?

 

Well - I have some other projects I really have to crack on with now (commissions and mag articles) - so Connie will get put to one side over the next month. To be fair - I'm looking forward to having a break from sanding dust!

 

Over Christmas I'll finish the fuselage shaping and add the nacelles.

 

Then - get back to drawing up some etch in CorelDRAW. The bulkhead detail on Peter's Firefly project has inspired me to draw up interiors for the gear bays, flap housings and, possibly, flaps themselves for photo-etching - and Peter (Airscale), being the really lovely guy he is, has offered to vet the artwork prior to it going to the etchers (I have 25 odd years experience with CorelDRAW - but I've never had anything etched and want to ensure what I get done isn't a failure because there was something wrong with the output).

 

Plan after that is to try and draw up the cowling panels in Rhino (or similar) for printing - and Tim Perry has already given me a lot of help, training and advice in this area...

 

But she is, as so many said over the weekend, looking like a Connie now - at looooooooooooooong last!  :)

 

As Oddball would say - so many positive waves...

 

*woof*

 

I'll try and post some updated photos of her as she now is at the weekend.

 

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm looking forward to seeing the design of the R-3350 powerplant installation.... complete with the scabbed-on "armour plate" to handle the exhaust from the "Parts Recovery Turbines", LOL.

 

-d-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking awesome Iain!

 

I too am an old hand at CorelDRAW and have some etch to work-up for a project.  Interesting idea to see if Peter can vet my work before sending it off!

 

Happy New Year!

 

PR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With some nice weather - and a little spare time:

 

Fill - sand - fill some more - sand - fill again - sand...

 

48b427_fe4f828680ef47508807517d20a2195e~

 

48b427_dba2bcb2ee134cccad4d4d52b1d66342~

 

48b427_2637577a12b94b6ca871111160e03f6f~

 

48b427_88fad94181bd4bfe98d3e87ff8f04bfc~

 

48b427_162974d35903417e8d9bf08c75931033~

 

48b427_8f4e21b0eace4029a3a69718fa5fbb76~

 

Followed by another rinse cycle...

 

48b427_f06f6e6f6833487fbae11d76eb1780a3~

 

You get the picture...

 

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And to think those chairs were new when you started......................

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to see some progress on this again, Iain. Slow and steady and all that... ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is good to see this beauty back on the bench/chairs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent job on the Connie! Nothing like sanding,sanding, and more sanding.of course once done you've discovered "oh more sanding!" But in the end it makes it all worth it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...