PaperModelers.com

Go Back   PaperModelers.com > Card Models > Model Builds > Aviation

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-10-2008, 04:50 PM
KCStephens's Avatar
KCStephens KCStephens is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,186
Total Downloaded: 474.4 KB
C-141, a Father/Daughter Project

As part of a school assignment, my daughter had to interview a family member and create a display based on their findings. She found out that her Grandpa was a crew chief in the Air force and worked on this type of airplane, I believe it was #129 while stationed at McChord AFB in Tacoma WA in the mid 60's. When she found this out she wanted to make "one of those models that you do dad" - (AKA paper model) as part of her display. I said "sure - sounds good to me", so we went off in search of our subject... in our case it was the C-141 Starlifter. Thanks to many of you especially Ashrunner we were able to locate and build this model.

In our first session we cut out the parts and numbered each piece. Working together this took little over an hour to complete. My daughter Maddy used scissors to cut out the square pieces of the fuselage, while I used an exacto knife for the more intricate pieces. We also mounted the formers to some chipboard from the back of a tablet.





Earlier today we began to assemble everything - Everything went smoothly....

First, Maddy glued the glue tabs onto the all of the different fuselage sections....


Here she rolled and formed each section...After showing her how to do this, she went on to complete all of the fuselage sections and the four jet engines....


After rolling each piece, we glued them together and set them aside to dry...



Next we began to glue the completed sections together - this proved to be a little challenging so dad had to help out a bit here...


Everything is beginning to take shape...Next, we added the wings and other control surfaces to our little project...and before we knew it we were done!


That's it. It took us about 3 hours to put everything together...To finish it up, Maddy touched up the edges with some colored sharpies and that was that. The C-141 was ready to go! The whole thing really turned out very nice - I know that Grandpa will love it. We both had a lot fun working on this little project together. Now I just have to get her to build some nice armor!:D





We hope you enjoy this as much as we did and hope to see some of your co-op builds here in the future!


Happy modeling
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #2  
Old 05-10-2008, 07:41 PM
member_3 member_3 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,272
Total Downloaded: 0
Wow! Not only a great build, but an inspiring build by two generations. That's what this hobby is all about!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-10-2008, 07:51 PM
dansls1's Avatar
dansls1 dansls1 is offline
Aviation Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mt. Prospect, IL
Posts: 3,269
Total Downloaded: 0
Send a message via Yahoo to dansls1
Cool! I'm hoping my little one joins me in making models when he gets a few years older.
__________________
-Dan
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-10-2008, 08:02 PM
Don Boose's Avatar
Don Boose Don Boose is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,392
Total Downloaded: 195.83 MB
Congratulations to Maddy for building such a fine model and cheers to Dad for encouraging, teaching, and helping.

This thread made my day!

Don
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-10-2008, 09:44 PM
willygoat's Avatar
willygoat willygoat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Papillion,Nebraska
Posts: 4,054
Total Downloaded: 73.59 MB
Truly a great story here. Looks like your daughter has a future in modeling:D
Like others have said, I hope my son gets excited about this hobby. Course, he's only 9 months old, so I have some time.
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #6  
Old 05-11-2008, 01:33 PM
Ashrunner's Avatar
Ashrunner Ashrunner is offline
Eternal Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Curently live in High Desert country, Redmond, Oregon to be specific.
Posts: 1,186
Total Downloaded: 0
Send a message via AIM to Ashrunner
Great build and congrats Maddy on the fine work. I'm glad I was able to help with this wonderful thread.

My first job in the Air Force was as an aircraft refueler. Assigned to Elmendorf AFB in the early '70s, I worked with MAC Combat Pacers. There wasn't a C-141 in the inventory at the time that I didn't get up close and personal with.

Nice to see a model of that great aircraft.
__________________
Ashrunner
"If you don't know what a lahar is, don't get in its way!"
My Designs -- My Photography
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-11-2008, 01:41 PM
bclemens's Avatar
bclemens bclemens is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Springfield, Missouri, USA
Posts: 212
Total Downloaded: 0
Great job, Maddy! That's something to be proud of, and I'm sure you'll get lots of your friends at school asking how you could have made that out of paper! Congratulations.

Kevin, kudos to you for this experience with your daughter. It seem only yesterday our daughter was Maddy's age. In two weeks we're leaving on a trip to visit her for her wedding. They grow up so fast...Hold on to these moments as long as you can...they're precious!

Best,
Bruce
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-11-2008, 03:18 PM
Thomas Meek's Avatar
Thomas Meek Thomas Meek is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posts: 973
Total Downloaded: 41.26 MB
What a fun way to get together! And a fine looking model as a result. Congratulations to both of you and thank you for sharing with us.

Best Wishes,
Thomas
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-11-2008, 03:24 PM
SCEtoAUX's Avatar
SCEtoAUX SCEtoAUX is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 7,390
Total Downloaded: 463.36 MB
Congrats to you both. Nice project and nice model. Lots-o-fun.
__________________
~Doug~
AC000404 EAMUS CATULI! Audere est Facere THFC 19**-20** R.I.P. it up, Tear it up, Have a Ball
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 9.09%
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright © 2007-2020, Paper Modelers.com