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Old 06-10-2015, 04:07 PM
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I do appreciate the enthusiasm,
but keep in mind, I'm a long way away from paint schemes yet!

FYI these are the aircraft I plan to publish:
1. Golden Centennaire - 1967 Centenary (Canada's Confederation)
2. Red Knights Aerobatic team
3. RCAF 75th Anniversary paint scheme
4. Snowbirds (modern)
5. RCAF standard Trainer
6. Malaysian AF CL-41G Tebuan
7. [under consideration] Canadian Aerospace paint scheme (as shown on the Tutor Wikipedia page)
8. [under consideration] NATO 50th Anniversary
this one please
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8iPIcwvs3w
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:58 PM
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This model is quite big and have more than 100 parts to assemble. I just modified wing root as Dave's request and can be sent to him very soon...I'm sure that Dave's modification from my design will be a very great model and very fun to build.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:10 PM
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Looks like a model that needs a nice clear vacu-formed canopy.

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Old 06-11-2015, 03:49 PM
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...continuing on, I have been test building a few parts.

I decide to start with the cockpit (since Nobi had numbered those parts first).

Right off the bat I see a few areas that I need to adjust and change.
This is not a criticism of Nobi's quality of design,
just some things that aren't the same as what I see in photos and some things I want to put my own ideas to.

I had already been working on a simple design for the ejection seats,
and I like my artwork over what Nobi has chosen to do.

Keep in mind, I originally just specified a "cockpit tub" with basic components.
So, I had originally planned to to do my own style of cockpit.


I built up Nobi's cockpit to familiarize myself...





and then I started swapping in my own parts
and adding some colour and textures.

For the first design, I've also included the Snowbird's red and blue seat cushions
(since the first kit will be a Snowbirds model).
Other versions will just have gray or green cushions.





This is also the first aircraft model where I have not used a photographic instrument panel.
Its a lot of work, editing and creating a miniature photo panel...
and it usually doesn't print that great anyway.
So, I am trying a new, graphic approach.

Keep in mind, there is still some tweaking...
and I just got in contact with Nobi, because I have changed the fuselage.cockpit construction
and asked him to modify a few parts...which will force some cockpit alterations too!
So, what you see is still in early design stages.
But, I like it!

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Old 06-11-2015, 03:53 PM
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...continuing on, I have been test building a few parts.

I decide to start with the cockpit (since Nobi had numbered those parts first).

Right off the bat I see a few areas that I need to adjust and change.
This is not a criticism of Nobi's quality of design,
just some things that aren't the same as what I see in photos and some things I want to put my own ideas to.

I had already been working on a simple design for the ejection seats,
and I like my artwork over what Nobi has chosen to do.

Keep in mind, I originally just specified a "cockpit tub" with basic components.
So, I had originally planned to to do my own style of cockpit.


I built up Nobi's cockpit to familiarize myself...





and then I started swapping in my own parts
and adding some colour and textures.

For the first design, I've also included the Snowbird's red and blue seat cushions
(since the first kit will be a Snowbirds model).
Other versions will just have gray or green cushions.





This is also the first aircraft model where I have not used a photographic instrument panel.
Its a lot of work, editing and creating a miniature photo panel...
and it usually doesn't print that great anyway.
So, I am trying a new, graphic approach.

Keep in mind, there is still some tweaking...
and I just got in contact with Nobi, because I have changed the fuselage.cockpit construction
and asked him to modify a few parts...which will force some cockpit alterations too!
So, what you see is still in early design stages.
But, I like it!

nice work on the cockpit
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:11 PM
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Checking the assembly of the nose parts...all good.

Checking the fit of the Nose Wheel box. Good.
Needs a bit of enlargement...and some gluing tabs.



Its, around the cockpit area, that I have a bit of fit problem.
And I don't like the lack of bulkhead formers in this area.
So I have altered the fuselage design a bit...Nobi is supplying me with some new formers,
and I am modifying how the cockpit fits into place.

Other than that, I am chuffed with how its coming together.

So, now I cut it up and build it again!
lol
Because I have a plan to eliminate those ugly seams on the underside.

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Old 06-11-2015, 06:11 PM
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Coming together very nicely. Can't wait to see the finished product. Better yet, can't wait to get one of my own!
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:30 PM
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Very nice and meticulous work. I will be a beautiful model.

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Look what I did today!

I completed all the artwork for the logos and insignias and graphics...
and laid out the paint scheme for the Snowbirds Tutor!



But don't get too excited.
I'm still stuck on test building the fuselage.
And Nobi is working on a few extras for me...incluidng modifying the engine and wing attachments.
(I was unhappy with the shape of some parts, so we have redesigned things a bit).

I think I have got the fuselage sorted out...and I am now building the tail section.
(I'll post some pics soon)
I am on my fourth build of the fuselage/cockpit...I just couldn't get a handle on Nobi's original design.
So, I made my own modifications which didn't completely work.
After some more changes, I think I finally have an assembly I like.
Once I confirm that the full length of the fuselage goes together properly, I'll post a report.

Tonight...test fit the new Exhaust insert parts.
I've added an inner wall to the fuselage end, and a separate jet exhaust tube to go inside that.

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Absolutely beautiful work Dave. Very impressive.

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