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Old 02-21-2008, 06:14 PM
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And I didn't really expect Tbolter to run out and buy the magazine and start super-detailing the cockpit. I just thought it was a neat concidence to have the article appear just as Tbolter's TBD build was going down.

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Old 03-11-2008, 08:08 AM
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The TBD-1 is finished...just in time, we'll be spending next week in Texas (anyone know where that is?) for a little RR&R.

Here's a few pics, the assembly went fairly well, the unprinted area around the wing fillets extended out past the wing fillets and quite a bit of touchup was required there.
And, of course, typical of the early Malys, the cockpit leaves much to be desired in detail.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:24 AM
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Here are some finished pics, the color shift after scanning and balancing actually worked out ok...a little chalk and fade from salt spray?

The 8-T-7 designation on the side indicates that this plane flew off the Hornet, that's my research...not necessarily right. We visited the Hornet in Oakland a few years ago and that made this build kind of special.

My flight deck is getting crowded so the folded wings will save a little space and since the TBD was the first plane with hydraulically folding wings this was an appropriate depiction, again, my research and not necessarily right.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:37 AM
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Nice looking build!
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:57 AM
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Very impressive build, given the starting materials!
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:47 AM
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Thanks,

Malys are fun to build, there's always a point where I think I'm going to give up and toss the build but in the end after all the modifications and bits and pieces are done they turn out pretty good.

I guess the key is...don't give up!
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:23 AM
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Looks great to me
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:40 AM
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I guess the key is...don't give up!
I'm with you on that one and this build proves the point. Nice looking model!
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:42 PM
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It looks terrific. This is another of my favorites and you have fully done the airplane justice.

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Old 03-11-2008, 05:58 PM
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A most excellent build. Very nice and not too much wrestling required I'd guess.
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