Matchbox Stranear Progress

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Re: Matchbox Stranear Progress

Postby solidmodeler » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:33 pm

Maybe it's too late now, but have a look at the walkaround photos of the Stranrear and Walrus at the seawings site. A few glimpses of the interior color there...
I like the interior work you've done, especially the t-square and triangle.
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Postby Arkonbey » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:12 am

The model itself is in a rather boring state, at least as far as viewing goes. It's just assembling the fuselage and filling the seams right now. I ran into a snag on the upper wing. Who at matchbox thought of a) making a three-piece wing for no real reason and b) making the tabs that hold the long wing sections to the center only 3mm deep. I had to cut away the tabs, carve slots and install an 130mm spar to keep the wings from flopping (the need for seam-filling negated letting the spars take the load.

All that said, the real reason for this post is to share with anyone who wants it: my templates for a replacement instrument panel. These are identical to the what I used to assemble the replacement seen in earlier posts. Here's a high-res JPEG. It should print out to scale. If the resolution isn't good enough with the JPEG, shoot me an email and I'll send you a 300dpi PDF.


At any rate, it'll be better than that awful kit offering.

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Re: Matchbox Stranear Progress

Postby dogsbody » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:09 pm

Thanks. That's very generous of you.

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