Author Topic: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling  (Read 2096 times)

Offline Tophe

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Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:59:29 AM »
My MiG-3 vacform is not finished but I am already starting the next one (from my mother gift for my birthday, December 27th). From 2 Gee-Bees, I will make one double plane, deserving better the code Z for Zwilling.

Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 02:02:53 AM »
This is a A-model 1/72, injected plastic.
A racer would have a single pilot, 2 engines, 2 spats only and maybe only 2 tailplanes, but mine will not be a racer, just fantasy: 2 cockpit, a single asymmetric engine, 4 spats...

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 02:57:22 AM »
This one looks like it's going to be fun to watch.

The Gee Bee is perfect for "the treatment" and I'm looking forward to seeing how your turns out!

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Offline ericr

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 05:26:51 PM »

the GeeBee has a distinct look, good candidate for a z-ification  ;)

Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 06:20:23 PM »
Tophe, I'm looking forward to the Gee-Bee-Zee-Bee, should be great
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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 05:20:45 PM »
Already love the concept. Just waiting for the pics :)

Offline pigflyer

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 05:33:36 AM »
Cool idea, one to watch.
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 12:08:34 PM »
Thanks for your comments. Alas I am ill and the model workbench is in the cold part of my home, the build is delayed, sorry. ???

Offline andonio64

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 12:41:11 AM »
Great idea Tophe, can't wait to see something coming up!

Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2018, 04:23:49 PM »
Thanks!
Fortunately, the computer is in the warm part of my home, and even if I have not yet access to the workbench, I can dream of the project (with my Photopaint software):
1/ The possible zwilling racer that would win:
« Last Edit: February 24, 2018, 04:27:29 PM by Tophe »

Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2018, 04:25:03 PM »
2/ The crazy model I plan to build, asymmetric:

Offline apophenia

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2018, 03:58:41 AM »
2/ The crazy model I plan to build, asymmetric:

 :smiley:
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2018, 01:24:50 PM »
Thanks!

Well, a few hours without coughing (I thought I was cured, before it starts again...), and sun light a little (like a warm summer day...), I took the opportunity to spend almost one hour on the workbench, and the project went on:

Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2018, 01:26:34 PM »
PS. The project is now a biplane (or sesquiplane), with asymmetric tail: half-T.

Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2018, 01:05:46 AM »
The port fuselage is taking shape, after the first sanding:

But lots of putty/sanding/repeat remains to be done, probably...