Author Topic: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling  (Read 2100 times)

Offline b29r

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2018, 04:44:15 AM »
This is looking very good, like a GB should!  ;)

Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2018, 01:48:40 AM »
Thanks!
Close to completion...
(This will be a biplane, explaining the rear position of the cockpits)

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2018, 09:08:52 AM »
Wow is that coming along nicely mon ami!

Those contra-props are a wonderful touch too.

Oh and my what lovely spats you have there!
 :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2018, 06:01:40 PM »
Thanks!
Now the asymmetric sesquiplane is almost finished (minus the best part: spats!)

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2018, 02:58:39 AM »
You certainly have an eye for the "best parts" mon ami!

I really like that T tail and the sesquiplane layout makes me think of some of those Russian designs.

Thanks for the update. It looks like you're in the home-stretch, Tophe!

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Offline ericr

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2018, 04:29:45 AM »
 :smiley:

Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2018, 12:42:37 AM »
Thanks!
And while Beethoven's symphony was playing Pom-pom Pom-pom, my model is singing Spats-spats spats-Spats!:

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2018, 01:52:25 AM »
I really like that song your model is singing mon ami!

My what lovely spats you have there! And four of them!
 :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2018, 12:32:22 AM »
Thanks!
Now the model (to be painted) is standing on all its legs! In French, we say this is "pants" landing gear (spats), is this the same in English?

Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2018, 12:34:21 AM »
After taking the photograph above, I have started the paint work, of course:

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2018, 09:51:19 PM »
Wow is this ever coming together nicely, mon ami!

I really like the color you used on the under side.

In English, at least the U.S. version, spats cover both the tear-drop shaped variety and the "pants" or trousered type, like on a Northrop Gamma.

I hope this helps and it looks like you're very close to finishing up yet another delightful marvel!

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Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2018, 06:41:28 PM »
Thanks a lot (for forgiving my bad skills)
Ahem, during colouring one quarter of the wings broke and this is currently under repair...

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2018, 10:38:38 PM »
Your perseverance inspires me, Tophe!

I think this might be one of my favorites of yours yet. Wonder why?

This could be an opportunity to putty over some of those gaps in the nose unless of course, they're intended or you've run out of putty.

It'll be a treat to see this one fly across the finish line!

Brian da Basher

Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2018, 01:56:18 AM »
Thanks a lot!
The model is finished now (even if this angle does not feature the spats, sorry):

Offline Tophe

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Re: Gee-Bee Z-zwilling
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2018, 01:59:40 AM »
Another angle is better to see the spats (but not the multiple tail):