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by Folkwulfe
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

Armor plate during WW2 was all hardened steel. Ceramic and Kevlar plates were not invented till much later. The steel plates for the SBD gunner were between 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
by Folkwulfe
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

They are shoulder plate armor for the rear gunner designed to be spring loaded around the shoulders of the gunner. They are attached to the seat pivot ring so they rotate as the gunner turns from side to side.
by Folkwulfe
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench (Farewell)

Is there really any purpose in posting on this forum anymore? Topics go unread, no questions or comments....dead...nothing. Except for a few dedicated users from a ways back, I see no new people interested using what used to be a thriving community of collectors and modifiers. Even PK's postings see...
by Folkwulfe
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

https://i.ibb.co/VgW53wc/20210209-121328.jpg Okay...stencils are in and the fit and size are perfect. A little warm weather (my workbench is in the garage) and I should have these 6's sprayed on....finally! A couple of small detail and you can stick a fork in it! https://i.ibb.co/6yzRCHc/20210209-1...
by Folkwulfe
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

Finally getting down to the 6 being painted on. This is a stencil test for size and shape before spraying the actual aircraft ID number on...
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by Folkwulfe
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

...canopies open, ready for boarding...
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by Folkwulfe
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

Time to get back to work on this project.
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The canopy fit has been sorted out and made permanent.
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I also started the exhaust staining...
by Folkwulfe
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Aviation Museum in Fort Worth, Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Aviation Museum in Fort Worth, Texas

I finally got the chance to visit the Fort Worth Historic Aviation Museum this weekend. Here's a few pictures from the interior displays I found there. https://i.ibb.co/yXgzgkG/20201114-105138.jpg There are several models on display. Two of note are a 6 foot B-58 Hustler model and above it was hangi...
by Folkwulfe
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

You would think that making a simple 6 stencil would be a piece of cake...that's what gets me so upset. It ain't so simple!
I hadn't thought of having a sign maker cut them...thanks for the tip.
by Folkwulfe
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

I have been trying to get the masks for the fuselage "6" done, but they keep coming out looking terrible. I have since taken a couple of weeks off to try to figure out a better way to cut them. I think I'm about ready to dive into this again. Thanks for the encouragement PK...
by Folkwulfe
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

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She looks so forlorn just hanging there...waiting.

But the wait is pretty much over and work should start anew to finish this project.
by Folkwulfe
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

Thank you sir, however there is going to be a delay. Right now I have a priority family matter that must take all of my time. Please be patient...
by Folkwulfe
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

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Almost time for glamour shots...
by Folkwulfe
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

Thank you sir...more to come....
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The "2106" under the "Navy" is on...not perfect, but I'm going to quit while I'm ahead.
by Folkwulfe
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

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....just have to paint the "6" on both fuselage sides and the markings will be finished...
by Folkwulfe
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

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All the small decals are on...ready for some minor paint repairs and last details like the antenna wire.
by Folkwulfe
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

The wing insignias are on...
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by Folkwulfe
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

I have a cutting compass. Instead of a drawing pencil, there is a cutting blade. It will cut circles up to about 6 inches across at the largest. In the upper part of the picture is copies of the original decal sheet. I mark the center of one and use it as a master for the circle size, then transfer ...
by Folkwulfe
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

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Thank you Tman...always nice to have compliments from talented people such as yourself....now we are all masked up for wing insignias...
by Folkwulfe
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

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Beginning to look like "2106"...
by Folkwulfe
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

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The fuselage insignia is on....whew!
by Folkwulfe
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

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by Folkwulfe
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

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The canopy is coming along nicely. Just a few small fitment problems to overcome...
by Folkwulfe
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

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...periscope is in and working on finalizing the gear...
by Folkwulfe
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17971

Re: SBD on the Bench

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...wing walks have been painted on...