1.31 upscale Screaming Eagle

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  1. Apr 13, 2018 #1

    CoachSteve

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    So I got my father an Estes Screaming Eagle kit, thought to myself, this would be cool but just a little bigger, and maybe 2 - 18mm engines. Thus began another scratch build.

    Started off with calipers and some BT-55 tube
    Water bottle engine retainers
    and the struggle to figure out the nose cone.

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    Figured out the twin engine pods - both vent into the main tube for parachute deploy

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    Then started in on the nose cone

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    turned out pretty cool

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    Papered everything and started assembly

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    I am re-thinking the missiles - the first try was with stuff I had and they are a bit too big. oh well, another trip to the hobby store :)
     
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  2. Apr 13, 2018 #2

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    Very Cool! Clustered airplane rockets rule! You can use JB plastic epoxy weld clay on the nose cone for the canopy if the wood filler is not durable enough. Nice heavy epoxy clay up front and it is easy to shape & sand. The missiles on the kit are to equalize out some of the asymmetric drag. The capped off engine tubes will have an effect with the airflow down the ducts, but more junk in the trunk is good as long as it is symmetrical drag. . . right?

    Your retainers will make nice after burner nozzles!

    Paint scheme?

    You will have to build an SU 35 adversary for a nice "SKIES OVER SYRIA" dual launch.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2018 #3

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    Maybe just a little bit bigger with two 24mm, or even a little bigger on two 29mm! Yes sir Mr. RSO, flying an F-15 on two F-15's. 120 grams of lovely black powder POWER!
     
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    lol - bigger is better! - after how big my 2.24 SR-71 came out i figured i should back it down a bit :) - that and i already had the tubes and nose cone :)

    the canopy is mostly balsa with wood filler just to transition and fill some of the grain.
     
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    Shweet! Very clean craftsmanship.
     
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    You have enough room in the nose cone for clay/shot so your balsa/filler canopy is great. I was concerned the filler might chip or break from the plastic as a result of flight/landing impacts. Bondo or squadron putty sticks a little better to plastic but you should be fine. And what is a little damage to the hardened oddroc flier; just a flesh wound. . . it will buff right out!

    Bigger is better. Big Boyz with Big Toyz!
     
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    got a little time on the Up scale screaming eagle - I am thinking F-18 type motif.
    I re-=did the missles, these new ones look more scale and are cleaner.
    and first coat of grey
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  9. Aug 11, 2018 #9

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    I assume you meant Sidewinders? Those would be some funky Tomahawks. :p
     
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    Yep, Sidewinders Lol
     
  11. Aug 17, 2018 #11

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    Finished in an F18 style, I think it came out ok :)

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    Very nice indeed. Is that Rusto Winter Gray?
     
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    It is, the X2 stuff
     
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    Sweet! Nicely done sir.
     
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    Has she flown yet?
     
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    Very nice upscale there JJSR - I like it a lot

    Nut, it has not gone up yet - 8" snow on the ground here - going to be a while :)
     
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    Thanks Steve, flys great on 6g 24s
     
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    Upscales are fun - my favorite is the SR 71 I did though - that one took some work :)
     

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