Fairchild Boxcar to Phoenix

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Postby royjess » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:02 pm

I'm going to lay my cards onto the table with my build. Over the last 48 hours I've been chopping and changing my mind about whether I should actually enter this as my comp. My kit is going to be the Fairchild Box car 1:72 scale. I will be building two different builds from this kit. Both of which will end up onto a diorama. However for the comp I will only be entering the smaller build from this kit. The Kit RRP is £30 :o however as I will be splitting the kit into two builds and only entering the one build using less than half of the kit, this will bring my RRP down to the £15 limit. I have been told that this will be within the rules.

I'm sure that you all will find that this build will be interesting and different.

If this build fails, I do have a plan "B" build in the post, but I do actually plan to only enter the one build this year..... :think:

.....there again I could change my mind again :roll:
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby royjess » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:27 pm

I'm going to be the first to post some photos.

Here is the kit that I'll be using.

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My first job is to divide the kit into two, probably more 30/70, I'll be using approximately one third of the kit for my build.

These are the contents that I'll be using

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And these parts will be divided between the two build. The larger part on the right will need to be cut, a third of it will be used for my build whilst the other two thirds will be used for my non Xmas build.

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Here is the decor sheet, but I doubt that I will be using many from here on my build.

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As you can gather, this won't be a straight build, this will need some modification and additional detailing added. It's going to be challenging and hopefully interesting.


You can follow my non Xmas comp build here... viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6927


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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby casper » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:07 pm

Interesting looking kit roy, I look forward to seeing what you do with it
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby royjess » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:33 pm

Thanks Casper

My first bit of modification. There are long fins running along the top of the tail piece which needs to be removed. Here are the before and after photos. Looks like I need to get some modeling filler.

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Please note the planking you see in the first photo are for my Black Pearl and has nothing to do with this build.

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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby Mark » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:42 pm

I think you've git everybody guessing Roy :lol:

Incidentally, Roy told me what he is planning, and it's certainly within the spirit of the Xmas comp. The price of the kit is over the limit, but he's using less than half of it with some serious modification coming :D
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby royjess » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:45 am

Thanks for the clarification Mark :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Mark wrote:I think you've git everybody guessing Roy :lol:


Funny enough that is what Jess calls me with the word "Old" in front of it :laughing-rolling:

Back to my build,

I was the first to start on it and now it looks like I'm the first to messed up :oops:

Remember those fins that I removed, they should have been left on :angry-banghead: :doh:

However it will be an easy fix, I could either re-glue the fins back on, or I can use the spare extra ones that came with the kit. The kit came with two type of tail fins for optional choice.

In the next photo you will see that bottom one has some plastic below the tail and the other one don't. These are the two different options that were supplied with the kit.

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I knew that this build would be challenging, but I beginning to realize I've underestimated this :shock:
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby Sojourner » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:56 am

I note the knocking stick in some pics - is it a case of, "if in doubt, use a bigger hammer?" :)
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby Mark » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:58 am

Are you sure about the fins being left on Roy ? I did a quick Google and it looks like they aren't there. The lower fin is though.
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby royjess » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:25 am

In the 1965 version the fins wasn't on, but the 2004 they are definitely on, but very hard to see due to the silver finish. That why I removed them in the first place :doh:

It is the 2004 version that I'm doing.
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby royjess » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:37 pm

It looks like it won't take me lone to glue all the plastic parts together. Today I started to glue all the part half's together.

A couple of parts I modified. The first was cut into a third for this build and the other two thirds will end up in my non Xmas comp build.

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I took the piece that went around the engine and slice it, I then place it into hot water and pries the plastic bits out a bit like a skirt.

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All the parts in the box waiting for the glue to set.

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I will need to do a few more modifications to the plastic, but I think the main challenge will be to add the required detailing and painting.

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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby royjess » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:24 pm

Before I glue all the parts together, I needed to remove some plastic parts on the wings. In the next photo, on the left wing you can see the tiny tabs next to the recess. I've already removed this on the one on the right.

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This next photo shows both wings, one on top of the other and you will notice that tabs have now been removed on both.

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The tail wing needed to be cut half. You can see that I made a start here. For this build, it didn't need to be neat.

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I also needed to cut a mortar joint in the rear side of the plane to fit the wing into.

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After

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I also needed to cut out a large rectangular hole in the top of the engine cover for the pilots to sit in. First I needed to work out where this needed to be and marked it out with masking tape.

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Here it is again now with the hole cut out for the pilots.

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Now I started to glue all the bits together, it is now beginning to take shape.

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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby Mark » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:29 am

Looking good Roy !

I know what you mean about it not needing to be too neat :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby Eric » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:45 am

Great work Roy!

I loved the first movie, but was (as always) disappointed with the remake.

I will watch with fascination!!!
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby royjess » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:43 am

Mark wrote:Looking good Roy !

I know what you mean about it not needing to be too neat :laughing-rolling:
Thanks Mark

I had to carefully check and triple check the positioning of the hole for the pilots before cutting.

I think I might need to trim those tail wings, I don't think that they should have be cut exactly in half as in the film, they actually lost part of the mid section of that.

Eric wrote:Great work Roy!

I loved the first movie, but was (as always) disappointed with the remake.

I will watch with fascination!!!


Thanks Eric, I was wondering if any had cotton on to what I was doing and thanks for not revealing it to those who hadn't worked it out yet, I think we can keep them guessing for a little while longer ;)

I've never seen the original movie, but first saw the remake earlier this year and decided I wanted to do this for the comp. I wanted to do the whole kit in a diorama, but unfortunately I couldn't find a kit with a RRP of £15 or less. Thanks to Mark for allowing me to, I was able to only enter half of the build.

I said that I'll be entering the smaller of the two models, even though I'm using less than half of the kit, it looks like it is actually going to be the bigger of the two models on the diorama. The other model is also going to need some modification.

There isn't many images to go by on the net of my build from the remake, so I've been studding my DVD and taking stills as a reference as well as watching YouTube clips.

I got to admit, I really enjoying this build and I think It will get more difficult as the build goes on.
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby number1 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:45 pm

No idea what film your model featured in but what ever your doing is very interesting :think:
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby royjess » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:24 pm

I'm pleased that I'm got some of you still scratching your heads :)

If anyone thinks they know what I'm up to, answers via PM please.
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby Eric » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:07 am

I figured you were keeping it a guessing game of sorts!

It would look smashing in a diorama.
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Re: Fairchild Boxcar ???

Postby royjess » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:56 pm

I marked out the tail wings with masking tape and I shortened these

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To attach the other wing, I drilled holes where the wings are to be joined and I then used the wire from a paper clip to join the two parts together after adding some glue.

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Here is a photo from the film of the plane that I'm making.

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Thanks and well done to those of you that correctly guessed that I'll be making the Phoenix from the 2004 remake "Flight of the Phoenix"

My non Xmas build will be the crashed remains of the fuselage.

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Re: Fairchild Boxcar to Phoenix

Postby royjess » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:49 pm

Some time was spent filling and sanding

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Re: Fairchild Boxcar to Phoenix

Postby number1 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:20 am

coming along nicely, would never have got the film connection :angry-banghead:
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