My Tangerine Dream

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My Tangerine Dream

Post by s00ntir » Wed Oct 11, 2023 12:49 pm

Today's world make me feel depressed. Hence I'm tired with all those bombs and guns - and I started new build (actually it's my Day four). It's quite big, it's Italian (well...to some degree.... ;-) ), no guns, no bombs - and it will be orange in color.... And 1/32 scale. Why not? ;-)
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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by Editor » Wed Oct 11, 2023 3:19 pm

I think I know what your dream will be although I don't think they grow tangerines in Texas. As usual, a pro job on the cockpit interior. Looking forward to this build.

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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by s00ntir » Wed Oct 11, 2023 4:23 pm

Neither in Harvard ;-)

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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by davenport49 » Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:30 am

So your hints suggest this is a T-6, right? A subject close to my heart, as my earliest memories are my dad as a civilian instructor for the USAF in T-6. The work and level of detail is beautiful.

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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by s00ntir » Thu Oct 12, 2023 7:01 am

Bingo :-) Day five
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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by Editor » Thu Oct 12, 2023 11:28 am

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So your hints suggest this is a T-6, right? A subject close to my heart, as my earliest memories are my dad as a civilian instructor for the USAF in T-6. The work and level of detail is beautiful.
I did not know this and very interesting. If you like, do a write-up on this plane and brief bio of your dad as an instructor and I'd happily post it on Stormo in the History section. I can't tell you how many times we get authors on this site looking for information, and highlighting areas like this + bios always generates interest. We need to keep the memory of these airmen going. The mighty USAF.

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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by s00ntir » Fri Oct 13, 2023 11:06 am

R-1820 almost done
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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by s00ntir » Fri Oct 13, 2023 11:08 am

And that's my plan. Photo found on targeta.co.uk webpage. So far I've collected all markings, lettering etc. combining different decals sets.
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Post by davenport49 » Sat Oct 14, 2023 7:53 am

I wish I could provide a detailed bio. Unfortunately, preserving family history was not our strong suit. We lived in Lakeland, Fl, from about '54 to '59 while Dad worked at Bartow AFB as instructor in AT-6 Texans. He started his aviation career as a crop duster post-WWII. He spent 20+ years with the FAA (originally the Civil Aeronautics Administration), including a number of years interfacing with Boeing in Seattle, where he earned the 1st pilot's license for the 747. He died in '92 at the age of 69. These are the only 2 photos I have of his time in Bartow, wearing the baseball cap (which interestingly says "Piper").
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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by s00ntir » Sat Oct 14, 2023 9:04 am

Wow! That's really great story! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by Editor » Sat Oct 14, 2023 9:30 am

Those are great photos, especially the first one. You're dad had the Tom Cruise smile - the first photo could have been used on the front cover of a recruitment magazine. Each pilot has a story to tell, it was and is a remarkable profession, limited to a few. Thank you for sharing Richard.

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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by s00ntir » Mon Oct 16, 2023 8:40 am

It grows... slowly... This Kitty Hawk kit is not easy. Fit of the parts is generally good but I don't like this plastic - it's milky, semi translucent and brittle. Today I spent several hours fitting five canopy pieces together. They are perfectly clean and very, very thin - almost like vacuum formed. One mistake - and it cracks. So much emotions. And people think that modelling is just for fun and to calm down yourself ;-)
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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by s00ntir » Mon Oct 16, 2023 12:50 pm

Canopy masked, almost ready for priming and painting.
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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by Editor » Mon Oct 16, 2023 1:13 pm

s00ntir wrote:
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And people think that modelling is just for fun and to calm down yourself ;-)
... whoever said that ? :esmile:

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Re: My Tangerine Dream

Post by s00ntir » Tue Oct 17, 2023 12:30 pm

Who asked for carrot juice? ;-)
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