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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:09 am

I saw this and had a Vincent Van Gogh moment.



I don't think that the seller could have staged it any better. I hope that his ears are still intact.

I really like these old early Enya's, they seem to have a character that the others don't. Another worst of the worst but this one actually had other bidders. At $14.50 my way I consider it a bargain. Way cheaper than many common Cox engines that I find.

A little crispy but I like the early ovals.





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Post  KariFS on Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:12 am

That is a nice "stilleben" indeed! For $14.50 I would've jumped on it in a heartbeat. How about keeping it as-is with all the remains of the plane, mounted in a shadow-box?

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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:02 pm

KariFS wrote:That is a nice "stilleben" indeed! For $14.50 I would've jumped on it in a heartbeat. How about keeping it as-is with all the remains of the plane, mounted in a shadow-box?

The artsy-fartsy Kari


Ya know Kari, I thought the exact same thing. I will do it. Now to figure a setting.

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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:23 pm

Something like this would be near perfect.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pioneer-Plastics-1-18-Clear-Plastic-Display-Case-Stackable-New-Free-Shipping/252341924847?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D38530%26meid%3Da91da25dbce5419585ada13cd601e94e%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D222115742004

A little moss/lichen, balsa spread around on a bed of cat litter.  Might work.  Trouble is I'm not an artzy guy either in concept or execution.

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PS: I had to google "stilleben" Kari and translate. Glad I did, expanded my horizons.
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Post  KariFS on Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:33 pm

I have a box kinda like this one, not sure how it has ended up in my possession:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/249403348/white-frame-shadow-box?ref=unav_listing-other

It has enough space for maybe 4 or 5 babe bee-size engines, I was thinking I'd put an example of all the main variations in there, properly labeled, sort of like an insect collection box (well, they are "bees", right?), but never got around to it. I am still missing the Golden Bee. A Queen Bee would be nice in the middle Smile

I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with, Bob Smile
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:07 am

Arrived yesterday.  "I'm gonna need a bigger display case." It's larger than it appeared in the picture.

"Unboxing" has become quite popular among the various hobbies..

http://www.nitroplanes.com/95a702-1450-f4u-blue-rtf-24g.html

So I was quite impressed with the care that the seller used in shipping this disaster of a semi crashed air frame part.

The "unboxing."











I have received new engines that were not packed nearly as well. Gave him feedback atta boys.

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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:48 am

It's found a home for now, among friends.



But it's to sanitary, needs some grunge around it, dirt, sand, leaves. Think Kim's "lawn darts". Case will have to be a minimum of 8X12X6 and shipping is a killer. Will probably make one myself.



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Post  roddie on Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:20 am

It definitely has art-appeal to me. How about hanging it from the ceiling in a corner of the room? Maybe even make a mobile. Cool You could surely come up with some other interesting items to add. Might be enjoyable to make.

The pedestal-type mobiles are cool too.




Use a golf-tee as a cup for the balance-pin. Sorry... you know how I am when I get thinking about making something..  Embarassed
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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:28 am

Good thoughts roddie, really "outside the box" thinking. Smile

But I'm not much good at that stuff. Michelangelo where are you when I need you. Thinking though, gas tank etc. hanging on wires, engine on an elevated base........

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Post  fredvon4 on Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:41 am

Bob...re the packaging... I am a lot like your seller... I take the time to make sure the contents are well protected and tend to NOT buy insurance cuz I have faith in MY packing...

I too , have received a few nuggets like your "trash in a bag" that were superbly packed and protected...I always grin becaus I already knew from the ad and photos I was receiving a pile of crap

I think your display idea is grand...in fact I would probably go over board to make the display super well done to contrast the pile of parts in the display... of course the only folks who would appreciate it are the guys who payed a bunch for the NEW items and basically ----in a moment of indecision--- created the "pile of crap"..... well at least I would...mostly cuz I have done it so many times....grin
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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:24 pm

"Trash in a bag" is a good description Fred. What's amazing is that except for one 3" plywood piece everthing is interconnected. It wasn't crashed yesterday either, The engine is at least 50 years old and the wheels, Dubro I think and the fuel tank "Perfect" have been around forever.

When I take the time I will try to figure out what model airplane those parts came from. Impossible task. Maybe employ PBS's History Detectives to solve the mystery. Smile

I'm thinking poplar frame inletted for window glass all cut to shape. I still want to half bury it in decayed foliage. Taking some resolve on my part, I so want to tear into that engine and trip it to the boil pot. But seriously, I have 31 Enya .19's just like it, many with MIJ on the bearer, just sayin'.

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