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Post  Kim Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:45 pm

So, it's always been a personal affront to my creative nature to try and build a model "by the book".  This attitude has lead to several still-born projects and the occasional outright disaster...but sometimes...there has been fun.

My first Bash Entry (and you are hereby invited to submit yours) is mostly "light cosmetic".  I took a Spickler "Quickie 500" racer, and turned it into a "Sorta Messerschmidt 109".  About the only mods were a reshaping of the tail, addition of a canopy and pilot, along with a cowling and spinner.  One of my beloved O.S. .35's was bolted to its snout, and we were ready for the Battle of Britain.  I named it "The Kraut".

The plane's generous wing area made it as sweet a flying machine as you could ask for, and I used it to teach myself to dependably fly inverted close to the ground.  In spite of its DIhedral becoming ANhedral when up-side-down, it was super stable once trimmed, and the plane spent a lot of its flying time with its pilot looking at the ground.  This would lead to a later, much more radical bash on another innocent model kit...to be listed next.

The plane had a long, hard life, finally succumbing to face plant that shattered the front end and wing root.  This was another sickness-induced crash where I shouldn't have been flying, but Sunday was our one chance to all get together, so I pushed it, and paid the price.

I caught some crap about the Swastika on the fin, but the plane wouldn't look right without it.

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My flying bud Neal got permission to use this giant stubble-filled field.  There was a lot of clear dope/silkspan patching that following evening.

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Luckily, Neal was a major camera bug, and caught a bunch of my flying on slides.  This one shows the huge amount of wing area on the Kraut...along with its "Field Repair" patches.

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Post  GallopingGhostler Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:15 pm

Kim wrote:I took a Spickler "Quickie 500" racer, and turned it into a "Sorta Messerschmidt 109".  About the only mods were a reshaping of the tail, addition of a canopy and pilot, along with a cowling and spinner.  One of my beloved O.S. .35's was bolted to its snout, and we were ready for the Battle of Britain.  I named it "The Kraut".

The plane's generous wing area made it as sweet a flying machine as you could ask for, and I used it to teach myself to dependable fly inverted close to the ground.  In spite of its DIhedral becoming ANhedral when up-side-down, it was super stable once trimmed, and the plane spent a lot of its flying time with its pilot looking at the ground.
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Actually, I like the still life behind the aircraft. It looks dated, would expect Maud and Farmer holding his pitch fork upright. Smile

Haven't done much in kit bashing, except for the cartoonish Half-A Ringmaster Gee Bee Z.
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Post  rsv1cox Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:12 pm

I have posted so many of mine here that I won't bore everybody by posting them again, but three of my favorites and a picture I haven't shown before. (You can find them, along with many of Kim's on the internet.) Somehow they find their way there through no effort of mine.

My infamous scratched out P-38 and a flaps thing made from the horizontal stab from a crashed R/C plane.

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And my best and my worst.............

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How about just bashed.  ebay that I passed on.

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Post  Kim Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:35 pm

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Kim wrote:
Actually, I like the still life behind the aircraft. It looks dated, would expect Maud and Farmer holding his pitch fork upright. Smile


Thanks George...as kids, we piloted a lot of bicycles, wagons, and sleds down this great old street.
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Post  Kim Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:36 pm

rsv1cox wrote:

How about just bashed.  ebay that I passed on.

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Great Bob!!!!!!!!
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Post  rsv1cox Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:43 pm

Kim wrote:
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Kim wrote:
Actually, I like the still life behind the aircraft. It looks dated, would expect Maud and Farmer holding his pitch fork upright. Smile


Thanks George...as kids, we piloted a lot of bicycles, wagons, and sleds down this great old street.


Agreed Kim.  Our kids enjoyed the same street.  Dead end, grade.  Sleds in winter, go-carts in summer.

American Gothic.

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Sorry, cold winter day with snow. RX-7 caught up......nothing to do................
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Post  roddie Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:56 pm

That BLUE type color...... sets-up the bash.. Laughing like shootin' feral hogs.. oops.. sorry.
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Post  HalfaDave Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:08 pm

Hi Kim,

I bashed a Q500 ScatCat kit.
Called it the Spice Girl. ( guess when I built it Smile )
Modded nose for a 6oz tank and 'torsion' wire LG. (like an independent suspension. )
Magnum Pro.25 was plenty of power even with a big goo deflector tube.
Double width flaperons with wing mounted Fut133servos. Built up tail with large el/rud.
Like you say, with the 'large' wing...flew great.
The flaperons were fun to play with, quite the 'ground effect' on a low winger...
Spun great.  (should have named it after a figure skater !)
No pictures,
But I can google images of the Spice Girls if you like... Smile

Doah, the snowplow went by, again...
That was easy, flagged a nice Ram with a Fisher plow. $20 for two passes. (We used to make cash when I did that 30yrs ago, and know how heavy wet snow is...)
Anyways,
The demise of my Spice Girl, almost matched their careers. In winter.
12 inches of ice (drove out there, drilled icefishing holes.) Beautiful sunny winter day. (~freezing)
Great flying, several planes. (no fish)
Last flight on the SG, I shifted my boots, slipped,
I fell flat on my ass. Not sure how I held on to the transmitter, but it was wrong.
She went in vertical. Poor 'Maggy.25', did not survive. They call it Hard Ice, for a reason... Radio survived...
Could be a sort of simily type metafor, or weird pun here, but, I am not that good.
But, I do appreciate,
Sharing stories with you,
Dave

P.S. I had enough crap back then for calling it Spice Girl. Do not need it anymore. It was just a sweet performer with a flawless solarfilm skin, a 9-4 that sang with the wind....





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