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Old 12-31-2016, 08:16 PM
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Default Top Flite Bonanza Seat Belts?

Hello everyone, I'm (still) building a TF Bonanza and I want to add as much scale detail as possible. Does anyone have any advice on how I can build scale belt buckles. The picture is from a full scale F33A. I want to replicate this seat belt buckle and webbing.

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Old 01-01-2017, 12:09 PM
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Seat belts from masking tape and buckles laser cut from card stock in my 1/6 scale P-47 cockpit. It would probably be possible to 3d print the buckles for even more scale accuracy.



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Thanks Chad, I never thought of using masking tape, but since I can get it in just about every color there is, I now have a route to take. Thanks again...

Robert
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Originally Posted by Gunner1068 View Post
Thanks Chad, I never thought of using masking tape, but since I can get it in just about every color there is, I now have a route to take. Thanks again...

Robert
My pleasure Robert and best of luck with your big Bonanza project.
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Hey Chad, got one of the seat belts roughed out. Still deciding on just how far I'm going to take this seat belt part of my plane. Still having fun though...
I found some pins that will make up the small bolt that goes up front. Webbing is from holiday ribbon found at a craft store here in Clarksville. Aluminum plate used is .016 thick and easily cut with scissors.
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Gunner1068 View Post
Hey Chad, got one of the seat belts roughed out. Still deciding on just how far I'm going to take this seat belt part of my plane. Still having fun though...
I found some pins that will make up the small bolt that goes up front. Webbing is from holiday ribbon found at a craft store here in Clarksville. Aluminum plate used is .016 thick and easily cut with scissors.
Lookin' real good Gunner! Only you can decide when to stop but sometimes it can be tough to know where to draw the line. A quote from well known scale modeler Dave Platt goes something like this: "A scale model is never finished, you just quit working on it". I think he is right!
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Thanks Chad, just e-mailed you about buying some scale rivets for my Bonanza..

Robert
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Love the TF Bonanza, I built the V tail version, flies like a trainer
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Newest hangar addition: ESM Bonanza A36....finally on her feet. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-27-2018, 12:24 PM
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Gunner,did you ever finish the ESM Bonanza? What engine did you use? Weight? Hope it went well for you!
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Default ESM Bonanza update from 2018

I moved 2x since my last post. I live in Gillette WY now. Both my Bonanzas have sat since 2018 or so. I did manage to do some painting on my ESM Bonanza but I think my TF kit will probably be made into a static model and hung from my garage ceiling! I plan on eventually flying my ESM Bonanza, finding the motivation has been the hard part!
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Well, let me motivate you! Just keep chanting "must finish Bonanza, must finish Bonanza". Haha!

Keep going on it!
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Read thru this threadif it oesn't motivate you nothing will!

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