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Old 03-17-2007, 09:21 PM
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Hi All: I'm working on a Yellow P-47M project with Bob Frey that we will try to enter into competition later this year. Here are some pics of machine guns just completed for the model. One wing will have openable hatches to reveal the ammo and guns. These 1/6 scale 50 caliber machine guns together weigh about 1 oz, due to them being made mostly of balsa. There are about 40 handcarved pieces making up each gun.

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Old 03-17-2007, 10:00 PM
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Default RE: scale machine guns for Yellow P-47

Looks good
Did u make the chain Amunition and if u did out of what?
Old 03-17-2007, 10:05 PM
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They are machined brass, with scale metal links. I can't take credit for them; I was lucky to find them on Ebay with someone selling them. I bought all he had. They are too heavy to fly with, and will be removed for flight, except for a few that are in the feed trays to the guns that will be permanently attached.

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Old 03-18-2007, 03:31 AM
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Default RE: scale machine guns for Yellow P-47

Nice work.

How did you seal the balsa, before painting? The parts look too small to glass.
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All parts were sprayed with a Pactra primer/surfacer. I've used this stuff for many years, and even with wood as porous as balsa, it only takes about two coats, with sanding in between to get a smooth surface.

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