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C17 Globemaster III - 1/15th Scale for PSS

CAD to slope - 133" span

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Andy Meade02/03/2017 19:54:46
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Roger that Chris - always need a chucker or two! yes

Harry Twist02/03/2017 20:30:12
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Hi Andy, Lovely work as always and looking stunning. Same message as Chris's above really - if you need a launcher .. let us know.

Better go and get my biceps built up a little....!

Andy Meade03/03/2017 08:46:44
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Thanks Harry - you're on! Gotta love the PSSA for people always willing to help out yes

Andy Meade05/03/2017 11:26:23
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Some full assembly pics as promised :





alan p05/03/2017 15:01:35
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Thats a nice new shed in the background, does it fit the C17 or visa versa.

Andy Meade05/03/2017 15:13:13
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Hehe thanks. Shed is just for canoe and tool storage. Models and built and live in the house
Martian05/03/2017 15:18:03
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Never mind mucking about with that superb and huge model get the garden sorted out 😉

Chris Barlow05/03/2017 15:54:00
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C17 lives in the garden...That's where Andy sleeps! wink

Andy Meade05/03/2017 16:05:57
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Too early in the year for garden work, plus I'm not the green fingered one. Garden does not come under the control of the Aviation Department, as I always tell the wife laugh

Mark Kettle 105/03/2017 16:36:18
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Andy bring home one of your Tractor Hedge Flail -er that will sort the garden out.

Andy Meade24/04/2018 09:58:14
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Still going at it! More parts to glass, in amongst working on the big Antonov in the background.


Flyer24/04/2018 10:22:32
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Those flaps on the C17 are a work of art! Look forward to seeing the maiden.


Andy Meade24/04/2018 10:35:56
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They're certainly hard to keep aligned fully, helped by me printing some large mounting blocks. I should add the top-surface spoilers are not present in the photo, I forgot to put them on! blush

Andy Meade27/01/2020 14:51:14
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Some progress! Yes the "Moose" inches towards completion, with a target of a maiden at the April PSSA meet, which should also be the first of 4 new PSS aircraft from me. I don't know why I do it to myself, I really don't laugh

Another assembled shot in the garden, getting the tension system between fore and aft fuselage parts sorted :


At the top of the landing for an engine pylon alignment session :


Into primer. Spraying 2k high build primer through a reasonably big (2mm needle) gun :



The great thing about 2k primer is, it was hard and ready to sand just 2 hours later in a not-very-warm shed. It's now buttery smooth, and after a few touch ups will be top-coat ready :


You might notice that the top surface spoilers have been deleted - the complexity in linkages and lack of rigidity in the spoiler itself negated any gains, so the areas were filled in and glassed over.

I placed an order for a custom decal set with Callie Graphics, who made a fantastic job of making these for me.



SR 7127/01/2020 15:06:03
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Yes Callie is very good, she made a set for my 1/6th scale A10, super quick and not at all expencive

Andy Meade27/01/2020 15:07:26
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Agreed, and she can go off and find a lot of details on the barest of leads for a scheme too, which is fantastic. I think I'm up to 7 builds now using her stuff?

Andy Meade08/03/2020 08:07:40
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Little by little, we get closer and closer






Back to the workshop for some hinge-ing, glassing the hatches I forgot to do, and some panel lines. until next time

McG 696908/03/2020 11:09:22
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Absolutely unbelievable and superb ,Andy.

Do I spot a 'beard' on these last pics??? ...



Andy Meade08/03/2020 20:29:16
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Hi Chris, thanks for the comments! Yes I am trying out some face-furniture, with very mixed comments on its suitability so far..!

Phil Cooke08/03/2020 20:47:22
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The Globemaster III looks superb Andy, you've got the colours and decal match spot on - very impressive! Cant wait to see you with this at the slope in April! thumbs upbeer

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