Eastern Connie

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Eastern Connie

Postby norri » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:26 am

only repair required was to replace one main gear leg. until i broke the other one off.
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mandatory clean up of casting joins
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basic colours, white and silver
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The MATS decals where a sinch, but even though it took hours to find, resize and print, decided on an Eastern livery.
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colours; red, white and blue, with a bit of polish. very patriotic.
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Eastern Super G as it was JFK late '50s

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probably one of my best restorations. hope y'all like it
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Re: Eastern Connie

Postby Toyplaneguy » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:02 pm

Really Great work!!!
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Re: Eastern Connie

Postby norri » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:37 pm

many thanks TPG, nice of you to comment
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Re: Eastern Connie

Postby 737 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:48 am

Beautiful! What do you recast the gear struts with? White metal?
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Re: Eastern Connie

Postby norri » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:00 am

737 wrote:Beautiful! What do you recast the gear struts with? White metal?


many thanks '73. they're actually aluminium aircraft rivets. i drill out the old leg slightly undersize and press the rivet in, with a bit of exoxy glue, then cut and shape it to fit. the wheels were robbed from a dinky sea king.
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Re: Eastern Connie

Postby richardstarr » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:44 pm

HI NORRI,

AS USUAL, THE BEST OF THE BEST. I STILL SAY THAT YOU CAN TAKE AN OLD, BATTERED DINKY TOYS AIRPLANE AND TURN IT INTO A MASTERPIECE.

YOUR WORK IS SUPERIOR. BESTY OF ALL, YOU LIKE TO SHOW OTHERS YOUR WORK, WITH THE INTERMEDIATE STEPS.
THE DINKY TOYS LOCKHEED CONSTELLATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON MY ALL TIME FAVORITE LIST.

I HAD LIMITED MY EFFORTS TO POLISHING WITH MAAS METAL POLISH, BUT NOW I WILL HAVE TO TRY THIS.

REGARDS, RICHARD STARR
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Re: Eastern Connie

Postby MichaelB » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:46 pm

How had I missed this?
Beautiful work! My favorite airplane and airline! I remember flying in them!
Thanks for posting such nice examples of your workmanship!
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Re: Eastern Connie

Postby norri » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:27 am

thanks Gents. comments appreciated.

you might be interested in this one then
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i had a spare set of eastern decals, so couldn't resist restoring a second one. long since run out of space in my cabinet, so this one goes on ebay sometime in the new year. if you're interested, i'll post the link in due course
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Re: Eastern Connie

Postby norri » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:56 pm

just in case anyone's interested

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DINKY-TOYS-No ... Swl-BZrnRF

don't have the space anymore, you're welcome to make me an offer
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