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WW1 Aircraft Modeling => Des Delatorre International Memorial Group Build => Topic started by: LT1962 on February 07, 2019, 04:57:57 PM

Title: WnW FE-2B Early - Completed
Post by: LT1962 on February 07, 2019, 04:57:57 PM
Well I am thinking I will have a go with this one. It usually takes me about 6 months to complete a WnW kit, dunno how I will go with this monster.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: RAGIII on February 08, 2019, 12:49:27 AM
I am looking forward to your build. Best of Luck to you.
RAGIII
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: Manni on February 08, 2019, 06:26:38 PM
A very nice but also complicated kit. I have done it and had a lot of fun, but rigging was a bit complicated.
Bye,
Manni
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: Borsos on February 09, 2019, 08:49:04 AM
That one is still on my workbench and has a break at the moment. I love this kit, but, as Manni said, it has its difficult steps. Have fun with it, itís one of the coolest looking airplanes of WWI in my opinion.
andreas
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: Monty on February 10, 2019, 02:28:39 AM
A lovely subject and really worth building! My humble skills couldn't manage this ... but there is no reason you cannot do a great job of it if you work steadily at it!
All the Best,
Marc
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: gbrivio on February 10, 2019, 08:00:43 AM
Great subject, following with interest.
Ciao
Giuseppe
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on February 11, 2019, 05:04:58 PM
Its really hard to appreciate the size of this kit. Anyway here are the wings which can be seen against the standard size WnW instruction booklet.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on February 11, 2019, 05:06:12 PM
......and what better way to start knowing there is going to be lots of rigging. A couple of hours making up some eyelets.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: Monty on February 18, 2019, 03:07:13 AM
Rigging eyelets are good! You will need a fair amount.... Regards, Marc.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: AndrewS on February 18, 2019, 08:28:49 PM
Great subject!

I've built one and it's my preferred build.

Lot to see on this BIG plane   :D

I'll follow

Andrew
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on February 19, 2019, 03:32:04 PM
As I thought, this will be slow going. Getting those wings licked into shape.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: Juan on February 22, 2019, 12:35:32 PM
If going slow means looking this good, then by all means go slow.  I really like what you have done so far.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on March 01, 2019, 02:12:59 PM
Ive started on the nacelle now that the wings are nearly finished. Still about another 100 eyelets to CA in place.

I had an issue with some red paint on the rudder that did not dry matt and remained tacky. Managed to google a solution to that with some clear varnish and a few drops of drier. 24 hours later it was resolved. I also managed to spill a small bottle of thinners over one section of the wing just as the finishing touches were being done. That held me up for a while.

Work on the struts has also begun.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: aliluke on March 01, 2019, 05:03:44 PM
Looking great and looks like are flying through it. Six months is an easy target at your rate.  :)

Cheers
Alistair
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: Dave Brewer on March 02, 2019, 04:55:06 PM
Yes,like Alistair said;I wish I could work to your standard as "slow" as you do.I sure wish I had the self discipline to fabricate the rigging components as a first step.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: RAGIII on March 02, 2019, 10:50:06 PM
Wing panels and tail/rudder are beautifully painted and weathered! Looking forward to your further progress.
RAGIII
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: Monty on March 04, 2019, 05:51:49 AM
This is moving along beautifully with some really neat and authentic looking painting! I'm enjoying this... ATB, Marc
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on March 17, 2019, 07:08:03 PM
Sorry for the long time between updates.

I have finally buttoned up the nacelle and installed the Beardmore engine. I have added extra piping in and around the engine based on what I can see in the excellent photos provided with the Wingnuts kit. Fit of the cockpit frame was fairly straightforward apart from the bulkhead behind the cockpit and in front of the radiator. I just could not think of a way to get rid of the join line this creates.

Now I just have some final touches and rigging to add before the lower wings go on.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on March 17, 2019, 07:11:05 PM
a couple more photos.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on March 17, 2019, 07:11:37 PM
last one.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: RAGIII on March 18, 2019, 01:29:43 AM
Looks awesome! The engine in place is Fantastic and the instruments really stand out in the interior ! Lovely work!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: Manni on March 18, 2019, 06:06:02 PM
Great work and great aditions on the engine. Looks fantastic.
Bye,
Manni
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on March 22, 2019, 03:32:31 PM
Thanks for the comments. Lower wings are on now, starting on the upper wings and rigging.

I read an article on fitting the wings that suggested that fitting the upper wing in sections may be an easier way to go so I thought I would give it a go.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on March 22, 2019, 03:33:21 PM
and two more images.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on April 01, 2019, 02:34:59 PM
I have got the wings in place now. All the interwing rigging has been done and now only some of the control lines are left unattached.

There were no issues getting this far and the rigging was fairly straightforward, just a lot of it.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on April 01, 2019, 02:37:52 PM
Work on the tailbooms has started, but I think that it will be a slow process as well getting all the rigging right.

So far, it has been an excellent build with everything fitting exactly as it should. I feel i am on the homeward leg now.

Hope you enjoy the photos.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on April 10, 2019, 05:16:04 PM
Sorry for the delay in postings.

The tailbooms are together now and I have started to rig them. They attach nicely into the cut outs in the wings and will sit there without any assistance.

I intend to only rig the rear section of the booms and tail plane before attaching to the wings so that I do not build any distortions into the structure. The booms are quite light and flexible and the tail plane and elevators are quite heavy so there is quite a bit of flex here.

I am using .12 mono for the rigging which is stiffening the structure quite well.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: RAGIII on April 10, 2019, 08:32:15 PM
Your FE looks stunning with the outer wings in place. The tail and booms are looking awesome!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: Juan on April 10, 2019, 09:56:33 PM
I agree with Rick, your build is looking great.  Looking forward to more.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: Terri on April 10, 2019, 11:05:23 PM
All around , beautiful job so far , looking forward to the next up-date  :)



Terri
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: lone modeller on April 11, 2019, 02:20:22 AM
I am sorry that I had not seen this before - cannot resist a pusher, especially a Fee. The model looks very good - and the rigging is simply marvellous. And yes there is rather a lot of it on any pusher!

Stephen.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: FokkerFodder on April 11, 2019, 09:53:38 AM
A beautiful looking Fee - one day I hope to tackle this kit. Cheers Matt
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on April 11, 2019, 05:18:06 PM
Well the booms are attached now and the Fee is finally starting to look complete.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on April 11, 2019, 05:19:53 PM
Now I just have to work out where all the lines go.

This all went together without any issues and all aligned up perfectly.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: RAGIII on April 12, 2019, 06:57:25 AM
Continuing to look AWESOME! Even more so with the boom in place!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on April 16, 2019, 02:54:44 PM
Finally on the home stretch now. Booms on and rigged.

Small pieces and touch ups now to finish.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on April 16, 2019, 02:56:15 PM
a couple more photos.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: RAGIII on April 16, 2019, 09:37:03 PM
Spectacular assembly and rigging! Looks Terrific!!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on April 30, 2019, 09:37:23 AM
Sorry it has taken a while to finish this one, I have been away for a while.

Added the two machine guns and put some finishing touches in place. I am now finished this one.

Hope you like the images.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on April 30, 2019, 09:39:40 AM
A couple more photos.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: LT1962 on April 30, 2019, 09:41:52 AM
Last one.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: RAGIII on April 30, 2019, 09:47:41 AM
Stunning Model in all respects! Your rigging in particular looks Brilliant! A fitting tribute to Des in all ways!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: Juan on April 30, 2019, 10:19:02 AM
Spectacular looking miniature, congratulations on completing her.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early
Post by: Terri on April 30, 2019, 10:55:01 AM
Very well done indeed  :)



Terri
Title: WnW FE-2B Early - Completed
Post by: LT1962 on June 26, 2019, 01:40:49 PM
Final pics for your enjoyment.
Title: WnW FE-2B Early - Completed
Post by: LT1962 on June 26, 2019, 01:42:04 PM
a few more.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early - completed
Post by: LT1962 on June 26, 2019, 01:42:56 PM
last two.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early - Completed
Post by: RAGIII on June 26, 2019, 10:51:40 PM
Very well done FEE! The rigging looks awesome! I really enjoyed following your build.
RAGIII
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early - Completed
Post by: lone modeller on June 27, 2019, 04:47:27 AM
What a super Fee... alwys an aircraft thaty has attracted my attention. Yours is a mini-masterpiece and a real tribute to those who flew them - and of course, Des.

Stephen.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early - Completed
Post by: FokkerFodder on June 27, 2019, 06:04:46 AM
Splendid build. One of my favourite planes although I donít feel ready to tackle one myself but you have done a wonderful job.  Cheers  matt
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early - Completed
Post by: Terri on June 27, 2019, 10:30:23 AM
Man that looks nice , you did a super job on your Fee !



Terri
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early - Completed
Post by: p9o1r1sche on June 27, 2019, 09:38:42 PM
Very nice model and WOW, what a rigging monster this is.
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early - Completed
Post by: pepperman42 on June 28, 2019, 12:00:09 AM
Beautiful build!!

Steve
Title: Re: WnW FE-2B Early - Completed
Post by: Bughunter on June 28, 2019, 05:09:55 PM
Very nice model!
With the six struts on each side it has even more rigging lines than a D.H.2 :o

Cheers,
Frank