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WW1 Aircraft Modeling => Under Construction => Topic started by: eclarson on September 01, 2019, 12:27:35 PM

Title: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: eclarson on September 01, 2019, 12:27:35 PM
I sure didn't see this coming.   I was planning on getting back to a Great Wall Hobby 1/48 Su-35 that was briefly started before being set aside in order to build the WNW Roland C.II for the forum group build but my modeling muse had other ideas.  Long story short, after seeing a really nice Post-War NINAK with Pheon decals in process on a Facebook group, this suddenly appeared on my bench.  Progress is going to be slow at first as I'm well along on an Airfix 1/48 Spitire Mk.XIV which I'll complete before focusing fully on the NINAK.  I really wasn't planning on starting another WNW kit this year but oh well....here we go!

(https://i.imgur.com/dUYminI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aIthJdS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IFkwy1J.jpg)

Eric
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: RAGIII on September 01, 2019, 11:45:42 PM
As always I will follow along with what I am sure will be a Terrific build!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: coyotemagic on September 02, 2019, 04:03:20 AM
Good choice, Eric.  I'll be following closely.  The Ninak is a great kit.  My favorite WNW build so far.
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Gisbod on September 02, 2019, 06:59:47 AM
Lovely Eric,

Iíve just resurrected my build of this, will be helpful to see updates...

Guy
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Terri on September 02, 2019, 12:31:38 PM
Love the scheme , looking forward to this one  :)



Terri
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: eclarson on October 06, 2019, 02:28:31 AM
Just finished the 1/48 MK.XIV Spitfire that's been my primary focus for the past month or so (can be seen in the Off Topic Build section) so my full attention can now turn to the Ninak!
I didn't totally ignore her though as while waiting for paint and glue to dry on the Spitfire I prepped the Ninak's parts for wood grain treatment and even got the wicker and leather seats done.
The seats were a lot of fun as I've never done wicker before.  That and the leather are a mix of acrylics, dry brushing with oils, and washes.  To provide visual interest and contrast between the wood sections, the fuselage and other interior parts have been painted with several different base colors (Tamiya and Vallejo yellow, tan, and wood shades) over which oil paints will be streaked for the wood grain effect.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZdGnRHK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XxZEJU8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1qEIuXB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6dJaNVp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZwDORuk.jpg)


Eric
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: RAGIII on October 06, 2019, 02:41:21 AM
Excellent prep work for the wood. Your wicker seat is very impressive as is the leather !
RAGIII
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: lone modeller on October 06, 2019, 04:30:37 AM
I do like the wicker seat and leather seats: as Rick has commented they look very realistic. Going to be an interesting build.

Stephen.
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Juan on October 06, 2019, 04:38:57 AM
Looks like a great start Eric.  Looking forward to your next update.
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: eclarson on October 08, 2019, 10:00:19 AM
This past weekend saw the wood effects applied to all the interior parts with some seen here.  The instructions call for various areas to be light or dark wood and I wanted to provide that contrast as well as variations of each.  Base colors are assorted Tamiya, Vallejo, and AMMO Mig yellow, tan, and wood tone colors.  Oil paints used for the grain effect are raw and burnt sienna on the darker shades with raw sienna and yellow ochre on the light.

Views of the fuselage inner surfaces and floor on the finished model will be limited to small sections here and there but since at this point it's hard to tell what will be visible, it's best to do the entire thing.  I'll give everything another couple days to cure then apply a protective clear coat followed by some filters and light weathering washes.

(https://i.imgur.com/eTVrBk4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Qm0GCt1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SCuyLdo.jpg)

Eric
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Terri on October 08, 2019, 11:29:04 AM
Your wood effects are looking great so far Eric and that seat looks nice and broken in making it look very comfortable .  :)




Terri
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: eclarson on October 08, 2019, 12:47:25 PM
Your wood effects are looking great so far Eric and that seat looks nice and broken in making it look very comfortable .  :)
Terri

Thanks Terri! 

I wasn't 100% happy with the fuselage insides as seen here (a little too light and the "grain" wasn't as fine as I like) so I just now finished applying a layer of raw sienna oil paint and used a piece of sponge and large flat brush to get the grain lines established after which the trusty fan brush was used to "draw" some random patterns.  Most of which will be hidden of course.  But I'm satisfied with the results so that's the important thing.   :)

I won't bother with pics of that little fix but the difference will be noticeable in future shots as the interior comes together.

Cheers,
Eric
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: aliluke on October 08, 2019, 04:46:02 PM
Wow. Some modellers here just seem like machines - beautiful machines that is. Work has sure kept me away from what I'd rather be doing these last few months and my stash of WW1 machines looks at me with a  threatening cardboard face - "Build me, build me, build me...". And then you just get on and build while juggling other kits at the same time. And everything you do looks magic and now I want to add another cardboard face to my annoying cardboard companions which will say - "Build me, I'm a Ninak, build me, I'm a Ninak..."

Well - for the time being I'll just watch and then get a Ninak - it kind of even sounds like an annoying "Build ME" kit to join all of my others. "Ninak me, Ninak, Ninak, Ninak...

But, seriously, great work and following on from Guy's build of the same this is a very tempting choice...to join my other plastic fulled, cardboard boxes...

Best
Alistair
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Borsos on October 08, 2019, 08:41:48 PM
What wonderful wood tones!
Andreas
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: RAGIII on October 09, 2019, 06:49:08 AM
What wonderful wood tones!
Andreas

I am in total agreement with Andreas!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: kensar on October 09, 2019, 10:31:23 PM
The wood-meister is in the house!
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: eclarson on October 27, 2019, 01:16:48 AM
Ninak update time.  It's been a while but these things take time.  The interior sub-assemblies (and sub-sub-assemblies) are ready to be...assembled. Which of course means some will no longer be visible.  :)   Still need to do the HGW seatbelts and add some internal wire cross-braces but those can be done once the interior structure is together.

(https://i.imgur.com/40CWupv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BfItZps.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1LRvyaw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EX380wS.jpg)

Cheers,
Eric
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: RAGIII on October 27, 2019, 01:23:29 AM
Simply Awesome!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: gedmundson on October 27, 2019, 01:57:51 AM
Amazing work, Eric. I especially like the way you've got all the linkages and wires added to make your cockpit extremely well detailed. Beautifully painted, too.
Cheers,
Gary
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: FAf on October 27, 2019, 03:05:09 AM
Really, really impressive! My personal favourites are the leather and the cockpit floor planking! Looking forward to seeing more!
/Fredrik
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: eclarson on October 31, 2019, 11:56:46 AM
Interior structure together.  Next task, assemble and install the HGW seatbelts, then...the engine! 

(https://i.imgur.com/7WbTY46.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9OmwbPH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0zmnrDU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/88Y1x9h.jpg)


Cheers,
Eric
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Gene K on October 31, 2019, 08:30:42 PM
Thanks for this treat thread, Eric.

Gene K
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Robin on October 31, 2019, 11:43:53 PM
Beautiful :)

Robin
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: FAf on October 31, 2019, 11:50:29 PM
👍👍👍
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: eclarson on November 03, 2019, 02:31:59 PM
Thank you for all the encouraging comments guys. 

Just a small update tonight showing the HGW seatbelts installed.
They are a big improvement over the kit's photo-etched belts which for one thing look much too big. 

(https://i.imgur.com/1QgeZA8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/S7oRzQJ.jpg)

It might be a while until my next post as I just started working on the engine.  I've not decided how much extra work to put into it but as the plan is to leave the cowling top off I'll at least give the upper part of the engine some special attention.  There's plenty of inspiration to be found in Des' excellent article about detailing the NINAK's Liberty V12 engine on the ww1aircraftmodels.com site.

Cheers,
Eric
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Terri on November 03, 2019, 10:57:43 PM
Looking really good so far Eric , looking forward on seeing what you do with the engine .



Terri
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: RAGIII on November 04, 2019, 11:32:18 PM
The belts really add to the feel of the cockpit. Excellent results!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: bobs_buckles on November 05, 2019, 12:53:44 AM
Stunning piece of modelling, Eric. Truly EPIC!

vB
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: eclarson on November 10, 2019, 05:37:56 AM
Some may think me nuts but I wanted to try using techniques based on Des' excellent article about detailing the WNW Liberty engine. 

https://www.ww1aircraftmodels.com/page28.html

So, I'm in the process of replacing the 24 molded in spark plugs on my Ninak's engine. Plug bodies are 0.4mm brass tubing placed in holes drilled with a #77 bit. Stems are .008" bronze wire.

(https://i.imgur.com/59lbBBK.jpg)

I'm also planning on adding some primer cups but first need to see if I can pull off cross-drilling brass tubing.  Again, following steps Des gave us.

https://www.ww1aircraftmodels.com/page48.html

Cheers,
Eric
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: RAGIII on November 11, 2019, 12:40:47 PM
Incredible Detailing!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: eclarson on November 13, 2019, 10:53:26 AM
I did it!  I was actually able to create priming cups for my Ninak's engine.  Made from 0.6mm tubing with a 0.3mm cross-drilled hole (first time I've ever tried that and I only broke three drill bits in the process, one is still usable).  Taps are .008" brass wire with a dab of Mr Surfacer 1200 to make the knobs.  In Des' article he installed 12 but several period photos I found of Liberty engines showed only 8 - 4 on each manifold.  So that's what I chose to do which saved having to make 4 more.    ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/eDUbJah.jpg)

Cheers,
Eric
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Robin on November 13, 2019, 11:00:58 AM
Wow!  :o

Robin
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Terri on November 13, 2019, 11:01:22 AM
Excellent job Eric ! Those bits look lovely  :)


Terri
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: AlbertD on November 13, 2019, 01:54:24 PM
Nice work so far.I'm going to jump on board this build as it looks like I will learn a lot of new techniques.
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Manni on November 13, 2019, 04:07:54 PM
Spectacular!
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: FAf on November 13, 2019, 04:14:03 PM
Impressive! I instantly feel a need to try the same procedure... but I'll just save the idea for now.
/Fredrik
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Borsos on November 13, 2019, 09:37:20 PM
Great stuff!
Andreas
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: kensar on November 13, 2019, 10:39:23 PM
Excellent work, Eric! You're a real 'modeller' (reference Facebook post).
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: RAGIII on November 13, 2019, 10:50:37 PM
Outstanding work on the primer cups!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: eclarson on December 01, 2019, 10:57:56 AM
Finally got my Ninak's engine done!  Literally a model within a model,  I probably quadrupled the build time by adding little scratch built extras like the priming cups, spark plugs (which are nearly invisible) and ignition wires.   :)

Sadly, much of the back end and underside details will be hidden once in the model but I'll be leaving the "hood" off so the topside details will be visible.

(https://i.imgur.com/VHtklzr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VXsea2F.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hmufgvG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/d9wY561.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/e2mZqAU.jpg)

Eric
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: AlbertD on December 01, 2019, 02:01:19 PM
That's one fine looking engine.
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: RAGIII on December 01, 2019, 11:50:28 PM
Outstanding Engine! Like you said, a model within a Model!
RAGIII
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: gedmundson on December 02, 2019, 06:56:57 AM
Very impressive work on your engine, Eric. And your cutting mat is beautifully clean (unlike mine!).
Cheers,
Gary
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Terri on December 02, 2019, 11:06:23 AM
Fantastic job on the details ! :)



Terri
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: eclarson on December 02, 2019, 11:43:57 AM
Very impressive work on your engine, Eric. And your cutting mat is beautifully clean (unlike mine!).
Cheers,
Gary

Thank you Gary and the rest!  Hehe...the blue cutting mat is only used for photos.  I have several green ones used for their intended purpose.  :)

Eric
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: lcarroll on December 02, 2019, 02:02:13 PM
Eric,
   That engine is as nice as I've seen here. A pleasure to follow along, really exceptional work!
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: WNW Post-War DH.9a NINAK
Post by: Manni on December 02, 2019, 03:33:27 PM
Outstanding work. The wiring is just geat and the primer cups are superb, too.
Bye,
Manni