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Scratch builds / Re: 1/32 BE2c
« Last post by lone modeller on November 26, 2022, 09:19:33 AM »
Good to see the current progress Richie. The new hub looks just as good as the old one - just a different size!

The tail surfaces are excellent - getting the translucent look is very difficult, (so difficult in fact I do not bother), and your method of making the ribs is a good one - at least they will all look the same. One problem with working with small pieces like them is that they are fragile - but you will soon learn how to get around that particular problem.

Stephen.
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Under Construction / Re: 1:32nd scale Nieuport XVII (17) C.1
« Last post by KiwiZac on November 26, 2022, 06:52:11 AM »
As I always say, "You can't have too many Nieuports". I'll enjoy watching this build.
Hear hear, on both points!
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Paper and Card models / Re: Boelcke's D-II From EcardModels in 1/33rd Scale
« Last post by KiwiZac on November 26, 2022, 06:50:37 AM »
Excellent progress Dan!

And yes - sometimes I have to remind myself how lucky we are here. You have to come down some time!
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Scratch builds / Re: 1/32 BE2c
« Last post by KiwiZac on November 26, 2022, 06:46:04 AM »
I actually had great fun messing about with it and learned a lot about scratch building and the importance of patience.
That sounds like a productive time to me!
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What's New / Re: Last of the WNW?
« Last post by KiwiZac on November 26, 2022, 06:44:53 AM »
So how many down under managed to get hold of their kits from the airshow?
From memory (it was last February) the sales team still had some kits to take back. I should've revisited the stand later in the day but I had my nephew with me.
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Completed models / Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Last post by RichieW on November 26, 2022, 06:12:55 AM »
The match head is almost as wide as the Nieuport e fine cowling. That's outrageous! Will definitely be buying your book but don't think my ham fists will be attempting the squinty eyed scale any time soon!
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Completed models / Re: Fokker De Spin 1/32 scratch + 3D + Proper Plane
« Last post by RichieW on November 26, 2022, 06:09:05 AM »
I completely missed this one, my loss entirely. I can't stop looking at the photographs. It's so beautifully done. The figures are wonderfully painted too. I'm going back for another look!

Richie
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Completed models / Re: Fokker De Spin 1/32 scratch + 3D + Proper Plane
« Last post by Mossie on November 26, 2022, 03:43:54 AM »
An increadable model, well done.
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Scratch builds / Re: 1/32 BE2c
« Last post by RichieW on November 26, 2022, 02:52:46 AM »
Looking great! I'm in absolute awe of your work!
/Fredrik

Ah Fredrik, that's so kind. You've just moved even higher up my list of favourite modellers! :D
It's a bit of a war of attrition for me, there are so many casualties for every step forward I take as my work is often messy and approximate while I learn how to make things as I will illustrate shortly!

Although I have not updated for a couple of weeks I have spent many hours working at this in that time with,as usual, very little to show for my efforts .I was so pleased with the propeller boss I showed last time but unfortunately I made a big measurement error so had to make another. This went quite smoothly as I had spent hours making one before. Again I used washers and punched discs of aluminium sheet. for the retaining bolts I used my hex punch and die set which I had completely forgotten about. All the parts were just positioned by eye with no measuring and stuck with extra thin CA. The new one is on the left, it will do, I am pleased!

BE2c Prop boss by Richard Williams, on Flickr

Next up I had to make the rest of the tail feathers. The ribs were cut on my cricut cutting machine, lined up with the plan and glued with B7000 glue. I also use this glue for skinning as it gives me working time and clumsy smudges can be cleaned up with Mr levelling thinner.

Tailplane under construction. by Richard Williams, on Flickr

So far so good, now onto the elevators. I tried using the cricut again but it was not able to produce the accuracy I wanted so I had to try old school model making.  Using my beloved precision ruler (thanks for the recommendation Willem!) I marked out little rectangles with drilling points. Not so bad.

BE2c elevator by Richard Williams, on Flickr

The central hole is for a spar the other is simply to help line things up so I could thread the pieces ontp brass rod before block filing them into shape.

BE2c elevator by Richard Williams, on Flickr

A 1x1.5mm styrene strip was tacked onto an engineering square with CA gel and taped to the plan, the ribs were slid into place and glued.

20221124_205453 by Richard Williams, on Flickr

All going well so far. Styrene rod was bent into shape and glued making sure to keep everything square. The idea is file down the trailing edge later.

BE2c elevator by Richard Williams, on Flickr

Sadly whilst filing the trailing edge I managed to wrestle everything out of square, bend some of the ribs and the observant of you will have noticed that I missed out a rib. Arghhhhh!

elevator by Richard Williams, on Flickr

Another lot of styrene casualties for no forward movement. The upside is that I actually had great fun messing about with it and learned a lot about scratch building and the importance of patience. I will have another bash at it over the weekend, I have a cunning plan! ;)

Thanks for dropping by
Richie

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Under Construction / Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith Dolphin
« Last post by Mike Norris on November 26, 2022, 01:07:27 AM »
Nice work. Are you finding much touch up work with paint is required between sections of decal?
Sandy
Hi Sandy,
The only decal problems were with the wing roundels.
The decals are intended to wrap over the upper and lower wings trailing edges at the ailerons
Similarly wrap over the leading edges of the ailerons.
However, like the decals for the WNW Camel, these decals cracked and chipped if I attempted to wrap them around edges.
Therefore, I cut the decal at the fold lines and applied them then brush painted the wing trailing and aileron leading edges to match.
Other than that, I had no problems,

Mike 
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