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Offline JoeDxMB

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1911 Martin - Handasyde
« on: November 05, 2012, 06:24:35 AM »
I'm somewhat surprised that no one else posted in this section.

In any event, here is another old Pyro kit of a 1911 " Martin - Handasyde"  in 1/48
I found scarce documentaion  on this aircraft but it does seem somewhat advanced for its time having such things as a V-8 air cooled engine and a very simple undercarriage.

Anyway, it's built it  mainly OTB and it will be displayed nex to the "Avro"

BTW, as some of you know, I'm into all kinds of vintage aircraft and building such things as a  DC-3, PT-17, etc has taken a Lot of my time .
However, I think  my next build  will be my Eduard "Nieuport 11" (profipack) getting back into the WWI groove.   
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« Last Edit: November 05, 2012, 07:44:54 AM by JoeDxMB »

Offline Rob Hart

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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 06:33:10 AM »
Nice model! I have one of those old Pyro kits, a Bleriot. For its age, it seems to be a decent kit.

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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 06:41:43 AM »
Thanks
 
I also have the Bleriot kit in my stash.
I have an idea of an easy way of rigging the fuselage for whenver I get around to the kit . :)

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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 07:12:30 AM »
   Joe,
Outstanding project my friend. She's absolutely beautiful!
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette

 PS: We sure could used a few new tooled Pre-14 kits in any scale.
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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 07:28:52 AM »
She's absolutely brilliant, Joe.  This is my favorite of the Pyro kits.  I think it's the wood fuselage that does it for me.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 12:44:41 PM »
Thanks Joe for posting the photos, it is a very nice looking model, well done.

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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 09:59:38 AM »
Incredible. Just, wow!

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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 11:24:27 AM »
Very nice build of a classic!!

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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 06:22:42 PM »
great stuff! i am fortunate enuff to own the whole set of the kits. i have the martin handy completed and the bleriot and deperdussin started. what is your "easy" idea for rigging the bleriot fuselage?

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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2012, 07:26:40 PM »
Lovely looking model Joe, nicely done.

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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2012, 06:16:16 AM »
great stuff! i am fortunate enuff to own the whole set of the kits. i have the martin handy completed and the bleriot and deperdussin started. what is your "easy" idea for rigging the bleriot fuselage?


I though I would just stiffen some appropriate size and color thread with CA.......cut lengths to size and glue in place.
Adding any sort of eyelets to the fuselage rigging would soon have me tearing out my full head of hair . ;D 

BTW, I decided to apply minmal weathering to  the "M-H" and just added some to the wing's leading edge. All aircraft were new at one point . :)
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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012, 04:10:56 PM »
that sounds like it should work well for the bleriot fuselage. i use smoke colored invisible thread which is basically .1mm monofilament in black. too flexible for that and drilling or eyelets just seem like overkill. best i can come up with is i heat stretched some black sprue super thin and simply glue in place w ca. even at these fine diameter it remains rigid in those short lengths. good luck with it. cant wait to see her built up. love the early stuf

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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 02:50:37 AM »
Great-looking model Joe!  8)   Very interesting craft.  Ah yes, I remember Pyro from my youth.

If we want one of these in 1/32, I guess we'll just have to scratch build!   ;)

Regards,

Bob

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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 02:24:30 PM »
Nice work, I have the 1911 Martin Handasyde kit built but i had to stop because I don,t have the directions . I need the rigging diagram to finish it. sator

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Re: 1911 Martin - Handasyde
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 01:22:29 AM »
   "If we want one of these in 1/32, I guess we'll just have to scratch build!"
  Bob,
That's not a bad idea at all, the general shapes don't appear to be that difficult. I just have absolutely no idea if there are any GA drawings about.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
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