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Offline RAGIII

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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2019, 06:40:11 AM »
Nice work T! Looking Awesome to date!
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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2019, 11:28:50 AM »
Thanks Rick , just finished spraying the first coat to start the wood effects in the pit and worked on a few other items . Will have pic's up tomorrow on the rest of the weekend progress .

Once again , thanks for following along Rick  :)



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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2019, 03:19:34 AM »
I have never built a vac kit but I find them interesting.  My impression is that you are essentially scratchbuilding the model but the exterior surfaces are provided for you.  Are you concerned about warping when gluing the thin parts together?  Or are you not using styrene glue?
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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2019, 05:43:54 AM »
Good luck with this kit, Terri! Looks like a good progress until now.

But nevertheless itís a brave decision to go with a vacu instead of the eduard injection moulded kit of the SSW D III.
Same feeling here. If there is a nice kit available (and the new Eduard rendering is really nice) I would always prefer a modern kit, until the stash is much smaller and all  important types with modern kits available are done.
Ok, old kits are fun (e.g. I remember my Sopwith Pup - still no modern kit available), the outcome can be great and unique, but it costs more time.

But if you have a nice time and fun with a old vacu - why not? ;)

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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2019, 05:54:47 AM »
I have never built a vac kit but I find them interesting.  My impression is that you are essentially scratchbuilding the model but the exterior surfaces are provided for you.  Are you concerned about warping when gluing the thin parts together?  Or are you not using styrene glue?

Basically you are correct Ken . Some vac Kits you have to do a bit more of the scratchbuilding than others . No I'm not worried about warping when gluing the thin parts . I don't used tube glue for this . I use Tamiya thin or their quick setting for this . On this kit the plastic is thick enough , however ; other kits will have thin plastic and in that case a wing spar will be added . If I have to do this brass tubing works the best and this I super glue in place .


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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2019, 05:58:59 AM »
Thanks Frank  :)


Here is where I'm so far with pit .


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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2019, 07:18:29 AM »
Nice prep work T. I am looking forward to your next update!
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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2019, 07:30:57 AM »
Nice detail Terri, looking good.   :D

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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2019, 10:25:15 AM »
Thanks guys , your comments and following along are very much appreciated  8)



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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2019, 11:47:34 PM »
Great progress!!

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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2019, 09:11:14 AM »
Thanks Steve  :)



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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2019, 03:03:53 PM »
Made some more progress and the graining is done and made a start on the details . Few more bits to make and the pit will be done . Engine is rady as well for further detailing .


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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2019, 03:06:18 PM »
I used Eduards resin engine , the kit engine isn't very good a all . I still need to add the PE push rods and that will be it for the detailing . Not much will be seen once the engine mount and spinner/prop is in place .


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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2019, 08:19:40 PM »
Is that the Eduard one on your picture?
I know only this one I used: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=9722

I think a thin wire is better for the pushrods (the PE are flat). I used remainings of push rods of the Small Stuff rotaries.

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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2019, 09:44:00 PM »
Looking great, Terri!

Drew