Author Topic: Morane-Saulnier type I, Eduard 1/48, Update 24.8.2020 Rigging  (Read 5966 times)

Offline Bughunter

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Metal scratch work


After the finished Fokker D.VII I like to start a new project with a riddle.
I guess you will see soon, what it is, but for which aircraft?

At first I started to work a small wooden block, drilled, sawed and cutted.



A 0.8mm brass inside the hole, two "H" made from 0.6mm brass (fixed with 0.4mm brass inside), and a drill shaft holds a 1.0mm brass pipe.



After soldering all parts together removed it carefully.



The first construction is done, a second one is needed.



A 4mm brass strip of a PE fret, in the middle a 0.8mm hole and 4 elongated holes on the corners. Soldered from below.



Another wider strips bend in form and soldered too. The axle is 0.8mm nickel silver.



Tinned and painted with Gunze Mr. Metal Primer.



Painted with a MRP black, a "broken" one, not a deep black.



With scratches on the underside this part is finished.



So, and now your wildest guesses please! One thing I can say: the scale is 1/48.

Cheers,
Frank
« Last Edit: August 25, 2020, 03:51:44 AM by Bughunter »
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Re: 1/48 Metal scratch work
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 06:58:33 AM »
Nice work Frank! Will they be used to depict a Fokker D.VII on skis as used by Finland?
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Re: 1/48 Metal scratch work
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 02:58:04 PM »
A russian Nieuport?

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Re: 1/48 Metal scratch work
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 08:46:22 PM »
Not sure which Aircraft they will support but the skis are brilliant!
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Re: 1/48 Metal scratch work
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 09:55:30 PM »
Very nice Frank, SPAD VII???

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Re: 1/48 Metal scratch work
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 12:46:41 AM »
Fun, I bet Morane-Saulnier N in the Russian service  ;)

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Paul

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Re: 1/48 Metal scratch work
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2019, 02:37:42 AM »
Nice work Frank! Will they be used to depict a Fokker D.VII on skis as used by Finland?
Thanks! Not german, but north is not bad!


A russian Nieuport?
Russian is correct  8) But no Nieuport, french is not bad!


the skis are brilliant!
Thank you Rick!


Very nice Frank, SPAD VII???
Juan, french is a good guess, but no SPAD ???


Fun, I bet Morane-Saulnier N in the Russian service  ;)
Your bet is good Paul, a 98% hit!
The Morane-Saulnier in russian service had a 110hp Le Rhone 9J and was called I instead of N.

My plan is to use a Eduard Morane-Saulnier type N Profipack 8091 and build the russian aircraft as known from the Brian Knight painting on the cover of the Windsock Datafile 58:


This datafile was used and will be used as source for the build. It was a big help, because the skies are in the drawing and contain also this picture:

Source: авиару.рф


After the skis are finished I found another picture:

Source: авиару.рф

So the riddle is solved and I can continue with the build ;)

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Morane-Saulnier type I, Eduard 1/48, Metal scratched skis
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2019, 03:24:00 AM »
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Quote from: O_Pablo on Today at 12:46:41 AM
Fun, I bet Morane-Saulnier N in the Russian service  ;)
Your bet is good Paul, a 98% hit!
The Morane-Saulnier in russian service had a 110hp Le Rhone 9J and was called I instead of N.

It was the first shot, I was generally concerned about this Morane model. I will follow your actions with interest because I intend to build this version. I have in my stash two old models offered by Eduard / Flashback.

Regards,
Paul

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Re: Morane-Saulnier type I, Eduard 1/48, Metal scratched skis
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2019, 04:45:02 AM »
So now that we know I am really looking forward to the Morane that will rest on top of those Skis!
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Re: 1/48 Metal scratch work
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2019, 07:27:20 AM »
Not sure which Aircraft they will support but the skis are brilliant!
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Morane-Saulnier type I, Eduard 1/48, Update 23.7.2019 Rotary engine
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2019, 03:25:07 AM »
Rotary engine


Today only a small update, because I have no step pictures. But I have shown this in detail in my other build reports.

As mentioned the difference between Type I and N was the engine, here a Le Rhone 9J 110hp rotary engine. This type is available from Small Stuff so I puzzled this 55 parts, in words fifty-five!, resin parts together.

Painted step-by-step with Alclad (I think I used 8 colors), the small parts prior mounting. Finally a oil wash.



With the hole in the back, it sits on the toothpick, who was allowed to hold the parts during construction, safely stored in a plastic box and waits for the installation.



I like to point again to the detailed, but general instruction, how to build such a engine, created by the kit developer. The link is only on the one-sheet-manual of each kit:
https://www.smallstuffmodels.com/p/buildinganengine.html


To avoid, that the update is to short, I have also a project checklist.
  • Kit engine - replaced with Small Stuff, done.
  • other propeller. Kit part unnecessary, Will be made of wood.
  • Hotchkiss to be replaced by a Vickers. Available from Gaspatch.
  • Skis - scratched
  • The Russians have built another front cover for the MG for the protection against the cutting cold, so I have to invent something.

Decals:
  • matching huge Russian wing cockades found, produced by Begemot.
  • fuselage pennant - got it from a close acquaintance, who build a different marking of the old Flashback-kit.
  • fin cockade - was not able to found something, until the idea to check 1/72 kits. A belgian modeler sent my some spares.

Still enough to do ...

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Morane-Saulnier type I, Eduard 1/48, Update 23.7.2019 Engine
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2019, 03:45:01 AM »
As always your engine is Gorgeous Frank!
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Re: Morane-Saulnier type I, Eduard 1/48, Update 23.7.2019 Engine
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2019, 05:53:17 AM »
That soldering work is amazing, Frank. Engine looks tops, too. Very unusual and interesting subject.
Cheers,
Gary

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Re: Morane-Saulnier type I, Eduard 1/48, Update 23.7.2019 Engine
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2019, 05:58:53 AM »
Another of your extraordinary builds Frank. Those skiis look very goo - such fine soldering. The engine is equally goo - Small Stuff engines are really good value.

Stephen.

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Re: Morane-Saulnier type I, Eduard 1/48, Update 23.7.2019 Engine
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2019, 06:45:06 AM »
Thank you Rick, Gary and Stephen! Your feedback is highly appreciated :-*

Cheers,
Frank
Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
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