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Offline Chris Johnson

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Re: My Hangar To Date
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2012, 01:50:28 AM »
Bud and co stated that they followed your builds - do you have a link? Especially for the Dr.1?

I posted build logs for all of them on Great War Aviation. I would think that they're still there, but I can't say for sure.

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Chris
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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2012, 02:07:54 AM »
LOL Busted again Bud. But not to escape the heat and the humidity way down in the Deep South.My wife and I will be in Kenora,Ont. in June for family business. I certainly would rather drag Chris along to any contest available while in the area ...

I just discovered that IPMS Edmonton is running a show in Edmonton, Alberta on June 2, 2012, at the Alberta Aviation Museum. That's sort of in the area of Kenora  ;D  and sounds like it would be more enjoyable than what you've alluded to above. You still couldn't drag me there though!

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Chris
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Re: My Hangar To Date
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2012, 03:54:00 AM »
All good work on display here -

I know what you mean about the Roden Pfalz - it nearly never got built.  I could not get the fuselage halves to close up around the engine area - it just did not fit.   I got so frustrated and angry at one point that I got close to literally hurling the model at the wall!  Only words of encouragement from my wife kept me going.
In the end, I ended up cutting (hacking) away a lot of the lower engine formers to get a half reasonable fit.   After this though, the rest of the kit flew together really well.

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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2012, 04:32:07 AM »
Chris,

  They are very beautiful builds!  :)


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Re: My Hangar To Date
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2012, 08:10:31 AM »
LOL Busted again Bud. But not to escape the heat and the humidity way down in the Deep South.My wife and I will be in Kenora,Ont. in June for family business. I certainly would rather drag Chris along to any contest available while in the area ...

I just discovered that IPMS Edmonton is running a show in Edmonton, Alberta on June 2, 2012, at the Alberta Aviation Museum. That's sort of in the area of Kenora  ;D  and sounds like it would be more enjoyable than what you've alluded to above. You still couldn't drag me there though!

Cheers,

Chris

   Chris,
LOL man that's across neary all the way across the Canada from Kenora. Umm we can split the cost for the gas? Road Trip!
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Re: My Hangar To Date
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2012, 09:27:31 AM »
....I posted build logs for all of them on Great War Aviation. I would think that they're still there, but I can't say for sure...

Thanks Chris I'll have a gander later

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Re: My Hangar To Date
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2012, 12:56:49 PM »
Hi, Chris,

Belated congratulations on a very fine stable of mounts. Believe it or not, I actually started the WNW SE yesterday, just to say that I really DID start, but really tiny baby steps only. However, from the look of your builds, you don't need any help when it comes to the WNW SE!  ;)
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Re: My Hangar To Date
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2012, 10:08:29 PM »
Hi, Chris,

Belated congratulations on a very fine stable of mounts. Believe it or not, I actually started the WNW SE yesterday, just to say that I really DID start, but really tiny baby steps only. However, from the look of your builds, you don't need any help when it comes to the WNW SE!  ;)

Ah, you're too kind! Refresh my memory here Trackpad. Which of Rowan's markings are you using for your S.E.5a? I'll use the other Canadian set for mine.

Be sure to post some in-progress images!

Cheers,

Chris
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« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2012, 10:13:22 PM »
Nice work, old Humbrol paints do spray well.

Regards :)

They do indeed, but I guess I'm too set in my ways with using Tamiya's quick drying and easy clean-up paint. If Humbrol would switch from those tinlets to a bottle, I might be swayed, but I know that's not about to happen. I still use Humbrol for my washes though.

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Chris
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Re: My Hangar To Date
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2012, 03:58:17 AM »
................ I still use Humbrol for my washes though.

Cheers,

Chris

Noted!

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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2012, 08:48:11 PM »
Wow Nice work!! Very colourful and clean Builds well done Chris.

Sean

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Re: My Hangar To Date
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2012, 09:16:07 AM »
Thanks Uncle Tony.

As for my turnbuckles, I use 0.5 mm brass tubing and Maxima Chameleon 2lb test monofilament. I picked up this technique from Des' website. The illustration I made below shows two different methods of attaching the turnbuckles to the wing, or fuselage for that matter.



Up until my Dr.I build, I was attaching my turnbuckles as per the illustration on the right side, using a long and short piece of tubing and gluing the tail of the eyelet in the wing. On my Dr.I, I used the technique as illustrated on the left side. Albatros1234 suggested it to me and it offers two advantages.

In the first place, it eliminates the short piece of tubing. Secondly, by connecting to an eyelet, the turnbuckle is free to rotate to line up perfectly with the rigging, as opposed to having to bend the tail of the eyelet to make the turnbuckle line up. Sometimes I had difficulty getting the turnbuckle to line up perfectly as I didn't get the eyelet bent at the correct angle. Albatros1234's method is virtually fool proof.

I can say that as it worked for me!  ;D

Cheers,

Chris
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Re: My Hangar To Date
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2012, 12:39:41 PM »
As for my turnbuckles, I use 0.5 mm brass tubing and Maxima Chameleon 2lb test monofilament. I picked up this technique from Des' website. The illustration I made below shows two different methods of attaching the turnbuckles to the wing, or fuselage for that matter.



Up until my Dr.I build, I was attaching my turnbuckles as per the illustration on the right side, using a long and short piece of tubing and gluing the tail of the eyelet in the wing. On my Dr.I, I used the technique as illustrated on the left side. Albatros1234 suggested it to me and it offers two advantages.

In the first place, it eliminates the short piece of tubing. Secondly, by connecting to an eyelet, the turnbuckle is free to rotate to line up perfectly with the rigging, as opposed to having to bend the tail of the eyelet to make the turnbuckle line up. Sometimes I had difficulty getting the turnbuckle to line up perfectly as I didn't get the eyelet bent at the correct angle. Albatros1234's method is virtually fool proof.

I can say that as it worked for me!  ;D

Cheers,

Chris

A suggestion Chris and that is to post this in the Hints and Tips section. It's a real keeper IMO. Maybe Des would make it a stickie.
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Re: My Hangar To Date
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2012, 05:50:02 AM »
Interesting looking Dr.I, I'd not seen the olive/brown combination before, though I had read about it. A different effect, to be sure. I've got the Encore boxing of this kit in the stash (picked up at a great price), and I think I'll go with olive streaking on that one when the time comes.
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Re: My Hangar To Date
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2012, 07:36:44 AM »
Great HUGE diagram for my old eyes. Thanx!!!

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