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Offline kensar

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Show us your ....engines
« on: November 21, 2019, 11:21:13 AM »
Let's see that masterpiece of an engine (that may subsequently be covered up inside a cowling)!  Show your engine, particularly aftermarket ones so we can get idea of their appearance and detail level.

I'll start with a few...

First up, a Copper State Models Clerget 9B. 
As seen in the picture below, the Clerget has springs that help close the exhaust valve, which are rarely modeled.


I put a simple one loop spring on a previous model engine but wanted to improve on that.  I made the tool below for that purpose.


First wrap a 0.008" wire around the front of the tool.


Wrap the wire around the rod twice to form the spring coils.


Slide the rod out from the flat post to free the spring.  Trim the ends.


Drill holes and glue spring onto engine before carpet monster gets it.




Finished 1/32 CSM Clerget.  Still a bit oily from the last run.




Vector 1/32 Gnome Monosaupape 9B 100 hp.  I remade the front of the crankcase in aluminum and added RB Motions bolt and stud parts.




Wingnut Wings 1/32 Gnome Monosaupape 9B 100 hp.




Post up!
« Last Edit: November 22, 2019, 06:18:41 AM by kensar »
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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 04:02:06 PM »
those are really beautiful engines!
and the idea for the spring is super cool! got to use it too!
thank you for sharing!
ciao
edo

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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 12:56:27 AM »
   That "spring work" is pure magic Ken, nicely done and a technique I've "book marked for future.
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 04:06:56 AM »
Thanks for sharing the spring jig, Ken.
Lovely engine you got there. When will you be testing her?  ;)


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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 04:13:37 AM »
Great idea, Ken - and very nice engines too!
But I suggest to add the scale, to avoid misinterpretations.

Cheers,
Frank
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So I create downscaled originals.

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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 05:53:05 AM »
Some aftermarket engines, used in my models. Build by me.


Benz Bz.IV, Copper State Models 1/48




More here: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=10076



Mercedes D.III/D.IIIa, Vector 1/48




More her: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=10502.msg193610#msg193610


Le Rhone 9J 110hp, Small Stuff 1/48



Le Rhone 9C 80hp, Small Stuff 1/48



Oberursel Ur.II, Small Stuff 1/48





Gnome 7 Lambda 80hp, Small Stuff 1/48


More here: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=8864.msg162258#msg162258


Gnome Monosoupape 9B-2 100hp, Small Stuff 1/48





Siemens-Halske Sh.III, Eduard Brassin 1/48





Austro-Daimler Aeroplan engine 120 h.p., Wiener Modellbau Manufaktur 1/16




More here: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=8568


Cheers,
Frank
« Last Edit: November 22, 2019, 05:46:47 PM by Bughunter »
Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
So I create downscaled originals.

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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2019, 06:25:01 AM »
Nice collection of engines, Frank.  And good photography.
I did add the scale to the captions on my pictures - good suggestion.

What type of paint do you use for detailing and washes?
Ken M.

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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2019, 10:37:50 AM »
Here's the 160hp Daimler-Mercedes D.III engine for my Wingnut Roland C.II.  1/32 of course.  Upgrades include Taurus spark plugs and timing gear set.  Ignition wiring and additional details added from copper wire.













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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2019, 10:43:27 AM »
120hp Argus As.II for my Wingnut 1/32 Jeannin Stahltaube.









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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2019, 05:06:15 PM »
My abandoned Benz BZ.III 150hp:





The Breadmore Engine







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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2019, 05:54:55 PM »
What type of paint do you use for detailing and washes?
The engines are painted with Alclad, I use this also sometimes to (not air!)brush small details, otherwise acryl paints. For washes I use oil paints thinned with lighter fuel.

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 10:38:12 PM »
Thanks Frank.

Great looking engines, Guys.
Eric - The Taurus valve drivetrain really sets the engine off.
Manni - The neglected Benz sure looks real!  You've got the weathering figured out.
Ken M.

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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2019, 02:54:16 PM »
Breathtaking engines, congratulations to all of you.
Ciao
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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2020, 10:17:22 AM »
Hi all, this is the Taurus 1/32 100hp Mono I made for my WNW DH2.

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Re: Show us your ....engines
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2020, 11:48:59 PM »
400hp Liberty V12 for Wingnut DH.9a Post-War "Ninak"  Added wiring and priming taps, the latter made from brass tubing and wire.









Cheers,
Eric