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Bughunter

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #180 on: May 11, 2020, 10:14:10 PM »
I had planned to use Gaspatch metal 1/48 turnbuckles on the tail, but the eyelets in the turnbuckles were too small for my rigging line.
I found thin fishing lines on ebay and got some small pieces for trying. Then I ordered some meters of a a useful size, but so I don't know the trade name.
But it fits on the 1/48 turnbuckles and I can get this twice though 0.4mm brass pipes.

I tried to drill them out, but my drill bits kept breaking!  I broke about 3 of them.
Oops! :( Yep, this stuff is hard, but you cannot bend it - it breaks easily then.
Sometime there is something like moulding sand in the eyelets. I clean this with a needle, but never with a drill after lost one.

Anyway, your scout looks great. Everyone who sees the model will think you used a kit! :D

Cheers,
Frank

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #181 on: May 12, 2020, 09:44:35 PM »
Engine gluing day.



Here's a better look at the PE turnbuckles.



I thought this was an interesting shot with a lot of detail.





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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #182 on: May 12, 2020, 09:50:42 PM »
You've made those turnbuckles look great, I really like that idea. What a great build this is.

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #183 on: May 12, 2020, 09:56:02 PM »
This is a really lovely build, Ken

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #184 on: May 12, 2020, 10:55:30 PM »
Ken, she's a beauty!  Outstanding modeling here.  That last shot reminds me of something full-size hanging in the Smithsonian Aerospace Museum (except for that apparently enormous paint rack in the background ;)).  Your work has infused this model with realism.  Very well done.

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Bob

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #185 on: May 13, 2020, 04:50:38 AM »
Without the paint bottles in background it could also be a RC flying model, looks so lovely real!

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #186 on: May 13, 2020, 10:14:21 AM »
That rigging looks really sharp Ken , well done !


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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #187 on: May 13, 2020, 10:36:11 PM »
Brilliant!
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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #188 on: May 14, 2020, 09:51:00 PM »
Thanks for all the comments, everyone.  With just a few more details to go, this should be finished soon.

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #189 on: May 15, 2020, 02:27:13 AM »
Just dropped in again Ken, and I am really pleased that I did! The PE turnbuckles have worked very well, and the engine detail is super.

Stephen.

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #190 on: May 15, 2020, 09:15:33 PM »
Thanks for stopping by, Stephen.  And thanks for the complements.

Have you set your DH.1a aside for a while?  It was coming along beautifully.

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #191 on: May 17, 2020, 11:56:35 PM »
One of last details to be made was the air venturi for the airspeed indicator.  Seemed to be a dicey prospect, but I was easier than I expected.




Installed on one of the wing struts.



I'm working on the last detail - the cowling latches.



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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #192 on: May 18, 2020, 12:15:20 AM »
Simply incredible build. That Venturi detail is amazing!
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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #193 on: May 18, 2020, 12:45:28 AM »
That Venturi detail is amazing!
... and working for sure! :o

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Re: The Tommy
« Reply #194 on: May 18, 2020, 05:11:04 AM »
That Venturi detail is amazing!
... and working for sure! :o

Yes I am sure that when this one is flown it will give a true reading of AS.

Stephen.

PS I have made two postings in two days on the DH 1A - got bogged down with ribs and things.