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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 13.1.2020 Closed!
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2020, 08:04:40 AM »
Wow, thank you very much my friends for such kind words. Highly appreciated!

I hope to be able to show the next prank soon :)

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Frank
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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 13.1.2020 Closed!
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2020, 07:40:02 PM »
Awesome!

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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 13.1.2020 Closed!
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2020, 01:44:46 AM »
Your „pranks“ look amazing as usual, Frank. It’s great to see you working on this here.
Andreas
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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 13.1.2020 Closed!
« Reply #48 on: January 17, 2020, 05:15:52 AM »
Nice work on the metal parts.  I am interested to see how you tackle the engine cowling.

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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 13.1.2020 Closed!
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2020, 07:15:57 PM »
Thank you Jeroen, Andreas and Ken!

I am interested to see how you tackle the engine cowling.
Ken, me too - believe me, me too!

I have done it for my Lebed, but at the end I used the first prototype, because I was not able to do it better, or even get the result of the first one ???
This is the one I have created more then 2 years ago and mounted on the model:


That worries me a little bit now ...
On the other hand, I try not to be intimidated by the many things that lie ahead. I try to solve the problems one by one when the time comes 8)

Have a nice weekend,
Frank
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Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 17.1.2020 Fittings
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2020, 04:24:15 AM »
Fittings


After the last time everything was only plugged together, I glued the cross struts with the floats, in addition the paint had to cleaned again.

Then I would actually need etched parts, but there are none. But a modeler can do it himself!
Brass sheet angled and a 0.33mm hole flat in the corner to solder 0.33mm nickel silver into it. Cut and file into shape and added four 0,2mm holes.



Finish the floats with some [/i]Clear Yellow[/i] and clear lacquer to make it look like boat lacquer and then mounted the eight holders.



For this purpose four 0.2mm drillings each and "bolted" with 0.2mm nickel silver wire.
This is one of the front brackets, they are shaped diagonally to better absorb the forces of the front struts.



And finally a look sideways/down, that's how the floats stay now!



That was a real fiddling, but it is nearly close to the original:



Because it is not all perfect it looks like manual work. The reason for the blotches in the varnish are penetrated water!
Now I have to cover the fuselage further with aluminum ...


Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 17.1.2020 Fittings
« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2020, 07:03:07 AM »
Incredible work, Frank - thanks for sharing.
Cheers,
Gary

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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 17.1.2020 Fittings
« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2020, 07:10:27 AM »
I agree with Gary - that is truly incredible work Frank. It may look hand-made (because it is of course), but I really wonder how many other modellers would add those brackets to the floats, and then make as good a job of them as you have done?

Stephen.

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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 17.1.2020 Fittings
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2020, 12:21:20 AM »
Stunning details as always Frank! It doesn't get any better than what you add to these kits!
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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 17.1.2020 Fittings
« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2020, 03:25:01 AM »
Thank you Gary, Stephen and Rick!

but I really wonder how many other modellers would add those brackets to the floats
You mean nobody's that crazy but me? ;D

Cheers,
Frank
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Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 19.1.2020 Aluminium
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2020, 03:30:26 AM »
Aluminium


As announced I have been working on the aluminium coating of the fuselage.

First the engine wall and the underside were modified and coated in one piece, that was somehow easy.
Then I prepared the two sides and crimped them at the front for stabilization.



According the frame of the original, I glued strips bent under steam into the edges, also worked on the inside surface.



In order to be able to work on the surface of the outside without the sheet metal bending through, I shaped a plywood residue with the disc sander.



Then I could glue on the side plates and add more wooden strips.



The 9-cylinder fits in and can turn freely!



Another view from below, that remains open.



Between the valve and the outer wall is only little space, but nothing touches.



I started also the work on the airscrew but until now only a raw shape.



Now I have to take care of the front bearing, before I "riveted" the side plates, so that the "ears" are further stabilized.

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 19.1.2020 Aluminium
« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2020, 05:24:22 AM »
I don't know what to say! Just Incredible Metal working! Lovely!
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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 19.1.2020 Aluminium
« Reply #57 on: January 20, 2020, 05:27:31 AM »
Again I agree with Rick: just amazing craftsmanship.

Stephen.

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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 19.1.2020 Aluminium
« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2020, 05:49:55 AM »
I continue to follow your work with my mouth always on the ground!
Outstanding work.
Roberto

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Re: Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1:48, Upd 19.1.2020 Aluminium
« Reply #59 on: January 20, 2020, 08:23:14 AM »
Outstanding Frank  :)


Terri