Author Topic: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"  (Read 5498 times)

Offline NinetythirdLiberator

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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2020, 02:57:38 PM »
Thanks, Rick and I appreciate the clearing up of that ducting in the front, Gene.  At least I realized it wasn't exhaust like I've heard people say before!  ::)

I got the prop made.  I only modified it a bit by putting a slim piece of streamlined 1/32nd balsa inside so it wasn't so flat.  I also twisted the blades so they look much more helical.  I think it passes muster!

Oh!  And I got the little aileron bell cranks installed.  Unbelievably, they are just two layers of paper and incredibly delicate but they look awesome to me.  I thought I was going to need to make them from bendable wire.  Not so.  Fear the paper!  8)

Now I need to make turnbuckles and basically rig this sucker and with a little touch-up, she'll be done!  Can't wait...

Dan

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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #61 on: March 28, 2020, 01:03:48 AM »
... that ducting in the front ... At least I realized it wasn't exhaust like I've heard people say before! 

Dan,

Not to get too far off topic, but here's a good illustration of the pipe -- it's from Mark Miller's outstanding Nieuport 17 page https://tinyurl.com/r46k42v (which may come in handy if you build a N.17).  ;)

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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #62 on: March 28, 2020, 10:00:37 AM »
She is looking super Dan !  ;)




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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #63 on: March 28, 2020, 11:14:19 PM »
Gorgeous! I am looking forward to seeing this one rigged!
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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #64 on: March 29, 2020, 10:47:33 AM »
Thanks, Folks...

I started the rigging by making some turnbuckles from heat-pulled plastic Q-tips and making rings from unwound wire.  I'm going to experiment with then using some EZ-line with this.  It's cheating but really simple and I'm wondering if it will look ok.

So here is the start...More later!

Dan

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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #65 on: March 29, 2020, 02:40:27 PM »
Got her rigged!  I also added the pilot's step on the left side.  It looks pretty slick.  Now, I'm kind of bummed I didn't treat the wheel hubs like the cowling so I may try and hide that seam a bit.  It's necessary to get the conical shape...but it really stands out now.  :(

However, I'm extremely pleased with how it's gone.  It's a very handsome machine and only needs a little touch up before being posted in the Completed pile.  Stay tuned!

Dan

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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #66 on: March 29, 2020, 02:41:14 PM »
Some more shots...

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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #67 on: March 29, 2020, 10:16:41 PM »
Got her rigged!

This build is a testament to the great results achievable through paper modeling (and to your craftsmanship, Dan)!!

Nice rigging job. I assume you liked the EasyLine.

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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #68 on: March 29, 2020, 10:47:57 PM »
Really excellent results Dan! She looks beautiful all rigged up and ready to go!!
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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #69 on: March 30, 2020, 12:10:15 AM »
You are the paper master Dan , man she looks sweet and I'm looking forward on those finally touches  8)


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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #70 on: August 01, 2020, 09:49:03 AM »
Got her rigged! 

Dan,

I was just reviewing some of my favorite threads, and of course had to come back here. Your rigging is superb!

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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #71 on: August 01, 2020, 06:12:50 PM »
excellent model!


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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #72 on: August 02, 2020, 01:03:03 AM »
Thanks Gene and Ermeio!
I kind of cheated on the rigging as in...I didn't actually tie things off and make real turnbuckles.  But is sure does the job and looks neat on the shelf!

Thanks again...Dan
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