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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2020, 07:11:30 AM »
The Tail feathers look Terrific Dan! Loving this one!
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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #46 on: March 18, 2020, 07:02:17 AM »
Excellent job on building the tail Dan , not much more to go now  :)


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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2020, 02:43:41 PM »
Thank you so much Terri and Rick!

I got the top wing done and started on the bottom wings as well.  I'll shoot for wing struts etc. tomorrow.  Maybe get the wings on before the weekend now that I'm not allowed to go to campus!!

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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2020, 01:27:01 AM »
Looking forward to how you do the struts and landing gear.

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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2020, 02:17:57 PM »
Thanks, Gene.  I did have some issues with my camera in the videos so there are no shots showing how I made the cabanes...but there will be shots of making the V-struts and landing gear! 

Tonight I got the wings finished and attached.  All is straight and looks pretty good.  The only issue I had was once it was together, I had a very pronounced dihedral on the lower wing.  Upon inspection, I think the cabanes are slightly long so the top wing is too high (not really noticeable) but this gives the lower wing way to much slope.  I fixed this by just adding about 1/8" of paper wrapping on the bottom of the V-struts and trying to fill with some Tamyia putty.  Once those areas are painted and sanded a bit more, they won't look too bad.  Next time, I'll cut down the cabanes, though!  ::)

All in all, pretty nice and it's cool to see the whole sesquiplane come together.  Really looks like a Nieuport now!

Cheers,
Dan
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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2020, 09:54:54 PM »
Looks Beautiful as a biplane!
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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2020, 07:41:21 AM »
Magnificent, Dan!
Cheers,
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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #52 on: March 21, 2020, 09:42:18 AM »
Those wings turned out fantastic Dan ! She is looking good  ;) I also notice that you have re-scaled those Kanadian cookies ...much better !!! ;D


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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2020, 07:53:36 AM »
Thanks Terri, Bud and Rick!  Humbled indeed... 8)

I got the landing gear on...no fuss, no muss.  I put a nice piece of piano wire through it so there is a good solid place to add the wheels soon.  I think I'll do a bit of detail work tonight and maybe start rigging!

Close now...Dan
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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #54 on: March 24, 2020, 08:03:51 AM »
That is an awesome looking Nieuport! Looking forward to the rigging!
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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #55 on: March 26, 2020, 01:54:36 PM »
Hi Rick...rigging will be tomorrow.  I put some extra details on tonight like the little tubes that come out from the forward fuselage sides...breathers for an engine part?  Then the wheels made from balsa with paper hubs.  And the control hinges along with horns.  I also got the stabilizer struts and the aileron bell crank tubes added just after these shots were taken.  All that's left are the aileron bell cranks themselves and the prop.  Then a little paint touch up and rigging and she'll be completed!  Really a handsome machine.  I'd like to build one of these in French colors and one in RFC colors as well.  A really well designed and neat fitting kit...

Thanks for looking,
Dan

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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #56 on: March 26, 2020, 07:05:09 PM »
Dan,
The cowl is magic as is the entire project.
You do in pulverized lumber what I can barely do in plastic - amazing!

Looking forward to the rigging.

Where can I find you on youtube?

Cheers,

Von B  ;)

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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2020, 01:59:49 AM »
Hi Von B!

Coming from an individual like you, I am very pleased and humbled.  These are sure fun to build and a nice change.  Plus...the "kits" are only about $7 US leaving you with lots for aftermarket!  :D  And there are so many cool subjects.  I wish, for example, WNW would make a Halberstatd D-II but not to worry...I have one in paper!  ;D

It's really fun to mix plastic and flying model techniques with these as well.  Thanks for the interest. 

Here is my YT site but don't expect high-end cinema or editing!  You may enjoy some time wasting though.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS5V65Sz5WoK795FzElUKOA

Cheers and keep providing us with great products and model examples...Dan


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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2020, 07:48:58 AM »
I must say that this Paper Model is looking Much better than Many builds of the Roden Plastic kit I have seen!
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Re: Nieuport 24 in 1/32nd Scale by "Fitter" and Repainted by "Matt77"
« Reply #59 on: March 27, 2020, 08:33:49 AM »
... the little tubes that come out from the forward fuselage sides...breathers for an engine part?

Carburetor intakes.

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I'd like to build one of these in French colors and one in RFC colors as well. 

Great!!

Gene K