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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #150 on: February 12, 2021, 04:50:21 AM »
Awesome looking Bi Plane Ken! Really taking shape now!
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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #151 on: February 12, 2021, 10:25:24 PM »
Thanks for checking in, Stephen, Frank, and Rick.
Things have started moving along faster now.  I'm working on the aileron controls on the bottom of the wing.  Then the landing gear to get it on its feet.

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #152 on: February 12, 2021, 11:57:58 PM »
Looks good flip on her back !

 Nice to see the top wing in place all set for the rigging  :)

New bike you say !!! ???


Alexis , who is envy of you ...I still have another four months before I can start riding again  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #153 on: February 14, 2021, 10:27:18 AM »
Spent time in the shop today.

Got the wing rigging and lower wing aileron controls wired.

The 504 has a quite a bit of rigging.  Here's an aileron control system component that I blackened chemically.


Installed in place on the lower wing.




Starting on the landing gear now.


Till next time...

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #154 on: February 14, 2021, 07:10:15 PM »
Fantastic workmanship Ken!

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #155 on: February 14, 2021, 10:12:27 PM »
Brilliant work Ken! Those fittings you make are amazing!!
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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #156 on: February 15, 2021, 02:10:26 AM »
She is looking better and better with every up-date , fantastic job on the rigging Ken  :)



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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #157 on: February 15, 2021, 02:39:08 AM »
Great job - the real could not look better! The little pulleys - cool 8)
I love every update :)

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #158 on: February 15, 2021, 08:31:54 PM »
Thank you, my friends.  Your comments are most appreciated.
I've got the landing gear on and braced up - it's looking good.
Now for the wheels...

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #159 on: February 15, 2021, 10:40:55 PM »
Those aileron brackets are a work of art in themselves. Stupendous modelling.

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #160 on: February 17, 2021, 02:00:36 AM »
Thanks for stopping by, Stephen.  Some of these details are visually impressive, but are quite simple.  The aileron rigging component is a flat plate with holes drilled in it and PE turnbuckles folded over and attached with monofilament 'bolts'.

Here's a somewhat poor picture of the landing gear and toothpick installed.



I've machined out some wheels with the center axle detail.



Rolling along, now.

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #161 on: February 17, 2021, 02:09:04 AM »
Your undercarriage is really impressive Ken , looks very fragile actually .


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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #162 on: February 17, 2021, 02:20:11 AM »
The gear and skid are as amazing as the rest of the build! Simply Gorgeous work!
RAGIII

PS: I forgot to mention those machined wheels....brilliant!
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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #163 on: February 17, 2021, 02:26:36 AM »
Yes, Alexis, its kind of scary.  No surprise the gear were taken out on hard landings.  Hopefully this one won't experience that.

Thanks Rick.  This should be finished in 2-3 weeks now.

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #164 on: February 17, 2021, 04:54:41 AM »
Ken, this is soooooo lovely!
And finished in 2-3 weeks? You are faster with a scratch build than I am with a kit ::)

Cheers,
Frank
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