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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2020, 06:27:38 AM »
Lovely!
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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2020, 09:22:19 AM »
Most excellent work with the wood tones Ken , brings a nice warm feel to the build  :)


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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2020, 12:14:36 AM »
Thanks for commenting, Rick, Frank, and Terri.  Work is continuing.

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #48 on: October 06, 2020, 09:40:12 PM »
Hi Kensar, that is looking great.  I really like your method for doing the fuselage sides.

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2020, 12:21:02 AM »
Thanks for stopping by, William.  This method seems to work well.

Update on the interior.

Basic sides painted



Adding detail starting with larger items.  I unfortunately don't have any period pictures of the interior.  None in the Windsock datafile, so I'm going from restored planes which are different versions from what I am building.


More details.  The fuel tank and intake pipes are unpainted.



I'll soon be joining the two sides together.

Thanks for looking in.

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2020, 02:39:54 AM »
Ken,
Looks like you're making good progress with this build. What was the source of the throttle controls? They look great.

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2020, 02:42:07 AM »
Lovely work, Ken.
Amazing!

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2020, 03:29:08 AM »
Great job sir!

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #53 on: October 11, 2020, 06:12:14 AM »
Not only the walls and details are great. I really like the subtle weathering.
Freshly built and the canvas already ruined with castor oil! ;D

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #54 on: October 11, 2020, 07:26:26 AM »
Hi Ken ,

Super job on the inner's , once joined up going to look even better !

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2020, 12:42:12 AM »
Thanks, everyone, for the encouraging comments.  I really do appreciate them and it keeps the motivation going.

The throttle controls are made from pieces of PE that were glued together.  The arc on the top is a slice of an aluminum tube.  The pivot point is a PE dzus fastener.


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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2020, 02:50:32 AM »
Super internal details - very realistic indeed. I agree with Frank about the castor oil staining - an excellent touch.

Stephen.

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #57 on: October 21, 2020, 04:22:50 AM »
'bout time for another update.  Seems like slow progress this past week, but life got in the way.

I made a belt for the front seat and the foot boards.  Reggie will have a belt on, but due to his arms, it will be mostly hidden.  The belt is a relatively simple affair - made with masking tape and wire.  The foot boards on the real thing have a stamped aluminum covering that has a ridge around the edges.  I made these by gluing wire on pieces of styrene, then coating with fiberglass resin and painting.





I got the fuse halves together. 




One can see the air pump, which can be operated by either occupant.



A few more things to be done on the bottom side, then the IP will need to be tackled.


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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #58 on: October 21, 2020, 04:40:53 AM »
Very nice and effective detail work!
Simple solutions are the best. Everyone can build a complicated thing, but it is ingenious when you can't leave anything out.

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Re: 1/32 Avro 504 scratchbuild #4
« Reply #59 on: October 21, 2020, 11:25:07 AM »
That pit is really starting to take shape now Ken , excellent job on those floor boards  :)


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