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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #60 on: November 30, 2020, 07:36:25 AM »
The rigging is looking great Mike!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #61 on: December 01, 2020, 01:47:22 AM »
The whole plane is looking great!
You've always done nice detailing work, Mike.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #62 on: December 01, 2020, 09:17:58 AM »
Hi all,
Just a few updates.
The undercarriage assembly is fitted and the bracing wires final rigged.
That includes the bracing wire from the forward undercarriage struts to the leading edge of the lower wings.
Also the cross bracing wires under the fuselage to the rear of the engine cowl.
The fin bracing wire has been add and the rudder control lines fitted.
Finally the pilot figure from ‘Wings Cockpit Figures’ leaning pilot 1915-16 (LSK 04B) has been assembled, ready for painting,

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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #63 on: December 01, 2020, 11:05:41 AM »
Truly superb work, as always, Mike.  The undercarriage bracing is elegant!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #64 on: December 01, 2020, 11:24:11 AM »
Truly superb work, as always, Mike.  The undercarriage bracing is elegant!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #65 on: December 01, 2020, 05:14:45 PM »
Great work Mike. The rigging looks real nice, especially the bracing of the undercarriage.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #66 on: December 02, 2020, 06:09:37 AM »
Hi all,
A couple more updates.
The three rectangular access panels, located forward on the fuselage, were fitted witted ring type fasteners.
These were made by coiling 0.2 mm lead wire ('PlusModels') around a 0.8 mm drill shank.
The removed coil of wire was then cut through and the separated rings flatted and secured in position with CA adhesive.

The windscreen is the photo-etch version from the ‘PART’ Nieuport 28c1 (S32-033) set.
It was annealed over a flame then bent to shape and airbrushed white.
The acetate windscreen transparency was cut out and secured to the windscreen using 'Microscale' Krystal Clear (PVA).
The windscreen was secured to the fuselage using the same adhesive.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #67 on: December 02, 2020, 10:27:33 PM »
Fasteners and windscreen look Terrific Mike!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2020, 01:09:32 AM »
it's those little touches that make all the difference, nice work

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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #69 on: December 03, 2020, 10:05:32 PM »
Hi all,
The Nieuport 28, like some other French built aircraft, had wood strip infills between the four pairs of flying wires.
These infills were held in place between the wires by straps that wrapped around the wires and infills.
To represent these wood infills I cut thin strips of 0.2 mm plastic card.
These were covered with ‘Aviattic’ Wood Grain (ATT32235) decal, which was conformed around the plastic strips with 'Tamiya' X20A thinners.
 I cut a five lengths of ‘Bare-Metal’ Matte Aluminium foil of 0.5 mm width
 These were secured to the infill strip using thin CA adhesive (adhesive on foil backing didn't hold well).
The infill strip was laid onto and between the flying wires and the foil strips pushed around the infill to hold it in position.
Finally thin CA adhesive was 'flowed' along the flying wires to secure them against the infill strip.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #70 on: December 03, 2020, 10:17:40 PM »
Great job on the in-fill, Mike.  Looks very sharp.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #71 on: December 03, 2020, 10:37:18 PM »
Great work with riggings, the inset for the twin cables is really a master touch.
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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #72 on: December 03, 2020, 11:02:13 PM »
The filled wires are the icing on the cake Mike! Your technique worked perfectly. I am sure when I build My next one I will be looking at yours. One question, where do you get your Very thin plastic sheet?
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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #73 on: December 04, 2020, 12:11:51 AM »
Hi Rich,
Styrene sheets in various thicknesses is fairy widely available.
If you search for 'styrene sheet' you should get hits.
Here's one with Dollar pricing, so I assume it's in the States.

https://evergreenscalemodels.com/

Look under 'siding' then 'plain sheet' on the drop down menu,

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Re: 1:32nd scale Roden - Nieuport N.28C1
« Reply #74 on: December 05, 2020, 02:12:07 AM »
Hi all,
The pilot figure is finished and will be leaning against the aircraft, hence the pose.
Brush painted using 'Tamiya' and 'AK Interactive' acrylics.
Metal fittings 'Mr. Colour' Stainless Steel (213) and Brass (219).
Dust and oil stain is 'Tamiya' Weathering Master Sets A and D.

This will be my last post for this model as I'm awaiting delivery of the display case and propeller.

Thanks to those who followed this build and for the encouraging comments.
I'll post the completed photographs soon,

Mike



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