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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Cockpit Update
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2021, 01:14:17 AM »
Thanks Ken,

And thanks Alexis, that’s a very kind offer, but I have got paint masks made up for this in the intended colour scheme   :D

Interesting about the different boxing’s too  ;)


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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Cockpit Update
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2021, 01:48:33 AM »
In My opinion the IP looks great, especially for the scale! Moving along nicely and I Like your choice of scheme!
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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Cockpit Update
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2021, 10:10:54 PM »
Thanks Rick  ;)

Always nice to have you following  ;)

So with the fuselage together I’m trying to avoid my age old issue of ghost seams appearing at a later date  ??? I’m reasonably confident the top will be ok, but those flat surface joins on the bottom are my Achille’s heel! So this time, to save me heartache, I’m cheating with my ‘Dr. Gisbod’s invisible joint system’ (*patent applied for)  :) just very thin plasticard stuck on. Really works!





Looking a little bit like a Triplane now, the old style tailpane looks enormous! There’s a later resin version with the kit for some of the other schemes (mine was quite warped).






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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Cockpit Update
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2021, 02:00:59 AM »
Moving forward nicely Guy !


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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Cockpit Update
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2021, 02:03:43 AM »
Thanks Alexis,  :)

Bit further on,

I finished the (resin) engine... bit of a half hearted attempt if I’m being honest, but again, looks ok at viewing distance.







I’m drilling the rigging holes - All are usefully marked with a small indentation - with the exception of the holes that allow the rigging to run through the centre wings. If they’re not exact, then there’ll be a change of angle in the rigging as it passes through. I can’t really work out how I can place these with any precision. If I guesstimate then they’ll be off for sure!

Finally, there’s a lot of PE that gets glued to external areas of the aircraft. I just know these will get knocked off/ pulled off (masking) after painting which will give me a real headache  :-[

Any ideas to help?


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Ps I’ve looked at the Wingnut rigging diagram - but that’s no help (although it does show a load more rigging than the Eduard instructions!)  ???

Pps I’ve just realised I’ve placed the cowling slightly askew - the air holes at the base should be offset from the central line  ::) mine are centralised...

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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Help!
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2021, 04:17:04 AM »
I don't have a complete answer to your questions. I looked at the WNW site and if you go to the Model photos rather than the directions the sprues are shown in two photos. One from above and one of the unders. This should at least give you a hint as to where WNW located their openings. IHTH,
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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Help!
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2021, 04:44:01 AM »
Thanks Rick,

I hadn’t thought of that, as you say, will at least get me in the ballpark!


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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Help!
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2021, 06:07:14 AM »
I agree with Rick, the WNW site is a wonderfull information source. I'm glad it's still online.
The instrument panel looks great. Beautifully detailed in this scale!

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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Help!
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2021, 08:17:23 AM »
If I remember right the hole indications provided by Eduard were correct.

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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Help!
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2021, 04:33:47 PM »
Coming together very nicely.  I recall many years ago when I built a 1/6 scale flying model of a Sopwith Pup and one of my club members telling me he thought my horizontal stab and elevators were over scale...  no, they’re just bloody huge on a Pup/Tripe!

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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Help!
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2021, 05:56:23 PM »
If I remember right the hole indications provided by Eduard were correct.

Cheers,
Frank


I haven’t got any for these holes Frank! There are for all the others - just not the ones that pass through the centre wing..



Thanks Hugh, yes, it does look out of proportion!


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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Help!
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2021, 07:29:57 PM »
Actually,

This could be very useful... (@copyright Bughunter)





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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Help!
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2021, 08:27:49 PM »
After all that, I have found some indentations after all  ???

But only looking under a microscope! I was trying to match up Frank’s holes with my wing, but to be fair, they were all but invisible!

Anyway, I really must try harder  ::)

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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Help!
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2021, 08:24:12 PM »
So,

With the Spitfire finished, I’m turning back to the Triplane. Not much more to show really, but all rigging holes drilled and a few pins added for strength. One thing I learned from my Fokker D.VII, things like undercarriages/ struts have to be pinned/ reinforced for a stress free(er) build.

One thing I would like advice on is the PE that gets affixed externally. Should I stick it in place pre painting (bound to get knocked off) or add it at the end (bound to get glue everywhere)  ???

The big PE stitching along the fuselage fills me with dread... especially as I’m masking & painting the markings :-\



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Re: Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane *Advice
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2021, 01:04:57 AM »
Making quick work on this one Guy , looking good by the way  ;)

As for the PE parts on adding them now or after is up to you . But I haven't had any issues with PE lifting off form masking with larger PE items such as stitching , panels etc . Smaller items like brackets I will paint these and add them later after the paint and decals . Once clear coats are on the clear coat will help seal them in .


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