Author Topic: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic' conversion  (Read 5470 times)

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #75 on: March 03, 2022, 10:31:08 PM »
Beautiful progress, the bulk, the Lewis guns, the propeller. All very very fine.
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #76 on: March 04, 2022, 02:51:38 AM »
Hi all,
I've fitted the fuselage ring and bead gun sights and prepared the under wing 'Holt' flare struts and port wing navigation light.
The pre-rigging lines are all fitted to the upper wing, fuselage and control horns for the rudder, elevator and ailerons.
Finally the upper wing has been fitted.

Now it's onto the final rigging,

Mike



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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #77 on: March 04, 2022, 01:25:12 PM »
Aswesome Mike !



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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #78 on: March 05, 2022, 03:45:45 AM »
You are getting closer now to finishing this beautiful build!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #79 on: March 05, 2022, 03:28:35 PM »
Almost done, inspiring and already impresssive.
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #80 on: March 05, 2022, 11:36:50 PM »
Beautiful work so far.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #81 on: March 06, 2022, 12:38:36 AM »
Hi all,
The wings and landing gear are now rigged.
Before the tail unit and ailerons are fitted and rigged, the fuselage Lewis guns mounting needs to be done,

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #82 on: March 06, 2022, 02:18:02 AM »
The Comic looks great rigged Mike!!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #83 on: March 06, 2022, 07:14:28 AM »
Hi all,
The basic fuselage gun frame has been made from flattened 0.8 mm diameter tube then soft soldered.
Holes were drilled through the modified fuselage decking panel to locate the frame.
'EZ' line was used to represent the trigger cables from the Lewis machine guns to the cockpit (to be routed through the fuselage).
A retention cable has yet to be added across the decking panel just forward from the windscreen, when fitted,

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #84 on: March 07, 2022, 12:49:10 AM »
Hi all,
Painted with cross bracing cable fitted across the decking panel between the rear cabane struts and gun trigger cables added.
Now onto the tail unit,

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #85 on: March 07, 2022, 12:57:52 AM »
The support frame and wires for the Lewis guns really look Awesome Mike!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #86 on: March 07, 2022, 06:05:31 AM »
Hi all,
The tail unit is now rigged.
This includes the rudder, elevator and tail skid control cables.
Also the bracing wires for the fin, rudder and elevator.

I still have the ailerons, 'Holt' flares, wing navigation light, 'Rotherham' pump, windshield, propeller and figure to do,

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #87 on: March 08, 2022, 01:18:12 AM »
More outstanding rigging work Mike!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #88 on: March 08, 2022, 04:24:15 AM »
The wing guns and their mounts look fantastic, great work Mike!

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #89 on: March 08, 2022, 08:19:12 AM »
You sure don't waste time !

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