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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 19.11.21 Accident!
« Reply #165 on: November 21, 2021, 01:08:09 AM »
Thank you Rick, Zac and Fredrik!
The almost finished aircraft also fascinates me, I always enjoy looking at it from all angles. It feels a bit like getting a new toy as a little boy. Don't we all build our planes a little bit for that reason?

The second attempt of masking with new cut masks on the new rudder was successful 8)

Those control horns must be tiny and still you manage to produce your own.
Fredrik, the self made "going-through-the-control-surface" type control horns are easier to handle for me then single ones with a pin (like often on PE provided). If I drill a hole and glue one side in, then I remove it again with inserting the other for the other side.
Now I made a thin cut with a etched saw, slide the control horn in, adjust the position and secure it with CA. Done.

Cheers,
Frank


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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 19.11.21 Accident!
« Reply #166 on: November 21, 2021, 09:30:53 AM »
The almost finished aircraft also fascinates me, I always enjoy looking at it from all angles. It feels a bit like getting a new toy as a little boy. Don't we all build our planes a little bit for that reason?
That comment gave me a big smile. I totally agree!

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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 19.11.21 Accident!
« Reply #167 on: November 21, 2021, 10:21:27 AM »
It is such a gift you have Frank...thank you for sharing it with us.
There are so many amazing bits of excellence that it is hard to pick
one over another!  What an enjoyable example of what can be done in miniature.

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Ernie :)
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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 19.11.21 Accident!
« Reply #168 on: November 22, 2021, 09:24:57 AM »
Hi Frank,

Just catching up, you scared me with that headline! The accident seems it was another opportunity to show another of your many skills by making a perfect new rudder. I will remember that next time I destroy a part!

The build has come along beautifully in my absence. With those wonderful little control horns you are showing us watchmaker skill levels!

Richie

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Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 22.11.21 Finish
« Reply #169 on: November 23, 2021, 04:29:17 AM »
Thank you Ernie and Richie! Such nice comments are highly appreciated!


Finish


After the grey on the rudder was dry I used new masks to paint the very little crosses.
Here the inner part is black, removing the small line for white.



That is ok so far, I have cleaned the masking/paint borders after the picture. It touches the limit, what is possible with the plotter.
But the engineers at Aviatik was very friendly to the modelers more then 100 years later: dark grey on the fin, the other grey on the rudder only and the cross not over fin and rudder!



I started the weathering with little oil paint dots, then added oil and pastels. More later in the completed section.



So this little Aviatik fighter is finished and this build report ends now. Thank you for accompanying us on this journey! I was very pleased that many of the visitors had the time to comment.

As soon as the final shots are taken, I will add them to the "Completed" section.

Cheers,
Frank

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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 22.11.21 Finish
« Reply #170 on: November 23, 2021, 04:35:22 AM »
Beautiful. In all aspects.
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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 22.11.21 Finish
« Reply #171 on: November 23, 2021, 04:49:23 AM »
Thanks for sharing this build, Frank.  Superb engineering - again.  Looking forward to seeing the completed pictures.

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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 22.11.21 Finish
« Reply #172 on: November 23, 2021, 06:36:26 AM »
That rudder looks good as new, bravo!

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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 22.11.21 Finish
« Reply #173 on: November 23, 2021, 08:48:39 AM »
So glad I checked in to see your model over the finish line. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed section photos. Always fun to follow a Bughunter build! :)

Richie

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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 22.11.21 Finish
« Reply #174 on: November 23, 2021, 05:43:30 PM »
Speechless. This is so cool. Chapeau for your skills.
Manni
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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 22.11.21 Finish
« Reply #175 on: November 24, 2021, 12:00:29 AM »
Lovely build Frank! More comments in the completed Models section !
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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 22.11.21 Finish
« Reply #176 on: November 24, 2021, 02:14:24 AM »
Thank you for your nice words! This makes me smile!

Please see the final pictures here in the Completed section:
https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=12674.0

Cheers,
Frank

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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 22.11.21 Finish
« Reply #177 on: November 24, 2021, 02:56:35 AM »
Catching up Frank: I am away for a couple of days and you complete yet another stunning model. I will post more later when I have had a chance to visit the completed models section.

Stephen.

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Re: Aviatik 30.40, 1/48, update 22.11.21 Finish
« Reply #178 on: April 25, 2022, 03:19:08 PM »
Wow! I just started work converting a Nieuport 16 into one of these things. Looking at your model... I feel like I should have scratch built it. What a beauty! Very inspiring. I'm going to save this entire thread as a build guide for me!