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Offline Grant

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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #120 on: June 21, 2022, 04:53:42 AM »
This kit is going on my building table in the next few weeks,
your build log is a big help!

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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #121 on: June 21, 2022, 05:48:24 AM »
Man alive, this is great!!

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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #122 on: June 21, 2022, 07:22:27 AM »
This kit is going on my building table in the next few weeks,
your build log is a big help!

Hi Grant,
In that case I'd advise the rest of the family to leave and take a good sedative  ;)

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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #123 on: June 21, 2022, 07:31:47 AM »
In that case I'd advise the rest of the family to leave and take a good sedative  ;)
Sound advice!!  :o
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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #124 on: June 21, 2022, 08:16:12 AM »
Your rigging work is continuing to be impressive. Looking forward to seeing it Tightened up!
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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #125 on: June 21, 2022, 10:13:30 AM »
Yes, the kit looks like an intense build!
Hope I can do the it justice,  yours is looking magnificent Mike, great workmanship.

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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #126 on: June 22, 2022, 07:55:09 PM »
Sharp work! Nice to a see a BE2 availble, finally!

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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #127 on: June 24, 2022, 05:14:44 AM »
Great progress, Mike. The rigging looks daunting!
Cheers,
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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #128 on: June 24, 2022, 07:51:01 AM »
Hi all,
The wings are now fully rigged.
This includes twin flying wires, single landing wires, incidence wires, wing brace wires, drag wires and cabane strut cross and fuselage bracing wing wires.
I've yet to airbrush the rigging to knock back the shine..
Next up is fitting and rigging the landing gear so as to lift the wings and prevent contact damage to the aileron controls (when fitted).
Then it'll be ailerons, rudder, elevator and their control line rigging.

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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #129 on: June 24, 2022, 08:09:43 AM »
Most beautiful.
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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #130 on: June 24, 2022, 08:17:22 AM »
Agree, outstanding work and detail!

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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #131 on: June 24, 2022, 05:29:51 PM »
Great job there Mike!  8)

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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #132 on: June 24, 2022, 09:34:44 PM »
Amazing. I'm sure you've mentioned here or on another build but what is your rigging material and gauge etc?

Steve

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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #133 on: June 25, 2022, 12:55:03 AM »
Hi all,
The aileron control line have now been rigged.
It's difficult to make out on the photographs as it's a larger models to focus on.
Next up is the landing gear before I move onto the rudder and elevator controls,

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Re: 1:32nd scale RAF BE2c
« Reply #134 on: June 25, 2022, 12:57:10 AM »
Amazing. I'm sure you've mentioned here or on another build but what is your rigging material and gauge etc?

Steve
Hi Steve,
I tend to use 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament for control line and some bracing wires.
Structural rigging I use 0.12 mm diameter mono-filament.
I use 'Steelon' or 'Stroft GTM' line, both transparent,

Mike


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