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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2024, 04:59:37 PM »
For 'Goodness' (Insert your expletive of choice here) sake  :o  My mind is suitably boggled

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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2024, 07:52:41 PM »
Brilliant work, sir! Nothing else to add.

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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2024, 08:25:37 PM »
Brilliant post! Very fun to follow it step by step.
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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2024, 11:49:49 PM »
Wow, gotta be happy with that!  8)

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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2024, 01:27:03 PM »
Oh, wow...the engine alone is a magnificent piece of work! I don't have a particular fondness for Rolands but I'm now eagerly awaiting updates on both builds!
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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2024, 08:55:14 PM »
For 'Goodness' (Insert your expletive of choice here) sake  :o  My mind is suitably boggled

Paul

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....and that I'm a bit crazy for doing this.

Brilliant work, sir! Nothing else to add.
Brilliant post! Very fun to follow it step by step.
/Fredrik
Oh, wow...the engine alone is a magnificent piece of work! I don't have a particular fondness for Rolands but I'm now eagerly awaiting updates on both builds!

Cheers guys! I'm glad you're all enjoying the process.

Wow, gotta be happy with that!  8)

Very much, your advice with tthe engine is very much appreciated!

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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2024, 08:56:50 PM »
Great, great, great... Especially the engine
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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2024, 09:02:22 PM »
Onto finishing up the interior and fuselage.

The interior bits were installed and painted as per the Wingnuts color guide. I forewent smoothing out and weathering the fuselage interior because most of it won't be visible



The two halves of the fuselage were glued together carefully, and copious amounts of putty was applied to the central and dorsal seams. The whole fuselage was primed and then sanded down to even out the gaps, layer edges and file marks. This process was repeated between 2 and 4 times, depending on the area.




The final smooth fuselage (forgive the finger smudge in the first photo).




And a quick test fit of the tail surfaces.


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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2024, 09:32:40 PM »
Saved the best image to last.  That looks fabulous!   8)

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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2024, 12:12:40 AM »
She is taking shape nicely, well done!

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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2024, 01:20:07 AM »
Wonderful work!

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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2024, 06:16:03 AM »
Your method of making the seats and engine is the same as the one I use in 1/72 scale, and I find that difficult enough....

Brilliant mdelling.

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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2024, 05:58:43 PM »
Excellent stuff, more amazing modelling skills.

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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2024, 11:39:44 AM »
Another Tiny Masterpiece underway! Looking Terrific!
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Re: Roland C.II - A scratchbuild in 1/144 scale
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2024, 08:02:54 PM »
Excellent stuff, more amazing modelling skills.

Another Tiny Masterpiece underway! Looking Terrific!
RAGIII

Thanks, guys! The comments sure help with the motivation

Your method of making the seats and engine is the same as the one I use in 1/72 scale, and I find that difficult enough....

Brilliant mdelling.

Stephen.

Yeah, there was a lot of trial and error and I'm sure I wasted a lot of plastic unnecessarily, but hey.