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Offline JoeDxMB

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Pyro Bleriot XI
« on: May 17, 2013, 03:04:33 PM »
Here's a couple of pics of some my Bleriot XI so far. Keep in mind that it is a 1:48 low detail kit but, to the naked eye it does not look too bad. Most parts had/have a lot of flash and ejector pin holes etc. that need to be addressed

I tried a few different materials for  the Lg and fuselage wires but most nothing worked out for one reason or another .  I finally  settled on some .010 brass wire. It is easy  to cut, work with and after CAing it in place, I  just gave it a wash of silver paint.

The stab/elevator on the Bleriot  is  unique and since I had a perfectly good razor saw i had to segment it, etc. 
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 03:18:17 PM by JoeDxMB »

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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 10:25:15 PM »
Looking pretty good so far Joe, I'm looking forward to seeing you make more progress on this kit. I have the Bleriot earmarked as a scratch build project in 1:32 scale so watching what you do here will be very helpful.

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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 12:25:24 AM »
This kit looks like big PiA to me, but you are doing good job:) Here is a link to 1/16 scratch build Bleriot XI for some additional motivation! It is in Bulgarian but google translate can do wonders!
good luck with the model!

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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 10:21:55 PM »
Thanks very much for the link Sasho, it is very interesting and shows a wonderful model, I hope when I build mine that it turns our half as good.

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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 09:32:27 AM »
Here  it is so far.

It's actually  almost done .....the hard parts anyway.

The .010 brass wire is probably a bit out of scale but, it was easy to work with.

I had to ignore the kit's  instructions of how to assemble the fuselage and rely  on my modeling experience for the best way to do it.
Be kind...... it's only 1:48.  :)

BTW, what looks like wing misalignment is just the camera angle. There is some very  minor misalignment in the dihedral but, it will be corrected  with the rigging.
I wish I had an assembly jig.   
« Last Edit: July 02, 2013, 10:32:23 AM by JoeDxMB »

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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 10:37:08 AM »
It looks great in my eyes Joe, I really like the colours you have used.

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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 02:12:29 PM »
It looks great in my eyes Joe, I really like the colours you have used.

Des.
Joe, I couldn't agree more.  Very nice work.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013, 11:37:22 AM »
Thanks for the kind words. :)

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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 12:22:39 PM »
It looks pretty good from here!
 Here's a link to my 1:72 scratchbuild, although mine was an XI-2...

http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=2013.0

Hope it helps!

Ian

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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2013, 01:02:53 PM »
HOW MUCH FUN IS THAT!!!!  Really nice build, not to mention how many fond memories of building Pyro kits on the kitchen table come back to me :D
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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2013, 08:13:01 PM »
Great work Joe, on a classic.  I wish there were a Bleriot in 1/32.  You're making a very fine job of the old Pyro kit! I think the fuselage structure looks very convincing, to my eye.  Well done!

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Bob

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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2013, 10:32:41 PM »
Joe,

Well done. Great choice of subject and kit.

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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2013, 04:38:30 AM »
Thanks :)

Here is  another  pic.
All that still  that needs to be do is the wing rigging /control cables and final  weathering. 
I will post  a few final (and better)  pics when completed. 
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 04:40:35 AM by JoeDxMB »

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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2013, 04:41:31 AM »
Looks really NEAT Joe!
More photos later I hope?
Cheers,  :)
Lance

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Re: Pyro Bleriot XI
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2013, 06:21:29 AM »
I don't know how this beauty escaped from me.

1/48 humm? I wouldn't tell! Joe what a pleasure to see this build. That fuselage it's a must.

Thx for the pics and the joy of watching them. Very nice job.

Cheers