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Offline JoeDxMB

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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2012, 06:27:51 AM »
Thanks for the kind words and the word of "warning".  :)
Yes, rigging can be addictive but, it looks so @%^&* good when completed.  ;D

The Avero is reaching the home stretch now. The undercarriage is installed and just needs to rigged and the wheels painted/installed. 
Also, some minor engine detailing (plug wires and fuel line)  will be done when  I get some apropiate wire, etc .

The Morane Sauliner A-1 is definately next.   

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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2012, 07:07:10 AM »
Excellent work on the rigging, she is shaping up to be a real winner, well done.

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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2012, 05:23:46 PM »
This is a lovely looking bird Joe and your rigging looks great. She'll look great when your finished.
Also, thanks to all for the information on rigging!!

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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2012, 06:51:03 AM »
The Avro is almost done.
 
However, I hit a bit of a snag . I have no idea how to rig the wing warping control wires .
I assume that the rigging that runs from the back of the upper wings and runs under the fuselage (behind the cockpit) represent this .
However, if you rig it as the instructions say, the wing warping cables conflict with the elerator control cables as it is connected to the wings  very far inboard .

So I guess my question would be, does anyone know know how far outboard on the wings were the warping cables connected. 
« Last Edit: July 17, 2012, 06:56:50 AM by JoeDxMB »

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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2012, 06:49:14 AM »
Here's a pic of the finished  Avro  except for the wing warping cables.

Don't look to close as it has many flaws. It was a learning experience and if I had to do it over, I would do many things differently .
Anyway, I'm glad its finished. :)

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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2012, 07:27:50 AM »
Congratulations Joe, you have bulit an amazing looking model, the rigging looks great as does the overall finish, well done.

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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2012, 08:06:20 AM »
Congratulations on a most excellent Avro. It's great to see these neglected vintage kits getting some well deserved attention. Your rigging work is excellent too.

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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2012, 08:07:17 AM »
Congratulations Joe, you have bulit an amazing looking model, the rigging looks great as does the overall finish, well done.

Des.
My thoughts exactly, Joe.  Brilliant.
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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2012, 08:16:54 AM »
Nicely done Joe. I'd be proud if it was mine!

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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2012, 09:28:50 AM »
Great work Joe, you can certainly be proud of her - she looks great!!

As I'm relatively new to this caper I can't help out with the wing warping cables sorry - sooner or later one of our fellow 'forumites' will come up with something I'm sure.

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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2012, 10:13:24 AM »
   Joe,
Flaws,what flaws my friend. Congratulations she's one beautiful kite and the rigging is nothing short of awesome.
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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2012, 11:02:42 AM »
Thanks for the kind words. 
Take my word for it, there are many flaws ( particularly with the wing rigging)  that are apparent  on closer inspection. :)

One thing that  I  am happy with is how the wheels came out. I  first painted  them CDL. Then I painted the tires with "Pollly Scale grimy black".  I really  like this paint as it a very usefull  matt off black.
I then went  over ther tires with some  Tamiya black (oil stain) from  a weathering kit. I then highlighted  the spokes with a propeling pencil. Finally,  some weathering completeted them. 
Of course, they are not as good as bare spoke wheels would be but, to me, they are acceptable.
 
Anyway, I  guess we are all our own  harshest critics.

EDIT.....
The wing warping "cables" have now  been installed and the Avro is now finished.   :)
As it turned out, the rigging  instuctions in the kit were correct after all.
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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2012, 05:48:22 PM »
Gee she`s great! You could post more pics of her cause I`m still unsatisfied ;) Congratulations!
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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2012, 06:33:40 PM »
Gee she`s great! You could post more pics of her cause I`m still unsatisfied ;) Congratulations!

I agree, more pic's please Sir!!

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Re: Now the real work begins.......
« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2012, 09:23:05 AM »
  Awesome project Joe. I hope you'll take a shot at another one of these gems my friend.
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