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Offline Dal Gavan

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Bristol M.1c RAF Museum Cosford
« on: May 02, 2015, 05:08:09 PM »
G'day.

Michelle and I have just returned from a flying visit to the north of Wales, where she was searching for her grandfather's farm and family stomping grounds.  However we also agreed to a visit to Cosford as part of the trip.  The RAF website had said that none of the WWI aircraft were on display, so I was very surprised and pleased to find the Pup, 1 1/2 Strutter and M.1c sitting in the hangar.

Unfortunately it was fairly late in the day when we got to that hangar, not reaching Cosford until about 1400hrs.  So there was a lot of light coming in at certain angles, making for some high contrast shots where the flash refused to work- silhouettes aren't much use for detail.  I also had to work around other people who wanted to view the aircraft.  I know one chap was rather annoyed at my hogging the available photo' space.  Just as well I'm an ignorant bloody Aussie and such behaviour is expected..... ;)

Michelle's point&click camera is good, but my photography skills are not.  Of the 126 photo's I took, only about 40 were of any real use.  The photo's could be much better, but hopefully they'll still be of some use.

The photo's here are thumbnails, so the files load more quickly.  If you click on the links then you'll get larger photo's.

The "live" colour was a dusty chocolate brown with a slight grey cast, with an uneven, light yellow-brown finish under the wings and tail.  The chocolate brown looked a good match for Humbrol 98.

Cheers.

Dal.


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c01.JPG


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c02.JPG The best I could do for the cockpit.


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c03.JPG A view of the wing root gaps.


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c04.JPG A side view.


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c05.JPG Flying wire attachment to lower fuselage....


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c06.JPG ...and lower wing.  The forward fairing is painted white, the rear roundel blue.


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c07.JPG

http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c08.JPG Undercart and generator.


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c10.JPG Spinner and prop' plate.


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c11.JPG Generator prop'.


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c12.JPG

http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c13.JPG Tail rigging- Top.


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c14.JPG  Control wires exitting the fuselage.  Note there's no fairleads.


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c15.JPG Upper aileron control horn, painted black.


http://members.westnet.com.au/~DalGavan/Bristol_M1c/T_Cosford_M1c16.JPG  Upper wing fairings for landing wires.
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Offline Nigel Jackson

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Re: Bristol M.1c RAF Museum Cosford
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2015, 06:58:40 AM »
Thanks for the photos Dal, they're very useful. I hope you and Michelle enjoyed the flying visit.

Best wishes
Nigel

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Re: Bristol M.1c RAF Museum Cosford
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2015, 08:27:40 AM »
Dal,
    Thanks for your efforts, some really good detail shots here for a future Build. 8)
Cheers,
Lance

Offline Dal Gavan

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Re: Bristol M.1c RAF Museum Cosford
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2015, 10:48:27 AM »
Thanks, gents.  I'm glad they'll be of use.

Nigel,
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I hope you and Michelle enjoyed the flying visit.

Absolutely, mate.  It was Michelle's first visit to the UK and she's fallen in love with north Wales and Chester.  We could easily have spent a couple of months there, had we the money and had she the leave.  I'd have liked to take to her to Cambridgeshire (not just for Duxford), if we'd had time.

After our second day of navigating the B roads around Llandyrnog (an adventure in itself, with the GPS in a "playful" phase), Michelle burst out "Why did they bloody decide to leave here?!!".

Cheers.

Dal.

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Re: Bristol M.1c RAF Museum Cosford
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2015, 11:15:27 AM »
Thanks very much Dal for posting the excellent photos, all good reference material for anyone building the kit.

Des.
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Offline Dal Gavan

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Re: Bristol M.1c RAF Museum Cosford
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 09:32:20 AM »
Cheers, Des.  I wish more photo's of the Strutter turned out to be useful.  I only got 7 out of 30-odd that were more than silhouettes.  Still, someone may find them useful.  I'll get them up this week.

Cheers.

Dal.

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Re: Bristol M.1c RAF Museum Cosford
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 08:27:21 PM »
Just a quick note to say I've fixed up the photo links.

Cheers.