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Offline lcarroll

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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2016, 05:08:51 AM »
    It's really come together nicely Dan, you've done wonders with this old classic! Great rigging so far, looking forward to seeing the completed Build!
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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2016, 05:15:10 AM »
The rigging is looking fabulous Dan! The overall finish and look is great!
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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2016, 08:19:38 PM »
Great looking early bird. You really made a beauty out of this kit! Congrats to you!
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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2016, 02:25:10 PM »
Thanks, Guys...I'm glad you like it so far.   ;D

Tonight I put on all the interplane struts.  I must say this has got to be the easiest biplane I've put together in a long time.  Topped by the WNW Snipe, but I digress.  Considering how old these molds are (even if this is the later Lindberg release), I'm amazed.  Basically fell together and I guess it helps that everything is a right angles!  So here it sits so far...I also put on a bit more landing gear rigging and will start with the wing rigging tomorrow.




Stay tuned! 

Dan

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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2016, 02:58:57 PM »
Your Avro is looking superb Dan, now that the struts are all fitted it makes it look excellent, and the rigging is brilliant, you have achieved great results for a 1:48 scale model.

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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #50 on: July 25, 2016, 05:10:26 PM »
I totally agree  with Des, I love the way it is coming out!

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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #51 on: July 26, 2016, 12:11:31 AM »
Beautiful work all around! Really looking great to my eyes!
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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #52 on: July 26, 2016, 01:42:43 AM »
Dan, this is turning out to be such a beautiful model, you made me dig deep into my stash to pull mine out to look at it.  You've done a remarkable job on this kit.  I'm looking forward to seeing her finished.
Cheers,
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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #53 on: July 26, 2016, 02:40:02 AM »
Personally I think that this is an aesthetically pleasing aeroplane - more so than many others of its time and you are really demonstrating just how good its lines were. You have certainly made an excellent model so far - when it is rigged it is going to be a real charmer.

Stephen.

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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #54 on: July 26, 2016, 07:12:18 AM »
Thanks, Guys...!!

Stephen...I agree with the looks.  I like this one, the Avro Triplane and the Blackburn monoplane.  My favs from that era.

I'll post a bit more rigging tonight.

Dan

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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #55 on: July 26, 2016, 02:19:29 PM »
Amazing, and enticing, seeing the out-of-the box photos and then what you have done with those basic parts. I'm getting one. And a Bleriot.
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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #56 on: July 26, 2016, 07:12:43 PM »
Brilliant job, Dan!  The little Avro is such a pleasing aeroplane and
you are doing a wonderful job bringing that to life!  I look forward
to seeing the rigging completed.  Great update, my friend!

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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #57 on: July 27, 2016, 02:22:46 PM »
Thanks, everyone...Tonight I did finish the rigging, though my placement of the rigging behind the cockpit is a best guess from photos.  The machine definitely has anti-drag wires, but the anti-anti-drag wires (ha, ha) are at least close.  Maybe Stephen has a better idea where they actually were?  I also don't know if there was extra rigging on the rudder structure (where the fin would be if it had one) nor do I know if the tail skid had any.  Otherwise, she is completely rigged and I love it.  The more drag, the better for me!  ;D ;D




All that's left now is the pilot's seat, the pilot and some lower wing skids on the tips.  THEN the make or break...spoke wheels.  I made some one time for a flying model but never this tiny.  I think I know what to do, but we'll see!

Thanks for looking and the great comments.  Really makes a person want to finish their model.

Dan

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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #58 on: July 27, 2016, 02:25:44 PM »
It is a nice and not easy subject and an admirably well done model.
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Re: Lindberg 1911 Avro Biplane 1/48th
« Reply #59 on: July 27, 2016, 07:16:17 PM »
Rigging placement? Who would care? It looks right so it is right!  :)

Very impessive build Dan. I have no doubt you son is very proud of what you have achieved with his gift.

Very much looking forward to viewing your next installment.

Bravo!   ;D