Author Topic: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch  (Read 6950 times)

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2017, 12:49:45 AM »
You most decidedly have gotten away with it, Richard.  Your cowling looks fantastic, as does the rest of your build, thus far.
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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2017, 01:00:02 AM »
The cowling looks great as does the rest of your scratch build This is one I always thought would be cool to do as my first. I think you are showing me I am not ready as your build is just awesome!
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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2017, 02:22:50 AM »
Lovely work so far, Richard! I'm looking forward to seeing it progress. I must re-read Sagitarius Rising, it's been many years since I read it.

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2017, 02:55:25 AM »
The cowling looks great as does the rest of your scratch build This is one I always thought would be cool to do as my first. I think you are showing me I am not ready as your build is just awesome!
RAGIII

Then I shall stop until you have a go! The cowl aside, most of this is very basic stuff, just following the instructions. I did concise making the cowl from a thick disk and wall, with the radius filed onto the corner

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2017, 04:33:03 AM »
This is great work, Richard! I have also found Harry Woodman (MHDSRIP) to be a great inspiration - and yes, you are showing us how to do this in 1/32! Don't be surprised if I grab some plasticard and... But to get back to the M-S - a really favourite subject of mine! I'm looking forward to more! Regards, Marc

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2017, 07:34:07 AM »
Where are you getting your engine from? It's annoyingly the one which WNW never made available separately AFAIK.
Or are you going to scratch it?

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2017, 10:51:43 AM »
Great execution!!

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2017, 05:59:05 PM »
Where are you getting your engine from? It's annoyingly the one which WNW never made available separately AFAIK.
Or are you going to scratch it?

Mark

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2017, 06:07:17 PM »
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When it comes to struts I stick to my albion alloy's 'the strutter' tool, that helps you, using a vice, to squeeze brassrod into strut shape. I insert steel wire in it and - voila, you even can solder it...
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Borsos

Well, this has been great advice. My vice has flat, smooth jaws so I have managed without the 'Strutter'



This is 1/16" brass tube with a brass wire in the centre. I found I couldn't withdraw the wire as I have probably used too much squish



Comparing photos to the drawing in the Windsock Datafile, I have come up with my own arrangement for the axle location



So far, so good

Richard

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2017, 06:45:13 PM »
Lovely job making the undercarriage Richard, the struts look excellent.

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2017, 07:09:19 PM »
Lovely job making the undercarriage Richard, the struts look excellent.

Des.

This has been an absolute revelation to me, Des. I have spent several evenings messing about with kit parts to get anything nearly as good as this. Building parts up from scratch takes away all the 'do I keep this/replace that/mend this' that goes with kit modification

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2017, 11:14:27 PM »
Wonderful project Richard!  This is one I've always contemplated.  You are making a splendid job of it!  Also, I love your vacuform machine! 

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2017, 12:16:05 AM »
Wonderful project Richard!  This is one I've always contemplated.  You are making a splendid job of it!  Also, I love your vacuform machine! 

Best regards,

Bob

Thanks Bob. I must modify that vacuform tool, I made it to fit a vacuum cleaner that packed up not long after. Naturally, it doesn't fit our new vacuum cleaner

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2017, 03:39:01 AM »
Richard, I totally agree with you about scratch building taking away the "do I do this/repair thatů.etc" There is also something completely different about a completed model: it still has its warts but they are ALL mine!

Rick: do not be shy - give it a go. It does not take much and you have already demonstrated more than enough skill to complete such a build. Richard is demonstrating very ably how relatively simple it all is - much easier than you may think. Come to that so have many other modellers on this site!

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Re: 1/32 Morane Saulnier L - scratching an itch
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2017, 03:52:13 AM »
When I am finished, am I allowed to run around the house with it going brrrr-brrr-brrr?

Richard