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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #90 on: July 17, 2017, 12:57:48 AM »
I didn't like the front moulding, so I bodged the former about a bit more and made a new one. More heat this time





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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #91 on: July 17, 2017, 06:57:15 AM »
Goodness me Richard,

That's incredible!

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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #92 on: July 17, 2017, 07:17:00 AM »
Goodness me Richard,

That's incredible!

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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #93 on: July 17, 2017, 08:26:33 AM »
As one who makes their own moulds too I have to write that those are as good as any I have see or made, nay they are even better! The struts also look spectacular - this is a first class scratch-build.

Stephen.

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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #94 on: July 17, 2017, 08:34:44 AM »
As one who makes their own moulds too I have to write that those are as good as any I have see or made, nay they are even better! <snip>

Stephen.

It's a miracle of dodgy photography. I think they look terrible...

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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #95 on: July 17, 2017, 10:50:02 AM »
They look pretty damn good from here....can I borrow your camera?

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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #96 on: July 17, 2017, 12:17:01 PM »
Don't beat yourself up Richard, this is looking quite good.   8)

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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #97 on: July 17, 2017, 07:57:37 PM »
Continuing to be OUTSTANDING! I don't know how you go back and do the interior work to such a high standard after assembly...but it works well for you !
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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #98 on: July 17, 2017, 09:21:27 PM »
Continuing to be OUTSTANDING! I don't know how you go back and do the interior work to such a high standard after assembly...but it works well for you !
RAGIII

Partial assembly is the answer. I'll fit the interior into an open topped box, and if I can make sub assemblies to be dropped in, I do

And this is 1:32, so there's usually enough access

Richard

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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #99 on: July 17, 2017, 11:55:14 PM »
Richard,
     There's some real model building going on here, and the results are impressive to say the very least! Those cowling mouldings are spectacular and the strut assembly earlier has inspired me to pick up a small soldering iron and some supplies to experiment with the technique a bit. Hopefully I won't burn my place down or set myself aflame, or both.......... wish me luck!
     I am really enjoying following this Build Log, keep up the great work!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #100 on: July 18, 2017, 01:42:42 AM »
You won't do either of those things,Lance. If you are particularly clumsy you may burn the tip of your nose (yes, I've seen that done)

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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #101 on: July 18, 2017, 03:48:02 AM »
You won't do either of those things,Lance. If you are particularly clumsy you may burn the tip of your nose (yes, I've seen that done)

Richard

Ha! Wait for it! As I always say, if the odds are 50/50 I'll lose 9 times out of 10! ??? :P
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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #102 on: July 20, 2017, 05:52:24 PM »
Time to think about filling that empty box with aeroplane-like things before I fit the windshields

Down the bottom is the fuel tank. I don't have details for the X so I'm using details from the IV and rearranging them for a two seater

Here's the tank under the seat:



Conveniently, it's about the same diameter as that pen:



It just needs some hemispherical ends, so here is some pure Harry Woodman:



Giving this:



I've tried the tank under the front seat, it doesn't work. So I'm putting it under the rear seat

Richard

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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #103 on: July 21, 2017, 01:29:54 AM »
Good work, Sir.

Glad to you starting on the interior.

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Re: Nieuport X 1:32
« Reply #104 on: July 27, 2017, 04:24:55 AM »
Neat bit of moulding there. I always try to use short cuts when I can too - yours shows what can be done with a little imagination.

Stephen.