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Offline andonio64

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #120 on: July 16, 2018, 11:07:49 PM »
Thank you Rick!

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #121 on: July 17, 2018, 06:12:29 PM »
Antonio,
    The mount and guns look great!  Keep up the inspiring work!

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #122 on: July 17, 2018, 06:18:43 PM »
Thanks Gaz!

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #123 on: September 23, 2018, 11:58:33 PM »
Hi guys,
apologies for not posting anything since such a long time... works are going slower and many real life things kept me off the bench.

Lately I was able to sit more frequently and here is the current state of the art:

The bird has now the wings and a tail!!!



A detail of the first double wire going from the fuselage to the lower wing


Here you can see the outboard Vickers, I made from scratch the shield protecting the observer / gunner from the shells of the bullet fired by the Vickers, this is shown in many historical pictures, and the windshield.


Tail with its rigging:



Here I haven't yet put the 4 small struts joining the horizontal planes to the fin (top) and to the fuselage (bottom)
The tail skid is scratch built

A look to the belly of this big bird (new decals since last picture):




New decals on the top wing too:


Here is the twin Lewis on its mount:

Here it is provisionally laid on its place


I am about to complete the tail and the three double wires missing on top of the lower wing, then go ahead with the wing struts, I will hopefully post more sooner than this last update.

Antonio


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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #124 on: September 24, 2018, 12:14:25 AM »
... oops I made a big mistake!
Looking at the rigging schema I noticed the 2 double wires going from the fuselage to the lower wing cross and don't go to the inner strut that is aligned with them... oh here is the schema it's easier to see it then to rread it! I am talking about the red ant the blue lines:



So I need to make it again

Ouff

Antonio

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #125 on: September 24, 2018, 12:32:49 AM »
No worry, you will get it right!
This is a damn confusing rigging >:(  Oh my G.. what I have done ::) Your build invited me to grab this kit in the net. So one day in the far future I will build this kit too.

You made a good progress!
Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #126 on: September 24, 2018, 12:57:30 AM »
Thank you Frank, I have just removed the double wire and had to make a new anchor point because it was encrusted with Cyano glue.

Antonio

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #127 on: September 29, 2018, 06:13:04 PM »
Everything looks great Antonio!
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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #128 on: September 29, 2018, 07:04:52 PM »
Everything looks great Antonio!

Thanks Gaz!

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #129 on: September 30, 2018, 04:16:21 AM »
The model looks super Andonio. I do sympathise with that rigging - it looks a total nightmare to me but then I suspect that if it is taken step by step it is not too bad. Even so, I was confused when I first saw the diagram and I am sure that I would have made even more mistakes if I was rigging this one.

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #130 on: September 30, 2018, 08:16:52 PM »
Thanks Stephen, the rigging is not complicated, but it will be long indeed...
I have completed the X crossing rigging, put some little additional decals (lever ici... and other small details) and hopefully tonight I will complete the tail.

Some more pictures then

Ciao

Antonio

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #131 on: October 01, 2018, 02:34:20 AM »
Good evening everybody,
here are the latest news on the Bre XIV:
New double wires X crossing as they should...

Port

starboard


Tail is now completed:


New tiny decals on the starboard side

and on the port side


View from the back


View of the bottom


Thanks for your attention!

Antonio




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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #132 on: October 07, 2018, 06:24:53 AM »
Just catching up on this one Antonio. All is looking excellent. Nicely done markings and rigging!
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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #133 on: October 07, 2018, 05:08:45 PM »
Thank you Rick!

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Re: Breguet XIV B2 (Hi-Tech 1/48)
« Reply #134 on: October 07, 2018, 06:40:40 PM »
Beautiful details, it's a very nice update.
Ciao
Giuseppe