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Offline kentyler

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Re: Sopwith Camel diorama
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2018, 12:17:46 PM »
i cut a few parts from their sprue's to start getting some ideas about how big a baseboard i'm going to need

Offline kentyler

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building a frame for the tail section
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2018, 10:20:10 AM »
so the museum plane has a bare fuselage back to behind the end of the pilot's compartment
i don't think i will be able to convincingly stick the fuselage onto the tail section... so my plan is to build the full fuselage bare and then add back on the canvas covering for the tail section

Offline krow113

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Re: Sopwith Camel diorama
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2018, 11:11:47 AM »
...those p/e spokes look promising...

Offline kentyler

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giving tarus a try
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2018, 11:52:08 AM »
i shopped for a cast clerget engine...but everyone seems to be out of stock
so i decided to try tarus monospaupe
looks like it will be a model in and of itself
but sense it sits right out in front in this diorama, with no cowl or anything
it will be the focus of attention

Offline kentyler

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building the cockpit
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2018, 11:55:45 AM »
after further looking at plans my first "cut" at where the bare part of the fuselage would end is wrong
i've attached a photo with my finger pointing to the point on the kit cockpit frame where the fabric covering will end
it looks like the kit contains side detail, but not of the cross braces that define the cockpit
that will be fun
seat and gas tank will be outside on the ground
haven't decided whether to pull the instrument panel and put it outside as well

Offline krow113

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Re: Sopwith Camel diorama
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2018, 01:25:37 PM »

Offline kentyler

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Re: Sopwith Camel diorama
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2018, 02:53:53 PM »
good link,
thanks
i may order a set
have to check the tire size

Offline RAGIII

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Re: Sopwith Camel diorama
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2018, 01:15:31 AM »
I don't know if you would be interested but I have a Part PE set designed for the Hobbycraft Camel. It has PE spoked wheels amongst other things. I will never use it so not looking for much. PM me if interested. By the way, I am looking forward to following along with your build.

RAGIII
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Offline kentyler

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thanks raggi
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2018, 03:15:04 PM »
where are you mailing it from ? How about 5$ USD ?

slow progress here
had to order some evergreen plastic square pieces

good luck... one fits pretty exactly

the problem is that the frame provided for the sides of the cockpit is really only half as thick as it should be... since the fuselage shell covers it on the outside... so i will have to glue on pieces and then shape them to bring things to "full" size.  we'll see how it goes... it might work better to just rebuilt the whole wood frame around the cockpit, especially since i plan on carrying it back into the tail section

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Re: thanks raggi
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2018, 01:17:54 AM »
where are you mailing it from ? How about 5$ USD ?



I sent you a PM. Just click on Messages.
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Offline kentyler

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streching sprue
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2018, 01:31:35 PM »
went down and bought some plastic rods, but, not thin enough
so had to stretch some sprue

Offline kentyler

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extra
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2018, 01:34:19 PM »
always have to stretch a lot more sprue that you end up using... at least i do... can't control the size really
found some likely pieces and cut the uprights for the frame

Offline kentyler

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and then the hardest part
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2018, 01:36:51 PM »
for me anyway
bending to shape and gluing

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bend and fit
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2018, 03:58:41 AM »
after sad experiences trying to use the glue to enforce bending i know keep bending and trying and bending and trying until i think i have the curve i need