Author Topic: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 7.3.2019 Rudder **FINISH**  (Read 6722 times)

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #120 on: February 20, 2019, 01:14:08 PM »
Clear sprue,  very clever.

Ryan

Agreed! You can make something simple into a lesson that just seems incredible! The next time I need a sight I will certainly give this idea a try!
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #121 on: February 20, 2019, 05:59:47 PM »
I love the clear sprue idea, I will note it on my pad.
It's difficult I think, to find clear plastic that thin, also the sprue is normally much thicker.

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #122 on: February 21, 2019, 04:53:12 AM »
Absolutely wonderful Frank. BTW te simplest ideas are usually the best!

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #123 on: February 21, 2019, 05:53:32 AM »
Andonio,

Frank can correct me, but could you not stretch clear sprue just like colored types?

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #124 on: February 21, 2019, 07:25:05 AM »
Thank you Guy, Andreas, Ryan, Rick, Andonio and Stephen!
It gave me perverse delight to surprise you with such an idea ;)

Ryan, I used streched clear sprue. It is typically stronger, not so easy to stretch, but it depends really on brands. I made a good experience with the newer kits by Eduard. I built a 1/4 scale instrument panel from a Eduard kit, and due to a lot of clear parts the sprue was bigger then usual.
Another solution is also possible: I put a piece of sprue into my lathe an turned it to a smaller diameter, but you will need very sharp cutting chisel for that.

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 18.2.2019 Intercom
« Reply #125 on: February 21, 2019, 08:37:00 AM »
Since There is no answer yet, I repeat the question:
symbolic language: allied/unknown/germans are clear. Does anyone have a idea about the right fields?


Thank you!

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #126 on: February 21, 2019, 11:28:50 PM »
I am sorry to say, I do not know the answer to your question. But I would like to join the praising chorus. One of the best builds I have ever seen...
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #127 on: February 22, 2019, 12:02:06 AM »
Conjecture on my part, but could be instructions to pilot (turn left, dive or turn right).  That way the gunner could have a better field of fire/evade attacker?  Just a guess on my part.  Love what you are doing by the way.

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #128 on: February 22, 2019, 02:20:39 AM »
Thanks Frank (and Ryan as well)... I did not imagine transparent sprue would keep its "transparency" once heated and stretched. Will make a try.
What was the use of that weird tool with the icons you are asking about those left side fields?
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #129 on: February 22, 2019, 08:51:56 AM »
One of the best builds I have ever seen...
Wow, what a great homage, and from a very experienced modeler, THANK you very much!

could be instructions to pilot (turn left, dive or turn right).  That way the gunner could have a better field of fire/evade attacker? 
Thank you Juan! You have not seen the model together, but this is not possible, because only the pilot can reach the board on the upper wing. The gunner is to much aft.

What was the use of that weird tool with the icons you are asking about those left side fields?
Andonio, the left side are symbols for own aircrafts (cockade), a unknown aircraft ("?") and germans (with the cross). So the pilot can tip to the cross and then the direction to tell the gunner: "See, there is a german"

A friend come up with the idea, that the colors are related to arming (red to cock the guns for example or white to secure) or may be related to bomb release.

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Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 23.2.2019 Struts and rigging[
« Reply #130 on: February 24, 2019, 06:39:04 AM »
Struts and rigging


Let's continue in direction of the final show ...

Rigging of tail added. This is easier without wings.



A very interesting picture shows the pressure pipes of the pitot:

Source: wingnutwings.com


Lower wing mounted and pipes for Pitot tube added. Please note the rubber connection between middle and outer wing. The "pipes" are 0.2mm lead wire.



Upper wing mounted to the fuselage struts.



Main task in this project: masking.



Outer winding painted in linen (Eduard says gray), 16 decals added. I added a drop of Clear Yellow and Clear Orange into the final clear coat.



Struts added, inner at first, then outer. Works without trouble in 45min including cleaning the pins from paint and glue.



Rigging added in less the 2 hours, the preparation pays back. Only the four inner doubles are missing, because the terminals are mounted together with the landing gear.



Rigging detail. There are also 6 "wires" on the inner fuselage struts.



I'm very happy now about the result!
The next thing will be landing gear and tail skid.


Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 23.2.2019 Struts and rigging
« Reply #131 on: February 24, 2019, 03:35:05 PM »
Every time I look at this I have no words on how is beautiful. You pushed realism beyond imagination.
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 23.2.2019 Struts and rigging
« Reply #132 on: February 24, 2019, 06:58:27 PM »
WOW Frank, it's a pleasure following this build!

Antonio

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 23.2.2019 Struts and rigging
« Reply #133 on: February 25, 2019, 03:00:32 AM »
As metioned before, one of the best build I ever see, simply great, and most important, construction images and whole topic, reveals many new techniques,so thank you for such great build ,once more.

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 23.2.2019 Struts and rigging
« Reply #134 on: February 25, 2019, 03:48:02 AM »
With all the attention to detail you have done, I would be hard-pressed to believe that this kit isn't 1/32, a testament to your abilities.