Author Topic: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 7.3.2019 Rudder **FINISH**  (Read 7534 times)

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 7.2.2019 Decals
« Reply #105 on: February 10, 2019, 05:12:08 AM »
I have just caught up with this Frank. I am totally blown away by this model - not least those buckles!! The new shark mouth on the nose looks right to me - just a little rough around the edges as I think the original would have been. I seriously doubt whether many of these personalised markings were ever as perfect as represented on transfer sheets - they were applied in the fileld with whatever paint was to hand after all.

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 7.2.2019 Decals
« Reply #106 on: February 10, 2019, 06:57:36 AM »
Thank you Rick, Dave, Antonio, Giuseppe, Andreas Stephen for your supporting words!

Fantastic recovery, I cannot wait to see that one at FFB!
Only 3 weeksends left :o and still a lot of work. Hopefully just in time.


I have just caught up with this Frank. I am totally blown away by this model - not least those buckles!!
I try to improve my technology with every model, but this is the limit now in that scale.
Really pitty, that I cannot buy such parts.

I seriously doubt whether many of these personalised markings were ever as perfect as represented on transfer sheets
Sure, but to paint markings like this by hand would be a lot of effort, and I'm not that good with hand painting.

The next update follows soon.

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Frank
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Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 9.2.2019 Trim
« Reply #107 on: February 10, 2019, 07:01:40 AM »
Trim


This update includes all: rigging, scratch-parts, paint, mounting ...

I start with the first rigging: the trim. Strange trim - not the elevator fin could be trimmed as usual today, but the "fix" part of the tail could be moved up and down at front. It has sophisticated ropes in the fuselage for that.
The kit has the four smallest kit plastic parts for that, you see one on the globe of the Cent.



The fourth one decided to go away with a "fling" noise during mounting. So I made four new ones from a "Parts"-PE set, only the heads of control horns. Four Gaspatch turnbuckles are mounted too ....



..to looks like the original. The turnbuckle was connected with 0.2mm nickel silver.

Quelle: wingnutwings.com


The Eduard manual incluses a drilling drawing and a plastic rod with two knobs at the ends. That can be improved with pictures in the Datafile. This is a emergency control from gunners cockpit, later painted black.



Scratched drain valve for the radiator.
0.4mm brass tube, 0.4mm nickel silver tube as axle, 0.8mm brass and a brass grip.



A 0.6mm brass tube was added to the radiator and the valve was glued into. Do not start the engine without water and closed valve!



The stitching was dry painted with grey. The brass caps are glued and the tail is mounted. Please note the light shadows.



For underside I decided for linen, so also decals.



Upper wing with alu maintenance lids, decals and shadows.



There is another formed decal with own number which is not mentioned in the manual. According to picturs it is for the middle part. Also detail painting with black fitting and steel colored bolts.



Also the upper side of the wings got some shadows. Dry fitting of the crocodile:



Also detail painting of fittings.



Looks like huge progress but there is still a lot of work! I have to prepare the rigging on the fuselage. It is very tight there and at the moment I have no idea how to do that ...

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 7.2.2019 Decals
« Reply #108 on: February 10, 2019, 09:17:40 AM »
As always, stunning work This will be one Heck of a colorful aircraft when completed...as well as One heck of a Detailed Model!
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 7.2.2019 Decals
« Reply #109 on: February 11, 2019, 07:04:04 AM »
Thanks Rick!
The next update will need soem time, I have to find a solution for the smaller rigging on top of the fuselage to the upper wing and on the tail.
And the working week steels some hours needed for modeling ::)

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 7.2.2019 Decals
« Reply #110 on: February 11, 2019, 04:58:23 PM »
What a beauty! All these details and accuracy is not from this world. Again a masterpiece.
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Manni
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 7.2.2019 Decals
« Reply #111 on: February 12, 2019, 12:14:07 AM »
Wonderful detailing Frank, the quality of the tiny additions you produce consistently for your builds is truly amazing. Great work!
Cheers,
Lance
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 7.2.2019 Decals
« Reply #112 on: February 12, 2019, 03:51:06 AM »
The extra details that you have added are beyond this world as Manni has commented. This is master-craftsmanship, not just modelling.

Stephen.

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Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 18.2.2019 Intercom
« Reply #113 on: February 19, 2019, 08:16:32 AM »
Thank you Manni, Lance and Stephen, your words are highly appreciated!


Intercom


Some propress from last weekend to be reported ...
After a little bit of black paint all 16 wing brackets glued in.



Struts pins fits into central tube.



Dry fit of the 8 struts - no glue needed :)



During mounting the orientation have to be respected, on which side doubles?



Again the wings, because it's nice: view from back.



Tried to add the fuselage to check the length of the struts: the upper wing needs to go more forward.



But ... the 16 mounts are not enough! I need some additional ones for the fuselage, even if the rigging drawing is a bit confusing and wrong here. Again doubles are needed on the lower fuselage, but how?
Some spares from the SE.5a build, used them for terminals on the fuselage. A broken off drill is a nice mounting handle.



A bit later: after 28 indidual parts are coming together there are 4 terminals for fuselage.



Added smaller tubing (0.4/0.6mm) for smaller inner rigging to upper wing, and 4 bigger ones for the wing landing wires.



And now the subject: communication in the cockpit. Today there is the Intercom.
But 100 years ago, in the noisy open cockpit?
Nice PE in kit: communication plate, I created a wooden mount.



Please note my small plate on top of the Cent, compared to a picture of a half stripped aircraft of a museum.
So it is a support of symbolic language: allied/unknown/germans are clear. Does anyone have a idea about the right fields?


Mounted on the wing, also the sight. Only the compass is missing.



The sight is another story, for next update.

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 18.2.2019 Intercom
« Reply #114 on: February 19, 2019, 09:17:19 AM »
Bug, this work is quite amazing especially considering the scale.

Ryan
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 18.2.2019 Intercom
« Reply #115 on: February 19, 2019, 10:51:46 AM »
Awesome work as always Frank!
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Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #116 on: February 20, 2019, 05:55:43 AM »
Thank you Ryan and Rick!

Aldis sight


Again one step forward and three back ...

The last picture of the last update shows the mounted sight, a big fail :-\

The sight mount from the kit is to big, to thick. The height is more then 3mm, but the free space between wing and fuselage of the model downscaled original is only 4mm! So it is sitting much to low and nobody would be able to look through.

How it looks like on the real aircraft:

Source: wingnutwings.com

Removed the sight again. Made a new one from clear sprue and polished the ends.



With brass ends, after I found the following picture.
A very nice surprise during a picture search for references: I found a brass sight, built by Lance ;)

Source: simhq.com


Painted in greyish black:



Light is going trough now :)



Mounted below wing.



Compass parts of the kit. I drilled a whole and glued clear sprue in.



Mounted on upper wing:



After massive rework of the wooden base I glued the windscreen into its place



Now it fits, Aldis sight much higher:



For me it now close enough to the original:



The upper wing is now prepared for mounting, but the lower wing will be the first one.
Only two weekends remaining until the exhibition in Fürstenfeldbruck!

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #117 on: February 20, 2019, 06:17:38 AM »
Fabulous Frank,

You’ve put me off my 1/48 Brisfit now  ???

Guy

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #118 on: February 20, 2019, 06:23:47 AM »
Very nice, Frank. Incredible detail as usual from your bench. But you reminded me that there are only two weeks left... FFB is getting closer with huge steps...
Andreas
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 19.2.2019 Aldis sight
« Reply #119 on: February 20, 2019, 06:28:38 AM »
Clear sprue,  very clever.

Ryan
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