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PostSubject: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Wed 01 Jan 2014, 6:09 pm

Its Jan 1st, so start your CB #3 wips right here.

The rules for the CB are few and simple. The war ran from 1914-18. You can build something military, or civilian based from that era. Ships, airplanes, Armor, Cars and trucks. Something for everybody in this CB.  001 


Before the factories got into full swing, many current production land/sea/air vehicles were converted for war use, so if you want to use a subject that was produced a couple of years before 1914, you may. Please dont try and "modernize" the subject. For example, no "hot rods" (that was for Al ).  

Check out the discussion thread for any other questions you might have, grab a kit, and join in.

Oh, and have FUN !

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 02 Jan 2014, 3:47 am

Okay everyone I am in this one. here is the kit I will be building. Not many pieces and everything is white plastic, so I guess it will be a practice in masking and painting. That's okay I need to work on both of those skills anyway.



Tomorrow I will take some spruce shots before I start on it. Come on everybody what ya got?

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 02 Jan 2014, 10:02 am

Nice one Buck.

OK this is my entry:



I've started work on it but nothing to show yet.

A little history: 'Pusher' aircraft were developed to overcome the problem of having the gun/s on the top wing of a bi-plane. However, they proved to be slow and cumbersome in manouvering and were soon abandoned. Shortly thereafter, synchronised to the engine guns were developed, which allowed bullets to be fired through the rotating prop

This was my inspiration in buying the kit several years ago and if I can come anywhere near close, I'll be a happy camper indeed. The rigging scares the living daylights out of me.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 02 Jan 2014, 5:50 pm

I think the rigging looks like a great challenge. I can't wait to see how it will turn out. That rotatory engine looks great also. How big is it? I am thinking swamp boat.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 02 Jan 2014, 6:20 pm

Buck the real deal is just 7.69m long with a wingspan of 8.61m. At 1:48 scale it measures 160mm x 179mm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airco_DH.2

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 02 Jan 2014, 7:17 pm

that's about 6 1/4 inches by 7 inches, roughly. When you get the engine put together please show it next to the paint bottle.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 02 Jan 2014, 11:12 pm

Will do. What colour would you like.

  

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 12:05 am

I've read a good bit on WWI aircraft and it's true that the pusher type planes and many of the pre-obsolete (outdated) observation ones were easy targets. Still, they had it better than the observation balloons which were large and stationary! That's just insanity. Hope the model poses no problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 12:14 am

This is the airplane I'll be attempting



And a sprue shot

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 6:21 am

So, it is after Jan first, so I have opened the box to get started!!!

Here is what I am building:


It is 1/72, so it is small. This shows the instructions, plastic tree and the resin parts:

Most of the plastic parts are not used, since this is a "see through" model, in order to focus on all the internal ribbing. The two resin pieces on the left of the paint bottle are fixtures for bending some of the photo etch to shape, mainly the wheel spokes and the wing leading edges.

Here are the beautiful photo etch sheets, from brass:


Not sure how to paint this. The brass looks pretty cool, so it could be clear coated. The resin and plastic parts are also a question mark. Paint it like the box art? As I build very few airplanes, and none of this vintage, I may just build it box stock for simplicity.

Looks like the fuselage/wing structures and ribbing are mostly fold-up oragami-like items. The parts are real tiny, so this will be the biggest challenge ........ not to lose them to the carpet monsters!

This is my CHALLENGE!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 9:57 am

With just a 100mm wingspan, that is going to be quite the challenge Pete. I wish you well with it.

If it were me, I'd leave the P/e parts unpainted if you can and paint only the styrene parts.

This is a replica of Baron Manfred Von Richthofens craft. The nose cone could be red, black or white, as could the wheels. Struts and landing gear in red. Woodgrain on the prop.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 12:07 pm

Man, Pete, that looks quite the challenge !
Good luck with it !
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 5:42 pm

This will be my first post in this group.  I've chosen an old 1/32 scale Pyro Model T Ford.  It was a fifty cent garage sale find that unfortunately lacks the radiator shell, but I have some parts from a 1/32 MPC Model T that should work.  It will also work well because the parts that are usually brass plated were just molded in brass colored plastic for this run.





Since the build will be for the 100th anniversary of WWI, I plan to convert the model to a Field Ambulance - the sort built by Henry Ford in 1917.  There are models of this available in 1/72 and 1/48, but they're a little too small for my stubs to work with.  

There is a great website showing one fellow who did the very same thing but in 1:1 scale.  A great site for the history and detail shots of his build.

http://www.ww1history.com/Model_T_Project.php

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 5:44 pm

Pete that looks like a great kit. Awesome challenge.

Mike that looks like a good kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 9:25 pm

WoW ! Thanks for that link, Mike !
What a cool restoration.
Looking forward to your model.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 03 Jan 2014, 11:16 pm

Glad to see you jumping in Mike!

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Sat 04 Jan 2014, 1:48 am

I've been doing the usual clean-up and initial fitting.   Basic engine is done, but according to a review of the kit, it won't fit into the fuselage.  The reviewer suggested going without since you can't see it in the finished model.  Still undecided on that, will have to wait until more gets done to see if it fits in.


I also got the cockpit framing coming along and did a mock-up of the parts so far.



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Sat 04 Jan 2014, 1:51 am

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Sat 04 Jan 2014, 5:06 am

Looking good Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Sat 04 Jan 2014, 5:44 am

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Sat 04 Jan 2014, 9:25 am

It's looking good Paul. You could always display the engine on a stand alongside the plane.

Not so much an update but keeping you up to date.

My kit, like Paul's, comes with a plain 'metal' seat whereas back in the day, most were 'wicker' seats. As the DH-2 cockpit is so open, I decided I'd get a resin version instead. However, that was easier said than done as, although Eduard make one, it seems it's OOP. However, I did eventualy find these:



Paul.... Roden do this one in 1:32 if you fancy it:




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 06 Jan 2014, 12:04 am

Oh boy!! What have I taken on here.

Spent several hours just getting this far with drilling holes for the rigging. The small holes are .3mm and the larger ones .5mm.  There are still some to do on the wings then it's on to the fuselage!! 







At the moment, once the aircraft is built, I'm thinking it's going to take a week of nights to do the rigging!!!   

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 06 Jan 2014, 12:12 am

Al, your going to lose what hair you have left.


  
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 06 Jan 2014, 12:35 am

If your hairs fall out, save them for when you do the DH4 in 1/72nd!!

  
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 06 Jan 2014, 6:47 pm

Nice Al. Not much to worry about on the hair loss thing.  
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