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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #28 - World War One Aircraft   Fri 21 Sep 2018, 2:32 pm

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Steel rod or even wire is a good alternative.  It can be roller straightened and easily cut to size.  Would look better on a 1/32nd scale model than it did on my 1/72nd Airco.




Wow nice work Mike, from here the rigging does not look out of scale. That sure is a ton of rigging to do.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #28 - World War One Aircraft   Sat 22 Sep 2018, 3:56 pm

Thanks, Curt. I tried that method because there were so many. When I'd place EZLine on a spot, stretching later pieces would cause previous ones to sag.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #28 - World War One Aircraft   Tue 09 Oct 2018, 9:42 am

Well, I have some catching up to do.

Al; nice to see you joining in. As is usual, you are doing some fine work.

Mike and Paul; I feel your pain.

I have just gotten started on the upper wing frame. The photo etch is delicate to say the least. The center beam really does help to stabilize the frame. Now another test as I go about attaching the ailerons?



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #28 - World War One Aircraft   Wed 10 Oct 2018, 8:42 am

The upper wing is complete. Now to the center wing. The photo etch is holding up well considering all the bending of parts that takes place.

One area of minor disappointment is the wing leading edge. The resin forming jig did not produce the desired contour, or a consistent result.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #28 - World War One Aircraft   Sat 27 Oct 2018, 6:37 pm

Well, I think I'll call this one complete.  I won't put the flap controls on for fear I'll botch up the camo decals.  So, here it is.



Thanks for your comments and for looking,
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #28 - World War One Aircraft   Sat 27 Oct 2018, 6:41 pm

Cole: That looks like a real test of patience you have on your hands. Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #28 - World War One Aircraft   Sat 27 Oct 2018, 11:04 pm

Very beautiful. The camouflage patterning makes the flimsy plane look solid. Fine work, lovely addition to any collection!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #28 - World War One Aircraft   Thu 08 Nov 2018, 7:49 am

Nice work Mike.

I have finished the wings for the tri-plane. Now to get started on the fuselage. This looks to be interresting...





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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #28 - World War One Aircraft   Thu 08 Nov 2018, 2:48 pm

Very nice detail, Cole.

Bending the fuselage parts can be very tricky. What I used on a recent PART PE fuselage was a pair of kitchen knives. The top one at the bending line, holding the piece down and the other slid underneath. Then just twist the lower knife upright for a good straight bend.

Great work, again.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #28 - World War One Aircraft   Fri 09 Nov 2018, 1:28 am

Thanks Mike. Years ago, I purchased a PE tool from The Small Shop. It has worked very well for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #28 - World War One Aircraft   Sat 10 Nov 2018, 9:00 am

This particular operation has been rather nerve wracking. But I am impressed at the engineering that went into designing this kit. After I figure out how to install the seat and harnesses into the cockpit I can breathe a sigh of relief.



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #28 - World War One Aircraft   Sat 10 Nov 2018, 7:38 pm

Wow! Slow and steady gets the job done, good so far!
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