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zak

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1335 on: December 16, 2016, 11:29:38 AM »
Well diagonal bracing added and here it is.

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1336 on: December 16, 2016, 12:30:17 PM »
And very nice it is too.
Haddock.

zak

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1337 on: December 16, 2016, 01:36:14 PM »
I think I am getting back into biplanes, but the hands and fingers do not perform quite as well as the used to do.
Like you I am having to find alternative ways to hold things and so on.

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1338 on: December 17, 2016, 12:59:15 PM »
Very nice indeed..well done that man!

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1339 on: December 17, 2016, 05:00:13 PM »
I like that very much.

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zak

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1340 on: December 18, 2016, 07:05:11 AM »
Thanks for the comments, I have a 1/48 Special Hobby  Sopwith Schneider on the stocks at the moment.
More later.
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zak

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1341 on: December 19, 2016, 10:59:15 AM »
The Sopwith Schneider was the forerunner to the Sopwith Baby.
In 1914 a Sopwith Tabloid seaplane won the second Schneider trophy.
The RNAS ordered 160 of these at the start of the war.
The originals used wing warping, later ailerons were added and the engines were uprated.
They were used on anti-submarine patrols and against Zeppelins, some were used on ships.

Photos before rigging.

zak

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1342 on: December 19, 2016, 01:10:24 PM »
I dry brushed a lighter colour and then rigged with nichrome wire of the correct scale diameter - see earlier.
Here we are rigged, well almost!

Kiteman

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1343 on: December 19, 2016, 02:36:11 PM »
Nice Wood effect on the floats, and a very nice model too! My compliments to you. I build the Tabloid in 1:48 some years ago and attempted scratch building a form of turnbuckle from 0,5mm copper tubing and fine fuse wire. The scale didn`t work but it was an interesting experiment. Here a piccie of it!

zak

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1344 on: December 19, 2016, 03:13:49 PM »
Nice, I did think about turnbuckles, but they seemed very small in 1/48. well done for having a go. I have a Tabloid to build.
Turnbuckles now there's a thought, never mind double rigged landing wires.

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1345 on: December 20, 2016, 04:49:07 PM »
If you really want to go to town on the subject of turnbuckles, they are commercially available in various forms and not too expensive. Check out:
http://www.gaspatchmodels.com/products/metal-turnbuckles-48.html

zak

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1346 on: December 20, 2016, 06:02:10 PM »
Yes, I looked at various options, Albion alloys make some, they still sound like hard work and a bit over scale.

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1347 on: January 03, 2017, 03:02:20 PM »
Christmas present, not a model but a 1000 part jigsaw puzzle of a MARK IV TANK.

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1348 on: January 03, 2017, 05:27:15 PM »
Now that looks proper difficult - good luck on that one!

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Re: Modelling World War 1
« Reply #1349 on: January 03, 2017, 10:28:22 PM »
At least it won't need any filling, sanding or airbrushing. 

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