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Old 01-15-2018, 11:56 PM
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As promised...here are some more shots. This has been a fun build...but I also realize that parts of the engine and interior are sort of fictitious or at least based on a different machine! The engine, for example, has a completely different top manifold based on the shots I've seen and the magnetos are in the front! Anyway, until I figure out some of that detail, I decided to work on the interior/fuselage.

The directions are pretty scarce and so most of this is pretty much based on my own intuition. Here I also think that some of the interior pieces like the control wheel come from either a very early Berg D.1 or even (maybe) a picture of a Hansa Brandenburg Star-Strutter! In any event, I wanted to use as much of the kit as possible so here is my attempt.

Some interior parts with the walls already folded and glued to the balsa bulkheads. I thought the seat parts made sense, but in the end, I cobbled something together that looks ok but I don't think I'm using the parts correctly or as intended!



Here are the parts for the main controls. Cutting them out was not easy task!



And here's what I got...



Folded up...note the circular openings for light! Cool.



Now with the engine bulkheads attached to make a basic forward fuselage...



And here it is sort of test installed. With some more engine detail, it will look cool. Can't wait to see if the rest fits!



Cheers and thanks for looking....Dan

Edit!! I just found some photos that DO show a control wheel! They were apparently in earlier machines...live and learn! I bet they had different engines too so I may be all wet!

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Old 01-16-2018, 01:01 AM
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Hello.
I`m and I`m watching your work Dan. I`m sure it will great model.

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Old 01-16-2018, 05:07 AM
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Nicely done, an inspiration dood.
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:49 AM
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Beautiful work on that cockpit.
Yes the supplied parts for the sear look logical and odd at the same time.
That’s what held me up after buying the kit. A lot is left to your intuition and I just don’t have enough experience for that. Your build will be a big help.
When completed, I’ll be making screen shots of the thread for reference and storing it with my copy of the model.

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Old 01-16-2018, 08:50 AM
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The graphics and the work on the cockpit and the seat are superb.

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Old 01-16-2018, 09:24 AM
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Great work, Dan! As Joe says, this thread looks to be a keeper for reference on this particular model and for your various techniques.

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Old 01-17-2018, 12:00 AM
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Thanks, Everybody! This one is coming along and fitting well. First...the cockpit covering.

I used Erik's idea of reaming out the cut circle with, in this case, the end of my paint brush...it makes the light openings for the interior look very clean indeed.



I found it best to add this part first and then the rest of the fuselage sections. I could get a good "click" fit with very little seam showing this way. Then I added the cockpit edging.





Then I needed to detail the engine before putting the sides on and the front fuselage. I added the kit stacks, but used my own wire for the manifold, made some valve springs and suggestions of rocker arms. I also added two spark plugs per cylinder and the plug wiring that fished to the front of the engine. I didn't add the magnitos since nothing is seen up there and I'd really need to modify things to have this work out. These are not terribly accurate, but they dress the engine up. If I made this guy again, I'd just make my own engine from scratch...I think this machine should have an Austro-Daimler 150 hp engine which is really different from the similar German ones. My engine is sort of a hybrid from what I could see on the internet. Most every shot of the D-I shows a 200hp monster!






Finally, I got the first part of the skins one. It looks super cool, it not a little flappy at the tail!






Everything fit really well...few seams! I'm pleased. I'll start on the forward underside next and work my way to the tail.

Thanks for looking,
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:01 AM
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You're doing a very nice build
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:30 AM
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Bravo on the engine detail... I am pleased with your results!
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:05 AM
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Magnificent engine, Dan!

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