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Old 05-02-2020, 12:10 AM
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thats a great looking build and great photos as well engine detail looks good as well fine build
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Old 05-03-2020, 10:55 PM
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Thanks so much, RM!


I got the basic engine done with valve springs, rocker arms and associated mechanics, spark plugs and plug wires. Then I installed the engine in the bay as a first step to fixing the front. The engine still needs the exhausts etc. but I can put them on after I play with the lower cowl and grill. Wish me luck! I also got the tails all rigged and control lines added as well. I was just putting off the front end.

More soon with hopefully good news.
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Old 05-05-2020, 09:38 AM
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That looks really nice, Dan
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:45 AM
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Looking good! Like watching a museum restoration of an actual D.VII!

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Old 05-05-2020, 10:33 PM
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Thanks so much, Glen and Wyvern. It really helps when the paper is so nicely rendered.


I'm still dragging my heals on the lower cowling but I did get another hard part done: the exhaust!

The first picture shows a part that, if you had skill, would fold up amazingly and have a nice cross section but it's WAY too complicated for this little modeler. Look at all those cuts! Heavens above! So I just opted for another included option which was flat and with lots of tweaking and coaxing with tweezers I got it to look respectable and convex...even on the exhaust engine attachments. Looks like it means business now!



Thanks for looking...Dan
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Old 05-06-2020, 03:27 AM
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An amazing build, going very nicely indeed.
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Old 05-06-2020, 06:14 AM
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Mike said it, amazing build, it looks magnificent.
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Old 05-06-2020, 09:30 AM
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out standing work and build well done
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Old 05-06-2020, 01:27 PM
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This kit is very well designed, and you are certainly doing a very good job with it.
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Old 05-08-2020, 11:07 PM
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Thanks very much, folks! It's been fun so far and you are correct...very well-designed kit!


Tonight I actually got the guts and fortitude to start the rhinoplasty. I cut along the lower curve on the side panels as you see in the first shot. That went ok! Then I had to shorten the forward bulkhead considerably. It use to come down almost parallel to the wing attachment making it boxy down there. I then made tiny cuts in the tab as seen and then carefully glued...very slowly and deliberately...following the lower curve and got it close to the forward bulkhead. I just tag-glued it to the forward bulkhead and I think the profile is a bit better than designed. I then used the previously cut yellow parts and removed two small triangles the fill in areas that weren't quite colored. They will look almost hidden to me.

Not too darn shabby. Tomorrow I'll try the other side and then the real fun of fitting the cowling starts. That may be a real problem but we'll see!

Thanks for looking...Dan
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