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Old 09-04-2022, 03:39 PM
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Old 09-09-2022, 03:06 PM
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As I predicted, so-called real work took over this week. But I did manage to do some work - the starboard wing can now fold. There is an overscale gap which was necessary to allow tolerances for movement, but it works and seems to be strong enough at the join. When the rear fuselage is in place the wing roots seem to be exerting enough pressure to hold the movable section at an acceptable angle (it flops down slightly when closed)


Also repositioned the chin scoop to be a more realistic larger depth, and added the blades to the prop after sanding the edges. As usual I never checked which way the prop actually turns - all I know is that Merlins turned one way and Griffons the opposite...
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Old 09-09-2022, 04:54 PM
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That wing-folding mechanism is quite a project.

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Old 09-10-2022, 04:20 AM
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Happily, it's been fairly simple, with the flap fold just a perforated slip of paper and the hinge a loop of paper layers around a toothpick axle. Looking at pictures of the one surviving Fulmar was sufficient material to understand how it could be built.

I may resort to using blu-tack to hold the wings closed.
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Old 09-10-2022, 08:45 AM
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I've enjoyed watching you impliment moving parts into your plane. Is it safe to assume that this is custom wing sweep? That the kit for it didn't come with instructions to do it?
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Old 09-10-2022, 09:06 AM
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Very sharp skills.
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Old 09-10-2022, 11:45 AM
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I've enjoyed watching you impliment moving parts into your plane. Is it safe to assume that this is custom wing sweep? That the kit for it didn't come with instructions to do it?

Yes, the kit is a repaint of S&P - 1/72 and 1/100 Fairey Fulmar HMS Ark Royal Paper Model - EcardModels - and is designed to be simple, there are not even recessed landing gear bays or formers.



Got the other wing done this afternoon including the landing light and now moving on to the interior.
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Old 09-10-2022, 03:08 PM
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Couple of pictures. The port wing uses wire instead of a wooden centre in the hinge. The stabilising block under the cockpit holds everything together, but the outer wings droop and require a bit of blu tac to hold the dihedral - this might be helped by adding shims around the hinges. With the rear fuselage in place and some formers I think it should all wedge everything in place, and exactly how to sequence building the interior and closing up the two halves will take some planning. The model is starting to gain some weight too.
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Old 09-18-2022, 01:12 PM
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This weekend I spent on the cockpits for the pilot and navigator. With the glazing in place the process would be to build the rear cockpit tub and slide this in before the two halves of the aircraft are joined. Reference photos and drawings are a little scarce, and further confused by not agreeing with each other or various plastic model kits. This culminated in me building a rather pleasing 'Fulmar' instrument panel only to discover the reference picture had been incorrectly tagged and it was from a Firefly... In the end I decided to put in all the main features that were definitely present and add other details as looked best. As ever much of it will be barely visible through windows.



The oxygen bottles and what I think is a fire extinguisher (?) are from carved mount board or paper coiled around a toothpick and shaped at the ends. Everything else is layered 120gsm. Using CA glue to attach the windscreen assembly and the stick was a real game-changer as these parts are stuck rock solid into place. The other technique I tried copied from plastic modelling was a 'shading wash' by diluting marker pen with water and lightly brushing it over surfaces.
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Old 09-20-2022, 07:30 AM
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That folding wing implementation is great, good job on that.

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