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Old 09-25-2023, 08:53 AM
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Good start, Dan! Interesting aircraft - good choice!

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Old 09-25-2023, 10:47 PM
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Thanks, Erik! I do like draggy bombers so this does fit the bill. Quite a change from the FK...


The elephant is slowly being consumed. That's hilarious, Greg. But an apt description. This way I hope to not get overwhelmed. Speaking of that:


I made one of the 4-bladed props. The geometry and cut outs are ingenious but my execution leaves a bit to be desired. I think I'll copy the parts in case and try the other side knowing what I know now. If it goes better, maybe I'll redo this first one. If it's the same, more touch-up paint and we'll say good enough for the girls we date. It's pretty cool in that you get a built in spiral to the prop blades so they have pitch. They don't look like simple flat blades glued at an angle onto the hub. Neat idea but I need to summon my inner Pole or Czech.



More soon...Dan
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Old 09-30-2023, 12:34 PM
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In between getting ready for ANOTHER visit from my Mother-out-law (building will be much reduced over the next week or so), I did take a stab at one of the nacelles before cleaning up all my model supplies from our dining room table. It seemed daunting with lots of curved cuts and double curves but it went together really, really well. It needs some detailing, touch-ups and the struts are not glued, but you get the idea. Now I know how to make the other one much nicer. One down and one to go. Then it's on to the wings of doom...


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Old 10-15-2023, 10:17 PM
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I got part of the lower wing center structure completed so I could at least test fit the nacelles/struts. Fit is darn good. I ended up cutting out the painted on areas that are supposed to be clear inspection panels and made them so with some old clear plastic from overhead projector material. I put in some ribs and a bit of cable running through rib holes. I don't think it's all that accurate, but it looks cool to have a window and some internal structure to look at. It's hard to see in the photo but it's rather convincing in real life.


Onward to Australia!


Dan
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Old 10-16-2023, 03:16 AM
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Another masterpiece on its way. Looking good so far Dan!
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Old 10-16-2023, 07:40 AM
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Great work, especially that clear window. Actual 'glass' adds so much to a model.
I built the Fitter's Models D.VII earlier this year which had its propellor made from layers that if positioned correctly create the blade profile and also make it nice and strong. May be too late on this model, but if you could trace around or scan the part and then reduce its size for several layers you could build yours the same way.
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Old 10-16-2023, 11:16 AM
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The engnes look great. The finished model is going to be magnficent!

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Old 10-22-2023, 10:19 PM
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Sorry for the late reply but thanks to you all. Much appreciated.


I got the upper wing center section done and here you can just see a mock-up. Nothing is glued but at least you get a feeling for what is coming!


I think I'll finish the four wing panels and then I'll start the fuselage which will be quite interesting.


Tally Ho!


Dan
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Old 10-25-2023, 07:41 AM
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Hello Dan. I found this kit excellent but quite demanding, regarding the structure, as the model is large and heavy. It was a good idea to have a single wire passing through the engine nacelles. I went a bit further and used the same wire for the landing gear, too. The V-shaped wires prolong upwards to the top wing. The attached pictures show it well. I don’t know if you can still apply the same trick. Anyway, there it goes…
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