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Probably because you have gone cross-eyed....

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Had another bit of set back healthwise Sallee.

Now getting back to building again.

Here is the subframe + engine and front suspension mating to main body.

Cool Idea with the Lectric toohbrush. Milo.

 

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Sorry to hear that, vc. Hope all is back on track like the E Type.

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I hope you are on the mend too VC.  Do take it easy.  The Jag is looking great.  It looks like you are getting to the stage where its all the joy of tinkering with the real thing, with all the comforts of a nice comfy chair.

 

 

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Not only did I finally get a 1/72 Bf-109 F-4 to satisfy the itch I’ve had since BoS was in alpha, but also a 1/72 Fw-190 D-9 to go with BoBp, and a bunch of War Thunder stuff.

 

I’ve already got the decals to make a model of Trübenbach’s 109, too :biggrin:

 

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Had some peace and quiet this morning, and was able to get some clear coat onto the propeller and give it a light sand.  Finished it off with some satin varnish and some quickie hub detail.

 

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Also continued adding a few more details to the nacelle.  Fasteners, filler caps, and the bracket for the pilot's swivel gun.  That was especially difficult, as the bracket is about half the size of a grain of salt.  But more so because the tiny amount of glue would always dry before I could add the component.  In the end I got it sorted by using UV-setting adhesive.  Must remember that for next time

 

I'm looking forward to adding the decals.  A fellow 1/144 scale maker is very kindly sending me some roundels for the sides.  With a bit of luck they should arrive next week.  Unless our local customs inspectors mistake the two little tabs of brightly printed paper for an attempt to smuggle LSD...  :dry:

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I just bought 1/144 dual pack Eduard mkix spitfires. They are tiny, how the hell do you work on ww1 stuff?

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You get used to it pretty quick.   Those Eduard Spitfires are quite good and have lots of conversion potential too.   I’ve been converting one to a Griffon XIV and in many ways it is much less work than in larger scales.  

 

  

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Decided to finish the CAMS. 

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Now there's an unusual subject. You do choose them, don't you!

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Had a real E type in at work last ☝️☝️week for its annual MOT.__...._needless to say iI took lots of Reference pics

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Oh hoh hoh! Baguette baguette! Sacre bleu!
Few corrections will be required 🙂

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Decals beginning to go on.  Never thought I’d get this far!

 

Added more pieces to the engine too.  Still some more essentials needed but it is beginning to look pleasingly busy.  

 

 

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A masterpiece. Honestly.

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Quite awe inspiring. I'm looking forward to seeing it rigged.

 

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On 5/16/2019 at 9:43 AM, sallee said:

Quite awe inspiring. I'm looking forward to seeing it rigged.

 

Ditto.

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Here's something to shoot for...

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The CAMS is slowly taking shape.

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That Ju87 bloke is a rank amateur. Fancy putting a US coin there instead of a contemporary German one....

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5 hours ago, sallee said:

That Ju87 bloke is a rank amateur. Fancy putting a US coin there instead of a contemporary German one....

 

I know what you mean!  He’s probably never even heard of a giant matchstick. 

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Upper wing attached... sort of...

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Looking good there STN Mate.

 

Last sea plane I made was the old Airfix Walrus I think.

Definitely different there mate.

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Thanks buddy. There will be a lot of covering up to do. The support beams are a mess 😭 Some were too short, some were too long. For some I drilled holes just to realize there are not supposed to be any... 

I am still struggling to decide whether to make life easy for myself and do all of the rigging as single line, or some of it twin line.

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It looks super to me.  I think Hayayo Miyazaki would somehow approve too.  It wouldn’t look out if place in the Porco Rosso universe. :)

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Yes, it looks a bit Porco-Rossish :) What a lovely movie.

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More Fee.  The on again/off again relationship between the nacelle and the lower wings is finally over.   At long last they are together for ever.  :friends:

 

I added some more detail to the engine too, along with the mount for the windscreen (the glass is a placeholder and will be replaced with a better one later).  Plus painted the rudder and made a start on the seatbelts in the observers cockpit.

 

All this took place within a handy jig made from a handy sheet of 3mm acrylic that was nice and flat.  I took extra care to ensure the sides are square to one another so I can use them for setout, then scored the centreline and leading edge position of the wing into it.  The wings and nacelle are jacked up on styrene blocks so that the wing joins are hanging in the air.  I was very worried that the gap-filling superglue that I intended to use would flow out and bond the piece to the jig otherwise. 

 

All seemed to go well, and I was able to start doing the shading and highlights to the nacelle.  This is done in part with artist's oils for the shadows, and some surgically-sharp pale green and grey pencils for the highlights.  Having a day off today, I put a clear coat onto the nacelle to seal this layer in before doing some secondary highlighting later.

 

I couldn't resist a trial run of the guns in the front cockpit, and risked all taking the model outside to photograph it on this cloudy, windy day....

 

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yeah.... what he said. 

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Thanks guys.  It must admit I'm very surprised myself.  I get a weird sense of vertigo when looking at it.  Those Lewis guns are the same size as a mosquito!

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Rigging done. It was a fight. Not sure what was wrong but the wires kept slipping out of the holes, did not want to get straightened by heat.... melted a few... I am happy I made it as is even though a bit messy with all the CA glue.

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Looks amazing to me. Pretty little aircraft isn’t it. 

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Looks lovely.  I'm really looking forward to the masking coming off too.

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The fight is over, lots of mistakes. Some I did not even have the energy to cover up. But it will do for the home display case :)

 

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