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#16 BiggTim

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:34 PM

What is a "bodger"? Sounds a bit like something you pick out of your nose.
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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), 1/32 Trumpy Me-109E-4, and some others.....

On deck: Can't choose between 190D-13 "Yellow 10", Hase P-47D, or Tamiya Corsair....

Completed in 2015: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:43 PM

Ahhh, now.

Traditionally, a bodger made legs for chairs. They would go out into the woods with a few hand tools, make everything they needed from the materials to hand (trees) including a pole lathe. They would then run up as many chair legs as they could sell, come home and sell them

Nowadays boding comes in two types. The type I like the least involves mending things with duct tape, bits of wire ad other flimsy stuff. On the other hand, a really good quick fix can be a very admirable bodge

What a bodger does when modelling is, um, cutting, scraping, sticking, hacking about, using the wrong bits... That kind of stuff

Richard

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 05:57 PM

Here I am complaining about how much I hate PE and you are just doing wonders with it!

Great job Richard!


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 03:48 AM

Ahhh, now.

Traditionally, a bodger made legs for chairs. They would go out into the woods with a few hand tools, make everything they needed from the materials to hand (trees) including a pole lathe. They would then run up as many chair legs as they could sell, come home and sell them

Nowadays boding comes in two types. The type I like the least involves mending things with duct tape, bits of wire ad other flimsy stuff. On the other hand, a really good quick fix can be a very admirable bodge

What a bodger does when modelling is, um, cutting, scraping, sticking, hacking about, using the wrong bits... That kind of stuff

Richard

Would you like a hankie?

That's very interesting, Richard! I had never heard that term before. Rather like someone who "macguyvers" things together, after the old TV show.

And now that I know what it means, I too, am a bodger.

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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), 1/32 Trumpy Me-109E-4, and some others.....

On deck: Can't choose between 190D-13 "Yellow 10", Hase P-47D, or Tamiya Corsair....

Completed in 2015: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:42 AM

MacGyver is a prince amongst bodgers, second to the A-Team perhaps

 

Richard


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 01:28 PM

Richard,

Great work and progress with your dromedaries!

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 09:41 AM

The second Part etch has turned up, so I now have two frames on the go:

 

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The main tank is the wrong shape at the rear, 'cos it will be easier to fit that way. Not that you will be able to see it

 

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I've been dressing up the insides of the fuselage. This is more or less a backdrop to the frame, so I'm not too worried if it is right:

 

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Hobby Craft on the left, Academy on the right. The Hobby Craft fuselage is taller

 

Richard


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 12:32 PM

Looking good Richard!


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:58 PM

Apologies, I got a bit distracted making this:

 

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Clearly, not for a Camel

 

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Anyway - in the gun shop:

 

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Top left, Eduard Brassin barrels. Centre left, a WNW Vickers. Bottom, rolled Part etches. Top right, the Hobby Boss Vickers, and below that, they Academy one. The Academy gun is upside down - that's how the kit would have you fit it

 

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This is the Part etch on the Brassin barrels - I think they look better so I'm using them

 

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Richard


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:57 PM

Wow, COOL!  That is terrific...................I was actually thinking the same thing..............was trying to find a picture of a Camel with uncovered wheels 

 

There's also a review here, written by yours truly.


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Kevin

I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

In Progress:

 

 

 

 


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 12:49 PM

Some progress shots:

 

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Front is the Academy Camel, the one becoming the taper wing version. As this is an early bird, I'm putting in the 'hump' to the rear of the guns to carry the windscreen

 

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Both have been modified to include this fairing between the fuselage and the tailplane

 

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And both have the Part photoetched seam fitted

 

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On the left is a fuel tank to go behind the seat. I made the bottom flat, you can't see it and it is easier to fix in place like that. At the back is the cockpit framing, it comes up well with a bit of paint. At the front are the wicker seat, the stick and the rudder bar. Finally, on the right is the steerable tail skid

 

Lots of fiddly bits going on, I must remember to take more pictures!

 

Richard


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:49 PM

LOOK OUT. PE!

 

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:goodjob:  :goodjob:  :goodjob:  :goodjob:  :goodjob:


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My hat has a propellor.

10% faster. ;)


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:24 PM

This bit has been bugging me for ages, and I'm wondering if I have eventually recreated what was in the original kit...

 

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It's probably me being an engineer. Those big cut outs are to allow air from inside the cowl to go out through slots in the underside. Neither kit left these ducts open, so I made a new underside:

 

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This is my third attempt - making the whole lot into an assembly like this made all the difference:

 

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Now the firewall is attached to the framework of the fuselage, and the outer panels are just ducts - exactly like the full size aeroplane!

 

What next?

 

Richard


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:08 PM

Wow, awesome work.... I'm enjoying this, learning stuff too...always good , keep the updates coming...


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 08:39 PM

Wow, Richard ... some super styrene engineering there. And the guns look great. Looking very neat.

Jim
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