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#1 Joe66

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:52 AM

After watching Jim work on his 1/24 Fury and seeing such other neat builds, and having started to work on the 1/32 Macchi...and finally, getting a really sweet deal on the 1/8th scale Le Rhone 9C engine kit, I have gotten the bug to do another scratch build project.

I will use most of the engine kit, and probably a few other commercial parts like nuts N bolts, and maybe a modified machine gun kit or two, but there won't be any 3d printing or other fancy stuff, might be some pattern work and molding / casting involved, done by me, but essentially it will mostly be old fashioned hand work scratch building....

Once a subject is picked, there will be time needed for research and data gathering, then the fun will begin.

I would like to see what you guys think of the following ( I've narrowed it down to 3 possibilities :

Morane Saulnier Type L
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Morane Saulnier Type N
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SPAD A2 on skis
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( Not sure how to set up a poll, or I would )

Let me know what you guys think....I like all three !!!

Joe
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:07 AM

Moraine parasol.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:42 AM

Like totally !  :)

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:43 AM

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:45 AM

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:24 AM

I like the MS Type N. 


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:03 AM

When I first read the title I missed the word "build".

 

One may imagine my confusion.  :mental:

 

How about one of these, as a crop duster? :)  :) :)

 

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Edited by mpk, 19 May 2017 - 11:04 AM.

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My hat has a propellor.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:04 PM

cool subject and I LOVE the markings!

 

get to work ;)


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:07 PM

As it happens, I have almost finished scratch building a 1:32 Parasol:

 

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http://forum.ww1airc...hp?topic=8340.0

 

Just one wing, no interplane struts and a square cross section fuselage made it a fairly easy first scratchbuild 

 

Richard


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:14 PM

Type N is my vote.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:09 PM

Richard,

That is a really beautiful Type L. Yes, of the three, certainly the easiest in terms of the build.

In 1/8th she would have about a 55" ( 141 cm ) wingspan.....!

We need to see a full spread of photos on your Parasol !!

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:19 PM

So far......

MS type L has 2 votes
MS type N has 2 votes
SPAD A2 has 0 votes

The type N would have about a 40" span
The SPAD about 47" span

Markings will be chosen after the subject is decided.

......And Dale......Stick with the program ! It's either Type L, Type N or SPAD A2 ....lol

-Joe
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:24 PM

Type L in the markings shown!


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:41 PM

If you get hold of the Harry Woodman modelling book, you'll find suggestions on the Parasol in it. I mostly followed Harry's methods for the wings and fuselage

 

The type N you'll find more complicated because of the shape of the fuselage, and the SPAD has more bits

 

Mind you, I do love that SPAD..

 

Richard

 

And Martinnfb, just to let you know that I have taken you off my Christmas Card list for finding photos of tricky details AFTER I have already modelled them. Lovely photos



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:30 PM

I forgot to say, whatever you choose to build, you'll find it a very different experience to assembling a kit. Personally, I found it very liberating. Go for it!

 

Richard


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