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#16 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 05:42 PM

Very convincing. What does this wood grain template look like?


Thanks Shaka! Here's the template:

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It's made by RB Productions. They make a couple including one for props.

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 05:45 PM

Excellent work as usual Carl, the wood graining is very effective and I just love the Sopwith Snipe, need to get one myself before too long for my 56 squadron series.
Max


Thanks Max. I'm enjoying this build so far. There's definitely some new skills to be learned.

Same goes for the Snipe. I didn't even know about it until Ernie suggested it. It has a bit of a pugnacious look to it I think.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 03:27 AM

With my son's Halloween costume done, I was finally able to spend some time at the workbench. I assembled and painted the pair of machine guns.

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I then attached these to the front of the cockpit assembly.

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The rear half of the fuselage interior was painted using Gunze Sail.

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I then assembled the fuselage halves together with the cockpit inside.

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#19 Shaka HI

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 03:41 AM

Crispy, crispy, man. And I do like the picts even with the messed up cutting mat cause it makes the build itself look really authentic. I should splatter some paint/glue on mine so it doesn't look so antiseptic.


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 10:37 PM

Thanks Shaka! The easy way to that weathered look for your cutting mat is to spill some lacquer thinner on it. It'll dissolve some of the markings and give a well worn look to it.

At least that's how I did mine :P

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#21 Shaka HI

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 03:48 AM

Nah, it won't look authentically "weathered" that way...

 

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 01:18 AM

It seems I might have missed documenting a step in the build.

I painted the upper and forward fuselage sections in Alclad polished aluminum.

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And then missed grabbing pics of attaching there shoulder belts to the inside of the upper fuselage before I attached it.

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 01:20 AM

So here's proof they're installed:

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Oh, and the lower wing and tailplane are on too :)

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#24 Shaka HI

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 02:52 AM

Damn, Carl! Looks fantastic!



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Posted 07 November 2016 - 02:59 AM

This is looking really lovely, Carl!

 

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 04:48 AM

Thanks guys!

I've started the dreaded rigging and it's living up to expectations. Hopefully I'll have something in the morning.

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 01:30 AM

So since I've never done rigging before, I thought I'd start with something simple, like the tailplanes.

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The first two went OK, the next one no so much as you can see. I think I need to get some CA accelerator or something.

Back to the main wing, I removed from the sprues all the struts and cleaned them up. I labeled and mounted each one on a clip for painting.

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I then painted them in blue based on the scheme I'm doing.

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Then it was time to start installing them.

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 01:34 AM

Finally, the upper wing went on.

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It felt wobbly until the glue set and then was solid.

Well, until it slipped slightly in my grip and I caught it instinctively between my legs.

Thankfully only a couple struts broke loose at their joints.
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Posted 09 November 2016 - 02:44 AM

Ok..now you're just showing off. Slow down....you're making everyone look like we're slacking!


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Posted 09 November 2016 - 02:52 AM

Actually Shaka, it's the kit's doing. It's going together really well, like others have said. I just don't know about the rigging. That'll give you time to catch up :D 

 

Carl 


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