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#31 RLWP

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:48 PM

Great work, Richard!  Are you thinking of using anything from the Matchbox Tiger Moth, or will this be 100% scratch?
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Hi Alain, no nothing from the Matchbox moth. The engine is tempting, except it isn't much like the Cirrus

I have been generously donated the resin heads from the Encore Blue Max Pfalz, which is also a Gypsy Major like the Matchbox moth. Not ideal as it has enclosed rockers, the manifolds are both on the same side - and it is the wrong side! I need to put it next to some photos to decide what to do

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:41 PM

A bit more done:

 

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The centre box is stuck down to the floor and some of the cross ribs are in. And a bit of brass for the pilot's joystick.

 

The passenger's joystick (the front one) is detachable and the hole where it passes through the centre box has a lid. I've modelled it closed. It doesn't show up in white on white

 

I'm being very restrained here. Normally by now I would have the whole fuselage glued up as a box and be wondering how to get the fiddly details in. I'm holding back so I can attach parts to the sides, it's paying off so far

 

Richard


Edited by RLWP, 15 January 2018 - 10:42 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:38 AM

Very tidy work Richard.

 

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:47 PM

What will it be when you recover full use of your hand :bow: !

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

What will it be when you recover full use of your hand :bow: !

Hubert

 

Less tiring....

 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:15 PM

An in process shot:

 

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The seat in the front cockpit has been a challenge for a couple of days now. De Havilland put it into an angled bulkhead with a curved front edge. And the seat is curved, and has an angled base

 

I finally worked out how to do the bulkhead last night (there's a failed attempt sticking up in the air on the other end of the bit of styrene) and tonight started to get the seat assembled. The curved back is held in place with a bit of BluTac as I tack glue it in place

 

Richard


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:21 PM

It might just work!

 

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This has been a bit of trial and error, I'll let it set hard then trim off the bits that don't look like a seat

 

Richard


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:16 PM

Really interesting seeing this one come together - a very nice bit of scratching going on here.

 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:49 PM

Richard

Amazing work. So glad you are taking your time so we can soak up and appreciate the details

Keep 'em comin

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:16 AM

Amazing work indeed!

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 12:13 PM

Grey is easier to see than white:

 

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The surfaces that will be glued have been masked off - except I forgot to mask for the rear seat

 

Richard


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 01:19 PM

Richard
Just keeps getting better and better - what a treat for sure.
Keep ‘em comin
Peter

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 02:58 PM

Richard
Just keeps getting better and better - what a treat for sure.
Keep ‘em comin
Peter

 

Thank you

 

What I'd really like to do is inspire people into having a go at this stuff. I really do find it easier, certainly less frustrating, than chopping and scraping kits to get what I want

 

Richard



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Posted 20 January 2018 - 05:21 PM

Controls on the port side, tubes on the starboard:

 

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Richard


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 05:02 AM

Beautiful work Richard! I also find it is easier to make from scratch than try to fix parts.

 

Alain






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