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    airscale got a reaction from chukw in HK B-17...C!!!!!!!! 4/8 first pour   
    You should be happy Craig - they are excellent! really tough to get right but these look bang on for me - love the mods you did after too
     
    this build continues to thrill and amaze and i love every minute of it

    Peter
  2. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in Tangmere Aviation Museum: now with pictures!   
    I went to school in Chichester a few miles away from Tangmere and my Science teacher Mr Murch was an integral part of the museum back in the day - if you see any sectioned engines or interactive gadgets he would have been the guy
     
    He used to hold an after school thing where we flew electric planes around a pole - brings back memories- enjoy it
     
    Peter 
  3. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Derek B in FGR.2 WILD HARE Phantom Conversion   
    Oooh, I have always wondered what was in the box having heard so much about the WH conversion
     
    following along even though I mainly like things with props on - this is too interesting to miss in such good hands
     
    Peter
  4. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Wouter in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  5. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Wouter in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    …side consoles..


     



     



     



     



     



     
    TTFN

    Peter


     
  6. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Wouter in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    afternoon my friends



    Something arrived in the post this week which has meant I could crack on with my favourite part of any build..


     
    ..this stack are the custom decals for the 190 that I had in the corner of a layout sheet for an airscale restock. The good thing is they are super high quality decals, the bad thing is I have 75 copies as that was the sheet order size for one of the layouts… I only need one of any decal on the sheet as I have so many copies and it keeps the sheet size down, plus there are a few bits on there for friends


     



     
    ..anyways, I don’t have any WIP shots, but I have been busy – this is the V15 cockpit I am basing the V18 on..


     



     
    ..and my version..


     
    ..upper panel..


     



     



     
    panel in front of the control stick..


     



     
    lower panel..


     



     



     

     



     
    ..and sort of how they go together..


     



     



     
    ..and that’s that – favourite bit done, it’s all downhill from here


     

    Thanks Sky - appreciate that. You are so right, if you break this all down, it is simple tasks. I still say that if you approach each and every component as a model in itself then the quality of the output goes up
    TTFN

    Peter

  7. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Trak-Tor in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  8. Like
    airscale got a reaction from JayW in HK B-17...C!!!!!!!! 4/8 first pour   
    wow - nice work Craig
     
    you are about to enter the twilight zone and boy is it satisfying
     
    making your own parts like this is soooo rewarding
     
    love it

    peter
  9. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Hartmann52 in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  10. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Rocat in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  11. Like
    airscale got a reaction from dodgem37 in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  12. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Uncarina in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  13. Like
    airscale got a reaction from scvrobeson in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  14. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Brett M in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  15. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  16. Like
    airscale got a reaction from BlackCanopy in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  17. Like
    airscale got a reaction from brahman104 in HK B-17...C!!!!!!!! 4/8 first pour   
    wow - nice work Craig
     
    you are about to enter the twilight zone and boy is it satisfying
     
    making your own parts like this is soooo rewarding
     
    love it

    peter
  18. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in FGR.2 WILD HARE Phantom Conversion   
    Oooh, I have always wondered what was in the box having heard so much about the WH conversion
     
    following along even though I mainly like things with props on - this is too interesting to miss in such good hands
     
    Peter
  19. Like
    airscale got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  20. Like
    airscale got a reaction from chuck540z3 in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  21. Like
    airscale got a reaction from patricksparks in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  22. Like
    airscale got a reaction from levier in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  23. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Harrison90 in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  24. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Kagemusha in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Hey folks

     
    Bit more Fw190 action..


     
    I have been hopping about trying to phase things so I don’t for example do the interior then bash it about while trying to do some heavy engineering on the wings, but in some ways some of it doesn’t matter as any part you pick, ultimately has to be done sometime..


     
    I thought I would get the tailplanes out of the way, so scaled the Bentley plans and made a 2mm card blank – let in and added a rod spar that is located where there is a tube now in the fuselage..


     
    ..by doing it as one part it ensures alignment etc..


     



     
    ..some templates were added to define the cross section and aerofoil and this was bulked out with P38 filler and primed / worked until I had the basic shapes..


     



     
    ..added some litho details that can be seen if the elevators are posed anywhere but neutral..


     



     
    ..drew out the rivet pattern from photo’s and made up 4 skin panels..


     



     
    ..I noticed the leading edge is a real ‘bull-nose’ and pretty ungainly – it also sits on top of the skin panels as can be seen here..


     



     
    ..I had made the skins slightly too wide at the leading edge so I can try and replicate this – started by wrapping in annealed litho..


     



     
    ..then once fixed down it was trimmed to the slight overlap..


     



     
    ..the tips were in three parts – one bent around the tip laterally in litho that has not been annealed to get a good crisp and strong trailing edge, and then upper & lower skin panels that were softer after annealing..


     



     
    ..and the finished parts – also added some big fixing rivets on the tips I saw on refs..


     



     



     



     
    ..then onto the wings – they needed the shapes around the ailerons correcting so correctly shaped litho strip sheet parts were cut and faired into the wing – along with removing all the moulded detail from the HB kit..


     



     
    ..I also used one of the holes in each wing to fill them with expanding foam that goes rock hard inside and gives a solid core..


     



     
    ..after priming and with a rivet template printed out derived from a photo..


     



     
    ..then the first panel gets prepared to be laid down with tape as a hinge holding it in position and also masking where I don’t want contact adhesive..


     



     
    ..the panels sit atop each other like the Spitfire, so these are the first two laid down..


     



     



     
    ..now I need some help from the community – I have no rivet plans and have been deriving from photo’s – I have lots of photo’s of the bottom of the wings, but none of the top (without paint so the rivets can be seen) – does anyone know where I might get a good rivet drawing or resto photo’s of the top of the wing?


     
    Thanks all in advance & TTFN


     
    Peter

  25. Like
    airscale got a reaction from Out2gtcha in FGR.2 WILD HARE Phantom Conversion   
    Oooh, I have always wondered what was in the box having heard so much about the WH conversion
     
    following along even though I mainly like things with props on - this is too interesting to miss in such good hands
     
    Peter
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