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kkarlsen last won the day on December 6 2019

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  1. Hi Guy's, would it be too much to hope for an updated Westland Lysander by ICM? Seems to fit the early war theme, ICM is now 'filling' Kent
  2. Work continues with the conversion of the exhaust... This photo shows the curved exhaust stacks being passed down to underside of the fuselage. I bend some brass rod and made a silicone mold. The exhaust stacks are cast in resin. Using the kit template to get the correct distance between the stacks. Closeup of the exhaust. Some of the converted parts, incl. the cowling panels with the armament removed. Getting ready to close up the fuselage. See you on the other 'side' Cheers: Kent
  3. Engine, engine, engines... I have been spending some time building and detailing the engine for the H.M.I. The kit engine is nice, but I wanted to add some extra detailing, getting some practice with the small fiddly stuff. The spark plugs are mode from 0.6 mm nickel tubing and 0.4 mm brass wire. The valve lifters are reworked, adding wire springs on top of the cylinders. Spark plug cables are made from 0.1 mm lead wire. Throttle added with spring and mechanism + some additional tubing. On the other side the push rods are made from 0.4 mm tubing. Some small handles are added to each of the cylinders. Some 'pipe' ends were also added. And all of it times three... Why? I found this photo in my archive, showing some sort of transport cart with an engine. I just have to add this to the build somehow... The last engine, well lets just say, that I have plans for another build/scratch involving a Benz Bz. III 150 HP. Easier to do more engines when your at it.... Thanks for looking: Kent
  4. The interior parts are about ready for assembly: Cheers: Kent
  5. Started working on the interior wood parts... Deck tan and some preshading in the corners. Added some wood grain details with a color pencil to the fuselage halves Wood added using oils. To be continued... Kent
  6. Time to crack open the 2020 season with a new build... I've decided to continue with part two of 'The Duellists' the Hansa-Brandenburg W.29. It's the only Wingnut Wings kit of a plane used extensively by the Royal Danish Air force. In July 1919 The Royal Danish Navy bought 1 Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 from Hansa- & Brandenburgische Flugzeugwerke GmbH. The first year the Danish Navy had the aircraft, it was tested thoroughly and it was found that it in every way exceeded the planes that had been operated before. When the aircraft was inspected at the Navy aeroplane workshops, it was measured and plans were drawn. In the following years no fewer than 15 aircraft of the type were built under license, at the shipyard's aeroplane workshops. H.M.I No. 20-30 (No's 21, 22, 23, 24 & 26 were used twice) They served from 1920 until the last two (20 and 29) were written off due to age in the spring of 1931. In the autumn of 1921, installations were built on board the two armored ships 'Olfert Fischer' and 'Peder Skram' so that in the future they could carry the H.M.I. In 1927 the armament was dismantled for weight reasons. H.M.I.'s lined up at the naval base in Copenhagen 'Margretheholm'. Initially, the planes were painted "navy" (medium gray) with white numbers. Later they were all silver doped with black numbers. I have actually been looking forward to begin this for a very long time and I think it will be i nice change, from the 'hairy' Aeromarine build, to an hopefully almost OOB experience... Cheers: Kent
  7. Tusind tak for det Torben! I'm really not sure what to do next Torben, 'there are so many' projects, I still want to do. WWI, Golden Age, WWII, scratched or not scratched... too many options. Maybe I should just wait for someone to put up the next deadline... That usually helps me to decide. Cheers: Kent
  8. Thank you Richard, that's mighty kind of you! In fact I'm experiencing some kind of 'Limbo' or 'vacuum' after finishing this one. I have been so immersed in this build, focusing only on solving the next problem... Now I can't quite believe that I'm finished and I'm really not sure were to go next? Cheers: Kent
  9. That is a very good question Andy. I have tried almost every kind of 'easy' rigging thread there is, EZ-ine, Uschi, Modelkasten, Infinity. I seem to have difficulties using these products, as they are very difficult to thread through the small brass tubing. So I returned to using monofilament (what I used on the S.e.5a builds). I found the recipe of late Des Delatorre and ordered some of the fishing line he used. "For years I have been using Maxima Chameleon 2lbs 0.12mm monofilament for my rigging. It is a very strong line, extremely flexible, CA adheres well and it doubles through the turnbuckles quite easily, the brownish colour is very good as is but I always paint my rigging with Mr Metal Color Stainless. This is my preferred choice of fishing line for rigging in 1:32 scale." (Des) The description by Des is quite accurate to what I experienced using Maxima monofilament, it's really the first time I've 'enjoyed' rigging (I never though I would) So I'm forever grateful to Des for this tip. Now I do not have to fear the rigging no more! The greatest advantage of using fishing line, is the tremendous strength it adds to the wings, it really works like the real thing. Cheers: Kent
  10. New photos of the finished build, with another background (the sun shined for a couple of hours). Many small details have been added, incl the wooden pier and figures The interior with added roller curtains. Thank you for looking, cheers: Kent
  11. As much as I would like to take credit for the detachable wings, it's actually mentioned in the Wingnut Wings instructions... However, to make this possible, with the rigging added, you will need to do some improvising... Cheers: Kent
  12. Thank you guy's for your kind comments. This has been fun... here is the solution to 'the mystery of the 'detachable' wings': The six wires that hold the wings in place are only fitted with a hook-like turnbuckle ending... Much like the real thing, Aeromarines stowed for winter. Cheers: Kent
  13. Rigging done. Man that was a lot of threading!!! Went very well though, no 'incidents' or 'accidents'. I made the wings detachable, that made it all a lot easier. I really can't believe that I'm almost finished with the Aeromarine build, I'm so proud of 'her'. Cheers: Kent
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