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Everything posted by campingbaer66

  1. Next was the engine , a 130 ps Clerget 9 cylinder rotating engine. An easy to build engine that looks not bad I think. Wiring will be added. Together with the finished propeller. Landing gear is waiting to get mounted , so we are now on the finish line. Final pictures will follow soon. Peter
  2. Hello , it was a quite time for me regarding modelling the last weeks , but I think it's now the time to show what I did in the few hours that I spent at my desk. The cockpit is now finished and all internal wiring done. It's always a pity to hide most of the internal details within the fuselage but there will be enough to see through the cockpit opening. Decals are on and a light aging already done with AK washes. Next was adding the lower wings and the rudders as well as some external wirings. The armament , a single Vickers MG , was mounted. The engine cowlings shows a great contrast with the PC 10 fuselage , which makes the whole aircraft more attractive in my opinion.
  3. Hi sluggo , The cowl was first airbrushed with Tamiya XF-16 aluminium. Then I took a fine brush ( 0/10 ) and brush painted fine streaks in a cross patern with Gunze Mr.Color H211 Chrome Silver on it to simulate a treated metal surface. Very similar to the instruction from the WnW webside on how to paint a Fokker E cowling. Final coating with Tamiya X-22 clear gloss. Hope this helps you. Peter
  4. Like usual things started with the cockpit , which is classic wood and linen with some metal fittings. Easy construction and as usual very well engineered by WnW. Only a slight aging with filters and some of the control wires already added. The seatbelt are again from HGW , which I find is a major improvement over the kit parts. Easy to assable and much more realistic appearance. With the instrument panel added , the instruments themselfs got a glazing with a drop of future. The inner side of the fusalage showing the wooden framing and linen covering. Engine cowling inside painted in aluminium. Also here only a slight aging. Cockpit only put loose inside the fusalage , some small parts of the cockpit still nedds to be added. The outside of the fusalage was prepainted before assably for easier painting. The PC10 is a blend of Gunze RLM81 and Gunze Hemp in a 3:1 ratio. Engine cowling was painted with Tamiya XF-16 Aluminium + Gunze Metal Silver for giving it the appearance of tool treated metal surface. I hope I got it well , it is better to see on the front cowling. That's it for today , will be continued soon. I hope you like it , any comments if positive or negative and proposals for improvement are always welcome. Peter
  5. Hello , two weeks ago I have started the next Wingnut kit , as promissed it is the Sopwith Triplane , a kit that is sold out since 2012. I had luck to get one last year in an auction , but the price was sky high , don't ask me . But luckily our hobbies don't need to be economicaly correct , so I don't care to much , if I want it I get it somehow. The good thing on the Tripe is that is is an relatively easy to build plane , not too much parts and not much rigging. A fun project , so let's get it on. The obligatory box picture. The version I want to build is the only french one , an easy decision because all the other ( english ) version are in very boring overall PC12 , while the french is in PC10 with wooden cockpit cover and aluminium engine cowling. Much more appealing to me.
  6. @ tbell , the base coat for the struts is Tamiya XF-59 desert yellow. Then I apply a mix of two Griffin Alkyd ( Winsor & Newton fast drying oil colours ) , Yellow Ocre and Burnt Sienna ( appr. 2:1 ) thinned with AK Interactive White Spirit. Before it starts to dry ( after 30 minutes ) I remove most of the oil with an old stiff brush as long as I think the result is ok to me and I have achived a nice wood like structure. Sounds complicated , but it's really easy to do. Big advantage with the Alkyd colours is the drying time , they are completely dry over night and can then be painted over. I finish wood parts with a clear coat of Tamiya X20 with a little clear yellow and clear orange added. That gives a deep effect to the wood and also a warmer colour. Peter
  7. Hi Karim , exellent work on this little gem , The DH2 is one of my favorite WW1 planes and you show us how it should be build. The only way to improve it would be a Taurus Monosoupape engine. Peter
  8. Hi Karim , absolut top build with a special focus on details. The engine looks very realistic , could be a real one. Very nice work on the ignition wires. I also like the way you have made some of the cockpit details , the internal wiring and the aging of the seat pillow. Having build the DFW late I can judge yours is top level. Peter
  9. Hi Kev , always beeing proud if a build from me is landing on your web site , so feel free to use the pictures and also some of the ones from the work in progress thread. Cheers , Peter
  10. Hi Marc , that's really a coincidence as I will do the french scheme of the Triplane too. Will start the wip this week. Cheers , Peter
  11. Many thanks to all of you for the motivating comments. I'm trying to continue to show more build threads here and hope you join me with it. Peter
  12. Hi Peter , another time a pleasure to follow your build. It is very inspiring to see you build your models with a special focus on details and clear work. Your picture show that you master both modelling and photography. Will continue to look in here regulary. Peter
  13. Hello , after nearly 2 moths of pure fun I can call my Ninak finished. One of the best kits from WnW and also one of the most complex and challanging one with 295 parts and a lot of rigging to be done. Not many words to say , the building report can be found here : http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=66570 I hope you like the pictures and follow me with my next build , a Sopwith Triplane. Peter
  14. Hi , Time to call the Ninak finished. She got her wings this weekend and is now ready to fly. Rigging is no longer a point to fear after some of these kits and took me only 2-3 hours. The 112lb bomb was equipped but not the 20lb cooper bombs that were of no high quality compared to the rest of the kit. Following only a few pictures of the finished plane , the others will be in ready for inspection. http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=67387 Hope you had fun with this build report and follow me with the next one , it will be a Sopwith Triplane from ..... not nessesary to mention , WnW. Peter
  15. Hi Michael , for making the bombs look like metal I used an old technique from my former tank building times. The unpainted plastik was treated two times with Tamiya ExtraThin Cement , that makes the surface of the plastic a little bit rough like cast iron. Then just airbrushed with Tamiya XF60 dark yellow and a little wash with AK Neutral wash ,that's it. Peter
  16. Hi everybody , It's great to see that so many of you are interested in these old planes and following my build thread. It has been a longer break but I was not completely lazy in this time. I can call the fuselage now finished. It received a second wash and filtering to make it look more used. The landing gear is on and wired , and also the rudder and elevators. Armament was added and now the build is on the finishing line , with "only" wings and rigging to be done. And this is how it looks today : The double Lewis-MG received some addings with HGW PE-parts and the gun barrels were made with 0,5mm brass tube. And a small 112lb bomb is waiting in it's bracket for final mounting , also made with additional pe-parts. Hope you still like it and join me for the finish assambly. Peter
  17. Hi , time for the next update. Progress for this week were the next steps to finish the fuselage. Decals are on and a first pin wash with AK Interactive washes is done. The propeller needs to be washed and some more dull clear coat is nessesary as it seems. The fit of the engine cover is so good that it can be put on and removed without any seems to be seen. The first two of three bomb racks were modified with some of HGW's nice PE parts. Looks much better. More to come soon. Peter
  18. It's sunday again and this means time for an update on my Ninak build. The fuselage is now closed and also airbushed with the base paints , Gunze RLM 75 for the grey parts and for the PC10 a mix of Gunze RLM81 and Gunze Hemp. Air intakes on the motor got a minor improvement by drilling them to a more realistic material thickness. The exhausts are not glued jet just sticked to the motor. A few details were painted black and the cooler intake were painted wood. Following a few pictures of the status today. Hope you like it so far. Peter
  19. And the whole cockpit integrated into the right fuselage , not glued yet. The CDL part of the fuselage will get a slight aging before the cockpit will be finally fixed. Hope you like it so far , to be continued soon ..... Peter
  20. Hi , it good to see that there are so many who are interested in these old planes. Don't want to let you wait too long , so I have made a little progress. The Liberty 12 Cylinder engine is ready. A little gem and also easy to build. Complete building time was around 5 hours , painting and aging included. But I have saved a lot of time and work by leaving out the ignition wiring. 24 spark plugs and wiring and even with opened engine cowling nothing will be visible. The fuselage inside was also painted in wood color , as usual first XF-59 desert yellow followed by oil colours.
  21. Hi Kev , sorry for the late answer , sure you can ! Peter
  22. And this is how it looks after todays work , added the seat belts. Again I have used the excellent textile belts from HGW. Much more authentic than the kits PE belts and also easier to handle. To be continued soon ..... Peter
  23. First parts of the interior , I really like these comfortable looking british style with lots of wood and leather . The pilot's wicker seat : Pilots Headrest and observers seat : And the full packed instrument panel. For the placement of the small decals I needed the help of a good magnifying lens and very steady hand. First pictures of the cockpit , at this stage the side parts were not glued and glue would not be nessesary at all to keep it together , that is what I call excellent fit. Almost complete , added observers camera and seat. Also the instrument board. Not much more then seat belts missing.
  24. Hello , For now two and a half year I am addicted to Wingnut Wings and have build nothing else in that time. If you have ever tried to build one of their kits you know what quality is and don't want go back to normal stuff. For me it is the first time to start a full building thread on this forum , before I have only posted final pictures in Ready for Inspection. I guess most of you know the DH9A Ninak , it was one of the latest planes developed during WW1 on british side. It was powered with a ( for it's time ) very strong 400 hp V12 Liberty engine and with it's top speed of 192 km/h it was on the same level as most single seater fighters. The kit comes with 295 parts and will be a nice challenge with a lot of rigging and large size. So let's get it on , this is the box photo : And the version I want to build is the one from the box cover. Every big thing starts with small parts , the first thing I did was to improve the kit parts for the Lewis ammonition drums with PE from HGW. Hope you like this "old" planes and follow this thread with comments and tips for improvement. Peter
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