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About Mmarchal

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    LSP Junkie
  • Birthday 07/11/1962

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    Napier, New Zealand
  • Interests
    WWI and WWII aircraft models.
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    Very crafty. Like it. Well done
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    WNW W.12 '1407'

    Very nice. Thanks for sharing
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    One of those near perfect WNW kits. Can't go wrong with them. All mistakes are the builders, not the kit. Couple of mistakes slipped in, but overall, I am happy with the result.
  4. Nice, the weathering is heavy, but I actually don't mind it. It looks real. Well done.
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    Thanks for your lovely words Gerard, I'd feel very honoured knowing that someone else uses pictures of my work as background on their pc. Go for it. Regards, Marc
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    Hi, after several attempts, all pretty poor, I just grabbed a Tamiya rattle can for the silver, bought a silver sharpie from the two dollar shop and dotted the cowling. Sealed it all with an acrylic glass varnish
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    Another WNW kit. Great fun, these things. http://i.imgur.com/oyCtcBE.jpg
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    Wingnut Wings Fokker E.II

    Stunner. Lovely weathering.
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    F-16 Block 32 "Blizzard" Aggressor

    Very cool build, nice colours
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    WNW Ninak - added some pics with base

  11. Absolutely stunning. Great skills on display. Thank you for sharing!
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    WNW Ninak - added some pics with base

    Hi all, thanks for your encouraging words. I have added some pics of the kit with a base. On to the Sopwith Tripe. Not 100% sure what scheme, either a French one using the kit decals, or I might go for MonteX masks and Binky III.
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    WNW Ninak - added some pics with base

    Hi Gerard, I mostly use ezwire, the elastic stuff you can source from the WNW site ore from Ushi v. As glue I use superglue, the gel type. For the wing, I work top to bottom. Glue all wires in the top wing, then turn the model over, cut the wires a coiple of mm's short and glue them into the bottom wing attachment points. I find that the trick is to get them in place on the first attempt. I never try a second time without shortening the wire and re-applying glue (I never apply glue to the model, only to the wires) I use sharp nosed tweezers to hold the wires in place, without tension to the glue point, for about 10 seconds. It really isn't that hard to do. For very short runs, I tend to use stretched sprue painted black. On this model I used sprue for the control cable attachments on the top and bottom wing. I use normal cement in that case. For the engine, ignition wires etc, I used copper wire, the really small stuff used in cell phone cables (used as a screen). These can be bend to suit and glued with super glue. If I want to mimic turn buckles, I use brass tube sourced from bob buckles which I slide over the elastic wire. Easy to do and the buckles always align with the wire. In rare occasions I use super glue accelerator, applied carefully to the model with a tooth pick. (Basically, I only do this when I get really frustrated with a difficult to reach and attach wire - not needed on this model) Hope this helps. Scare of rigging stopped me from building WW1 planes, but it really isn't that difficult, Marc.