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I'm still working on the engine and bearing frame assembly, nearly there I think and may be able to post some photos later today, I anticipate a full day at the bench today! :) :)

Max

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Engine and bearers finished (nearly), it's been a while but great fun and very satisfying. The wiring is as accurate as I can make it from looking at various references, though some is blatantly (and unashamedly!) total fiction....:)  The one piece that eagle-eyed folks may have noticed missing is the oil pump which sits behind the supercharger on the starboard side - there's no way that is going to fit attached to the bearers, linked to various pipes and not fouling the engine.....but I 'ave a cunning plan!!

 

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Thanks chaps, it's turned out pretty well I think but I'm looking forward to getting on with parts of the build which are less eye-watering....I do half an hour then walk away for a coffee etc for some relief! So the front end will definitely be open, prop off maybe and gun covers possibly, still pondering that scenario.

Max

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That engine and ancilliaries really turned out nicely Max. I'm in the middle of attempting similar so massive respect for what you've already achieved. I know all too well how time consuming and delicate that sort of work can be. Well done. :bow:

Thanks Carl, yes I have a servicing dio in mind if I can find some figures, might habe to be adapted 1/35th....do you think it'll notice?

 

Unless you plop a 1/32nd scale figure next to the little guys I think you'll get away with it Max.

What we could do with is having a quiet word with Norbert. If Reedoak produced RAF ground crew figures I'd recommend them in a flash.

Perhaps his range will expand to offer them in the future if we're lucky.

 

Are those Archer raised resin rivet transfers on the bottom of the oil tank?

 

Cheers.

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I've got my eyes on a set of Mini-art Army mechanics which I think I could use but you're right Guy, no mixture of 1/32nd and 1/35th figures. The rivet detail as just as is on the kit, I used my favourite weathering medium of diluted Indian ink allowed to dry naturally (sometimes I use the air from my a/b to dry and direct it).

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Snail-like progress right now.....and zero next week since I'm off on holiday.....but hopefully I'll have a signal at the top of the mountain to be able to watch your progress chaps!  See you in April!

 

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Max

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Can I have it??               Nice Max    :popcorn:  :popcorn:  :popcorn:

Sorry William, it won't fit in your Tiger Moth! :)

Max

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