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"Willie the Whale", FINISHED

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i will construct the main parts first and then start detailing them

these are the walls of the pit

 

42644939034_93a3530a64_b.jpg009 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

 

inserted into the fuselage they give the front part the needed strenght. lower part is the wheelwell/gun compartment

 

43361533671_002df28ac4_b.jpg008 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

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for finding the right spot to fix the wings i think i will construct a spar that also fixes the dihedral of the wings. so next i cut out the wings and the main wheel wells. the wells will be boxed in for strenght and to have a locating point for the spar

 

41638178260_f70ef38105_b.jpg010 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

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wings and fuselage temporarily joint. there is a locating spar inside and a bulkhead in the middle to keep everything square. glue is now drying overnight, then i will drill locating pins into the wings from the inside

 

42602680705_69517dbb92_k.jpg011 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

 

42602680555_7e71926c2f_k.jpg012 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

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back to this one.

after figuring out how to join the main parts i will concentrate on scribing this thing. the outer wing profile has been altered with miliput to make it look more like the real thing

 

29695703847_9ed62c36e6_h.jpg013 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

 

43725042305_95d4c0f750_h.jpg014 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

 

still have to work on the trailing edge

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kicking around ideas how to scribe the fuselage, i decided to join the halves before scribing.

before i can do that i have to fabricate the intake trunking and engine faces. these are pretty much burried up way inside the fuselage and the intake has a noticeable bend upward

so i found some plastic pipe of the right size and epoxied it in, being careful not to cover up the little auxiliary intake on the inner side

43953023974_a2403a3149_b.jpg017 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

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the faces are mig 15 parts from the trumpy kit with a 125lb bomb as the inner nose and some sheet for the little wings

the pipe tapers downward for the engine to sit in the axis of the fuselage

 

44671876591_886f915927_b.jpg016 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

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upon looking at scribing options it dawned to me that the intakes of the vac are not even close to the shape of the real thing, so i broke out the miliput and tried to reshape them

first try

43888443485_9b9b08ddf2_b.jpg18 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

 

44078950554_9d03543451_b.jpg19 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

 

not satisfiying, second try, we will see how i can sand this to shape:

 

43888443325_7d9f688ceb_b.jpg20 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

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