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CSM Nieuport 17 (Late)

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My first WIP in quite a while. The obligatory box top shot.

 

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And sprue shots...

 

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At this point, I'm unsure of the marking scheme I'll use. Bob's buckles and Gaspatch are the only AM I'll be using. Now to give the instructions the twice over and determine what colors I need!

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... and here we go!

 

All sprues were washed to remove any mold release; holes drilled for bracing wires.

 

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Initially, I didn't notice the ejector pin marks on this cockpit frame - they are very slight, but they're there. They will be covered, so I'm not going to worry about them.

 

When I went to drill the holes for the port side, I found that CSM didn't provide the "ears" that were present on the starboard side.

 

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Out came the Waldron punches (0.028")...

 

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A little trimming, and they were cemented in place.

 

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Waiting for them to dry before I attempt to drill through them. That's it for tonight.

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A couple of different Tamiya tans...

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Gobs of Windsor&Newton burnt sienna (a tube will last a lifetime).

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After an hour, I wiped it down with a cotton bud.

 

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I'll let it dry for a day or two, then it's time for painting, detailing and bracing cables. On to other parts!

 

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Some more details... Cockpit bracing is complete. I don't much care for passing the EZ-Line back through one of Bob's Buckles tubes!

 

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A couple of small parts still to add - I painted them on the sprue.

 

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Finally, some assembly.

 

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Rudder pedals, control stick and seat still to come...

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A little progress: I got the empennage fitted to the cockpit. The fit is VERY tight; I had to remove paint on the outside of the cockpit frame. Even then, I'm not sure if I got the frame of the cockpit far enough into the tail assembly.

 

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5 hours ago, Gazzas said:

Looking good, Bill.  What are you using for that interior rigging?

 

Gaz

 That's EZ Line (fine black) with Bob's Buckles, Gaz. I noticed on Bob's website that he has a disclaimer that his products are not compatible with EZ Line; I'm not sure the reason for that - I've never had an issue.

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