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Sopwith 'Swallow 1:32 scale

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Hi all,
A couple more details.
The inspection window in the upper surface of the wing, for the aileron pulley and cable.
Also seen is the wing centre joint and head padding on the trailing edge of the wing centre section. 
Finally the wheels (not weathered yet),

Mike 

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Hi Mike, wonderful attention to detail as always and a great conversion job as well. I'm guessing from the writing on the tyres that you've used some sort of decals, either that or a very, very steady hand with the paint brush?

Regards.Andy 

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Hi all,
Weathering wash ('Flory Models' grime clay wash) applied and once dry, wiped off to leave subtle weathering, which was the sealed with 'Alclad' light sheen (ALC-311) lacquer.
The weathering is subtle as this aircraft was only flown as a prototype and saw very limited operational testing. As such it wouldn't have looked 'war weary'.
Next is pre-rigging followed by assembly then lastly, the final rigging.
After that it's just the display base,

Mike

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Hi all,
I've been slowly working my way through the pre-riggng stage.
So far the the control lines for the Rudder, Elevator, Tail Skid and the cross bracing at the fuselage under shield panel and the undercarriage.
Next are the control lines for the ailerons and cross bracing between the cabane struts.

Then it'll be wing and tail unit on to complete aileron controls,  flying and landing wires and tail bracing,

Mike

 

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rigundershield1.jpg

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Hi all,
The tail unit has been finally rigged.
Included are the elevator, rudder and tail skid control lines.
Also the tail plane bracing lines.
The line end fittings are 0.4 mm Nickel-Silver tube, finished with an enamel wash.
The lines themselves are 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament.

Time to move onto fitting the wing and all of the rigging, 

Mike

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Hi all,
The final rigging is now complete.

This includes:
Aileron control lines from the cockpit to the underside of the wing.
Cabane strut side and front cross bracing.
Over wing landing wires.
Under wing landing and double flying wires.

I'll post the completed model shots once I've finished the figure and display base,

Mike

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