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I've never read anything about those cones but I think they're for anti-vibration.

I think under the right (wrong) airflow angle the wire could set up a vibration

like a plucked guitar string.

:shrug:

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On 8/2/2020 at 12:19 PM, chrish said:

Beautiful piece of work!

very nicely done

 

Thanks Chris, appreciate it!

 

On 8/2/2020 at 7:59 PM, MikeMaben said:

I've never read anything about those cones but I think they're for anti-vibration.

I think under the right (wrong) airflow angle the wire could set up a vibration

like a plucked guitar string.

:shrug:

 

Makes sense Mike, although many other aircraft don't have similar. Always wondered about them...

 

On 8/2/2020 at 9:20 PM, jenshb said:

I don't think the Matchbox designers could believe their kit would ever look this good.

 

Jens

 

Thanks Jens, I appreciate your kind words!

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Very very impressive Kirby, well done (it does also show that matchbox got it pretty well right with the overall shape of the model).

 

Regards

 

Derek

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Kirby, you did a wonderful job in finishing this vintage Matchbox kit with the latest painting and weathering techniques!  It can hold its own against any modern kit!

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This is some excellent work!   So many times we look at things like the wells and decide we "cant" live with them OOB, when in reality, this one turned out as good looking as any 109.  Tremendous work on weathering and paint, it really paid off! 

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On 8/4/2020 at 5:52 PM, Derek B said:

Very very impressive Kirby, well done (it does also show that matchbox got it pretty well right with the overall shape of the model).

 

Regards

 

Derek

  

They sure did, thanks very much Derek!

 

19 hours ago, Thunnus said:

Kirby, you did a wonderful job in finishing this vintage Matchbox kit with the latest painting and weathering techniques!  It can hold its own against any modern kit!

 

Thanks very much John, I really did have a lot of fun building this old girl!

 

19 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

This is some excellent work!   So many times we look at things like the wells and decide we "cant" live with them OOB, when in reality, this one turned out as good looking as any 109.  Tremendous work on weathering and paint, it really paid off! 

 

Thanks a lot Brian, if the model has good bones I think you can always make something out of it that takes the focus away from its shortcomings.

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On 8/2/2020 at 2:59 AM, MikeMaben said:

I've never read anything about those cones but I think they're for anti-vibration.

I think under the right (wrong) airflow angle the wire could set up a vibration

like a plucked guitar string.

:shrug:

 

On 8/3/2020 at 4:16 PM, turbo said:

          Makes sense Mike, although many other aircraft don't have similar. Always wondered about them...

 

Me too. I've only seen them on a few German a/c, Bf109, Bf110 and He111.     ???

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On 8/6/2020 at 9:26 AM, Troy Molitor said:

I've gone back three times now looking this build over. Matchbox did do a fine job on this mold. Your efforts certainly are nothing short of brilliant Kirby.  Well done Sir!

 

Thanks very much Troy, appreciate your kind words - it certainly was a fun experience with this old kit!

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On 8/2/2020 at 5:59 AM, MikeMaben said:

I've never read anything about those cones but I think they're for anti-vibration

 

On 8/6/2020 at 1:56 AM, MikeMaben said:

I've only seen them on a few German a/c, Bf109, Bf110 and He111

I agree with Mike said about the cones, They are anti-vibration (sway) cones.

I also have seen on Bf109, Bf110 and He111 too.

 

Superb work on old kit!  I really like it! :bow:

 

Regards,

Matsu.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Shiba said:

 

I agree with Mike said about the cones, They are anti-vibration (sway) cones.

I also have seen on Bf109, Bf110 and He111 too.

 

Superb work on old kit!  I really like it! :bow:

 

Regards,

Matsu.

 

 

 

Well, there you go! I always thought they were insulators.

 

Kev

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1 hour ago, MikeMaben said:

The insulators are there too Kevin  ...

 

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That's right Mike, there seem to be 2 bakelite insulators at each end with the cone thing covering the rear-most.

 

Thanks Sabre and Matsu!

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