seiran01 Posted April 24, 2020 Share Posted April 24, 2020 Since the company has been closed and these are never getting posted on their website (save for the handful that went online before Christmas showing the interior), I wanted to share with you my HP O/100 build as it stands right now. Far as I know, only two other people got their hands on a Handley Page before the closure, both of those being O/400s. I hope you'll enjoy seeing what nearly was and may still be if we get lucky enough that someone picks up the molds and brings the release over the finish line. Cliff Notes: I've never seen a kit with so many clever points of engineering. Not just in the physical design of the parts breakdown and the extremely rigid mammoth wings, but things like how a structural bulkhead for the rear fuselage was also designed to be used as a jig for where precisely to drill openings for the internal fuel tanks, the location of a guide inside the unused engine nacelles for bending wire to make the pitot tube present under the nose, and so on. This thing is essentially as large as a Lancaster in all dimensions Wings: Folded or extended, I opted for both wings extended which comes in equal to or a fraction longer in span than the Felixstowe. Once wing halves are glued together, the assemblies are stronger than you'd believe thanks to the internal webbing. Comparison to the WNW Felixstowe: Fuselage: I have never seen fabric stitching details look so realistic and so nice. Photos don't do justice to how it looks in person. The putty line is filling O/400 stitching details not needed on the O/100. Cockpit: Some sink holes to fill, as well as one or two recesses for cutouts the O/400 uses. Unless building the nose to be removable from the rest of the model, only the three on the sidewalls at the front are visible once everything is assembled. Wood grain was painted on my preferred method is using Rust Streaks wash for wood grain. Due to the light wood used in the HP cockpit, I mixed Light Dust wash with the Rust Streaks A darker mix of washes for wood grain in raised areas: Major components dry-fitted before adding tinted clear coat: Oil streaking after a flat coat (tamiya XF86) was sprayed: And finally, tinted clear coats sprayed over the wooden areas and a wash added: LSP_Kevin, raptorman0, Alburymodeler and 30 others 30 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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