WWI?... 1/72?...wakey, wakey!

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WWI?... 1/72?...wakey, wakey!

Joined: July 17th, 2005, 5:06 pm

May 6th, 2011, 11:06 pm #1

A light evening at the bench, if you can call straining to see .4 mm brass rivets, light.

I worked on the elevator hinges covering the them with lead foil and putting brass bolts for each. Small pieces of brass tube were glued to the controls horns and the pipes at the front of the vert stab (for lifting?) where replaced. Evergreen strips were used to tighten the gaps at the outer parts of the elevator.



The cockpit coaming was finished off with a thin strip of foil glued around the edge then drilled for the afore mentioned rivets. I lost more rivets than I used since they would tweezerpult into oblivion when trying to get them in the holes. The engine is just there for the photo-op but I didn't realize the exhaust pipes fell off.



I made the grommets for the drains out of wire but there are a little big and I may re-do them.




Marc
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Joined: July 17th, 2005, 5:06 pm

May 6th, 2011, 11:09 pm #2

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Joined: January 4th, 2007, 8:44 am

May 7th, 2011, 12:03 am #3

A light evening at the bench, if you can call straining to see .4 mm brass rivets, light.

I worked on the elevator hinges covering the them with lead foil and putting brass bolts for each. Small pieces of brass tube were glued to the controls horns and the pipes at the front of the vert stab (for lifting?) where replaced. Evergreen strips were used to tighten the gaps at the outer parts of the elevator.



The cockpit coaming was finished off with a thin strip of foil glued around the edge then drilled for the afore mentioned rivets. I lost more rivets than I used since they would tweezerpult into oblivion when trying to get them in the holes. The engine is just there for the photo-op but I didn't realize the exhaust pipes fell off.



I made the grommets for the drains out of wire but there are a little big and I may re-do them.




Marc
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I may have to hang up my spurs if it is!!

Happy Modelling! Roy
Visit my blog at:
http://barracudacals.blogspot.com
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Joined: July 17th, 2005, 5:06 pm

May 7th, 2011, 2:08 am #4

Still says so at the bottom of the page

Marc
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Joined: March 6th, 2005, 4:13 am

May 7th, 2011, 3:34 am #5

... After looking at those oh-so-nice pics of your build & thinking they were in 1/72nd, I was just about to go upstairs & toss all my 1/72nd bipes into zee trash can!

Out of frustration.


Whew!


:>)



Regards,

Tomt.
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Joined: January 4th, 2007, 8:44 am

May 7th, 2011, 5:26 pm #6

Still says so at the bottom of the page

Marc
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Visit my blog at:
http://barracudacals.blogspot.com
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