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Small update,

Spandau MG and what an "Unboxed" one looks like....

(Guns are approx. 100.00mm in length.)

 

Thinking anout my youth, (A couple of years ago),  I used to covert the plastic cereal models sealed in Cellophane.... Maybe that's where my modelling passion started? (My Sister and I used to argue about these, much to my parents chagrin…).

My parents always threatened to not buy Cereal with the Plastic Kits, but thankfully didn't!! 😊

 

Anyway, a lifetime ago.

 

So, some photos....

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Tomorrow, I'll be sanding the wings, getting rid of the "Char" and planning the next move/s.

(I might even build the other Spandau.... 😊)

 

Cheers....HOF.

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Small update,

Completed the second Spandau, Ammunition Box, Fuel Tank, Firewall, Fuel Pump, Wing Struts and started on the Fuselage.

The Fuselage has and is a bit of a mission, comprised of Brass Longerons and Muntz Metal Bulkheads. I've never constructed any model aircraft this way.... Normally, one would lay out the sides, once complete, the Bulkhead/Formers would be placed in situ. Not this....

One additional problem is the last of the Cockpit support frames are not there, Issue 55 shows what they look like but they packaged the wrong parts....

I got a Couple of Wingtip Skids, (I now have four of these....)

I'll just have to be resourceful and make my own components. 😊

 

(Trying to locate all of the parts after the Kittens had a "Mistake" in the Box where they were stored has also been an issue but coming together none the less.)

 

Photos will be posted soonish.

 

Cheers....HOF.

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Sounds very good Hof, better kick the kittens outside.

And, oh dear another type of kit to build with a lot of words that I don't know the meaning of.

Though there are at least some this time that I know what they are.

Chris

 

 

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Hi All,

Some photos for your viewing pleasure....

 

Fuselage as it stands at this particular moment....

Not fantastic, but getting there.

The bottom Longerons will need to be extended a few mm, no prob, 3.0 mm ID brass tube and 3.0 mm Brass wire so the Firewall is not left dangling in space.

 

The forward Cockpit braces were missing, as previously alluded to, so suitable Brass wire or Dowell, unsure as yet.

I finally have the length of the Longerons past the last Cockpit frame installed, (Top and bottom), so should be able to get some accuracy.

 

 

 

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Some additional Photos,

Cockpit Floor, Firewall, Spandau's mounted temporarily on their Ammunition Box, Fuel Tank and Outboard Wing Struts.

 

This particular model has more than a few issues and I'm busy reviewing previous builds and solutions.

 

Anyway, onwards and upwards....😊

 

Cheers....HOF.

 

 

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Morning Hof

Is it good working on a different type of model? Give the old grey matter a bit of a refresh having something

different to think about. Going to be a big display case to put it in, better empty a room in the house for it.

Cheers Chris

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Hi Chap,

Not really.... My passion is the "Ship Model."

Have done Aircraft before in my youth, the DR1 has been languishing for too long, a waste if I don't at least attempt it.😊

I couldn't get back into Sanson for some reason, so decided to get into something.... (Sanson is still in the Ship Room awaiting my attentions.)

The work search is and has been a pain.... I just need an outlet.😊 (The Grey matter as you so rightly put it.)

 

Have an awesome week!!

 

Cheers....HOF.

 

 

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A very quick update.

Managed to fabricate the Foremost Cockpit Frames, 3.0mm Brass and have temporally mounted the Firewall on the Stringers to hold everything in the correct orientation.

There are a couple of fixings that I'll need to manufacture at the very front of the above frames. (I think for Landing Gear Strut mounting points?

Have gone through the Various "Joints" in the Fuselage with 24 hour Epoxy, I'll tidy up once this has gone off.

(More like 48 hours given the cold temperature/humidity at this time, no matter, heaps of other tasks while I wait....😊)

 

Cheers....HOF.

 

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Small update,

Tailplane complete, Elevators later today perhaps.... Was a bit of a mission (Masking Tape is my friend, (Sometimes), to hold things square/vertical.)

Rudder started but the Muntz Rudder Post fell to bits.... ☹️ (No surprises there.)

Never mind, I'll either use 3.0mm Dowel or Brass wire to replace.

 

I'll get some photos up soonish.

 

Cheers....HOF.

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Carl,

I have to say it, you sound like a New Zealander, "Mate 😊."

Yup the Camera is on!!

 

Managed to fix the Rudder, but broke the Tailplane, one side anyway.

Was strengthening with Epoxy and dropped the damn thing....

(Not too bad, Taped and glued, Epoxy this time.)

 

I think it'll be o.k.

 

And, yes Carl, I'll get some photos once the Epoxy goes off and I get the "Sub Assemblies" in a presentable state. 😊

 

Cheers....HOF.

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O.K Carl,

One for you!!

 

A few pictures, just to prove the Camera still works....😊

 

Tailplane and Rudder.

 

Need to clean these up a bit I guess when the Epoxy has gone off a little more, I can also offer up the Elevator bits....

 

Have an awesome weekend!!

 

Anyway....

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Hi Chap,

Just to prove the camera works, I thought I'd "Plug In" the Struts to see how it all looks....

Nothing affixed as yet....

Firewall is getting a bit of a reinforcement where the Longerons pass through it.

 

Cheers....HOF.

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'arry,

Actually, what's the scale? Can't seem to find it in you posts, nor in the title. It looks like a hughe one

Cheers

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Attached the Ailerons to the upper wing.

Instructions advise to leave until later but could not see why I'd want to.

There's a bit of filling/sanding to do, so would be pretty difficult once everything is together....

(At least the Ailerons work.)

 

Carl,

1/8 Scale....

(Yes, I'll get the camera out soon....😊)

 

Cheers....HOF.

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Hi Chap,

Yup, the detail stuff will come, need to get the basic thing done to a reasonable standard first.

(As I said, some time ago, the "Kit" if you can call it that, is full of "Issues.")

 

Cheers....HOF.

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Yup,

An "Issue" kit....

We are not talking Part works Magazine issues either.... 😊

 

Anyway, Finishing/Tidying the Upper Wing/Ailerons at the mo.

 

Photos Tomorrow? 😊

 

Cheers....HOF.

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Small update,

Top Wing with Ailerons fitted, these still need a little bit of a "Tickle" with a File/Sand. (Not too bad.)

One Muntz Metal Hinge fitting was broken, something that can't be repaired, even with Epoxy, used some Brass Strip on the Hinge, not too noticeable.

 

The Upper Wing is not completely flat at this stage but I'm hopeful that will work itself out once Struts, Etc are fitted this will sort itself out.

The problem comes with the Upper Wing joint between the Mid and Outer Wing panels, a Dovetail joint that is not quite perfect, Reinforced the joint from the bottom of the Main Spar, filled and Sanded. (Maybe my fault....😊)

 

A couple of photos....

 

 

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Small update:

Bits of the Tailplane fell off again rough handling perhaps? I'm leaning towards some not too good Epoxy....

Same with the Rudder, after four attempts at getting things assembled, (Tired of the wire going "Sprooing….") I decided to try some, (Hard), Silver Solder, never tried before but the first attempt was good.

 

Same with the last Cockpit Framing, initially used Epoxy but it fell to bits trying to tidy the joints, so Silver, (Hard), Solder again.

Better results.... (Part 55, Cockpit Frames were miss packaged with Wing Skids, so had to get creative with Brass Wire.... 😊)

 

Firewall needs a bit more attention but getting there.

 

I hope that the measurements are accurate enough, It's not your normal Aircraft build.... (My father would have said, "Guess and by God.") 

 

Photos tomorrow.

 

Cheers....HOF.

 

 

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Looking good Hof, yes you need to be careful of those thing that go "Sprooing…." Sometimes they fly

off never to be seen again.

There always seems to be new skills to pick up when modelling, soldering was another one for me.

My father was very fond of "let your eye be your guide"

Or as i say now now, If it looks good it must be good.

Hooroo Chris

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Thanks Chap.

A couple of photos with the most forward Frames attached. (I didn't get these, so, improvisation and "Hard" Solder.

There are some "Lugs" that need to be fabricated on the forward vertical frame for the Landing Gear to attach to.

Just hope it's accurate....

 

Cheers....HOF.

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