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John W Reid

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  1. John W Reid

    WW1 1:16 Dioramas.

    Thank you, Houston. I will post more pics for you here. This is the only site that I post now as it got a little overwhelming at times posting to all those sites.
  2. John W Reid

    Wright Flyer 3 in 1:16th scale.

    I nailed the spar to the stringer below using small nails, do not glue but create small shelves on either side of the spar upon which I rest the ribs while being glued to the spar. The nail holes will later be filled with a drop of water. I use straight pins to hold the rib straight at a 90 deg angle to the spar. None of this is explained in the booklet. I think that the manufacturers are being very short-sighted. Any kid thinking of trying a model like this would be very frustrated by this and may never come back to the hobby.
  3. John W Reid

    Wright Flyer 3 in 1:16th scale.

    As much as possible I want to avoid this, big blobs of glue at the joint of the ribs and spar. I am surprised that the brothers didn't put a small piece of wood on either side of the ribs for a stronger joint as is done today. the extra weight would be negligible.
  4. John W Reid

    Wright Flyer 3 in 1:16th scale.

    All ribs are the same except for a few on the bottom wing.
  5. John W Reid

    Wright Flyer 3 in 1:16th scale.

    The rear spar is square while the front spar is rounded at the leading edge.
  6. John W Reid

    Wright Flyer 3 in 1:16th scale.

    The above pic is a merged post that I was unable to delete.
  7. John W Reid

    Wright Flyer 3 in 1:16th scale.

    Even with experience, it is no piece of cake.
  8. John W Reid

    Wright Flyer 3 in 1:16th scale.

    Even with experience, it is no piece of cake.
  9. John W Reid

    Wright Flyer 3 in 1:16th scale.

    I am not trying to get up Model Expo's rear end here, in fact, I have built all of their Model Airways kits some twice but the instruction booklets have always been a letdown except maybe for the Jenny.
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