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  1. So here for the start of my second Wingnut Wings kit, actually my second WWI build all together, the beautiful Fokker D.VII. I´ve obtained the kit just two years ago when i decided to start this hobby again after some 30 years of absence. But after doing the Fokker D.II i was on fire again. I decided to do the engine first. I,ve got the HGW super detail set and Taurus spark plugs, timing gear, primer cups as well as the intake manifold nuts... all in for my first WWI inline engine . I tried copper line from a cable for the spark plugs but was not completedly happy. So fiddly and a bit too thin. Also the bend is not as smooth as i liked. Probably my Hands are a bit too shakey. So for the wires from the distributors i used Prym elastic. I think that worked much better. Just trying out and learning.....
  2. Hi everyone, just thought I'd post a few pics of my latest attempt. It was really enjoyable from start to finish and took about 3 months, I do like to be a bit slow and methodical. I'm still very much making it up as I go along when it comes to certain aspects like weathering and trying to make wood look real. There was quite a bit of rigging on this build but I do enjoy doing it and it is quite therapeutic and satisfying when done. I am still fifty fifty over whether to get an airbrush but am happy with the results of my brush painting. I feel as long as you enjoy it and like your own work that's all that matters. This particular kit came with the Raymond Collishaw figure but as yet I haven't attempted to paint a figure, I don't think I could do the man justice. This is my first attempt at trying to give a look of stretched fabric over the struts. I just shaded them with a brown pencil and I think it looks ok(ish). Though of course nowhere near as good as some of the amazing work on this site. Apologies for the pics, I can never quite master taking a photo. Would love to hear what the good people on hear think. Thanks for looking, Martin
  3. Junkers J.1 1:32 Wingnut Wings Popular with is crews. the Junkers J.1 was designed for ground attack, and featured a steel armoured 'bathtub' that formed the forward fuselage, protecting the engine and two crew members. The rest of the aircraft was build from duraluminium tubing, covered with corrugated duraluminium sheeting. Rather than using cables & pulleys for the controls, it had rods and bell cranks to connect to the ailerons, elevator, and rudder, which were not so prone to being severed by machine gun fire.For the same reason no wire rigging was used, instead a very strong central structure was formed from tubing. Some aircraft were fitted with downward firing machine guns, but they were found to be cumbersome and awkward to aim, so most J1's were used for low level reconnaissance and Army co-operation. All in all it was very advanced machine for it's day, and was the first all metal mass produced aircraft. It was one of Wingnut Wings first four releases and whilst many subsequent kits have sold out, the J.1 is still available. This suggests that it has not sold as strongly as some of the others, and in fact I had it low down on my own priority list of which Wingnuts kits to buy. I finally got round to getting one last Christmas, fearing that it might sell out soon, and leave me regretting not getting one. I am really glad that I did, because once I had the kit in my hands it went right to the top of my 'to do' list. The surface detail is beautifully done, and the finished model has a real 'presence' to it. It is huge! It dwarfs any other single engined model and has become one of my favorites. There is a minor problem to redress though (probably the only one in Wingnut Wings entire range), as an error was made with the length of the ailerons, resulting in a gap at their inner end. There are several suggested fixes on the internet I went with This one using spare parts D24 & D25 in the kit for a simple and easy correction. The LVG C.VI is a big model, but is dwarfed by the J.1; It easily comes apart for storage too! As always, I thoroughly enjoyed this build. If you have been dithering about getting one of these, like I was, don't hang about, get one ordered! You'll get to love it, it has got a sort of ungainly beauty about it just like its modern successor the A-10 Warthog. Thanks for looking, John
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