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Vickers Vimy - COMPLETE

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Some work gone into this so far Pin.

Looking forward to seeing it finished :popcorn:

Cliff

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S*** happens - I dropped it

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Most of the struts are misplaced and there is a massive crack on the bottom of the body.

The tail unit is also badly damaged and one strut is lost

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Oh no! Your rigging stood up well though!

Are you going to rebuild?

Cliff

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That's the rigging that saved it - most of the wires have withstanded the impact and kept parts from moving too far apart.

I have already restored the "biplane box" except some torn wires and cured the crack with ultra liquid cement, but it requires very careful sanding and repainting now.

The tail is now disassembled - just like with the crack - it nees resanding and repainting.

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A week has passed - I have restored it to the point just before the accident

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Fantastic work on the Vimy! I specially like the way you dealt with the wings. In the photo bellow, is it stretched sprue?

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Yes, but this idea was abandoned eventually. All the ribs are made of Tamiya masking tape

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Excellent work! What did you use for rigging?

Gold Zack elastic thread

200-meter-reel-of-prym-gold-zack-knittin

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Any ideas how to make tail markings - "H651" in white?

I DO have white decal paper, but I failed to cut "6" and "5" from printed outline

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Hi Pin.

Have you tried printing a section of the aircraft colour, surrounding the white letters? If you trim the decals reasonably close to the letters, any slight mismatch between the actual aircraft colour and the decal colour should not be too noticable. I did the 'Junkers' on this like that (although obviously black was pretty easy to match!). A bit of weathering can also be useful for blending things in.

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Cheers

Cliff

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Yes, I tried that - thanks for suggestion.

I will leave it as a last resort

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Trying to match colour

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On the star side I tried to cut as close to outline as possible leaving the center of 5 and 6 uncut

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I tried a different approach on the portboard - leaved large margins and airbrushed them once applied

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Not too pleased with edither result

All the decals in place. Roundels are by XTradecal (Cartograf), the rest are self printed

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Bloody Hellfire.....That's not modelling, that's witchcraft! :analintruder:

Amazing work with the rigging.....How you train the spiders is quite beyond me! :spider:

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Painting airscrews - tried to imitate layers, not too happy with the outcome

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Post Christmas update:

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It's time to assemble these gems - Mini World Lewis machine guns on turrets:

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I have an original Frog Vimy in my stock, one of their trailblazer series, after seeing what you have done with this, I think I will sell mine, I don't think I could ever aspire to the superb work you are displaying here. I'm still enjoying the journey though, fantastic & good info on the rigging thread, thanks.

Steve.

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