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shortCummins

Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

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I like how you are getting on, John. I love the wicker chair, the colour is perfect.

It might be a bit down the line but have you given any thought to the piece of rigging, front and centre through the "bullet"? I've  done a minimal amount of rigging on a few builds but I can't get my head round that piece, it's as if you need some sort of levitation spell. 

 

Am looking forward to how your build unfolds, 

All the best, Martin 

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On 4/19/2018 at 18:11, Martin Ford said:

I like how you are getting on, John. I love the wicker chair, the colour is perfect.

It might be a bit down the line but have you given any thought to the piece of rigging, front and centre through the "bullet"? I've  done a minimal amount of rigging on a few builds but I can't get my head round that piece, it's as if you need some sort of levitation spell. 

 

Am looking forward to how your build unfolds, 

All the best, Martin 

I've seen other builds where the modeller drills a small hole through the "bullet", this sounds OK to me its just going to be how to drill the holes? holding it steady will be a challenge I'm sure but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it

 

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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Er, what's the 'bullet'? Can we have some pictures please chaps, with arrows and things?

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14 hours ago, CedB said:

Er, what's the 'bullet'? Can we have some pictures please chaps, with arrows and things?

this is a photo from the WnW "walk around" that shows the 'bullet'

 

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Ah, thanks John. So it's a connector for the rigging, presumably allowing tensioning and different 'angles of the dangles'... :hmmm:

For me (and future builders) here's a link to the walkaround - the one above is in the 'colour photos' section.

I've also just noticed the colour difference in the tapes joins of the linen. Challenging...

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Somehow I managed to stuff-up one of the dial decals, not sure how I managed that?, anywho, I replaced the ‘white faced’ decal with a ‘black’ faced one. The instrument panel, magazines, engine plate and carburettor air induction pipes sub-assembly

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control column, rudder bar, floor boards(foot rests) and bent undershield

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wicker seat and petrol(fuel) tank-sub assembly

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I’ve added ‘fuel spills’ to the petrol tank

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adding the PE safety belt

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the belts were ‘folded’ after annealing

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and then given a coat of UMP black primer

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once the primer had dried they were given a coat of Tamiya XF-57 buff

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the buckles were then picked out with vallejo model air steel 71.065

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the strap was masked with Maskol for the leather part

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and sprayed with Tamiya XF-52 flat earth

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after an hour or so the Maskol was removed

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and the rope attachments were also painted XF-52

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both belts were given a coat of aquagloss and then I used Tamiya panel liner dark brown to highlight the stitching and also dirty the belts

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the belts were then super glued to the seat

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Next I will be rigging the cockpit fuselage.

 

until next time

as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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Nice work John :)

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1 hour ago, CedB said:

Nice work John :)

Thanks CedB

 

this is a really nice kit, I'm still not sure about the scale, I'm far more comfortable with 1/48, I can see me buying more WnW kits or maybe the Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire just to try and get used to the scale (thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it)

 

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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rigging the fuselage frames, WnW have a really useful “walk around” page…

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3157&cat=2

one of the photos…

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…shows turnbuckles, in order to replicate these I’ve used albion Alloys 1/48 turnbuckle which are 0.4mm (outside diameter) 0.25mm (inside diameter) x 3mm (length)

here I’ve threaded one of them with fine EZLine

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the first one attached

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all attached

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here against a white background

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‘dry-fitted’ against the side of the fuselage

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the completed other side

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Next up I’ll be bolting the cockpit sub-assemblies together.

 

until next time

as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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Very nice John, those turn buckles look very good :)

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9 hours ago, CedB said:

Very nice John, those turn buckles look very good :)

I'm pleased with them, they were a bugger to thread so I'm glad they worked out

 

rgds

John(shortCummins0

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I love watching these WnW kits being built.  I'd like to do one but I'm afraid they are out of my modelling budget and way beyond my ability to do justice to!

 

Andrew

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The wood effect is looking really nice, can't wait to see this build come together. A WNW kit is definitely a future build for me so it is always interesting to see how other people put these together and how they approach making plastic look like wood. 

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5 hours ago, Andwil said:

I love watching these WnW kits being built.  I'd like to do one but I'm afraid they are out of my modelling budget and way beyond my ability to do justice to!

 

Andrew

I would like to say i agree with everything Andrew said. 

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