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Welcome omce again my friends to the show that never ends.

 

This months lesson in wood fondling will be a demo of how to find a camel in a plank. Specifically, uncovering the sopwith camel that is hiding inside the offcuts of my spitfire build.

 

Step 1, plans and bits

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Part B, Hercule Poirot's moustache:

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iii, carefully measure the fuselage

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Four, get distracted during planing and take too much off, plus the top of my finger. Grrrrr

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More anon when the bleeding stops.

 

Nick

 

 

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2 hours ago, Marklo said:

Interesting. What scale is it. I'm currently scratching a Pup in 1/48 

1/32

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This will be interesting. I have used wood for some parts of a model but not all of one - will follow with interest.

 

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Right, back from a very restful sojourn to God's Own Country and back to "work". I've been trying to come up with a way of modelling a 9 cylinder rotary, but my geometry keeps failing, so to get back into the swing of things some miniguns. Well, mini- Vickers, not miniguns, but you know what I mean.

 

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Looking good! :)

 

Håkan

 

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I think I may be there with the engine, especially as its mostly hidden under the nose cowling. Had to make a new prop as the old one broke, and manged to clone the vickers gun. Need to think about the cowling next, it may mean using plastic (shudder).

 

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On 02/09/2018 at 20:45, Redshift said:

Right, back from a very restful sojourn to God's Own Country and back to "work".

 

 

Wow ! All of this work and a trip to New Zealand as well!

 

Only just found this but am loving what I am seeing!

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11 hours ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

Wow ! All of this work and a trip to New Zealand as well!

 

Only just found this but am loving what I am seeing!

Sorry Steve, it was God's Own Country (northern England division) a.k.a North Yorkshire. Very pretty, but not as pretty as the pictures I've seen of NZ.

 

Think I can avoid the dreaded plastic for now, plywood to the rescue.

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Looking forward to seeing how you manage to make a cowling out of plywood..... Good work on the prop and guns.

 

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Looking good! 👍

Balsa?

Top wings of a Camel have no dihedral so there’s a good thing! 👍

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Not balsa, stacked rings of 5mm ply.

Even a flat wing can give me trouble, I joined them with 1mm brass bar, but drilling the holes accurately was challenging. 

Next, what to do about the cockpit, and how mad to go with detail given that it is hidden under the wing.

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Nearly got all the parts made, just need to sort some undercarriage, a load of struts and the cockpit, then its time to nail it all together.

 

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Lots of activity, but not much to show for it. I did several hours keyhole surgery to scrape out the cockpit, but I'm not overly happy with it as its a bit rough and ready. Also tried making raised ribs then completely abandoned them as being, well, rubbish. Here is the current state of play, starting to come together, but not quite as good as I'd hoped.

 

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1 hour ago, Redshift said:

......but not quite as good as I'd hoped.

  

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Looks OK to me. I do like the cowling and guns. Coming together well IMHO.

 

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Looks Ok to me too!

 

Don’t chasten yourself too much - this is scratchbuilding after all. Don’t think of imperfections as problems, think of them as talking points and proof that it’s scratched. 😀

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6 hours ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

Looks Ok to me too!

 

Don’t chasten yourself too much - this is scratchbuilding after all. Don’t think of imperfections as problems, think of them as talking points and proof that it’s scratched. 😀

Very true. Guess I've just got mid-project doldrums, and I've also been looking at too many of @Moa's outstanding scratch-built weird and wonderful creations. There's also an Avro 504K somewhere that's coming together rather well too! :)

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This is looking great! I woodn't have clue where to start with would. 🤔

 

Ian

 

 

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On 9/17/2018 at 3:19 AM, Redshift said:

There's also an Avro 504K somewhere that's coming together rather well too! :)

 

I wouldn't bother taking tips from that one - he's making far too many silly mistakes!

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2 hours ago, limeypilot said:

This is looking great! I woodn't have clue where to start with would. 🤔

 

Ian

 

 

Or indeed even how to spell it! 😂😂🤪😂🤪🤪🤪

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