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Marklo

Wounded Pup

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Pip (looks cute but still has that Killer instinct)  decided to have a go at the Pup over the weekend and the result was this>

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So seeing as I didn't post a WIP for the build I'm going to do a WIP for the rebuild. As the carpet monster has intervened and taken the lower port wing the undercariage needs a few new struts and I was never happy with the rigging anyway there'll be a fair bit to the restoration. Mostly the thread will be about the Pup not ending up in the spares box (for a brief moment it was going to be the makings of a Sopwith Mouse :)

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I think Pip should be renamed the Red Baron. 

Good luck with the restoration...

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I think Pip should be renamed the Red Baron

That thought did cross my mind, but the rest of the household might wonder ( a bit more) at my sanity if I start calling him Manfredd.

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That would be one very dead cat if it were mine. One reason I don't have one. (Another being I'm allergic to them).

 

Ian

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The Mouse, actually I think I'd like one in my collection anyway also known as the Alcock 1 mostly Pup parts.


 

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That would be one very dead cat if it were mine. One reason I don't have one. (Another being I'm allergic to them).

 

Seeing as how he's clung to life for the last 20 years and I do like cats, who am I to say. He knows he's in trouble but is keeping quite about it.

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On a warships forum long ago, a member announced his wife had got two kittens and asked for naming suggestions.

 

We suggested Nimitz and Doenitz as they had destroyed more ships than anybody else. He got the point.

 

Good luck with the restoration!

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New wing offered up for comparison, might still have the chord a little wide and the tip needs a little sanding but getting there (possible better than the original,) 

 

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Tail plane and rudder glued back on. Most of the rigging survived the encounter so I may leave it alone.

 

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And here's the culprit, completely guilt free.

 

 

 

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looks good. If you like it better, make another to match it precisely.

A little fettling should see it match, Held on for the dry fitting, the angle of incidence is a tiny bit off so this should account for the apparent chord difference. I'll use my jig when I glue it on so as to ensure it's in the right place.

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Oh dear. That would definitely make me grumpy. Mind you, I’d be quite concerned if I was harbouring a carpet monster that could devour a complete 1/48 wing...😲

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1 hour ago, Marklo said:

A little fettling should see it match, Held on for the dry fitting, the angle of incidence is a tiny bit off so this should account for the apparent chord difference. I'll use my jig when I glue it on so as to ensure it's in the right place.

I've founf with scratch built wings, if you  can get thick strip in at the leading and trailing edges and root and some laminations at the tip, then  you can relax and  work those without any fear of the skinning coming away.  I've started working my way through my Sierra and PAmela Veal WWI I subjects and have decided to  wherever possible  add laminated plasticard or block to all of the wing tips and profile them  rather than struggling with   joins along the edge.

 

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with scratch built wings, if you  can get thick strip in at the leading and trailing edges and root and some laminations at the tip, then  you can relax and  work those without any fear of the skinning coming away.

I'm using a variation of the Woodman method, instead of double sided sticky tape I CA the skin to the wing, that way even if I need to sand through the skin it still  firmly attached. As happens I compared the new wing to the plans and it was indeed the chord was about .5 of a mm too wide (much better too big than too small) . I've now corrected it scribed the ailerons and drilled all the holes ready for fitting and painting. 

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13 minutes ago, Marklo said:

I'm using a variation of the Woodman method, instead of double sided sticky tape I CA the skin to the wing, that way even if I need to sand through the skin it still  firmly attached. As happens I compared the new wing to the plans and it was indeed the chord was about .5 of a mm too wide (much better too big than too small) . I've now corrected it scribed the ailerons and drilled all the holes ready for fitting and painting. 

I've been fortunate  That I've been able to aquire a nipping press and I laminate the skins onto the wooden cores   using Dichloromethane as a solvent  and then do the laminating in the press. I have had  had problems in the past laminating with CA and then went over to Epoxy which I found reliable  but  prone to oozing betwen the wing skins and the plasticard leading and trailing edges, which I've taken to using  as a  good means of controlling the L.E. and T.E. contours. Dichloromethane is a hazardous chemical and should only be used where you've got very, very good ventilation, but I have found it  most effective as a solvent especially where any kind of laminating is involved. I've mostly  gone over to using heat stretched plasticard  on wings, and  paired, scored lines on tail surfaces  for rib tapes, rather than embossed skins. Some of these methods might seem a bit excessive, but  Hopefully the wings I@ve made will stand the test of time , unlike  the wings of some of my older scratchbuilt projects, which I am now working through making new wings for!

 

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New wing attached. Next step a little filling and some eyelets. Cleanup of the existing wing and more eyelets.

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Looking good. I've found a photo of  a bit of leftover wing showing the plasticated leading and trailling edges and one of the dolphin...https://www.flickr.com/photos/165720137@N06/47041511012/in/dateposted-public/  

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That is really neat. Looks the business. My method is way more crude but pretty much works provided I fill any voide with CA to allow sanding.

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5 minutes ago, Marklo said:

That is really neat. Looks the business. My method is way more crude but pretty much works provided I fill any voide with CA to allow sanding.

Hadn#t quite got the  trick of pisting pictures. the first link is to the one of the wing tip. I'm happy with the repalcement wings for the dolphin and feel confident that they'll last better than the [revious ones.

 

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