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Davek72

Heinkel He 51B-2(W) Float Plane

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Getting their slowly but surely.  Built a rig out of my sons Lego to help line up the wings.

 

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Cheers Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Getting this far (and it looking almost symmetrical) with butt joints aplenty is probably the trickiest modelling I have ever done.  I have come close to chucking it in the bin a couple of times in the last 24 hours...

 

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Cheers

 

Dave

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Hi Dave

I'm doing a Special hobby kit and am just behind you in construction with wings just about to go on .  Yep but joints give plenty of oportunities to get it wrong .  Yours however is looking good and solid . I'V been useing some vicious glue ( E.M.R plastic weld ) to keep mine together and with the soft plastic its like the glue bosts ,welded together.

Good luck with your painting

Cheers

Alistair

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29 minutes ago, Mottlemaster said:

Hi Dave

I'm doing a Special hobby kit and am just behind you in construction with wings just about to go on .  Yep but joints give plenty of oportunities to get it wrong .  Yours however is looking good and solid . I'V been useing some vicious glue ( E.M.R plastic weld ) to keep mine together and with the soft plastic its like the glue bosts ,welded together.

Good luck with your painting

Cheers

Alistair

Hi Alistair

 

Thanks for your post and good luck with your build.   I did put some pins in the front strut of the floats but otherwise it was tamiya extra thin and superglue.  Onwards to the painting.

 

Cheers

 

Dave

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Great work Dave, cockpit interior looks great and getting it all together it looks fabulous.  You have done well on your first Special Hobby kit.

Keep up the good work.

All the best

Chris

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That has come together very well. My Roden one did as well. Then I started the rigging and all went wrong because I used the wrong glue. I must have knocked the top wing off four times. Went through three kits and still ended up with a wooden strut.

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Looks beautiful, very well done! Looking forward to seeing some paint on it :)

 

Cheers

 

Jaime

 

 

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That is shaping well - butt joints can be a pain in the butt but pins can be used to strengthen them. In any event it all looks fine at the moment - just hope the rigging does not distort anything.

 

P

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On 10/13/2019 at 7:09 PM, bigbadbadge said:

Great work Dave, cockpit interior looks great and getting it all together it looks fabulous.  You have done well on your first Special Hobby kit.

Keep up the good work.

All the best

Chris

Thanks Chris much appreciated.

 

Dave

On 10/13/2019 at 9:24 PM, Courageous said:

Nowt wrong with that, must be getting close to primer time.

 

Stuart

Absolutely Stuart in fact I have got a bit further...

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On 10/15/2019 at 5:59 PM, Greg Law said:

That has come together very well. My Roden one did as well. Then I started the rigging and all went wrong because I used the wrong glue. I must have knocked the top wing off four times. Went through three kits and still ended up with a wooden strut.

I haven’t got to the rigging yet Greg.   I have to admit I am slightly nervous.   When you say the wrong glue what did you use?

 

Dave

On 10/15/2019 at 11:16 PM, jrlx said:

Looks beautiful, very well done! Looking forward to seeing some paint on it :)

 

Cheers

 

Jaime

 

 

Thanks Jaime

 

Dave

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On 10/17/2019 at 11:12 PM, pheonix said:

That is shaping well - butt joints can be a pain in the butt but pins can be used to strengthen them. In any event it all looks fine at the moment - just hope the rigging does not distort anything.

 

P

Cheers P.  As mentioned above I am somewhat wary of rigging...we shall see.

 

Dave

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And this is where I have got to....

 

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Apologies not the greatest photos....still not convinced by the colour but looks quite cool.

 

Dave

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2 minutes ago, Davek72 said:

I haven’t got to the rigging yet Greg.   I have to admit I am slightly nervous.   When you say the wrong glue what did you use?

The glue I first used was the Zap CA thin CA. This was terrible. I more often than not took more than a Half an hour to glue one end. In the meantime the glue was making a mess of the wing in a big way.

In the end I discovered Zap-A-Gap worked for me. However that was the last few parts of the rigging. I have used it for aerials since and it has worked well. This is using EZline. If you use it don't put

too much tension on it. Just enough to get a torte line. 

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Thats very good progres , The colours look fine to me , Just got my floats on so apreciate how difficult an extra set of wings would be  on top of the floats , So easy for it to sink on one side .

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Oh yeah that is very good progress. Looking great.  I am sure you will be fine with the rigging.

 

All the best

Chris

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There’s always the Acme invisible thread option. It looks great in the pics above and it would be a shame to ruin it if it’s not going well.

 

Regards,

Adrian 

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Yep. Rigging is a pain.  My kit looked like yours before I started rigging.  By the time I was finished I had been through two other kits and still ended up with a wooden wing strut. The plane was a real mess.

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Thanks for all the advice and support but I am sorry to announce this an abort.  The rigging was a nightmare and during the process I managed to break the float struts on two occasions.  I also managed to lift a ton of paint work with CA accelerator.   I have lost the battle.    On the plus point I have learnt a few things and if I ever attempt another one of these I will do things quite differently.... actually what am I talking about I not going to do this kit again 😉

 

Good luck everyone with your builds and thanks again for watching and commentating.  
 

Dave

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Sorry to hear this. However I do understand. Sounds like you had the same problems I did. The only thing that kept me going was that the kit was a birthday present from my daughter. It sits at the back of cabinet,  so looks ok as long as you don't look to closely. 

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2 hours ago, Greg Law said:

Sorry to hear this. However I do understand. Sounds like you had the same problems I did. The only thing that kept me going was that the kit was a birthday present from my daughter. It sits at the back of cabinet,  so looks ok as long as you don't look to closely. 

Cheers Greg.  It does sound like we have had a bit of an experience.  Glad you got yours sorted.   Dave

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Sorry to hear of this demise . Was looking great though. So hope of salvage ? 

Martin H

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