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Hi All,

A bit late putting this one up as the finishing line is in sight.

This kit was originally released in 2006 as the Aero Ae 01 which was a Czechoslovakian military trainer biplane built in 1919. It was a modification of the World War I Hansa-Brandenburg B.I which Aero had been manufacturing under license. AZ then re-released the kit with some minor additions as the original WW1 Hansa-Brandenburg B.I in 2019 with new decals.
The kits main parts, wings; fuselage; tail; rudder; engine and wheels are well moulded but all the finer parts, struts; radiator; under carriage; fuel tank etc. have a fair bit of flash and are chunky and need refinement.
The Kit.
49215364981_b46fefd9fb_z.jpgIMG_20190427_164911 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr
49214892068_80c4616fce_z.jpgIMG_20190427_164952 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr
The interior had some nice detail and I was able to pick out the wooden fame and the metal fittings
49214885318_f579a7f64f_z.jpgAZ Hansa Brandenburg B.1   1:72 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr
Engine seat and belts etc. fitted.
49214885478_01b07d6b7a_z.jpgIMG_20190830_140121 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr
As you can see it had a steering type wheel fitted rather than a joy stick.
49215366796_4cef7e152f_z.jpgIMG_20190830_140101 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr
Fuselage joined together and seam lines removed; Wing and tail ribs picked out in Tamiya deck tan and over sprayed with AK linen; Engine cowling and fuselage painted; Finally struts painted.
49211027037_7d1ce071ea_z.jpgIMG_20191212_170203 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr
Next jobs was fitting the lower wings and the tail assembly which are all just resting either near or on the model. The undercarriage struts are also cleaned up and painted as are the wheels.

49241899631_0d047a0e0f_z.jpgIMG_20191219_000538 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

49330122817_e24b68203b_z.jpgIMG_20200104_220553 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr
The kit needs a bit of work but so far I was happy with it.
Cheers
Joe M
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By the way I forgot to mention that there is a lovely decal sheet with the kit of rather unusual subjects. I decided to go for White 13 of the Yugoslavian Air Force from 1920. Also included is a nice little photo etch sheet.

 Its a strange aircraft as I discovered when I went to install the struts. Initially I thought that the manufacturer had gotten it wrong but when I checked into it further they were correct. The struts all angle in from the lower wing all eight main wing  struts! Its a fair angle in as well. I normally  start with the struts that are furthest away.  

49560627798_4074878115_z.jpgIMG_20200219_172018 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

49501565092_4aac880bfb_z.jpgIMG_20200206_161530 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

49561362062_7310f95d3b_z.jpgIMG_20200219_172028 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

A couple of big steps forward. All fuselage struts now in place and we are now standing on our own tootsies!  Also the  water cooling  radiator  is fitted on its own struts. I added copper wire to represent the pipework from the engine to the radiator also the pipework from the fuel tank under the wing to the engine. (the kit instructions just give the approx. dimensions for both). Nearly forgot I also added the engine exhausts which the instructions do give the correct dimensions for.

49641221943_8a609fac5c_z.jpgIMG_20200309_212036 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

49642018287_1a99165490_z.jpgIMG_20200309_211935 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

Rigging will be the next instalment.

Cheers and thanks for looking.

Joe M

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Some of the finer detail.

A good view of the water rad and pipework.

 I added copper wire to represent the pipework from the engine to the radiator also the pipework from the fuel tank under the wing to the engine. (the kit instructions just give the approx. dimensions for both). Nearly forgot I also added the engine exhausts which the instructions do give the correct dimensions for.

49641744131_d9fb6a857a_z.jpgIMG_20200309_211959 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

Foot steps on both sides of the undercarriage struts and the same on the fuselage sides at the top of the undercarriage struts.

49654715356_89664b05c9_z.jpgIMG_20200311_092333 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

Foot steps for entry to the cockpit.

49654715526_88cbac8047_z.jpgIMG_20200311_092500 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

I got a serious bit of rigging done over the last two days. The wings are fully rigged as is the undercarriage. I have started on rigging the tail and by God the length of the rigging from the tail going forward make the kit very difficult to handle when rigging this part. I still have some more rigging to do on the tail section.
Then its the tail struts (4) followed by a final touch up, and then the propeller. Woops I nearly forgot the 'Spade' brake. This was actually like the blade from a spade that was attached to the undercarriage spreader bar than when engaged upon landing actually dug into the ground to assist the aircraft stopping.

49653590277_cdafc5f989_z.jpgIMG_20200312_151600 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

49652775388_2d7f427478_z.jpgIMG_20200312_151612 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.

Cheers

Joe M

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Very nice delicate work there Joe.

 

Could you do a photo with a pot of paint or similar next to the kit, for scale..

 

Matt

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Very nice. I could have sworn I had this on the stash, but I've had it for quite a few years so maybe I'm thinking of something else. Must check!

 

Ian

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This is a new type for me - very interesting subject for a scratch build methinks.

 

You are making cracking job of this - one to be proud of for sure.

 

P

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On ‎3‎/‎13‎/‎2020 at 12:10 PM, Mattlow said:

Very nice delicate work there Joe.

 

Could you do a photo with a pot of paint or similar next to the kit, for scale..

 

Matt

Hi Matt,

Glad to oblige.

49657948388_73c9bacedd_z.jpgIMG_20200314_144419 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

49657948208_acfda1c4e5_z.jpgIMG_20200314_144535 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

Its quiet a big bus for a WW1 two seater.

Cheers

Joe M

Stick & String Rule O.K.

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On ‎3‎/‎13‎/‎2020 at 12:48 PM, John D.C. Masters said:

Great looking build.  Well done with the rigging.  What did you use?

Hi John,

I always use wire for rigging as I think that it just looks more natural than either HSP or any of the elastic style rigging which is normally black. The only problem with it is that it can be accidentally bent out of shape if the kit is handled incorrectly and that means removal of the offending wire and re-straightening if possible or replacing if necessary.

For 1:72 scale I use 0.122 mm wire. The other scale that I like is the smaller 1:144 scale and here I use 0.071mm wire. I drifted into 1:144 scale a few tears ago when really I should be moving up scale to 1:48.

Cheers

Joe M

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21 hours ago, limeypilot said:

Very nice. I could have sworn I had this on the stash, but I've had it for quite a few years so maybe I'm thinking of something else. Must check!

 

Ian

Hi Ian,

You could well have it in your stash as it was originally released in 2006. I only purchased this kit when it was re-released last year I think.

Cheers

Joe M

Stick & String Rule O.K. 

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5 hours ago, pheonix said:

This is a new type for me - very interesting subject for a scratch build methinks.

 

You are making cracking job of this - one to be proud of for sure.

 

P

Hi Pheonix ,

I'd find it difficult to scratch build my way out of a paper bag!

Even tho' I did scratch build a wing for the Curtiss Condor (originally released in 1954) last year and modified the lower wing to take an undercarriage instead of floats.

40648608123_be09013232_z.jpgIMG_20190415_142341 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

And this year I modified the old 1965 Revell Fokker D.VII kit into a two seater.

49515856631_3ca487fd83_z.jpgIMG_20200209_235737 by Joseph Moran, on Flickr

Perhaps it would be more correct to say that I wouldn't dream of scratch building an entire aircraft. Life is to short and there are too many kits in the stash waiting to be made.

Cheers

Joe M

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54 minutes ago, Joe M said:

I wouldn't dream of scratch building an entire aircraft. Life is to short and there are too many kits in the stash waiting to be made.

Cheers

Joe M

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But there is a unique satisfaction in doing one. And particularly with vintage types the structures are usually quite easy to scratch, wings usually being the most difficult.
 

I like a healthy mix. In fact I’m coming to the end of a few scratches and have quite a few kits on the go.  (Well three, four if I count the tiger, five if I count the Albatros DII) So I’m In the process of queuing up some scratches, the  Albatros CIX and probably the osprey next (a fifth triplane for my rolling triplane thread) and maybe the DH5 especially as I’m now ( and at least for a few months more) an increased leisure citizen, and also probably so as to have something to do while coronavirus runs its course.

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Hi Joe,

 

The finish on your models looks pretty smooth.  Air brush?  

 

Dennis

 

 

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3 hours ago, Joe M said:

Hi Ian,

You could well have it in your stash as it was originally released in 2006. I only purchased this kit when it was re-released last year I think.

Cheers

Joe M

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I just checked and it is indeed this kit, but the instructions say Legato. I bought it cheap with no box.

 

Ian

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If you can convert models as well as the above, you would have no problems scratch building. The advantage of a slower rate of production is more display space!

 

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6 hours ago, DMC said:

Hi Joe,

 

The finish on your models looks pretty smooth.  Air brush?  

 

Dennis

 

 

Hi Denis,

You are correct, airbrush. I'm no expert but I manage to muddle through.

Recently I was spraying the Heller  Caudsron C-635 Simoun yellow but I couldn't get an even coat. I was spraying Tamiya flat yellow over a matt white undercoat. I was talking to some of the guys in our IPMS branch in Dublin and I was advised to re spray with pink and then go to yellow. I did this and it worked out reasonably but I did think that here was a slight pink hue to the yellow and the yellow was not as vibrant as I thought it would be. I sprayed 'Klear' on the lower wing to add the decals which went on O.K. Then I added the undercarriage and decided to do a little re-spray job around the joints between the wheels and the lower wing. Lo and behold the colour that came up was a much brighter yellow, the colour that I was originally expecting. . The only reason that I can think of was that it was sprayed on over the 'Klear'. So I had to mask and  re-spray the effected part with pink and then re-spray again with yellow and it then matched in O.K.  I'm still trying to sort this out in my head so if anyone reading this has any ideas please feel free to post them. I'd be most interested.

Cheers

Joe M

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