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1:32nd scale Hansa-Brandenburg W.20


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Hi all,
The engine assembly and its support frame are now completed.
I've added representations of the pipes to and from the cockpit 'pulse meters', oil tank supply pipe, HT supply lead and carburettor control cable and lever.
I've also added the fuel supply pipe from the upper wing fuel tank to the carburettor, but this can't be connected until the upper wing is fitted.

I just wonder how companies like this expect modelers to be able to create the engine support frame from two pieces of wire and a rough drawing of the area, which is actually on the only 'instruction' sheet supplied.
Hey-Ho - moving on - Next up is the fitting of the upper wing,

 

Mike.

 

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Hi all,
The upper wing is now fitted.
The ailerons as well as the tail unit have yet to be fitted.
Now onto the rigging !!

 

Mike

 

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Hi all,
The rigging for the wings and ailerons is done.
'GasPatch' 1:48th metal turnbuckles with 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament and blackened 4 mm diameter tube.

 

Now onto the tail unit,

 

Mike 

 

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Hi all,
The tail unit with elevators and rudder is done.
Bracing and rudder control cables are 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament with blackened 4 mm diameter tube.

Apart from the propeller, that's the aircraft completed.

 

Now it's onto creating a beaching trolley and the figures,

 

Mike 

 

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Hi all,
As the aircraft had a beaching trolley and of course the kit does not supply one, I scratch built it.
Made from 0.8 mm thick plastic card, Axle is 1.8 mm diameter tube with 0.5 mm rod support brackets.
Wheels are from the ‘Kellerkind’ Tail Skid Trolley (54/077).
Padding bead is 0.5 mm diameter styrene rod from 'PlusModel'.
The three leaf suspension on both sides of the axle are made from three 0.2 mm thick plastic card strips.

 

Now onto the tail trestle,

 

Mike

 

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Hi all,

I'm just waiting for the display case and propeller to complete this build.

As soon as it is done I'll post some photographs.

 

Thanks to everyone who followed and commented on this build - much appreciated,

 

Mike

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8 hours ago, Sandbagger said:

Hi all,

I'm just waiting for the display case and propeller to complete this build.

As soon as it is done I'll post some photographs.

 

Thanks to everyone who followed and commented on this build - much appreciated,

 

Mike

Figure. You mentioned figures. Where are the figures? I need to see figures.

I can imagine they are spectacular as the rest! 

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Hi Tcoat,

I'm not much of a figure painter, but I add them to my models primarily for scale effect.

 

‘Wings Cockpit Figures’ - (Seated pilot LSK 07A) - butchered somewhat to fit into the cockpit.

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‘Elan 13’ Miniatures German Naval pilot WW1 (EL19).

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‘Elan 13’ RFC Mechanic WW1 (EL41) - removed the RFC forage cap making him bald.

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Hi all,

Final photos are now up in the 'Ready for Inspection' page.

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and comments throughout this build,

 

Mike

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