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Early Aviation
Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
Jeannin Stahltaube WnW 1/32
xmald11
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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 09:20 AM UTC
I started with painting the fuselage CDL bits. I`ve sprayed them with XF-57 mixed with brown and white, in order to make them less uniform.
I`ve also tried something new - I wanted to give the texture to the painted CDL, so using the crayons I`ve simulated the fabric weave.








xmald11
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 06:09 AM UTC
The woodgrain has been painted using the watercolour crayons, both clear orange and yellow as well as the oils. I`ve also sprayed and weathered the engine firewall. (Ammo`s effects).








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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 07:29 AM UTC
It's not too early to begin training the spiders...
Heatnzl
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 11:10 AM UTC

Quoted Text

It's not too early to begin training the spiders...


Hehehe...
xmald11
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 10:06 AM UTC
I carried on with the cockpit. I`ve finished the instrument panel along with the firewall. I`ve replaced the starting magneto with the resin one by Taurus Models. The seats have been painted as well. Finally, before I could proceed with the assembly, I`ve prepared the rudder pedals, the main petrol tank and the control column.









xmald11
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 11:48 PM UTC
The cockpit interior section of the Taube is almost completed. I still need to add the interior rigging on the both fuselage halves.


Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 11:49 AM UTC
See? Lots of work for the trained spider.
xmald11
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 09:32 AM UTC

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See? Lots of work for the trained spider.


;)

https://youtu.be/w_lCi8U49mY
Jessie_C
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 12:12 PM UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvFuUaCe8eY
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC
Beautiful work so far Filip...

Watching with interest...
xmald11
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 09:38 AM UTC
I`ve worked on the engine. I`ve replaced the camshaft with the resin one by Taurus Models. I`ve also used the HGW seatbelts in the cockpit. It`s time to close the fuselage.












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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 01:30 PM UTC
Filip, enjoying your build. Never thought about using crayon pencils for wood grain effects, good idea ! Easy to control and am guessing, easy to fix mistakes. Love all of the interior work ! Give those spiders an extra bug or two reward! Did you wrap the manifold (?) on the engine? If so, nice attention to detail ! One question, are those cushions on the seats? If they are maybe a different color for them?

a 3 out of 3 beer rating for quality painting & construction and attention to detail. Great photography too. Well done !
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 11:56 PM UTC
Filip, that engine is incredible!
modelcellar
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 10:29 AM UTC
Wow, wow, wow and more WOW! That engine looks FANTASTIC. It looks so real, if I didn't know any better I would think it was an actual engine on a test stand in a garage or a hangar somewhere.

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 09:17 AM UTC
Many thanks for your kind words!!!
The fuselage halves are closed. I`ve also painted the airframe. The wings and the tailplane were a challenge. I wanted to make them to appear transluscent as in the reference pictures. It took a lot of kabuki tape and some patience. But I think it was worth the effort. Many thanks to Krzysztof Tengli for the masks for the markings - they were absolutely great!
Time for weathering and undercarriage.




















Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 09:42 AM UTC
That is going to look soooooooo good when it's finished! I hope you're planning on submitting it as a feature, because it deserves a place of honour on the front page.
RussellE
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 10:09 PM UTC
Translucent wings! Amazing stuff Filip!
xmald11
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 08:21 AM UTC
Many thanks for your kind words!

Since the last update I`ve attached the engine bay rigging using the Gaspatch 1/48 scale turnbuckles and EZ line. When it comes to the landing gear I`ve used the fishing line instead of the EZ line - it gives so much to the structural rigidity of the undercarriage. Finally, I could use the absolutely magnificent Steven Robson`s spoked wheels. They are like little jewels, I can only hope my model is worth them. And finally, the radiators have been installed.









Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 09:36 AM UTC
You're not fooling us. How did you get a real Taube?
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:26 AM UTC
Agree with Jesse: that's a real Taube surely?