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OFFICIAL: Biplanes of WWII Campaign
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 09:56 AM UTC

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Very fine work going on here!

I realized we don't have a ribbon. I was messing around with an idea and came up with this:





What does everyone think?

Michael



It's a yes from me
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 10:37 AM UTC
Ribbon looks pretty good. If I might make a suggestion, pull a couple of pixels off of the length of the bottom wing. Seems like most bipes have shorter bottom wings than the top ones.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 12:08 PM UTC
Like this?





Michael
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 12:18 PM UTC
Yes, that's the ticket. It looks a little more like a biplane than a movie logo.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 06:09 AM UTC
I ordered the Italeri C.R. 42.

I like the ribbon also.

Shrimpman
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 06:58 PM UTC
@Magnus - I really like how your Gladiator is progressing. I have the very same kit in my stash, so I follow your build thread very closely. Can I ask why brown colour on the wings is lighter than the fuselage brown? This is something new to me.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 04:32 AM UTC
My entry for this campaign.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 05:42 PM UTC
Started work on the engine today and it was a simple build.
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:54 PM UTC

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Like this?





Michael



Looking good!
magnusf
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 08:33 AM UTC
Michael! Ribbon gets a solid thumbs up from me!

Bob! Lovely choice of subject, I'm saving mine for the BoB-campaign (and it's in tiny-scale as well )!

Iwan! This camo was used on the Gladiator and I think also on the Tiger Moth, the theory was that the upper wing put the lower one in a shadow so it should be painted in lighter colours. There was a discussion over at IPMS Stockholm where someone told me that the Walrus also was painted this way but in different colours.


Rigging and upper wing in place, a major worry for me that I am happy has been overcome now !



Magnus
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 12:20 PM UTC
Magnus I am building in 1/48 since my eyes are not as good even with glasses. I need to look at your rigging more closely to aid in my attempts for WWI.

Too much glue on the cowl halves plus fingers in the glue also make for a not so good looking cowl. Ill need to do some sanding later after it dries.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 12:42 PM UTC

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Magnus I am building in 1/48 since my eyes are not as good even with glasses. I need to look at your rigging more closely to aid in my attempts for WWI.

Too much glue on the cowl halves plus fingers in the glue also make for a not so good looking cowl. Ill need to do some sanding later after it dries.



Let's face it, we've all ID'd our models by imprinting our fingerprints on them at one time or another. Model on!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 01:33 PM UTC

I'm in with the Fairy Seafox by Matchbox. It came out of my time machine tote. The box is dated 1981
Shrimpman
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 06:59 PM UTC
Henschel cockpit is ready. I have almost no experience with laser etched metal pieces and very little with resin parts, but managed to put everything together, except for super tiny gear levers etc. They were just too small for me to handle. After a few unsuccesful attepmts they disappeared somewhere I can't find. they were smaller than dust particles. I doubt anyone would be able to see them without a microscope anyway. I was much happier with the cockpit before I took the pictures and zoomed them in so much. It doesn't look as neat as through my Mark I Eyeballs.
Model itself is a big challenge, but I feel confident enough to give it my best. Part fit is bad. So far there was not a single piece that didn't require major work to make it fit + heaps of putty. Parts quality is also not very nice. Some of the resin parts were broken, windshield was missing altogether. Instructions sheet is vague, I found a wonderful instructions sheet for a wonderful 1:48 Hs 123 by Gaspatch that I am using as a reference to find out what it is supposed to look like. Challenging, but exciting!


steviecee
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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 02:38 PM UTC
Fuselage and floats assembled and given a coat of primer to pick up any seam problems (there were)
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 03:22 PM UTC
Iwan, nice job on the office.

Steve, that will be a cool looking biplane.

While not being new to the hobby, Biplanes are another story since Ive tired to keep clear of them. The painting sequence is a little different than what I have been used to. This time I will paint before the top wing is attached.

I have been lucky so far with the wing and struts.




The photo below is just to see if I will be able to align the struts for attachment after painted.


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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 01:09 PM UTC
The Gladiator, CR 42 and the Henschel are all on my short list of biplanes I would love to build some day, great to see them fall together here.

I am plodding along on my Curtiss Hawk. Most of the painting is complete, but plenty of touch up work. The tail decals did not fit very well and hid some detail so I opted to mask and paint them. The attachment points for the wing struts are little pin holes, so adding the upper wing is going to be an exercise in patience.



-Nate
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 11:46 PM UTC
Progress photos on Henschel Hs 123. I have serious trouble with parts fit. Huge amounts of sanding, evening out and then putty is required to put together any two parts. There are no locator pins, so this is additional challenge. I am getting ready to paint now, will attach top wings afterwards. So far lot of fun with it.

magnusf
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 03:50 AM UTC
You all seem to have rougher rides than me, the Airfix Gladiator certainly is a quite forgiving kit !


Bob! Good to see that you have the struts sorted! I do get the feeling that the struts on my short-run Fiat will be a horror show... And never mind that fingerprint, we have all seen it before !

Steve! I think the Seafox is one of the nicer Matchbox kits, if nothing else it is pretty much the only game in town!

Nathan! Camo on that Hawk of your's is really nice!

Iwan! I won't put the Fly Henschel on my "I need to buy it immediately-list"... I must say that you are doing a pretty good job of it though!

And there is a build blog here!



Magnus
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 02:13 PM UTC
Magnus, Iwan, Steve, and Nathan. Ya'lls builds are really looking good.

Finally got up enough courage to pull out the airbrush and put my lazy bones to work. Painted the C.R.42 under surfaces RLM76. Then let it dry for 24 hours and masked the bottom of the fuselage to get ready for the top which will be XF-61.




steviecee
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 01:02 PM UTC
On floats and ready to paint
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 01:46 PM UTC
WOW! Steve, that was fast especially for a biplane. Did you use a jig?

I have been practicing with my a/b and found that just not being lazy and start practicing on an old build to find which a/b worked or needed work to clean up. Took a look on YouTube and saw a couple of tricks to use for free hand camo.


Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 06:57 AM UTC
I have finished painting, Now to do all of the fiddly stuff then a coat of Future and decals.



Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 09:30 AM UTC
A coat of Future has been applied so it was time to start the decals.
Shrimpman
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 11:58 PM UTC
These are some great looking models! It only makes me want to build them all too. I like bi planes a lot. I attach progress photos og my Henschel. I have decided to paint first and then attach top wing. Reason is that I am brush painting, so I would have no chance to evenly paint space in between wings. I've done my best paint job ever, no visible brushstrokes whatsoever and I can't feel a slightest ridge from the masking tapes. I was very pleased with myself until I attempted to attach top wing. Everything went south, pictures were taken after a hasty amputation this morining. I am trying to salvage what I can. Yesterday I actually was close to smashing the whole thing with a fist.
First of all main wing struts are out of shape: pieces profile bends them too much inwards. Then bottom wing has a hole for pin mark, but the strut doesn't have a bolt, and also wing is curved while the piece is flat, meaning it couldn't attach properly and kept sliding all over my paint job. In the end it did not hold and I had to remove it. Small struts connecting wing to fuselage were too short and I couldn't attach them to fuselage - they just hang in mid air. I had to remove them and will try to scratch build new ones out of the sprue. All in all I think I will be able to fix it, but it is unlikely to look as good I hoped.