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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 09:04 PM UTC
This will be my build thread for the W.W.1 thingy i seem to be building :-) . I thought i would post over here as its been a bit quite lately and more importunately when i cock-up i won't be ridiculed by the World only by the nation :-)
The Eduard 1/48, Albatros D.111, Weekend edition, which isn't going to be done in a weekend :-) .
So far i have built the engine, of which you will only see the top of when it's in the fuselage.
Rowan (Merlin) has written a wonderful feature on Easy Wood Grain Effects which i will put into practice with the fuselage.
Comments and criticism welcome and necessary, as i haven't a clue what I'm doing :-) .
Andy

EDIT, i just noticed the pipes have moved out of position .
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 10:11 PM UTC
That looks great Andy.
Suddenly everyones got the WW1 bug!,,,except me,,,lol
Have fun with your weekend build :-)
Nige
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006 - 12:14 AM UTC
Wow, nice one Andy but if you build this in a week end I may (may) eat my shorts. (I say "may" because they are currently waiting to be eaten, if Rowan ever finishes his Halifax )
So who will be next to be bitten by the WW 1 bug? My bets on Nige
Mal
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006 - 12:32 AM UTC

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So who will be next to be bitten by the WW 1 bug? My bets on Nige
Mal



Mine isnt,,, :-)
Anyway,,Tiger Moths dont count!
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006 - 02:50 AM UTC

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So who will be next to be bitten by the WW 1 bug? My bets on Nige
Mal



Mine isnt,,, :-)
Anyway,,Tiger Moths dont count!


*in borg voice* RESISTANCE IS FUTILE! YOU WILL BE LOZENGED,WE ARE THE RIGGERS OF THE GALAXY, ENGAGE ROTARY ENGINE!
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006 - 12:27 PM UTC

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Anyway,,Tiger Moths dont count!


No, but they give you a certain amount of experience with 2 winged thingies and shows a certain leaning towards the subject


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*in borg voice* RESISTANCE IS FUTILE! YOU WILL BE LOZENGED,WE ARE THE RIGGERS OF THE GALAXY, ENGAGE ROTARY ENGINE!


Nige it is then
Mal
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006 - 02:41 PM UTC

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No, but they give you a certain amount of experience with 2 winged thingies and shows a certain leaning towards the subject




Dropping a heavy object on your foot gives one a certain amount of experience but doesnt encourage doing it for a second time
Nige
Phil,,what size fishing line do you use for rigging in 1/72?,,just for Andys information and the benefit of oher people reading this who may be so inclined
Nige
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006 - 03:29 PM UTC

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Phil,,what size fishing line do you use for rigging in 1/72?,,just for Andys information and the benefit of oher people reading this who may be so inclined
Nige


What have you got up your sleeve then Nige, you know my Albatros is in 1/48th :-) :-) :-) .
Good one Phil, i always loved the Borg :-) .
Andy
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006 - 08:43 PM UTC

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Dropping a heavy object on your foot gives one a certain amount of experience but doesnt encourage doing it for a second time


Very true but there's no accounting for "daftness" If you fall off a horse, or bike, you will be encouraged to get right back in the saddle (unless you are Superman and have broken your neck of course).
I guess Andy is busy building the multi winged thingy, as he aint posted anymore pics.
Mal
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006 - 08:57 PM UTC

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Phil,,what size fishing line do you use for rigging in 1/72?,,just for Andys information and the benefit of oher people reading this who may be so inclined
Nige


the spool i have is marked dia 5.5,but what this measurment is in is'nt mentioned as a rough guide i use a .3 mil drill for the holes which seems to be big enough and the fishing line looks to be the thickness of a hair
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Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 03:56 PM UTC
OK, about time for an update .
The fuselage is 90% done, just a few bits to attach and the decals. Rowans wood grain is really easy to do, after a bit of practice. I am rather pleased with the results, and with an addition of an oil wash it should really come alive.
Next up is the wings and rigging .

Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 06:45 PM UTC
Hi Andy.
Thats really coming together and the wood grain effect looks great,even before the oil wash.
Is it time for the rigging yet?
Looking forward to hearing how it goes and hopefully learning some more about rigging before I tackle the Camel.
Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 12:41 AM UTC
That is looking neat Andy, which bits did Courtney do Seriously the wood grain does look good. OK lets see the rigging
Mal
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 01:05 AM UTC

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That is looking neat Andy, which bits did Courtney do Seriously the wood grain does look good. OK lets see the rigging
Mal


Thanks Guys,
She is going to do the rigging :-) :-) .
Update, I have been working on this on and off all day, and I'm ready for the decaling.
I resprayed the tail section as i didn't like the colour as it wasn't bright enough.
All the parts are built and painted but on different parts of the desk :-) .
hopefully I'll start rigging on Friday.


Andy
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 05:11 AM UTC
The rigging is all that is left to do, so expect finished pics soon, or if it goes tits up, it will never be mentioned again :-) :-) .
Andy
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006 - 01:37 AM UTC
Looking good Andy and I'm sure the rigging will go fine
Mal
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006 - 07:39 PM UTC
FINISHED
I really enjoyed building this and am quite pleased with the end result. I will definitely attempt another at some point. The rigging was a lot easier then i thought it would be ( famous last words :-) )
Andy




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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006 - 07:57 PM UTC
that looks the buisness mate, nice one! i have a pair of those to build for a review (no pressure there then!) in 1/72. they have that red outline on the tail, was yours decal? i have them supplied in the kit (decals) but, they look awfully fiddly to say the least
*edit* btw love that wooden fusalage!
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006 - 08:02 PM UTC

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that looks the buisness mate, nice one! i have a pair of those to build for a review (no pressure there then!) in 1/72. they have that red outline on the tail, was yours decal? i have them supplied in the kit (decals) but, they look awfully fiddly to say the least
*edit* btw love that wooden fusalage!


Thanks Phil.
The red outline is supplied as a decal, but with past experience of trying to fiddle about with them and decided to paint them on instead.
Rowans "Easy wood grain effect" is so easy and convincing that i will definitely try it again.
Andy
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Thanks Phil.
The red outline is supplied as a decal, but with past experience of trying to fiddle about with them and decided to paint them on instead.
Rowans "Easy wood grain effect" is so easy and convincing that i will definitely try it again.
Andy


how did you paint them? i was thinking it would'nt be too difficult to do them freehand, or is there a way to mask them?
i just posted a similar message to this in reply to your aeroclub post!
-ARE YOU FOLLOWING ME? :-)
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 06:51 PM UTC
TOP JOB Andy!!
That has really turned out nice.Is this the start of a change in direction?
All it needs now is an SE5 or a Camel to go with it
Talking of Camels,,,lol,,now the Spits done and the Sea Furys almost there,Ive got room on the bench to make a start on my first WW1 plane.
I doubt it'll come anywhere near to this though.
Looking forward to seeing it at a show
Nige
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 09:06 PM UTC
That looks so good Andy.
Mal