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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2014, 06:55:22 PM »
Thanks, friends! :-cool

This is taking a long time--no good time for modeling right now. :-wall

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2014, 07:22:02 PM »
But good time for something else :)) :-ok

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2014, 06:59:26 PM »
Today the top wing was mounted to the airframe. I've read several horror stories about how this assembly doesn't fit, but no problems here. No photos due to time but I'll explain later.

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2014, 07:07:16 PM »
Nice to hear it is near complete :)

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2014, 07:23:06 PM »
Yes, not too far now. Nice thing about Hs-123 is that there is almost no rigging--just four diagonal wires at the cabane struts. Still, I have several small details to accomplish before calling this one complete.

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2014, 05:10:28 AM »
Finally I found some few minutes and this little biplane is finally finished.

Now I can tell the story of wing assembly. I've read on the internet that people have struggled somewhat when gluing the upper wing to the rest of the machine, especially the outer struts causing the glue to come loose on the cabane struts. On mine I simply left off the two large interplane struts entirely while the glue cured on the fuselage struts. After a day or so of drying time I then just slid the left and right large struts into their slots and everything aligned beautifully. So, a few photos:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/Hs-123Completed001_zps3c1c7a7b.jpg
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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2014, 06:11:29 AM »
Result is great and I hope I could have good result with mine one day when I make it ;)

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2014, 10:19:28 AM »
Hello !

Nice looking. Great work.

Jicehem :-wave

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2014, 12:18:42 PM »
Very nice; I like it!!!

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2014, 03:26:19 PM »
Thank you, friends!  :-flo

I should make known that this isn't totally from the box. I used thin wire to make the triangular cowling support on front of the engine. Also, the "stirrup" steps on each side of the fuselage are also of wire and styrene strips. The original styrene parts in the kit are quite a lot too thick and it was simply easier to make new ones. The wing bomb racks were modified with wire for the bomb stays, again because the kit parts were far too heavy and thick. Another modification was to add a covered tailwheel, and for this I modified an old B-17 ADF loop antenna football fairing. The last change was to use aluminum tubing for the exhaust system.

In review, I rather liked building this machine. The cowling is a bit of a challenge but not one that can't be overcome. Really, I would recommend this as a first biplane kit for someone who has never wanted to build one, simply because of such minimal rigging. A good learning tool, I reckon.

The best part is--I still have two more of these kits to build! :-ok

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2014, 03:48:57 PM »
Can you copy resin set from one of those for my sample? Hope I don't ask much :(

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2014, 04:16:37 PM »
The cockpit parts, No.1? I must make a mold of one half anyway as one of my kits has two right sides and no left side. It would be little trouble to do the other side.

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2014, 05:07:44 PM »
All right ;)

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2014, 06:09:27 PM »
Wonderfull!  :-clap

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Re: AMTech Hs 123 1/48
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2014, 11:48:04 PM »
Great