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Aircraft Modeling / Re: Blau Maus
« on: October 24, 2010, 12:20:23 PM »
Thank you, Profa!

Thank you!

1/144th scale is a funny scale to work with...

Thank you, Sall!

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Blau Maus
« on: October 24, 2010, 11:05:35 AM »
Thank you Sall!

Thank you for the photos!

Alfred Renard was an excellent aircraft builder. The REnard 35 would have been a splendid aircraft for civil transport, but during the presentation to the press, even if it was just needed to show the aircraft running on the airfield, the pilot decided to take-off and unfortunately destroyed the aircraft and killed himself...

The Renards 36-37-38 would have been great fighters. There is a new book on that subject:

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Spad VII (Roden 1/32)
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:59:43 AM »
I've sanded the wings, removing the little "metalic" elements that are replaced by PE.

Lower wing

Upper wing

NB: The green color is just 3D paint for tissue. That will represent the cables.

Here is where I am actually...

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Spad VII (Roden 1/32)
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:59:00 AM »
I'm always working with PE:

Vickers is finished. Not the best possible result, but my best possible result...

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Spad VII (Roden 1/32)
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:58:32 AM »
I've removed from the PE sheet all the elements of the Vickers. I've sanded the vickers but some corrections are needed so, no possibility to continue today with that weapon...

...So, back to another funny game!
Light sanding...

"I" = "Inside" is the "outside"

On each time there is not ONE but TWO PE part !!!


Aircraft Modeling / Re: Spad VII (Roden 1/32)
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:57:45 AM »
I've encountered another unexpected problem today...
As I had not many time to work on the Vickers, I just decided to remove some parts from the sprue. As always, I'm trying the fitting and... ouch...

...Not good at all...

So I've sanded the elements. Going better now...

...but look here!!!

I've opted for the following solution: to make the hole larger.

...on the left side the corrected part, on the right side the original one

The final result:

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Spad VII (Roden 1/32)
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:56:55 AM »
Time to take a look on the rudder now!

PART gives 4 éléments to make the rudder

There are fine but not perfect...

Kit's rudder is nice but perfectible. Here is the work:

...And here is the result:

The windshield asked for some reflexion:
The one of the kit is thick, but also a little bit opaque.
The one of PART is too fine and impossible for me to work on it and obtain a good form, with the film...

So I've decided to use the kit's part, but that will ask for some extra work to obtain a good result.

I've also begun to work on the Vickers

Links, top of the photo: what I've removed from the kit part.
It's far from the end, for that Vickers...

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Spad VII (Roden 1/32)
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:55:30 AM »
I've decided to opt for a mix between the PE and the part of the kit:

That will be OK when in place.

But, really, not the best PE element from PART.

Some progress:

Use of 3D paint to repair the damaged rivets (when removed from sprue)...

... The element was attached at 4 points...

...Mr Surfacer 1000...

...And PE...

I don't like Mr Surfacer... It's a product I can live without. I have made some rectifications with liquid glue + plastic. I have also used that mix for two BIG holes in the propeller...

Sanding of the putty on the wings. Three little rectifications needed (I used my mix...)

Some elements of the cockpit are assembled

And, again, the use of "my" glue is needed!

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Spad VII (Roden 1/32)
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:53:38 AM »
I've finished the second part:

It just took me 1/2 hour...

I was a little bit disapointed by PART...

I found the PE radiator so fine... But it doesn't match with the kit part: a little bit longer, fitting not exactly

Simply imposible to put in the kit...

Even for little details...

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Spad VII (Roden 1/32)
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:52:22 AM »
I've forgotten a little trapdoor!

Same technique of course...

I've also begun the work on the louves of the part going under the motor. Not really easy. And the part is not yet correctly formed...

The build of the radiator will be fun too...

One hour was needed to prepare those tiny things...

Total: 130 (65 of each). Following the instructions from PART, only 49 of each seem to be needed. I will check my doc to verify if there are other possible places for use.

I've used Klir (equivalent of future) to glue the little parts.

Klir, water, toothpicks, and a 3/0 brush (not on the photo)

With the brush, I put a little drop of Klir on the place of the part

The part is placed with an humidified toothpick

A drop of klir again, to "secure" the work... Then, placement of the last element of the ensemble

And here is the final result:

Not an easy work to do. Nerviously it was hard... So, the second panel of the engine cover will be made next time.
I have finished with another drop of Klir on all the elements.

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Spad VII (Roden 1/32)
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:50:25 AM »
Now it's time to remove some plastic

...And to use Gator's Grip glue: the time needed for that glue to dry is an advantage for the perfect positioning of the little parts

The excess of glue is removed (before drying) with a brush and some water

I Like it!

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Spad VII (Roden 1/32)
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:49:37 AM »
Some holes...

The placement of the PE louves asked for some work too:

Carefully press on the louves...

...will give you a very nice result

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