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« Reply #75 on: November 26, 2013, 01:46:54 AM »

Actually the side panels on the real D-7 had a slit in the panel to allow
getting around the strut

I didn't know that, but it's good news!
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« Reply #76 on: November 28, 2013, 10:42:01 AM »

Feels like I'm getting somewhere at last! I'll leave any more spraying until the upper wing is covered and I can spray the lot at once.

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« Reply #77 on: November 28, 2013, 12:56:37 PM »

Coming along really well Dan ... marvelous pilot
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« Reply #78 on: November 28, 2013, 01:24:52 PM »

Nothing to do with me, Russ! The pilot is Dave Banks artistry... It felt like sacrilege to take a razor saw to him and cut a slot to fit over a cross member...

I chickened out of tackling the Spandaus and finished the wheels first. They are tissued and doped, but will get a coat of red paint before final fitting. The upper wing will have a lozenge underside and upperside, but a red centre section on top. This means I will have to print one less sheet of tissue! Seeing as I'm making the scheme up anyway, it doesn't matter. I doubt I'll enter this in next year's Kit Scale; it's gone a bit over the top! It's been more of a practice run for an open class model and I still have the Andreasson for KS.

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« Reply #79 on: November 28, 2013, 01:56:40 PM »

You have models in abundance Dan .... something I like to see but cannot seem to achieve myself.

I had a feeling it was Dave's hand ... I sell myself as an artist, but I can't touch the character that Dave puts into these pilots.
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« Reply #80 on: November 28, 2013, 02:53:29 PM »

Russ, there is only one sort of artist I can lay claim to being and it's nothing to do with paint!

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« Reply #81 on: November 28, 2013, 03:01:18 PM »

Pavement?
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« Reply #82 on: November 28, 2013, 03:08:53 PM »

Close... Correct initial letter, anyway!

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« Reply #83 on: November 28, 2013, 08:44:22 PM »

Hey Dan:  I've been following this thread, but seem to have missed what size CO2 engine you
are putting in it?  Is it a Gasparin G-120?

Thanks, Tim Pivonka
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« Reply #84 on: November 29, 2013, 01:59:27 AM »

Hi Tim. Yep, it's a 120.

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« Reply #85 on: December 01, 2013, 11:23:32 AM »

Gave up waiting for some more white Esaki to arrive. I simply trawled through my (too large!) collection of kits until I found some. Flyline to the rescue!! Upper wing is now covered, shrunk, doped and pinned down drying. I might spray some of the white marking backgrounds later if I can tear myself off the sofa... Still got the Spandaus to do, but the end is definitely in sight...!

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« Reply #86 on: December 01, 2013, 01:35:02 PM »

First bit of fus. spraying done! I must say, this making a scheme up as you go along lark is quite liberating!

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« Reply #87 on: December 03, 2013, 04:17:31 PM »

Still got wing markings to spray and a few fiddly bits to sort out; couldn't resist a quick mock-up, though!

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« Reply #88 on: December 03, 2013, 04:37:42 PM »

I have a feeling I'm going to be following you one year behind with this kit too! Looks great  Smiley
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« Reply #89 on: December 03, 2013, 06:34:16 PM »

Cheers Russ! I'm quite pleased with the way it's shaping up. There are my usual quota of screw ups, but I'm hoping they are not too obvious. I still have the wing markings to spray: Plenty of opportunity to knacker everything!!

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« Reply #90 on: December 04, 2013, 01:48:19 AM »

Dan, very nice bird. I cant find any flaws in the picture, it looks just great for me. Hope that you will also post some pics or even a vid of the beauty in its element.
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« Reply #91 on: December 06, 2013, 03:24:12 PM »

Bit the bullet and started on the twin machine guns. I was going to use thick card to roll the perforated barrels, but then thought "Stuff it!" and went for the litho plate instead! I don't think the weight difference between the doped card and the much thinner litho will be that great and they will look far better! To drill the many holes easily(!) I have glued the barrel template from the kit instructions to a piece of 1/16" ply, 2 pieces of litho and another piece of ply into a solid lump with balsa cement. The holes can then (Hopefully!) be drilled cleanly through the lot before soaking in thinners to release the litho pieces. Some of the holes will need joining up to form slots, so that will be fun! The finished pieces will be rolled around a suitable mandrel and cyano'd together along the bottom. Blimey! Almost sounds easy. What could possibly go wrong...

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« Reply #92 on: December 06, 2013, 03:33:25 PM »

This has turned out beautifully Dan! I must build me a DVII one day...

I saw this vid posted somewhere, well worth the watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZZ82xiWP7w
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« Reply #93 on: December 06, 2013, 03:48:02 PM »

Dan, are you going to anneal the litho so it bends round evenly?
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« Reply #94 on: December 06, 2013, 03:48:22 PM »

Awesome stuff! Makes a nice change to see a WWI bipe flown how they would have been flown in combat, rather than limply stooging around. Thanks Monz; nice one!

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« Reply #95 on: December 06, 2013, 03:50:51 PM »

Dunno yet, Bill! I'll use a scrap piece and see how it goes. If it creases, wrinkles and generally misbehaves; annealing it is!

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« Reply #96 on: December 06, 2013, 04:09:48 PM »

Ja I know, and that was probably at only half of what it could do... Note the rate of climb too, lovely Merc up front there. Kermit Weeks' DVII is coming along nicely too...
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« Reply #97 on: December 06, 2013, 05:16:09 PM »

Drilled all the holes through the ply/litho/ply sandwich. Dribbled a bit of acetone around the edges and it split neatly into two, each bit of litho plate still being attached to a piece of ply. I figured this would give me a fighting chance of joining the holes to form the requisite slots much more easily than unsupported litho. I managed halfway through one piece before extreme eye/hand fatigue set in! back to it in a bit...!

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« Reply #98 on: December 07, 2013, 05:27:35 AM »

Are you filing the slots or using a micro router bit in a Dremel (mounted in a Work Station)?  Fantastic model. and the vid linked by Monz was awsome - I ended up watching most of the others that showed on the page Roll Eyes!
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« Reply #99 on: December 07, 2013, 09:38:31 AM »

Spandau No.1. The slots were formed by simply joining up the drilled holes with a knife. One or two still need tidying up, but I'm pleased with the overall impression...

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