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« on: May 15, 2015, 12:20:32 PM »

After a break from Aero-modelling, I have got back in gear and Just finished the design and build of the latest model for VMC.

I've yet to add the scale details and markings, which will be for the Old Warden one F904.

Pictures of things as they stand.

Andrew
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2015, 12:26:02 PM »

Nice!!

Good to see you back,

Dan.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 01:28:26 PM »

Ditto what Dan said! Looks great!

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 04:05:28 PM »

I've long had a soft spot for the SE; can't think why!! I'm looking forward to seeing what other subjects you tackle...

Cheers,

Dan.
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2015, 04:11:24 PM »

Oh please don't encourage him - I have enough "must build one of these" already.  I have come by the Hurricane - cute kits I must say!
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 04:26:33 PM »

Cheers guys!  Grin

I rather hoped that you'd like it Dan as I know it's one of your favourites.....I'd erred away from bipes previously because of all of the "strutery" and lining everything up on assembly, which sort of flies in the face of making these kits structurally simple.  So I have designed jigs that go in the kit to line everything up and make life easier.

Next on the Agenda is the Tiger Moth, an aircraft I have actually flown.

Sorry David  Cheesy  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2015, 04:49:46 PM »

Looking good Andrew .... what span is it?

I also now have a soft spot for the SE5 ... it's funny, but I was going to do a retrospective build thread for mine ... I hope that you don't think that I am 'competing'?
Just to prove I'm not .... here's another plug for your VMC collection from SAM's at the Nats!
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2015, 04:50:24 PM »

Hi Andrew,

Very nice.

You had a presence at the indoor nats - all the VMC kits were there!

...and Russ beat me to it

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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2015, 04:50:49 PM »

Just beat you to it Rich!
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2015, 04:51:52 PM »

And again - stop it Russ
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2015, 05:03:27 PM »

Cheers guys, thanks for the picture Russ.

Pleased as I am with it, I don't think that this competes with your work Russ.

It is a 16" span, which seems plenty big enough because of the decent cord (and thus wing area) for the style of construction and allowed me to get all of those ribs on the sheets!

I think that the Moth will be an 18" for the same but opposite reasons.

Andrew
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2015, 06:26:06 PM »

I really like the idea of the jig included in the kit.

(Bet I could still build a wonky one though!)
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2015, 06:37:49 PM »

There are two, a pair that sets the position of the cabane struts, these are positively located by a former and the top edge of the fuselage sides, and another pair set the wing declage......
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2015, 07:20:00 AM »

I like the fire place!
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2015, 07:08:51 PM »

Thanks, the picture to the right was done by my 6 year old boy James, quite the artist and certainly brightens up the dull scene of our parlour.  Grin

Some more progress, drinking straw exhausts for the Wolsley Viper engine....

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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2015, 05:06:22 AM »

I think that is a much better painting than the one they sold at auction recently!!!
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2015, 05:33:44 AM »

Yes- another Kieron Williamson!
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2015, 05:51:57 AM »

Not quite, but he has fun doing it.  Most of his other pictures still involve stick people, and not in the style of Lowry either  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2015, 04:46:00 PM »

Finished this off this evening.....
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2015, 05:46:26 PM »

Very neat (as usual). Looks fantastic with the markings on!
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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2015, 04:54:35 PM »

When I was first building in the early 70s, many other youngsters were too .. the construction style of these models would have been a winner and would have appealed so much to the younger builders of the day.
I do find it a bit sad that, now we have the technology to make things easier for the beginner, there seems to be fewer youngsters prepared to put in even the reduced effort required .... on average, they want it even easier. BUT, if you do find that these kits do start to encourage more of the young'uns to have a go, it will be marvelous!
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2015, 06:00:36 PM »

Very nice Andrew!
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« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2015, 06:27:46 PM »

Cheers guys,

I do hope that the easy construction of the kits encourages new builders of any age, but I also hope that experienced builders will have fun with them too, as I have tried to get the outlines as scale as possible to give a good basis to add more scale detail for those that want it - for example guns, blisters, steps, pilots etc.

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« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2015, 07:31:05 PM »

Yes, they will appeal to all ages ... it's just a shame that we do not seem to be attracting young builders to free flight scale ... these kits could help.
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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2015, 05:30:20 AM »

That is true, I am the boy at NMAC, and I'm 43! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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