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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3945 on: June 21, 2021, 06:00:27 am »
The Dragone Rapide looks nice.  :thumbsup:

Its intricate but goes together well.  It has fine detail but avoids the too detailed parts breakdown manufacturers such as Takom employ to drive us insane.  Accuracy is however questionable.  They have gone to great lengths to give you spark plugs to glue to the cylinder head...
...but only two (its a four cylinder engine) and of those only one is where it should be.  The engine also, while having distributor, coil, fan belt etc has no inlet manifold what so ever.
The brakes were rod operated drums which are reproduced faithfully with all the delicate rods and linkages for the front wheels plus those for the rear right up to a point in front of the rear wheels where they just stop.
It's like they researched detail from photographs without input from someone like a mechanic or engineer or restorer (or modeller) who would have said "hang on, where's the..."

That sounds hauntingly familiar, having got part way through a Trumpter RF-8 aerosan. It too has no carburettor, but that's okay, because the exhaust pipe plugs nicely into the inlet manifold... :banghead: Now I KNOW they did that from a drawing because there are none of these things left, and I've seen the same drawing where the one passes behind the other. That's not really an excuse though, because five minutes of research reveals that the engine in question is basically a Ford Model A and there a gazillion detail pics of those on the net...

Plus, the basic principles of the internal combustion engine are widely available in a number of reference books and those would tell them you need a way to get air and fuel in and a way to get exhaust out.
I think Hobby Boss used photos because the engine block is too wide.  This engine was IIUC also basically a Ford model A.

I'm happy to build this as it comes.  If it was a car model i'd be compelled to correct it and add the missing detail.  I will pose the two side engine hatches open but you won't be able to see much in there.  I was going to cut and open the top bonnet part.   Not anymore.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3946 on: June 21, 2021, 04:40:30 pm »
<...> Drag-Rap is finished <...>
De Havilland Dragon Rapide  - 20 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr<....>

My, that's pretty!  :wub:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3947 on: June 22, 2021, 04:21:33 am »
Thanks Moritz.

Some progress on an Eduard 1/72 Fokker D VII.
Fokker D VII WIP 22-01-2021 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
First time i've built a 1/72 aircraft with transfers (lozenge pattern) on the inside of the fuselage.  So far its all gone together nicely.  Even the PE.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3948 on: June 22, 2021, 05:57:33 am »
The Eduard D VII's a nice kit in all its many boxings. Plus it doesn't have that much rigging
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3949 on: June 22, 2021, 07:41:41 am »
Hah! First thing I saw was an Olde Worlde racing boat, then I saw the word "Fokker" & my mental image flipped, & I saw the plane fuselage ;D ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3950 on: June 22, 2021, 07:52:34 am »
Woooow Zenrat, that Dehavilland turned out really a stunner! what a beauty! congrats with the completion!

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3951 on: June 22, 2021, 08:31:32 am »

Hah! First thing I saw was an Olde Worlde racing boat, then I saw the word "Fokker" & my mental image flipped, & I saw the plane fuselage ;D ;D


Right on! I did exactly the same, even going so far as to think 'The seat's the wrong way round!'  :banghead: :banghead:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3952 on: June 22, 2021, 01:00:22 pm »
Thanks Moritz.

Some progress on an Eduard 1/72 Fokker D VII.
Fokker D VII WIP 22-01-2021 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
First time i've built a 1/72 aircraft with transfers (lozenge pattern) on the inside of the fuselage.  So far its all gone together nicely.  Even the PE.

Put some spatted wheels on the sides and you'd have a wonderful 1920s boat-tail Brooklands racer!

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3953 on: June 23, 2021, 05:00:15 am »
Woooow Zenrat, that Dehavilland turned out really a stunner! what a beauty! congrats with the completion!

 David aka 63cpe

Thanks Dave.  Heller did a good job with this kit.


Hah! First thing I saw was an Olde Worlde racing boat, then I saw the word "Fokker" & my mental image flipped, & I saw the plane fuselage ;D ;D

B'stard, you've got me seeing it as a toothpick boat now.
I didn't get much bench time in today (I was making Lemon Lime Marmalade) but I did start cleaning up the seams on the fuselage.  A very easy job as there is almost no detail to worry about.
I need to come up with a colour scheme.  The wings will get lozenge pattern transfers but I need something for the fuselage.  Something including pink and green I think.


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3954 on: June 23, 2021, 05:59:52 am »

I didn't get much bench time in today (I was making Lemon Lime Marmalade) but I did start cleaning up the seams on the fuselage.  A very easy job as there is almost no detail to worry about.
I need to come up with a colour scheme.  The wings will get lozenge pattern transfers but I need something for the fuselage.  Something including pink and green I think.

How about pink and green diagonal bands ? Or if you're feeling way more ambitious than me, checked ? Natural metal or light grey forward (engine area)  of the fuselage and then then banded/checked rear ?
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3955 on: June 23, 2021, 09:42:25 am »
Tartan!!    I think the odd tin of Humbrol 998  "Royal Stewart" or 996 "McLean of Duart and Morvern (hunting tartan)" can still be found in some suppliers store rooms.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3956 on: June 23, 2021, 12:03:17 pm »
Humbrol 999, 'The Black Watch', can still be found sometimes, but it's well OOP now. :(
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3957 on: June 23, 2021, 12:35:24 pm »
Tartan!!    I think the odd tin of Humbrol 998  "Royal Stewart" or 996 "McLean of Duart and Morvern (hunting tartan)" can still be found in some suppliers store rooms.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3958 on: June 24, 2021, 04:42:51 am »
Hmmm, I was only last night looking at my shirt in the mirror while cleaning my teeth and thinking about the horror of masking for a plaid paint job...

Checked i can do.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3959 on: June 24, 2021, 06:12:26 am »
Neat Zero  :thumbsup:
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