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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2006, 02:34:26 am »
Beautiful model!!!!.
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2006, 03:20:19 am »
:cheers:   Absolutely fascinating build, you have really created a masterpiece. I think the name is also perfect, and totally believable.  

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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2006, 04:26:32 am »
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:cheers:   Absolutely fascinating build, you have really created a masterpiece. I think the name is also perfect, and totally believable.
Cn't put it any better than that Fank, you have created a beautiful masterpice.
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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2006, 04:55:22 am »
That is really nice
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2006, 06:28:27 am »
This forum always surprises me.


i like it  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  
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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2006, 09:04:27 am »
That is SO SO SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  
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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2006, 09:44:11 am »
Hey guys, thanks for all the comments!

Brian - I started to rig the plane last night with thin nylon thread painted steel gray, but the guitar string idea is intriguing - how flexible/springy are the strands?  The rigging I'm doing will actually be functional - the plastic has drooped over the years and I'm hoping that I can tension the wings back to level (hopefully without breaking this brittle plastic). I'm only going to do 8 lines - two on top of each wing and two on the bottom.

As for guns, I'll have to figure out an easy pair to make.

Archie - I love that back story! It's far better than mine. I think I'll photoshop Georges Guynemer standing next to the finished plane, although it would have to be in 1917. Maybe Charles Nungesser...

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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2006, 10:03:30 am »
Im stunned, theres no word good enough for that!

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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2006, 06:18:01 pm »
Yeahhhh it's OK I s'pose....... ;)

Welcome to the mad-haouse Frank, that's a h*ll of a way to make and entrance !

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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2006, 06:22:13 pm »
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Hey guys, thanks for all the comments!

Brian - I started to rig the plane last night with thin nylon thread painted steel gray, but the guitar string idea is intriguing - how flexible/springy are the strands?  The rigging I'm doing will actually be functional - the plastic has drooped over the years and I'm hoping that I can tension the wings back to level (hopefully without breaking this brittle plastic). I'm only going to do 8 lines - two on top of each wing and two on the bottom.

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    Rigging with .009 m.m. steel guitar strings and white glue probably won't add much in terms of structural integrity. The thinner steel guitar strings aren't very flexible and tend to hold a strong crimp or bend. I've heard of some folks rigging larger-scale models with wire, but in 1/72 the best way for increasing structural strength is to drill out holes in the wings and run fishing line through the wings, securing them to the end struts with CA.

I hope this helps. I'm really impressed with your build and look forward to seeing it rigged.

Brian da Basher

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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2006, 06:05:59 am »
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Archie - I love that back story! It's far better than mine. I think I'll photoshop Georges Guynemer standing next to the finished plane, although it would have to be in 1917. Maybe Charles Nungesser...

That would be cool! We have a member here -matrixone- wich is really a crack in doing more-than-real photos of its models. I'm just trying to imagine photo of the Petit P in this style...

I remember that MS were named after letters (the type N for example) with grand or petit depending for the span.
Does petit P come from these designations ?
Lot of fun writing this story, I think it's one of the best I've wrote so war...  :unsure:
 
 
King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?

Well regardless I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, that to stay here and die on this poo-hole island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.

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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2006, 06:34:53 pm »
Frank, beautiful little model. I just love World War I wifs (say that 3 times fast! :P ). Such a plausible subject, fantastic.

~Steve
« Last Edit: December 19, 2006, 06:36:26 pm by Chap »

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« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2006, 08:44:31 pm »
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of the Petit P in this style...
I remember that MS were named after letters (the type N for example) with grand or petit depending for the span.
Does petit P come from these designations ?
Your interpretation is a little shy, Archie. Maybe too much serious... ;)
"Le petit Pet" does not mean "Le petit P" (pronounced Pé) but "Le petit Prout" (the little fart, pronounced Pč). No?
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« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2006, 07:28:58 pm »
I finally finished it!

Here's a top view. The blobs on the rigging are the turnbuckles. They're made from chain links from a 1/350 scale photoetched anchor that I made. Note the big gun on the starboard side:



Here's a better view of the "Gotha Buster". It's a 4 barrel small caliber automatic Gatling gun powered by a reduction gear coupled with the engine. The gun was suggested by Georges Guynemer as a way to destroy the large Gotha bombers quickly. While the bullets were of small caliber, the gun was able to deliver a large mass of bullets to the target in a very short period of time (I need a better name for the gun, guys!). The gun had a tendency to jam if more than 80 rounds were fired, so the magazine was limited to 80 rounds. A single standard aircraft machine gun was mounted in front of the pilot, with a much slower firing rate but more ammunition:



Here's a front view with a 1/72 figure for scale:



And here are a couple of "beauty shots":



and this one shows the sun shining through the rudder - completely unplanned and unexpected, but it makes it look like it's really made of fabric:



I added a PE gunsight ring to the center gun, but it's not visible in any of the photos I took today.

I have a few more images here.

Overall, this was a really fun project, with few - if any - serious problems.

Frank
« Last Edit: June 24, 2011, 02:45:42 pm by frank2056 »

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« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2006, 07:41:38 pm »
Frank, it turned out great, and you had fun too. I'm pretty sure you can't ask for much more than that!

I love the Beauty shot with the sun shining off the engine cowling  :wub:  
« Last Edit: December 27, 2006, 07:42:54 pm by BlackOps »
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