double construction - Avia BH.9 + Avia BH.11
Because the Avia BH.9 and BH.11 are very similar aircraft and their kits have the same origin, I decided to build models of both aircraft at the same time. Both kits (Avia BH.11 from Smer and Avia BH.9 from KP) are in 1:50 scale. And because my collection of models is in 1:48 scale, I will adjust these two models to the same scale.
I will build the Avii BH.9 as a single-seat version, which (among other things) became famous in August 1925 for a continuous flight (without a stopover) on the route Prague - Paris - Prague.
Avia BH.11 will receive a standard military tricolor camouflage with national emblems in the shape of a flag, from the period of its service with a military unit
Fantastic start! I will follow with pleasure and interest, of course 🙂
Tolik tedy s tou "jednodušší stavbou" 😄 😄 😉. Velmi ambiciózní projekt 👍
It wouldn't be me if I built a simple model simply. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Today I continued with other modifications to the fuselage Avia Bh.11
Nice! Co se dimenzí týće, z čeho vychaziš? Máš nějaké plány?
Ano, mám výkresy z L+K, z mofeláře a z knihy Václava Němečka - Československá letadla I. Pokud se týká velikosti, měla obě letdla stejné rozměry. Největší rozdíl mezi BH.9 a BH.11 je ve tvaru přídě. Avia BH.9 měla oválnou motorovou přepážku a tím i zkulatější tvar přídě (po 2. trupovou přepážku. Avia BH.11 dostala kvůli zjednodušení výroby obdélníkovou motorovou přepážku, takže její trup včetně přídě je celý až k motorové přepážce hranatý. Avia BH.9 měla většín podvozková kola než BH.11 a pozdější serie BH.11 měla křídla s ostřejší náběžnou hranou. Jedno místné úpravy u obou strojů vznikly zakrytím předního pilotního prostoru a jeho využitím pro insatalci další palivové nádrže. Navíc u BH.11 existuje mnoho speciálních verzí, které se konstručně v mnohém liší od základní vojenské verze.
Díky moc za info. To se bude hodit až se do nich pustím s 1:72.
Ta trupová modifikace se ti skutečně moc povedla. Klobouk dolů 👍
Rádo se stalo.
Kdybys potřeboval podklady, až to budeš stavět, mohu Ti to, co mám k dispozici poslat.
Gorgeous work on that cockpit interior 👍
I agree with Alec here - terrific work!
Gentlemen, thank you very much for your kind words.
I decided to make a new cockpit because the parts in the kit are too rough and most of the cockpit equipment is missing. And the second reason was that I was enlarging the model to a scale of 1:48 and the few parts that were usable are small (because they are in a scale of 1:50).
It is a bit insane what you are doing here, but I like it. Go ahead. Cut the fuselage another time, no?! 😜
Yes, it may be a little crazy, but I enjoy it ... And that's what it's all about. 🙂
After a short break, I continued to work on the fuselage of the Avia BH.9 today. Now it's time for sandpaper and putty.
Nice precision on that cockpit installation 👍
Thanks! This is the advantage of a cockpit tailored to the model. 🙂
After a short break, I continue to build models by producing a cockpits for Aivi BH.11 🙂
A small step forward in working on the model.
Nice progress Ludvíku 👍
Thanks Alec 🙂
Work continues on the cockpit of the Avia BH.11
The cockpit for the Avia BH.11 is ready.
It's coming along nicely. I have to try that sliding cockpit install technique someday 👍
For Alec K:
This technique has its advantages. When manufacturing the cockpit outside the fuselage, the individual parts for assembling the cockpit are more accessible. However, it is necessary to work precisely so that after inserting the finished cockpit into the fuselage, there are no gaps between the cockpit and the fuselage.
Agreed. I imagine the added sidewall thickness is of concern as well (at least for me in 1/72 scale).
I make the side walls of the cockpit from a plastic foil 0.13 mm thick. This is comparable to the thickness of office paper. Both sides of the cockpit made of this thin foil narrow the cockpit by 0.26 mm. At 1/48 scale, this difference is negligible. I no longer build 1/72 scale models. But I think that even on this scale, the narrowing of the cockpit by 0.26 mm should not bother you too much.
Hmm, that is probably true. Thanks for the info 👍
You're welcome. If I can, I will help. 😄 😄 😄
Little progress in construction ... Avia BH.9 and BH.11 fuselages and wings received the first surfacer spray.
The droop in the canvas on those wings is superb 👍
Work continues in the new year. I started assembling the engine for the Avia BH.9
I finally made time for Avia. After completing the partial assembly, I sprayed the assembled fuselage and wings with primer.
Superb progress Ludvíku. It's indeed nice when the wigs can be added 👍. The scratched fittings on top of the fuselage are really nice 👍
I'm very curious what it will look like when the paint is sprayed on it 🙂
It will be a beaut 👍 😄
I hope you are right 🙂
Today I sprayed a camouflage scheme on the Avia model. I'm a little closer to the goal again
Looks perfect! I would not believe that you have enlarged the original parts, if I haven't seen this here, Ludvik. And all these hinges... fantastic!
What a carnage! That are the most correct Avias ever built in 1:48 👍
Thank you Robert for your kind words of praise. I really appreciate it.
bughunter, that's a really big compliment! Thank you very much!
Colors look great! I'll have to compare your paint color mixes with mine (I sneaked a peek at your build thread on Modelforum).