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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)


Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V

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25. July 2016, 12:10
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Roland Sachsenhofer
Here are first pictures of Airfix´great Whitley.
The kit coruscates with a great amount of details- and a very astonishing and unusual layout of the fuselage construction- indeed all the parts you see will form the fuselage- that´s quite a fascinating composition! Fit seems great, Eduards etched parts will only partly be used because they would not be any improvement of the kits details.
I am quite content so far..... :)
25. July 2016, 12:16
Łukasz Gliński
Watching this interesting subject
25. July 2016, 12:25
Christian Ristits
Watching as well!
25. July 2016, 16:30
Martyn Fox
I'm in. Looks like an interesting kit of an unusual aircraft.
25. July 2016, 18:40
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hello mates,
feel welcome!
The kit shows a very pleasant richness of detail- here as an example the interior of bow- and rear turret.
26. July 2016, 16:27
Christian Bruer
Although I'm a big fan of any British design, ship, aeroplane, train, car, etc. this is one of the ugliest birds they ever designed. But, the Whitley was capable and could carrier a higher load then any of her contemporaries. Well, I will take a seat and watch the ugly duckling grow :)
26. July 2016, 18:40
Soeren .
Count me in! ;)
26. July 2016, 18:42
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hello mates,
I would like to show you some further steps.
The fit of the three fuselage- wings parts is rather crude; I had to rework with scalpel and sanding paper to get all joined. Some minor fill- and sanding work will smooth everything together.
Quite a sturdy construction after all!
28. July 2016, 08:33
Roland Sachsenhofer
Beautiful or not- the distinctive "nose down" attitude of the Whitley appeared, as soon as I had assembled all the main parts of this bomber :)
The Airfix kit continues to be pure modeling fun, in spite of severe gaps between engine cowls and wings- but that´s nothing not to be cured with putty and sanding paper.
2. August 2016, 06:58
Soeren .
Great work so far! ;)
2. August 2016, 07:01
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Sören!
next was applying Alclad White Aluminum on a primer made of gloss black. This will allow me to scratch the following layers of paint with the sharp end of a needle to get the effect of worn off colour.....
4. August 2016, 07:20
Roland Sachsenhofer
The basic paintwork is done- some wear and tear will follow.....
I softened the hard edges of the masked "Dark Green/ Dark Earth" with free held airbrush, a perfect opportunity to do some corrections or spontaneous improvements of the edges......
9. August 2016, 16:42
Lionel Marco
Beautiful job, as usual
9. August 2016, 16:43
I think the Whitley was good at dropping leafets! Seriously though a nice aircraft showing the best of its type in the late 1930's and a very nice representation by you with this kit.
9. August 2016, 17:31
Christian Ristits
Like it very much!
9. August 2016, 17:48
Thomas Bischoff
Looks very promising - I join the party!
9. August 2016, 17:55
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your kind words mates!
Indeed, while building this fine kit, the Whitley reveals a peculiar, a pugnacious kind of beauty.....
I like the lines of this plane! :)
10. August 2016, 09:59
Soeren .
The Whitley has indeed something special and yours looks really good!
Looking forward for the finished kit - another benchmark to work with my kit later
10. August 2016, 10:01
Roland Sachsenhofer
That is very kind of you, Sören!
Indeed, I am willing to build Airfix next Whitley release, a Coastal Command machine....
10. August 2016, 15:54
Soeren .
Nice. Have it also on my wishlist, but if i look at my stash Im forbidden to buy any kit in the moment :P
10. August 2016, 15:54
Roland Sachsenhofer
That´s quite reasonable Sören! ;)
The enjoyable Whitley is nearly finished, just some minor finishing work has to be done. This time I would like to do the aerial cables with thinly stretched sprue..... something I did want to try out for long, because I am annoyed by all those thread lines on my models getting getting saggy- who knows, maybe it will work! :)
14. August 2016, 14:34
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hurrah! This beautiful kit is finished! That really is a fine offer has made with it´s new tool Whitley.
The undertaking of stretched sprue aerials was stopped- instead I used, also a novum, "Uschis stretchable threads", should also work.
Thank you for your interest and comments, I have attached a few pictures of the finished kit.....
16. August 2016, 08:04
Łukasz Gliński
Great result indeed
16. August 2016, 12:42
16. August 2016, 13:04
Roland Sachsenhofer
Uuuups. I just ordered the Mk.VII from Airfix- Sorry Sören, I seem to be not as disciplined as you
Thank you all, mates, for these kind comments!
16. August 2016, 16:07
Hanno Kleinecke
Yet another beautiful addition to your collection of brit- heavies, Roland. Especially the Whitely is a great example for the somewhat odd-looking british bombers of the earlier years.
16. August 2016, 16:26
Stefan Fraundorfer
Wie konnte ich deine Whitley nur übersehen? So klein ist sie ja nun auch wieder nicht. Schaut super aus!
16. August 2016, 17:43
Christian Bruer
very nice and very british

The Mk. VII seems to be an interesting in Coastal Command colours. Guess you'll start it soon Roland ;)

Cheers, Christian
16. August 2016, 18:58
Christian Lehmann
, bist du dieses Jahr in Ried?
16. August 2016, 19:20
Roland Sachsenhofer
It´s quite motivating to read your comments- many thanks for your interest! :)
Christian, indeed- as soon as it will have found my address :)
Danke, Christian, ja- in Ried bin wieder dabei; entenhme ich der Frage dass wir uns dort sehen? Das wär ja wunderbar!
17. August 2016, 09:22
Cristian Bordina
Impressive job Roland... I like it very much :)
17. August 2016, 09:31
Christian Lehmann
Sehen uns dort!
17. August 2016, 11:15
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Christians!
That´s fine!
17. August 2016, 17:56
Soeren .
Fantastic job!
Whats next on the table? :)
Can we make wishes? :P
17. August 2016, 18:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you!
Of course! Would be interesting, which preferences are in the air :)
A Blackburn Roc is sure to leave the workbench within a month......
17. August 2016, 18:41
Soeren .
The Roc sounds interesting and I would love to see one of the new ICM kits (Do 215 / 17 or a Ju 88 ) on your bench.
Nobody really build them yet and mine are not planned in the next time.
17. August 2016, 18:43
Christian Ristits
Wonderful build as all of yours!
17. August 2016, 19:41
Ulf Petersen
Excellent job, Roland!
18. August 2016, 06:19
Roland Sachsenhofer
Dear mates, your words make me quite happy-thank you very much!
Sören, good news: ICMs Do-17Z nightfighter in 1:48 is one of my next projects....
Before that, I hopefully guess I will do a couple of FAA and Coastal Command planes :)
18. August 2016, 07:34
Soeren .
Nice ;) Cant wait for it.
But FAA and Coastal Command planes are also a nice idea.
18. August 2016, 07:36
Christian Bruer
FAA and Coastal Command sounds interesting :)
I know about the Whitley Mk. VII, what about the rest of the plan?

Cheers, Christian
18. August 2016, 07:38
Roland Sachsenhofer
A Vickers Wellington Mk.XIV will make the start, followed by a Halifax in the colours of Coastal Command. Not to forget the Whitley Mk.VII, which was mailed yesterday by Airfix. All three in 1:72 by the way.
FAA will be present with a Fulmar and a Firefly Mk.I, both in 1:48....... and I am training mentally and in the way of manually skills for a rather daunting Walrus-project :)
As far as to my megalomania..... :)
18. August 2016, 08:27

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