Slavo Hazucha Worth a full machine-gun belt of usual words of praise, the translucent wings with the F I symbols readable from below really are a new spectacular looking feature of this kit (or as used by you, a PE sheet with a couple of quickly re-placed parts... ) - great build once again and top photography
I only feel sorry for the beautiful engine hidden behind the huge propeller hub... but whoever watched the build at least knows...
Neuling I agree with Spanjaard, Slavo and Mirko, reloadung Slavo´s praise gun ............
12. October, 07:37
bughunter Here a volley of kind words is pouring in Thank you mates!
12. October, 17:29
Alec K What a cool plane, so ahead of its time. Masterly execution Frank
13. October, 13:11
bughunter Thank you Alec!
I managed again to convert a somehow easy kit with not so many parts into a big effort scratch affair. But it was worth it and gives the first aircraft ever to reach 200,8km/h (200km in 59min45sec) a place of honour in my showcase.
13. October, 18:57
gorbygould What a beauty!
When you go into a model shop I bet all the kit's shout "Pick me", "PICK ME"!
When I go into a model shop the kits just look in the other direction and cough in an embarrassed sort of way.
14. October, 14:10
bughunter Gorby, your comment made my day My models may be nice, but your creative comments are always fantastic!
18. October, 15:36
David Taylor Awesome build again,the short wings remind me of a couple of pictures from the first world war when they used "Penguins"for ground handling for novice pilots.
18. October, 16:13
bughunter Thank you David! This bird was also seen with bigger wings and a double amount of rigging. Luckily the kit PE for the wings matches the variant of the museum.
20. October, 19:56
JW Beautiful work on a very unique subject. It's a shame that two row rotary engine is mostly hidden.
20. October, 20:36
bughunter added a new article to his personal gallery:
bughunter Thank you mates! Daniel, I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to buy and build such great rotary engine kits! I hope that one day the Gnome-N and the Bentley BR.2 are added to the product line, because both are important types (and I have kits for them
5. October, 19:56
bughunter My mood is not back completely. Made some silly mistakes, which need time to repair and need in general lot of time for easy things ... But I continued!
Some detail painting is needed and the front window is also missing, but then this bird is finished.
I think I will not add a weathering to this flat/matt paint and let it as clean object on display.
10. October, 19:38
Bernhard Schrock Top! 103: when I should as plane designer solve such a problem I would use exactly the same way...
10. October, 19:44
Daniel Klink Outcome is amazing ... I would also leave out the weathering and present it that way..
Wonderful Frank once agin...
And this is a real Multimediakit
10. October, 21:22
bughunter ... and Multimedia-scratchwork
Thank you Bernhard and Daniel!
Gary Dahlström Oh god, it took me a few seconds to notice the turnbuckles. Just magnificent.
25. August, 15:55
bughunter @Bernhard, eher frei Schnauze Teilweise gehen die Seile einmal komplett rum, da braucht man dann links und rechts nicht extra spannen. Man muß nur immer dran denken, nur eine Seite zu verkleben und am anderen Ende vorher zu spannen. Ich habe es geschafft, an einem Seil beide Enden zu verkleben, ohne zu spannen. Da durfte dann das ganze Seil nochmal neu, grrr! Als alles fertig war, habe ich die Durchführungen durch die Fläche erst verklebt, damit die besser gesichert sind.
@Gary, most of the turnbuckles are Gaspatch Type C.
25. August, 16:47
Bernhard Schrock Schlau. Und logisch. Hab's bisher nur im „Kleinen" am Leitwerk wie z.B. Mr. Mulligan oder Bellanca gemacht und nicht so global (Tragfläche) gedacht . Beim nächsten Projekt probiere ich deine Idee aus.
Slavo Hazucha You are really turning up the spiral of productivity to unseen levels... Almost as if you had time to spare these days...
Wonderful result - I´ll stay with the rigging being my personal stunner No.1 on this build. But really the whole thing has kind of a special atmosphere - blending the early-aviation "Bleriot" feeling with the more purpose-oriented fighting machines look of the Great War... Very, very nice
bughunter Wow, thank you mates for this huge amount of great feedback!
@Slavo that productive phase was last year As mentioned, I stopped the work on this model after some failed attempts for the windshield and worked on other projects. After finish the Triplane I looked in my project store (two IKEA KVISSLE) and decided to continue on this shelf queen. And I was surprised about the amount of finished and painted modules: wings, skis, engine, wooden airscrew, cockpit. So it was mainly a mounting job. Of course that looks fast!
bughunter Collishaws Triplane is done! Added the last batch of WIP pictures. The final album will be added soon.
Since I made a outragous error here a riddle - See the last picture. Who will notice it?
16. August, 11:45
Spanjaard outrages error indeed.... may i provide you my addess, so you can send this monstrosity so i can hide it forever from sight... except a friend or two, that i will tell i build this myself.... it is the only way i can have beauty like this in my display cabinet
16. August, 13:09
Alec K I was coming up with my own "outrageous error" smartass remark, but Spanjaard beat me to it...
David Taylor Are you going to correct it at the TAIL end or leaving it.
17. August, 15:18
bughunter Oh, another problem on the tail, I'm not aware of?
The bug I mean is clearly visible already on picture 68. I cannot count and fit the right pulley on the lower wing to the second instead of the third rib. With doing the aileron control wires it became obvious.
17. August, 15:37
Thomas Bischoff Oh really! Obvious - and I thought you used metric instead of imperial screws
bughunter Thank you Gary! Let's see, how the F-22 will look beside this one one day.
29. July, 15:50
Slavo Hazucha Hey, that's an F-35 even I admit to like! - somehow the "features" of the original indeed transfer into a really cute Egg...
I hope you had fun even without exposed mechanics, machine guns and rigging - the result is really cool, and good choice to make it colorful - well done
@cloudy canopy - in my experience, keep MRP away from clear parts - varnish or clear colors, they all leave a perceivably matted & hard to polish surface...
29. July, 16:31
bughunter Hey, the jet expert Slavo has found my little side project I also think it's great how the original character is still in these caricatures! Most live viewers have recognized the type. A not so colorful grey Australian machine (4 are possible with the kit decals) would at least allow a representation in flight (the kit contains additionally closed landing gear doors and an adapter) over the Ayers Rock (in German Eier-Berg) in the form of half an egg, but that would have to be built during Easter
From modeling point of view it was fun, bring some variation to the bench and was mostly a paint exercise. Regarding the canopy thanks for the hint! For this egg it is good enough and the beloved future brings back some shine.
29. July, 17:05
Daniel Well it would be really hard to make an edition of the original that doesnt look like an egg
Looks awesome, guess it was maximum relaxation without the rigging, the radial engine and the fake wood parts - and also not needing to roll your giant 1 cent coin into the pics
I would love to see that dio happening, maybe an all-out knife-fight with some evil russian eggs... some fried eggs added to the cliffs of ayers rock and so on
bughunter Daniel, you know me and my models frighteningly well, but the fake wood parts are often real wood ones! If you need also such a giant coin you have to check magic supplies
Regarding your "evil russian eggs" there is one: Su-33 Flanker D (Hasegawa 60131, No)
@David Thank you!
bughunter Thx mates! I'm glad you like the stage coach. It was somehow hard for me to paint the wood e.g. the carriage, because it is made of nice walnut wood.
30. May, 19:57
wilky I've just started the earlier kit The Concord Stage Coach 1848.
It doesn't require painting but I think I'll varnish it to resist dust and make it shinier.
This one you've done is way more elaborate than The Concord.
I'm definitely out of my depth with this kit having only ever made stick and tissue aircraft wooden kits previously
29. June, 02:27
wilky Where did you get the Winchester rifles?
Were they in the kit?
There's no luggage or any extras at all in The Concord kit
29. June, 02:31
bughunter It was also a shame to paint the nice wood of this kit, especially the walnut of the chassis frame. But at the end it looks more real with paint. Another problem are the black laser cut edges of the wooden parts. After sanding the parts are to small for a perfect fit - the paint covers the black.
Yes, two Winchester were part of the kit with many PE parts, copper barrels and a nice piece laser cut wood.
Have fun with the kit - to work with wood is relaxing!
29. June, 13:56
wilky No black edges in this kit.
Parts aren't laser cut.
It's from 1986.
bughunter Yes David, that is another active project (see my projects). At the moment I'm jumping between active projects. I made metal landing gear for both.
23. June, 18:53
bughunter The landing gear was not yet finished, axle and suspension are missing. So let's continue on that one.
The base was a picture set of James Fahey of an Albatros D.V, thank you very much!
I like the look of the fully scratched metal landing gear, even if the suspension is not working
28. June, 16:19
Thomas Bischoff The landing gear in itself is a masterpiece and I am happy to hear that there is room for improvement :-;
Next time a working suspension please .....
bughunter Thank you all!
@Bernhard, of course we only have b/w photographs from that time. But do you agree with me that people could see colors even then? And my scaled-down originals (Wikipedia says a model is a simplified copy of reality - that's why I prefer to build scaled-down originals) catapults the viewer back in time 100 years, thus showing the impression of that time. And it was in color
But I added a b/w one for you anyway.
31. May, 12:09
James C Stunning looking build Pic #9 reminds me a lot of some of my landing mis-haps in Rise of Flight
Choppa Nutta Some of my landings with the RC models have been more like pic 10 on occasion !!
I reckon pic 17 is my favorite though, the day light gives it an early morning state of readiness atmosphere about it.
One can just imagine a pilot getting ready behind the camera
31. May, 20:40
Slavo Hazucha Didn't think seeing a Dolphin in the middle of a grass field on a forest backdrop would look this good!
6. June, 05:28
bughunter Slavo, your are right. Some sky on the pictures would be nice, but was not possible on the balcony.
bughunter Oh, not a single picture but already a visitor Welcome Alec!
... but it's just a idea for the moment. I need to continue the work on the Albatros Triplane, before starting the prime father of the fighting triplanes later.
20. May, 11:56
Alec K One can't be too early to take a seat behind your bench . I have build a small version of the Tripe in the past, so I look forward to this. Cheers.