Neuling Impressively detailed 1/72 build! Very careful work!
10. November, 07:55
Mike Daniels Yes David you can see a lot of the future Hurricane in the Demon. Well spotted Lukasz. The problem is that if you mask over the metal foil the foil gets pulled off when you remove the masking. So its hand painting only without masking. Thankyou Dave, Clifford and Neuling. Took a while but im pleased with it. Used old guitar strings for the main rigging. o.oo3 gauge. Just the right thickness and not too much sag.
10. November, 10:44
Clifford Keesler Cool idea using old guitar strings for rigging, I have used them for oxygen hoses on a 1/32 F-4 build, will have to try them for rigging on a biplane.
11. November, 03:30
Mike Daniels Hi Clifford. Yes, they are really useful if a little fiddly.
Spanjaard i really wanted to get one of those WnW kits... but i was hesitant due to the price... now that they are "collector" item, a quick search made really clear that the prices out there have gone through the roof.... and the few with "cheap" prices, are obvious internet scam shops (be careful with those).... c'est la vie.
7. October, 11:25
Mike Daniels Thanks a lot Gary. A little experience certainly helps with Roden kits. They are a bit different from other makes with a lot of balancing/wiggling required. I think a jig might help, especially on this one with those enormous wings.
Mike Daniels I think you are right Olivier. I find the pioneering days of aviation quite fascinating. The risks they took just would not happen these days. Enjoyed this little kit. A venture into 1/72 bi-planes, suprising how much detail you can pack in!
Mike Daniels The LA-5 is coming along nicely. I used the dash with relief so had to cut up the decals but prefer it to the optional flat version. The seatbelts are Eduard and help to spruce things up a bit.
1. March, 00:35
Mike Daniels Yaaa. Finished it. Great kit. Little bit of scratch building to open up the engine compartment. Not built Zvezda before. Very impressed.
29. April, 23:25
Alec K Nicely done Mike. I like that engine detailing - very good
30. April, 18:01
Mike Daniels Thanks Alec K. Quite straightforward as most of the engince cover parts had pre-cuts already which made it all a bit more straight forward. Nice one Zvezda. Will be getting more of their kits. Cut up butter carton used for the panel supports. Hinges - just steel wire.
Mike Daniels Thanks very much Slavo. Such a great kit, but they take a long time. Fairly complex rigging - the aileron control wires are all external. Bit odd that - surely they would get shot through exposed like that. Cheers.
8. December 2019, 13:21
Mike Daniels Thanks James. Next up for WnW is the lovely Jeannin Stahltaube; [img1]
Looking forward to that. No ailerons at all on that one.