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I'm having some rather big trouble with the cockpit... It almost completely disintegrated when I tried to put it into the two fuselage halves and the fuselage itself seems to be a bit on the narrow side.
I'm rebuilding the cockpit while it's base is already in the first fuselage halve.
Hope it helps.
This is getting a bit frustrating. I feel like every step I take to remedy one problem is creating two more.
On that kit I had to sand down the bottom and sides of the wood framework and thin the sides and bottom of the fuselage halves a bit but I don't remember it being too extreme. I'll have to thin the fuselage out when I start the Special Hobby 2-seater Nieuport.
Beautiful work so far on this E1, I have the same kit... Yours is a source of inspiration!
I have to admit that I'm a bit frustrated with this kit so far.
Ever getting the feeling that you got stuck at a certain point?
Well, this is where I am right now: the cockpit seems too big for the fuselage (or the fuselage is too small to host the cockpit), the base-plate of the cockpit doesn't conform to either the cockpit walls or to the fuselage halves, whenever I try to get a step forward, the thing (almost literally) explodes in my sausage fingers... And the worst part is: the fuselage's turtle deck is larger than the fuselage itself.
As if the two fuselage halves have been "cut" too narrowly. It could need a shim...
Oh, the joys of scale modeling! 😉
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Resuming work on this project, during the waiting time on other projects.
Watching with interest. What are the cobbles made from?
The strange thing is: I painted this about two or three years ago and it was much lighter. Dunno why it has become this dark in the mean time. I remember having used 7 different grey-brown paints to give it a realistic look.
Nothing that a fresh coat of dust can't remedy! Many thanks for the info, René.
The base is there, working on the model.
It's my first Meng kit. Fits quite well.
Lots of piccies, please, René. It looks a very interesting kit.
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A Quick One (While He's Away) as The Who would say.
Done in a jiffy OOB. I quite like it.
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The story so far (a bit of fluff):
Early 1917, in an effort to reach Aleppo, the Australian 1st Light Car Patrol organises a number of long range reconnaissance patrols to find suitable places for advances posts. Here, petrol, ammunition and all supplies that would be needed in the final raid would be stored.
Alas, one of the old and battered Ford T's the 1st LCP (Australian) inherited from their British counterparts broke down and is in dire need of repair. The driver and the officer are discussing the best course of action for the repairs :
- "Must of been the carburettor, Sir"
- "Don't be foolish corporal, can't you see that the gasket is blown? All that sand…"
- "Yes Sir, but, no Sir, you see, it can actually be both at the same time…"
and so on!
In the meanwhile, the two soldiers are "guarding the perimeter" (quite loosely) while chatting and sharing a canteen.
Unperturbed by all this, a goat seems to have found a green and leafy snack.
All in all, I'm quite happy with the result, even if I only see some errors or problems now that I have taken the pictures.
(Never mind the big piece of lint on the officer's hand, it never existed and you've never seen it. Dismissed!)
It took quite a while to finish this project, both concerning the actual work (I'd say about 60-80 hours) and the passing time (I was unable to work on it for a few month).
For WIP pictures, see: Australians in Palestine (WIP) | Album by petitbilbo (1:35)
Very original subject and awesome detailing. Very well done 👍
Thanks Nelson and James.
60 to 80 hours well spent. My only criticism is of the possible conversation. Australians are reluctant to call anyone "Sir" in an informal environment. The reply from the soldier to the Officer would have been more likely, "Oh for f**k sake mate, it's probably f**king both". "Doesn't matter anyway mate, thing's cooked it's goose anyway, beer time eh"!
You actually made me laugh!
Thanks for that too... 😉
Two thumbs up!
Very nice diorama and story! 👍- And thanks for the the lesson about "Strain" talking, Peter!
Thanks Villiers and Neuling.
I've begun to work again on my Bavarian Pfalz.
June 13, 2021
It's finished!!! Finally!
Pictures of the finished project here: Australians in Palestine (FINISHED) | Album by petitbilbo (1:35)
Thanks for all the fish! No wait, that's not it... Thanks for all the kind posts and the likes! 😉
Always know where your towel is...
Aaaaand: *Don't panic!*
(I actually really always carry a towel in my backpack...)
Third rate no way,first rate defo.
And the mice was pissed...
June 6, 2021
I really like those Revell wood-da-vinci-thingies. Would that they made more.
We also hold some in the stash, but not build it yet
AHH, progress 👍
Yeah, finaly! It's finished!
I've been too busy in the last month to do anything related to modelling...
I quite like the Revell Da Vinci kits.
That's something special 👍
Hi Roland, thanks for the like.
What's not to like about this, my Lord?
Well... for instance the fact that the model, as proposed in the instructions and as build, couldn't work even if powered by a very strong engine. There's something wrong with it (handles).
By the way, I just realised that your icon is the original of this kit... 😉
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Congratulations to, both the proud father and proud daughter. 👍
I've two boys, that I've tried to initiate to the hobby with almost no results. the older one built the opel blitz with me, the younger, only like, pc gaming 🙁
I know the feeling! I tried to interest her brother (now 20) to kit building, but to no avail: football (don't ever call it soccer!😉 ) and pc gaming all the way.
But concerning my daughter, it's even better: she came up with the idea! She wanted to share a hobby with me...
March 20, 2021
I really was jonesing for some work on a kit...
So I build this one: educational (it actually simulates how this early locomotive worked), no glue, no paint.
Got my fix...
I only hope to get my workbench back soon! 🙁
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