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5. December 2018 at 19:53:50 Share
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Interesting. I've always wanted this kit. Nice to see the extra work and curious what else you plan to do here.
6. December 2018 at 08:16:21
6. December 2018 at 08:18:05
Seems to be important for Berhard that the plane is one Thing at least: Ugly!
It s like an accident on the Highway, you have to watch it! Hang in there, Bernhard!
6. December 2018 at 13:42:26
Wim van der Luijt
you designed a PE set for rigging wire?.......wow (just out of curiousity, how much does that cost?)
6. December 2018 at 14:37:20
6. December 2018 at 14:44:28
Hallo Bernhard, I'm curious and take a seat
6. December 2018 at 18:34:42
Wim, many years ago I designed with Thomas Gatermann a similar etched plate but meanwhile I'm slowly running out of stock.
Some months ago I created an artwork for the antenna for the Hayabusa space vehicle and I was very happy with the result that I got from AEHC (small company specializing in custom etching). The rigging plate (200mmx100mm) is similar in size to the Hayabusa antenna and I suppose that the cost will be similar too (aprox. 45-50€).
6. December 2018 at 20:27:45
Impressive (photo 3). What trickery is was done to get the metal parts into the somewhat translucent parts there for the floating device? Is that styrene or something else?
8. December 2018 at 12:26:54
Treehugger; they are cotton swabs (Qtipps) stretched over a candle (picture 11).
11. December 2018 at 20:05:02
After revising the artwork (200x150 mm matching the standard sheet size) I received today the etched plate and I'm veeeeeery happy with the result. Crisp and absolutely flawless quality!
21. December 2018 at 12:38:13
Bernhard und die Wasserflugzeuge
Es bleibt interessant. Frohe Weihnacht.
21. December 2018 at 17:20:01
impressive work - I'll join as I have this on my list as well
23. December 2018 at 18:37:24
23. December 2018 at 20:49:29
28. December 2018 at 15:48:18
28. December 2018 at 21:31:11
All these precious small details in the cockpit, actuators and rigging look as if they were functional. Masterly Bernhard !
31. December 2018 at 16:47:41
First I wish all Mates all the best in the new year! Thx for watching and kind commenting my projects
During the last days I had a bit of time and continued my actually project. I discovered some mistakes in the kit
For example the position of the rear short struts is wrong. They have to be fixed approximately 5 mm more forward.
Between the first and second fuselage panel should be a gap when you look from the rear. In the kit both panels are flush to each other.
At last the edges of the oil cooler inlet are not sharp but funnel shaped. The grid is mounted not outside but inside. Unfortunately I saw that too late...
3. January at 09:46:49
Engine is completed. Exhaust stacks and intake pipes: rarely I have had to do the same task as often....
5. January at 15:12:04
Bernhard, that is an amazing work on the Engine. Especially the weathering effects on the exhaust pipes.
Als well the other parts of the Duck too.
6. January at 09:52:36
What aftermarket kit is that engine? It looks like resin because of the color. The painted engine looks really nice.
6. January at 09:56:55
Bernhard, again a great project! Love all the details, especially the trim control and the engine
6. January at 10:00:59
Really great project Bernhard ! amazing detailing. Are photoetched riggings aftermarket ones or personnal works ?
8. January at 21:28:55
More fine work as usual... always a pleasure to watch...
9. January at 07:43:06
potez452: So far I know there is nothing comparable at the market. Because of that I designed the sheet myself. I think there are enough rigging for on dozen biplanes or so
9. January at 08:30:59
Next to last task before painting is completed: landing gear. Next step is the greenhouse canopy. Last week I vacu formed over the kit part new parts too leave the cockpit open. Unfortunately the kit provides only one clear piece for all 5 separate parts. It's impossible to divide it up.
13. January at 13:53:04
Your scratch build gear with evergreen is fantastic
I hope it can support the model.
13. January at 14:22:07
looking good... no reinforcement strip around the wheel well? shame on you
(Just kidding by the way )
14. January at 08:09:07
Cockpithaube á la Toaster ? Wenn das Brot erst mal ein paar Tage alt ist, hilft der Toaster auch....
Nive job on the „flight ration" ! Bon appetite !
14. January at 17:44:59
Aha. I guess it was fortunate that the kit part for the canopy glass was one piece, which I guess made it easier to make a vacuum shape from it.
14. January at 17:56:20
Yesterday I finished the last task before painting and so I visited today the excellent picture gallery on Seawings. I wonted to look for details for painting. Again I discovered a lot of mistakes. I don't won't to be picky but there were not small. I almost lost heart to finish the duck. My first idea was smash my kit, boxed it and send it back to Merit. It is scandalous that an American company which has half a dozen Ducks around the corner is unable to produce a decent kit. By the way: the fabric surfaces do not remotely look like the original as well. Even Lindberg did a better fabric-job more than 40 years ago.
I think I'm going to leave this junk and tomorrow I'm going to start Tamiya Wildcat.....
15. January at 20:09:24
Oops accidently deleted my post..... Really cancelled ? After all that brillant detailwork ? That would be a real shame ! Maybe consider it a „ What if I would'nt have noticed"
15. January at 20:18:24
Ouch. I haven't researched this particular subject since I made a 3D model of the Grumman Duck on a computer a long time ago, so I don't know how accurate the Merit kit is. I did find it odd that the side windows by the wing root seemed to look like being flat, when I think it should be more like a box. That was the only thing that stopped me from buying the kit, for quite a while now.
15. January at 20:43:32
that's sad to hear - especially after all the work you put into her but I see your points and agree with the mentioned defects.
15. January at 21:16:52
Pity. Really pity, after all the effort you spent. I hope you can at least save the engines fro another project.
15. January at 21:51:56
Wim van der Luijt
such a shame after all the fine craftsmanship you displayed here.....hope the next one will be better
16. January at 07:22:27
too bad about that decision, but to me, and with your skills it seems manageable... may not a true replica in the sence of a scaled down original, but it looks like the changes needed are doable, maybe after a good nights sleep and when you are over this disappointment...
16. January at 08:24:45
If you finish this duck youre a ducktor
17. January at 16:38:12
Thank you for the specDUCKular support. Now I have to finish the bird.
17. January at 17:37:37
Ich bin beeinD(r)UCK(t) ! Evergreenrohr ? Excellent solution for this kitbug !
17. January at 18:22:47
There is nearly nothing on this planet, which cannot be corrected with Evergreen by Bernhard
17. January at 18:28:48
. Hanno: i used 1,2 mm thick plate and "carved" the triangle. The rest is 0,25 mm sheet and Tamiyas CA.
17. January at 18:39:17
Bernhard - the Lord of plastic, it is amazing, how you have added and created the missing maintenance stap
17. January at 21:03:29
Picture 48: I would like to hear you opinion. Are the prop tips painted yellow (1) or red/yellow/blue (2)? I tend to paint them (2).
21. January at 13:57:42
That picture shows clearly (2): [img1]
21. January at 15:10:35
You need to respect the curves - of the duck!
21. January at 16:01:02
Bart Goesaert clubhyper.com/reference/showandtell6db_1.htm
Maybe the caracal decal sheet they will release sooner or later can shed some light, so maybe you can ask what they have concluded so far.
Main question, are the pictures with red/yellow/blue prop-tips early versions, wartime or before...
21. January at 16:09:33
Bernhard, if I look at your picture 48, then I see in the upper arc (wing and above) a shadow outside of the bright color, so I would assume also a multicolor wing tip.
21. January at 16:19:38
bughunter and Bart: thx for our feedback. During the transition time between the grey to grey/blue gray scheme both of prop top colours were used. I agree bughunter: outside of the bright arc I see a second arc, a bit darker and probably red.
21. January at 17:44:12
Bernhard, maybe this will help [img1]
I use this website for black and white photos, sometimes it works great, sometimes not but it was a big help in the past more than once. It looks like white and red to me.
21. January at 17:56:21
Beeindruckende Details, danke für den schönen Bericht.
24. January at 20:13:52
You always seem to amaze me with what you are capable of Bernhard.
24. January at 20:28:03
Thank you Mates for propeller-support. I painted the tips in three colors.
Yesterday I applied the decals (roundels). Because the Duck is my first kit by Merit and I have no experience with his decals I played it save and used Aeromaster. Also with the letters Merit did not do a good job: see the original in comparison with decal. It looks like I will do the letters myself.
2. February at 08:34:41
Can't you use the letters, but cut the words up to place them closer, or are these too small overall?
2. February at 11:49:52
Bart: unfortunately the letters have the wrong shape and the distance between the letters is too small. All in all I think that new decals are the best and simplest way. I spent about one hour to create them.
2. February at 14:43:42
Moveable canopy parts: the effort (more than 1 hour masking) was worth. I'm very happy with the result (picture 69 and 70
6. February at 06:48:33
I was wondering if you had stopped completely or not, I had to come take a look today.
Btw, as you can see on your model (image 58 ), on each side, or perhaps only on the port side, there are panel lines for an in-step thingy, one for the front and the back seat respectively, which iirc springs inwards once you put the tip of your foot inside, so I guess this is supposed to look closed on the molded model surface. An interesting detail if one had a rag-doll like figure with bendable arms/legs which was posed to look like it was climbing into the canopy.
6. February at 13:30:16
Nice work, spacing of the letters looks better. Not sure about the letter C though.
8. February at 14:17:01
Again a impressive clean build. Not the smallest mishap visible
9. February at 20:33:04
Wonderfull Bird you are building. stunning craftmanship and attention and excecution to/off details. Isn't the tube a visior/telescope for reconnaissance? Fighters used this to identity planes in the distance... Maybe the same, but for identifying reasons.
10. February at 08:14:51
Another masterpiece ... Well done !
10. February at 08:56:11
My guess is too a telescopic sight, was already used in WWI, search for "Aldis sight". But, it looks like, that your sight needs to go more to on side, otherwise it will be blocked by the air scoop on top of the engine?
10. February at 10:13:50
Mensch Bernhard, um ein Haar könnte man meinen, dass das Modell in 1:32 wäre! Toll gemacht, wie immer.
10. February at 13:39:43
The canopy glass looks really good I think.
10. February at 13:50:44
Thx for supporting me on the last 111 yards. If you can remember one of the mistakes: the rear fuselage struts were too near the cockpit. I have corrected it and pleased too early... then the connection point on the upper wing is wrong also (arghhhhh!).
10. February at 14:26:47
So the bug list is still growing longer ? Looking excellent so far though !
10. February at 19:29:59
Almost perfect and a real source of inspiration
10. February at 20:53:50
I'm very glad that you like duck (meanwhile it's more a „hässliches Entlein" by Hans Christian Andersen)
11. February at 11:34:51
Thx! Wiring is now in place. It was very easy to apply (my own) etched flat wiring. Just finished the spread bars.
13. February at 19:33:15
Model_Mania: your idea honored me. Thx. Indeed I would like to wish that a company release such a etched plate. Obviously to little demand...
16. February at 12:02:52
Today morning I finished the Duck and as usual immediately photographed the bird.
16. February at 12:04:28
Geiles Teil Bernhard! Hat wie immer Spaß gemacht, zu zuschauen. Ich hoffe Du hattest genauso viel Spaß bei der Sache.
16. February at 12:16:20
That Duck came out great! I think seeing this one being built may have influenced me to buy that Seamew at the show last weekend.
16. February at 13:44:01
Fertig ! I'm glad that you saved the duck, beautiful result Bernhard !
16. February at 14:01:42
Looking very nice. A great display piece.
16. February at 14:51:14
Not sure how the heck this sneaked past me. What a build and what a recovery! Just awesome. I wonder how the ciabatta turned out...
Question: assuming you printed your own decals, what type of printer and decal paper do you use? I always have an issue of the ink shrinking once dry, leaving spiderweb- like cracks. Thanks, and again, masterly build
16. February at 16:02:51
Awesome as usual with Sir Schrock
16. February at 16:23:34
What a great result
I like the light green algal plague!
16. February at 16:29:51
Glad you finished this one... Awesome result too...
16. February at 16:34:48
Very clean and detailed build. A work of art.
16. February at 17:27:34
Another Masterpiece from you. If you had not finished this kit you had felt like an duckel
16. February at 18:05:45
Another crown jewel in Your collection, Bernhard! Always a pleasure following Your projects
17. February at 10:48:31
Alec K: sorry, I've forgotten to replay your question. I used a standard decal paper probably Xpert choice Decals an printed them with a Minolta office Printer / copying machine.
18. February at 04:55:54
Than you Bernhard for the info
18. February at 05:11:04
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There is nothing not to love about this. Stunning, Bernhard!
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