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#3518670 - 02/14/12 04:35 PM Rebuilding a Gladiator
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Hi Guys.

Just to show you how far I have to go to get a working RS model, out of Jan's original model.

This is how it started off.



After I debugged the model. The mirrored sides a not present, as at this stage it's not worth making R/H side copies.



From the above model, I can start to rebuild Jan's Gladiator, but I'm not sure how it will turn out texture wise yet, as I have to rebuild the wings in a different way to the originals.


Edited by Col. Gibbon (02/15/12 10:54 AM)

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#3518746 - 02/14/12 06:50 PM Re: Regulding a Gladiator [Re: Col. Gibbon]
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That's plainly a lot of work. I salute you for doing it.

And not only because I have a vested interest with Gladiators on both sides in Iraq.

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#3518998 - 02/15/12 06:48 AM Re: Regulding a Gladiator [Re: Col. Gibbon]
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Heaps of work, Col....
But Im sure the result will justify your efforts.Good success and thx for you thumbsup
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#3519181 - 02/15/12 12:03 PM Re: Regulding a Gladiator [Re: Col. Gibbon]
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First bit done the upper wing L/H.



The skin is thanks to a card model I found, and adapted. wink

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#3520510 - 02/17/12 07:12 AM Re: Regulding a Gladiator [Re: Col. Gibbon]
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Hi Guys.

I've rebuilt the centre section and hung the bits together to see how it looks. The tail needs remapping, but it's starting to look like a real restoration project. biggrin

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#3520535 - 02/17/12 08:21 AM Re: Regulding a Gladiator [Re: Col. Gibbon]
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The Habbaniya Fighter Flight thanks you!

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#3521386 - 02/18/12 03:45 AM Re: Regulding a Gladiator [Re: Col. Gibbon]
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New tail section:


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#3522609 - 02/20/12 04:07 AM Re: Regulding a Gladiator [Re: Col. Gibbon]
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Wings are nearly ready to mirror, to make the right side.

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#3524644 - 02/23/12 06:06 AM Re: Regulding a Gladiator [Re: Col. Gibbon]
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Still some mapping to finish off, but for now I'm going to get the motor section done, so the model will only need the gear adding.


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#3526142 - 02/25/12 05:33 PM Re: Regulding a Gladiator [Re: Col. Gibbon]
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Engine nearly finished, and now it's time to add the landing gear.


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