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#4445975 - 10/29/18 11:48 AM OT - Barkers B6313 *****  
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Hi all,
I thought you might like to the progress of my 16th 1:32 scale build - The Sopwith F1 ‘Camel’.
This model represents the Sopwith F1 ‘Camel’, Serial No.B6313 (later modified version), as flown by Major William G Barker, CO of No.139 Squadron, RAF, based at Villaverla, Italy during August 1918.

Thus far I've completed the engine and cockpit, plus other modifications to model parts.

The cockpit, as always, took the longest to complete due to the many modifications etc.

Resin replacement Wicker Seat and cushion.
Fabric replacement seat belts.
Copper micro-tubes for fuel supply to engine, main and auxiliary fuel tanks, fuel contents indicator and fuel tank pressurization.
Brass micro-tubes for a pipe 4-way union, pipe connectors and fuel filter.
Lead wire for gun trigger cables and engine ‘blip’ switch.
Rigging wires with turnbuckles for cockpit side frame, under shield and floor bracing.
Flight control cables with turnbuckles for Ailerons, rudder, elevator and tail skid.
Micro-tube for throttle control linkage.

Mike

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#4445983 - 10/29/18 12:37 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Fan-friggin-tastic! You are quite the craftsman Sandbagger and I look forward to seeing the completed project.

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#4446021 - 10/29/18 03:37 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Thanks Lou.
I hope Rob Wiggins will like it as well, as this build will be going to him once completed,

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#4446035 - 10/29/18 05:00 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Lucky, lucky Robert! So aaaaah, how does one get on the list? biggrin

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#4446037 - 10/29/18 05:21 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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He Heh - there is no list Lou.
Rob asked me some time ago after seeing some of my models, of which I've still got 50 in my stash to build (I should live that long),

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Well then Mike, perhaps there's a particular vintage WWI aviation book you've been wanting that could find its way to you, after which one of your stellar models could find its way to me. Just a thought. smile2

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That’s amazing Mike! I build aircraft models but I am not anywhere in your league! Beautiful! As Lou stated I can’t wait to see the finished product!
Cheers!

#4446122 - 10/30/18 01:33 AM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Simply extraordinary modeling. Your are quite the craftsman that is definitely museum quality work. I like Lou cannot wait to see the finished model. I just finished a book about Barker that was his favorite he flew it a long time. Great work
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#4446126 - 10/30/18 02:05 AM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Stunning work. Thank you for sharing.

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B6313 was completed by the Sopwith Aviation Co. Ltd of Kingston-on-Thames and delivered to the Aeroplane Acceptance Park at Kenley on 11 September 1917. On 24 September B6313 went to No.28 Sqn RFC based at Yatesbury. No.28 Sqn was getting ready to go to France and on 2 October a new 'C' Flight commander joined the squadron. William George Barker and B6313 were to be together for the next year. During the year of operational flying B6313 had amassed 404 hours, 10 minutes of flying time, of which Barker put in 379 hours 25 minutes. With an unprecedented 46 claims in one plane flown by the same pilot, B6313 has been called the single most-successful fighter aircraft in the history of the RAF.

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Ted, you are a veritable wellspring of such knowledge, thanks for sharing.

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SandBagger, that modelling work is amazing. As the others have said, I can't wait to see the finished project. thumbsup

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#4446199 - 10/30/18 05:39 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Thanks Shredder for your historical background. Being a Barker fan I was quite aware of it but others may not be.

Hi Lou, you are more than welcome to visit me if you are ever up this way and I will let you drool over the model...but not too closely biggrin

Being a former IPMS member and model builder (ATV )Primarily, I so much respect and admire Sandbaggers work that I just had to have this one for my WOFF desk. No expenses spared!

If I ever get back to the UK, Mike's museum is top of my list, and I will be sure to share a pint or two on my tab.

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Hi all,
The 'Lang' propeller is done as are the 'Vickers' guns,

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Mike, the detail you achieve is truly amazing!

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Mike, is that the "little red devil" I see on the vickers? WOW, such minute dhistorical details. Did you scratch build it and if not, who makes them?

I am really enjoying following along with the build.

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I'll bet you are enjoying it Robert. And speaking of devils, aren't you the lucky one! winkngrin

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That's true Lou.

Funny thing about acquisitions in one's life! The anticipation and emotional build up is more than half of the enjoyment in acquiring something one desires. The other half is in the appreciation of being able to enjoy it.

This Camel will sit on my WOFF desk and thoroughly appreciated by me every time I sit there. My only fear is that it may distract me from my WOFF DiD campaign flights and you well know the possible impact of that!

I plan to approach the Canadian War Museum who currently display Barker's medals and see if they would be interested in possessing this model upon my departure from my mortal coil (hopefully no time soon) .


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Most certainly no time soon Robert, we need you here! By the way, if the CWM doesn't wish to have the model in question, I know someone who would. He's a fine fellow, a stand-up guy really, and well-read on the subject of WWI aviation.

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Originally Posted by Robert_Wiggins
Mike, is that the "little red devil" I see on the vickers? WOW, such minute dhistorical details. Did you scratch build it and if not, who makes them?

I am really enjoying following along with the build.

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Hi Rob,
The Red Devil is a photo-etch option in this particular kit, as the kit has the option of the earlier colour scheme for B6313.
Handy as it saved me making it,

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Mike amazing that it was included in the kit. I have never seen a "Wings nut Wings" kit. What is your experience with them in regards to mold integrity, fit and finish? If there are any short comings, what might they be?

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You are #2 on the list Sir!


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@Sandbagger:

I've just started Hasegawa's 1:16 scale Camel (these old eyes and and clumsy hands don't do smaller scales so well any more), and I have to say that the work you're doing here in 1:32 is truly inspirational! Do you plan to cloth&dope the model or leave it bare?
In any event, 'eager to see more of your progress.
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Originally Posted by Robert_Wiggins
Mike amazing that it was included in the kit. I have never seen a "Wings nut Wings" kit. What is your experience with them in regards to mold integrity, fit and finish? If there are any short comings, what might they be?

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@Sandbagger:

I've just started Hasegawa's 1:16 scale Camel (these old eyes and and clumsy hands don't do smaller scales so well any more), and I have to say that the work you're doing here in 1:32 is truly inspirational! Do you plan to cloth&dope the model or leave it bare?
In any event, 'eager to see more of your progress.
cheers,
ym


Rob:
If you ask anyone who is into WW1 aircraft models they will doubtless say Wingnut Wings (WNW) are right at the top regards quality, accuracy and reference/instructions information.
They started out in 2009 since when they've released many models, all in 1:32 scale. In fact they will be releasing the WW2 Lancaster in the same scale in 2019 - a departure for them from WW1.
I've many models in my stash, from the likes of not only WNW, but Roden, HPH, Omega, Aviattic, Special Hobby, Hobby Craft, Academy and Planet, but none compare to WNW.
If they have a 'problem' it's only that the tolerances of the kit parts are so well engineered that care needs to be taken regards part joints. The slightest build up of primer, paint or sealing coats in any joint will cause the parts not to fully seat together.
The kits are not cheap but I guess you pay for what you get.

YM:
I've not built in 1:16 but I have seen some pretty spectacular models built.
As for this model, it'll be 'fully clothed', although I am planning to build a dual Fokker D.VII model with one complete and one 'skeleton' stripped and showing all of the structure, controls etc, with a figure of Anthony Fokker stood between them.
I'm also planning another dual display of a Fokker Eindecker alongside a modern day Luftwaffe Typhoon, with the two pilots looking at each others aircraft.
One day that is!!

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Thanks for that Mike. I suspected as much and your confirmation is appreciated.
Yorke idea for those two Dios sounds really good.


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Hi all,
It's been a few weeks since I posted for this build - been on vacation.
Anyway the two figures are completed now - Barker himself and his mechanic (who will be working on the engine cowl).
I'm currently cutting and applying the 'Aviattic' linen effect decals to the models (light PC12 and CDL) - a time consuming job as they are not cookie cut, so accurate paper templates need to be cut first then used to trace the outline onto the decals sheet.

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Great, now I feel really silly for being proud of my handiwork after crudely painting a chintzy barely-any-assembly-required plastic kit of the Memphis Belle.

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The linen effect decals for the PC12 are on now,

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#4454653 - 12/24/18 12:44 AM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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nope, not buying it. those clearly have to be pics of the real thing. No mere mortal can do that.

friggin' incredible.

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Hi all,
The linen effect decals for the CDL are on now.
The photo is in strong light and doesn't really show the slight applied pre-shading very well.
These and the PC12 decals are basic and will be weathered etc later in the build,

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Ah, things are progressing I see. Is that metal tape running the legth of the fuselage edges? Did the linen come pre coloured, the yellow base coat lioks good and I can see the pre colored shadind clearly.


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#4455039 - 12/27/18 06:35 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Shredward]  
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Originally Posted by Shredward
With an unprecedented 46 claims in one plane flown by the same pilot, B6313 has been called the single most-successful fighter aircraft in the history of the RAF.


That's an awesome piece of info - thanks so much for sharing! I've been doing a little bit of skinning for the Pre-Release Flying Circus Vol. 1, do you mind if I include the facts from your write-up in my post if I end up doing B6313?

Edit: By the way, a section of B6313's vertical Stabiliser (the section with the heart insignia on it) is on display in Hendon's RAF Museum. It's really cool, and worth checking out!

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Wulfe, that a great pic and thanks for sharing. Really cool to know if it.

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Hi Rob,
No it's not tape but a slight gap I left to allow me to weather along the edges without damaging or lifting the 'Aviattic' linen decals.
Even when sealed the decals can be easily damaged if handled too much, so I wear lint free gloves once the decals are on,

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#4455082 - 12/27/18 11:58 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Wulfe]  
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Originally Posted by Wulfe
Originally Posted by Shredward
With an unprecedented 46 claims in one plane flown by the same pilot, B6313 has been called the single most-successful fighter aircraft in the history of the RAF.


That's an awesome piece of info - thanks so much for sharing! I've been doing a little bit of skinning for the Pre-Release Flying Circus Vol. 1, do you mind if I include the facts from your write-up in my post if I end up doing B6313?

Edit: By the way, a section of B6313's vertical Stabiliser (the section with the heart insignia on it) is on display in Hendon's RAF Museum. It's really cool, and worth checking out!

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The direction of the arrow head is correct for the last version of B6313's scheme.
The earlier version had the arrow head pointing down and towards the bottom rear of the fin,

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#4455177 - 12/28/18 06:37 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Well, I've been following this for a while, it's always amazing to watch Sandbagger's unparalleled craftsmanship! Absolutely museum quality!

Someday, Mike, someday... and I only have about 6 kits in my stash!

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Hi all,
The model is progressing now.
The 'Aviattic' linen effect decals have had the kit decals added, plus decal black/white stripes.
After sealing it's all have a 'Flory' Dark Dirt wash and 'Tamiya' weathering master highlights.
The final weathering will be 'AK Interactive' oil/kerosene enamel for engine staining.
Then it's on to pre-rigging and assembly,

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Beautiful and Amazing work Mike.


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Yep, it’s another masterpiece! Very impressive


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I. Have to ask what technique you used to apply the weathering in the first photo. I can readily see the brush trokes but also I see what looks like splatter patterns.

Very interesting!


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Hi Rob,
Here's an extract from the PDF build log for the model:

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'Flory Models' clay washes: These washes come in various shades and consist of a suspended and very fine clay pigment. They are brushed over the surface to be weathered and dry in around 30 minutes. When dry, use either a piece of good, absorbent kitchen roll or a brush used for oil paint (as the bristles are harder than normal painting brushes) to remove as much of the clay wash as you need to achieve the desired effect. Once dampened, the dried clay is re-activated and the clay wash can be removed or worked as required.
First I seal the surface with airbrushed ‘Alclad’ Klear Light Sheen (ALC-311), which dries quickly.
NOTE:A gloss coat tends to stop the clay wash ‘gripping’ the surface when it is applied and it can run off or just puddle. A matte coat can cause the clay wash to ‘grip’ too much, making it difficult to remove or even to wash it off completely.

To apply the clay wash is just a matter of brushing all over the surface to be weathered. It doesn’t matter really how much is applied as it can be left on for any period, as it is easily removed without any effect on the surface underneath. The washes I tend to use are the ‘Flory Models’ Clay Wash ’Grime’ and ’Dark Dirt’.

I use a fairly stiff oil brush to brush off the clay wash, but for smearing effects, an only very slightly damp brush or absorbent paper can be used, but even then I dab them onto a dry piece of the paper. That’s how ‘damp’ it needs to be. Any wetter and you’ll find that you are removing too much of the clay wash. If that happens you would have to re-apply the wash and start again.
That said, if you not happy with the final effect, you can easily remove the clay wash by brushing with a wet brush or even airbrush water over the surface. Dry off the surfaces washed and then re-apply the clay wash and try again until you are satisfied.
The technique is to brush over the surface to re-activate the clay wash and at the same time, to smear it over areas that had no clay wash. It’ll dry more or less straight away.
Then I’ll very lightly stiff brush and/or use a piece of damp absorbent paper or brush to remove as much as I want until I get the desired effect. If I remove too much I just reapply clay wash to that area and repeat the removal procedure.
Once finished, just run the brush under a tap to rinse out any residual clay pigments.
Finally I seal the surface with airbrushed ‘Alclad’ Clear Light Sheen (ALC-311), or other surface sealer, which will seal in the applied clay wash.
NOTE: Flory washes can be mixed to create other colour blends.

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#4457058 - 01/12/19 09:21 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Originally Posted by Sandbagger
Hi Rob,
Here's an extract from the PDF build log for the model:

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'Flory Models' clay washes: These washes come in various shades and consist of a suspended and very fine clay pigment. They are brushed over the surface to be weathered and dry in around 30 minutes. When dry, use either a piece of good, absorbent kitchen roll or a brush used for oil paint (as the bristles are harder than normal painting brushes) to remove as much of the clay wash as you need to achieve the desired effect. Once dampened, the dried clay is re-activated and the clay wash can be removed or worked as required.
First I seal the surface with airbrushed ‘Alclad’ Klear Light Sheen (ALC-311), which dries quickly.
NOTE:A gloss coat tends to stop the clay wash ‘gripping’ the surface when it is applied and it can run off or just puddle. A matte coat can cause the clay wash to ‘grip’ too much, making it difficult to remove or even to wash it off completely.

To apply the clay wash is just a matter of brushing all over the surface to be weathered. It doesn’t matter really how much is applied as it can be left on for any period, as it is easily removed without any effect on the surface underneath. The washes I tend to use are the ‘Flory Models’ Clay Wash ’Grime’ and ’Dark Dirt’.

I use a fairly stiff oil brush to brush off the clay wash, but for smearing effects, an only very slightly damp brush or absorbent paper can be used, but even then I dab them onto a dry piece of the paper. That’s how ‘damp’ it needs to be. Any wetter and you’ll find that you are removing too much of the clay wash. If that happens you would have to re-apply the wash and start again.
That said, if you not happy with the final effect, you can easily remove the clay wash by brushing with a wet brush or even airbrush water over the surface. Dry off the surfaces washed and then re-apply the clay wash and try again until you are satisfied.
The technique is to brush over the surface to re-activate the clay wash and at the same time, to smear it over areas that had no clay wash. It’ll dry more or less straight away.
Then I’ll very lightly stiff brush and/or use a piece of damp absorbent paper or brush to remove as much as I want until I get the desired effect. If I remove too much I just reapply clay wash to that area and repeat the removal procedure.
Once finished, just run the brush under a tap to rinse out any residual clay pigments.
Finally I seal the surface with airbrushed ‘Alclad’ Clear Light Sheen (ALC-311), or other surface sealer, which will seal in the applied clay wash.
NOTE: Flory washes can be mixed to create other colour blends.

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Mike that is interesting and quite complex. What I noticed and didn't see and explanation for is that in the first pic you can see what appears to be round blotches which resemble the after appearance of drops which have fully dried and left an outer rim of dark pigment. Almost looks like you had flicked the end of the brush with a finger tip to deposit splashes. Can you explain how that was achieved?


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#4457062 - 01/12/19 09:38 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Rob,
Nothing so subtle or intentional.
I just loaded the brush and spread the wash all over the model.
What you see as 'pools' of dried wash are literally just that.
The technique is very simple and no matter how much wash is dried on the model, a damp brush or tissue will lift it straight of,

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Hi all,
Just a few more showing weathering.
For those who are wondering what the four black things under the fuselage are and the 'ears' sticking out of the engine carburetor intake:
This aircraft was photographed with under fuselage attachment brackets for a 'Cooper' bomb rack' However no photographs I could find show the actual rack as being fitted. 
Sopwith Camels serving in the Italian theater had a field service mod carried out to fit 'funnels' to the carburetor air intake tubes, to increase airflow to the engine as they operated at higher altitudes than on the Western Front.
Barker's B6313 had both fitted,

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Mike;

That's quite astute of you to pick up on the cooper bomb racks and in particular the carburetor funnels. I'm really impressed. That was some fine research indeed. You now have me going back to my Barker source book "William Barker VC by Wayne Ralph" for reference. Have you by chance seen or read this book?


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Amazing detail Sandbagger. This is defiantly a show winner!

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Thanks guys.

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Hi all,
The undercarriage is now braced.
Although you can't see it very well in the shot, there is a turnbuckle bracing line routed across the front of the axle fairing.
The end fittings are 0.4 mm nickel-silver tube with 0.5 mm aluminium nuts.
All that's left is to create the 'bungee' suspension and the undercarriage is done.
Then it's on to rigging the aircraft.

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#4457187 - 01/13/19 09:45 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Sandbagged, the detailing is insane! How big is the wrench for those 0.5 mm aluminum nuts?


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Fullofit;

Actually, I think this one is flyable! In fact I wouldn't be surprised if it is actually the real thing shrunk down by some futuristic miniturization converter machine!!


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#4457213 - 01/14/19 01:26 AM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Robert, that probably would be the easiest way to go about building scale models. Even blind people like me would be able to do it then. Forget about weathering washes. Just don’t wash it.


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#4457233 - 01/14/19 06:44 AM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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That remembers me the shrunken heads of amazon headhunters. Maybe similar procedure?

#4457247 - 01/14/19 01:17 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Truly fantastic work Sandbagger, the detail is amazing. I do hope you're close to finishing it up as I imagine Robert is getting itchy for it. Also, you should take a little break after this one before you start on mine, because I can wait. winkngrin

As to the idea that our resident artisan here has some futuristic process that is allowing him to shrink down the real thing, well, there are a couple of problems with that. First, he would need to have a beautiful, full-sized example at his disposal to shrink down. Second, while you cannot reduce the size of the atoms themselves, you could theoretically reduce the space between said atoms in any given object, thus reducing its overall size. However, this would result in --- class --- anyone, anyone --- class --- a miniaturized object with the same mass as its full-sized counterpart. You would need a desk to display it on capable of supporting half a ton. And pray to God it does not roll off that desk and land on the cat, unless of course you don't care for the cat in which case not a problem - except for the cat.

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#4457248 - 01/14/19 01:28 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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rofl Ah Lou, I can always count on you to present a highly creative logical solution accompanied with an equal portion of humour! You have again, provided my "Morning Smile"! Thank you Sir

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#4457252 - 01/14/19 02:08 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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I beg to differ. Just look at the example Tripple-J provided with the shrunken heads. The size was reduced and the weight has not increased. They simply boiled away the unnecessary stuff. So, Sandbagger, stop boiling perfectly good airplanes!


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#4457446 - 01/15/19 08:16 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The wing struts and the cabane struts have been pre-rigged and left 'slack'.
They'll be finally tightened and secured once the upper wing is fitted.
As with the undercarriage bracing, the end fittings are 0.4 mm nickel-silver tube with 0.5 mm aluminium nuts, although it's difficult to make them out in the shots..
Now it's on to pre-rigging the wing and flight controls!!

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#4457473 - 01/15/19 11:32 PM Re: OT - Barkers B6313 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Ah, Mike, I see the 36 victory stripes on the strut!! Amazing and so well done. Is it a decal or are your hands that steady with a brush, mate!!


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I wish my hands were that steady Rob, but no, they are decals,

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