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#4557656 - 02/25/21 12:31 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Apart from the cross bracing wires, the landing gear is complete.
The lozenge wheel covers were cut out using a 'Thinnerline' circle cutter.
I'm now working on pre-rigging, the first of which are the aileron control lines.
These are 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament and 0.4 mm diameter tubes, chemically blackened.
Turnbuckles are the metal 1:48th scale from 'GasPatch'.
Holes of 0.2 mm diameter were drilled through the ends of the upper wing control levers (for the rigging lines).
These can't be finished until the upper wing has been fitted.
Now onto the rest of the pre-rigging,

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#4557788 - 02/26/21 12:12 AM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
All of the pre-rigging of lines is now done and ready to be attached to the various parts of the model before assembly starts.
The tricky areas were the rudder and elevator, which need to be rigged before assembly starts.
All turnbuckles still need their centre section painted,

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#4558215 - 03/01/21 05:05 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The actual aircraft model is more or less complete now.
However, I'm still waiting for the figures from 'Model Cellar' to arrive from the USA.
So for now this model completion is hold.
A few shots of the fitted 'ProperPlane' propeller and 'ReXx' exhaust.
Of all the rigging, the trickiest were the aileron control cables from their levers in the upper wing.

So, whilst waiting for the figures, I can start thinking of the next model to start?

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#4558221 - 03/01/21 05:30 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hard to believe we aren't looking at a restored Roland in a museum.
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#4558224 - 03/01/21 05:36 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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I wholeheartedly agree, Shredward!

The wood paneling (among many other things) looks fantastic!

#4558245 - 03/01/21 08:07 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Mike, That is another excellent model you have completed. Cudos! what is the material of the wheel covers made of? Is it Decal?

You stated, "So, whilst waiting for the figures, I can start thinking of the next model to start?"
How about creating some more shelving display cases! You must be getting rather strapped for space by now!

How about an updated pic of your current shop arrangement and display.

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#4558247 - 03/01/21 08:30 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Shredward]  
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Originally Posted by Shredward
Hard to believe we aren't looking at a restored Roland in a museum.
Cheers,
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Hey Ted,
Hope you and yours are keeping well and safe.
I know from our skinning days you have access to data of all sorts.
I wonder, do you have anything (data, profiles etc) on the Fokker D.II?

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#4558249 - 03/01/21 08:47 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Originally Posted by Robert_Wiggins
Mike, That is another excellent model you have completed. Cudos! what is the material of the wheel covers made of? Is it Decal?

You stated, "So, whilst waiting for the figures, I can start thinking of the next model to start?"
How about creating some more shelving display cases! You must be getting rather strapped for space by now!

How about an updated pic of your current shop arrangement and display.

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Hi Rob,
Yes I cut the wheel covers from spare 'Aviattic' decal paper.
No still have plenty of display shelving, although the 'stash' of unmade kits is taking up most of the spare display areas.

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#4558254 - 03/01/21 09:20 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Thanks for posting the pics. I can see you have some space to spare for awhile yet. Nice to see the setup again. Thanks


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#4558257 - 03/01/21 09:25 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Forget the stash. Look at all the tools!!! I can count at least 3 magnifying glasses. 23 pairs of tweezers. You probably have more sandpaper than toilet paper. Don’t mix them up!
And is that a Special Hobby kit of the Fokker D.II in question I see in the corner?


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#4558259 - 03/01/21 09:43 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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I want to go to there

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#4558260 - 03/01/21 09:48 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Modelling is it's own rabbit hole, I see.Superb work, Sandbagger. Thanks for letting us look over your shoulder as you bring these planes back to life.

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#4558273 - 03/01/21 11:12 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Heh he - solitude in the cave.
I'm only using one of the LED magnifier's - one is a bit small and the other, whilst it works OK, has a crack at the base of the lense (didn't want it falling off onto a model).
Yes eagle eye 'Fullofit' - it is indeed the Special Hobby Fokker D.II - the next model I'll be starting,

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#4558280 - 03/02/21 12:29 AM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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I want to go to there.

Originally Posted by Robert_Wiggins
Me too!!!!


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#4558289 - 03/02/21 03:48 AM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Wow! It almost seems like you are building them faster, yet more detailed each time. Have you built any of the Gotha bombers?

#4558301 - 03/02/21 12:31 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi 'Cody',
Not yet but I have three in my stash.
The 1:32nd scale Wingnut Wings Gotha G.1 (UWD) float plane, the Gotha G.IV land based bomber.
The wingspan of the G.1 (UWD) completed is over 25 inches (63cm) and G.IV comes in at nearly 30 inches (74cm).
I also have a 1:48th scale Gotha G.V.

If I ever get the room to display, I'll build them, along with the Felixstowe, AEG and other larger models,

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#4558306 - 03/02/21 01:37 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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I'm pulling for a room expansion. I'd love to see you work your magic on that Gotha float plane.

#4558374 - 03/02/21 09:23 PM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Wow, Mike that workshop! I don't let my wife see pictures of work spaces that clean and well-organized! Someday, maybe. It's an impressive array of tools to be sure. I hope to do some modeling when I retire - been picking at some (flying) model rockets here and there - grandkids love them - but there is just no time. I'm picky about details, but pickiness has to match abilities to get the kind of results you provide.

Just a question, do you airbrush with oil based, acrylic, or both? My beloved hates the smell of the rattle cans. It gets into the house even though the shop/storage room has no cold air return. If I could find a good line of acrylics to airbrush with, it'd also save me wearing a charcoal filter respirator.


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#4558411 - 03/03/21 09:51 AM Re: Roland D.VIa [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Yes I want to hit one one the larger model at some stage.
As for painting, I tend to stick to airbrushing acrylics, 'Tamiya' mainly.
I've used lacquers a few times, but tend to use a lot.
Lacquers are better as they dry quicker and are more hard wearing.
Acrylics are good but need thinning and for airbrushing, can tend to build up on the needle tip and nozzle, which can cause spitting of the paint.
Rattle cans are OK for larger spraying of single colours but not much use for finer areas as they can't be controlled.
Whatever you airbrush, you really should wear a respirator of the correct type and use an extraction system such as a booth to draw away the fumes.
Any substances entering the lungs, acrylics, lacquer whatever, is not good.

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