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#4636281 - 09/27/23 09:20 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The basic decal and fuselage painting are done.
I used ‘Aviattic’ Bleached Clear Doped Linen (ATT32044) for the undersides.
The Off White Linen (ATT32241) for top surfaces and the rest PC10 Medium Linen (ATT32090).
All applied on a gloss white base coat.
The painted forward fuselage and panels were airbrushed with 'Hataka' lacquer paint and mixed to match the PC10 decal colour.
'Hataka’ black top paint Vert Fonce (C124) with Medium Green (CO19) to a ration of 50/50 and thinned with approximately 35% ‘Mr. Colour’ self levelling thinner 400.
The white serial number was created using cut masks from de-tacked 'Tamiya' masking sheet.

Still a bit more to do for weathering and detail painting before construction continues,

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#4636291 - 09/27/23 11:37 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Nice! I'll have to admit I only glanced at the box and thought it was dark grey, but that green looks great! I feel like if the panel stitching wasn't molded into the plastic, you would find a way to actually stitch the canvas pieces together! salute


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#4636554 - 10/03/23 08:26 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Just the basic figures assembled for the model.

‘Kellerkind’ RFC mechanic middle East (54/107),
‘Copper State Models’ Aussie Digger (F32-052),
‘Master Box’ Camel and rider from box set (MB3564).

I used a 'Pyrogravure' (essentially a very small soldering iron) to heat and form the fur on the camels and texture for the saddle blankets and tassels.

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#4636665 - 10/05/23 04:12 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Here's the basic fuselage.
The linen effect decals were airbrushed with a tint of 'Alclad' Light Sheen (ALC311) with a few drops of 'Tamiya' Desert Yellow (XF59).
Additional weathering was applied using 'Flory Models' Sand and Dark Dirt clay wash.
Also 'AK Interactive' Kerosene (AK2039) and Oil (AK2019) washes around filler caps etc.
The engine upper access panels are temporarily located for the photographs,

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#4636674 - 10/05/23 11:35 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Very nice! But I'm afraid...I do have to ask...that...that isn't a Sopwith camel, is it? duck


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#4636684 - 10/06/23 09:26 AM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Originally Posted by Rick_Rawlings
Very nice! But I'm afraid...I do have to ask...that...that isn't a Sopwith camel, is it? duck


Hi Rick,
The header to this post details the history of this particular aircraft.
It's a Bristol F.2b 'Biff' or 'Brisfit' as it was known,

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#4636690 - 10/06/23 02:52 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Here's the basic fuselage, wings etc weathered.
I wanted to keep the weathering subtle, given this aircraft was operating in Palestine, not the Western Front.
The linen effect decals were airbrushed with a tint of 'Alclad' Light Sheen (ALC311) with a few drops of 'Tamiya' Desert Yellow (XF59).
I've used 'AK Interactive' weather pencils Sand (10009) and Smoke (10003) to very lightly highlight around the fuselage stitching and along rib tapes.

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#4636708 - 10/06/23 11:52 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Originally Posted by Sandbagger
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Very nice! But I'm afraid...I do have to ask...that...that isn't a Sopwith camel, is it? duck


Hi Rick,
The header to this post details the history of this particular aircraft.
It's a Bristol F.2b 'Biff' or 'Brisfit' as it was known,

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#4636710 - 10/07/23 12:06 AM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Originally Posted by Rick_Rawlings
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Very nice! But I'm afraid...I do have to ask...that...that isn't a Sopwith camel, is it? duck


Hi Rick,
The header to this post details the history of this particular aircraft.
It's a Bristol F.2b 'Biff' or 'Brisfit' as it was known,

Mike

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Waaaahhhh - missed the link biggrin

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#4636732 - 10/07/23 08:34 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The propeller and observers Lewis machine guns.
The 'Proper Plane' propeller has 'Tamiya' Buff (XF55) linen wrapping at the blade tips.
'Tamiya' Weather Master Set A (Sand) was sponged lightly along the curved leading edges of the blades (to represent sand erosion).
The lift cords for the twin Lewis machine gun mount were made from silk thread,

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#4636874 - 10/10/23 07:04 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
A couple of additions to the model.

The filler on the top of the fuselage, forward from the pilots cockpit, had a copper pipe fitted in the neck of the filler.
That pipe was routed towards and down through the fuselage and into the cockpit.
Holes of 0.4 mm diameter were drilled into the filler neck and through the fuselage.
Annealed copper wire of 0.28 mm diameter was bent to shape and secured in the holes with thin CA adhesive.

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The radiator shutters were controlled by the pilot, using a lever inside the cockpit, routed through the side of the fuselage to a bell-crank.
This was connected to the operating bell-crank located on the right side of the radiator cowl.
The two levers were connected by two crossed cables.

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#4636899 - 10/11/23 02:59 AM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Amazing!


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#4636904 - 10/11/23 04:32 AM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Mike

I noticed in the photo that the copper pipe enters the fuselage forward of the three rivets strip, but in your model it enters aft of the three rivets strip. Was this intentional?


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#4636908 - 10/11/23 09:54 AM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted by Robert_Wiggins
Hi Mike

I noticed in the photo that the copper pipe enters the fuselage forward of the three rivets strip, but in your model it enters aft of the three rivets strip. Was this intentional?


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Hi Rob,
Yes it was as the instrument panel bulkhead is directly under the correct point.
I wanted to avoid snagging the drill and breaking it in the fuselage.
Well spotted though thumbsup

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#4636927 - 10/11/23 03:49 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Oh, I just considered it a "Field Mod"! The boys are always finding improvements 😁


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#4637030 - 10/14/23 04:35 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
I've rigged the following flight controls cables and bracing wires:
Twin rudder cables, twin elevator control cables, single tail plane adjuster cables, upper fin bracing wires and tail plane bracing wires.
Materials used were:
‘GasPatch’ Elite Accessories metal turnbuckles Type C (1:48th scale).
'‘Stroft GTM’ Mono-Filament 0.08 mm diameter line.
'MFH’ 0.4 mm diameter Clear tube (P-957).

Now it's onto more construction work,

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Mike, I have a question. You may have answered this before but I can't remember. How do you set the tension on the cable monofilament? Do you use some heat?

The model is looking great!

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#4637053 - 10/14/23 06:33 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Hi Rob,
If required, I use the heat from a small electric soldering iron.
Move the heat along and close to the line, keeping it moving all the time.
Of course not touching the line or the model!!

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#4637121 - 10/16/23 01:28 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Bristol F.2b [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
I've rigged the crossed bracing wires for the landing gear and between the wing and fuselage.
Materials used were:
‘Steelon ’ mono-filament of 0.12 mm diameter line.
'Model Factory Hiro’ 0.4 mm diameter Clear tube (P-957).

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Hi all,
I've added the fuel tank pressure pipe from the 'Rotherham' wind driven pump.
The pipe is 0.275 mm diameter Copper wire (annealed),

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