March 17, 2014 in Aviation
Hi All, Here is my little survivor its been to nearly all last seasons Model Shows and its had various bits glued back on at some point including the tail section a good few times one wing and the undercarriage hence the slightly wonky stance,
This was my first venture into WW1 aircraft in 1/72 the others i have done previously have been 1/48 and i dont think i Finished any of them so this little thing was quite a mile stone for me even though its smaller and quite a lot simpler to build than the the usual Biplanes, it’s difficulty was in its delicacy.
Painted to look like a well worn machine flow by Ernst Udet in 1916 its got a few patch repairs here and there, the funny swirls on the cowling were quite time consuming but worth it if you google the Eindecker images you can clearly see the swirls im not sure what they are if its something to do with the manufacturing process or if the pattern is purely decoration im hoping one of you guys may know the answer to that one .
The rigging is by Easy line and its great stuff very very stretchy and its great to use with Super-Glue its got great grab characteristics place a tiny blob of superglue on the end of the Easy line touch it where you want it and its done its instant full strength very tough stuff
and as usual it could have done with a bit of a dust off before i snapped the photos.
anyway guys i hope you like it,
Not many more now to present and then you wont hear from me for a while until iv finished my ongoing projects.
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