(Login canbj) HyperScale Forums from IP address 22.214.171.124
Heres my latest off the bench the 1:48 Roden DeHavilland DH-9, painted in the markings of A6-16 of the Royal Australian Air force, based at Point Cook, Victoria circa 1923 (this aircraft was one of the Imperial Gift aircraft presented by Britain to Australia after the First World War). The most prominent feature of the RAAF DH-9s is the modified chimney stack exhaust, which was used to keep exhaust fumes away from the crew. These aircraft were not routinely armed, and that is how I presented this aircraft.
A few additions were made to the kit namely the new exhaust pipe, some detail added to the engine, cockpit, and other bits and pieces scattered all over the aircraft. Build log is here:
This wasnt an easy build and required some care to make sure it all went together with a minimum of issues. Points to watch out for are the soft bendy plastic, sink marks, warped fuselage halves and the weak lower starboard wing joint (mine needed pinning). Rigging on these brit planes is also a bit of a nightmare (mine was rigged with aeroclub elastic tied to bobs buckles wire turnbuckles). I would recommend this kit for those with a couple of biplane builds (and a stiff drink) under their belt.
I'm not big on 'string-wings', but Brad, that is awesome!!!
My most sincere compliments Brad!
We stole the eagle from the Air Force, the anchor from the Navy, and the rope from the Army.
On the seventh day while God rested, we overran his perimeter, stole the globe, and we've been running the whole show ever since.
I mean, that is so good it's outrageous! I honestly thought that was another WNW build, could have knocked me down with a wet kipper when I read it was Roden 1/48, Stunning just STUNNING!
Tim - bobs buckles are very easy to use - you simply drill a hole with a #80 drill bit to take the end of the buckle, cut it to length, then glue the buckle into the hole and voilą, you have an anchor point for the rigging! As far as I know, you can only get the buckles direct from Bob himself over at bobsbuckles.co.uk ... as a guide, I used 106 buckles to rig the DH-9...!
To post an image of your models, you will first need to find somewhere to host your photos on the Internet. Your ISP will often give you a limited amount of free web storage, and other online photo storage is also available.
To post a link or an image, simply type in the URL (web address) of the destination page or image. The URL will appear as a link (for an HTML link) or an image (if you link direct to a .jpg file) when posted. You can use the Preview facility to see how your message looks before posting to Plastic Pix.
Please try to keep image sizes to 800 pixels wide or less, as larger sizes will be too big to fit on many computer screens. Also, file sizes should be kept to around 100kb or less, otherwise download may be very slow.
Please note a few points of etiquette. All contributions are welcome but please refrain from political or abusive comments. These posts will promptly be removed from the server and repeat offenders will have their registration cancelled.