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kkarlsen

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  1. Some shots of the interiors, before closing them up... A lot of work about to disappeare...
  2. Assembly of the fuselages and tails... Top wings masked for some shading... Bottom wings ditto...
  3. Thanks Jeroen, this time I do plan to put wings on the three planes... So, I decided to scratch some early british Sutton Harness seatbelts, I do not know if it's correct but maybe they would have been in use late 1918? Using tape, sheet styrene and lead wire for the seatbelts... Also reworked the control colums...
  4. Very nice weathering, I like it! Cheers Kent
  5. So after finishing the Mosquito project, it's time to get back on the S.e.5a project... For some time I have been practicing doing WWI instrument panels using different techniques and with various results. Still a lot to learn. Now i think I will move on, bringing these 'oldtimers' together. Added new frames and wires into the fuselages... It's good practice, having to do many at a time... The wings are primed and ready for assembly... (Replaced the kit fuellines with brass wire) Instrument panels... Experiment using real wood for the panel + Eduard instruments, a scratch build magneto, copper wire, brass tube and a scratch build Creagh-Osborne compass.
  6. Last pieces for the diorama are done, the PR & FPU camera's are ready to be loaded onto the Beford Lorry...
  7. Early stages of the diorama base... Hard to see, but here are some snow details:
  8. Still working on parts for the diorama, crew & pilots are slowly getting there... A RAAF cameraman/officer, five RAF pilots, three ground crews and a dog... Together with the RAF Accu Trolley, I want to have a RAF vehicle for the diorama. So I have been working on my third aviation related 1/32 vehicle, this time I went for a Bedford MWD... Working with the Airfix 1/48 as a guide (1,5 x 1/48 = 1/32). It's almost done and everything is now coming together...
  9. Thank you! (The styrene is bend with fingers and tongs) Photos of the finished Mosquito FPU build... Here's a shot with a little winter atmosphere... DZ414 was handpicked out at Hatfield Aerodrome (The De Havilland Factory) on 22. December 1942 by Flt Lt C.E.S. Patterson for service with the FPU ( RAF Film Production Unit). He subsequently flew DZ414 for 20.000 of its 24.000 miles, including its debut operation to L’Orient on 14. February 1943 in the wake of the 466-bomber raid staged the night before, the night bombing attack on Berlin on 20/21 April 1943 (performed to coincide with Hitler’s birthday), when DZ414 was badly damaged by flak, the raids on Turin and Nürnburg, and on the long-range operation to Jena on 27. May. The second ‘B’ on the nose is for the Berlin operation on 13/14 May 1943. Whilst part of the 2nd TAF, DZ414 took part in many notable operations, including 14 anti-Diver sorties (V-1 Flying Bombs) flown by Flt Lt Vic Hester of No 613 Sqn. along with cameraman, Flg Off Oakley, between 19-25. June 1944. The aircraft also participated in the Amiens prison raid on 18 February 1944, its pilot Flt Lt Tony Wickham, making three passes over the burning prison so as to allow Plt Off Leigh Howard to film the flight of 255 of the 700 prisoners released through the breached walls. On 31. of October DZ414 participated in the attack on the Gestapo headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark, filming the attack on the buildings of Aarhus University. Finally, on 21. March 1945 DZ414 was flown by Fit Lt K L Greenwood of No 487 Sqn. RNZAF, as part of the force sent on the Shellhouse raid, Flg Off E Moore of the FPU filming the first wave attack on the building. Despite its wartime contribution, this veteran machine was SoC in October 1946 and unceremoniously scrapped.
  10. Thanks Cees! Since so many of the frames only are visible on the inside with the perspex on the outside, it's almost the only way to do it. I don't know if you have ever tried building a wooden boat? The technique is similar to that. I started by fitting the three main frames, perpendicular to the fuselage, by bending thin styrene rod until they fitted the inside shape of the canopy. Holes were then drilled in the fuselage to fix them, giving me the opportunity to correct the shape to the canopy. Then I fitted/bended the longitudinal profiles to the fixed frames, one by one, every time trying if it fitted the canopy... The finished canopy framing...