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  1. sandbagger

    1:32 scale SPAD XIII C.1 of Frank Luke Jnr

    Thanks guys - it took a lot of modifying and corrections to the old Hobby Craft kit, but I think it looked OK in the end.
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    1:32 scale SPAD XIII C.1 of Frank Luke Jnr

    Hi all, I forgot to bookmark the various parts of the PDF build log on my site. I've replaced the build log now with a fully booked copy. You can select the required bookmark now in a PDF reader, such as Adobe DC, Mike
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    Lublin R-XIIID 1/32 Lukgraph

    Impressive model and very well made and painted. I have thought of building 'Lukgraph' and 'Silver Wings' models, but they are mainly inter-war aircraft and at the moment I build aircraft from WW1 only. Are 'Lukgraph' models resin? Mike
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    1:32 scale SPAD XIII C.1 of Frank Luke Jnr

    Hi, Many thanks for the encouraging comments - they go long way to keeping the motivation going. I'm doing a float plane next as I want to try resin water effects on a larger scale - we'll see, Mike PS: Oops - I posted this in the 'WNW Finished' page, but it's not a WNW model - sorry.
  5. Hi all, I thought you might like to see my 14th 1:32 scale build - The Bleriot built Spad XIII C.1, Number 26 of ‘C’ flight, 27th Aero Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, based at Rembercourt, near Verdun, France during September 1918. This was one of the Spad XIII’s flown by Francis ‘Frank’ Joseph Anthony Luke Jnr, the ‘Arizona Balloon Buster'. This kit is the old Hobby Craft Spad XIII 'International' kit, which is I believe was the only 1:32 scale of the Spad XIII made. The kit was, as expected, fairly basic and had no engine at all. In fact the whole forward fuselage was blocked off. I didn’t recall ever seeing this kit made with an engine installed, so I decided to give it a go. The basic list of changes/additions to the model are: Scratch built: Radiator shutter control rods (Micro-tube). Radiator drain valve (Micro-tube). Cockpit head rest support frame. Fuselage internal storage and cross members (Micro-rod). Engine bulkhead. Decking panel right gun - ejection chute. Forward gun mounting brackets (thin brass sheet). Engine access panels - wire mesh. Ventral fuel tank cap. Fuselage lifting straps. Fuel tank rip (jettison) panel. Oil cooler drain valve (Micro-tube). Ring gun sight and mounting bar (thin brass sheet). Undercarriage struts. Wing inboard 'H' struts (Micro-tube). Wing outboard rear struts (Micro-tube). Wing strut rigging fittings (photo-etch). External aileron operating bell-crank and rods (Micro-tube). Exhaust pipe support brackets (Micro-tube). Cockpit: - Fuel, oil and vent pipes (Micro-tube) - Cockpit frame wire bracing - Additional instrumentation - Instruments pipes/cables (Micro-tube) - Gun firing cables (lead wire) - Fuel rip panel T-bar handle (Micro-tube) - Mallet (freeing gun stoppages) (Micro-tube) - Pilot's seat cushion (Milliput) - Rudder bar foot straps (lead wire) - Top frame above pilot's head - Flight control cables Engine: 'Wingnut Wings' Hispano-Suiza V8 engine built (detail modified) - Ignition leads, support tubes and magneto connection (Micro-tube/lead wire) - Engine support beams - Carburettor air intake - Air breather and pipe (Micro-tube) - Fuel manifold primer valves (Micro-tube) - Cooling/heating system pipes and filler (Micro-tube) - Gun cooling jacket ‘stay’ rods (Micro-tube) - Various fuel, coolant and control rods (Micro-tube) Modified or corrected: Rudder, Ailerons and Elevator animated. Louvres in engine panels opened. Engine valve gear cooling fairings drilled. Forward decking panel separated. Engine cowl cooling apertures created. Fuel filler aperture. Cockpit surround panel modified. Forward fuselage, decking panel and cockpit floor modified. Exhaust tail pipes Aftermarket additions: 'Proper Plane' hand made propeller (De La Granville) 'Aviattic' Spad XIII wheels. ‘Aviattic’ decal and figure set (Frank Luke Jnr) 'HGW Models' seat belts. 'Gaspatch' .303 standard Vickers machine gun (modified). ‘Gaspatch’ Vickers ‘Balloon’ machine gun (modified). 'Gaspatch' turnbuckles. 'Albion Alloys' micro-tube. 'Steelon' 0.12 mm mono-filament. 'Polak' grass mat. 'Wings Cockpit' and ‘Copper State' figures. 'Airscale' instruments bezels. As usual I've created a downloadable build log in Adobe PDF format, for those who might want to refer to it for reference or build details. It contains full step by step descriptions of the model build, its modifications/changes and is also supported with illustrations and photographs. If viewed in Adobe Reader, each build log has book marked chapters/headings for easier navigation through the log. NOTE: Due to the complexity of this build, the PDF build log is large at over 200 pages (download size is close to 10 Meg). My model website has the gallery page, so to view any model, go to the gallery and select it. If it has a PDF build log, it will be available to download using the 'PDF' icon on that models photo's page. For any photograph, just click the photo to enlarge or reduce the viewing size. PC link: http://igavh2.xara.hosting/index.htm Mobile device link: Igavh2.xara.hosting My next model will be the ’Wingnut Wings’ 1:32 scale model of the German ‘Hansa-Brandenberg W.29’, a twin float, two seat naval patrol aircraft.
  6. sandbagger

    Spad XIII C.1 of the 27th Aero - Frank Luke

    Hi all, Getting close now - rigging, aileron controls and propeller and it's done, Mike
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    Spad XIII C.1 of the 27th Aero - Frank Luke

    Hi all, Just as an update, I'm working on the final rigging and once that's done I should be finished, apart from the propeller, which be on in a couple of weeks, Mike
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    Spad XIII C.1 of the 27th Aero - Frank Luke

    Hi all, Just a small update as I'm waiting for turnbuckles to arrive. I've filled the time working on a few minor bits, such as display base accessories and the wheels, and fitting the exhaust pipes with micro-tube support brackets, the foot step and at the rear the fuselage lifting straps. Mike
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    Spad XIII C.1 of the 27th Aero - Frank Luke

    Hi Rob, Thanks for your comments. The old Hobby Craft kit does need a lot of modifying to bring it up to an acceptable standard, not least the addition of an engine, which the original kit does not have. However and despite this being the longest it's taken me to build a model, the end results (I hope) will be worth it, Mike
  10. Hi all, I thought you might like to see my 14th 1:32 scale build - The Bleriot built Spad XIII C.1, Number 26 of ‘C’ flight, 27th Aero Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, based at Rembercourt, near Verdun, France during September 1918. This was one of the Spad XIII’s flown by Francis ‘Frank’ Joseph Anthony Luke Jnr, the ‘Arizona Balloon Buster'. This kit is the old Hobby Craft Spad XIII 'International' kit, which is I believe was the only 1:32 scale of the Spad XIII made. The kit was, as expected, fairly basic and had no engine at all. In fact the whole forward fuselage was blocked off. I didn’t recall ever seeing this kit made with an engine installed, so I decided to give it a go. The basic list of changes/additions to the model are: Scratch built: Radiator shutter control rods Radiator drain valve. Cockpit head rest support frame. Fuselage internal storage and cross members. Engine bulkhead. Decking panel right gun - ejection chute. Forward gun mounting brackets. Engine access panels - wire mesh. Tyres spokes and valve. Ventral fuel tank cap. Fuselage lifting straps. Fuel tank rip (jettison) panel. Oil cooler drain valve. Ring gun sight and mounting bar. Undercarriage struts. Wing inboard 'H' struts. Wing outboard rear struts. Wing strut rigging fittings External aileron operating bell-crank and rods Cockpit: - Fuel, oil and vent pipes - Cockpit frame wire bracing - Additional instrumentation - Instruments pipes/cables - Gun firing cables - Fuel rip panel T-bar handle - Mallet (freeing gun stoppages) - Pilot's seat cushion - Rudder bar foot straps - Top frame above pilot's head - Rudder, Aileron and Elevator cables - Pilot’s seat belts. Engine: 'Wingnut Wings' Hispano-Suiza V8 engine built (detail modified) - Ignition leads, support tubes and magneto connection - Engine support beams - Carburettor air intake - Air breather and pipe - Fuel manifold primer valves - Cooling/heating system pipes and filler. - Gun cooling jacket ‘stay’ rods. Various fuel, coolant and control rods. Modified or corrected: Rudder, Ailerons and Elevator animated. Louvres in engine panels opened. Engine valve gear cooling fairings drilled. Forward decking panel separated. Engine cowl cooling apertures created. Fuel filler aperture. Cockpit surround panel modified. Forward fuselage, decking panel and cockpit floor modified. Aftermarket additions: 'Aviattic' Spad XIII wheels (modified). 'HGW Models' seat belts. 'Gaspatch' .303 standard Vickers machine gun (modified). ‘Gaspatch’ Vickers ‘Balloon’ machine gun (modified). 'Gaspatch' turnbuckles. 'Albion Alloys' micro-tube. 'Steelon' mono-filament. 'Polak' grass mat. 'Aviattic' and Copper State' figures. 'Airscale' instruments bezels. The following shots show where I'm at right now. The next step is to start fitting the upper wing prior to rigging. Mike
  11. sandbagger

    Error - double post

    Hi, Many thanks for the encouraging comments, Mike
  12. sandbagger

    Error - double post

    Hi all, I deleted this as it's a double post.
  13. Hi all, I thought you might like to see my 13th build - Sopwith Pup, Serial No: A6156 “OS” of No.54 Squadron, RFC, based at Flez, France during April - May of 1917, as flown by Capt. Oliver M Stewart (5 victories). The model had some aftermarket addtions: 'Aviattic' PC10 and CDL linen decals. 'HGW Models' seat belts. 'Gaspatch' turnbuckles. 'RB Motion' aluminium nuts. 'Albion Alloys' micro-tube. 'Steelon' mono-filament. 'Polak' grass mat. As usual I've created a downloadable build log in Adobe PDF format, for those who might want to use it. I've revamped my website, so to view any model, go to the gallery and select it. If it has a PDF build log, it will be available to download from the 'Adobe' icon on the models photo's page (click the photo's to enlarge). http://igavh2.xara.hosting/index.htm My next model is the Hobby Craft Spad XIII C.1 of, of course, Frank Luke Jnr, 27th Aero Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, 1918.
  14. sandbagger

    New WNW kits for 2018 and beyond

    Junkers D.1 - already announced at the Nuremburg show.
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