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Hi all,
In preparation for fitting the upper wing onto the ten struts, I've pre-rigged those wires that would be difficult to attach with the upper wing attached.
The remaining rigging can be attached afterwards and these will be:

Wing warping reaction wires with their pulley support frame
Forward flying wires
Drift wires
Landing gear bracing
Rudder and elevator control cables.

The pre-rigging is 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament passed through the 'eye' of the turnbuckle, then a blackened 0.5 mm diameter tube and finally the fitted 'GasPatch' 1:48th scale anchor point.
Then both ends of the 0.08 mm line are looped back and through the 0.5 mm tube.
Both ends are pulled to draw the tube between the 'eye' of the anchor point and the turnbuckle.
Thin CA adhesive is applied to one end only of the tube and the residual 0.08 mm line tags cut away.
This method allows the rigged line to move freely and self-align and the anchor points are stronger than using twisted copper wire.

Now to fit that upper wing,

Mike

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Hi all,
Being a wing warper as opposed to an aileron controlled aircraft, the rigging of the wing required more than usual.
A combination of flying wires, landing wires, drift wires, cross bracing wire, wing warp control cables and wing warp reaction cables.
The turnbuckles still need to be painted though.

Now onto the landing gear, rudder and elevators,

Mike

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Hi all,
Just a quick update.
The landing gear is finished using 0.12 mm diameter mono-filament, 0.4 mm and 0.5 mm diameter blackened tube and the 'bungee' suspension (not represented in the kit) is 'EZ' stetch line washed with 'AK Interactive' Kersonene (AK2039).
The Tail skid is also finished and was constructed from micr-tunbe (kit parts too fragile) with suspension cord created using 'MFH' flexible black tube.

Now onto creating the elevator control under the fuselage (not represented in the kit) and fitting the rudder and elevators,

Mike

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Hi all,
The wheels, rudder and elevator are now fitted.
Now onto representing the external elevator control cable under the fuselage, which is not represented in the kit,

Mike

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1 hour ago, sandbagger said:

Hi all,
The wheels, rudder and elevator are now fitted.
Now onto representing the external elevator control cable under the fuselage, which is not represented in the kit,

Mike

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Hi all,
The external elevator control lever and cable on the underside of the fuselage have been added.
The two slots were cut through the fuselage and a lever, made from photo-etch and 0.4 mm diameter rod, was fitted.
The control cable is 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament with 0.4 mm diameter blackened tube.

The basic model is now finished so it's onto the figures and display,

Mike

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Hi all,
The two mechanic figures ('Kellerkind') are finished.
One will be priming the engine cylinders whilst the other turns the propeller to position the cylinders.

That's it now until I post up the completed model display.

Thanks for all of your comments during this build - much appreciated,

Mike

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16 minutes ago, sandbagger said:

Hi all,
The two mechanic figures ('Kellerkind') are finished.
One will be priming the engine cylinders whilst the other turns the propeller to position the cylinders.

That's it now until I post up the completed model display.

Thanks for all of your comments during this build - much appreciated,

Mike

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Looking really nice!

I have a question: Is there a reason why at least on the second mechanic no eyes, eyebrows and lips are painted? 
Or is it due to the angle of the foto that I don’t see them? 
 

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22 minutes ago, Kaireckstadt said:

Looking really nice!

I have a question: Is there a reason why at least on the second mechanic no eyes, eyebrows and lips are painted? 
Or is it due to the angle of the foto that I don’t see them? 
 

I was thinking an incident involving fuel spill and a cigarette.....harv

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