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WNW Royal Aircraft Factory RE.8 "Harry Tate" WIP


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Hi guy's,

 

after a short break, i wanna tackle my second WNW kit. whistle.gif

 

A few months ago, i had the change to buy a WNW RE.8 "Harry Tate" (one of my favourite aircraft),Thank's to Grant Lovett from Arrow & Wolf.

 

So after a little doubt, wich kit i wanted to start (Albatross D.Va or the RE.8) my choise feld on the Harry Tate.

 

Yesterday, these extra goodies where deliverd:

 

The complete HGW "Harry Tate" PE and decal set, and flat rigging wire.

 

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The reference i will use are the photo's from the WNW website.

 

So, i think everthing is ready to start, here's the complete kit and the extra aftermarket goodie's.

 

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I have just a little question for you guy's please.gif

 

Is there anybody who have good detail photo's of the RAF4a V12 engine??

 

Stay tuned for upcoming photo's of the build.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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I’ve been practicing wood graining and rigging techniques etc over the last few months on several Revell 1/28 kits to ready myself to build my first WNW kit a D-Vll (Alb). Been watching the D-Vll group build and pouring over the tips here on the forum.

I’ll follow your build with great interest!

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Jeroen & Ralph : thank's guy's :)

 

Jeroen, indeed, HGW gives us modellers great stuff to add realism to ou're models.

 

Ralph, i hope you will start sook on you're D.VII, i will be on the first row :rolleyes:

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Today i started the build of the "Harry tate", so photo's will follow real soon guy's.

 I also have looked after some nice figures to give the "Harry tate" a dynamic scene.

 

My choise feld on these two guy's :

 

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Source : www.kellerkind-miniaturen.de

 

I ordered them so now it's waiting for the postman.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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................    Thank's to Grant Lovett from Arrow & Wolf.

 

 

Stay tuned for upcoming photo's of the build.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

 

Thanks Danny . .it's very kind of you to mention AW and me !

 

Grant.

 

PS: I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures Danny .. can I add them to the Arrow Wolf Customer Gallery??

 

(Arrow Wolf has a new motto .. "Don't Clap! Throw Money")

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Hi guy's, 

 

first i wanna say, sorry for the delay in my reply's to you guy's :wacko:

 

@ Tony: Thank's allot mate for these wonderfull photo's, this is what i needed, thank's allot. :thumbsup2:  :thumbsup2:  :thumbsup2:  :thumbsup2:

 

@ Grant : No problem at all my friend, please feel free to use them anytime you want mate.

 

Ok, for now, i have a small progress to show you guy's. 

 

I did some work on the RAF 4a engine, still very basic, but that will change, as i want to add some extra detail regarding the ignition cables.

 

Engine was painted with Alclad and Tamiya paint's.

 

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At the moment, that's all, stay tuned for more.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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previous, i mentioned that i will use two figures from Kellerkind Miniatures.

 

These figures are real nice, very crisp and sharp details, and there pose is really intresting.

 

I took some detail pictures, and here they are :

 

Pilot 1 :

 

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And this is what's inside the box.

 

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Figure 2, the rear gunner :

 

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A nice little dog is included with the figure.

 

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And again, content of the box.

 

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Greetz

 

Danny

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Ok guy's, i'm back with some more progress regarding the RAF 4a engine.

 

Previous, i said that i would put some more details regarding the push rods and the ignition cables.

 

The push rods are in place, and where scratchted with some lead wire and some brass tube.

 

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Time to tackle the ignition cables.

 

I didn't find the part, included in the WNW kit, regarding the ignition cables, not very convincing, so i decided to make my own.....afterwards, that was a very stupid decision, because i had to make five disc's that where about 2 m/m in diameter, and drill 12 holes in those disc'sBANGHEAD2.jpg ......to be honest, that didn't work very well.

 

So i decided to turn a other way. I punched five holes into a plastic piece of evergreen card, and repeated that with a bigger diameter, so i got five ring's.

 

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That are the holder's for the ignition cables. Not very scale-wise realistic, but not much will be seen afterwards.

 

After i done this, i glued these onto the engine in theire place.

 

Et voila, next step is the placement of the ignition cables themselves.

 

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Once the cables are in theire place, everything will looking more realistic.

 

That's all folk's

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Time to show some more progress, first i go further with the engine ignition cables.

The kit provides these cable's, but they are not really convincing or realistic, so i decided to scratch build them.

 

These are the kit-part's cables.

 

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I used 0.2 m/m lead wire to replicate the cables, first cut them to length and pre-painted them. The conectors to connect the cables onto the spark-plugs where made from brass tube.

 

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Also the two ring's at the front of the engine where scratch build.

 

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Last thing to do, was to connect the cables to the ignition box.

 

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Finaly, the whole engine received a wash of engine oil and grease.

 

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The engine can rest for a wile now, let's go to the cockpit.

 

All part's that i needed for the cockpit where cut from theire sprue's, prior to receive theire primer.

 

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WNW give's the modeller the opportunity to put some more realistic appearance to the pilot's seat. On theire website in the hint's and tip's section, you find the needed info regarding this little operation.

 

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/hintsandtips

 

I did the same with this pilot seat.

 

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That's all for this year folk's.

 

I wish you all a healty, happy and great modelling new year 2015

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Again, it's bin a while since i posted the last progress......

 

A few weeks ago i started to prime all the part's regarding the cockpit. After that i used Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow for the base color, prior for adding the woodgrain texture.

 

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Afterwards, i added to all part's a woodgrain texture with oil paint Raw Umber. I used the same technique as i did for my Roland.

 

I don't have pic's of all the part's, just some of the side and instrument panel.

 

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Today, i did some detail painting and some decal handling regarding the instrumentpanel and engine mount.

 

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Engine mount went smooth on the side frame's of the fuselage.

 

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Also oil tank and machinegun bullets case where glued onto the frame, still they need some wheatering and detail painting.

 

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The fueltank, painted in XF-82 Ocean Grey.

 

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Greetz

 

Danny

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Hi Guy's,

 

the first section of the cockpit is almost complete. All parts are glued together.

 

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Wiring, controle cables and wheatering still need to be added.

 

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The front section was afterwards installed into the fuselage frames.

 

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Togetheter with the front section i dry-fitted the engine, just for display purpose.

 

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Greetz

 

Danny

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Time to put some rigging stuff into the cockpit.

 

For this i use the fantastic rigging wire from Ushi.

 

First, i added some controle cabels into the cockpit.

 

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Also i added the connection between the two throttle levers.

For this i used Albion Alloys 0.4 m/m copper tube.

 

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And the cabels between the fuselage frames.

 

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After some thinking i decided to add some cables on the engine frame. But all of this will not be seen once the fuselage is glued together and the engine cowl is closed. But hey, i now it's there, so i can sleep at nightevil_laugh.gif

 

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Greetz

 

Danny

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You wingnutters are crazy! In a positive way, but still...crazy!

Thank's for the compliment  :D  :D . and yes indeed, we Wingnutters are indeed crazy, but it's a good feeling :piliot: and i think i can speak for all of us Wingnutters, we are a addicted breed of people ;)  ;)

 

 

 

Danny, this one is progresisng very nicely  :) 

I enjoy following it

Thank's mate for the nice comment's. I'm glad the cockpit is almost done, time for the next step.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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