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Scratchbuild "Bloody Paralyser" HP 0/400


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When I got the two Windsock datafiles on the "Bloody Paralyser" sometime ago I got bitten by the scratchbuild bug. The boxy fuselage looked to be a great first attempt at scratchbuilding. The basic construction went together very quick. I usually spent a short time making progress before working on other projects to keep myself sane. It is to 1/28 scale as I miscalculated. This is an ungoing project but this is an overview of how it all went together sofar. It's an very enjoyable journey building your own models. You can blame nobody but yourself heh heh.

I would recommend it to all (scratchbuilding, not blaming yourself).

Hope you like it

Cees

 

Basic fuselage dryfitted to check for fit.

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Control column

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Two sections of Pritt glue sticks make up the two fuel tanks above the bombbay

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Another view

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Control column and rudder pedals

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This is what it is supposed to look like in the end

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With some paint on

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Attempting to make wood

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Dryfit again

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Nose gunners compartment with distinctive fishbone planking

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Dorsal gunners compartment

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Cockpit area

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Starboard side

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Port side

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Pilot's office

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His seat made using Miliput

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Something I dread for a long time, the bombbays, very complicated

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You get the idea

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It's large

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It worked

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Another view

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Side view

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Bombbay underside with doors

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Assembly time

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Not just yet

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Fuselage is assembled

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Top view

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This is the current state of this build. For the WWI GB starting in July I plan to build another one

alongside it but then to the proper scale 1/32. Knowing from experierience I would do it totally

different now.

Hope you like it sofar

Cees

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Cees, that's pure inspiration. Just amazing. How will you tackle the wings with rib/fabric detail?

Good question. As soon as I have figured that out I will let you know. The fabric was stretched quite taut. Looking at the WNW

Kits I can be done using strips of tape. After the fuselage I will tackle the tail next to experiment.

It's amazing what you learn from your mistakes.

Cees

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Ok, I quit!!!! Your fabulous work puts my skill to bitter shame!! 

 

Ok seriously, I wont quit modeling but seriously, how do you live with yourself knowing people like me wish to have such patients and high end scratch building skills!!![/quote

 

Not so, Just start with a subject you really like and persevere. I make many mistakes but those I won't show LOL But you learn.

Just do it, that's the fun of modelling.

Cees

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Sweet Jesus, that is incredible. 

 

Where did you get the plans to work off to scratch build this?

The two Windsock Datafiles by C A Owers contain drawings and many detailed photographs. A scratchbuilders/

Detailers dream.

Cees

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Hi Cees,

 

Sorry for the drop in real estate prices around here...! :)

 

Seriously, though, the links to the photos seem to be broken. Can you fix those? If no one else has this problem it might originate at the security-settings of internet here at work..?

 

Cheers,

Erik.

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Hi Cees,

 

Sorry for the drop in real estate prices around here...! :)

 

Seriously, though, the links to the photos seem to be broken. Can you fix those? If no one else has this problem it might originate at the security-settings of internet here at work..?

 

Cheers,

Erik.

Must be the Internet security they work fine on my laptop and phone. Your missing out if you haven't seen them yet!

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  • 4 months later...

Update

This baby will have a baby sister. The original build is 1/28 due to a miscalculation. This always bugged me as

I couln't use any bits from the spares box.

I have enlarged the drawings now to 1/32 scale and will start another Bloody Paralyser next to this one.

Having learned from my mistakes, this will be better too I hope.

Cees

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Not kidding,

Having done it before, the second time is easier albeit a bit smaller.

Somehow I like sticking strips of plastic on a blank canvas.

Thoroughly enjoying it too

 

Sorry photobucket doesn't want to behave, pic to follow later

 

Cees

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