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Brundledonk

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Pete, you make styrene [and any other material for that matter] look like everything except what it really is. Master work! Inspiring!


Thanks for the kind words Ted, I'm really pleased with it so far, it's nice to try some new techniques like the wood grain and I'm nervous and excited at the same time about tackling the "see through" effect of the doped linen on the wings. I hope I don't screw it up lol

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Beautiful work!


Thanks Fabian

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Just amazing work here, Pete. Nigel really saw that you could handle this one, for sure. And I'm glad he did.


Hi Mike ! How's things buddy ?

Cheers mate, yeah I'm really grateful to Nigel for the opportunity to be able to build a WNW kit. It's like no other kit I've ever built before, the detail and fit is outstanding and although I no absolutely nothing about WW1 aircraft it's easy to tell that a lot of work has gone into getting everything right with the kit.

I haven't finished this one yet and I'm already thinking about selling some kits from my stash to buy another wing Nut kit lol ( they really are that good )

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You never disappoint, Pete.

Amazing. ..I think you have all done something very special to these kits...I applaud you all.


Lisa would disagree with that statement mate lol !

Applause right back at you Nigel, you are the one who has made this possible and I'm so grateful to you.

I'm determined to push myself as hard as I can and do this kit the justice it deserves.

Hope you are doing ok mate

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A bit more progress

Painted the inside walls of the fuselage, I originally wanted to weather the cockpit but have decided to leave it as is. I'm concerned I will overdo it and it would be a crime to ruin it now. The exterior will get some signs of use but only a tickle mind !


Sidewalls plonked on for a looksee. There are a few pin marks on the walls but they are hidden when the cockpit goes in


There is a little brass photo etch fret in the kit that has the seatbelts and a few other details on it.

The belts are nicely detailed but a little stiff so I annealed them over a flame from a lighter to soften then a bit

The one on the right has been annealed (check out those Colours )
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Once they had both cooled down I started to bend them to fit over the seat.

I have wrinkled them a bit more since this pic was taken ( they are in the process of getting painted so pics tomorrow ) it's a shame that they will end up covering so much of the seat



The instructions have diagrams that show where the rigging goes and there was some that needed adding before the cockpit got closed up.

So I drilled some holes for the cables


After mucho swearing I managed to get to here


And here.


You can see I have painted the turnbuckle details here
I bought some micro brass rod to make turnbuckles but so far my experiments with them haven't been very inspiring.
Cutting the rod Is fine but I haven't yet managed to find any wire that is thin enough to look in scale for the loops. I am working on it though and I'm planning to use them for the main rigging
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It doesn't look too bad and anyway these areas will be pretty much hidden after everyhting goes together


Dry fit time


Those pin marks are hidden by the seat


I've still got a ton to update but it's the X-files and Walking dead tonight , so I'll be back in a couple of hours

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Well a much more sedate episode of TWD this week but the X-files wow ! Craziest episode ever lol


Got the instrument panel sorted, there is a choice of four ( I think ) options I went with this one simply because it had a gun (flare I think) that holsters into it , I hadn't at this point decided which machine I was going to depict as there a five marking options and I'm rubbish when faced with a choice lol, so this helped make it easy for me




Front engine bearer is in, I didn't do much more than paint it grey and give it a wash as it's going to be hidden once the engine and cowl go on
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Cockpit is pretty much ready to be sealed up now




I had to use the clamps when I glued the fuselage halves together, this wasn't down to the kit but it was down to me.
I glued the reinforcing cables to the outside of the frames and the thickness of the elastic thread held them apart a little bit.
The tolerances on this kit are so tight that even a coat of paint can effect the fit.
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The upshot is that there is a small gap on the bottom that will need a touch of filler


And the engine is going together ( yay ! )


Rear engine bearer went in too
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A quick dry fit if the engine cover

The fit is perfect and it just snaps into place




And a bit of paint on the engine


This engine was ( according to Wki ) a total loss lubrication tyoe engine and it chucked castor oil out all over the place when it was running ( over 2 gallons an hour ) so I used some washes to make it grimy
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I am speechless. What a nice build, and the riggin'

I just hope mine will work out half as good as yours. When it does i buy me a Wingnut wings, maybe[biggrin]

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Not much more to do to this just need to paint the spark plugs and if I can find some fine wire I'll run the leads for them


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I am speechless. What a nice build, and the riggin'

I just hope mine will work out half as good as yours. When it does i buy me a Wingnut wings, maybe[biggrin]


Very kind of you to say that mate !

I was really nervous about the rigging but to be honest if you take your time it's not too bad. The worst thing is if the thread doesn't stick first time as by the time you grab it in the tweezers to have another go the glue has gone off lol. The wings and control wires are going to be the acid test I reckon.

If the rest of them are anything like this one and from what I've read they are ! Then you won't regret it mate.

I have read that other builders say that these kits are addictive and it's absolutely true lol.

This won't be my last wing nut kit that's for sure

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Started to fix the seams and gap at the bottom, it looks ok but primer will no doubt show it needs more work


Engine dry fit for a looksee type thing


Hard to believe that the plane didn't shake itself apart with this thing spinning at the same rpm as the prop ! Getting the balance right must have been everything
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