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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Sat 13 Feb 2016, 12:30 am

Got the top wing on.  Pre-rigged the upper rigging before attachment. Everything went well and looks OK.  A couple of retouches needed, though.  The idea of drilling the struts sounded good beforehand, but finding those tiny holes after the struts are in place will definitely be a job to be done under the magnifying light.  Can't afford a lot of handling because the top wing is delicately secured.




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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Sat 13 Feb 2016, 4:47 am

Looks great Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Sat 13 Feb 2016, 10:11 am

Lovely job Mike, detailed progress/how to on the rigging please.
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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Sat 13 Feb 2016, 3:07 pm

You are making great progress Mike. Are you using EZ Line for the rigging? I love the gaudy paint scheme. Do you have time to shoot a photo with a known object in it? I'd like to get the size of the model down in my mind.

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Sat 13 Feb 2016, 4:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Sat 13 Feb 2016, 6:14 pm

This is looking absolutely super Mike and I know you'll crack the rigging.

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Mon 15 Feb 2016, 9:06 pm

A little more rigging done.  Sorry, Gary, but I was a bit into it before I read your post.  If my photo lighting were closer to the work area, I might try, but I'm refraining from moving the plane much because it is still very fragile.  The weight of the upper wing on the pinpoint struts lets it teeter a bit when moved.  

But I did take these after finishing this bit of rigging.  You can see how the weight of the upper wing induces a little sag across the whole thing.  Lower wing was perfectly flat beforehand.  Upper wing is molded twice as thick as the lower.


Threading the EZLine through the holes was nice and clean except where I drilled a couple holes close to the end of the strut and CA got near the hole. Still more rigging to go.



Here's the reference shot you requested, John.  It's a 95 ft wingspan.  
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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Mon 15 Feb 2016, 9:09 pm

No worries Mike. She's looking absolutely brilliant!!
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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Mon 15 Feb 2016, 10:06 pm

It's looking great Mike. The rigging really looks professional.

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Mon 15 Feb 2016, 10:37 pm

Superb! Mike..... superb!

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Tue 16 Feb 2016, 11:30 am

WOW. That's cool !

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Tue 16 Feb 2016, 11:40 am

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Tue 16 Feb 2016, 5:03 pm

Love it, Very cool subject and an excellent job building it.
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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Mon 04 Apr 2016, 1:37 am

This one's not dead yet.  The brilliant idea of getting the wings on before putting the engines in may have not been the best, but it has proceeded.  The problem being they didn't get in on the first try.  When I did get both in and looked at it, this is what I saw.

One engine is too far forward.  Reference photos show the radiator should be just under the leading edge of the wing.




So the one engine is now out waiting for the wing to be cleaned up and we'll try again.

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Mon 04 Apr 2016, 12:36 pm

Building is always a learning process. Thanx for this unusual and special project. We'll "stick" with it until it is over!
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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Mon 04 Apr 2016, 3:19 pm

This is really a cool subject Mike. Great work too, I like the paint job, too bad about the engines, you'll sort it out.

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Mon 04 Apr 2016, 6:13 pm

Still a rockin' plane.
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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Sat 16 Apr 2016, 11:53 pm

A little more progress, here. I relocated the one engine back a bit. Found another disadvantage to setting the engines in after the upper wing. The small V-bracket for the front upper support wouldn't squeeze in. Both of them broke apart in the process. So I used fine plastic rod to replace them. However, the join at the top is a little unsightly. I will strategically locate the propeller blade directly in front of it to mask the error.




So, it's onward.

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Sun 17 Apr 2016, 12:55 am

Nice recovery nonetheless Mike. I really like what you've done with this plane and that colourful scheme!
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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Sun 17 Apr 2016, 11:45 am

That is a lot of great, delicate, work.
Nice job !!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Sun 17 Apr 2016, 1:02 pm

Nice recovery Mike.... it's looking brilliant.

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Sun 17 Apr 2016, 3:11 pm

So unusual, so cool! That upper wing IS massive. I wonder if fitting parts like the engine support struts between the wings should've all been part of the fitting of the top to bottom wing. Even so, aligning all the parts before the glue sets and keeping glue off wings at the same time is quite a challenge.
With complex kits, I've learned a lot going to club sites where others have already faced the problems and any errors in building a certain model. Tips can save headaches later.
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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Fri 29 Apr 2016, 8:17 pm

This one's turning out to be the model from hell!  The rigging is killing me.

I don't appreciate the fact that Roden chose to include the flaps for wing and tail as separate parts.  The ones for the tail section were originally mounted on two small pins on the tail.  After breaking off twice while connecting the control lines, I snipped the little pins and mounted them flush.  In scale, the gap made by the pins would have given a 5 inch gap on the real thing.  The same happened once on the upper wing flaps.  In addition to that, my using accelerator on the control line connections repeatedly got onto the decals and one began to lift and crack.  There's evidence of little blobs of CA all over and I'll just be happy to be done with this without sailing it against the wall.

The tail, propellers, side MG's and flaps are in.


This is the cabling for the rear flaps.  Stretching it taut, broke the pins off and ripped the flaps off occasionally.








A real rigging nightmare.


I've got a bit of touch up to do, but the finish line is getting nearer.
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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Fri 29 Apr 2016, 10:31 pm

Whoah! Mike. That is some rigging job and I commend you for tackling it.

You may see it's faults but from where I am standing, it looks bloody marvellous!! Well done.

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PostSubject: Re: Felixstowe F2A 'Flying Boat' - Roden 1/72   Thu 12 May 2016, 2:03 am

Felixstowe is finally finished.  I did some touchups with a brush and then oversprayed it all with Vallejo Matte Finish.  It looks a bit better than before.  Because of all the rigging, it got very tricky to handle.



Thanks for all the comments and for following along,
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