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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Mon 08 Aug 2016, 9:31 am

Cheers everyone.

In the spirit of the upcoming presidential election; It's time to start rigging things.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Mon 08 Aug 2016, 11:13 am

Nipponrookie wrote:
In the spirit of the upcoming presidential election; It's time to start rigging things.



Looks great Cole, you using fishing line?

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Mon 08 Aug 2016, 3:04 pm

Ha! thanx for a chuckle. Good luck on the rigging. Fortunately, now that there is good very thin line and fast (relatively) drying glues, it's a lot easier than in the old "your Mom's thread" days!
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Mon 08 Aug 2016, 11:47 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Tue 09 Aug 2016, 2:02 am

Al: Modelkasten makes this stretch rigging specifically for 1:48 aeroplanes. It seems a tad on the small side(Though at 0.13mm it would scale out to 6.24mm). Also, they make rigging for 1:350 and 1:700 ships. Photos to follow.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Tue 09 Aug 2016, 3:06 am

That seems about what I imagined the .dia to be, just a guess.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Fri 12 Aug 2016, 7:04 pm

Rigging scale models is always a touchy process but I'm sure you will end up with a beautiful result
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sat 13 Aug 2016, 6:04 am

Cole, is that rigging line in a metallic cable color, or is it like EZLine - only available in black or white?
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Mon 15 Aug 2016, 2:57 am

Mike:
As for Modelkasten rigging; the 1:48 is basic black. The 1:350(0.1 mm) and 1:700(0.06 mm) are metal wire.
EZ line makes their rigging in white, charcoal, and French blue.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Wed 17 Aug 2016, 8:12 am

Progress to date has been somewhat slow. Rigging the plane is a slow, tedious, process for me. At times it requires more patience than I can muster. But I'm almost there. For the horizontal stabilizer I drilled completely through with a 0.2 mm bit attempting to ensure symmetry on both sides. I will also have to drill through the flaps? on the main wings, but that should be a bit easier.





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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Wed 17 Aug 2016, 12:18 pm

Complexity of rigging is way more than the "basic" rigging we used to think was good enough. This model is excellent, made more so with full rigging. Thanx!
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Wed 17 Aug 2016, 1:41 pm

Rigging and turnbuckles are looking great, Cole. You obviously have more patience than I.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Wed 17 Aug 2016, 3:08 pm

Cole, great cockpit work. The pilots seat is luxurious compared to the gunners!
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Wed 17 Aug 2016, 5:12 pm

Sterling work Cole.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sat 10 Sep 2016, 1:29 pm

Thanks everyone. It's been a while, but I still lack the motivation to return to the rigging. So, I have started on the base for the diorama. It will house the Bristol and six RFC personnel along with some extras. The base coat is Testor's texture paint, dirt. That was topped off with Tamiya diorama texture paint, grass effect. I thought it a nice touch that Tamiya tried to create blades of grass with this product.



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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sun 11 Sep 2016, 10:36 am

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sun 11 Sep 2016, 11:50 pm

Nice effect with that 'grass' paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Tue 13 Sep 2016, 10:26 am

For some reason I thought you'd finished this one Cole.

The rigging looks good.

Never seen the Tamiya grass, looks interesting.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Mon 26 Sep 2016, 6:59 am

Part 2 of the diorama is now under way. The figures comprise some 31 separate pieces. Next is some primer before they are brought to life.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Thu 29 Sep 2016, 2:35 am

Some impressive details moulded in, looking forward to seeing them evolve. And to seeing them emplaced in the diorama
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Tue 04 Oct 2016, 3:02 am

The basic paint scheme for the crew. I will be adding the final photos to the finished Crocodile thread.

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