As we had a 1920 theme for the 08-Open in Stockholm I had to build something. Why not a horrible kit in a horrible scale. I know that 1/48 isn't not my scale, but I had no plans of bringing it home again after the show. Besides, it isn't 1/48. It is 1/50 so maybe that is why I choose it.
|As I said a horrible model but at least they placed the ejector mark in a good spot. In the engraved roundels centre. Yes, moulded markings. It is a kit from the 1950ís.|
|Scraping between the ribs with a craft knife with a curved blade. The result might not be correct, but the surface gets some "life" in the wing and the engraved markings disappear. After 3.5 hours of work I'm halfway. Then, I needed to rest, the elbow started to hurt.|
|When almost done with the wings one happens to look at the fuselage and realize that the misery continues there. After the fuselage has been done I started to glue some plastic strips on the inside of the fuselage. Well with the size of the kit some of it might be visible for a change. 1/72 is my normal scale.|
The work of something to resemble an interior is almost done. A third seat was built and s plastic card was added behind the cockpit as a start to rebuild the back.
Some information about the original can be found here:|
|I got the wing in place and modified the rudder so now I need to build a set of floats for it.|
|Floats was started with some guess work from pictures.|
|The floats are short, so it is a possible "tail sitter".|
|Old planes mean lot of rigging. I'm not ready for double and triple wires so I cheated and went for single lines.|
|I got the lines in place and managed to finish the plane in time for the show.|
|It didn't become the heavy tail sitter I was afraid of. Still too heavy in the tail but at least the rudder doesn't touch the ground.|
|This plane didn't have much markings. I got fond of this little plane during the build process, so I didn't discard it after the show. It now has a place on the shelf with my other models.|
|Stockholm September 20, 2017||No updates|