Lubin R-VIII bis 1/33 scale

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  1. eatcrow2

    eatcrow2 Member

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    1930s floatplane from " CardPlane".. Not use to doing aircraft, so it will be interesting to see if I complete this without screwing up or losing interest (something I'm quite good at). Was surprise to see how big a model this will end up being..

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    pic 2...Have glued up the formers on 1mm stock.
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    pic3. cut out the floor and added some of the cockpit parts
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  2. eatcrow2

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    Glued up part of the frames and decking pieces..
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    Two side pieces and their parts added before installing..

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    Peter,

    Do the ribs show through the sides, or are the sides too opaque?
  4. eatcrow2

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    No, the ribs will not be seen from the outside.. though they will be seen from looking down in the cockpit and guntub..
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    Very nice

    I'm really interested in this plane. I'm going to follow this thread wit a lot of interest.

    A question: Do you order the kit from modele-kartonowe directly?

    Regards
    Alcides
  6. eatcrow2

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    Hi Alcides...

    So far the kit has gone together great.. English instructions would have been nice, but I'm used to this by now.. Once I start on a part, for the most part I can usually figure it out as I'm building.. Ordered my copy from the PaperStore.
    http://www.papermodelstore.com/
    Good prices and fast delivery.
    Cheers..
  7. eatcrow2

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    seat

    Well I did the seat.. In cutting this out, I would cut out one of the small inter openings.. run a bead of Future around the cut.. let dry, and then cut another opening.. The Future seals and stiffens the part, so that you won't tear the thin pieces seperating the openings. Once they're cut, glue up the pieces.. let dry, and then painted with a flat aluminum.. When dry, I added the cushions after dry brushing them with a lighter leather color for more of a used look.. then a light dry brush of Future over the cushions for less of a dead flat look... Would be nice if I had a seatbelt detail for this aircraft or time period. Will hold off adding the seat until later, in case I come up with something..

    parts for seat..
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    finished....
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  8. eatcrow2

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    filling voids

    Next set of pictures show where I'm using high quality scrap balsa that I've had lying about to fill in the voids along the bottom of the frame. Do not want to end up with that "starved cow" look, that you will sometime get when covering a large area without some sort of backing. All the balsa was put in leaving about 1/16 pass the frames, to be sanded down flush to the frames when dry.. When sanded to the shape I wanted, I then painted with a blue-grey any place where there would be a joint in the skins.. An added plus, is that I'll end up with a stronger fuselage that will be able to be handled without caving in the sides..

    balsa added..
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    sanded and painted..
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    side and top panels added

    Have added the side and top panel pieces.. So far the fit has been perfect, and any problems I have had, are due to my own making...

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  10. eatcrow2

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    Thank you GB.. Have been inspired by your work and your documentation of the process..

    Peter
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    Really a great build there Peter!!
    Will follow the rest of your report with the greatest interest!
  12. eatcrow2

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    gun tub

    Thank you Johnny...

    Next up is adding the gun tub.. glued up the tub sides, and then added the top ring. After cutting out the center, I stuck it back in while I glued the ring to the tub.. helps keep the shape nice and round while drying.. just pop it out when dry..

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    tub with ring added..
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    finished piece..
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    added to the fuselage..
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    sliding hood &rails

    Added the rails inside the cockpit, and then the hood that sits in the rails, and slides over the cockpit. The windscreen that sits on this, I will add later..

    Hood in the open position..
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    Closed...
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