Westland Whirlwind 1/48 scale

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  1. NOBI

    NOBI Active Member

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    :p all here r expert. only unfold part and can guess, what is it...yes that is Westland Whirlwind, i know Dr.Zarkov create a great one in 1/72 and 1/32 scale but when i first saw his whirlwind, i promise myself to create mine too. now i can create my whirlwind in 1/48 scale :) below is picture of my test build

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    more picture soon...
  2. bfam4t6

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    Looking great as always Nobi. Any chance you might give your hand a try at designing a plane with a clear canopy and a cockpit? Your designs are so seemless that the extra detail a cockpit would add would make them very stunning!
  3. NOBI

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    Hi there,

    just have a time to final build my model, below is picture of part what color already

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    then all parts of fuselage are finish and wait to glue

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    look closer at nose

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    look closer at tail...i have some problem in coloring state :p i forgot to make shade at last piece of fusleage, i will correct in final kit...:)

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    then glue all together

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    more soon :)
  4. jrts

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    Hi Nobi

    Another little work of art, outstanding mate

    If you can do designs like this with bad eye's, I can't wait for the ones you will do when they are better!!

    Take care of those eye's

    Rob
  5. Willja67

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    Really nice Nobi,

    I'm just curious how long it takes you to design a plane like this from nothing to the first test build? Because you sure seem to produce models really quick.
  6. NOBI

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    Hi Rob,

    My eye is feel better but not turn to normal yet...now i use only right eye to design and build. left eye can see but not help me much on work :( doctor appoint me to see progress of my eye in end of this month, hope that day my eye is turn to normal :D

    Hi Willja,

    use assistant from computer program help u can design as fast as u can. study 3Dprogram (i recommend to metaseq for beginner or Rhino3D for advance) and u can design model as u want. i cant tell u how long for design model, it depend on subject and your health :p with my poor eye U-2 took nearly 2 months to release it and when my eye better...Whirlwind come out in 2 weeks but no instruction yet. keep design :p
  7. NOBI

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    Hi There,

    Update picture...

    look close at nose

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    look closer at tail

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    now add tailwing into

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    look from behind

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    another view

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    more picture soon.

    PS...just purchase Roman's Wywern and will be build to stand near my whirlwind soon :)
  8. NOBI

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    continue my work today...today i add tail's pod what must make more attention to assemble. then add a canopy into.

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    canopy add

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    look good so far...:p do u like it?
  9. NOBI

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    50% finish of my Whirlwind...continue on wing today. wing begin with combine 2 pieces of wings together and make a wing's spar

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    and glue it together

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    test fitting with no glue yet

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    look closer at seam...Rhino3D did a good job for me.

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    and 2 wing finish then glue it into fuselage

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    engine tomorrow :)
  10. NOBI

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    I wish i can assemble as fast as Rob do :p today i work on engine.

    below is a parts of engine before assemble

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    assemble it together
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    then put into wing
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    2 engines on each wing finish
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    tomorrow will be landing gear, wheel and propeller :)
  11. NOBI

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    Continue work, nearly finish... today is for landing gear...be careful with small parts

    main landing gear
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    assemble together
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    glue it into its place
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    landing gear cover :)
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    tail landing gear...small parts
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    glue it into its position
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    look closer at tail's landing gear
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    and main landing gear
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    only propeller, bottom's pod and nose's gun left...what r your comments?
  12. NOBI

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    Finally i finish assemble my Whirlwind. after install propeller and gun...now she is on my shelf

    propeller assemble
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    some pod at underneath
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    put gun into
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    FINISH
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  13. NOBI

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    Hi there,

    addtion picture of Whirlwind Mk.II from Thaipaperwork

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  14. Ashrunner

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    NOBI...As always, an easy but beautiful model. Very nice.