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Early Aviation
Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
Roland D.Vib, WNW
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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 07:28 PM UTC
A truly awesome build. Just beautiful!
AB1Vasek
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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 09:20 PM UTC
Marc I am new to this forum and what I see is absolutely unbelievable for me! In my spare time I build WW1 airplanes, but as I see I learn all my life!

Hat off!
minas-ithil
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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09 PM UTC
Marc,
Excellent build and the wood plank decals really make the kit. As one planning on diving into my first WNW kit soon, I was wondering, what did you use for rigging, especially the turnbuckles? Bob's Buckles or Gaspatch? Homemade? Just curious, because they do look really nice.

Thanks,
Stephen
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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 01:38 AM UTC
Your build really came out great. you have one to be proud of there.
wing_nut
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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 03:55 AM UTC
Thanks to all so much for all the very nice comments and compliments. I really appreciate them.

Stephen, here is a link to a how-to I put up on my site a while back. This was when I was making my own turnbuckles much like Bob's Buckles. Now I use the gas patch turnbuckles the line is tied to the turn buckle instead of an eyelet. The 4th photo is what you end up with just with a gas patch buckle instead of a homemade one. The fly tying thread is made by UNI, light gray dragged across a dark gray marker to make it darker.

http://wingnutmodels.com/Rigging.html





minas-ithil
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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 06:02 PM UTC
Marc,
thanks for the reply and the link to your tips. They should come in handy.

Stephen
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 03:39 AM UTC
You're welcome. Hope it helps.
Xirrcom
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:59 PM UTC
Absolutely stunning Marc! I love the build!
modelcellar
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:49 PM UTC
Wow! ...just WOW!! That is an incredible build. It looks AMAZING

Paul
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 01:47 AM UTC
Marc,maybe your best WNW effort.The wood look especially.Great work.
wing_nut
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 05:23 PM UTC
Bart, Paul, Anthony... thanks guys, means a lot.