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Revell 1:28th Spad XIII; Tricky but not as Spad as some make out.
Topic Started: Mar 27 2018, 09:17 PM (44 Views)
Diesel Gypsy
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I've been having some fun with this little chap recently.
Fit ain't too bad all things considered and the few problems I have encountered have all been of my own making so I can't complain.
I've got to the point where I need to consider what to do about the knitting :hypnotised: Well, me 'ol mucker AndyT :ahar: gave me some turnbuckles and eyes. Plus some elastic thread (I hope it wasn't holding up his troose :o ) for the rigging.
Now I've got all the bits and bobs I guess I'd better start knitting.......wish me luck :unsure: :blink:

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peebeep
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Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious
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Dave I'd seriously consider putting some paint on before fitting Andy's trooser elastic, also drill some pilot holes for the turnbuckles. Elastic thread is a breeze using superglue and kicker.
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Diesel Gypsy
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That makes perfect sense Paul, why didn't I think of that :aah:
I've made up the turnbuckles with Allie micro tube, pics to come, would you consider drilling and fixing them, and the eyes, before priming and painting or is it best left until after painting is complete.
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peebeep
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I've only ever rigged without turnbuckles, so I'm guessing, but my sequence without turnbuckles is:-

  • Drill pilot holes for the rigging anchor points

  • Assemble fuselage, fix lower wing and tail surfaces

  • Paint everything

  • Fit struts and upper wing

  • Add rigging


I think I'd probably add the turnbuckles after painting, it would probably be easier to fix them before the upper wing goes on. I'm assuming they will end up bendy enough to get them at the right angle after the cable is attached. Grant's your man for the real answer, he did a wizard job on his WnW Fe2b, gazillions of cables and turnbuckles. Says he'll never ever do one like it again. ;)
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Diesel Gypsy
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Thanks Paul that sounds logical.
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