My Little Harry Tate completed build blog

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Richard.
The crew must have been covered in that grime then.
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Yup, I've seen movies when the pilot remove his goggles and you can see the outline of the goggles around the eyes and the grime on the rest of the face.

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I have to take my hat off to you, this is just stunning in every sense of the word and such small scale.
Really impressed with your aging tech on the prop and grain effects. Those Lewis guns are stunning too
Top marks from me.

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Guys, thanks.

Steve, I took a long break in between each assembly points to rest my eyes
Robert, welcome aboard and glad you popped by to see me go crazy on an old kit

Now the next post will tell you why this might be a one time thing.....rigging!!!

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Hi John...don't have to wait too long...but decals first before rigging...

Decals were applied first before weathering so the earlier pictures should come after this...

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The decal sheet comes with a false step for the fuselage which looked "False" so I removed it and carved out the step. Below is the image with the decal.

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However much decal solution I brushed on didn't soften the decal...I had to force them into the contours by gently rubbing them down. I cut it at the joint of the elevator and applied white glue and pressed it into the groove.

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For scale comparison next to Hershey's syrup bottle.

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Here you can see the carved step.

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Finally the protrusion of filaments sprouting from the pre-drilled anchor points, each length calculated for its intended purpose. At first it looked like a nightmare.

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Next the nightmare continues....

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Richard :surprised: Does indeed look like a nightmare at this stage. :thumb2: CA for the adhesive ?
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Hi John, CA definitely. There are at least 28 points on the bottom wing and fuselage alone. The faster the setting the better. I usually count to five for each glue point.:tongue-out:

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Thanks Joe...actually it's easier than it looks. I learnt a way to do this from a fellow modeller who does Wingnut bi-planes. Just have to figure out the connections and having the right length for each joint.

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Hi, the rigging was primed with a mixture of sliver and black...the black was to dampen the shine of the silver. Then working from bottom up I glued one end as seen on previous picture, then after securing the upper wing the rigging is thread through the pre drilled holes.

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Looks like we're having spaghetti tonight dear...

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Then with the help of wooden pegs as weights I secured the rigging with a tiny drop of CA on the underside of the top wing.

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When all is done I slice off what is not needed with a sharp blade...

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Braces made from thin wire for the exhaust were attached to the edge of the wing.

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Any traces of CA frosting was removed...

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I didn't gloss enough of the top wing for decalling...there is is still traces of silvering. I just noticed the small front canopy I made from a tablet bubble cover is slightly off center.

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Truly wonderful Richard! Fantastic to see the chaos of the rigging coming together. You must be very pleased with the look
 

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Hey Steve, definitely pleased. Harry Tate was at one point hairy until all point were secured and snipped.

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Thanks Joe, here's more of it...
Having finally stitched up the old stringbag, displaying it on its own would have been miserable looking so I decided on a large vignette...starting with a home made base of plywood and timber bidding sprayed in black.

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Positioned the old bird and marked the area for the groundwork...

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Masked out the edge of the base and slapped on cement mixed with fine sand...

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When hardened sprayed a coat of earth brown...

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On top of that sprinkled flocking and randomly stuck bits of spagnum moss...sprayed various tones of green.

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Got the old gal to settle in...

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At this point I hadn't added the rigging on the fuselage to the tail.

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Then onto the figures next...

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Richard.
Utterly jaw dropping.!
The holes for the rigging, do you have a drawing of exactly where they go ? And how do you remove the spare CA. Smooth sanding paper ?
That use of the pegs to give the correct tension answers my next question !
To read that this is in1/72 as well ! :flushed:
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Truly amazing work Richard. It is indeed draw dropping stuff. Also figures as well! You spoil us sir. Permission to carry on:thumb2::smiling2:
 
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