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Eduard 1:48 Roland CII
agiosdimitrios
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Thessaloniki, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 03:58 AM UTC
Finaly i finished my Roland.
This model build as a review model and i would like to thank Eduard for the kit and Helmo for allowing me to build it.
As you can see is an OOB contruction ( with few exeptions) like rigging and some other basic details, but i fill free to play as i wish, with the painting and i realy enjoy it very much.
The construction started as usual from the cockpit. This time i decide to spray a primer first, and i spray Alclad’s 2 “Gray primer and micro filler. I was very satisfied with the result and then paint all the inside surfaces in Cunze’s RLM 76 adding couple drops of white, except the dashboard and the floor which i paint then in natural wood finish using a mix of Tamiya Desert yellow, Yellow and White in mat finish just to be ready for the oils wash.











agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 04:07 AM UTC












agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 04:23 AM UTC
So i use oils at the wooden surfaces (Raw Sienna) and with the same colour i made the wash to the inside surfaces. I had to put plastic strip to fill the gaps.






Despite the fact that Eduard provides a wonderful pre-painted photo etched dashboard i desided to give it an oil treatment just to match the other wooden surfasses.





agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 04:36 AM UTC
I didnt put any detail to the engine, because when the fuselage will close there will be few things that will be seen.
But i couldent resist to weathering it.





After many working hours with all that litle pieces that Eduards provides for the cockpit area i finaly finish and i must say that i have had lot of great time puting together all that stuff







agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 04:45 AM UTC








gajouette
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 06:28 AM UTC
Dimitris,
Absolutely beautiful project my friend.Your painting of the interior is quite impressive.Can't wait to see your next update.
Regards,
Gregory Jouette
JackFlash
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 08:57 AM UTC
Fine work! Very subtle details. Here is my build from last year.

Click here.
guitarlute101
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West Virginia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 10:30 AM UTC


Great to see you posting the build, Dimitris. You always produce great builds! I look forward to more.

Mark
thegirl
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 02:24 PM UTC
Very nice progress Dimitris ! The weathering is super , not too much , just the right amount of flavor . Looking forward to your next up date
agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Monday, June 07, 2010 - 06:36 AM UTC
Thank yoy Gregory,
thanks Stephen,
thank you Mark,
and thank you Terri!!!







agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Monday, June 07, 2010 - 06:45 AM UTC
Despite the fact that i said this model is going to be an OOB i had to made some modifications at the ailerons controls because Eduard provides options for both of the early and late type, so i thought i have to be accurate.
So i choose to represent one mascine of the early type those with control horns on the wings, opsion A and B.











agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Monday, June 07, 2010 - 07:13 AM UTC
and i have to make those buble shape aerodynamic covers at lower wings





Puting the undercarriage



making dril holes for the rigging








agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Monday, June 07, 2010 - 07:41 AM UTC
Sprayed with Allcad Grey Primer







wings testing fit



Mgunns
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Posted: Monday, June 07, 2010 - 09:12 AM UTC
Great work on the interior. Looking good thus far, and looking forward to more pictures.

Best
Mark
Dwaynewilly
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New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, June 07, 2010 - 01:24 PM UTC
Dimitris,

Excellent progress, beautiful work on the interior.

Dwayne
edoardo
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Milano, Italy
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Posted: Monday, June 07, 2010 - 08:42 PM UTC
Dimitris,
I can only second what Dwayne has already said!
You did a great job, I like the interior very much, and I can't wait to see it painted!
Keep on going!
Ciao
edo
thegirl
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 01:06 AM UTC
Looking very shape so far Dimitris , was just yesterday when you posted and already more progress - SUPER !
agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 04:43 AM UTC
Thanks Mark,
thanks Dwayne,
thanks Edoardo,
Terri the model is already finished, i amm just posting the progres in steps just to be easy to anser in any question(if there is one) and i think this more interesting than posting the model finished. (Dont wory it wont take too long).
agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 04:54 AM UTC
The primer shows some problems which i have to corect.
So sanding, filling with putty and sanding again.









agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 05:37 AM UTC
As i said before this is an OOB constraction and beacause i cant do what i wish to do with this kit, i deside to play with painting.
I think that this is very good chanse to see what can we do, only with, what we take from the kit and what the resault will be compering with more complicated builds.
So lets play with Painting.
agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 05:45 AM UTC
Mahogany Brown for the under surfases just for base color for presading.







agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 05:56 AM UTC
Masking the ribs, spar and the crosses.





for the color i use Gunze White + RLM78



first remove the cross



another hand of thined paint



then i remove the spar tape and give another hand of thined paint

agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 06:04 AM UTC
then the ribs and another one hand of paint



the same way for the lower wings and the tail



Next come the uper surfases of wings and tail



jaypee
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 07:20 AM UTC
Great stuff and thanks for demonstrating this build.
May I ask what the masking of the cross is for?
and are the brown lines rib tapes or will they get further shading?

Thanks
JP
agiosdimitrios
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 08:36 AM UTC
Thank you John Paul, Well the reason of masking the crosses is the same that i mask the spars and the rib tapes and for being more understood i explain. At many aircrafts of the period and especialy those covered with clear doped linen if someone look under the wings when the light cames from above it can see almost all the details from the wing structure, the absence of colour makes the fabrick almost ""transparent"", so the same is for all the Rollands painted with that pale blue-gray colour, if for instance look at almost any period photograph of the type this is an obvious evident Now the surfases that are more close to the fabrick of the under side of wings are more sharp as an image thas the ribs, the spars which are a litle more far they looking altle fade and as for the crosses that their painted black to the uper surfase of the wings, you understand that must apear just alitle. I dont know if i gave you to anderstand what i mean because of my bad English,if i dont please forgive me. Please check carfully as much photographs as posible and you willsee what i try to represent.