A very windy and coldish sunday here today, and I'm about to go out into the garden to do some work – but first an update of my progress with Diltheys DVa, and some images of the paralell DV as well for good measure.
Not too much to actually say about these. I've been adding tubes and lines in my usual fashion – then adding the subassemblies as per the WNW instructions.
I did get into a bit of trouble when I fitted the engine into the fuselage – it was a very tight fit against the tank and ammo-shute behind. I ended up aking off the PTO wheel on the back of the engine. Other than that, its been pretty smooth – but I think it'll be a bit snug getting the other fuselage half on...
Getting busy in there, and a clear view of the Lozenge screen, which was from one of my test shots on paper before I did the decals.
The fuel and mixture pipes are not an exact replica, I only wanted to create the look of what you see from above the cockpit...
Ammoboxes and bulkhead in place. This is all you can see of the fuelpipe installation...
The strand sticking upp over the tank are the trottle lines going to the handle of the stick... and the two lines behind the ammofeeds are the triggerlines. I'll hang the "key" in its chain over the side of the cockpit, like it was hinted in the instructions.
Engine package in place...
And here's a pic of the DV as well, keeping eaven pace with the DVa... I'll probably do this one up as Paul Baumers Jasta 2 machine. I've got Pheons Albatros DV/DVa volume 2 on their way over to me.
Well thats it for now, the windy garden is beckoning. Im going to ad a few more bits in the cockpit, then it'll be time for closure, and painting preparations –maybe I'll be able to meet the deadline after all?
Thank You for looking – any and all comments are most welcome