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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
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Daimler-Merceds D.III
gastec
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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 04:35 PM UTC
Managed to throw this little powerplant together in a day. Wingnut Wings 1/32 (From a Roland D.VIa) with spark plugs and valve springs from Taurus models. Additional detals adde using fuse and speaker wire. Painted with acrylics and laquers and weathered with oils, washes and pigments...



























Gary
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 12:02 AM UTC
Wow! Beautiful job Gary, looks like you could fire it right up! I amd wanting to do a WWI kit with the exposed engine more and more seeing work like this.
Vicious
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 09:57 AM UTC
Very Nice!....i am doing the same motor just waiting for same parts from Taurus
Scrodes
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 11:22 AM UTC
Bravo - very nice.
MerlinV
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 06:48 PM UTC
Wow!
Love the metallic effects... The copper and the rust on the exhaust!

Great job!

Cheers,

Hugh
Szmann
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 09:04 PM UTC
Gary, that level of detail is plainly insane! Loved it!

Cheers!
Gabriel
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 03:47 AM UTC
Beautiful !!!

Tell us a little about the steps to paint the exhaust ?

I would like mine to be like that

Regards
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 11:52 PM UTC
Beautiful
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 08:46 AM UTC
Hi Gary

Simply magnificent! That must rate among the best - if not the best - model engines I've ever seen! If you said it was 1:4 or 1:8 scale I'd have believed you.

As has been noted, the effects on the exhaust are amazing. Could you write a "How To" article for Aeroscale on the basics of how you tackle a finish like that?

All the best

Rowan
gastec
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:06 AM UTC
Thanks guys

Process is very straightforward. After hollowing out the outlet to make the 'walls' more to scale, I sprayed a basecoat of Modelmaster Lacquer exhaust. Once dry, this was buffed to a sheen so it represented real steel. I then misted over a light and very diluted coat of Mig medium rust wash. Before this starts to dry, i then apply pigment. Using an old brush, i pick up some rust pigment and stipple it onto the exhaust. The wash will absorb the pigment, but by careful application, you can acheive the effect as above. Soot pigment is applied to the outlet. Plenty here as fuel quality was really poor in those days. A final coat of pigment sealer fixes everything in place.
Pretty simple process.
Gary
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 11:03 AM UTC
How the hell did you manage to get the plastic so uniformly thin? It must have been fairly hard to get it to that point without it collapsing in when you were working on it? I originally thought it was a galvanically grown replacement set from moskit or some such just makes the result even more astounding. It looks so life like awesome work there Gary!
krow113
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 12:50 PM UTC
Nicely done!
Pretty sure you have the exhaust on backwards.
gastec
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 01:18 PM UTC
Thanks Chris. A lot of patience and a very sharp blade.

Steve. Will only fit one way.

Gary
Vicious
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 01:34 PM UTC

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Nicely done!
Pretty sure you have the exhaust on backwards.



No,the Roland have the exhaust like that,the Albatros have the same motor and exhaust but on the other direction

I love the exhaust i have to copy your technique on my Albatros,you use only the spring from Taurus or also the timing e lifters?
gastec
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 08:31 PM UTC
Just the springs.