Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Just the floats, MG, propeller, exhaust and attaching the upper wing and it's done.

Floats assembled.

Machine gun. Parabellum.

Propeller is painted in two shades for lamination effect, plus Alclad brass.
Then streaked with Burnt Umber oil paint

Finished propeller

Alclad painted exhaust


Rigging. The rigging on this model is quite minimal

 Top wing attached

Completed model!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wings and decals

Undersides painted Linen

Gloss coat to make sure decals stick properly

Some lozenge decals plus white sections of lower wing underside for the crosses

Cross decals on, -a bit of dryfit..

Upper surfaces of the wings coming along nicely..

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Closing fuselage, dryfit floats

Fuselage closed up

Getting the feel of the size

Quite intricate strut structure, but all fits perfectly.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Interior finished, starting on floats

Interior complete!

Starting of floats and accessories.
Ready to close up fuselage

Prepare with one coat of gloss paint

These decals are one of the most tricky I have done.
Lots of decal set and patience required.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cockpit rigging

Drilling holes for running rigging thread trough pulleys.

Rigging rudder pedals

Maybe visible ejector pin marks. Filling in just in case..

Engine mount installed

Rigging, side view

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Bz.III Engine

Continuing with the engine

Using the 'not used' E 7 part that lacks the lifters.
Adding lifters from metal wire.

Completed engine.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Starting assembly of cockpit interior

Third catchup post, end of November.
Assembly of cockpit interior.

Compartment wall between pilot and observer, map table, floor window for observer and window between pilot and observer,

Added rigging line to the table. Dry fit in the fuselage, -looks good.

Map storage and pilot's seat..

Camera is done!

And there are the seats and seatbelts complete!