In the time since I completed the Jenny, back in March of 2019, I have started building some 1/12 scale racing cars. I haven't been blogging about them to date, but I am starting a new blog for my build of the Model Factory Hiro 1/12 scale Mazda 787B. This is a highly detailed, multimedia … Continue reading And now, Cars!
Here are some photos of the Curtiss jenny(and the Fokker) taken by someone who knows what they are doing. Photos are by Bernardo Bandao. Firstly, the Jenny: And some of the Fokker:
Yes, it is done... except for maybe some paint touch ups. I plan to get some better photos but for now... HERE IT IS:
Stage 5 / Para 6 - ...Installing the Prop Actually, two final pieces to add - the propeller, and the hub.
Stage 7 / Para 7 - Rigging the Interplane Strut Cross Brace Wires, Flying Wires, Landing Wires, Drag Wires... Just some quick photos of the rigging. Very close to complete, now! Brace wires between interplane struts Flying and landing wires Drag wires Stage 7 / Para 8 - Rigging the Aileron Control Wires Stage 7 … Continue reading Wing assembly completes
Stage 7 / Para 6 - Installing the Interplane Wing Struts and Upper Wings After all sorts of test fitting, the inter-plane struts and upper wings went on without much trouble.
Stage 7 / Para 4 - Installing and Rigging the Upper Wing Center Section... Struts [only] Continuing with the plan of attack, we need to test fit the entire upper wing, and get the correct length for the centre section struts (first photo below). In the second photo, the struts have been cut to length, … Continue reading Wing assembly (centre section next)
The Plan of Attack The instructions direct us to install the upper wing centre section first, then the bottom and top wings, in that order. The problem I see is that, as the centre section 'floats' on its struts, any error in the length of those struts means the top wing won't fit properly. I … Continue reading Wing assembly (lower wings first)
Stage 7 / Para 1 - Installing the Cockpit Cowl, Windshields, and Cockpit Edging First, a spoiler: I am not installing the cowl just yet; I am going to build it (including fitting the windshields and edging) and fit it to the fuselage later. More on this plan of attack in the next post. Second, … Continue reading Losing patience with sheet metal
Stage 7 / Para 2 - Installing the Vertical and Horizontal Stabilizers, Rudder, and Elevator The first part of the tail install is to set up the fuselage with the upper surface level. (Actually, the first part of Stage 7 is to build the cowl, but I'll get to that in a later post.) Here … Continue reading Final assembly begins! …with the tail