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Air Recce Campaign - 1/32 Roland Cl.IIa "7"
StukaJr
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Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 02:40 AM UTC
Chosen Scheme:



Build start - pretty much covers most of the 1st page of the instructional manual (a few pages to go). Crew seats, with floor, fuel tanks, controls, instruments and framing around it. I have opted for varnished wood flooring instead of gray-blue of the rest of the fuselage interior - I don't need many reasons to paint surfaces varnished wood.









Single control line is ran using my rigging material of choice (steel braided wire in clear polymer) - not very visible, but it's there. I suppose the rest of the wires run under the floor and out of sight.
StukaJr
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Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 06:21 AM UTC
Interior completed and ready for fuselage to close up around it - built OOB, apart from engine details - asbestos cloth wrapped intake manifold, sparkplugs and leads. Planning to have engine cowlings closed up, so magnetos will be invisible (and left unwired)













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Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 07:49 AM UTC
Marvelous! I'll be watching.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 08:06 AM UTC
Looks great so far Ivan, lovely neat work.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 02:04 PM UTC
Ivan,
Looks really good. Gonna follow this one!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 06:17 AM UTC
Thanks all! Here's last week's update:











Fuselage is mostly done - now I remember why I've chosen the "shark head" motif. Window curtains are done on one side - almost got caught unawares that the decal for them are clear and require white paint layer as base.

Camo is hand painted, with hand feathered edge and some sloppy filters.

I usually recommend WnW Roland Cl.II for Early Aviation beginners and starting to remember why.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 01:09 PM UTC
Hello Ivan,
wow! simply beautiful work.
one question - the curtains are separate or as one part with windows?

Bart
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 01:45 PM UTC
Hi,

Ivan: what a beautifull work !!!!! I'm eager to see the followings

cheers
nico
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 01:53 PM UTC
Hi all,

here is the beginings of my model for this campaign, it'll be a "simple" making with no scratch nor PE, just a from the box, so i hope it'll be done in the timelines.

So here is the box and contains, not seems so bad for Heller standards :

















Firstable a little bath and drying under the sunlights :





That's all but pics will follow soon ...

cheers
nico
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 01:55 PM UTC
Beautiful!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 02:27 PM UTC

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Hi all,

here is the beginings of my model for this campaign,...

That's all but pics will follow soon ...

cheers
nico



Nicolas: Très jolie!
But I think you chose the wrong thread and have to go there with your entrance:
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=244035&page=3#2099454

P.S. Bonne chance ! pour le championnats d'Europe et paix

Thomas
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 02:29 PM UTC
Great work, Ivan - nice to watch and follow.
Thomas
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 04:31 PM UTC
That shark mouth is wonderful!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 04:59 PM UTC

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Hi all,

here is the beginings of my model for this campaign,...

That's all but pics will follow soon ...

cheers
nico



Nicolas: Très jolie!
But I think you chose the wrong thread and have to go there with your entrance:
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=244035&page=3#2099454

P.S. Bonne chance ! pour le championnats d'Europe et paix

Thomas




OOOUPS You're completly right !!! I did not see it was an individual post ....So sorry Yvan to have polluted your thread ............. shame on me !
...I'm going to remove my post.....

et merci pour l'Euro

cheers
nico
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 10:54 PM UTC

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Hello Ivan,
wow! simply beautiful work.
one question - the curtains are separate or as one part with windows?

Bart



The curtains are clear decals provided with the kit - you paint the white over clear styrene window in approximate shape of the curtain (I used cut out decal to trace the shape), then apply decal to provide outline, shading and red sash of the curtain...

I'm not sure why the decals are clear and not printed on white, but that's how they come - extra step, but results are good. Just be careful not to paint too much white.
StukaJr
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 10:55 PM UTC

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OOOUPS You're completly right !!! I did not see it was an individual post ....So sorry Yvan to have polluted your thread ............. shame on me !
...I'm going to remove my post.....

et merci pour l'Euro

cheers
nico



No problemo,
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 06:04 PM UTC
Great job -wished I could do it in this way!
StukaJr
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Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 04:37 AM UTC
Thanks!

Tail is mostly done - missing bottom bracing struts indicative of mid-production Cl.IIa and steel cables need to be attached to the rudder.

Lower wings are pretty much ready for the install - the rigging will be installed "through the wing" method, so Eisenkreuz decals on white fields will cover up the damage just so. I suspect I will install all four wings at once, as just lower wings seem flimsy for handling purposes - with outer strut and rigging, it will give no concerns.













This aircraft is going in heavily weathered direction - historically operating in the autumn - winter - early spring months. Aviattic linen effects decals on the lower surfaces of the wings and tail plane - pre and post shading methods, weathering heaviest at the tail, lesser on the bottom wings and the upper wings will be most pristine.

Test fitting wings is very promising for the overall look.
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 02:26 AM UTC
... and then it's almost done:











Missing propeller with spinner cap, ailerons, rear MG and some more weathering - most of this is done at the time of posting this. I'll still shoot for the version with a camera, for the official Campaign photos.
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 03:31 AM UTC
Very nice.
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 08:00 PM UTC
Pretty sharp looking Ivan.
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 11:35 PM UTC
That is some cool business right there.
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 09:24 PM UTC
StukaJr

Outstanding Job.... wonderful!!!

Only one problem I see, or can not see, is that equally beautiful interior and frame. I literally thought that interior was the model.

The outer paintjob Looks absolutely like you hired some really short people to paint it.

Yours is a Wonderful model.

Captn Tommy
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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016 - 11:04 AM UTC
Ivan,
Beautiful! I really love the rich tones in your paint. My little 1/48 Roland will have a struggle to imminptate yours.

Bravo!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:01 AM UTC
Thanks for all the positive feedback - the build is done!

Some underside shots to show off use of Aviattic Clear Doped Linen to simulate frame through fabric look - I've used CDL Light translucent decal set to try for more aged / weathered look. Whether your opinion that underside blue was heavy blue dope application or CDL tinted blue, the effect is somewhere in between and subtle enough to simulate either or.

Straight on and zero deflection shot angle, as a bonus.