Modelling biplanes.....sigh

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  1. YakFlyer

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    Hi folks,

    I errr, posted this a few hours ago but my computer had a melt down, doesn't appear to have gone through. Anywayyyy, biplanes...Immm, flying/landing wires. What fun.
    Thought I'd post a progress shot of this 1:48 Tiger Moth I am attempting. I was initially going to paint it to represent an ex RNZAF machine which I do a bit of weekend flying in. I have decided to go with a civilian variant which I also fly during the Airshow season here in NZ. ZL-ALJ is a very original workhorse of a company called Classic Flights, which operate 3 tigers and a Waco, for joyrides. A fantastic part of the country, that is Lake Wanaka.
    A couple of snaps here, P1363633333.jpg
    IMG_0549.jpg P1100148.jpg Tigers.jpg

    A couple of photos of our classic formation flown at Warbirds Over Wanaka this year (I am in the red/silver Tiger). Also my Dad looking on waiting for me to jump in for a local scenic flight (from a few years ago). Also the wee project itself. Fiddly, well that doesn't begin to describe it. Getting the hang of it, I think. I have a Gladiator in the works as well. If anyone has advice with how to bring these sorts of projects together please post some suggestions!

    regards,
    Yakflyer
     
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    Biplanes gives me the chills or whatyacallit....still, I've got a 1/48 Grumman Duck and Supermarine Walrus....(chiver)....plus a handful of WWI birds.

    What was I thinking! :lol:
     
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    But looking good though.. :thumbright:
     
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  5. YakFlyer

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    It is so hard, but very addictive!
     
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    I love the rigging myself. My biplanes to me always look more realistic than the other ones.
     
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    Try some EZ-line.. no need for tensioning the rigging.
     
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