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Returning to modelling - the hard way ? !
Posted by WingAndAPrayer on Friday, January 8, 2021 1:46 PM

Returning to modelling after a very long break - on a bit of a "mission". Too long a story but the build being started is a WingnutWings FE2b late. Things have moved on a lot since I last built boxed kits - especially with regards to materials such as glues etc - so there will be questions.

Thanks.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 11, 2021 10:20 AM

Welcome aboard. Might be a good idea to post a build thread of your FE2.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 11, 2021 10:48 AM

Welcome

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 11, 2021 11:23 AM

Welcome aboard

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John

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Posted by fox on Monday, January 11, 2021 1:11 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us. Looking forward to seeing your builds.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, January 11, 2021 2:52 PM

 Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by WingAndAPrayer on Monday, January 11, 2021 4:05 PM

Bish
Might be a good idea to post a build thread of your FE2.

A build thread ? - Where are they ? (though such a thing may amuse those that know what they are doing ! Whistling )

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, January 11, 2021 6:08 PM

A build thread is simply an online progress report of your build with photos at different stages of your build.

You post them in the appropriate section such a armor,aircraft,ships,and so forth.

It can be simple or it can detail every step

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Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, January 11, 2021 6:57 PM

Welcome. The modelers on this forum have an incredible amount of knowledge that they are eager to share with you. Just ask Big Smile

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Posted by WingAndAPrayer on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:18 PM

Thanks - I hope to get started quite soon, once I've worked out how techniques have moved on + gathered together bits and pieces as and when I find that I need them.

W&P

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Posted by nearsightedjohn on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:41 PM

Wow! You picked a challenging one to start scale modeling. Lots of rigging!

I've built four WNW kits, all were wonderful experiences. When you get to rigging, I highly recommend EZ-line and "Bob's Buckles" (eyelets and micro tubes, Google his website) both make rigging so much easier. 

Welcome back to our fun hobby! Enjoy your build and post any questions that come up. Folks here are very helpful.

John

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:33 PM

WingAndAPrayer

Returning to modelling after a very long break - on a bit of a "mission". Too long a story but the build being started is a WingnutWings FE2b late. Things have moved on a lot since I last built boxed kits - especially with regards to materials such as glues etc - so there will be questions.

Thanks.

Welcome back to the hobby and welcome to the forum!

Yes, you can find good answers to your questions here in the relevant places.  That's a good choice for your first build back, too.  Wingnut Wings aren't shake-and-bake kits like Tamiya, say, but they were beautifully engineered.  A buddy of mine builds them, and he notes that even the thinnest layer of paint can be enough to interfere with fit, so finely-engineered are they.

I look forward to seeing your build!

Oh, and one more thing-to post pictures, you need to find a host for your photo files.  Kalmbach does not allow uploading files to posts.  You add the photos to your post by pasting in links back to the storage location.  I use a site called Postimage, myself.

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Brad

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:37 PM

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Posted by WingAndAPrayer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:25 PM

nearsightedjohn
 Wow! You picked a challenging one to start scale modeling. Lots of rigging! ... 

Hi - "re-start" scale modelling - I probably built my first Airfix plastic kit circa 1958 'ish Smile

I posted a first question in "Decals" and hope for a reply  to that - but then the very first process I looked at in the WingnutWings assembly instructions raised another issue. I'll post that in "Aircraft" under FE2b 6992 project - please look.

thanks W&P.

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Posted by WingAndAPrayer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:53 PM

the Baron
... Oh, and one more thing-to post pictures, you need to find a host for your photo files.  Kalmbach does not allow uploading files to posts.  You add the photos to your post by pasting in links back to the storage location.  I use a site called Postimage, myself 

Oh dear Sad - a quick scout round the www seems to indicate that "Postimage" may not be the safest or most reliable bits of kit. I'm of a generation which has no sympathy for footballer's wives and other no-hopers airing their dirty laundry on things like Twattermyweb.com and other such devices designed for the use of LIU's - I have no interest whatsoever in any of this socialist media and am more than happy to leave it to others. 

If this platform will not allow direct loading of images then does anybody have any suggestions at to a route which will not set off alarm bells ?

thanks - W&P

 

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Posted by WingAndAPrayer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:04 PM

nearsightedjohn
 Wow! You picked a challenging one ... 

It was a case of "needs must". The model will be numbered 6992 - I have had custom decals (transfers) made and hopefully it will be finished in a "flying" format. Reasons will be made clear in due course - though initial take-off of the project is stumbling a bit.

regards - W&P

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:03 AM

That's interesting about your experience with Postimage.  I haven't had any issues with the site, including any warnings from my anti-virus software (McAfee) or from the browser's built-in apps.

I do know, though, that twice-once before I signed up and once shortly after-the owners let their domain registration expire.  It was snapped up and held for ransom.  The owners chose not to pay, and just registered a new domain.  This caused problems with existing links, though.  Not major, but it was a nuisance to fix the links, where it was possible to do so.

It's a bare-bones site, too, feature-wise.  For example, when you drill down into an album containing multiple images, and open one of them in the viewer, there's no scroll feature to page through the images in that file.  This was the first such site I had seen, that didn't have that kind of feature in its viewer.  There's no drag-and-drop functionality, to rearrange photos in an album, either, just sort by name or file date.

But it's sufficient for my purposes.  I don't use it as primary storage; my files are all stored locally, on my machine and one external drives.  I only use it to get links to put into posts around the web.

I may eventually pay for a subscription, once I fill the available space.

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:28 AM

While it is a pay site, I use imageshack.  I think it runs me around $20 a year for the basic level.  Easy to use, no ads and no issues over the last several years since the debacle with PB.

I'm with you on the social media... don't belong to any of them, and could care less about the insignificant twaddle in somebody's daily existence.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:57 AM

Photobucket wasn't bad, in terms of features.  It was their disastrous decision to force everyone to move to that $499 a year subscription to link images, that really ruined it.

I started there with the free account, used up the available storage, then took the basic subscription for $49 per year.  That was working really well, and I probably would never have used up that space, either.

And I could see if they just dropped their free hosting, that wouldn't have been that bad.  But to remove linking from every account but the most expensive one was a really stupid idea.  They've since walked it back, and they have new customers, but I don't know if any of their previous customers have gone back.

 

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Posted by WingAndAPrayer on Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:12 PM

the Baron
 That's interesting about your experience with Postimage.  ... when you drill down into an album ...

containing multiple images, and open one of them in the viewer, there's no scroll feature to page through the images in that file.  This was the first such site I had seen, that didn't have that kind of feature in its viewer.  There's no drag-and-drop functionality, to rearrange photos in an album, either, just sort by name or file date. ... 

Thanks for the advice - but - I have no "experience" of Postimage - I just looked for references to it on the www, and wasn't hugely impressed by what I saw. Drilling anything in my house means using a Black & Decker electric drill, and the 2nd para above just baffled me !

 I've just pressed "insert" "image" above and again the screen then displayed has bamboozled me. 

Too many warnings about crooks on the www for somebody of my generation to start pessing buttons we don't understand. Why have they made it so difficult ? Sad

W&P

 

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Posted by WingAndAPrayer on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:37 PM

As none of my posts under three headings have been replied to I take it that nobody has ever encountered the WingnutWings FE2b (late). I'm pressing on, but for anybody searching in the future be aware that main problems encountered so far are >

# Instructions page 4 assembly sequence for A17 and A18 to the pilot's seat floor assembly is wrong.

# Page 4 fails to give part numbers for the oil tank - they are in fact B8 and B20 - and no part numbers are given for the 2 oil tank support straps and careful examination of the parts sprues fails to identify any parts which would fit this role - they just don't seem to exist. Not very impressive.

So far that's just the main WingnutWings problems encountered - there have been other more minor WnW irritations. I was also surprised that FSM yielded no assistance or advice.

W&P

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Posted by nearsightedjohn on Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:17 AM

I have found FSM forums to be pretty broad subject-wise. I believe a WWI scale modeling forum such as https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php may have detail build postings for the WNW Fe2b as well as be a better resource for your questions/ issues related to this specific WNW kit. Good luck and don't give up! These kits are beautiful when complete, even whrn issues and errors are encountered.

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