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  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
New to forum - some of my builds
Posted by kensar on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:17 AM

Hello everyone.  I'm new to the forum and thought I would show some of my builds.  I have been building model cars for some time, but have only built 8 aircraft, so I am still learning the techniques.  I have been looking around the forums and there certainly are some talented builders here.  I have learned alot and hope to be able to contribute in the future.

My builds:

1:32 Academy Sopwith Camel

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1:72 Academy F6F Hellcat

 

1:48 Eduard BF108 Taifun

I hope you enjoy the pictures and thanks for looking.

Kensar

 

Tags: bf108 , Camel , Hellcat , taifun

Kensar

 

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    July, 2017
Posted by bartenational on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:27 AM

Great looking stuff! I remember one of the first kits I built was a revell sopwith camel 1/72 scale. The black and white drawings specified the color as "Olive Drab". Being 8 or 10 I had no idea what that was! I had to walk around asking my family. 

 

Anyway looks like you nailed it! nice work, 

 

what did you use for the wires on your Camel, it looks like you have linkage at the ends, Nice touch

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9efCAsT0e2u4laTA3


 

living the dream 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/0sUvBqbiFEMH99Dn1

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:36 AM

Very nice models.  Good photography too.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:05 AM

You're a skilled builder and it shows. Well done on those kits and that rigging is awesome.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: Kenetics 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:40 AM

BrandonK

You're a skilled builder and it shows. Well done on those kits and that rigging is awesome.

BK

 

Ditto  I really like the prop on the Camel.  I also really like the camo scheme on the Taifun.  Looking forward to seeing future projects.

Have fun,

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:53 AM

The rigging is monofilament fishing line, 0.005" diam., colored with a sharpie marker.

At most of the ends there is a brass tube (~1mm long, 0.6mmOD/0.4mm ID), that the line goes through, then goes around a mounting point, then goes back through the tube, and is CA'ed.  The mounting points are either holes in the kit struts, or a loop of 0.5mm wire superglued into a hole in the plastic surface.  I tried using 0.5mmOD/0.3mmID tube but could not always get the rigging line through it on the second pass.  Its the smallest brass tubing I have ever seen.  It came from Albion Metals through Sprue Bros.

There is a tutorial on this rigging technique on ww1aircraftmodels.com which is another awesome site.

Thanks for the complements!

Kensar

 

Kensar

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:23 PM

Lovely builds there, look forward to seeing more of them.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

fox
  • Member since
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:20 PM

Outstanding builds Kensar! ToastToastToast

I could use some lessons. Whats the going rate?Wink

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

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  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:51 PM

Welcome and thanks for sharing some exceptional work!

 

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  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:04 PM

All very nice builds, but I am most impressed with your Camel.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:38 PM

Welcome to FSM Forums!  All of your builds are of exceptional quality.  Thank you for sharing them with us.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:41 PM

well may I say welcome kensar. all your models look great. I have yet to rig a biplane and your camels rigging looks awsom. can't wait to what els you have up sleeve.

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  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:55 PM

You may have only build 8 aircraft, but your skill is obvious. If you're looking for a tip, the only one I can think to give is in regards to canopies. When you paint them, use the interior color first. On a plane like your Taifun, which has a large "greenhouse", it would add another layer of realism to an already fantastic build. 

Nice work, and thanks for sharing!

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:45 AM

Thanks, Radmax8.  That's a great tip.  I'll be using that in the future.

Again, thanks to everyone that commented.  This forum and others have a wealth of knowledge and experience that can benefit us all.

I have finished a LF-107 Lunak glider model that I will post soon in the civil aircraft forum.

Kensar

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:07 AM

These builds are beautiful.  I especially like the Camel.  Excellent work.  Yes

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang

In the queue: Airfix 1/48 Junkers Ju87B-1 Stuka

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:42 AM

Some really fine work there! 

Welcome Sign

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:40 PM

Yikes! Really fine builds here.

I have the Wingnut Wings 1/32 Camel F.1 which, when I get around to building, I hope I'll be able to do 1/2 as good a job as you've done with the Academy kit.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:03 PM

Great work!  I really like that Bf 108.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:02 PM
Very well done. Welcome aboard..

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:58 AM

Nice clean builds and finish.  I want to see your cars!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
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  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:20 PM

Posting some in the Auto forum.

 

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:24 PM

Welcome Sign  Glad you're here Mate and TY for sharing your builds. That Taifun is remarkable and I for one am looking forward to learning from you.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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