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Airfix 1/72 Tigermoth Done

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    April, 2010
Airfix 1/72 Tigermoth Done
Posted by Theuns on Friday, April 27, 2018 11:35 AM

I built this little kit some time ago and got another one to see if I can make it better by enhancing the cockpit with some creative painting.

The red colour is the inside of the doped linnen. I rebuilt a left bottom wing for a Tigermoth last year at work and found some of this red/brown linnen on the aileron bellcrank box....might even have been from WW2 :-)

I also added straps from lead foil.

 

  IMG_20180427_182556 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:33 AM

It looks a lot better than the an untouched kit, good job.

One question, you mentioned lead foil, what exactly in that?  I heard of it in the past but have never seen it.  Normally people would use tape, paper, or something similar for the restraints, but not actual lead bcause of its toxic qualities, unless you're talking about lead solder.

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:53 AM

I also use tamiya tape sometimes for belts but because the belts in the actual plane is quite thick and stiff I wanted to pose them like that.

he stuff I use is the metal wrapping from the tops of wine bottles, if it is really lead I doubt but I hear people call it that.

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:46 AM

I'm a big fan of Tamiya tape for belts. It is the right color for some older belts, and paints easily if you need another color.  If the back will show, I double up, putting two layers together.    For the smaller scales I use a toothpick and aluminum paint to paint little adjustment thingies on the tape.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, May 05, 2018 8:49 AM

I got the basic assembly of the tiger done, primed and the yellow is now curing.

 IMG_20180505_072613 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180505_152212 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180505_152233 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Friday, May 11, 2018 10:37 AM

I need to add the walkway decals , microsol it all and then seal with clearcoat before the fiddly rigging starts.

 IMG_20180511_062622 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180511_062646 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180511_062736 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, May 11, 2018 12:36 PM

I like it, don't see many built.

Always loved the looks of the moth....delicate and ellegant, beautiful aircraft.

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    June, 2004
  • From: 29° 58' N 95° 21' W
Posted by seasick on Friday, May 11, 2018 7:49 PM

Real good. Yes

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    June, 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:51 AM

That looks great! I'm looking forward to the finished Moth. How did the kit go together?

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:24 AM

Looking great!  Yes

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:58 AM

 

I battled with EZ line to rig this tiger, and decided to try somthing new.
I was making molds for the Mirage 3 todat and whyle cleaning the brush some of the bristles fell out.....wait a tick I though 
 
The rigging wires on Tigers were all flat rolled steel wires and the bristles are flat...bingo!
IMG_20180513_161437 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

So I cut them to length and glued them on, granted they are a little heavy in scale but any smaller and it looks wrong. As a bonus they were black, just like the painted rigging wires on early tigers 
 

Theuns
 
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    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, May 14, 2018 9:34 PM

IdeaWhat a great idea

 

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, May 14, 2018 11:29 PM

 I was worried that it looked to heavy but at work I am  busy riggin a PT-13d Kadet at the moment and after compating the 2 it looks more acurate to my eye now.

Here you can see the size of the cabane rigging wires

 IMG_20180514_092246 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:11 AM

That looks really good. The scale looks pretty good as well. The work on this one makes the scale appear larger than it really is. Well done.

BK

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    May, 2018
  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by VA Spartan on Friday, May 18, 2018 12:05 PM
Love the Tiger Moth and yours is looking great!

On the workbench: 1/35 Takom T-54B, 1/350 AFV Club TypeVIIC, 1/35 Tamiya Char B1bis w/French Infnatry

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, May 21, 2018 9:03 AM

Thuens, Your work is impeccable.  You are building a unique aircraft that you don’t see on the aircraft Forums.  I always, always love the work you do!!!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

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

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11:42 PM

well I am calling this build done.

Airfix new tool 1/2 Dh-82a Tigermoth in South African Air Force 1950's training colours before the used AT-6 to do the primary training.

Nice little kit, self alligning. 

Piant is enamel with decals from spares box and alclad satin clearcoat.

 Airfix 1/72 Dh-82 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Airfix 1/72 DH-82 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Airfix 1/72 DH 82 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 DH-82 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Airfix 1/72 DH-82 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:01 AM

Looks great.  I really like it.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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