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Airfix 1/72nd Gloster Gladiator Mk II Completed

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 4, 2019 2:18 PM

Thanks guys. baron, it is, its a great kit.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, November 4, 2019 5:06 PM

Very cool!  Nice job.  

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:03 AM

Thanks Hoss.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:11 AM

One fine build!  The rigging is amazing in that scale!  How did you do it?  Pre-drill holes for the ends then shrink the line?

Nice presentation too.Cool

Mike

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:15 AM

Thanks Mike.

I just partly drilled holes in the upper wing and then drilled right throw the lower. Inserted the line through the lower hole and secured it in the upper wing and let dry. Then stretched it night and glued the other end. Useing CA i only needed to leave each bit to dry for 10 mins, but took a couple of evenings.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:19 AM

Outstanding, Bish! YesYesYes

I've never done a biplane but dogone it, this one has my attention. And I agree, it does have a more rugged and capable look than a lot of bipes I've seen.

Not sure how I missed this.

-Greg

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:30 AM

Excellent work, Bish. You make the scale look lifelike. I totally jellous.

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:47 PM

Cheers guys.

This has made me less concerned about rigging, i was worried about it, but was much easier than i had expected. The plan Airfix provides really helped.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:52 PM

Bish

Thanks Mike.

I just partly drilled holes in the upper wing and then drilled right throw the lower. Inserted the line through the lower hole and secured it in the upper wing and let dry. Then stretched it night and glued the other end. Useing CA i only needed to leave each bit to dry for 10 mins, but took a couple of evenings.

 

Hi,

Your build looks great.  Thanks for posting your info. 

I have a couple older A/C models (a Vickers Vimy Commercial and a Curtiss Condor) that I have been putting off for a while until I figured out how to address the rigging.  I will definitely give the method you noted above a look.

Pat

1st Group Build

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:55 PM

Thanks Pat. I hope it works for you and look forward to seeing the results.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:41 PM

Bish

I just partly drilled holes in the upper wing and then drilled right throw the lower. Inserted the line through the lower hole and secured it in the upper wing and let dry. Then stretched it night and glued the other end. Useing CA i only needed to leave each bit to dry for 10 mins, but took a couple of evenings.

 

Thanks for the info!  Have always been a little intimidated by a biplanes rigging.

 

Mike

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 3:05 PM

Me to Mike.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    June 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:05 PM

Looks fantastic! The rigging turned out really nice. Your bases and figures always add that "spark" of life to your models

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    August 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:46 PM

Wow You are cranking out the quality builds Bish! Very nicely done Sir!

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:07 AM

Thanks guys.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:54 AM

WOW!  I really like the build!  The base is awesome as usual, but there is just something about this build...it pops!  The pilot maybe, but again..brilliant build my friend!

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:18 AM

Cheers buddy.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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