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Offline robunos

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Douglas World Cruiser - A One Wing Biplane
« on: September 03, 2021, 05:26:09 AM »

Okay, a bit of a palate cleanser from the recent diet of 'Black Diamonds' . . .
This is the Douglas World Cruiser from the old Williams Brothers Kit. The Build Log will be terse with this one, I'm just going to enjoy the model making process . . .
Here we go, the basic fuselage,





and the forward top decking. This has already been painted inside, and strips added to help locate it on the fuselage.





The wing, with the strut holes filled,





and lastly, the tail surfaces glued together.





That's All For Now, Stay Tuned . . .


cheers,
Robin.

By the pricking of my thumbs, Something Whiff-y this way comes . . .

Offline apophenia

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Re: Douglas World Cruiser - A One Wing Biplane
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2021, 11:23:49 AM »
Great subject choice  :smiley:

Okay, a bit of a palate cleanser from the recent diet of 'Black Diamonds' . . .

 ;D ;D
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Offline robunos

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Re: Douglas World Cruiser - A One Wing Biplane
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2021, 06:19:20 AM »

Okay . . .
A quick update, the 'engine' assembled and painted,





and the airframe erected . . . the engine has to be added at this point, as it's not possible to fit it later, the peg that represents the carburettor intake pipe fits into a hole in the top cowling, so the 'engine' has to be put in first . . .





Now it's off to the paint shop . . .


cheers,
Robin.
By the pricking of my thumbs, Something Whiff-y this way comes . . .

Offline apophenia

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Re: Douglas World Cruiser - A One Wing Biplane
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2021, 09:58:04 AM »
Nice! But an odd assembly approach with that engine  ???

I guess a compensation is that seriously imposing-looking set of exhaust stacks  :smiley:  ;D
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Offline robunos

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Re: Douglas World Cruiser - A One Wing Biplane
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2021, 05:33:25 AM »

Okay . . .
It's been a long time, but finally ready for decals . . .





Also, see if you can spot the mistake I've made . . .   :-[   :icon_twisted:
That's All For Now, Stay tuned . . .




cheers,
Robin.

By the pricking of my thumbs, Something Whiff-y this way comes . . .

Offline Buzzbomb

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Re: Douglas World Cruiser - A One Wing Biplane
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2021, 04:30:19 AM »
Fairly seamless change to monoplane

Offline robunos

  • Can't afford the top wing of his biplanes...
Re: Douglas World Cruiser - A One Wing Biplane
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2021, 04:52:38 AM »
Fairly seamless change to monoplane


Thanks, though I do say so myself, it does work rather well, doesn't it . . .   :smiley:


cheers,
Robin.
By the pricking of my thumbs, Something Whiff-y this way comes . . .

Offline apophenia

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Re: Douglas World Cruiser - A One Wing Biplane
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2021, 06:07:56 AM »
Looking good  :smiley:

Also, see if you can spot the mistake I've made . . .

Hmmm. Assuming it is still a DWC, the tail stripe colour is reversed (should be blue/white/red from May 1919 to November 1926).
The doorbell's ringing, could be the elves
But it's probably the werewolf ...