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Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2020, 03:51:02 AM »
These are brilliant Robin! I especially liked the Fokker Dr.I eindecker and Henschel Hs 123. And I love that you solved the undersized wing conundrum on the Grumman Duck with bigger wings from another biplane  ;D
That's what One Wing Biplanes are all about ! Other people have a Spares Box, I have a Spare Wings Box . . .   ;D


cheers,
Robin.
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2020, 07:21:08 AM »
Thank you! :D :D :D

 8)
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Offline FAAMAN

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2020, 11:43:28 AM »
Brilliant work, great posts  8) 8) 8) 8)
Brrrr!!! It would be very cold in the DH.4U2 at altitude  :o :o love the Sopwith Hound  :-* :-* :-* :-*
Don't worry about anything but producing more OWBs and posting pics  ;) ;) ;) ;)  PLEASE  :smiley:
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Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2020, 07:53:20 PM »
Brilliant work, great posts  8) 8) 8) 8)
Brrrr!!! It would be very cold in the DH.4U2 at altitude  :o :o love the Sopwith Hound  :-* :-* :-* :-*
Don't worry about anything but producing more OWBs and posting pics  ;) ;) ;) ;)  PLEASE  :smiley:
Once again, thanks for the kind comments . . .   :D :-[
Would it surprise you if I told I had a whole separate, dedicated stash, just for OWBs ? There will be more . . .   ;)
It's quite warm in the DH.4-U2, the crew were to wear prototype electrically heated flying clothing, also if you look, you will see that the exhaust pipes are extended, and are fitted with lagged outer pipes, with an air space between them, and the exhausts. Air entering these pipes at the forward end, passes over the hot exhausts, is heated, and then exits into the rear cockpit, keeping both the Observer, and his camera, warm . . .
With the Sopwith Hound, the idea was to do an OWB Sopwith Triplane, but a wing transplant was needed.
A quick Back Story. Sopwith Pup has air superiority over the Western Front, loses it to new Albatros two gun scouts. Design of Camel started as response, but at least six months to service entry, and stop-gap needed NOW ! First attempt is up-engined Pup, 130hp Clerget replacing 80hp Gnome. Performance acceptable, but structure too weak, and flying surfaces too large. Fuselage strengthened, and wing replaced with new, smaller area, design based on Camel structure, along with smaller tailplane, resulting in Hound. Although only one gun, adequate to hold the line until Camel available, then withdrawn.
The model is basically a Revell Sopwith Triplane, with the small tailplane, fitted with Revell Camel wings, the tips of which have been trimmed to the same rake angle as the tail. I found the colour scheme in a magazine, while looking for ideas for markings for the Pup.


cheers,
Robin.
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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2020, 04:20:53 AM »
I like your latest installment of biplanes into monoplanes, Robin!

They're all very sharply done and I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite.

The D.VII is a natural as a monoplane and there's a grainy photo out there of one modified like that at the end of W.W. I.

Granted, it was not as easy on the eyes as yours.

Brian da Basher

Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2020, 05:25:24 AM »
I still haven't found the guns for the D.VII . . .   ???


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Robin.
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Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2020, 06:00:36 AM »
I've just found the guns, painted, but still on the runner, so they were never fitted in the first place !   :-[
So there's a little modelling job tomorrow  . . .


cheers,
Robin.
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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2020, 07:46:45 AM »
Best of luck and sounds like a bit of 'job security' quite rare in this day & age.

Best of luck with the armament,

Brian da Basher

Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2020, 08:04:12 PM »
Ahh, sorry, I didn't make myself clear, the little modelling job is attaching the newly found guns to the D.VII, not employment . . . 

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Robin.
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Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2020, 11:12:12 PM »

And, job done . . . looks much better now !







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Robin.

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2020, 04:09:41 AM »
 :smiley:
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Offline FAAMAN

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2020, 08:42:34 AM »
Wow that looks like a smooth version of the Junkers J-1 fighter  :icon_surprised:
Super work   8) 8) 8) 8)
Have you thought of building an unmodified version of your OWBs to place beside them, just to illustrate your genius (wish I'd thought of this sorta Whiffery ;) ;))
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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2020, 09:43:54 PM »
Very nice! :smiley: 8)
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Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2020, 07:13:09 AM »
Wow that looks like a smooth version of the Junkers J-1 fighter  :icon_surprised:
Super work   8) 8) 8) 8)
Have you thought of building an unmodified version of your OWBs to place beside them, just to illustrate your genius (wish I'd thought of this sorta Whiffery ;) ;) )


Thing is . . . if I could build the models as biplanes properly, I wouldn't have had to invent One Wing Biplanes in the first place, plus now the concept has taken on a life of it's own, and I really do enjoy building them, so I think I'm gonna stick with 'em . . .


cheers,
Robin.
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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2020, 10:53:15 AM »
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Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2020, 05:17:04 PM »
XLNT !! I love it . . .
Just one thing, though, as built, a production Hound would have been fitted with a 100 / 130hp Clerget 9b engine, rather than the Gnome ( Sopwith Triplane engine and cowling,in real life ) . . .   ;)


cheers,
Robin.
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Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2020, 05:19:00 AM »
Okay, another One Wing Biplane enters the hangar, or rather, gets a hangar all to itself . . .
This one's a Handley Page O/400 . . . 





The kit is the ancient Airfix offering, the main changes, apart from only one wing, of course, are changing the dorsal gun position to a Scarff Ring, scratchbuilt engine mountings, and new tail surfaces. The fin and tailplanes were originally Airfix Bristol Fighter wings, and the rudder and elevators are Revell Sopwith Triplane wings. Here's a close-up . . .






For those interested, the Build Thread is HERE


https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/2019-airfix-what-if-group-build-robunos-big-build-t54025.html


cheers,
Robin.
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Offline apophenia

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2020, 12:01:17 PM »
That looks excellent Robin  :smiley:

Thanks for the build thread link. Did I understand correctly that you briefly considered a high-wing build?
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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2020, 12:07:00 PM »
Gonna need a long runway.  :smiley: ;D
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Offline FAAMAN

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2020, 12:37:19 PM »
All I can say is WOW  8) 8) 8) 8) a low wing 0/400 (0/300 maybe?)  ;) ;)
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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2020, 02:27:09 PM »
Is a WOW wake up of Handley Page O/400.   Really coolized the old bird.  :o  8)

Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2020, 11:27:21 PM »
That looks excellent Robin  :smiley:

Thanks for the build thread link. Did I understand correctly that you briefly considered a high-wing build?


I did, but I couldn't work out a suitable way of mounting the engines, also I wanted to use the kit undercarriage, which seemed very difficult combined with a high wing.
A further factor is that I have the Revell / Matchbox Heyford to build, and I felt that this and a high wing O/400 would look too much alike. That's why the O/400 is painted in PC.10, and not NIVO . . .


cheers,
Robin.
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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2020, 03:14:10 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2020, 12:37:46 AM »




Okay, it's been a while since I updated this thread with the latest additions to the One wing biplane fleet, so here we go . . .
Some of these you may already have seen when they were built on other threads, and some of them may be new, but here they are gathered together . . .


First off, the Boeing P-12,





Supermarine Walrus,





Polikarpov R-5, in GVF ( Civil Air Fleet ) colours, with home-made decals . . .





Kawasaki Ki-10-II,





Kawasaki Ki-10-III-KAI 'Omi Bozu',





Yokosuka ( Kugisho ) K5Y1 'Akatombo' ( Willow ),





RAF RE 8, from the ancient Airfix kit, the moulds are older than I am . . .   :-\





LFG Roland C.II,





LFG Roland D.II, from the Merlin kit, with replacement wheels and a scratch-built propeller . . .





LFG Roland D.VI,





and lastly, a One wing Biplane that isn't, a Boeing P-26 'Peashooter' . . .   ;D





cheers,
Robin.
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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2020, 06:31:19 PM »
Awesome batch of builds! :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza: 8)
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