I hate to say this but there is probably 3 months work to finish the Wokka.....Well on looking at the average age at death I've got around 20 years left, I'm not going to see the Wokka built
As my Australian friends might say. “I don’t want to piss in your pocket“ but that is a masterpiece.Got the cowlings on now.
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little bit of work to do with the airbrush on the hinges to finish it off then it wants a coat of Matt varnish and it’s onto the canopy and I’m basically done!
I was thinking exactly the same thing. Was there a load limit whilst folded?That is hugely impressive. I was a bit surprised about it being tooled up with the wings folded and the stresses that must have placed on the junctions but from the pics you posted it did happen.
Funnily enough I was looking at the Avenger build the other day - it was coming along nicely and it’s demise was a bit of a pisser... She sobbed her heart out when she smashed it, and now shits herself whenever I bring the Spad downstairs! She says I should get it in a cabinet ASAP. I think she’s scared of the Wokka!So what will you do when Mrs. Simmerit smashes it to smithereens by accident?
thank you. I must say I’m pleased with the engine which turned out OK. There is one gaff that really fcuks me off but I can live with it....As my Australian friends might say. “I don’t want to piss in your pocket“ but that is a masterpiece.
they are still covered in gloss varnish and I have some work to do on them before they are matt varnished. You can see the stark contrast between the cowlings and the rest of the plane which has been coated in Matt already.The cowling panels look bright by comparison to the rest of the airframe, but that might be a trick of the light. Are you going to 'age' those panels as well?
I’ve got a piccie somewhere of one that is carrying 2-3 times the weight in Ordnance - I’ll see if I can find it and post it. I’m not hopeful as I.ve got bloody hundreds of pictures of Spads now!!I was thinking exactly the same thing. Was there a load limit whilst folded?
" On May 21, 1953, and AD-4B operating from Naval Air Station Dallas set a new weight-lifting record 6,791 kg. (14,941lb.) that exceeded the aircraft empty weight of 5,363 kg (11,798 lb.). "I’ll ask the old lads on the Spad forum if there was a limit to the load they carried - I know it was more than a B-17
thanks and yep - that’s exactly what they are. The tubes were packed with bomblets- I think there were three or four different types of ‘surprise’ that were dropped by it.Extraordinary skill - I take my hat off to you.
Those things under the wings that look like 12'x12' poles in their bag - are they bomblet dispensers or something?
ETA: on your model, not that piccie.
Think about it - airflow will blow all the oil and rubbish backwards over the airframe. Other than the groundies’ oily fingers, the cowls will remain relatively pristine.The cowling panels look bright by comparison to the rest of the airframe, but that might be a trick of the light. Are you going to 'age' those panels as well?
Nope - they dont.Think about it - airflow will blow all the oil and rubbish backwards over the airframe. Other than the groundies’ oily fingers, the cowls will remain relatively pristine.
I stand corrected.Nope - they dont.
It's quite odd but oil leaked on the bottom of the cowls and ran upwards in vertical lines. What's strange about the leaks is they appear to have emerged from the air intake at the bottom of the fuselage. The leaks didnt run the full length of the cowls towards the props.
Not that I am sad or anything but I have had a long look at this....
I'm trying to listen to a panel discussion with a bunch of europeans talking badly in pigeon english about a subject none of them appear to know much about.......Go on - I'd still say that the cowls are a little cleaner.
It'll keep.I'm trying to listen to a panel discussion with a bunch of europeans talking badly in pigeon english about a subject none of them appear to know much about.......
Do you want me to find some dirty cowls for you? It may be a welcome relief from this on-line conference.
No the wonder we periodically went into Europe and kicked the shit out of various European countries.......