Military Modelling

Just been revisiting your photos in the ref/image. There are some excellent ones for detail. I think it is a case of something is missing but I'm not sure what. So looking at your photos and the close ups I now see that the control between the flaps is a vertical rod not a wire. It may be a case that I need to trace the start and finish of control wires and see how they attach and to what. Some originate or disappear into the wing. Some pulley wheels have the control wire comming out ot the glass cover and some don't.
Wingnuts site might help for the images.....and the wiring, here's their notes page for their own kit, it should be of use to you to work out whats what Wingnut Wings

And check the SE5A folder, just uploaded some plans for you
 

Sadurian

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Wingnuts site might help for the images.....and the wiring, here's their notes page for their own kit, it should be of use to you to work out whats what Wingnut Wings
How the hell did modellers get by before the internet?

I am always using other people's research and photos for everything from TO&E to painting and marking guides. I also use it for historical references for my 1920s period RPG, things like who was president in a certain year and what how long it took to travel by train from Philidel-, Philledelf-.. Boston to New York..
 
How the hell did modellers get by before the internet?

I am always using other people's research and photos for everything from TO&E to painting and marking guides. I also use it for historical references for my 1920s period RPG, things like who was president in a certain year and what how long it took to travel by train from Philidel-, Philledelf-.. Boston to New York..
A lot of books on a lot of bookshelves, that and a good library ;)
 
Father specialised in WW1, he started his modelling well before the interplod, at home we've probably got around a hundred books of the first round, just full of photographs. He quit around 10 years ago, when he started shaking badly.
ps, some of them will be looking for a new home in the not too distant future.
 

Sadurian

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My library of reference books is pretty impressive, but even so there are always things that need internet research.

Most of my modelling was done pre-internet (and pre-PCs) but I couldn't do without the internet research nowadays. Of course, without the internet I wouldn't be sharing this with you, either....
 
How the hell did modellers get by before the internet?

I am always using other people's research and photos for everything from TO&E to painting and marking guides. I also use it for historical references for my 1920s period RPG, things like who was president in a certain year and what how long it took to travel by train from Philidel-, Philledelf-.. Boston to New York..
I have lots of osprey books many of which are probably out of print now. Many of the photos you see on the internet came from there in the first place.
 
My library of reference books is pretty impressive, but even so there are always things that need internet research.

Most of my modelling was done pre-internet (and pre-PCs) but I couldn't do without the internet research nowadays. Of course, without the internet I wouldn't be sharing this with you, either....
a lot of the more recent books I brought have come from libraries where they been closing them down and selling them off as a batch.
 
My library of reference books is pretty impressive, but even so there are always things that need internet research.

Most of my modelling was done pre-internet (and pre-PCs) but I couldn't do without the internet research nowadays. Of course, without the internet I wouldn't be sharing this with you, either....

I do a lot of research via the web - there are some excellent history resources out there if you look hard enough.

This is a good one though - an Austrian map archive from the late 1890s. I used this site for research for a wargame campaign based on the Austro-Prussian war of 1866 which I ran a few years ago.

The players had a contemporary (1850s) map of Bohemia for planning their strategy and major moves:

Bohemia Map

For more detailed planning and selecting their battlefields they were able to study the ground using this web site:

Austrian Military Map Archive

Example map covering the battlefield of Konnigratz

In case you were wondering, the Austrians won this time :)
 
@daz @Nimbus The 0.1mm bits turned up today and I had to hold it up to a contrasting background so that I could see it and make sure it was not broken. I still had problems seeing it.

I like Amazon and dislike it at the same time. You order items yesterday and they turn up today but they are doing a lot of companies and town centres out of business. It is nice to just wonder through a shop and see what's on display and sometimes impulse buy.

Greatest dancer followed by the voice and then Bowie that should give me at least 5 hours of work time. God bless Tivo.

I could be off to YAM Sunday next if I plan it right and big it up to the boss, so should have lots of photos of what I need. Any thing their any one wants a picture of?

Well that idea didn't survive contact with the enemy.:frustrated:
 
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@daz @Nimbus The 0.1mm bits turned up today and I had to hold it up to a contrasting background so that I could see it and make sure it was not broken. I still had problems seeing it.

I like Amazon and dislike it at the same time. You order items yesterday and they turn up today but they are doing a lot of companies and town centers out of business. It is nice to just wonder through a shop and see what's on display and sometimes impulse buy.

Greatest dancer followed by the voice and then Bowie that should give me at least 5 hours of work time. God bless Tivo.

I could be off to YAM Sunday next if I plan it right and big it up to the boss, so should have lots of photos of what I need. Any thing their any one wants a picture of?

Well that idea didn't survive contact with the enemy.:frustrated:
Did you get the ones with the shank? normally marked for 3d printers etc, their quite handy as you don't need the drill when you use them................just don't drop the bloody things.

Shame about the trip..... next time offer cake and shopping :)
 
Not to mention the ‘spare batteries’ for it...
Allegedly.
6 months carrying the blasted thing, 6 rounds in pouch.
Baling out of LR on a contact in the Upper Shantallo, ******* butt of the thing caught the opening of top hatch nearly breaking my neck. Untangled myself, went to step out the back, barrel caught side of opening, pulled me over landing on me arrrse, chipping my coccyx badly.
Rest of Brick, curled up pissed up laughing their heads off. Barstewards.
 
Did you get the ones with the shank? normally marked for 3d printers etc, their quite handy as you don't need the drill when you use them................just don't drop the bloody things.

Shame about the trip..... next time offer cake and shopping :)
With the shank. I can see the shank it's the bit at the other end I couldn't see.
 

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It's pimply sissing. it's no weather to be out in, if you don't have to be. I'm bored. I've got, amongst other things, a 1/25 Centurion, (What else?) so I started thinking, again, about a Dio. Couple of years ago there was a good mag-Military Modelling? which was available on line. It was pretty good, loads of tips on most things modelling, so I thought, Right, lets have a look at that. It's gorn. It is no more. OK. Where do I go for info on diorama stuff? Any books on the subject?
And another thing, any ideas on getting a pair of scale No plates? 05ZR70, of course. And a 105mm barrel?
Oooh, I can see this running and running..
This just in
DIORAMA MODELLING 1- 2nd EDITION
 

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