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It's a six. I have seen this morning a cut away showing the cylinders and the inlet and exhaust valves. What I thought was the fuel inlet must be the oil pipe (long brass one) and the last photos shows the carbs and inlet manifold. Unfortunately some silly bugger put all the labels on the picture in German.

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Getting the right fuel may be a problem too. That has lead down an interesting rabbit hole and one that has not occurred to me before.

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Aviation fuel in WW1
 
Getting the right fuel may be a problem too. That has lead down an interesting rabbit hole and one that has not occurred to me before.

This may be of interest to others.
Aviation fuel in WW1
That was interesting and I certainly didn't expect to be reading up on WW1 aviation fuels this morning. I can now add it to my list of topics for use with unwanted dinner guests.
 
That was interesting and I certainly didn't expect to be reading up on WW1 aviation fuels this morning. I can now add it to my list of topics for use with unwanted dinner guests.
Bugger that, I'm using on my next FED CPC course.......makes a change from talking about the comparative drag factors between the Hurricane and Spitfire :)
 
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Bugger that, I'm using on my next FED CPC course.......makes a change from talking about the comparative drag factors between the Hurricane and Spitfire :)
Ooh, good choice, I'd join in on the drag factors discussion and maybe add some input on energy manoeuvrability.
 
Ooh, good choice, I'd join in on the drag factors discussion and maybe add some input on energy manoeuvrability.
That's one way of padding the course out :)
 
I;ve been AWOL for 3.5 months due to work issues & not being in a good place for being on the brushes but I started again when things improved.
This is TE with a new look. I chinned off his previous appearance based on the box art of the bust & have reverted to the well known garb from the famous portrait done of him. I still have a fair bit to do on the shadows & highlights side of things but he's nearly done........AT LAST

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I;ve been AWOL for 3.5 months due to work issues & not being in a good place for being on the brushes but I started again when things improved.
This is TE with a new look. I chinned off his previous appearance based on the box art of the bust & have reverted to the well known garb from the famous portrait done of him. I still have a fair bit to do on the shadows & highlights side of things but he's nearly done........AT LAST

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Looks excellent that
 
Just in the model shop this morning and the proprietor tells me that Emhar are changing their moulds and updating them and so are selling off the older ones slightly cheaper. Just got a Mark IV tadpole for 20 and a whippet for 17.
 
I;ve been AWOL for 3.5 months due to work issues & not being in a good place for being on the brushes but I started again when things improved.
This is TE with a new look. I chinned off his previous appearance based on the box art of the bust & have reverted to the well known garb from the famous portrait done of him. I still have a fair bit to do on the shadows & highlights side of things but he's nearly done........AT LAST

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That is very nice, I do like the intensity of the eyes.
 
Work on the Roland is continuing. The cockpit has gone in and finished. location of the sub parts was interesting and required a lot of sucking and seeing.

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The main instrument panel is at an angel and I spent some time trying to get it vertical. It was not till I looked on the next page did I see that it was meant to be that way. Wingnut wings have all their plans on line and as they are very detailed they explain what items are. I did not know that WW1 aircraft regularly were fitted with radios.

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The engine eventually went in after I realised that the mounting support should be underneath the fitting place on the model not above (sod gravity it sucks). The body has gone together quite well and the filler is now drying.
 

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