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    1. Kit: , by (Yearly Subscriber) Dr Dave is offline
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      Started: 05-24-13 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Righto guys, time to do something new here. After becoming a little bored with the motocross diorama and packing it all away in a box (and I will get it back out again later on), I needed something else to get me going again. I do have a bunch of other projects that have been previously pushed aside but they didnít get me excited when I looked at them.

      Since building the Clerget 9B a couple of years ago, which I thoroughly enjoyed, Iíve been keen to do another engine. Iíve only had this Williams Bros. kit sitting on the shelf since before Christmas and I keep looking at it with much interest, so I got it down and started checking it out again. Well this one did excite me, enough to make a start on it and now Iím having a great time. And being the same scale as the Clerget they can sit together on the display shelf.

      This can be the starting point= the box and the bits within it, plus a photo of a real engine from my folder of reference photos.

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  1. Dr Dave's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Thanks Joe.
    Thanks Mike. You look after that hand, and don't go doing anything silly. Ok? At least not until it's better, then you can go and do silly s#!t

    I'll get this finished soon, so keep an eye on here.

    Maybe I should then go over to the bike section and put in my chopper and bobber. It looks like it's been a bit quite in there for a while now.
    What do ya reckon?
    Bull dust, blowflies, & the outback. Heaven on earth!
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    Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340 1/8th
    The push rods are now in place. It was easier to file the push rods to the right length to fit into position than to make each position the same distance. And besides that, the ends that attach to the crank case needed to be filed at a slight angle to fit flush. Each rod was brush painted with gloss clear to preserve the polished finish.
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    Last edited by Dr Dave; 05-23-15 at 05:33 AM.
    Bull dust, blowflies, & the outback. Heaven on earth!
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    Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340 1/8th
    After all this time I finally get back here to give you the photos of the finished model. Bet you thought it was never going to happen.
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    Last edited by Dr Dave; 09-23-16 at 10:24 PM.
    Bull dust, blowflies, & the outback. Heaven on earth!
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    Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340 1/8th
    A few more mug shots a bit closer to show more detail.
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    Bull dust, blowflies, & the outback. Heaven on earth!
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    Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340 1/8th
    A bit closer.
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    Bull dust, blowflies, & the outback. Heaven on earth!
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    Looks fantastic! now build a bike around it. I once saw a picture of a bike with a rotary engine, I think it was built in England.
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    Thanks Ken.
    I have seen a few photos of bikes with this type of engine jammed into them, both longways and crossways. Don't think I'll be getting around to doing that any time soon.
    Bull dust, blowflies, & the outback. Heaven on earth!
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    That is a real work of art Dave, absolutely superb. I really must get one with my 1/12 Wright Cyclone.
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    Dr. Dave,

    I found your WASP while Googling - it's nice to have someone else's fine work as an example to use when I get lost!!! I bought the Williams kit a week or so ago and WAS going to put it in my retirement stash, but....since I'm on PTO for another few days, what the hey, right? I also found the same photos that you are using as a painting guide - much more interesting than the std. black/silver/gunmetal/brass, etc.

    While I'm not going to replace the various kit nuts/bolts with metal ones, your build is a really good example of how the finished engine should look. I've found the same problems with the kit (excessive flashing, hard to align part halves, etc.) as you describe in your posts. I also purchased the Williams 1/32nd scale F9C Sparrowhawk which will be stashed as I've got an on-going large scale USS NEW JERSEY in progress. I've read a review that it shares these same kit maladies, so I guess this is a common Williams Bros. trait. Still, I think the final product will be worth sitting on my desk once it is completed!

    I've enjoyed (and will refer back to it as reference) your build and appreciate the fact that you chose to put it online!
    Hank

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    Love this build!
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