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Under Construction / Encore 1/32 Albatros D.II
« Last post by gedmundson on Today at 07:36:10 AM »
Hi Folks, I decided to start another Encore model last month, the 1/32 Encore Albatros D.II. Basically the Roden kit with a few extras like a resin engine and some Eduard etched metal parts. I'm building Richtofen's mount from September 1917. Here are a few photos of the build so far.

Scratch builds / Re: 1/32 Gotha G.I Scratchbuild
« Last post by lone modeller on Today at 06:58:13 AM »
With exposed engines and radiators that is going to be quite a challenge - and quite a model when finished!

Under Construction / Re: Aviatik DI 1/18th scale
« Last post by lone modeller on Today at 06:54:09 AM »
A joy to watch this one being made. That looks so real for the reasons Rick has given.

What's New / Re: WNW Gotha G1
« Last post by dr 1 ace on Today at 06:11:57 AM »
And look at that FE8 in the background of the box art. Great uncle Harold flew 6437 from October 2016 until June 1917 with 41 Squadron. The UK National Archives have a full set of construction drawings and there's Cole Palen's replica. Wingnut Wings, I live in hope.

I'm with you on the Fe 8 !!!!!  Nice that you have a relative that flew in the Great War like my Amigo Bud, I have a Dolphin that will be done as his Great Uncle's plane. Should a Fe 8 appear, looks 6437 will be on my list.

Under Construction / Re: Group build idea
« Last post by gbrivio on Today at 05:05:05 AM »
 :D  :D  :D
Scratch builds / Re: 1/32 Gotha G.I Scratchbuild
« Last post by guitarlute101 on Today at 03:17:26 AM »
Thanks everyone!

I've been putting some thought into my build now and I think I'll be amending it a little.
I will definitely be building the WnW Gotha G.I, I am so impressed that they have released it for everyone to enjoy! Just so I don't have an overlapping build I will be changing mine slightly to model the 1st incarnation of the G.I called the "Friedel-Ursinus Type FU". This way I can have the Friedel and the G.I in my collection.
WnWs release of the Gotha G.I is perfect timing for the stage that I am at in my build as I can easily convert it to the FU without much modification at this point in my build. I am very pleased with how accurate I was able to make the center cockpit area in comparison to the WnW kit and instructions but the FU version had a few variations.
The FU had a different cockpit covering, engines, tail and wings than the G.I.
The cockpit covering was a simpler design and there were a few redesigns along the way.
One particular variation is the engines. The first version had the radiator in the engine nacelle and the nacelle was a little "boxy"

I'm going to go with the second version with exposed engines and Hazlet radiators so I can really detail them up.

Onward and upward!
Thanks so much for looking in and the encouragement!
I like the color of the woodgrain. Very realistic
Thanks guys!

I am working with the oil and fuel tanks but I am having problems trying to figure how they were attached to the fuselage. Photos, drawings or educated guesses are welcome... :-\
Impressive! those instruments look like the real ones.

Unfortunately, the instruments are too large to be in scale.  The size is based on the size of the Airscale instrument face decals, which are apparently not exactly 1/32 scale.  However, I did want to use them, so I made the IP larger and rearraigned them.

I had the same problem with their instrument decals
Looking great Rick, go with your gut (unless some picture proves you wrong).  Really enjoying your build.
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