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Latest Acquisition to your collection / Big Haul of Cheap Kits
« Last post by PetworthPilot on Today at 01:49:41 AM »
Hey Squadron,
I am new to the forum and returning to plastic models after a hiatus of half a century. I have built a few stick and tissue models, low and mid power rockets, as well as some buildings for a planned model trolley layout. Saturday I went to the National Capital Model Soldier Society convention in Springfield, Virginia.  Not knowing what to expect I did not know if there would be vendors there or not I was delightfully surprised to see that there were lots of model kits available for sale. I picked up 7 kits. I know the reputation of the Smer kits is borderline suspect but they were all cheap.  At $20 the Gotha was the most expensive. I have had my eye open for that for some time.  One of the Smer Fokker DR1s was free because the seller didn't know if it was complete or not. For the 7 kits I dropped $70 and another $5 for the 3 books.  I am happy with my haul. Being that the kits were cheap it might be good for me to practice and learn how to use an airbrush.

I am currently working on the Fitter's paper kit for the SE5a and Fokker DVII... "Nickchen" which is free at papermodelers.com.

Love reading everyone's posts.

Mike in Falls Church, VA.
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What's interesting to read / Re: On this Day (WWI aviation news)
« Last post by PJ Fisher on Today at 12:27:22 AM »
Werner Voss Vanquished
Attacked by eight aces. Hits every oppponent.  An overview of his final patrol from wikipedia:

"Flying a silver-blue Fokker Dr.1, he singly fought James McCudden, Keith Muspratt, Harold A. Hamersley, Arthur Rhys Davids, Robert L. Chidlaw-Roberts, Geoffrey Hilton Bowman, Reginald Hoidge, and Richard Maybery. After he fell in solo opposition to those eight British aces after a dazzling display of aerobatics and gunnery that put bullets in his every opponent, he was described by his preeminent foe, Victoria Cross winner James McCudden, as "the bravest German airman". The pilot who actually killed Voss, Arthur Rhys-Davids, wished he had brought him down alive."

(from the Bisbee Daily News, 3 October 1917):

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p.s. Check out forum member crouthaj's 1/32nd scale build of the Fokker flown in Voss' final combat, alongside a signed Sanke card: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=11271.msg209283#msg209283
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Under Construction / Re: Special Hobby Giveaway Fokker B.II 1/48
« Last post by pepperman42 on October 03, 2022, 11:53:00 PM »
Nice work!! Your rib reduction process made me a bit nervous but it turned out perfect!!

Steve
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Under Construction / Re: 'Tis Albatrii Season...! Another 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Last post by pepperman42 on October 03, 2022, 11:45:45 PM »
Nice salvage job on the old motor!!

Steve
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Under Construction / Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Last post by William Adair on October 03, 2022, 10:44:12 PM »
Nice wheels!

When I saw your byline William, I assumed you were going to ask for them in 1/144!
Sandy

Actually, I do have some 0.02mm brass wire that I sourced with that in mind.  I really want to do a Taube :)
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Completed models / Re: Halberstadt Cl.II - 3 EskWlkp (1/32, Wingnut Wings)
« Last post by kensar on October 03, 2022, 09:55:09 PM »
I may be a bit late to the party, but - excellent work Przemol!
The washes really bring out the fuselage detail.
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Under Construction / Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Last post by macsporran on October 03, 2022, 09:19:44 PM »
Nice wheels!

When I saw your byline William, I assumed you were going to ask for them in 1/144!
Sandy
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Under Construction / Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Last post by William Adair on October 03, 2022, 08:57:59 PM »
Looking good!   I just saw your "Make Otto your motto" signature and thought...  this fellow absolutely has to be from Adelaide!  8)
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Under Construction / Eindecker Wheels
« Last post by Steven Robson on October 03, 2022, 03:29:15 PM »
Fat Otto back on the bench





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Buy - Sell - Swap - Trade / Spoked Wheels
« Last post by Steven Robson on October 03, 2022, 10:20:19 AM »

For Sale

Fokker DR.1 spoked wheels in 1/32 scale.

710 x 85 wheels



Description: rims lost-wax cast in Sterling silver, brass hubs, steel alloy spokes and natural rubber tyres.

Price: USD$150.00 per set (two wheels) plus registered international postage at cost.

Payment: Paypal only, prefer Friends and Family option to keep my costs down



Please Note: The lovely crochet Micro-Bunny with the dreamy eyes is only for promotional purposes and not included in the sale.
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