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Off Topic Builds / Re: Meng's Mess 410
« Last post by Terri on Today at 02:19:26 PM »
Picture tease !

The finish line on this is close very close now , just a few more items left to fix in place . Navigation lights , balances , antenna and the canopy doors window thingys .



Terri

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Completed models / Re: 1/72 scale Fokker DR.1
« Last post by Rip Van Winkle on Today at 01:52:07 PM »
Overall I thought the Revell kit was a bit better. I have not built the Eduard dual combo yet so maybe there is a difference.  The streaked camouflage was a little to green for me. Next time I will use the same clear doped linen ( Mister Kit) but may try a enamel clear coat over that before streaking with an acrylic. I  do not have a lot of enamel paints  as they are so messy to use. I had some problem thinning the green paint and so the streaking is not quite what I wanted.  Next is a couple of Roden Pfalz D.III/IIIa. Pray for me!
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Completed models / Re: 1/72 scale Fokker DR.1
« Last post by Rip Van Winkle on Today at 01:38:20 PM »
The second kit was an older Eduard kit I purchased from Ebay.  Model depicts Von Tutschek's Fokker Dr.1.  Same camouflage as the Revell kit.  Had to add some detail to the engine and cockpit. Seatbelts were from Eduard.
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Completed models / Re: 1/72 scale Fokker DR.1
« Last post by Rip Van Winkle on Today at 01:26:19 PM »
The only trouble with this kit was that the machine guns need some adjustment to fit.  Revell did a nice job reinventing this model. I still have some of the old ones. Rigging was with .15mm (.0005 in.) Nitinol black wire. 
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Completed models / Re: 1/72 scale Fokker DR.1
« Last post by Rip Van Winkle on Today at 01:19:30 PM »
Colors used were Vallejo Model Color Prussian blue for the fuselage, Tamiya X-5 for the green nose,  Streaked camouflage was xtra color X-24 WW1 German topside green on top of Mister Kit GC 10 german clear doped linen.  Underside was Tamiya XF23. Seatbelts from Eduard, White fields painted except fuselage  which was all decal.
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Under Construction / Re: WNW Camel Firstever build log
« Last post by Dave W on Today at 01:14:22 PM »
Wow! Very impressive work there Richie!

Don't be too critical of your work, it looks really good to me. All the more impressive with eyesight and hand issues.

I really relate to your situation. I've had cataract surgery to fix the eyes but I have diabetic nerve damage to my hands which has seriously impacted on my detail work. I have a Wingnuts Camel and Pfalz D.XII both sitting abandoned on a shelf due to horrible modelling disasters related to these conditions.

The solution is to push on with another project and not be deterred by pieces of plastic. Your Camel looks really great and having been there with this kit I'm all the more impressed with your progress. Great figure painting too!

Please keep us updated with your build log. And don't worry about those internal control lines. Once the fuselage is closed up and the top wing on you can barely see any detail in the cockpit anyway. The side bracing wires are much more  visible and look great.

cheers

Dave Wilson
Gold Coast
Australia

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Completed models / Re: 1/72 scale Fokker DR.1
« Last post by Rip Van Winkle on Today at 01:04:51 PM »
First the Revell kit.  This is either 193/17 or 197/17 depending on your resource. There is a lot of controversy about the color scheme and markings on this aircraft. 
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Completed models / 1/72 scale Fokker DR.1
« Last post by Rip Van Winkle on Today at 12:55:47 PM »
Just finished these two.  The newer Revell and an older Eduard kit.
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You are completely right, Rick: the wood grain looks great.  :)
Andreas

Thanks Andreas, Means a lot coming from you!
RAGIII
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You are completely right, Rick: the wood grain looks great.  :)
Andreas
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