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Completed models / Re: Fokker Dr.I Jasta 14 Lt. Jozef Schulte.
« Last post by davec on September 24, 2023, 09:46:10 PM »
Hints and Tips/Questions about modeling / Re: Wood Effect / Seat Belts
« Last post by davec on September 24, 2023, 09:45:07 PM »
Hi Gordon -

Danny just posted a great color chart of different combinations of oils over different base colors (  It might be helpful for you.   Agree with Brad that for most wood the grain should be subtle at scale, even scales larger than 1/72.  Most of the frame wood would have been something very tight grained, especially if it needed to be bent as part of the construction.  Plywood is a little different as it tends to have a prominent grain pattern that probably could be seen even at fairly small scales. Probably not a big issue at 1/72.  At larger scales, people simulate with brush, sponge, or colored pencils.  There are some companies that make decals ( to simulate the grain.

Under Construction / Re: WiP - Eduard 1/48 Albatros D.III
« Last post by davec on September 24, 2023, 09:30:59 PM »
Looks great!  I agree with your comments about getting to the primer stage.  I just hit the same point myself with my Ninak.  For me it is a transition point where there is less work to do than already done, the end product is visualizable, and where I realize that most of the things that bothered me while I was building won't be visible to anyone but me when it is done.

Completed models / Re: Macchi M.5 in 1/144
« Last post by davec on September 24, 2023, 09:27:28 PM »
The model came out beautifully. 

Completed models / Re: Dogfight Double 1/72 build. Eduard Fokker E.I and Eduard DH.2
« Last post by davec on September 24, 2023, 09:25:51 PM »
They came out incredibly well.  Love the paint scheme on the Fokker.

Completed models / Re: Etrich Taube scratchbuilt 1/72
« Last post by davec on September 24, 2023, 09:24:26 PM »
Beautiful model!
Completed models / Re: 1/32 Roden Siemens-Schukert D.III
« Last post by macsporran on September 24, 2023, 07:18:24 PM »
Great result Tim, from quite a quirky kit and you've certainly improved the Roden lozenge. Good to see you continuing the 1/32 trend.
Dutch - the Roden kits are variable but you must try the Albatros D.I/IIIs - they're really nice kits, and in my opinion better than the WNW D.V/a in several respects. Avoid the Nieuport 24/27: it's comparable to your A-model, but all the others are perfectly buildable with some care.
Completed models / Re: Fokker Dr.I Jasta 14 Lt. Jozef Schulte.
« Last post by DannyVM on September 24, 2023, 03:59:01 PM »
Congratulations on a beautiful job, Danny! I was unaware of those elongated "eyes" until I read about them on the Aviattic site, and it's good to see what they look like on the model. I've been putting off getting one of these kits, but after seeing yours I may have to see whether I can still find one...


Thank's. These where a Jasta 14 field modification. At the moment nothing here in stock reagrding a Meng Fokker Dr.I. Iff you find one, buy it, they are worth it to build.

  No, I donít like itÖ.  I love it!   Great effects you have achieved with the decals. They really look to be painted on.  I like the cowling as well.  Iím going to have to try and modify my 1/28 Revell build which is also a Jasta 14 aircraft.                             

Thank's so much for the nice word's Tim. :) Which Dr.I of Jasta 14 is it Tim?

        very Nicely done, we;; staged and photogrphed !                                       

Thank's Ed. The base and figure are from a previous WW.1 project, just for the photo's. Figure is from Kellerkind iff i'm not wrong and it isn't quit appropiriate to pose in front of the Dr.I because he weares a winter weastcoat. I'm searching for the right figure at the moment and will make a new base for the Dr.I.


Your Introduction / Re: Hello from Central California
« Last post by djuggie on September 24, 2023, 01:19:43 PM »

Good to hear from you again.  Like you, I have only touched the surface of this group and the information and knowledge runs deep.  It is going to take me weeks to go through even a portion of what is on this group.

Do me a favor.  Go find the SS DI box and complete the kit.  It is a very easy conversion, and one of the first that I did.  I have just pulled out kits that have been on my shelf for 30 years.  So, go to your "shelf of doom" and finish the kit.  Then do what I do:  Find something dead simple and knock it out in a week.  As you said, it can be done.  It also feels good.

Your Introduction / Re: Hello from Central California
« Last post by ScottJ on September 24, 2023, 12:48:51 PM »
Hello Dennis, I'm also quite new to the site and also remember you from the WWI Modeling page.  You may not remember but you were kind enough to send me some very helpful information for the Siemens D.I I was converting from an old Revell Nieuport 17.  I made a good start on it but like many other projects, it got put back in the box when overridden by interest in another subject/project.  I've still got big plans for it though... (although, I've now also picked up the BAT kit).
I've still got a lot to explore here but this site looks like an excellent place to land for those who used to be on the old WWI Modeling web page.
I look forward to seeing your finished projects as you post them (which if I remember correctly, seems like it was almost weekly!).
Take care
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