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Under Construction / Re: Nieuport 16c Albert Ball Amodel 1/32 kit
« Last post by Borsos on January 25, 2021, 05:20:38 AM »
That looks like a great Nieuport, Marc! I hope you wonít find more challenges with this kit. But like you build it, itís obviously worth the work.
Under Construction / Re: Halberstadt Cl.II, Mirage 1/48; 24.1.2021 .-. .- -.. .. ---
« Last post by Borsos on January 25, 2021, 05:19:07 AM »
Awesome job, Frank! Beware that ground attack airplanes like the ones of Schlachtstaffel 26b rarely carried radio equippment on board. The space was completely occupied by ammunition and grenades respectively.
Kind regards,
Under Construction / Re: Halberstadt Cl.II, Mirage 1/48; 24.1.2021 .-. .- -.. .. ---
« Last post by RAGIII on January 25, 2021, 05:02:24 AM »
I don't really know what to say Frank. Brilliant Modeling doesn't even seem to cover your work  8) Your eye for, and attention to detail is becoming Legendary! I am very happy you went ahead with your build log. We learn so Much from You!
Under Construction / Halberstadt Cl.II, Mirage 1/48; 24.1.2021 .-. .- -.. .. ---
« Last post by Bughunter on January 25, 2021, 04:49:06 AM »
Thank you Alexis, Rick, Ferry, Guy and Marc!

You do have a challenge with this one.
Oh yes! And this was started as relaxing nearly oob build! ::)
It feels as I have never done such complex kit with so many parts (in reality my Bristol Fighter has also many scratched things ...).

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You may ask, what kind of headline is that?! Of course I talk about the communication system of this Halberstadt.

The aircraft equipped with wireless transmitter and receiver can be noted from outside by a installed cover for a generator attached to the engine. The bubble has a much thicker socket, which I sanded down. I guess this was intended, since the shape of the fuselage is not flat here. I made the platic also thinner to be sure, that the generator fits later.
The kit offers again options here: a PE plate for not installed generator and also a small PE frame to left the hole completely open.

On the sprue there are two devices and according to the manual those are optional parts, this OR that. But the second device is the transmitting amplifier, which was not always carried. The WNW manual was very helpful here.

I found an interesting page about that wireless communication system:

Nice side story: also WNW got it wrong :) On the amplifier there are 3 decals (G12a) as small dials, but in real those are openings to see, if the 3 amplifier electron tubes behind are glowing correctly.
See the picture on the right with the opened amplifier (pic of above page):

So I will use both devices, added cables (braided lines). On top are two spare cartridge belts. Here the kit is really crazy!

The PE of the kit contains four full belts and an empty belt! Never seen that in a kit. I used only a pieces of one belt for both spare drums.

The empty belt would allow dioramas like this:

For painting of the radio I had the darker gray green in the airbrush, so I painted also the header tank for the upper wing.

A PE was glued on top before, and after painting I added a piece of stretched clear sprue as fuel gauge. It is mentioned in the manual but there are no clear parts in this kit.

Back to radio: The devices are installed, also the cable to the generator. Also the belt drums.

I added a scratched morse telegraph key on the right upper frame, as shown on the WNW manual.

A pump for fuel pressure was also done in brass, here on the picture of the museum aircraft my creation and the kit part. The kit contains also a longer pump, as installed on some aircraft.

I need also a wooden drum and outlet for the aerial, but I think I can mount the outlet only, after the frame is glued into the fuselage halve.

I hope you had some fun with reading by built report mixed with historic information.

Completed models / Re: 1/48 Eduard Albatros D.V
« Last post by gedmundson on January 25, 2021, 04:43:28 AM »
Very nice work, Bro!
Completed models / Re: 1/48 Eduard Albatros D.V
« Last post by RAGIII on January 25, 2021, 04:35:06 AM »
Very nicely Done! Having built one of those almost to completion I know it is a challenging kit! Well done on Yours!
Completed models / Re: 1/48 Eduard Albatros D.V
« Last post by Radarman on January 25, 2021, 04:23:10 AM »
Very nice, Tony. Iíve built the early boxing of Eduardís D.V with many of the same
modifications. Yours came out great.

Completed models / 1/48 Eduard Albatros D.V
« Last post by Snowbird3a on January 25, 2021, 04:16:40 AM »
this is the very early release of the Albatros D.v, the one with PE cabane struts and a white metal engine;   I borrowed a couple of Spandaus from the Dragon DVII, a Barracuda seat, kit decals, with the serial number from Wood&Wires.   Due to my poor planning, there are a couple of rigging wires missing and a radiator pipe absent.    Included is a pic with previous MvR builds; a Eduard Albatros D.III and a Dragon Fokker F.1

Cheers, Tony


Time to relax / A diversion...
« Last post by Monty on January 25, 2021, 03:16:55 AM »

This is Harley. If you check out his left ear carefully there is a chunk missing. That's Davidson. Other name: Fatboy. And he broke a vase today....

Who would have pets??? :) ::) ::)

Under Construction / Re: Roden 1:32 Fokker DR.1 425/17 Manfred von Richthofen
« Last post by lcarroll on January 25, 2021, 03:06:10 AM »
Thanks for the comments and encouragement Folks.
Marc, presently I'm planning to do it in the final scheme, like yours with the white rudder. Good to see you got the "red paint challenge" sorted out on yours. It's amazing , or maybe not, how many DR.1's are turning up here recently, the Meng release has caused quite a stir!
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