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Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« on: June 14, 2019, 12:07:51 PM »
This will be one of my summer undertakings . Will be using the kits main parts and left over PE from a Eduards builds and scratchbuilding .




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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 12:17:25 PM »
Looking forward to this, Terri.  Those Koster kits still hold up.

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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 01:54:38 PM »
Excellent choice, T!  I agree with Drew.  Those Koster kits are the best vacs ever. 
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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 09:39:29 PM »
Thanks Drew and Bud . Last vac I did was the FE-8 and I ended up only using two of the kit parts ...this might turn out the same  :o




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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2019, 08:25:18 AM »
Having a busy weekend I managed to work in some bench time . All the parts have been cut out and sanded . Still have some work to do on the trail edges on getting them thinner . Cockpit pit still needs to be opened up and same with the cowl . This I will do later once must of the test fitting is over with the main parts . It will give the parts more ridge when sanding .



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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2019, 08:32:00 AM »
I really like your start on this kit. I have a Hannover Cl. III from Koster and it looks amazing for a vacu kit. But nevertheless it’s a brave decision to go with a vacu instead of the eduard injection moulded kit of the SSW D III. i am keen on following your progress.
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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2019, 09:19:27 AM »
Following this with much interest Terri. Vac form kits scare me so I'm in awe of those who can tame the beasts. The last vac I did was a 1/72 Pfalz D.III and the memory has almost faded thankfully :)

Looking forward to seeing the gem I know you will produce from this kit.

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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2019, 12:29:56 PM »
I really like your start on this kit. I have a Hannover Cl. III from Koster and it looks amazing for a vacu kit. But nevertheless it’s a brave decision to go with a vacu instead of the eduard injection moulded kit of the SSW D III. i am keen on following your progress.
Andreas

Hi Andreas , I still have another one of these Koster kits . SSW D-4 and it has resin wings so will be less sanding on that one . Still have Eduards first release from 95 , Flashbacks take on the subject and Eduards new tooled in the stash .

So far it seems to be going well so far for me ( knocks on wood ) so I hope not to let anyone down .



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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2019, 12:34:47 PM »
Following this with much interest Terri. Vac form kits scare me so I'm in awe of those who can tame the beasts. The last vac I did was a 1/72 Pfalz D.III and the memory has almost faded thankfully :)

Looking forward to seeing the gem I know you will produce from this kit.

Dave Wilson
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Well Dave , I know how you feel . My first try was a huge disater and didn't even get finished . Ended up in the trash it did .
But it wasn't my last and I do enjoy them from time to time . Any questions just ask and i will do my best to answer them .



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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2019, 11:22:16 PM »
Wow!! What we now consider "retro modelling" You could always see his "master model for Monogram" style in all his kits. They were the best of the best in 1/48. I still have the DVIII even though it has been surpassed as far as build-ability is concerned but it's just a nice kit. Watching this one!!

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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2019, 10:41:48 PM »
I am a bit late to the party but will be following along now! I once had all of the Koster WW1 vacs. Top of the line vacs for sure!
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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2019, 09:27:23 AM »
Thanks Steve and Rick . Steve , I have that kit as well and it will be built  ;) Just something about this old kits .

Work will continue this weekend . After going over the Eduard PE parts from their first release . Cockpit parts will not fit . To small . So I will follow the kit instructions some what ...Photo's coming to a blog near you ... :P



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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2019, 10:40:08 PM »
Sanding , more sanding and even more sanding the wings and glued up and the first round on sanding is done . Some edges need a bit of touch up then I can prep them for decals . Cowl is ready to go and the rest of the cut outs are done on the fuselage halves . I filled in the hand holds and this will be repositioned . and add some panel lines . Also got the cockpit formers   
cut out of 0.10mm plastic card and ready to go .



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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2019, 10:40:41 PM »
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Re: Koster's SSW D.III 1/48
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2019, 10:41:17 PM »
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