Author Topic: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale  (Read 10248 times)

Offline lone modeller

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2020, 02:52:14 AM »
Unlike Rick I have already run out of superlatives to express my thoughts about what you are doing. I will therefore just agree with all that has been written since my last post and as a last gesture, take my hat off to you!!

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2020, 04:14:08 AM »
That is modelling...RIGHT THERE!

Amazing.

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« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2020, 06:32:02 AM »
That is modelling...RIGHT THERE!

Amazing.

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2020, 07:55:05 AM »
I'll just use my amazing! and be done with it!!!

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2020, 08:18:44 AM »
A nice range of 1/144 birds....imagine the airfield diorama possibilities!  :)

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2020, 11:32:25 AM »
I really like your method for doing the wings , excellent results .



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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2020, 05:39:44 PM »
Simply Great.

But you put a giant matchstick next to .... ok, ok ...

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« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2020, 08:25:47 PM »
 :D :D ;D

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2020, 10:34:12 PM »
It's not that long ago when people got burned at the stake for lesser witchcraft. :o

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2020, 01:23:11 AM »
It's not that long ago when people got burned at the stake for lesser witchcraft. :o

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2020, 05:46:07 PM »
Hey thanks everybody :)
Without demystifying the entire process too much, it really just comes down to good magnification and some digital calipers.  I bought a pair of $3 reading glasses from a local discount store which have a 3.5x magnification.  It took a little while to get used to them, then I found another pair which were even better at 4.5x.  My everyday eyesight is kind of rubbish, but this was like having bionic vision.  The boost it gave to my work was very satisfying.  Last year I discovered an ebay seller who had ones with 6x magnification...  I think I'm addicted!   ;D

Here's some more progress on the wings.  I went over the upper wing again and polished down some of the more prominent ribs to try and get them looking more uniform.  Still putting off that radiator, but I cant ignore it forever.   :-[



The lower wings got the same treatment too.



Getting there.  Lots of subtle cleanup needed yet.  Particularly on the fuselage




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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2020, 12:02:16 AM »
Looking good, William!

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2020, 12:05:14 AM »
WOW!  these techniques you are showing us will translate nicely into all scales. But please, could you use a smaller match? our ego's are getting seriously bruised here.  Fantastic work, well done. Regards, Pete in RI

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2020, 10:01:16 PM »
Well the breeding program is in full swing.



Clear images of the gunports on the D.III have so far eluded me, so its a best guess at this point.  The mould that I made wasn't ideal, as the curing time for the silicone and resin which I have is barely 5 minutes each.  It makes eradicating the air bubbles difficult if not impossible.  However after several tries I was able to get two fuselages that I could work with.  I've begun tidying them up and while backdating one to the internal-gun configuration.  The radiator got some more work too, but I'm still in two minds about it.  I may have another crack at it soon!   ::)


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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III - Might need some advice though!
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2020, 11:11:51 AM »
Nothing wrong with a breeding program  ;)

There really isn't much for photos of a front view of the D.III on the guns , but you did a really done a great job representing them . The fronts need to be hollowed out and all one can really see is a bit of the gun barrel end and the sights . Other then that nothing can be seen . When viewing the cockpit dash are only the bunt end of the guns are visible . I will have a look in my ref's for more info ..


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