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Offline William Adair

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #150 on: February 24, 2021, 07:32:13 AM »
Is your other name Gulliver?

No.  Itís probably more like Gilligan  :-[

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #151 on: March 02, 2021, 06:29:25 PM »
Amazing work!

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #152 on: March 07, 2021, 02:49:47 PM »
Here's session #4 of the rigging. I got the outer lines done on the silver one and got about halfway through the wings of the yellow nosed version. Lots of little details to go but the end is in sight...




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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #153 on: March 07, 2021, 06:38:24 PM »
Firstly, sorry Iíve only just caught up with this,

Secondly, youíve blown my modelling mind! Seriously good - in a very difficult scale!

Wow


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Offline William Adair

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #154 on: March 07, 2021, 09:07:11 PM »
Hi Gisbod, thank you for having a look.  I hope more people and manufacturers consider 1/144.  There's lots of potential there.  ;)

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #155 on: March 08, 2021, 12:23:36 AM »
Simply Outstanding rigging in Any Scale but in 1/144th...Brilliant!
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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #156 on: March 08, 2021, 12:43:33 AM »
Beautiful !


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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #157 on: March 08, 2021, 01:21:45 AM »
Looking at that last picture, I would not be able to tell what scale they are, but I certainly would guess they are at least 1/72 with the amount of detail.  Fine work, William.

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #158 on: March 08, 2021, 05:54:08 AM »
Two little gems - of diamond quality. Brilliant.

Stephen.

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #159 on: March 14, 2021, 08:35:54 PM »
Finished!  :D

I'm so glad these two are done and thank you everybody for you kindness and for following along!  The last of the rigging was added  to the wings and tail over the weekend. Plus a few other details from patches of painted decal to represent the fittings for the upper wing spars and the metal cap on the front of the spinners. The radiator tower thingies were made from evergreen strip and sprue then fixed in place with PVA. The last thing was to paint the periphery of the mating surfaces of the spinner & cowling with black artist oils. Once stuck together this gives a nice dark shadow that to my eye looks nicely convincing.

I shuffled my little cabinet around to make some room and that's the end of it. Thank goodness.  :lol:

Here's some shots of the little wasps before I put them to bed...










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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #160 on: March 14, 2021, 08:54:23 PM »
Where did you get that enormous 10 penny piece from?

Seriously, these are astonishingly good models in an incredible scale. I'm glad you've posted big pictures beacuse my eyes probably aren't good enough to appreciate the real models!
Marvellous.
Sandy

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #161 on: March 14, 2021, 10:07:20 PM »
Really enjoyed following along on this build log . Truly remarkable craftsmanship on these tiny kite's !


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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #162 on: March 15, 2021, 12:09:05 AM »
William, 
  I'm blown away by the quality of these two beauties; the detail and finish on such tiny subjects is impressive beyond words! Wonderful work and most impressive, that's very skillful model building at it's finest!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #163 on: March 15, 2021, 12:39:16 AM »
It has been a pleasure to watch your absolutely Stunning builds come together! True Modeling Excellence...especially in 1/144th! I hope to see another project unfold here soon!
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Re: Scratchbuilding a Pfalz D.III & D.IIIa in 1/144 scale
« Reply #164 on: March 17, 2021, 05:46:33 AM »
Those are just incredible - especially given how small they are. The amount of detail and the rigging are wonders to behold - and something to be truly proud of. Your build log was inspiring too - I take my hat off to a true modeller.

Stephen.