Author Topic: WNW L.V.G. C.VI (unfinished - Des Delatorre International Memorial Group Build)  (Read 423 times)

Offline gbrivio

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Hello everybody, this was my entry in the Group Build but sadly I wasn't able to complete the build within the (extended) time deadline. Now is closing the an end, needing several small touches but looking better then last appearance as all main components are now set together. I hope to post the next pictures in the completed models section soon.
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Giuseppe














Offline GazzaS

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That looks great, Giuseppe!  Love the winter camo!
There are only two states to be in:  Queensland and blotto.

Offline fruibal

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Excellent winter camo job. Did you airbrush or hand paint the splashes?

Offline Terri

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That is really nice winter camo ! Love it  :) Looking forward to the complete model  8)


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An unusual paint scheme and quite unique looking.
Seems to be an odd place for a compass, though.
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Offline gbrivio

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Thank you for visiting and your comments, the white overpainting is made by brush, following the pictures on the instruction manual and WNW website. My opinion after several hours looking is that of a kind of pattern in the winter camouflage, broken by inflating - deflating of fabric skin during flight.
About the compass location, I suspect the aeroplane was used for cartography or artillery direction. I was tempted to insert another compass inside the cockpit, as it's unbelievable the pilot was flying under directions from the observer. But it's speculative, so anithing can fit...
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Giuseppe

Offline RichieW

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That camouflage is really beautiful Giuseppe, so is the model it is covering. Looking forward to seeing this finished. It is a stunner!

Richie

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An absolutely beautiful build and paint scheme! Looking forward to the final shots!!
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Offline gbrivio

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Thank you Richie and Rick.
Ciao
Giuseppe

Offline GazzaS

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About the compass location, I suspect the aeroplane was used for cartography or artillery direction. I was tempted to insert another compass inside the cockpit, as it's unbelievable the pilot was flying under directions from the observer. But it's speculative, so anithing can fit...
Ciao
Giuseppe

Giuseppe,
   It is true.  The observer was the boss.  Often he was the officer and the pilot was an enlisted man or junior officer.

Gaz
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Offline gbrivio

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I knew that in the beginning of the war, I wonder about a compass behind the observer position in 1918, but I think you are right, Gaz: for long time and with objectionable effects the boss was for a long time a pilot not flying or even a ground officer. Who knows?
Ciao
Giuseppe

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Tremendous work!!

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Thank you Simon.
Ciao
Giuseppe

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Your L.V.G. is a nice model, you put a lot of effort in. Especially the winter camo with applying lozenge and rib tapes first followed by brush painting looks like a time eater!
I really like this type so I'm very happy, that I caught the 1/48 Blue Max kit not long ago.

Cheers,
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Offline smperry

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You are in for a treat Frank. The Blue Max LVG C.VI was the most enjoyable build I have ever done and it also yielded the best model I ever did.
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