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LukGraph models 2023
« on: January 01, 2023, 02:11:15 AM »
LukGraph plans to release 5-6 new models in 2023 and asks what our suggestions are.
https://www.facebook.com/LukGraph/posts/pfbid0yRZESHb4XbM7qHs1sbGx8qskM6e7tPT4WVdWuLcjMm573zmbQJzauEK792tgihYfl

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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2023, 04:03:54 AM »
Thanks to LukGraph for producing such fantastic 1/32 scale models!

And thanks for soliciting suggestions -- I would request:

Albatros C.XII or C.XV
Halberstadt Cl.IV or C.V
LVG C.V
AEG G.IVk
AEG C.IV
Albatros J.I

Best wishes and happy new year!
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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2023, 04:45:29 AM »
My suggestions:

Breguet 14 A2 and B2
AEG J.I or C.IV
Albatros J.I or J.II
DH.4 (Puma) conversion for WNW DH.9

Spyros
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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2023, 07:44:14 AM »
my humble suggestions...
Albatros J.I or J.II
Halberstadt Cl.IV
Breguet XIV
Hanriot HD3
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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2023, 08:35:07 AM »
Vickers Gunbus
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Willi: "I don't know... none of zem have ever been written down."

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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2023, 09:15:41 AM »
Thanks for asking LukGraph!
I would love to see:

Halberstadt D.II
Vickers Gunbus
Hanriot HD-1
Junkers CL.I
Sablatnig SF2
Royal Aircraft Factory RE7

Hope Iím not being too greedy?!

David

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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2023, 11:07:55 AM »
Im assuming one needs to post to Facebook to get in that but I do not do that but in case they are looking the forum here mine are:

Hanriot HD1
Pfalz Cl.IV
Breguet 14
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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2023, 03:09:57 AM »
For those who can't access FaceBook.
January is planned for a Lohner type L model,

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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2023, 03:26:33 AM »
Anything AH is fine with me.
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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2023, 04:11:43 AM »
 Whatever subject is produced, 1/48th scale versions as well as 1/32nd scale would be appreciated.

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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2023, 11:53:29 AM »
Haha
I looked at the Facebook people suggesting a lot of obscurities -  how bout not a Fairey Fruitbat with Floats

some of the suggestions here are good however
Iím going to keep it simple

Macchi M5 (all scales)
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1/32 AEG C.IV

The Macchi to fly against the Lohner
and AEG IV was a common type on the Western front not covered by Wingnuts ( like Dh4 and Breguet both good suggestions) and fought vs No 1 AFC in Palestine. There was also a ground attack version

Iím not sure why another company like csm hasnít got onto the Hanriot HD1.
Or even an updated Spad vii or Albatros iii, although they are already kitted

Also following a suggestion above a DH4 - and the could also sell a conversion for Wingnuts DH9 kit - great idea!
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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2023, 12:16:50 PM »
I could certainly go for a Halberstadt D.II as well.
Bruno: "How many rules are there?"

Willi: "I don't know... none of zem have ever been written down."

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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2023, 04:24:10 PM »
A progressively delusional 1:32 wish list with an AEF flair:

Curtiss Jenny JN-4
Liberty Plane DH-4 (-4B fuselage for postwar options?)
Breguet 14
SPAD 16
Dorand AR.2

Gary

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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2023, 09:58:09 PM »
Hi all,
Like many, I'm glad 'Lukgraph' are able to produce so many models of WW1 aircraft never before made and at such a rate.
Also another enterprise has already designed and printed a complete Albatros fighter with one side showing the internal structure using 3D printing.
That said I'm personally more into building components rather than having complete assemblies 3D printed for me.
However, I am curious to see how other companies will react to this 3D printing technology.
Using 3D printing and CAD designers is obviously a quicker process, hence 'Lukgraphs' 5 - 6 models a year in both 1:48 and 1:32 scales.
The overall cost of production using this technology must, in the long term, be cheaper than the the more traditional and costly injection tooling and manufacture.
Also it must be preferred to the pure resin moulded and therefore limited production models.
For example, many consider 'Copper State Models' to be favorably compared to the late 'Wingnut Wings' models in quality, but are not producing model aircraft in such quantities and in so many different types.
It makes me wonder if such companies will either:
1. Convert to 3D printing technology in order to keep pace with such as 'Lukgraph'.
2. Continue with injection moulding and the cost and time frames involved in that technology.
3. Not attempt to compete and stop producing WW1 aircraft altogether and concentrate on their particular niche models.

There is also the cost to modelers of buying so many models and whether there is enough time left for us to build them all  :D

It'll be interesting to see how the general market will react in the coming years,

Mike

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Re: LukGraph models 2023
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2023, 04:17:38 AM »
A good, thought provoking post from Mike above.
Nonetheless, I think a 1/32 DH4 would be very much welcomed by many. Another hands up for a Vickers Gunbus too.

Richie