Author Topic: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)  (Read 1991 times)

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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2024, 06:44:45 AM »
A good start Przeomo!
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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2024, 06:39:14 AM »
First test fit of the truss with the fuselage halves and the lower wing. The result - very satisfactory. No trace of the dreaded anhedral, no need to sand the mating surfaces. Only some delicate flash removed on the fuselage and wing edges. Very, very promising. Not that I expected anything else...



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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2024, 06:22:13 PM »
Wow, that is good news all round. When I built the test model, the fit wasn't this good. Richard made some changes to the final kit as a result of the test build and it's clear they really paid off.

Looking forward to seeing more of  your build.

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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2024, 11:02:01 AM »
It is great to see that a Limited run Resin kit can be made to such a great degree of accuracy and precision. !

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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2024, 01:31:18 AM »
Beginning of the cockpit assembly. The 3D print elements do have some traces of printing layers, which I am trying to sand down. Tedious but necessary, especially for the elements which will get a metallic finish.



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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2024, 07:21:12 AM »
I am certain you will get the best out of the parts provided.... even though they take a bit of work!
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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2024, 11:59:51 AM »
The idea of Prze building an Aviattic Pfalz brought a big smile to my face. Thank you so much for sharing this build with us Prze, and I hope one day I'm able to get one of these beautiful kits (I fell in love with Mikael Carlson's replica from the first YouTube video of it flying). I'm sure there are Aviattic owners on the forum who are eagerly watching your build and taking notes for theirs!
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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2024, 11:35:16 PM »
Thank you for the encouraging words, Rick and Zac.

Here is more fitting and preparations of small resin and PE bits for the cockpit.



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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2024, 11:51:12 PM »
Those parts look amazing Przemo! With every post I get more excited about your build!
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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2024, 04:24:42 AM »
Wow the kit and your work look stunning!

Working with resin always scare me. Broken so many parts by not being careful enough. Can't wait to see some more of your magic on this kit :)
//Ben

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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2024, 06:24:41 PM »
Excellent preparation work, looking forward to seeing your progress on this.

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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2024, 02:56:04 AM »
Thanks.

More preps, removing of 3D print traces underway, still the primer reveals that some retouches to be done.







Luckily, the more delicate and detailed bits made from darker resin are free of these faults.

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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2024, 06:30:07 PM »
That is devotion to duty! IMO you really can't really see the few faint traces of the 3D print once the model is painted, built and weathered so I admire your dedication. You probably have much better eyes than me......  Also, you can't see the ammunition box once it's in the cockpit anyway so I wouldn't worry too much about that.... ;)

This is going to be a lovely build, looking forward to more of it.

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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2024, 12:24:42 AM »
I am sure that your preparation of the parts will pay off in the end. Your usual precise work!
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Re: Pfalz D.VIII, Harold Auffarth, Jasta 29 (1/32, Aviattic)
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2024, 11:50:33 PM »
Wow, just....wow. Better than WnW?
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