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Offline kendyman

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Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« on: May 21, 2012, 10:48:51 PM »
I bought a week-end edition of Eduard's Pfalz D.III and when I received it found a welcome bonus of partial PE and full decals from 8045 Profipack in the box.

After a bit of to and froing I decided I'd go for the Hans Bethge scheme as detailed by Eduard, although I had read that it's not accurate.

In hindsight, I'm not sure I made the correct decision as I had a fight with the Lozenge, and I think they've won >:( I couldn't get them to settle down, and if I did, when dry they kept lifting. I've used white glue to fix as much as possible but you can still see they're raised in places in the photos.

Still, in the cabinet it looks ok, I'll just put it down to experience and another lesson learned.

Ken






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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 11:04:19 PM »
 Ken ,
Congratulations on completing another beautiful project my friend. Are the stripes on the fuselage dark gray ? No matter though she's still a beauty.
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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 11:15:53 PM »
She's a beauty Ken. Very well done!

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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 11:21:42 PM »
Very nicely done Ken, the colour scheme is very striking, congratulations on a job well done.

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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 12:11:20 AM »
Ken,
Striking and very cleanly done. A beautiful scheme, Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 01:14:37 AM »
She looks great. The photos dont show any problems. Was it only the lozenge that fought back?

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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2012, 01:25:34 AM »
She looks great. The photos dont show any problems. Was it only the lozenge that fought back?

Steve

Hi Steve,

Yes, rest bedded down fine. The orange is a bit translucent, allowing the underlying grey stripes to show through.

Ken

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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 03:12:48 AM »
that looks class

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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2012, 04:08:18 AM »
Beautiful, Ken.  Love the Bethge paint scheme.  You might be able to get the loz decals to settle down a bit by hitting them with a little heat from a hair dryer.  It's always worked for me.  It has the added bonus of pulling any loose rigging snug, as well.  All in all, a very lovely model, none the less.  Who's lozenge did you use, anyway?
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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2012, 06:52:06 AM »
Simply gorgeous, Ken

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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2012, 08:11:56 AM »
Yea, Pfalz D.IIIa is just beautiful. And your model is a true tribute to that aircraft - striking colour scheme, nice execution. Congratulations!
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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2012, 12:00:19 PM »
Great work Ken :)

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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2012, 04:41:43 PM »
Hmm, pls let me know when you have bought weekend and received profi :) That might be good source to know ;D

Congratulations!

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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012, 06:32:26 PM »
Great work Ken, beautiful job, can't see much wrong with it myself.

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Re: Eduard Pfalz D IIIa, Hans Bethge
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2012, 08:24:12 PM »
Hmm, pls let me know when you have bought weekend and received profi :) That might be good source to know ;D

Congratulations!

K
Beautiful, Ken.  Love the Bethge paint scheme.  You might be able to get the loz decals to settle down a bit by hitting them with a little heat from a hair dryer.  It's always worked for me.  It has the added bonus of pulling any loose rigging snug, as well.  All in all, a very lovely model, none the less.  Who's lozenge did you use, anyway?
Cheers,
Bud

Hi Bud,

Do you use the hairdryer whilst they are drying, or after they've dried?. Lozenge was Eduard.

Ken