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Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« on: September 11, 2014, 09:47:27 PM »
When I started WW. 1 modelling, one of the first things I noticed, was the fact, that there are only a few injection molded two seaters in 1/72 available.
So I decided to build my first vac formed model ever. Although it was a lot of work and the details and structure is far away from modern IM Kits, it was a lot of fun. Maybe it was this fun because it was a lot of work.  And I must admit that I was more proud when the Rumpler was finished as if I had built a "normal" kit.

I think, the jostick vacu is a good choice. The styrene was of a good quality, it had white metal parts and decals.
On the other hand and I think typical for vac formed kits, nearly all details and struts hab to be done from scratch.

I used my spare box for the details and all struts and the undercarriage where done from brass rods and stripes



The Rumpler was painted with Gunze Aqueous.












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Offline Ernie

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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 09:52:17 PM »
What a superb model, Wolf!  The Rumpler is a favourite of mine and
yours is an absolutely sublime effort, especially as a Vacuform.  Well done!

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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 10:03:01 PM »
Exceptional work for a vac kit, and being 1:72 scale makes it even more amazing, well done Wolfgang.

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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 10:17:54 PM »

Very excellent work Wolf. That is one of the best 1/72 models I have ever seen.

Mark

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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 11:09:11 PM »
Holy Moly, Wolfgang  8) 8)

That is just amazing.  Makes the WNW look like a Lindberg (ha, ha).

Really nice job.  I love the colors and the rigging.  A tutorial is in order.  My connection points are always full of glossy glue  :'(

Excellent,

Dan
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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 11:46:48 PM »
Wowzers!  1/72???  I'm in awe!

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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2014, 12:13:20 AM »
Wolfgang,
    Absolutely stunning, especially so for such a small scale. The rigging is most impressive, the painting and detail very well executed, and the fact that it's a vac Kit makes it even more impressive.
    Very nice work!
Cheers,
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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2014, 12:39:35 AM »
I can only echo the others' comments - very well done indeed!

Ian

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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2014, 12:40:50 AM »
Another lovely 1/72 gem!!and a vac to! Bravo!!!

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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2014, 03:14:15 AM »
Yes, Wolf, although this is one of your "older" works, it is one of the most admirable you built. I hope that you will switch back from your WW2 topics, towards the "old age".

Btw, your Fokker DVII is marvelous, too.

Regards und Grüsse,
Stefan

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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2014, 03:48:16 AM »
She's absolutely stunning, Wolfgang!  Looks like photos from the WNW site.  Every aspect of this model is superb.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2014, 06:30:35 PM »
Thank you all for the very kind comments.  :)

@Stefan: I am currently working on the speed record breaker He 100 V-8 ans Me 209 V-1, but the next model will be a WW. 1 plane again. Not sure which one but I think a Fliegertruppen 2-seater


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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2014, 03:45:50 AM »
Superb work, Wolggang.

Best wishes
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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2014, 06:18:32 AM »
What an AMAZING build for multiple reasons. The construction, rigging, paintwork, and detailing could all match anything done in a Much Larger scale, and it is a Vac Form Kit  ;D

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Re: Rumpler C. IV Joystick 1/72
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2014, 09:21:41 AM »
A superb little jewel! Congrats!