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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2012, 06:54:48 AM »
Seeing the Glencoe Oeffag D.III 253 was an eye-opener, that has to be the benchmark for my build. The finish is beautifully even. How did you do that? *tips hat

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Re: Some of my completed projects for your approval.
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2012, 03:38:16 AM »
  David,
Thank you very much my friend. The finish is all airbrushed, somewhere under all the layers of paint there's CDL and wood graining too. My 253 was originally part of a diorama when first completed,sadly only the defeated 253 remains.
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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2012, 05:17:07 AM »
Hello Gregory:

Neat stuff.  Of course the Breguet is my favorite followed by all the rest of them.  I was glad to see that you used some Aurora kits as the basis for your work.  Building them in the 50's is what piqued my interest in WWI subjects. 
Thanks again for sharing your work.

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Re: Some of my completed projects for your approval.
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2012, 12:55:03 AM »
  David,
Thank you very much my friend. The finish is all airbrushed, somewhere under all the layers of paint there's CDL and wood graining too. My 253 was originally part of a diorama when first completed,sadly only the defeated 253 remains.
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Gregory Jouette

Very nice work, I really like the finish, super stuff.

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Re: Some of my completed projects for your approval.
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2012, 02:11:34 PM »
I approve!!! Have to get down there someday soon to see them in person.

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Re: Some of my completed projects for your approval.
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2012, 03:10:19 AM »
  Thanks fellas very much appreciated my friends. Sadly nothing really new though but I'm working on it.
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Re: Some of my completed projects for your approval.
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2012, 09:20:02 AM »
Hi Gregory,

Can't get tired of looking at those.  Was the Breguet difficult to build? I ask since I'm just starting my first 48th scale vac and am wondering about sagging flying surfaces etc. 

If mine turn out half as nice as yours, I'll be very pleased indeed.

Nice museum too!  :o

Dan

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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2012, 11:22:33 PM »
  Dan,
Many thanks my friend. The Breguet was not difficult to build at all. The sagging becomes a big problem the larger the wings are.That's why I reinforce the inside of the wing  with plastic strips or brass square stock filed to fit. I have at times used brass rod as well in the upper wing . For the lower wing I use brass rod and  hollow square stock running through the fuselage and wings. Although I've never used balsa wood as a reinforcement myself I've know several vac modelers who have and it works just as well. I'm looking forward to following your project and wish you the best of luck in the OKGB.
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Re: Some of my completed projects for your approval.
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2012, 11:33:51 PM »
That's some really nice stuff there Greg.  Especially given the kits many of them started from!  I'm really fond of that Glencoe 253.  I've got a couple of the Eduard kits and a couple of those "I gotta do this one" schemes in the pile.  Hopefully when I get to them, they'll be as nice as yours.

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Re: Some of my completed projects for your approval.
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2012, 12:58:51 AM »
   Here's a few more of my older projects for you.
 SPAD XII Conversion using the Hawk kit.





  SE-5 Conversion / Kit Bash with Lindberg wings and a modified Monogram fuselage.





  Koster 1/48 vacuform kit Sopwith Triplane.





 DH-2 1/48 scale Scratch built.







 Sierra's 1/48 scale SPAD A-2





 Revell's 1/28 scale Fokker Dr.I






  More to come
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Re: Some of my completed projects for your approval.
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2012, 01:14:50 AM »
  Aurora Gotha 1/48 scale Conversion back dating to a Gotha G.IV.











  Aurora Gotha G.v








  That's all for now fellas. As always any and all comments are welcomed and appreciated.
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Re: Some of my completed projects for your approval.
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2012, 08:20:17 AM »
Awesome work Gregory! I particularly like your rigging on the Gotha. Did the lozenge come with the kit? With this under your belt, I'd like to see you tackle the WNW kit.

And then I saw your scratchbuilt DH-2. Incredible.

And then I noticed the coin alongside the DH-2 for comparison purposes. Tell me that's a quarter and not a dime! Just incredible.

Cheers,

Chris
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Re: Some of my completed projects for your approval.
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2012, 08:41:06 AM »
Great job with the Gothas. It's great what you do with the old kits.

Sean

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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2012, 01:15:01 PM »
  Chris and Sean,
Thanks guys I appreciate you more than kind comments.

@Chris,
No lozenge came with the kit . Just and old dust pile of god awful red plastic and useless decals. This Gotha G.V was an 1958 edition . As for the WNW Gotha I have one I'm dying to convert into a G.Vb and will at some point.Glad you liked the DH-2, I felt the same way when she was first finished. Now I look at her as a poor old soul who's seen better days.

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Re: Some of my completed projects for your approval.
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2012, 08:31:18 PM »
G'day, Gregory.

Your builds are an inspiration.  I like the Breguet and the Gotha is impressive, but your scratch-built DH-2 is a real work of art, mate.  Thanks for sharing these.

Dal.