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Offline eclarson

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OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« on: April 19, 2012, 03:41:32 AM »
Many of you have seen this before, so I hope you don't mind a re-run.   :)

A year or so after I built the DML 1/48 Dr.1, Wingnut Wings burst on the scene and though I don't normally build 1/32 scale kits, I was caught up in all the excitement and after trying to talk myself out of it, decided I must get at least one of these marvelous new kits.  The LVG,  being a big cool looking two-seater with it's varnished wood fuselage and lozenge camo on the flying surfaces, really caught my attention, and one was soon on its way from New Zealand to Akron, OH! 

Unlike most new kits I buy, which usually just go into the stash after an initial exam,  the LVG went immediately to my work bench.  This build involved many "firsts" for me, including wood grain simulation on something larger than a 1/48 cockpit floor, working with lozenge decals, and real rigging, complete with turnbuckles.  Progress was slow as I researched and studied other LVG builds on various forums and then experimented with the techniques learned from those, but 9 months after the first parts were cut from their sprue, this thing sat on my bench, ready for the display shelf!   ;D













Cheers,
Eric


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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 06:25:47 AM »
   Eric,
As always outstanding craftsmanship and talent my friend.
Highest Regards,
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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 08:14:17 AM »
Great work, Eric

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Offline Chris Johnson

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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 08:21:04 AM »
Since starting to build these kites, my eye is always drawn to woodwork effects, and you've nailed it.

Cheers,

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Offline Whiteknuckles

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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 08:55:28 AM »
Lovely beastie Eric.

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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 10:42:45 AM »
Good one, Eric: Well Done!  :D
Cheers!
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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2012, 08:03:35 PM »
Always a pleasure seeing this one , Eric  ;)

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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 08:55:30 PM »
... Wingnut Wings burst on the scene and though I don't normally build 1/32 scale kits, I was caught up in all the excitement and after trying to talk myself out of it, decided I must get at least one of these marvelous new kits...

Now, it seems to me that youre not alone on this one. I had never built a 1/32 model, let alone a WW1 model. I bought one... and then the second... and then... the count goes in 12, and a couple more are on the way.

Excellent work on the LVG... I have two... :D waiting for some more spare time on my hands  :-\...
« Last Edit: April 19, 2012, 08:57:40 PM by Jose Chaica »
Jose Chaica, from Portugal.

Offline Pete Nottingham

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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 01:12:06 AM »
Very, very nice indeed, a great build.

Cheers

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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2012, 01:14:10 AM »
I can never get enough of this gorgeous LVG.
Cheers,
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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2012, 01:59:13 AM »
As the others have said, Gorgeuos work. A stunning build all around!!
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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2012, 03:12:51 AM »
That is a nice looking LVG Eric,

I really enjoyed the time I spent putting mine together.

Best Regards

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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2012, 03:25:42 AM »
Beautiful LVG Eric



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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2012, 06:54:58 AM »
Holy!!! You went from toes wet to the high diving board!!!
I was clean,shaved and sober and I didnt care who knew it.

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Re: OK, my toes are wet...now into the deep end!
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2012, 10:46:10 PM »
Beautiful work Eric, it is an outstanding LVG, very well done.

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