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Offline RAGIII

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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #45 on: June 18, 2018, 03:02:08 AM »
Awesome interior and engine work!
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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2018, 07:01:54 AM »
Wow, that cockpit is just amazing!  Great work on all of those details.

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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2018, 03:29:28 PM »
Amazing detailing of everything, making a great interior. Really ramarkable build.
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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2018, 06:07:32 PM »
I quote Gaz and Giuseppe... impressive modeling!

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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2018, 10:31:20 AM »
Evening Gents!
 
   A bit of a question. As I am building this Fee I'm planning on finishing it as 7018 "Punjab 32 Montgomery".  I also have the Encore Models Albatros D.II...the kit has markings for 2 of Von Richthofen's aircraft. My question is...was the D.II painted with the light overcoat of red when he shot down Punjab 32?

                    Thank you in advance! 

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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2018, 12:17:49 PM »
I would say no, this was his first kill and he was, like the others of Boelke's pupils, a brand new guy on the unit...... not likely he'd be painting up his aircraft in his own garish scheme. The Air Power Ace Profiles #3 illustrates his aircraft as either D.II 481/16 or 491/16 at the time he shot down  Morris and Rees in your "Fee", and both aircraft are illustrated as natural ply and the period's 3 color wing camoflage. would guess that the most personal marks on the aircraft was the stripe behind the spinner, but that probably came later in 1916.
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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2018, 09:00:45 AM »
Thank you for the info sir! I'm planning on building the D.II after I am finished with the "Fee". And at some point putting them into a dislpay together with a info card.

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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2018, 11:13:07 PM »
For What it is worth I agree with Lance. I wonder where the Red Painted DII  came from? I remember reading that MvR and I guess some other Jasta 2 pilots used the red/brown camo color on the fuselage. IIRC MvR doesn't Mention a RED scheme in his book until after taking command of Jasta 11. But who am I to say. Not a real Historian or researcher!
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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #53 on: June 22, 2018, 12:36:20 AM »
Catching up again - great work!!

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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2018, 05:28:29 AM »
Hello Everyone!


  Sorry for the long absence. Summer time activities have kept me away from the build. But I have managed to get a little ore done. The wings and tail section are preshaded and painted and the tail boom is done and ready for rigging








 I will hopefully be clearcoating the wings and such so I can get the markings on......

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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2018, 08:26:02 AM »
The paint on the struts and their details look great!!

Steve
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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2018, 08:52:23 AM »
That tail boom is simply amazing (along with the rest of your work).

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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2018, 10:11:01 AM »
Thank  you gentlemen! I'll try and not be so long between posts lol

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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2018, 05:05:34 PM »
I realised I've looked at your log but never commented. Your FE.2b is looking superb. The add of the EZ line for the straps is very clever. I'm not sure I have the courage for this plane because the rigging looks terrifying!

Just read a novel with the FE as the flown plane. Not brilliant but good enough, page turning and makes you wonder how the terrible attrition rates for pilots, observers and the planes could be sustained. Of course human lives were just fodder in all respects - in the air and in the trenches. A very different world.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6516750-across-the-blood-red-skies

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Re: WNW FE.2b Late
« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2018, 07:02:58 AM »
Thank you for the comments! The EZ line was time consuming but I think it turned out alright. Small update. I painted the rudder this evening. I am never happy with the results of a decal that wraps around the edges of a rudder.....



    This to will receive weathering once the call number decal is on and sealed.