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Offline NinetythirdLiberator

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Choroszy Gotha G-1 (1/72nd)
« on: August 26, 2018, 02:07:38 AM »
All,
I got this neat model last year when I visited a friend in Denmark (THANKS, CLAUS!!!).  It just happens to be one of my favorite planes and will look great next to my G-III, Staaken and AEG when completed!  I've just started and am moving slowly as this takes a fair amount of head scratching and clean up for a good result.

Here it is so far.





Thanks for looking and more soon.
Dan

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Re: Choroszy Gotha G-1 (1/72nd)
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 01:21:12 PM »
A bit more tonight.  I sprayed basic linen onto the wings/tails etc and then made "wood" the usual way with acrylic undercoat and burnt umber oils with a top coat of clear orange acrylic.  Gloss coated and added some of the first decals.  They went on great until I got to the serials.  They stuck immediately and I destroyed them both!   :-[
I'll figure something out.




It will be fun to start getting the wings highlighted etc.  Looking good!

Cheers,
Dan

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Re: Choroszy Gotha G-1 (1/72nd)
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 06:04:14 PM »
Wow, Dan. The GI looks great. It is also a very interesting subject for me, too. I will definitly watch the progress with high interest.
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Manni
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Re: Choroszy Gotha G-1 (1/72nd)
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 01:08:19 AM »
I have been tempted by this kit many times. I hope your build is going to convince me to go for it. It's looking good so far........

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Re: Choroszy Gotha G-1 (1/72nd)
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 11:40:51 AM »
Good to see another unique build coming from your workbench, Dan. I’m all moved from Browns Point to Port Orchard and won’t be able to work on a model for a while. I’ll have to enjoy watching the work of others.

Thanks for keeping me entertained, Kevin
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Re: Choroszy Gotha G-1 (1/72nd)
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 03:54:34 PM »
Thanks, Everyone!  I really like this airplane and now with a bit of work, it's starting to look a bit more menacing (as it should!)... ;)
I did the rib tapes on the stab and lower wing assembly, added the basic nacelles and glued the tails on just to show I'm making some progress.

It's looking mean now.  Next steps will be adding wing decals, more rib tapes and then bracing myself for starting to add the wings etc.! 

Wish me luck...

Dan
P.S.  Kevin!  Glad to hear your move went well.  You'll be sniffing plastic glue soon enough.

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Re: Choroszy Gotha G-1 (1/72nd)
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2018, 08:36:32 AM »
Great to see a Choroszy kit being built by a master!

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Re: Choroszy Gotha G-1 (1/72nd)
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 02:26:30 PM »
Thanks, Thumbs...

Here is my likely last update for a week or so...taking my wife to Hawaii.  It's the first time we've been on a trip by ourselves in 23 years!  My children can now handle themselves at home!  ;)

I tried putting the decals on the wings, but they shattered much like the serials. So here I am in the process of masking and painting them on.  Luckily, these are pretty easy markings.  Just a bit of touch up. 



I'll do the top four positions tomorrow (these are on both surfaces of both wings).

Aloha,
Dan ::)

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Re: Choroszy Gotha G-1 (1/72nd)
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 10:44:01 AM »
Awesome subject matter Dan !



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Re: Choroszy Gotha G-1 (1/72nd)
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 08:00:33 AM »
Thanks, Terri...I've always loved the G-I.

Back from the Islands and sort of missed the bench!  Here is a bit more done by adding the top wing with epoxy. 

Next will be some rib taping and then figuring out that bottom center section!  So many unlabeled struts and the directions are a tad vague!   ::)  Oh, well.  I think I can get 'er done.

Cheers,
Dan

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Re: Choroszy Gotha G-1 (1/72nd)
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 08:05:22 AM »
Wow, Dan!  That's spectacular!  Lonestar Models has been promising the G-1 in 1/48 scale for a while now.  Sure hope he does it soon.  You're making me want to build one.
Cheers,
Bud
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