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Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« on: October 23, 2018, 04:29:07 AM »
Siemens-Schuckert D.III

I can't believe it - no thread of the famous Siemens-Schuckert D.III yet?
So I start it with my recently finished model.

This is, what Wikipedia tells us about the original single seat fighter.

As far as I know there are some kits of this type available:
The old Eduard kit in 1/48 (the first model of that company? Order number 8001)
- the new 1/48 Eduard kit from 2014,
- a Flashback kit 1/48
- a Roden kit in 1/32
and some more in 1/72 Toyo, Pegasus, Eastern Express, CMR ...

Now the pictures of my Siemens-Schuckert D.III in 1/48:








The full set of pictures can be found here: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=9881.0

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 05:05:05 AM »
She's absolutely gorgeous, Frank!  It's really hard to pull off a solid black airframe effectively, but you've done it.  Very smooth.  I love it!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 05:11:45 AM »
Spectacular beginning to a new thread on this subject.  Done masterfully Frank.

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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 07:37:55 AM »
Thought I'd add mine from two years ago. 1:32 Scale from Roden, Pheon Decals, hand carved prop and Aviattic's resin engine on the side. An excellent Kit with just a few minor corrections required.









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Lance


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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 06:19:18 AM »
Lance, that's a nice aircraft!
And two things I noticed:
  • spare engine :D (that is somehow a good idea. I thought about a display of the different rotary types)
  • The wooden socket of the V-struts! You found that solution three years ago - me only after having trouble with the decals there.

And Juan and Bud: Thank you for your words about my work!
Cheers,
Frank

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So I create downscaled originals.

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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018, 12:16:22 AM »
Frank and Lance,
Both of your Models are stunners. What has been done in 1/48th scale with the Eduard kit by Frank is incredible. What Has been accomplished by Lance with the Roden kit is equally incredible.
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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2018, 01:18:26 AM »
I should have included that I used the Bren Gun 1:32 Scale Photo Etch Set for mine, an outstanding product in my experience. The lower fuselage cowling with the vents make it worthwhile alone!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 01:40:33 AM »

My Roden SSW III using Jim Bauman's decals.

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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2018, 06:19:42 PM »
Beautiful, Petrov! (And Pheon Decals really offer a beautiful set of options, don't they?!)

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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2018, 08:48:27 PM »
Gorgeous work Patrick! Seeing this really tempts me to pick one up!
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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2018, 11:12:30 PM »
Thx rhwinter/RAGIII!

Though I have a number of WNW kits finished, for some reason this Roden SSDIII remains my favorite build.

I have another in the stash along with a convo kit to make it an early version that I hope to tackle one day....
-Patrick

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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2018, 02:42:25 AM »
   That is really lovely work. Like you this Kit is one of my favorites and I plan to do another soon, probably in one of the black schemes like this. Thanks for adding this to the Thread, a joy to view!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2020, 06:13:28 AM »
Hi all,
Here's the completed Siemens Schuckert D.III (Serial No. 834 to 8359/17) as flown by Ltn. Joachim von Ziegesar when serving with Jasta 15 during May, 1918.
As usual a fully detailed build log, in PDF format, is available to download from my web site (link below),

Mike





















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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2020, 04:21:34 PM »
What a gorgeous collection of SSs, all top class!
Ciao
Giuseppe