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Offline Bughunter

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Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« on: October 23, 2018, 05:29:07 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
Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
So I create downscaled originals.

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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 06:05:05 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, 06:11:45 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, 08:37:55 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.









Cheers,
Lance


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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 07:19:18 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, 01:16:22 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.
RAGIII
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Re: Show us your Siemens-Schuckert D.III
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2018, 02:18:26 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