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#1 seiran01

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:41 PM

This is going to be the next project when the DH.9 is finally rigged - WNW LVG C.VI, converted to a postwar "limo" with place for two passengers in place of the rear gunner. The specific plane, D-148, is reported in Over The Front vol 30 issue 1 to be the plane that Lothar von Richthofen was killed flying, following engine failure on July 4, 1922. 

 

The "airline", DLR, was the forerunner to Lufthansa, you may notice the familiar company emblem on the tail.  Photos of DLR LVGs all show the aircraft in pretty pristine shape without oil stains or dirt, so I'm planning to make this one look as though it's pretty fresh out of the paint (dope) shop with glossy black and silver dope. 

 

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From the OTF article, another DLR passenger LVG. it looks like an Anemometer on the forward inner interplane strut, also. 

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And from the internet, another crashed DLR LVG limo/taxi, with undamaged areas looking factory fresh and confirming underside color and equipment details

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Modifications will include the following:

Fill in the areas designed for the forward-firing Spandau

Remove pulley and raised guides for the sliding panel over belly camera hatch

Fill and blend the camera and wireless antenna holes in belly panel and rear cockpit floor

Trim the top off of part A37 (fuselage frame in rear of gunner cockpit)

Trim back the fuselage top to the next panel line back, to match internal bulkhead designed to hold the wireless

Remove rear half of the top cockpit fairing

 

Two seats will be added in the rear cockpit, facing each other. I haven't yet decided what seats to use or copy, but I'm considering Aviattic's Fokker seats (possibly with reshaped backs) as they look so darn nice.

Possibly add Gaspatch anemometer to left wing forward inner strut

Finally a new fairing with windscreen (clear? opaque?) will need to be made to cover the passenger compartment.

 

Late evening gathering of thoughts, on modification of kit pieces:

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:59 PM

Great subject! This will be interesting to follow...

 

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:08 PM

Great subject indeed, I saw that profile some time ago and thought it'd make a great looking model, and here it is, fantastic.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:25 PM

Very nice and interesting! Good luck and patience!  :)



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:41 PM

I love the early airliner stories. Great ideas! Looking forward to more.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:51 PM

Very nice and interesting! Good luck and patience!  :)

 

LOL thanks.  Luckily for me, the degree of scratchbuilding needed is even within the acceptable limits of my patience :P



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:12 PM

Saw this elsewhere, and to say I'm excited to watch is an understatement.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:44 PM

Yep, I've double posted this on facebook Wingnut Wings Fans group as well



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:59 PM

Popcorn at the ready!

 

vB  :frantic:


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:03 PM

Wow, awesome! What an unusual subject, this will be really entertaining. Decals or masks?

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:18 PM

Gonna see about masks first and go from there
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:19 PM

Very cool!

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:38 PM

This I like!

Can’t wait to see this one unfold.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:06 AM

:popcorn:



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Posted 17 March 2018 - 07:12 PM

Gonna see about masks first and go from there


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