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  1. I inquired regarding this subject a week ago and received the following from Richard Alexander on February 9"

    "Hi Ron,
    Thank you for your inquiry and concern.
    Most people in China are taking extended New Year holidays at present. There will no doubt be some additional procedures that the people who are transporting goods from factories in mainland China to ports will need to contend with. So there probably will be some delays but as it is a developing situation no one can estimate what delays (if any) there will be to Wingnut Wings production. 
    The biggest determining factor remains the fact that no Wingnut Wings model will go into production until I have approved the tooling.

    Regards
    Richard

     

    Richard Alexander

    General Manager

    Wingnut Wings LTD

    PO Box 15-319, Miramar 6022, Wellington, New Zealand 

    www.wingnutwings.com"


  2. "... Yes it’s quite unique - kind of chunky looking bird. "

     

    Even chunkier with the so-called "baby coffin" enclosed MG mount on the upper wing.  There are a raft of schemes for the D.I, most of which have unpainted plywood fuselages with large geometric shapes or letters and CDL wings.  Linke-Crawford (27 victories) was a well-known user of this aircraft as well as the Phonix D.I and Aviatik(Berg) D.I (WNW please add these to future releases.)


  3. Hoping to put this sub-thread to rest, MVR flew at least seven F.I/Dr.I:

     

    F.I 102/17 September 1917 - Factory finish of Olive streaks over all upper sufaces and fuselage sides; "Fokker blue" base coat.

    Dr.I 127/17 Mid-March 1918 - Red cowling, struts and wheel disks.  Olive streaked upper surfaces and fuselage sides over clear-doped linen (CDL.)  Light blue undersurfaces.

    Dr.I 152/17 March 1918 - Red cowling, struts, rear fuselage and tailplane, top of upper wing and wheel disks.  Otherwise as 127/17.

    Dr.I 161/17 March 1918 - Red cowling, struts, tailplane, top of upper wing and wheel disks.  Otherwise as 127/17.

    Dr.I 405/17 January 1918 - Red wheel disks.  Otherwise as 127/17.

    Dr.I 425/17 March/April 1918 - Red overall.

    The above all had the earlier curved arm cross (Cross Pattee.)  425/17 was updated with the straight arm cross (Balkenkreuz) in late March/early April shortly before Richtofen's death.

    Dr.I 477/17 Early April 1918 - same scheme as 161/17 with Balkenkreuz as 425/17.

     

    Source:  Research by R. Seissler in producing 60+ 1/33 scale card models from c 2006-2013  at www.paperwarbirds.net (now inactive.)

     


  4. 1 hour ago, joker said:

    Albatros W4?...maybe?

     

    Hmmm....wouldn't they need the D.III first?  Maybe a combo kit with a land/sea option? I'm

    still holding out for a Star-strutter or anything Martinsyde or anything starting with "B.E."

     


  5. I assembled mine yesterday and last night.  The review has it spot on with a personal observation that the level of detail and delicateness of many of the cockpit parts is superb.  A few injection nubs to clean up (none are visible after assembly) and care in removing some smaller parts from the sprues is a must.  The wing and fuselage joins are virtually invisible.  The ailerons and elevator are essentially "press fit" with the tips of the horizontal stabilizer needing a couple passes with a sanding stick to relieve the tightness of the fit.  The ailerons and elevator join the fixed assemblies with a number of rods that fit into corresponding holes in the trailing edge of the fixed assembly.  I found it prudent to slightly relieve the appropriate holes with a twist drill to avoid snapping off the delicate rods on the control surface parts.  The nose assembly will benefit from extra study and trial fitting before committing to adhesive.  Make sure the radiator is plumb vertical and properly interfaces with the engine fitting at the top.

     

    This build will not be painted but was just for my enjoyment of assembly while my eyes and hands still work well enough get the pieces more or less where they belong.  All in all a very enjoyable experience and another feather in WNW's cap.

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