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Fred Jack

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  • Birthday 06/26/1948

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    Hmm, let's see........... could it be airplanes?

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  1. One could rattle off just about all WW2 aircraft and just about everyone can picture them in their mind without looking them up, but most people cannot picture much more than aabout a dozen WW1 aircraft without looking them up, and of the majority, most of them will only recognize the most widely known fighters.
  2. Or the book French Aircraft of The First World War by Dr. James J Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan for the hundreds of French Aircraft. You’d be amazed at some of the huge four engine bombers including some of the Bleriot bombers with four engines with two above the lower two engines. I wonder how they started them? As far as Germany is concerned, there were about a dozen companies making beautiful A, B, and C types before 1916 of which WnWs has only released two B types and no A or C types, and have released only two British pre 1916 aircraft, and no French or any other pre 1916 aircraft.
  3. The one I had was Hawk. It was the only 1/48 biplane I ever rigged. It came in a yellow box with the large Hawk name on the upper left corner. The plane came in yellow plastic with the post war star and red circle insignia. Lindberg had two WWl planes in 1/40th scale. They were a SPAD Xlll in Post war markings and an SE-5. I did like the 1/48 Lindberg Stuka with the working motor, even if it was as bad as the Aurora WW2 planes and couldn’t compare with the later Monogram 1/48.
  4. Like you I also loved the Aurora WW1 planes. I have a goal of having 1/32nd versions of those planes. The WnWs release of the Halberstadt CL-2 made this goal one plane closer. What is still missing is the following: Albatros C-lll Gotha G-V, however I am satisfied with the G-lV Arco DH-4 Breguet Bre-14 Dehavilland DH-10 Curtis Jenny, although Aurora merely rereleased the Hawk Kit The only Aurora WWl kits I never owned were the Fokker Dr-1, Sopwith Camel, SPAD Xlll, because of the Revell 1/28 releases of these planes and the Nieuport Nie 28, because it came out much later.
  5. It seems to me as I reread the various posts on this thread, that this is a WW1 enthusiasts vs WW2 enthusiasts thread. I do like WW2 aircraft, however, I have always preferred WW1 aircraft over all others with a handful of exceptions. WnWs is the only company that is or ever has been to produce large scale multisest aircraft or to ever make more than a few different kinds of aircraft from the Great War. I also do applaud Roden for the same. Unlike those WW2 enthusiasts, I want to see all those hundreds of different aircraft used in WW1. There are dozens of companies making WW2 models, but only a very few making WW1 planes. I don’t wish any WW1 stop making WW1 models and go to WW2 models. If they want to make both that’s alright with me, as long as they don’t slow down their WW1 production, but I don’t see anything broken with WnWs, so if it ain’t broke....
  6. Obviously I don’t agree, but I respect your opinion. As far as I see, a WW2 plane the size of a comparable sized WW2 model, would probably be too expensive for many modelers. If WnWs follows the same tradition with WW2 as they did in WW1, I expect we’d see types never before produced and everyone would be crying that they want another Bf109 or an Fw190, but WnWs would ignore the requests.
  7. The C-111 has a longer fuselage but a smaller wingspan.
  8. For very tedious parts of a model, I do a little bit at a time, work on another model, then go back to the tedious one. Right now I’m building spoked wheels for two Pocher Alfa Romeos which means eleven wheels, so hundreds of spokes and spokenuts.
  9. Personally, I don’t want WnWs to switch over to WW2. WW1 has been such a void for so long, especially multi seaters and anything other than more than a few of the most common fighters. I remember when in 1/32 for decades you could only find Nie 17s, SPAD Xllls, Sopwith Camels, and Fok Dr1s.
  10. Actually the only difference between the B-2 and the C-1 is the machine gun and if you have a Rumpler, it has a spare straight mount and machine gun. The Alb. C-lll is longer with a larger engine than a B-2 but it is on my wishlist. I wonder if you just reshape the tail on a B-2 and add a machine gun, and called it a C-3, how many would know otherwise?
  11. WW1 running out of ideas? Do you have any idea how many different WW1 types were produced? The French alone had hundreds.
  12. Actually, the German design was patiented in 1912. Fokker was subsequently sued and lost later in the War. The main reason that England did not have an interrupted gear a year after they captured an Eindekker was because they were too proud to use the German design. Instead England waited for a completely different design of their own. It was kind of the same thinking that prevented British use of Parachutes.
  13. Part is a company. They make very detailed interiors for a Camel, SE5, SPAD Vll, and Dr.1. You can get them in the US through Roll Models.
  14. Whether better than WnWs or not. At least by using either Salmson 2-A2 instructions, you have the Tamiya, Humbrol and Federal Standard formulas for the right colours for French Camouflage and aluminuum dope.
  15. I might actually get the early version, but I have upgraded my other Nie 17s with detailed interiors with Master Caster’s Nie 17 interiors.
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