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  1. He, he, I'm still experimenting with all sorts of paint, mostly to cut corners. It's a little bit of everything, mostly acrylics. But I've used oils too, washes, even decals (for the dress pattern). Cheers: Kent
  2. Another possibility... Airco DH.5 with Le Rhône 9J Engine Cheers: Kent
  3. Thank you Dave, appreciate it. I would like to attend Telford again, at some point. Here's a little update on the progress, although small it took me forever to get this far... It was fun though, being able to use other colors, than the usual grey/green/black... I had a great time working on the lady with the feather/fur boa, trying to make her look like a 'flapper'. Pilots, and 9 passsengers, I really could use one more... Cheers: Kent
  4. Thanks Jan, yes the Aeromarine is very cool. But I think you may be underestimating how little is used from the original Felixstowe kit. Almost all the parts for the Felixstowe are still present on their sprues in the box ;-) 90% of all parts have either been scratched, converted or altered in some way. Up until now the only thing I haven't 'touched' yet, is the trolley... The Curtiss F-5-L has different dimensions altogether from the F.2a, not to mention the Aeromarine conversion on top of that... F.2a Specifications: Length: 46 ft 3 in (14.1 m) Wingspan: 95 ft 7½ in (29.15 m) Wing area: 1,133 ft² (105.3 m²) F.5 Specifications: Length: 49 ft 3 in (15 m) Wingspan: 103 ft 8 in (31.6 m) Wing area: 1,409 ft² (131 m²) Just a little look back to were it all started... The extra three feet which was needed for the extended hull of the F-5-L, it was a horrendous piece of work... Sorry but I'm not sure if I would do that again. Cheers: Kent
  5. Wow thank you all - Kevin, Brian, Jim, Thomas, Mr. Scale32, Rocky, Ferry, Troy, Jennings, Torben, Richard, Petr & Tom... For your generous comments. This is a special forum for sure. Most of what I do is just for my own 'amusement'. But you Guy's certainly add another 'level' to it, making the effort worthwhile... Thank you! Kent
  6. A little update on the Aeromarine build... Oil tanks and plumbing of the Liberty engines are done, started working on the propellers. Test fitting the parts.. Beginning to look like an Aeromarine. The passenger figures have been altered and cleaned up a bit, to fit the cabin. Thanks for looking: Kent
  7. It's just so beautiful Peter! Cheers: Kent
  8. So, the Aeromarine build has reached a major milestone... Maybe it doesn't look of much but I guarantee you it has been one of those moments, where I wasn't sure if all the work has been worth it and the parts would all fit together and line up correctly. Getting the engine mounts and the scratched struts to fit together with the upper wing. The instrument panel is in place... The radiators for the Liberty engines. Still the oil tanks aren't in place. A lot of pipes is also needed, but it's getting there... Cheers: Kent
  9. Thank you Thomas, you were surely missed at AROS! Kent
  10. I'm envious of you, it's such an iconic plane! I still got it laying around in pieces, from when I build it as a kid. Cheers: Kent
  11. Thank you Kevin & Brian, I'm really happy with this build. Wasn't at all sure if it would be possible. On to new adventures... Cheers: Kent
  12. And some closeup detail pictures... Enjoy! Kent
  13. Pictures of the finished build of the Fokker Dr. 1 'Skeletal'. I have always wanted to build something completely from scratch. This wasn't a 100% scratch, as I used some parts from the Roden kit, cowling and rudder from Aviattic. Photoetch from Tom's modelworks, RB Productions and Part of Poland. It isn't perfect, but it was a great learning experience and got me a step closer to the ultimate goal of building an all scratched model. Hope you like the result... Cheers: Kent
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