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  1. Hi all, The kit supplied lower wing needed some major changes. I used the few photographs available for this aircraft and the drawings in the ‘Windsock’ World War Centenary (Spring 2015, Vol.31, No.1). Basically the kit wing needed to be modified for the following reasons: The wing leading edge had more of a swept angle than that moulded on the kit wing. The centre section of the leading edge had a recess, to allow the forward wing struts and engine support frame to be fitted to the fuselage. The lower wing and the upper wing had 'stacking' pads fitted into the wing leadi
  2. Hi Sky, Thanks. I'm retired so have plenty of time to build models. Although I do build the more common 'run of the mill' WW1 models, I prefer a model that offers more of a challenge. Hence I do build resin kits, which can be good, such as 'Lukgraph', 'Aviattic', 'HPH Models' etc. On the other hand some resin kits are not so good and there lies the challenge. I guess at the end of the day, I like to think we are modelers, not just builders. I've collected one of every WW1 aircraft type made in 1:32nd scale and am working my way through them. The t
  3. Hi Matt, Generic photo-etch - I use ‘Jadar’ WW1 1:48th scale control horns (S48087). https://www.jadarhobby.pl/part-s48087-148-wwi-aircraft-control-horns-p-297.html?language=en&manufacturers_id=284 https://www.super-hobby.cz/products/contolhorns.html#gallery_start Mike
  4. Hi all, The rudder, elevators and tail plane were linen covered structures with rib tapes covering the linen joins. It is unclear if the fin was covered with wood paneling or linen. The photographs available suggest that it was linen, as the fin structure can be see under the covering. So I've gone for a linen covered fin. Although rib tapes are represented on the wings and ailerons of the kit, they are not represented elsewhere. Created using 0.2 mm thick plastic card which was then sanded , Mike
  5. Hi all, I've added control horns and control cable ports for the ailerons and rudder. Next up is to represent the aileron control inspection panels, fuselage rear grab handles, wing stacking pads and rib tapes for the tail plane, elevators and ailerons. None of the above are represented or supplied in the kit. Mike
  6. Hi all, A few updates. This kit does not have any locating pins or holes for any of the flight surfaces. These include the ailerons, fin, tail plane, elevators and the rudder. These are all intended to be 'butt' glued only, which is never a good idea, especially with resin parts. Although CA adhesive provides a strong bond, it is prone to 'break away' if subjected to shock loading, such as being knocked. Therefore I reinforced the mating surfaces by adding either 0.3 or 0.5 mm diameter rods and associated holes. The exception was the elevators, as the trailing edge of the tail pl
  7. If it can be of help, you can read or download my 'Pup' PDF build log from Gallery 2 on my site (link in signature below). It gives full details of how I built that model, Mike
  8. Hi Ernest, That is a great build and setting I have several Albatros kits in my stash - I really should get on and build one. I think you'll find using mono-filament a good alternative to stretch line. It's easy to thread through turnbuckles and tube and it does give structural strength to the model, particularly the landing gear, Mike
  9. Thanks all - appreciated. Ray: By all means - I'm honored, Mike
  10. Hi all, Final photographs posted up in the 'Ready for Inspection' thread, Mike
  11. Hi all, This ‘Special Hobby’ (Kit No:SH32064) model represents a Fokker D.II, serial number not known, attached to ‘Kampfeinsitzer Stafflen’ (Kesta) 4b sometime between April 1917 - October 1918 at Royal Bavarian AF, Freiburg. Figures ‘Kellerkind Miniature’ Germane engine crew (54101), ‘Wings Cockpit’ figures - seated LSK pilot (LSK 04A). Decals ‘Aviattic’ WW1 Fokker ‘streaked’ camouflage (ATT32058), ‘Aviattic’ Linen Weave effect (ATT32236) ‘Airscale’ WW1 instrument decals (AS32 WW1), ‘Xtradecal’ Parallel Stripes (Black XPS1) ‘Xtradecal’ Parallel Stripes (White XP
  12. Hi all, Just a quick updated. The front decking has been fitted and I've added the 'splash' rail around the edge of the hull. Also the nose 'bump' padding to the nose, neither of which are represented in the kit, Mike
  13. Hi Matt, The front decking is not fitted but just positioned for the photo. There should be a lip around the edges and a 'bumper' block on the nose of the hull, but I'll need to scratch them once the decking is fitted, Mike
  14. Hi Kev, Yeah, not the greatest kit I've tackled, but being resin and from 'small' company, only to be expected I guess. I'll crack it before it cracks me, Mike
  15. Hi all, This kit does present the modeler with challenges, to put it mildly. The supplied kit itself comprises of parts which are solely resin and unlike many more up market companies, ‘Omega Models’ do not reinforce parts, such as wing struts, with metal rods. This makes the supplied resin struts very weak when flexed. All of the resin parts have mold ‘flash’ that will need to be removed and larger items, such as the wings, do have some warping, which is not uncommon in resin kits. The kit does not supply many parts required to make this an accurate model, for example an instrument
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