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  1. Karim, Any chance your next build will be the Hannover? A great companion to the Halberstadt, plus it would inspire my build! Cheers, Tom
  2. Mike, Got it, thanks! Would the lower surfaces always be plain linen if the upper surfaces had the lower lozenge pattern? Cheers, Tom
  3. Thanks Mike! That makes sense, and I had seen those patterns on Aviattic’s website. It sure would be easier to use the kit decals, but I like the vibrancy of the “lower” lower lozenge pattern, plus it would be more consistent to use the same pattern. I am inspired by Aviattic’s releases of this pattern for the Halberstadt’s upper wings so will follow suit. Even more questionable, I am thinking of using this pattern for the upper tailplane and the port lower tailplane, per my interpretation of period photos. I’d love your take on this, however! Cheers, Tom
  4. Thanks for your encouragement Andy! It’ll be great to have you along. As far as I know, the two kits are virtually the same, except the later release includes the painted lozenge decals for the upper wing center. I’ve joined the two fuselage halves, and once the seams are sorted I will start on the fuselage lozenge. I hope for another update soon. Cheers, Tom
  5. I love watching your work, and this one is stellar! Cheers, Tom
  6. Thanks Jeff! It’s been fun so far. Cheers, Tom
  7. Want to get an idea of how to assemble a Swiss watch? By a Wingnut Wings kit! I'm building the Hannover Cl.II early version, "White 4" Royal Prussian Schusta 12. As with most WWI subjects, colors are an open topic, and WNW interprets this aircraft as having the lower lozenge pattern on the upper wings, with plain linen underneath. The kit contains decals for this, but they don't quite match the lower lozenge pattern on the lower surfaces: The lozenge third from the bottom is the WNW interpretation, but they aren't a match for the lower surface lozenge pattern just below. Inspired by the Aviattic decal sets that have come out for the WNW Halberstadt CL.II (Early) kit which also have the lower lozenge pattern on the upper wing surfaces, I went ahead and purchased one of their lower lozenge sheets. I will cut these using the kit decals as a template and use the WNW ribtapes. I also have Ray Rimell's excellent build guide, where he assembles the same aircraft but with a different interpretation of the lozenge pattern. All good! Having had such success with the water-based oils made by DecoArt for my Sopwith Camel build (RFI coming hopefully soon), I used these on this build as well: They function just like oils for simulating wood but dry as fast as acrylics and clean up with water. Thanks to Mike (Sandbagger) Norris for the tip! Here is where I am so far with the build: Cheers, Tom
  8. I’m looking forward to seeing this come to fruition! Cheers, Tom
  9. Excellent work, and a great subject! Cheers, Tom
  10. Kent, Exquisite work as always! I’m again impressed at your consistently high standard, given the repetition of three builds. I am looking forward to seeing that car in your work! Cheers, Tom
  11. Mike, This will be great to watch, like all of your builds! Cheers, Tom
  12. Andy, It is great to see this in your hands! I am pulling up a front seat and taking notes. I am surprised there are no seatbelt options. All of the Z-M kits I’ve built had two, and their belts molded with the seat are the best in the business. Great start! Cheers, Tom
  13. Darling Dottie/Shoot You’re Faded 64th FS - 56th FG - European Theatre - 1945 would be my huckleberry. Cheers, Tom
  14. Beautiful work as always Dennis, and I am taking notes. Cheers, Tom
  15. That’s some great work, and I will keep your advice in mind with the lozenge decals. Cheers, Tom
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