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Thanks for all the kind words, Gentlemen: much appreciated! As a small measure of thanks - not knowing how to post images and not subscribing to Image Shack - I've pasted a link to my facebook page which shows my latest LSP. It's the 1/8 scale Hasegawa Fokker Dr.I triplane.....a kit which is guilty of many sins of omission and commission....much scratch-building, correcting, and head-banging-on-wall. 

 

If you right-click on the URL below, and then select "Open link in new window", you'll see the image.

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2129502007069720&set=pcb.2129504057069515&type=3&theater

 

Cheers!

--Bob

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1 hour ago, BiggTim said:

The link isn't working for me!

Hi Tim, sorry it isn't working for you. This is a facebook link and hopefully you're a facebook member.  Here's another URL you can try.  You can left-click on the link to open it, or right-click and select either "Open link in new tab" or "Open link in new window", or you can copy the link and paste it into your browser. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2129502007069720&set=pcb.2129504057069515&type=3&theater

 

Cheers!

--Bob

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I do have a facebook account, but no matter how I try it, I get this message: 

"Sorry, this content isn't available right now. The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in."

 

I would love to see it, as I have always wanted one of those kits, and I especially like skeleton WWI models.

 

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Okay Tim, let me try something different with my magic keyboard....

Well, it's done. My unofficial building log shows the model required 772 hours to build over a period of one year and is comprised of 4788 pieces. It proved to be one of the most challenging – and sometimes frustrating – models I’ve ever built, but it was also one that provided a great deal of fun and satisfaction. Recommended! Would I do it again? Not during this lifetime.....

 

A left front view of the aircraft on a clear day, 53 degrees Fahrenheit. Perfect! The model represents Dr.I, Serial number 127/17 (series production number and year of build) Werke Nummer #1838, assigned to Jasta 11 (jagdstaffel) photographed at Phalempin airdrome, France, February 1918. Richthofen achieved his 71st, 74th, and 76th aerial victories in this machine. At that time the aircraft was mostly in factory finish except for the red cowl and it was not the aircraft in which he was shot down on 21 April 1918, that one being Serial 425/17. As such 127/17 incorporates the coloring, lettering, and numbering of this Triplane as far as is possible on a structural model and this color scheme including the red cowling is based on a beautiful CAD profile by the celebrated Ronny Bar.

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Hasegawa 1/8 Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker. Photo taken at Land O' Lakes Aerodrome, Northern Wisconsin, USA.    The aircraft is on a taxiway, but will taxi over to the grass runway before takeoff. But, then again, perhaps it needs fabric before it does this....

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A right rear view illustrating the complexity of the airframe and wing structure. The fabric screen aft of the pilot’s seat which prevents cockpit airflow from blowing out the fabric on the rear fuselage shows up well here.

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A left rear view illustrating the difference between the wood structure of the wings and the ‘welded steel tube’ structure of the airframe.

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A left rear view of the aircraft at Land O’ Lakes Aerodrome, northern Wisconsin. The harsh shadows bring the wing ribs into prominence.

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