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Rumpler 6B.1 Floatplane (Kaiserliche Marine)


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Seems like I've started another one on top of all of the others :blink: maybe I need some kind of help?

 

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Well I think I need some time working on parts instead of painting. Sometimes I just get fed up with the airbrush.

 

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So, I've been working on converting the Wingnut Wings Rumpler C.IV (Early) into a 'Kaiserliche Marine' floatplane fighter.

First up scratching floats for the build...

 

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The finished master, pure sheet styrene.

 

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Resin copy.

 

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Top wing and lower replacement resin wings.

 

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Fuselage cut up...

 

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Shortened fuselage...

 

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Fuselage put together again incl. the replacement Mercedes D.III engine.

 

Obviously I've been at it for a while...

 

Kent

 

 

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6 hours ago, Rick Griewski said:

I love this stuff!  Another WNW kit as a donor.  Gutsy man you are.  
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Thank you Rick, well it went allright the last time, so why not? 

In my personal opinion the is Rumpler C.IV i s butt ugly, on the other hand the 6B it's one of the most beautiful fighters of WWI, but that's probably just me...

 

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Kent

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1 hour ago, kkarlsen said:

 

In my personal opinion the is Rumpler C.IV i s butt ugly, on the other hand the 6B it's one of the most beautiful fighters of WWI, but that's probably just me...

 

 

I completely agree, pity WnW's didn't release a kit, unlike the Rumpler I would have bought one, but then we wouldn't have seen such terrific work from you Kent. 

 

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18 minutes ago, Kagemusha said:

 

I completely agree, pity WnW's didn't release a kit, unlike the Rumpler I would have bought one, but then we wouldn't have seen such terrific work from you Kent. 

 

 

Aaarrrrgh, you are too kind, thank you K'

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Painting German Naval Hex pattern:

 

I wasn't sure it would be a success to use decals on the floats, because of the grooves, it would be difficult.

Well I didn't even try, I was afraid I would end up destroying my precious decals.

 

I got a far out idea, what would it take to paint the naval hex?

Some masking, but I thought it would be much more complicated than it actually turned out to be.

 

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I only needed to cut one mask for the pattern of three colors.

First a base color greyish rosa, something...

 

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Second color (first though the mask) a dark brownish color.

 

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Last color, a blue grey color. And the mask moved one hexagon.

 

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After a little retouching, the result is quite convincing.

 

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There is definitely possibilities in this method, and the mask can be reused...

 

Kent

 

 

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