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    Default Official Friedrichshafen painting thread.

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    I wili raise you two.

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    Bravo: nicely played, particularly the G.IIIa in echelon right, though I would have though Balkenkreuz rather than Eisernekreuz would have been more typical. Shapeways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick62 View Post
    Bravo: nicely played, particularly the G.IIIa in echelon right, though I would have though Balkenkreuz rather than Eisernekreuz would have been more typical. Shapeways?
    You are quite correct. I did find some photos of G.IIIa with a combination of both cross styles. I just opted for the earlier for continunity. It is a shapeways but with heavy mods. Took wing off and installed new struts thickened the fuselage. Did find that you must deal with the fuzz even if you do a complete decal job.
    Tony

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    Chris,
    I like it! Where are the decals from?
    Tony

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    Very nice Chris.
    I must get my bases from the Oberst up and running for this one.
    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pflanzer View Post
    Chris,
    I like it! Where are the decals from?
    Tony
    Hi Tony, decals are from eBay shop is 1/144 direct

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/1-144-Direc...id=p4340.l2563

    Try this link
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    Friedrichshafen FF 33e:
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    SRAM resin kit
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    That one makes a nice change Michal.
    Rob.

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    Michal,
    That is a very nice piece of workmanship. A real beauty!!!
    Tony

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    My latest Shapeways completion.








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    Very nice too.
    What scale is that ship, and who makes it?
    Rob.

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    Thanks.

    Its a 1/1800th scale Axis and Allies War at Sea range prepainted large merhchantman 'Kinai Maru'.

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    Thanks Kev.

    I will have a look at that range.
    Rob.

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    Friedrichshafen FF33E Repaint. My first attempt at a seaplane.
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    That does it for me Darell.
    Beautiful!
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Awesome models, guys! Very inspirational stuff - I find myself strangely attracted to the larger Shapeways models...

    All the best,
    Matt Materne

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    Great models guys!! I must say im quite impressed with the models 144sram shows to us. They look so good! I may have to spend some money on that.
    Thanks


    Nick

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    A Friedrichshafen FF49c in late war naval hex camouflage (which is very fiddly on the lower wings).
    I didn't add the hex pattern to the tops of the floats, as was the case in the few pictures that I could find online (I'd had enough). The aircraft number is also fictitious, but roughly in the range of numbers seen on the pictures and photos (I only had 1, 2 and 3 in that size).
    Apologies for some of the photos being blurred, I it appears I had the shakes :-(
    However the blurring of the hexes does illustrate how effective the camouflage was :-)

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    Hope I'm not uploading too many pics at once, but I've found some good examples of aircraft to use as painting guides, here, so felt I should reciprocate :-)

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    Very nice! I have one I have to get to doing one of these days.

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    Here is a Freidrichshafen FF33 just ready for use. I'm not sure about the varnish coat though it seems to be going opaque as I write.
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    Rusty (Tim)

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    Thats a beauty Tim!

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    Thanks Peter,
    It's my first floatplane.

    Tim

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    I have a Shapeways one like yours to paint up. I may have to copy you color scheme as it looks so good!

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    Great looking bird Tim.
    The bloom you mention may be because of the damp weather. Try an overspray in a warm dry environment.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    That is beautifully done :-)

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    Thanks guys.
    The varnish seems to be getting more transparent now but Bob you are right. I'll use the overvarnishing trick and keep my fingers crossed.
    I stopped using acrylic varnish on wargames figures because of a bad case of blooming and now I use solvent based varnish for those. However aircraft have transfers that may disolve depending on the type of inks. Mixing and matching transfer types can be the cause of disaster with solvents.
    I really should get consistent about what I do and write it down.
    Too much 'flying by the seat of my pants' for my own good.

    Rusty (Tim)



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