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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    You all have done some marvelous work on these little scouts! Time to get some Shapeways Pfalz DIIIs and paint 'em up (since the Nexus/Ares versions are scarce and so expensive).

    Thanks for the inspiration, folks!

    All the best,
    Matt
    Luckily I managed to get all 3 from an Australian on eBay last year.

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    Early fall of 1917, vFw Josef Lautenschlager of Jasta 11 is on patrol over northern France:

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    Even though that paintjob is a "simple" one, I really love the contrast of red and white with the silver-grey.

    Hope you like it.

    Cheers,

    Eric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulring View Post
    I really love the contrast of red and white with the silver-grey.
    I agree. Very sharp!

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    Yes, the red and silver is eye grabbing. Nice!

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    Always a good colour scheme. Th colour complements the white and vis a viz.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Super Pfalz, Eric!

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    My compliments Eric, that is a sharp looking kite. I hope it will feature in an after action report one day soon, I would love to see it on a table.

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    I'm especially admiring the detail on the pilot, radiator, and propeller!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReducedAirFact View Post
    I'm especially admiring the detail on the pilot, radiator, and propeller!
    ^^^^^
    Definitely.

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    Finally got around to painting a couple Pfalzes.

    Ltn.Hans-Georg von der Marwitz, Jasta 30
    D.IIIa 4203/17, March 1917.
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    And from May 1918
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    Sweet Jasta 30 Pfalz's. I've been wanting to do some of these for a year after I got the Aeronauts book on the J30. Have to love Marwitz' wine red planes.

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    Pfalz Jasta 11 Lt Von Linsingen ( red nose) Jasta 10 Pilot unknown, Lt. Von Marwitz Jasta 30Click image for larger version. 

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    Very nice Pfalz's Darell!

    Are those 'Peter Pig' pilots?
    And, if so, how did you get the Nexus plastic "blob" pilot out? I'm having a devil of a job removing one from my Bruno Stachel Pfalz!

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    Another Von Marwitz, wonderful! I like the Jasta 10 yellow nose too. Ok, have to bump my Pfalz flight up the list.

    Tim, I've never even tried to remove the original pilot blobs. I bow to your determination. Are they metal like the fuselage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Tim, I've never even tried to remove the original pilot blobs. I bow to your determination. Are they metal like the fuselage?
    I'd think so - it refuses to be bent, cut, clipped................I'm considering a drill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    I'd think so - it refuses to be bent, cut, clipped................I'm considering a drill!
    If its metal a hand drill will surely make a mess. Do you have access to a drill press? Maybe by securing it on a drill press table it would work? I haven't tried so don't know for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    If its metal a hand drill will surely make a mess. Do you have access to a drill press? Maybe by securing it on a drill press table it would work? I haven't tried so don't know for sure.
    Yes, I have one which takes my Dremel - this is a last resort, though.....................

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    The blob is plastic . I fully dissemble the model , strip all paint, reassemble prime and paint. Yes Peter Pig

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    Gorgeous stuff, Brian and Darrell! Those darn orange diamond Pfalz planes are quite spectacular! Keep 'em coming!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    One of my early "Repaints" of a Pfalz D.III from the original Nexus/Fantasy Flight release. I wanted to do Stachel's Pfalz so I could recreate various scenarios from the Blue Max movie. These Pictures were taken not long after I did it back in 2009'ish
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    I will have to upload some more current and better pictures of it at some point.
    this is the set up for "Stachel's first mission" scenario. Stachel's Pfalz D.III and a Fokker D.VII as escort going after a Balloon. Facing Two RAF Se.5a's.
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    Default Nexus Pfalz D.III repaint Unknown/fictional pilot

    I do not know if this paint scheme is from an actual Pilot or if it was a custom one done for computer game or what. But I found the original image online when I was looking for Pfalz D.III paint themes, and when I saw this one, I instantly fell in love with it and decided to try and reproduce it as best I could.
    The Mini is from Nexus/Fantasyflight original WoW, and repainted.
    I used decals from Red Eagle for the crosses but hand painted the heart and everything else.
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    Pfalz D.III - Carl Degelow - Jasta 7, March 1918


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    Nice card Mike!I have a spare D111 available, now need to decide which version to do

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    Ezekiel and Mike - lovely work both of you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Knowitall View Post
    One of my early "Repaints" of a Pfalz D.III from the original Nexus/Fantasy Flight release. I wanted to do Stachel's Pfalz so I could recreate various scenarios from the Blue Max movie. These Pictures were taken not long after I did it back in 2009'ish
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    I will have to upload some more current and better pictures of it at some point.
    this is the set up for "Stachel's first mission" scenario. Stachel's Pfalz D.III and a Fokker D.VII as escort going after a Balloon. Facing Two RAF Se.5a's.
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    Daniel,
    I went looking for info on Stachel's plane. Besides being completely fictional, I found this:
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    The colors of the lozenge camo don't match yours.

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    Not a Pfalz D.III, and not my work. Nice card, but the back is WWS WWII.
    Source: Cockpit & Dogfight - New Fokker Dr.1 Card for Wings of War

    PS: I like the compass outline under the plane on the plane card side. Kind of cool.
    Mike
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    I agree - that compass is kinda cool...

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    Just left my workbench................

    Leutnant Bruno Stachel's "out of date Pfalz" from 'The Blue Max'
    Jasta "Heidemann" (Jasta 11) spring 1918

    Nexus 'Klein' Pfalz D.III, with mehusla (1/144 Direct) whole body decals "Harvest"
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    This poor plane has sat on my Workbench for 3 years!
    I noticed it in the background on some 'Jasta/Flik' photos I reviewed recently, and decided to bite the bullet and finish it.

    Hope you like it.

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    Amazing, Tim.
    I think I'd go cross-eyed trying to put that all together!


    I don't think I have ever seen a full on lozenge camo before.
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    Great job! Decals on a flat surface is one thing; making it look good on round surfaces, working around struts, etc.--- that takes an artist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReducedAirFact View Post
    Great job! Decals on a flat surface is one thing; making it look good on round surfaces, working around struts, etc.--- that takes an artist.
    Totally agree. Bravo, Tim!

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    We all have to raise our hats to that one Tim.
    Rob.
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    Tim, incredible. It must have taken longer to decal that on than to paint a whole plane! Bravo!

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    That's an excellent job Tim, presumably you removed the top wing to make it a bit more accessible for the decaling.

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    Fantastic decaling. That is some tricky application.


    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.

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    I'm speechless!
    And can't rep you either
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    I'd think so - it refuses to be bent, cut, clipped................I'm considering a drill!
    I cut the heads off with wire cutters, then use a Dremel with a small grinding attachment to take the body down to 2 or 3mm below the cockpit fairing. Then cut a Peter Pig pilot head and shoulders off and glue to the ‘stump’ of the original pilot. It’s a faff but better than leaving the original garden gnome to fly the plane.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Great job Tim! Kudos!

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    Darn! Looking at this image, the movie camo is actually 7 colours!

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    I can't find any reference that indicates there ever was a 7 color lozenge pattern, let alone a template.

    However, Tim's plane appears to have four, for which I do have a template.

    Hmmm...

    Either one is work. Which one?
    Mike
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    Jasta 5
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    Beautiful work, as always, Ezekiel. Love the horse (cheval?) rampant.

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    Nice Pfalz, Ezekiel!

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    Great Pfalz, Ezekiel
    Karl
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    This is my version of the 7 colour lozenge pattern, as picked out from the above decal sheet.

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    Not really a fan. I like Tim's camo better.
    Mike
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    Tim's camo was very similar to my Hansa Brandenburg one.
    Rob.
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    Sweet Ezekiel.






    Rob.
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    Hats off to all of the above. Yep, I agree about Tim's camo. That is stunning work

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    Glad you chaps like my "Stachel"

    Yes, I did remove the top wing (and the undercarriage) to allow easier access for painting and decalling.

    I fought shy of getting on with this plane for nearly 3 years, worried that the decalling task would be beyond me.
    As it was, it went much more smoothly than I had feared.

    Thanks for the kind comments, and for the Rep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Yes, I did remove the top wing (and the undercarriage) to allow easier access for painting and decalling.

    How did you removed the undercarriage? I've done it some times with diferent planes and I would like to know your method

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallo Rojo View Post
    How did you removed the undercarriage? I've done it some times with diferent planes and I would like to know your method
    I used the "freezer-hot water-freezer-hot water" method.

    While I was trying to lever the top wing off, the two front undercarriage legs 'popped' out of their location holes! It was just a little more work, with a pair of tweezers, to wiggle the rear legs free.

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