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    This Roland is a Shapeways (colinwe) WSF Roland D.VIb painted in a fantasy scheme (lacked the lozenge decals) as a personal kite.

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    full details are in my album here

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    Now we are talking hmmmm Rooolllaaannnnnddsssssss

    Roland DVI
    Gefr Jacob Tischner
    Jasta 35b





    LFG Roland DII
    Gfw G Fieseler Jasta 25



    Roland DII
    Uffz Stein Jasta 25


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    Very neat paint jobs, and these are planes that are still available!
    That gives me an idea.
    Rob.

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    Those Roland where very nice planes - good work guys!!

    It´s alway a pleasure to watch the showcase.


    Here are my Roland - hope you´ll enjoy them.

    Roland D. II, Kest 4, Habsheim - early 1917





    Roland D.VIa, Uffz. Krautheim, Jasta 32b



    Roland D.VIb, Jasta 23b



    and both in flight



    Matthias

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    Great looking Rolands everybody.
    Flash thats a great personal colour scheme.

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    My newly finished Roland D.IIs, awaiting crew.


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    This was inspired by the Gee Bee "Z", and one of my favorite scifi spaceships that happens to share the plane's name.
    Any guesses?








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    And the Raven plane...




    Not that I'm really into football, but I figured it was a cool set of colors, and a way to show I have team spirit.


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    All these Rolands are very impressive, official colour schemes or not. They are all an improvement on the original Nexus paint jobs.
    Rob.

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    Thanks. Of course the official Roland is a C.II as opposed to a D.II or a D.VI. And I do kinda like the schemes on the official Rolands, so much so that I've ordered another D.II (this time in FUD) to do something that may be a little closer to a historical scheme. I don't recall if that's going to be in today's Shapeways shipment, or the one I'm expecting at the end of the week or early next week, but I hope to have it done by the end of the month.

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    Great paint work John !

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    Thanks. I hadn't painted anything in awhile so there was some creative energy that needed to escape or else I would have exploded.

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    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm Roooollaaannnndddssssssssss, I like Rolands, just got me another one nice paint job chaps

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    Very nice planes John - impressive paint schemes

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    My version of LFG Roland DII Ltn Weiland Kest 4






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    Nice work as usual Chris.
    Can't wait to see some of these in the flesh/dope? as it were.
    Rob.

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    Transport permitting , I hope so too

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    Here´s another one I´ve done:

    Oberleutnant Schwandners Roland D.II (Jasta 32), here on Patrol with Roland D.II from Kest 4:





    Olt. Schwandner was the first CO of Jasta 32 from Feb. 21., 1917 until his death on March 16. 1917.
    His patrol of 3 Roland D.II was surprised by French Aces Guynemer and Deullin. Olt. Schwandners machine took fire by a burst of Guynemers SPAD VII and he jumped out of the flaming plane and fall to his death.
    Deullin forced Lt. von Waldhausen to do an emergency landing behind french lines and he was took POW and on May 15. he died of his wounds.

    It was the first (unlucky) aircombat of Jasta 32.

    Matthias
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    Yet another pair of fine examples Matthias.
    Rob.

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    Roland DII - Stein.
    Fresh from the paintingshed.

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    Very pretty work, P-G - and all the rest of you painting Roland fighters! I'm sure this means I have to get a couple from Shapeways and 'do 'em up'...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    You've got me fired up to work on Rolands now. First thing on my list after I finish my German Drachen.

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    Another Roland. This time a DVIa.

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    And that's a very neat camo paint job Per.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Thanks Rob

    You do the best you can, don't you.
    With all these talented people on this site doing such great paintjobs, you allways try to go a little further
    Every cheerfull tap on the shoulder is welcome
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    Very nice DVIb!
    Well done, that man!

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    Christmas 2020 brought Roland's... D.II's that is, and here they are:

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    Are the colours right ? Who knows anymore but I could achieve a dark brown & dark green shown in a lot of images I looked at so went for that. I wasn't sure at first but I'm pretty happy with how they came out in the end.
    Underside is Airfix Matt 65 acrylic sky blue; topsides are old GW colours Vermin Fur ? Dark Angel Green ? Miscimi decals.
    The stats are similar to an Alb D.II & D.III but the climb range (3) & damage (15) give it an edge.
    Last edited by flash; 01-18-2021 at 07:56.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Christmas 2020 brought Roland's... D.II's that is,
    Dave those Rolands look rather spiffing
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    Nice flight of Rolands. Going to the eastern front?

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    Nicely done, sir!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Very nice, Dave.


    Looking forward to seeing them in action.

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    A repaint of a red eagle Roland C.II I picked up

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    Very nice Baz. I'm sure this Roland will cause the Entente lots of headaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Very nice Baz. I'm sure this Roland will cause the Entente lots of headaches.
    Trouble is must be a rookie observer as he is pointing the gun directly at the tail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baz View Post
    Trouble is must be a rookie observer as he is pointing the gun directly at the tail!
    Once he shoots it off it won't be in his way anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baz View Post
    Trouble is must be a rookie observer as he is pointing the gun directly at the tail!
    It could be as a rookie and being such a bad shot, aiming at the tail is his best way of not hitting it.

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    Very nice C.II, Barrie!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Good looking aircraft Barrie.

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    Love those colors, Barrie!

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    rep guns jammed baz. lovely coloring!

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    Another donation from decapod painted up for the OTT table in early 1917 to accompany the Albatros D.II and D.III’s. ROLAND D.II in generic factory colours with a skull spinner.
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    Nice work, Baz!

    Rep gun jammed....
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Nice Roland Baz, my favourite early fighter even though it was not a great operational success

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Nice work, Baz!

    Rep gun jammed....
    Thanks Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boney10 View Post
    Nice Roland Baz, my favourite early fighter even though it was not a great operational success
    Will use it for a while but can see it was only in Western front Jan 1916 to Jul 1916

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    Nice one Baz, I love my Roland D.II's too.

    "He is wise who watches"

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