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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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    My one






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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?
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    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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    liking that!

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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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    Nice job!

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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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    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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    Super floatplane Tim!

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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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    Reduced Air Factory (Sculpteo) Friedrichshafen GIII - plane 6 of Bogohl V, Staffel 4 (based on artwork in Aeronaut book)

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    Sweet GIII Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Sweet GIII Paul.
    Lozenge decals on the underside too. That was tricky as I had 2 of the 1/144 direct sheets and thought I had enough. So I’m mix and matching bits thinking I’m okay until I realize I under estimated and there’s a whole section in the middle of each side of the upper wing without a lozenge decal. Fortunately mehusia had just one sheet left. I got the 3rd sheet Friday.

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    That certainly is a paint job and a half Paul.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Blimey, two very different but equally excellent paint jobs. Well done Tim and Paul

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    That certainly is a paint job and a half Paul.
    Rob.
    Thanks, Rob.

    Nice to have a reason to bump up the Friedrichshafen thread. Hmmmm…..now that I have the Jack Herris Friedrichshafen book, I should try to get my value out of it with a couple of float planes or even a land version. FF37 for a German pusher type airplane?

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    Nice! Great job on the crew, too.

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    FF33e #729

    Shapeways RAF PA12 model
    Homemade decals
    card adapted from one I downloaded from the forum
    custom 68 x 66 base from 1/8" plexiglass (would like to do more of these for planes between 16 - 22 meters wingspan). Ignore the nick on the corner, at least it wasn't my finger.
    airbrushed 2:1 mix of Vallejo model color light gray and pale grey blue
    underside - Vallejo model color dark sand
    radiator - P3 galvanized steel
    engine - Secret Weapon Miniatures dark iron with engine grime and Nuln Oil
    prop - Secret Weapon Miniatures handle wood overpainted with Vallejo Wood and Army Painter Strong Tone wash
    bottom of floats - Vallejo Orange Ochre, Army Painter Soft Tone wash

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    Very nice Chris. I have a feeling we will see this soon in an AAR.

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    Thanks, fellas. It optimistically has the observer along for the ride

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    Great job Chris

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Very impressive in your understated colour scheme Chris.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Outstanding work! All the aircraft looking excellent! No wonder I’m hooked on WW1 aircraft! Thinking of painting my cycle helmet in lozenge scheme…

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    Now that I have to see Billy!
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    That's not half bad Chris, I see you went for the slimline floats to cut down on the drag. but I'm not sure they will have the same amount of buoyancy as my balsa floats.

    Hope you don't sink on landing.
    Cheers

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