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    An early and a late model







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    More incredibly beautiful sea planes Steve.
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    beautiful!

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    On top of what you had at the show Steve you have to have one of the biggest collections of sea planes going. Another great job on two fantastic aircraft. (Damn, even more to put on my wish list).

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    Nice work Steve, better than my efforts!

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    More good work, Steve. Does 911 not know which site it is fighting for, since it is showing black crosses and RFC roundels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    More good work, Steve. Does 911 not know which site it is fighting for, since it is showing black crosses and RFC roundels?
    The roundel is the black/white/red of Germany. Source: German Seaplane Fighters of WW1 by Jack Herris.
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    Steve are these Shapeways models?
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    The late one is, the early one is SRAM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    The roundel is the black/white/red of Germany. Source: German Seaplane Fighters of WW1 by Jack Herris.
    I think that it still could have caused confusion. Just think what happened in WW2 in the Pacific; the R.A.F. had to paint over the red disc in the middle of their roundels on all their machines because A.A. gunners thought that it was a Japanese red disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    Just think what happened in WW2 in the Pacific; the R.A.F. had to paint over the red disc in the middle of their roundels on all their machines because A.A. gunners thought that it was a Japanese red disc.
    As did the USAAF, RAAF and RNZAF, and it wasn't just AA gunners; other aircrew also fixated on the red disc and didn't see the rest of the roundel.

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    Late Albatros W.4 (Shapeways FUD from Kampfflieger, Decals by 1/144 direct)

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    Good job Alex
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    Nice work Alex.

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    These W4s are gorgeous, Steve and Alex! As others have said above, this is one to add to my list...

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Beautiful work Alex, I love the W.4. Very REP worthy!

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    Gorgeous W4 Alex!

    REP!!!!
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    Nice one Alex, like that one.

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    This is going to need a bit more work, but it is getting there...

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    Note: My drawing doesn't have a radiator on the top wing...
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    Thans for comments and Rep, gentlemen.

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    A little more refinement:

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    Masks are now set up for individual shadowing of the upper wing, fuselage and pontoons.

    Also, the lozenges are slightly smaller from each level, to force the perspective a bit (provide depth).

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    Last edited by OldGuy59; 12-26-2016 at 18:58.
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    Early version, with later pontoons, and radiator on the fuselage (under the wing)
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    Late version with over-wing radiator
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    Either plane could have one or two guns, but I went with "A". I suspect that depending on the pilot, there was a performance difference, and they chose the speed/climb benefit over the extra firepower.

    I can change the damage deck and/or the unit on request.
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    Great plane cards, already downloaded. Thanks!

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    I should have known better. Steve [Guntruck] is more than capable of doing his own cards:
    Link: Albatros W4 late(1)
    Link: Albatros W4 Early(1)

    And they are quite good.
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    Another SRAM model 1/144 with the same difficulties, the wire are still in acupuncture needle.
    I took a propeller pan and the propeller from a Valom model.
    You can feel that the SRAM are made in a garage , the box must even be printed and folded then.
    I had to make the lozenges by hand, hence the approximation, but on the game table it should be fine.
    But as usual, you can't find them anywhere else and that's what makes them valuable
    So here is plane to fly over the channel






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    Very well done!
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    Very well done Fox.
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    Like it loads fox. Very nicely done Sorry, rep gun jammed - mainly because you've been such a busy bee lately

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    Impressive job!

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    thank you
    not easy to do but it's nice o have original planes.

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    Hello,

    here is my first one (second one is WIP). This one was really challenging due to Lozenge decals.

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    Items used:
    Shapeways model
    Humbrol Enamel No 1 as primer
    Humbrol Enamel No 53 for guns and engine
    Humbrol Enamel No 25 for fuselage and wings
    Humbrol Enamel No 110 for propeller and cockpit area
    Mark I German decals
    Lozenge Naval decals are homemade
    Humbrol Varnish Gloss No 35 Spray

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    Looks awesome!
    REP guns jammed

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    Well done Georg. Your fleet is growing quickly. Lots of great looking planes in your hangar.

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    Great plane once again, Georg!

    REP gun still jammed,...
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