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    My bench is buried in Ploiesti! Behold the mighty photoshop skills of Clipper!

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    A lot of good reading, then I found this PDF on line . . .

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    My high-tech tools . . . toes!?

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    A great high res photo of one of the refineries . . .

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    Blow it up 200% then 300% . . . a thing called tiling . . .

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    Like it, like it!

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    Now to surround it with background blurry details . . .

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    More tape! Closer to the finish, now back to the planes . . .

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    Hey, looks like it works pretty good to me!

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    Waiting for the finished product which I know will be great.

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    Aviatik C.Is, just leaving the Workbench

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    Pfalz D.IIIa, in "naked" factory finish, awaiting decals

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    They will look great once decalled up... nice one Tim

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    Are the CIs that light grey or light blue? Not clear from your album. Just asking as I have a card for that one.
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    The stripping on the one looks very well done. What is your secret. I tried to do a few nieuports with stripes around the fuselage and it was a disaster. They are still sitting there waiting for their stripes.

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    An excellent stuff, Tim.
    Me is working on a side project, not a WoG one...
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    On the virtual workbench...

    While we have good Handley-Page O/400 models from Ares, we're missing the O/100, which did all the work from spring of 1917 until the O/400 started use in April 1918. I'm still working on the engine nacelles and various small details. The Wingnut Wings¹ pages a great asset because they show little cockpit details like where the spare ammo was carried. On the other hand, now that I know where the spare ammo was carried, I'm compelled to put it in even though most folks will never see it on a 1:144 plane!

    There are more differences between the O/100 and O/400 than I suspected -- for instance the rear cockpit cutout is diamond-shaped rather than square, and it only has a central machine gun rather than a mounting for one on either side. (Plus the ventral machine gun.)

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    ¹ Boy, I sure hope Wingnut Wings can survive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Are the CIs that light grey or light blue? Not clear from your album. Just asking as I have a card for that one.
    The canvas is "German Off-White" by 'Misterkit' - a very very pale beige, but not quite white; perhaps pale oyster?

    The turtledeck is "Sky Grey" - apparently most Aviatik C.Is had the upper fuselage deck painted a darker colour than the sides.
    Sometimes the upper surface of the top wing was darker, too (but not on my two).

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelbeagle View Post
    The striping on the one looks very well done. What is your secret.
    Decals!

    I used 'mehusla 1/144 Direct' black stripes on clear film - a guaranteed way to get the two lines parallel!
    Four sections; top, L side, R side and bottom.

    Decal sheet cut to include 2 black lines, outer edge trimmed close.
    Apply one side first, then the top, then the second side - bottom last (if it's a little bit skewed, it will be the least noticeable decal!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    An excellent stuff, Tim.
    Me is working on a side project, not a WoG one...
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    New tenant on the table, Sikorsky S-40 @ 48" wingspan . . . faint scent of burnt petroleum in the air . . .

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    Non-picture update: Very close to finishing 7 plates of planes. Hoping to decal this weekend.
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    Some Valom planes on the table. Nieuport 11 and 17, Albatros D.Va and Spad XIII. Shapeway reinforcements arrive this week, too.

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    8 planes being worked on. 6 about ready for decals so hope to have them posted this week.

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    A tiny bit of paper left on my desk by the elves this morning, just to say they can still do it! 4" reduction of the Fiddlers Green Taube it seems . . .

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    heres a few things for the battlefields of the great war, for a ww1 tanks variant scenario im running at origins this year (now in many months )
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    my favorite the most famous a7v in the world
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    Lots of nice work all around. Been stuck working on garden stuff and have 3 more SoL 1's I should be putting up on the other thread tomorrow. The Victory. Royal Sovereign. L'Orient

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    Ken I watched a clips on You Tube by a guy who has a how to on painting ships for the different games. Makes it look so easy. Your stuff is fantastic and I am sure not as easy as it seems.

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    Painting those ships is not really that difficult, just time consuming and fiddley (gunports....lots of fracking gunports). Now rigging the critters is a whole different ball of wax though.

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    Shapeways WSF "exploded" Fokker D.VII by Kampfflieger

    After a lot of thought, I've decided to complete it as Richard Wenzl's Jasta 6 bird.
    A work in progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
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    Shapeways WSF "exploded" Fokker D.VII by Kampfflieger

    After a lot of thought, I've decided to complete it as Richard Wenzl's Jasta 6 bird.
    A work in progress.
    Yes! I have one of those saved for my collection of memory kits, I must have built a dozen of them before the days of one piece models . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    Yes! I have one of those saved for my collection of memory kits, I must have built a dozen of them before the days of one piece models . . .
    I've always speculated that such a kit would make the application of wing decals a lot easier, but I'll let y'all tell me whether that is true.

    Fortunately the D.VII has those thick cantilevered wings so there can be a reception hole for the struts without it going all the way through to the visible surface of the wings.

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    Not much done this month so far, other than tons of gardening/weeding by order of the Management. Managed to finish these for a Zona Alpha game once we can get together again. I've got a Fortress and Short flying boat half finished, and have just started a Storch (Shed Models, not to be recommended for those with sausage fingers ) and 3 HBM Lysanders. And my AIM order of P-36s and P-40s arrived yesterday so I better find time for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReducedAirFact View Post
    I've always speculated that such a kit would make the application of wing decals a lot easier, but I'll let y'all tell me whether that is true.

    Fortunately the D.VII has those thick cantilevered wings so there can be a reception hole for the struts without it going all the way through to the visible surface of the wings.
    The assembly was rather tedious, the glue took too long at times to set . . . then they are super fragile, one good drop and it got re-kitted! Better wheels though! At the time it was the only way to get a DVII, so it was a way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
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    Shapeways WSF "exploded" Fokker D.VII by Kampfflieger

    After a lot of thought, I've decided to complete it as Richard Wenzl's Jasta 6 bird.
    A work in progress.
    I got one of those shapeways. Sits in a box collecting dust. I just buy the complete one piece ones anymore.

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    Worked on these the past week so here are the first of the planes I did so far. First up a pair of Hanriot HD2 floatplanes.

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    When I looked at these I saw that only the French and USN had them. French used them to defend floatplane bases. I wasn't sure of what color to paint them so came up with this paint schemes.

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    At the risk of being labeled a heretic....I recently became interested in a set of skirmish rules for the black powder period called "Sharp Practice." Here's the latest from my workbench for that set of rules for the French and Indian War period:

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    Sharpe practice is a standard set of rules around here, not sure the Stuart Hull goes with the time period though.

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    Next up 2 SPAD A2/A4's IRAS. Shapeways models by Columbia Aerodrome, jbmacek. Nothing special just a different plane.

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    Very tasty, I have a drawer full of Russian birds, they are so bright on the mat. Well done!

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    I have been refurbishing 1970's vintage 1/72 models from my brothers collections. Lots of cleaning repairing and repainting. First was the Dauntless in Coral Sea dress and then a similar time period Kingfisher. Now I have started in on a cool HE-219. The deconstruction did not start out as intentional, but since the parts are come off and not breaking off, I can use it to my advantage - this should be fun!Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    Sharpe practice is a standard set of rules around here, not sure the Stuart Hull goes with the time period though.
    HA ! The Stuart is in process for my Bolt Action Brits.....although Braddock could have used one in his attack on Fort Duquesne!

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    Bob, loving the float planes!

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    love the skulls on the tails of those russian oddballs.

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    William, those models are looking nice.

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    good job on the 1.72 refurbs william. how big will their maneuver cards be lol?

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    Here is my next addition to the May bench. I did these for the Hellenistic AS. Nothing special. 2 Sopwith Camel's and a DH 9. I wasn't sure how they marked their planes so I just did them this way.

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    Lots of great work for May and there is a lot of May to go!

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    I have 4 planes primed and waiting to be painted. Should work on them this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    I have 4 planes primed and waiting to be painted. Should work on them this week.
    What, only 4?

    I have 15 in process right now. Not sure yet what will get finished first!

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    This is all Baron Rolf's fault!
    Blame Baron Rolf!!!!

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    Fokker D.VII 'B' - Uffz. Jupp Böhne
    Fokker D.VII 'T' - unknown pilot
    Fokker Dr.I 'Dice' - unknown pilot
    Pfalz D.IIIa - Ltn. d R Carl Degelow

    Jasta 7 May/June 1918
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    Nicely done Tim.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Tim, I thought for a moment that 'Steffi' had some competition.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Blue Rider decals has a 1/72 set for a Greek DH-9. You are not too far off the mark based on the image on their website.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Here a SAML S2 (RAF model). A booster set had cards for this plane and there is a color plate in a book I have so here is my try at the paint scheme.

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