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    So this morning we start the office work, can't have undocumented Zeppelins floating off to battle!

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    Corners clipped as well! Nice device from the craft store . . .

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    You find the most useful things to add to the hobby besides your great work.

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    Clipper's got a clipper!

    I have one of those myself - excellent for rounding off the corners of printed home-made plane cards.

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    Last thing we need is more undocumented Zeppelins around here....

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    Some Valom planes ready for base coating:
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    So much fun, hope to post a few pics myself if i can get away from Zoom conferences

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    So this morning we start the office work, can't have undocumented Zeppelins floating off to battle!
    Corners clipped as well! Nice device from the craft store . . .
    One more device I must have for my hobby room. Super. Note to self: ask wife if she has one of these already. My wife had a complete room of the house just for doing stamping. She stopped using it, so I took it over to start painting and modeling. The stuff I found in there! Expensive mini paint brushes. Tiny masking tape. weird scissors that cut patterns. 7,000 different colored marking pens. A cutting mat. A cutting board. Devices to cut straight edges on heavy card stock. Modeling paste. Brush cleaner. Beautiful scissors and side cutters... The more I looked, the more stuff she had that I "borrowed". 25 plastic bins in every size from "holds 20 Vallejo paints, to "holds a dead body". It was damn near a hobby store in there.

    Cleaned out 20 lbs of glitter and 10 lbs of paper scraps. Re-organized it all and put all the "unneeded" stuff in plastic bins in the garage...

    After I recovered from my beating... I have a heck of a hobby room! All I added was a wet pallet, one of those lighted magnifying devices on the extension arms, and a coaster for my coffee mug. She's a great lady (who always leads with her left)!

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    Fokker D.VII #53 - Leutnant de Reserve Richard Wenzl, Jasta 6, June 1918

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    Very nice Tim

    "He is wise who watches"

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    I received a box from Shapeways today with 14 airplanes. I like how a full loaded Shapeways box feels about the same as an empty box. Will have lots of painting and decaling to do in the weeks ahead.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Well, I have finally got my May Project done. Repainted up a 56th Squadron. Were is Werner Voss, they are looking for him.

    The G is the base Ares plane. H, I, J, and K are the repaints with Misc Mini decals.

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    Nice kites Dan.

    Well, Michigan is starting to normalize a little (Too fast in my opinion but the kiddies gotta play). So the Hobby store is open again and after 3 months we are back to our weekly lot for them.

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    More in a day or so.

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    ooooooohhhhhhh does that mean more zeppelins are on the way?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Fokker D.VII #53 - Leutnant de Reserve Richard Wenzl, Jasta 6, June 1918

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelbeagle View Post
    Well, I have finally got my May Project done. Repainted up a 56th Squadron. Were is Werner Voss, they are looking for him.

    The G is the base Ares plane. H, I, J, and K are the repaints with Misc Mini decals.

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    Some excellent painting going on here
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    Nice kites Dan.

    Well, Michigan is starting to normalize a little (Too fast in my opinion but the kiddies gotta play). So the Hobby store is open again and after 3 months we are back to our weekly lot for them.

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    More in a day or so.
    Shadowcat, those are gorgeous minis!

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    Seeing Zeppelins in production has motivated me to take some next steps on my Zeppelin. I still hope to buy one of Clippers - they look really professional, much more so than I fear mine may end up. Has anyone else built one using these templates? Someone much more intrepid than me printed up the blueprints years ago. Seriously, I think it has been almost a full decade. I think the idea may have been to use balsawood of some sort. I am using foamcore. If I buy a 3D printer, I may try building a frame to papier mâché around kind of like this model. Does anyone still have these files kicking around? I had a computer die suddenly without being able to keep all the files I wanted off the hard drive. I’d love to get another copy of these templates.Click image for larger version. 

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    3D printed zeppelin ribbing...now their is an idea for someone. Nose section, Tail with fins, and body sections, Add in engines and gondolas and away you go. Print frames, paper the body after assembly and it should be a light model to move around (OF Course I know there are three billion issues but let a man dream)

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    Next project Done, bunch of D and D figs for a guy. More historicals (and a touch of fantasy) should be done in another few days.

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    My lockdown project is an homage to a favorite movie of mine, "The Enemy Below". I found a Trumpeter kit of a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort and a Revell U-Boat. The following are a few progress photos. I have completed the U-Boat as the kit contained only 35 pieces, not counting the extra PE that I added. The kit is a Type VII/C, whereas it appears that the movie sub (model) is a Type B; therefore I had to add a deck gun forward of the conning tower. So my U-Boat is a hybrid - so be it! I hope you enjoy!


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    I did order extra PE as the Buckley kit was very basic. Here is the Twin Bofors kit (more appropriate to the movie and the actual DE the kit represents).


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    The work continues on the Destroyer, since I have completed the U-Boat.

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    The instructions contained nice color mix advice, plus I used a black wash to bring out hull detail - these kits are 1/350 scale.

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    Fiddly 8 piece stern gear.

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    Note PE railings added and monofil.

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    Stern view of monofil wire.

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    My working vision of a Diorama.


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    Some additional progress.


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    Rigging is extremely fiddly and exhausting - it makes me crazy.


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    Railing and DE number per the Movie - Decals cut and reconstructed out of "DE 635"


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    PE parts and customization for the 26ft Whaleboat.


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    Rigged, railed and ready for a Diorama.

    I did extra work on the Whaleboat in accordance with movie footage and then began the ocean. It is a tissue paper and glue procedure followed by acrylic paint. It will be followed with gloss, clear acrylic.


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    You can view the entire build at https://theatomfurnace.blogspot.com/
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    Very cool project. The enjoyed studying the details n your pictures.

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    Nice painting, Shadowcat. Looks like an Oktoberfest gone very very wrong

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    Willi, awesome project! Very wonderful work. Shadowcat, as usually amazing paint jobs. I was afraid the mimics were going to jump out of my screen and attack my cat!

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    Not a problem, it is a CAT...the mimics do not stand a chance.

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    wow! awesome naval vessels William!!!

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    Very nice Willi. Funny thing is that movie was on yesterday. Great flick.
    As always fantastic work Ken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Very nice Willi. Funny thing is that movie was on yesterday. Great flick.
    As always fantastic work Ken.
    You can watch on Youtube anytime for free. I am constantly rolling the opening credits and the first few minutes which gives me the best reference for the model. I lover Curt Jergens. Did you know that it was his first made in the US movie for him? His name is Curd, but for the US audience they swapped the "T" for the "D". Always learning!! Thanks for the kind words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    wow! awesome naval vessels William!!!
    Thanks for the kind words and the REP! My brother and I have started a modeling Blog. If you are interested go to Blogger and look for The Atom Furnace blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    wow! awesome naval vessels William!!!
    BTW if you want to see more, plus a lot of other stuff go to the Atom Furnace - https://theatomfurnace.blogspot.com/ Its a blog that BB401 (my brother) started and to which I contribute as an author.

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    Superb U-boat and DDE!

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    This is my first attempt at building my own aircraft. Two Valom EIII. Mostly built to plan but the brass undercarriage defeated me as my ham-fistedness broke some of the very slender brass fittings. I completed the undercarriage with plastic rod. Painting is nothing to write home about and a couple of the decals are slighty misaligned but overall I am happy with them. Here are the two new ones and then shown completing my squadron with an official plane.

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    Very well done! I have yet to brave one of their kits, though I have a box of them around here somewhere. You are inspiring me!

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    You've done a good job on those Gary.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Thanks very much for the kind words. Next attempt is to repair a second hand metal SE5a that I acquired. I think that is going to be a little tougher.

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    Nice job Gary. Small parts so hard to build for me. I gave up on 1/72 tanks years ago because of that.

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    Nice Kites Gary.

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    Nicely done Gary. You are a braver man than I. After completing 2 of their planes I have a few Valom kits I know I'll never touch!

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    Very cool, Gary! Nice work on those.

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    Thanks very much for the kind words and also for the rep.

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    Those E.IIIs will do nicely, Gary!

    Tricky little critters, those 'Valom's - you've made a nice job of the pair of them.

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    My Pfalz Dr.1, just completed

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    Here is the start of what I have done so far. First up a DD-8 (RAF model) with MISCMINI decals.

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    Again I went with a different color body. Army Painter Wolf Gray. A lighter color then the other DD-8 I did.

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    Tim and Bob, awesome looking planes!

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    Here are two more German floatplanes. FF-33E's (RAF models). The most famous of these was one ,WOLFCHIN, which was on the SMS Wolf a commerce raider in WW I. Somewhere I think I have a book about this. I don't decals for that plane so here is my attempt at painting some FF 33's.

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    Nothing special. One is Medium Sea Gray and the other Blue Gray Pale.

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    Very cool planes guys!

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    Haven't found a decently detailed line drawing of a Freidrichshafen FF33e. The below is an adaptation of one of Daryl's [ReducedAirFact] images:

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    Good enough for a card, do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Good enough for a card, do you think?
    Looking in the wiki I see two cards by Guntruck for the FF33E.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Nice floatplanes Bob.

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    Well I thought those planes would need something to protect or attack so here are the targets. All are from CRUEL SEAS 1/300 scale.

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    Armed Trawler

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    Warloards Games calls them Merchant Tankers but they make a nice target.

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