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    Just trying out Wayne's delightful 3D printed fighter pegs! Very nice indeed!

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    On deck for November;

    Tamiya 1/35 Panzer IV D. This kit is dated 1974! I think I built the same kit about 40 years ago!

    3 x AIM 1/200 G4M1 Bettys. These were on deck last month, but didn’t make it.
    6 x AIM 1/200 A6M3 Zeroes.
    2 x Shapeways C5M Babs. One will be painted in IJN and one in IJA colors.

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    Should be another busy month!

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    Continuing "work" from last month's posts.

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    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Mike that is some great work. Your work is something else. Other friends have made cards of my planes. Between all of you I have cards for most of the planes I have painted. I have some I am just finishing up so something new to add to the collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Mike that is some great work. Your work is something else. Other friends have made cards of my planes. Between all of you I have cards for most of the planes I have painted. I have some I am just finishing up so something new to add to the collection.
    The thing with the latest image is you can't really see the sweet hex pattern I did from your paint scheme:
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    It is just visible under the top wing. Just.
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    From the post on October's Workbench (Link:Post #71):

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    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Great looking cards Mike. Thanks much for the effort you put into doing them.

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    Just dropped 6 more Valom birds into the finished nest, will be the last for a while, other voices calling . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    Just dropped 6 more Valum birds into the finished nest, will be the last for a while, other voices calling . . .

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    Great models Dave - as ever! Which Jasta are the D.VIIs from

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    Of the elusive decal de davido wing of random application heritage . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    Of the elusive decal de davido wing of random application heritage . . .
    Of course, why did I not know that??

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    As always an insperation to us all Dave.

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    They are seriously nice planes, especially like the top 2

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Picked up a pair of these, my first one is still running great for nearly 10 years, I am getting tired of changing drill bits back and forth . . .

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    Amazon strikes again!

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    Running down the drawings and details . . . decades in, few ahead, green light now.

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    Dave, Good luck! Looks like a fun project that is going to take lots of patience! Hope to see a successful model!!!!

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    Looking at 3 scales, 1/144" and 2 flying sizes . . . 16" and 24" wingspan . . .

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    My Brother Bob found an old bag of parts from an unidentified kit that he found. Fortunately it had photo copies of instructions. It is a 1/48 scale F4U-5 Corsair, number 609 that was the last piston engine aircraft to score air victories in 1969 over Honduras. Bob had used the starboard wing for weathering tests but since he had recently built a larger scale F4U he offered it to me. I thought I would take a crack at it. Well, it was brutal, rather crude and ill fitting jumble. I plowed ahead and thought perhaps this would be an addition to some of the old models given to my step grandson Kaleb. The instructions had the option of building as a 5 or a late WWII 4. I went with WWII, but after some research thought I would flaunt history a bit and order markings for an F4U-1 of VF-17 - the "Jolly Rogers". Kaleb is eight years old and does love Pirates. I was able to order the markings of Ira Cassius "Ike" Kepford. Ike was the leading Navy ace at the end of his second tour in 1944. He was also a local boy (for me) born in Harvey Ill. and played halfback for Northwestern (Go Cats). Here are the results:

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    Great job bringing a model back from the junk pile.
    I am sure Kaleb is going to love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Great job bringing a model back from the junk pile.
    I am sure Kaleb is going to love it.
    I sure hope so - his Dad is enthused Thanks for the kind comments.

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    the corsair looks amazing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    the corsair looks amazing!!
    I really appreciate that since the kit was brutal. Thanks for the Rep. It was a kind of love build for the grandson.

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    Here is the first of what I have done this month. First up 2 Dorand AR 1's. RAF models with MISCMINI decals.

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    I put a Griffin on one plane and the Cross of Lorraine of the other.

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    very nice bob. i dont believe ive ever encountered that type before.

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    Here are two Nieuport 12's. As you can see one is French and the other Belgium.

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    Very nice Dorand and Nieuport Bob

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    Bob, very nice Nieuports!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Here are two Nieuport 12's. As you can see one is French and the other Belgium.

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    Nice planes, Bob. However, do you have pilots or squadrons for them, specifically the "22" plane?
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    The A.R. planes made a big contribution to the French war effort in the second half of '17 and first half of '18, though they are largely forgotten now. See the black line on the bottom chart: https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/French_Usage_Charts

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    Mike nothing special for them. Just painted them how I thought they may have looked. Most of what I paint is just how I want to paint them as you will see with my next post.

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    Now for the next few I did. These are Morane Saulnier P Parasol's. They are mentioned as MoS 21 and MoS 26. The MoS21 has that forward firing gun on the wing and the MoS 26 has a syncronised gun. I may have that backwards.

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    As you can see these are French planes. RAF (Shapeways) with Miscmini decals. The one on the left is the MoS 21 and the right the MoS 26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willi View Post
    My Brother Bob found an old bag of parts from an unidentified kit that he found. Fortunately it had photo copies of instructions. It is a 1/48 scale F4U-5 Corsair, number 609 that was the last piston engine aircraft to score air victories in 1969 over Honduras. Bob had used the starboard wing for weathering tests but since he had recently built a larger scale F4U he offered it to me. I thought I would take a crack at it. Well, it was brutal, rather crude and ill fitting jumble. I plowed ahead and thought perhaps this would be an addition to some of the old models given to my step grandson Kaleb. The instructions had the option of building as a 5 or a late WWII 4. I went with WWII, but after some research thought I would flaunt history a bit and order markings for an F4U-1 of VF-17 - the "Jolly Rogers". Kaleb is eight years old and does love Pirates. I was able to order the markings of Ira Cassius "Ike" Kepford. Ike was the leading Navy ace at the end of his second tour in 1944. He was also a local boy (for me) born in Harvey Ill. and played halfback for Northwestern (Go Cats).
    William, that's from a '94 Testors 3-pack, appears to have been first tooled by O-Lin back in '49. The Testor paint codes are a distinctive identifier.
    https://www.scalemates.com/kits/test...hters--1137350

    Some of those old tools have seen a lot of hard use and don't shoot moldings as well as they used to or have bad warping propensity... I cringe every time I think about taking another stab at the Monogram F-106 to try to build a pair of 318th FIS birds painted with one as the '60s birds my grandfather slung wrenches on in the post-Pueblo Incident deployment to Korea and the other as my old prof's "Boss Bird" near the last days of McChord Sixes.
    Last edited by Diamondback; 11-08-2020 at 14:47.
    Wings of Glory WWI Checklist | WGF Nexus Ser. 1-4 and Ares Ser. 1-2 + 5-9 COMPLETE, RDS 4/4, Specials COMPLETE - missing T&T Starter Nieuport
    Wings of Glory WWII Checklist | WGS Nexus Ser. 1-2 and Ares Ser. 3-6 COMPLETE, DS 4/4, SS 4/4, Specials COMPLETE; BoB Starter 4/4, all Sq. Packs 2+

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Nice planes, Bob. However, do you have pilots or squadrons for them, specifically the "22" plane?
    There wouldn't be since the Belgians never flew the Nieuport 12.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJG173 View Post
    There wouldn't be since the Belgians never flew the Nieuport 12.
    Rob,
    That might be why I was having a hard time finding anything online for markings or units, using 'Nieuport 12' as part of the search parameters. However, I did find mention of the Belgians flying Nieuport 12s.

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    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    The trouble with moving is that sometimes you put something in a clearly marked box...then forget where you put the box. But finally stumbled across my half-finished Fokker E.IV with Gulf racing colors. And somewhere in the box in the garage is the actual propeller for this.

    Somewhere I have the original sketch...

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    Anyway, good enough for play. On to the Fokker D.IIs and Airco DH.2s.

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    Nice colour scheme reminds me of the Ford GT40 I drove when I retired.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    I did one for Belgium because under "List of WW I Entente Aircraft" it lists Belgium, and many others, having them. This is the list of the countries that had them.

    Argentina
    Argentine Naval Aviation
    Belgium
    Belgian Air Force
    Chile
    Chilean Air Force – One aircraft only.
    France
    Aéronautique Militaire
    Estonia
    Estonian Air Force – Postwar.
    Greece
    Royal Hellenic Navy
    Japan
    Imperial Japanese Army Air Service – received 40 Nieuport 81 E.2 from France in 1919, supplemented with 57 licence-built aircraft.[5]
    Poland
    Polish Air Force
    Portugal
    Portuguese Air Force
    Romania
    Royal Romanian Air Force
    Russian Empire
    Imperial Russian Air Service
    Serbia
    Serbian Air Force
    Thailand Siam
    Royal Siamese Aeronautical Service – One aircraft only.
    United Kingdom
    Royal Flying Corps
    No. 45 Squadron RFC
    No. 46 Squadron RFC
    No. 65 Squadron RFC
    No. 84 Squadron RFC
    Royal Naval Air Service
    No. 7 Squadron RNAS
    No. 10 Squadron RNAS
    United States
    American Expeditionary Force
    Soviet Union
    Workers' and Peasants' Air Fleet

    This is the link I use to find who had what planes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...tente_aircraft

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    Here are two more Maurane Saulnier P. One is British and the other is Russian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    Nice colour scheme reminds me of the Ford GT40 I drove when I retired.
    As it was supposed to. I have a second E.IV that I am thinking of using the Mazda Le Mans winner as an inspiration, but that is inherently more obvious as non-historical. This one kind of seems like it was within the realm of possibilities. The more radical Blues Brothers/E.V project will have to wait and see if I can make my own decals (Yellow Submarine Blue Meanie and Glove, and the Blue Peter Max).

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    Good looking plane Bruce. That is some fantastic work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Rob,
    Who is this Rob you are referring to? Flying Officer Kyte, perhaps?
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    BobP, according to French Aircraft of the First World War by Dr. James J. Davilla, et.al., the Nieuport 12 was used by France, Chile, Estonia, Poland, Russia. Siam, and the United Kingdom. The Belgian Air Service in the First World War by Walter Pieters has no mention of the Nieuport 12. Windsock Datafile 68: Nieuport 10-12 mentions 2 Belgian squadrons using the Nieuport 10, but none using the Nieuport 12.

    I prefer well researched books rather than the vagaries of Wikipedia.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Love that Gulf Eindecker

    I have a 1:43 of the '68 GT 40
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    I really like it. It must have been awesome to fly over Eastern Front - almost no enemies, maybe even waving of all soldiers, just because they saw an aeroplane for the very first time

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    Well I guess my Belgum Air Service will have a Nieuport 12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJG173 View Post

    I prefer well researched books rather than the vagaries of Wikipedia.
    Never trust Wikipedia!
    My researches into Jasta 2 have thrown up multiple mistakes, misquotes and plain (plane, geddit?) factual errors.
    I have wasted too much time to ever trust it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Rob,
    That might be why I was having a hard time finding anything online for markings or units, using 'Nieuport 12' as part of the search parameters. However, I did find mention of the Belgians flying Nieuport 12s.

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    My attempts at online research led me to try accessing the Belgian Defense website. I was hoping to find a list of aviation units and their histories, so I could put a reconnaissance squadron on the card. First, I don't read whatever language their website is using. I could have handled French, German, or English. I could have taken a swing at Dutch. With that handicap, I did get to the Air Force part, but I couldn't find any listings of actual squadrons, nor their histories. Complete bust. Wikipedia is only as good as its contributors, and there doesn't appear to be anyone contributing anything detailed for the WWI Belgian Air Component. It provided only a slightly confusing mention of a few of the fighter squadrons, not really mentioning the other roles performed by the others. So, I took a stab.

    Also, many air forces didn't start with dedicated role squadrons in WWI, as nobody really had clear ideas of what airplanes would do, tactically, let alone operationally or strategically. As the French started narrowing the mission scope of their squadrons, the Germans followed suit, and then everyone else did in self-defense.

    It would be nice to have a good library to draw from, and I did have access to a 6000+ book aviation library before COVID-19, but even that library would have very little for the Belgian Air Force, I suspect.

    Are we having fun, yet?
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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