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    Donnet-Denhaut DD8 triplace, Centre d'Aviation Maritime, unknown crew D.77
    shapeways Reduced Aircraft factory model
    decals: miscmini roundels, homemade plane #
    custom 68x66mm base and card
    Often escorted by Hanriot HD2's on anti-submarine patrols, shown with 2 full-color RAF HD2's.

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    unofficial stats and adapted Zoe card
    B/B guns, XD deck, 13 damage, 6 climb, 10 ceiling, 3 crew
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    Hull and struts: Citadel Cigor Brown contrast paint
    Wings: 50/50 mix of Vallejo game color Elfic Flesh and AK Interactive Clear Dope Linen v2
    Engine: Secret Weapon Miniatures dark iron
    Radiator: Secret Weapon Miniatures engine metal and Nuln Oil
    Prop: Vallejo model color Wood Grain
    MGs and Generator: SWM dark iron and Vallejo model color Gunmetal
    Crew: Vallejo model colors Japan Uniform WW2, Khaki, US Field Drab, German Camo Black Brown
    Tail: Vallejo model colors Red, Medium Blue, game effects Rotten White
    Last edited by malachi; 06-18-2023 at 08:34. Reason: stats and card added

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    Nice boat Chris
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachi View Post
    Donnet-Denhaut DD8 triplace, Centre d'Aviation Maritime, unknown crew D.77..
    They look fantastic Chris
    Last edited by flash; 06-05-2023 at 00:30. Reason: spurious pics removed - again !

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    Nice set Chris, great painting as usual. Not heard of this before so good to see and read up on.

    REP sent

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    Thanks, guys. I thought this one would be kind of plain, but really like how it turned out. They're mentioned a bit in the HD1/HD2 windsock datafile. It's probably a DD9 in the photo since twin guns but close enough Kind of tough to find a lot of photos.

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    Great paint job! All those French flying boats (DD's, Tellier, Georges Levy, Levy-Besson) don't get the press that they deserve.

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    Thanks very much for the comments and REP, all.
    I probably need another one of these to keep it company on patrol
    And to get going on my crazy Tellier T6 cannon version and the 'Alerte' triplane

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    Great looking paintjob, Chris

    Sapiens qui vigilat "He is wise who watches"

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    Lovely stuff, Chris!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Thank you, chaps This one will be part of an impromptu Seefrosta scenario at Origins, either Wed or Fri evening
    Hounding the Hun in the North Sea
    French DD8s and Hanriot HD2s harass enemy U-boats as Seefrosta attacks.

    Draft layout:
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    Looks awesome Chris. Looking forward to the AAR already

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    Quite lovely, Chris.

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    Hello,
    since I like this plane very much, here is my trio (USA version is not ready yet, otherwise there would be four of them). And yes, I know that Italy and Austria did not use those, but "Resistance was furtile" in this case. Hope you will like them.
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    Fine looking trio Georg. Great way to start off 2024!

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    Really nice Georg. Looking forwrd to seeing your US versions.

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    Need cards? I have a Hanriot HD.2 card for an American plane. Wouldn't be much work to put French markings on one. Crew and units?

    And I could do a card or two for the DD.8? Again, crew and unit?

    PS: Found the unit for all. Crews unknown. Checked the Hanriot HD.2 Painting thread, too.
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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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    Hello Mike, if you will be so kind and make cards for all my three DD8, it will be really helpfull for me. Appreciate all your effort. Thank you very much.

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    Hmmm...

    I have a problem.

    I have this drawing, identified as possibly a DD.7:
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    I have this drawing, identified as a DD.8:
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    Does anyone have a confirmation? Does anyone have a better drawing of the Three-seater? The one above is not suitable for making a card.

    If only the two seater was verifiable as the DD.8, I could do a card with this:
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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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    You could try the one that was derived from the Shapeways model: https://static.miraheze.org/linenwik.../DD8triTop.png. (I re-generated it at 3000 pixels wide.) It doesn't have support and control lines, though.

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    Thanks to Daryl [ReducedAirFact] for his drawings, I could fudge this:

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    So, both planes are DD.8s, one is a BiPlace, the other is the TriPlace, version.
    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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    Technically, this should be a standard card? Wingspan is under 19m.
    Last edited by OldGuy59; 01-29-2024 at 17:36.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    ..Technically, this should be a standard card? Wingspan is under 19m.
    Chris has opted to use the fourth base size suggested by Andrea, but not adopted by Ares, that's one and a half 'normal' cards wide for machines with a wingspan that falls under that of the smaller giants but above those of the bigger tandems.
    If you stick with the Ares base sizes Zoe suggested a rule of thumb of, use a scout base if it has two crew, small bomber base if it has a larger crew.

    Sapiens qui vigilat "He is wise who watches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Chris has opted to use the fourth base size suggested by Andrea, but not adopted by Ares, that's one and a half 'normal' cards wide for machines with a wingspan that falls under that of the smaller giants but above those of the bigger tandems.
    If you stick with the Ares base sizes Zoe suggested a rule of thumb of, use a scout base if it has two crew, small bomber base if it has a larger crew.
    Wow. With this plane, that would be confusing, as it comes in two and three person versions, with exactly the same airframe (wingspan). So, regular card for the Biplace, and small bomber card for the Triplace?

    PS: the crew can't change position in flight, so a crew management card isn't strictly necessary. IMHO.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    PS: the crew can't change position in flight, so a crew management card isn't strictly necessary. IMHO.
    It might be useful for keeping track of which crew members are wounded/dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Technically, this should be a standard card? Wingspan is under 19m.

    Mike, that card looks amazing. Can not wait to see French and Italian cards for rest of my planes. Really apprecoiate all the work. Thanks again.
    Last edited by flash; 02-17-2024 at 02:52.

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    Finally, Americans are here.
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    Very nice Georg. The Americans will appreciat having this plane to fight with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Chris has opted to use the fourth base size suggested by Andrea, but not adopted by Ares, that's one and a half 'normal' cards wide for machines with a wingspan that falls under that of the smaller giants but above those of the bigger tandems.
    If you stick with the Ares base sizes Zoe suggested a rule of thumb of, use a scout base if it has two crew, small bomber base if it has a larger crew.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Wow. With this plane, that would be confusing, as it comes in two and three person versions, with exactly the same airframe (wingspan). So, regular card for the Biplace, and small bomber card for the Triplace?..
    Well, if you stick with Ares bases and the suggested solution, maybe, but I think common sense would prevail & most would go with the small bomber base if it has two different seating versions.
    I think that the forth base size option comes into it's own in that case; I see Chris made his card to match.
    Last edited by flash; 02-17-2024 at 02:54.

    Sapiens qui vigilat "He is wise who watches"

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    Yes, I prefer the 68x66mm base size and use it based on wingspan between 16 - 20 meters. So far, about 25 types of unofficial aircraft fit the bill for 68x66mm. Generally, for the game effect, I find they're a bit easier to hit due to increased size which seems appropriate for a 'mission plane' or an early type (e.g. Farman 40).
    The bases are relatively easy to come by from Litko: custom Litko bases thread
    It's also possible to get generic 68x66mm bases made in their design tool.

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    Late, sorry...

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    [Edit: Updated this plane to Italian ID.]

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    Last edited by OldGuy59; 02-21-2024 at 10:35.
    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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    Italian plane above fixed. Sorry. And USN plane below:

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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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    Another try for Georg, cause I couldn't tell dark blue from brown...

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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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    Thanks again Mike for those cards. They are perfect.

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    Really really great paint job!

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    Donnet-Denhaut DD8 triplace ‘7’, Centre d'Aviation Maritime, unknown crew
    shapeways Reduced Aircraft factory model
    Decals: miscmini & Aviation Wing
    custom 68x66mm base and card
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    Hull and struts: Citadel Fyreslayer Flesh contrast paint
    Wings: Vallejo model color Dark Sand
    Engine: Vallejo model air metallic black
    Radiator: 50/50 Vallejo model air metallic black & model air Steel + Nuln Oil
    Prop: Vallejo model color Smoke
    MGs and Generator: 50/50 Vallejo model air metallic black & model air Steel
    Crew: Vallejo model colors Japan Uniform WW2, Leather Brown, game air Dark Fleshtone
    Tail: Vallejo model colors Red, Medium Blue, game effects Rotten White

    unofficial stats and adapted oldguy59 68x66 card:
    B/B guns, XD deck, 13 damage, 6 climb, 10 ceiling, 3 crew
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    Another great boat to your fleet!

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    Sharp looking seaplane Chris. Looks ready to take on the Kaiserliche Marine.

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    Very smooth painting on that boat. Well done.

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