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  1. Thanks gents! Hi Paul - the floats came from a Hanriot HD2 float plane; Eduard makes this kit so I unashamedly stole them from one of those. I did modify the floats so that they didn't have the same spanwise slots across the tops of the floats for the mounting struts. I then drilled new holes for the struts and added these from brass rod. Cheers! BC
  2. Thank you all again everyone! As for a flying boat Gotha - that would be a very cool thing. Now you have me eyeing my Aviattic 1/48 Gotha package... Cheers again! Brad
  3. Thank you again everyone! I really appreciate the kind feedback. Cheers! BC
  4. Thanks for the feedback everyone! Glad to get something off the bench...! Cheers, BC
  5. Hello all – here’s another completion just off the bench; a ‘What if” Fokker Dr.1 seaplane, based on the 1/48 Eduard Dr.1 kit. This one was just for a bit of fun (so apologies to those who aren’t fans of ‘what if’ subjects). I added floats, extended the cowl to fit a Oberursel Ur.III twin row rotary engine (from Small Stuff; this engine is a kit in itself), added a vertical stabiliser, added some cockpit details, and replaced the guns with some from Gaspatch. I also scratch built the beaching trolleys and trestles. The German naval lozenge is from Aviattic, and decals are from the Eduard kit and the spares box. Some in-progress pics (the full build log is here - https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=12812.0 ) This was an enjoyable little project, and looks rather unique in the display cabinet. Thanks for looking! Cheers, BC
  6. Thank you Providence and Miguel! Providence - I picked up the decals from the Aviattic site, here - https://www.aviattic.co.uk/148-fokker-streaked-camouflage-decals.html Cheers again! Brad
  7. Hello everyone – this is my latest completion, the 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1. The kit is painted in the markings of Ltn Hans Koerner, Jasta 19, May 1918. I added some detail to the cockpit, replaced the kit guns with items from Gaspatch, added the telescopic gunsight that Korner fitted to his machine, and shortened the undercarriage struts to correct the ‘sit’ of the model. The rest was out of box. The Fokker streaked camouflage was from Aviattic, and the personal markings from Pheon. This is a lovely little kit which presents minimal problems in construction (save those that were self induced), and was a joy to build. For the build log, see here – https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=13042.0 Thanks for looking, and feedback always welcomed! Cheers, BC
  8. Thanks gents! Hi Rob! Hope all is well. Gotta love some of those quirks of older kits, eh! Cheers, BC
  9. Thanks all for your very kind words! Indeed there is something satisfying about building these old kit. This one (and this boxing) does hold a bit of a special memory for me as well. I have very vivid memories of buying this boxing as a kid, getting my hands on the dark green plastic, and building the kit in a hurry. Whilst I don't remember how I painted it, I do remember re-painting it a year or two later in a blotchy 'Africa' scheme, similar to that painted on 109Es (totally not accurate... but hey, I was maybe 13 years old, so accuracy wasn't a real focus back then. I had only just seen that scheme in a book and I remember being very pleased with my repaint result). No idea what happened to said build, but pretty sure it didn't survive the 'Cancian turkey shoot' in the backyard some time later... ahem. Anyways, thanks for sharing this little bit of nostalgia with me! Cheers again, BC
  10. Hi all – I’m on a bit of a ‘bent’ for older kits at the moment. As such, I present my first completion of 2022 - the 1/48 Monogram Bf-109G-10. This one was released by Monogram around 1991 and traces its origins back to the Revell release of 1978 (indeed you can still find this release available today; Revell has been releasing this kit on and off again, most recently in 2016). The kit still holds up well today; it has generally accurate lines, recessed panels, is an easy build. Sure it’s no Eduard super kit, but it sure passes quite nicely for a 109G-10 to my somewhat uneducated eye. I picked this one up for somewhere around $5-10 at a swap and sell some years back. I picked this boxing because I have very vivid memories of buying this boxing as a kid, getting my hands on the dark green plastic, and building the kit in a hurry. Whilst I don't remember how I painted it, I do remember re-painting it a year or two later in a blotchy 'Africa' scheme, similar to that painted on 109Es (totally not accurate... but hey, I was maybe 13 years old, so accuracy wasn't a real focus back then). No idea what happened to it, but pretty sure it didn't survive the 'Cancian turkey shoot' in the backyard some time later... ahem. Given the kit’s simplicity, I did make a few modifications. I replaced the cockpit with some random 109G cockpit bits and seat belts that I had in the spares box. I replaced the kit exhausts and wheels with resin aftermarket items, added mesh to the radiators and ribs to the radiator flaps, I added a new pitot from brass tube, and I cut and repositioned the flaps, elevators, and rudder. The rest was all stock kit. I painted this one up in fairly bland POA markings, based on one of the schemes from the Eduard kit. I had a set of Eduard decals for the tail shield, Wrk number and stencils, but all other markings were masked and sprayed. Some progress pics: All in all this was a fun build. Thanks for looking, and as always, comments, criticisms and tips for improvement are always welcome! Cheers, BC
  11. Small progress but progress none the less... Stencils are on, and first round of panel line shading done (a simple mix of black / brown sprayed around the panel lines). Next is exhaust staining, then i'll clear coat and start playing with oil washes. This is probably as far as i'll get before the new year as we hit the road for Christmas shortly... didn't quite get it done before we left but them's the breaks....! Cheers! BC
  12. Thanks Mark! Here's the full Eduard instructions, with the black underwing crosses: I think the fuselage crosses came up darker as I applied the paint a bit thicker here. Would you recommend I go back and re-do these ones? Cheers, BC
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