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Chief Cohiba

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  1. Oh, haven't noticed for a while, but if I may follow? Funny, that I re-discovered ELO only some years ago, being a huge ELO fan in my youth in the seventies and eighties. And we ALL dreamed of the Out of the Blue Starship, so will follow. To celebrate this I will listen to, well, what could fit; I think TIME. Todays a good fit for remembering the good old 1980ies, where things where so uncomplicated....
  2. I guess it's pretty safe, as long as you create something only for your own purposes, and you don't sell or make money in any other way with it. Also, as WNW went out of business, it is a question who should file the suit? According on my wee legal knowledge a lawsuit has to be based on an actual damage, which doesn't occur for a non active company - for whoever now owns these models.
  3. Only my 2cts, but may I suggest not to treat the "colour in anything that happened 80 yrs ago" like precise science? See; when new, it might have been Zinc chromate yellow. Think it might have darkend to Interior yellow green after 6 months of service. Maybe the pilot had more of his regular share of the camp's sadistic cook's chili - it soon turned Dull dark green (or plain white?). A different plane, where cleaning the interior wasn't considered an issue; Bronze Green? The plane belonged to Jim Belushis character in 1941? Mottled rust brick red over heavy dirt grey? With a thick wash of indestinalgreen (I think it was FS090909?) Sure, one could go kneedeep into the topic of colours in WW2 (google IJN Zero colours), but if you don't want to go totally bananas you very well might use just what looks right for you.
  4. Here's picture of the typical fat and ugly Austrian Barrel, sometimes referred to as "Tonne". In the background you see a Saab J29. Sorry, just couldn't resist the pun, when I had the chance to ask my wife to take a picture of me in front of a Saab Tunnan. We visited an army and aviation junkyard Technology Museum during our Tour de Autriche, where mostly older artefacts of Austrian and Eastern military history are exhibited. I've been there before, and enjoyed my visit there as usual, or maybe this time even more so as I finally plan to start my 1/48 Tunnan build, and think of a Fishbed in the same scale, where I will post more pictures. But for now I just wanted to fulfill my duties in this category.
  5. The enlightenment of a booze-fuelled apocalyptic meltdown and what can happen when grown up man run free without legal guardian...
  6. Maybe excluding toddlers, as there might be a chance for saving them from this unspeakable insanity that has us earthlings, martians, venusians or venerable citizens of the old city of R'lyeh are infected with. Ftaghn, says the chief...
  7. I see, this thread has reached again a point where it simply fulfills a nationwide educational task. It should become mandatory for anyone above toddler age...
  8. Please keep on posting, and if you ever plan to release stuff for sale keep us (or at least me) informed. I'd love to work on that Sopwith(?) handle... Hopes are high...
  9. As a member of the expert group in the ongoing study, I can confirm that. So far we came to a point after excessive testing that, considering all opposing opinions alike, Stroh Rum slightly tastes better in some application scenarios. One use case we could agree on a larger scale is, that Stroh Rum has a slightly better finish than Russian Gas when used in "Jagatee" ("Hunters Tea"), which is considered by some to be the local equivalent of the Pangalactic Gargleblaster. But no definite outcome or decision so far.
  10. Gott zum Gru├če back, dear Sir and initial-sharing fellow-suspect. Aaah, Stroh Rum you prefer; the ultimate revenge of the Austrian Navy! I will roll over a barrel, of course, but be advised these are not allowed on Zeppelins or most other vehiclesbe them air-, sea-, or roadbound, due to not only t's alcohol content but also because of their it's high flammability. As well, if you had some of this in one of it's stronger incarnations (it is sold with up to 80%), one poor and innocent Hilfsmaschinist could easily etch a hole in the ground of the gondola or the hull, if he can't hold it any longer. It is said, that in a rather mounty region of Austria there once was a prison or K.u.K. Gefangenenkompanie near the small village of Lupitsch, not to far from the infamous Toplitzsee. There the residents had a drink which is now famous under the name of "Luppitscher", which is in it's very essence tea where you replace the water with Rum. Think of Stroh 80% and it is clear that you didn't need any fences there. Prost from Vienna!
  11. All the best and get well soon! I rely on the same treatment which seems to be weapon of choice on Mars; inhale a lot of paint fumes to confuse all those nasty little sickness-causing thingies. It even work sometimes (or I feel better for other reasons, so lighthearted, soft, relieved of this earthly burden...) Great progress, I must admit; raises the need for me to start on my own attempt. Which will stink off, of course, but hey...
  12. Membership of any kind will never be the same after Austin Powers...
  13. They shouldn't find out I invest in styrene and Britmodeller's Goldbars. Bitcoins is so 2015...
  14. Perfect - you've already established a beloved habit of this forum: making jokes about Austrians. But sis pipls reeli don't spik propa inglish! All the best from Vienna, Guenther (And another habit is making puns of fellow modellers as a show of appreciation. So, I'm totally fine, in case this wasn't clear. Other is, to be kind and welcoming. Oh, and to be slightly mad. That helps as well).
  15. Oh, I feel! Very! Honoured! This is, well, the term "Honour" doesn't reach by far not far enough, much more, I'm drunken of joy, just like when I had too much of that pangalactic gargleblaster recently... But of course, dear Martian Sir and, you, my venerated community of fellow-suspects, I will try and do this promotion justice and continue in misbehaving properly as well as furthermore emanate only the weirdest of remarks, whatever the subject may be! *TheAustrianNavySalutestoMars*
  16. I think, I have read about this deeper understanding of geometry before, where straight and parallel lines not only do meet in a distant point, but rather bend their parallelity and straightness to loops, strange knots and - after those psychedelic straws from the seventies have disappeared - things never been considered possible even by the flexiblest of the most flexible contortionist. Was it Lovecraft, maybe? Anyway, I suggest to name this geometry, this reaching-beyond-non-Euclidian-thinking, simply the "Martian Geometry". And I work on a thesis, that will be known as the "Cohibian Amendment". Uhm - Zeppelin? What Zeppelin?
  17. In one of my more clear moments I already got the idea,that this WIP is not one that follows the straightest of lines, all remarks solely aiming at the mere point of building a 1/350 model of an ancient airship. May I be correct, if I found myself noticing the slightest of deviation now and then?
  18. Sorry, been away a while, for some other cigar-shaped oddities (I've grown a strange favour of modern day submarines). I'm afraid I can't add to that. I have a newspaper from 1912 and a book from that time, concerning the Zeppelin-mission to Spitzbergen, but not anything specific about this period. I do have some period correct material on some later type jalopies though, so i one of your current builds involves the following: It covers the following types: I should have a look in some of my favourite antiquarian stores, this could be an interesting topic....
  19. I can hardly believe this is brushpainted - my own failure in achieving such a result made me get my first airbrush (and don't get there all the time, even with an airbrush. Great result!
  20. It's the lights, or more the turn signals. They reach too far into the nose - on the real SD1 these end flush with the bonnet gaps, here they extend too far to the inside.
  21. As I build some WWI biplanes now and then I've established some procedure, which in rough is: 1.) assembling the main fuselage and paint it (sometimes I paint the halves first, or paint them only with a base colour, but then some repainting usually is necessary due to sanding issues) and usually apply the decals at this stage. 2.) paint the wings and apply the decals. 3.) nail the main assemblies together, and apply the smaller parts, like propeller, guns, gear 4.) fog some clear coat around the entire thing As smaller WWI biplanes might get some fiddly, this works fine, as I don't have to paint the wobbly assembly. I did only the Trumpeter Swordfish in 1/32, which was really robust (especially concerning the upper wing mount), and I guess the Tamiya Stringbag is quite sturdy as well, but I used the above order as well and it worked fine. But I would give some alternative rigging a second thought, I skipped the included PE rigging parts, as they didn't look the part by any means. If you use some EZ rigging line or Uschi's "rig the thing" it is quite easy.
  22. That's a good approach, I guess; I used light brown for some light streaks (salt and rust), and some light green for the biological aspect of it. Simply because I had it at hand, but some darker colours surely would have suited it better.
  23. Sorry, my bad - I thought mind-reading is a wider used capacity in this forum . I should have mentioned it right in the beginning. But the existing colouring truly is a good point to start from, but of course there's some more to be done (which was rather fun).
  24. The Trumpeter finish was just plain black plastic, with a few dots on the deck and on the antennas, as well as the golden propeller. I painted the bow and side sections of the hull grey, and the flank areas red-brown, the latter achieved a copper dry-brushing. This covered by a hue of dilluted black to tone it down, followed by a clear coat for the decals. Then came some light oil streaks, as well as some light dry-brushing to accentuate the edges, then came the decals, and another two layers of clear with a drop of dark grey to give it a final finish. I thinks it's about seven or eight layers here. Honestly it looks better in real, the 25mm lens of my camera is somewhat unforgiving in close details.
  25. Some more pics, if you're interested ( I thought to put them in two different posts).
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