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pheonix last won the day on December 28 2017

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  1. Very realistic: the colours are especially realistic. Without the coin this could be mistaken for a much larger model. P
  2. Very colourful and a type which we do not see too frequently. Looks good enough to me - I will pass more judgement when I (eventually) get to see it, but in the meantime I still think that it is a winner. P
  3. Thanks everyone. It was certainly an unusual type and certainly one which I would not have wished to fly in as the observer! P
  4. Evening All, I was reminded of this kit by a modeller on another forum who suggested that this might make a suitable subject for me to scratch build. I have put in some history about the reasons that led to the development of this type and the sheer guts of the aircrew who flew them. I am very aware that most aeroplanes at this time were, by modern safety standards, pretty rickety, and often had unreliable engines among other things to think about, but the level of desperation reflected in this design is quite unusual. I have become increasingly interested in the engineering experi
  5. First class in every department Dave. The mottling is very good indeed - as is the rigging and general finish. Just what we have come to expect from you - another winner! P
  6. Looks very good. For a scratch build that is quite a difficult subject, given the corrugations of the metalwork. You have pulled that off well. P
  7. That is some very impressive rigging so far. Good luck with the remainder. Metal posts will be much better than plastic especially if the rigging threads are going to be under tension. P
  8. That looks excellent. The corrugations on the surfaces are really convincing: bravo on another excellent and unusual scratch build. P
  9. Yes Adrian. I tend to use it on my 1/72 models rather than threads as scratch built wings and things are not the easiest to drill and pull together! Thanks gentlemen for the very kind comments. P
  10. There are plans in one of the Windscok magazines - cannot remember the reference in full as I do not have a copy. However I fond the ones that I worked to on the internet - just type in the name and then images and there are three photos of the original machine + drawings. The propellor dimensions are not given - I was told those by a fellow modeller who has the Spin Models kit.
  11. Evening All, The Seimens-Schuckert company produced a number of odd designs during the period 1914-1918, some of which were relatively successful. The DDr1 was a product of the "triplane craze" of 1917: the introduction of the Sopwith Ttriplane earlier that year had caused something of a sensation among pilots on account of the extreme agility of the type. It could easily out-turn all other types in service and although it was not particularly fast, in dogfights its pilots had a distinct advantage. Many companies tried to either design new types or modify existing ones which could
  12. Evening All, The Seimens-Schuckert company produced a number of odd designs during the period 1914-1918, some of which were relatively successful. The DDr1 was a product of the "triplane craze" of 1917: the introduction of the Sopwith Ttriplane earlier that year had caused something of a sensation among pilots on account of the extreme agility of the type. It could easily out-turn all other types in service and although it was not particularly fast, in dogfights its pilots had a distinct advantage. Many companies tried to either design new types or modify existing ones which could
  13. Evening All, Thanks Stuart and Steve for the comments - much appreciated. I have been struggling to finish this one for a number of reasons, all of which have sapped energy or caused distractions. However this one is now finished and pictures will appear in RFI shortly. I put the undercarriage in place first: the wheels were made from discs of card with rod for tyres. The legs were cut and shaped from card, as were the tail skids. I carved the propellors from thick card too - usually I use wood but the small size of these and my inability to focus for any le
  14. Wow Dave that one is a winner for sure. The paintwork and weathering are super - another demonstration (if one were needed) that a hairy stick is every bit as good as an airbrush. I am really looking forward to seeing this at some time in the future - and not just on a competition table either! P
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