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  1. It looks fine to my eyes. I wouldn't have noticed the undercarriage if you hadn't mentioned it. For the second time in this GB one of your builds has inspired me to look again at an old project. I've got a couple of Revell Camels en route which I'm hoping to kit bash into a Dolphin.
  2. Another fine choice Adrian. I whiffed one into the SCW and found the build straight forward except for the cabanes which Whifland allowed me to modify. Plenty of bombs too which have proved useful to other projects.
  3. Thanks Gentlemen. A little progress to add. Located the Iron Crosses after a second coat of HU121. The upper wing is two part so I've attached short lengths of rod as the connecting spars. Lower wings butt joined, the port one already been knocked off once, and the rear elevators. Fuselage paint next and then the cabanes etc and defensive armament. At least that is the plan.
  4. Looking good. Too green for me but a valuable guide. So far I'm wondering if I can combine a Revell Camel to a Heller Nid 622 nose section.
  5. Very nice. Are you going for single seat or two?
  6. Definitely right John. German two seaters are a neglected genre. It wasn't intended but it seems to have become my main theme for this year.
  7. Very nice job Dave. I built the army version and had a small incident with a fuselage marking that proved retrievable with a touch of paint. But MAC are not cheap by any stretch of the imagination so disintegrating transfers would be a huge disappointment.
  8. All the Formaplanes I have seem to be products of Joe Chubbock and are decent moulds. I've constructed the cockpit innards using the vac form parts and a couple of spare crew. Guides added to the fuselage halves are strip and the wings are CDL for which I use Hu121.
  9. Thanks Pat. I've made a start with all the cutting out and filing with the wings being first. The undersurface of this plastic is very glossy. I didn't like the look of it and had doubts about paint adherence. To counteract this and gain a little more allowance when it comes to drilling strut location holes I've skinned the lower surfaces with 10 thou card. The ailerons and ribs are scored with a sharp craft knife and my big fingers have smeared pencil over one of the upper wings. I'm going to use the kit engine and have made a start on the cockpit. The bulkheads have equipment moulded on
  10. It's not a bad kit being that it looks like what it says on the box and is usually a decent price. As well as decades of Po2 service to choose from it also has whif potential.
  11. Hi John, It's a lovely kit, one of the best from Airfix. Like Adrian I've built it OOB and used it for several kit bashes. But, despite Airfix claims of 143mph in the history, the kit represents an early model with the 250hp Eagle IV. It has the early short undercarriage, short prop and no shutters on the radiator. Not sure what version Cadbury and Leckie flew but the early Profiles have some decent pictures of the shutters etc.
  12. Clearing the decks before I concentrate on the B.II. The kit is a single sheet of plastic mouldings , three lengths of strut and a pretty comprehensive history and plans. I'm going to use the WSDF for additional data.
  13. This is a Sierra Scale Models vac form from Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The kit is the Albatros CVII and represents an aircraft on the Western Front from late 1916 to mid 1917. The type entered service in September/October 1916 and was eventually superceded by the DFW CV, Rumpler CIV and LVG CV from the summer of 1917. It was still highly regarded by the crews for short range tasks such as artillery cooperation but performance was no longer deemed acceptable for the longer range assignments.
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