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  1. The year 2020 was my most productive year, with eight models finished. Have fun! Cheers, Frank Sopwith Schneider, Special Hobby 1/48 https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235068539-sopwith-schneider-monaco-schnieder-cup-winner-1914-148/ Benz Motorwagen 1886, ICM 1/24 https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235069792-benz-motorwagen-1886-icm-124 Sopwith Dolphin, Copper State Models1/48 https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235073
  2. Thank you all! Just checked, despite the inscription "Limited Edition" on the box, the kit is still available. And the result is outstanding! It will look better with "Garuda" labels on it, but the ones I have in stash are to big. Will try to get smaller ones. Hope for a more normal next year for all of you Cheers, Frank
  3. Thank you very much for your kind comments. Highly appreciated! Regarding the base I must admit, that I bought it as base for pictures, since my models are shown in a glass cabinet with light from below and above. I selected the autumn version because the colors looked real. Cheers, Frank
  4. I really like the used look! The outdoor pictures are fantastic. One day I will also build a four-blade SE.5a from the Royal kit, in addition to my finished night fighter. Cheers, Frank
  5. Thank you very much! I forgot to mention: As reference I used the Windsock Mini Datafile 11 and an article in Windsock International Vol.4 Nr.4. I can show also some detail pictures The engine The rotary has enough space in a new brass cowling turned on lathe. The Garuda air screw. And the interesting side view of the layers: The seat was soldered using Connecto crosses. The axle was done with brazing suspension holders. Also a metal, wood and paper undercarriage,
  6. Fokker D.V Today I finished a Fokker D.V in 1/48 made from a Special Hobby Limited Edition kit. I replaced a lot of kit parts which can be seen in detail in a build report. The struts and gear are metal, partly with wooden add on. The Oberursel rotary is a Small Stuff resin one, the turnbuckles are made by Gaspatch, seat belts are HGW and the Spandau gun is from Master. The Garuda air screw is sanded from a glued veneer block.The model was painted with Alclad primer and metal paints, Gunze and Drooling Bulldog paints and streaking and weathering was done with oil paints.
  7. Thank you all for you fantastic feedback, my work compared with Fabergé egg and art! There are detailed build logs of the Schneider and Lebed (Tabloid) on forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com. But it sound like, that you already found them Cheers, Frank
  8. Thank you P! A complete scratch work would be a nice experience, but ... I have so many nice kits in my stash that I need all the seven lives of a cat to build them. Since I guess that a full scratch work takes more time I prefer to work away a number of kits. If those are done, I can continue with your suggestion. I even own a lot of resin kits and haven't built one of them yet. This will be a special experience. It's a real pity that I can't get to anything at the moment. Cheers, Frank
  9. Thank you Gary! I would like to mention that my kit contained a real wooden fuselage. Some review showed a resin one, but I got wood: It was predrilled and hardened inside on the thin front part: I don't know how to get a wooden or resin kit if prefered since this is not mentioned outside. Cheers, Frank
  10. Thank you! I managed again to convert a somehow easy kit with not so many parts into a big effort scratch affair. But it was worth it and gives the first aircraft ever to reach 200,8km/h (200km in 59min45sec) a place of honour in my showcase. On the other hand my masterpiece are other models with more effort spent. Cheers, Frank
  11. Have you seen the pictures on the kit page? http://www.aim72.co.uk/page182.html
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    Struts

    My biplanes are 1/48 and I use often real wooden struts. Much more robust, also in long term as plastic and looking more real. As often recommended I use boxwood: Or glued layers of veneer: So also special formed struts are possible: For metal ones I use squeezed Albion alloy brass micro tubing: ... tinned ... Used on this bird: Hope it helps, Frank
  13. My plan was to keep the wooden fuselage, but it looks not good stained. And the Paris aircraft needs this very special cowling, so I put this project aside until I had the right idea. Cheers, Frank
  14. That is a very nice little model, even if I have the feeling, that the color hurts my eyes Great work! Cheers, Frank
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