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Bughunter last won the day on March 15 2019

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Have you seen the pictures on the kit page? http://www.aim72.co.uk/page182.html
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    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
  6. 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
  7. That is a very nice little model, even if I have the feeling, that the color hurts my eyes Great work! Cheers, Frank
  8. At first thank you all for your nice comments! I found your model, but the links to the pictures are broken Yes, it was a nice racer, won the Gordon Bennet Trophy 1912, 1913 and the Monaco Schneider 1913 as seaplane version. Do you know the meaning of the flag on the tail? Of this aircraft or more of my work in general? I think many of my models are listed herein RFI, if you search for my account as author. The search here is a bit problematic, you have to use a word additionally, e.g. aircraft. None of my aircrafts has a base or pilot,
  9. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to show this model here because it does not contain plastic. Deperdussin Monocoque 1912 Very early this year I started a project without any plastic - a multimedia kit with many PE parts made by the french company AJP Maquettes in 1/48: Deperdussin Monocoque Other projects have interrupted this build, but now the aircraft is complete. This was a very successful racing aircraft 1912 and 1913. A nice article about the original: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deperdussin_Monocoque I first wanted to show the hull
  10. Ah, the username is different, but I recognized the model! Oh no, not a model - this is really a work of art! A masterpiece. Absolutely impressive to implement such a project from scratch. Cheers, Frank
  11. Thank you very much! I don't get this picture out of my head now .. . (From wikipedia) Cheers, Frank
  12. Morane-Saulnier Type I The model number 6 of 2020 is a Morane-Saulnier Type I in Russian service. It is in 1/48 and was converted from a Morane-Saulnier Type N kit made by Eduard. A lot of scratch work was needed, e.g. the skis, which are soldered from brass pipes and sheets. A problem was the huge cockpit windshield. After several failed attempts I put the project aside so it was paused for a year. A wooden airscrew was made as for my other biplanes, but here lightly overpainted with brown as done on French aircrafts. Depending on light the layers are still visible. The
  13. Brian, you can find most of them here in the 'Ready for Inspection' section. And more to come The next ones will be a Morane-Saulnier type I in russian service (converted from type N kit) and - if I can repair the masking damage to the lozenge decals - a Albatros Triplane. That is a crazy project in terms of effort. Cheers, Frank
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