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  1. Thank you very much for you nice feedback and all the likes! @Dric Nice to see you again, hope you are fine! Cheers, Frank
  2. Another nice build from your workbench! One can feel that you love God's own scale. I was not aware of this type had a look in my type book and yes: that type is listed with a picture. According to that book the military serial is C 27/16, used a 150hp Benz Bz III and appeared to use C I wings and undercarriage. Have fun! Frank
  3. To bend wood with the help of steam is a very useful method. I used that also multiple times, for example to create a back rest of a wooden seat in 1/48. Some kinds of woods do not like steam, some respond very nicely. Some tries with the used veneer are always helpful. Cheers, Frank
  4. This model was added to the Blog of Special Hobby. Thank you very much!
  5. Thank you very much fro leaving such nice comments! Yes Richie, still try to learn and get better with every model. Cheers, Frank
  6. Cowling: New intakes made from brass Scratched strut mounts. Fuselage: Vickers MG sodlered from a PART PE set. Metal on tail: Targeting optics (yes, light goes through!) Tail skid: Soldered undercarriage: Worked on the struts slowly from inside to outside. All struts are made from real wood and metal! And now hit the keys! Cheers, Frank
  7. Here are some of the details. Full scratched cockpit made from wood and metal (mostly brass). Soldered struts My cockpit on a reference picture in Windsock International Vol8/3. The soldered seat made from different PE parts. Nearly finished cockpit: With light in back you see the linen below the wing painted with Alclad: Against light: Wooden air screw Finished air screw, together with the kit ones. Both rotate in wrong direction. Eduard Gnome N rotary Engine with bearing. Painted:
  8. Morane-Saulnier AI The following pictures show a Morane-Saulnier Type AI with serial number MS1591 of Escadrille MSP 156, flown in 1918 by Sgt. Walter J Shaffer. It is the MoS 29.C1 variant with two Vickers MG. This type AI is relatively unknown today, although some 1100...1300 machines were built, most as unarmed trainers MoS 30.C1. After development of the Morane-Saulnier Type P was abandoned, the AI and AF prototypes were built in 1917, both single-seat fighters with a Gnome monosoupape 9N 160hp. Both had similar fuselages, but the AF was a biplane. The official tests of the AI from the beginning of August 1917 were enthusiastic with excellent performance, outstanding manoeuvrability and great visibility. From the beginning of 1918, the production aircraft entered service. This design as a high-wing aircraft was thus well ahead of the Fokker D.VIII/E.V (developed from April 1918), I wonder if this was influenced by the AI? You can read more about this aircraft type here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morane-Saulnier_AI This type of aircraft had been on my wish list for a long time, after I had bought the kit from Special Hobby in 1/48th scale quite soon after its release. However, the required rotary engine was not available in the aftermarket, which only changed with the new Camel from Eduard. This Gnome N is a 3D print from Eduard, also the etched and printed instruments as well as the seat belts of the STEEL series are from this company. Besides the etched parts from the kit, parts from various etched parts sets from the Polish company PART were used. The turnbuckles are again from Greece by GasPatch Models. The decals are from the kit and from HGW, as far as possible masks from the cutting plotter were used. However, a large part of the model was handmade from wood, here struts, cockpit and propeller are to be mentioned, as well as metal (landing gear and cockpit). On the one hand, this was a lot of work, but on the other hand, it makes the special impression of the model - once again, this has become a special piece of aviation history for my display case. If you like to see some comparison, please check out this walk around before: http://data3.primeportal.net/hangar/domeric_barbot/ms_type_a1/ No, those were not new reference images The next post will show some details. Cheers, Frank
  9. Great work so far! But I hope I'm not too late with my hint: The correct German word is Schweinehund, as you stated. But be careful, on the real aircraft the "e" was missing and "SCHWEINHUND" was written on it! See IWM collection https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205227630 they mention also Schweinhund in text. The strut covers the HU, but there is no space for an additional E. On day I will build this bird too, in 1/48. Cheers, Frank
  10. Wonderfully done Mike, as usual from your skillful hands! Really pity, I know only kits of this type in 1/32 and 1/72, but not in 1/48 Cheers, Frank
  11. This is a bit late - sorry! If you legs are not strong enough to hold the heavy model with all the additions there are brass legs available: https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/lockheed-sr-71-a-blackbird
  12. What is the size of the model? I was not able to find a drawing or length/span. Thanks, Frank
  13. A very wise decision! I really like what you are doing here. Cheers, Frank
  14. My pictures were taken with a Micro Four Thirds Lumix and two tripods. Since I do not know your Samsung I can't answer. You have to try it out for yourself.
  15. Great pictures in this thread! Oh yes, the natural light is great so I try also outdoor picture for my finished models. Here some examples: Sopwith Camel (Eduard 1/48) More here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235105971-sopwith-camel-eduard-148-new-tool-hinchliffes-donner-wetter/ Fokker D.V (Special Hobby 1/48) More here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235085302-fokker-dv-special-hobby-148/ Cheers, Frank
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