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  1. During the Great war, recon and artillery spotting were the main raison d’etre of the air services of Entente and central powers alike. The fanciful little Dreideckers and Albatri and Nieuports and Camels may have entered lore and legend, yet they were but counter-measures to the main participant in the air war: the two-seater recon. The LVG C.VI was one of the last of these types, entering service in 1918 and remained on and over the front lines until the Armistice, when more than a thousand had been built and delivered. I’m building the quite new KP kit: One sprue and one decal sheet: The quality on the pieces varies. For example, the induction pipes (the pair of three-forked tubes supplying fuel and air to the engine) are rough-hewn, square rather than cylindrical, but the fuselage framing and detail in the cockpit are fine and convincingly in scale: Of some reason the struts have some thick and crude reinforcements - but the pilot’s chair and stick and pedals are fine and thin. The defensive armament can be seen here - a forward-firing Spandau and the observer’s Parabellum. The former will receive a PE cooling jacket, the latter will be replaced with a Roden spare, which is quite a bit finer. You may notice that the gunpipes are places on the wrong side -upper, they should be on the lower - of the jacket opening… KP has kindly molded the removable cowlings as separate parts, should one wish to leave these off to show more of the engine. I would have liked a few more details for the oberver’s cockpit: radio and reel for said radio and photo camera especially. I will add these. Most importantly however: as opposed to other KP offerings (esp. the Triplane!), the wings are excellent and the ribbed effect neither exaggerated nor understated. In all I am happy with the kit: I can fix or scratch the stuff I’m unhappy with or missing, while the important bits that are difficult to change are good. You may have noticed that the decals are out of register by a wide margin, but to me that doesn‘t matter because I have this from Peddinghaus: Don’t be fooled by that profile - the photo and opposite side of the instructions show typical late-war camoflague - mauve and green with lozenge-covered wings. The black-white stripe decals do not at all correspond to the photo - I guess they will have to be painted. The instrcution text says they may be red and white rather than black or white. The name on the fuselage is either “Lotte” or “Lotta” - decals for both are provided, but only for one side. To sum up, there are some decisions and assumptions to make due to lack of information (stripe colour, rib tape colour, the lady’s name, etc). Lastly, the kit comes with the wrong engine, a common theme among WWI kits. Mercedes D.III seems to be the only engine some kit manufacturers care to produce: this one looks like such a Merc with Benz induction pipes 😃
  2. Hello mates, This is the shiny second light conversion of the KP Model . Built 1995. I made the NMF with rub´n buff and Mr. Metalizer. Derived from J-6 alias MiG-19S . 3171 defected to Taiwan. Featured in one of my Koku Fan Magazines. Camera compartment and decals from scratch. Last picture is old on film. I hope you like it! Cheers, Thomas
  3. Hello mates, This is a very old Conversion of the KP Model all from scratch including decals (Fujimi). Built 1995. I made the canopy from clear tubes. It is 10332 shortly after delivery without second bang seat and with non standard typo as seen in the IN ACTION book. Pictures are old on film, i have yet no newer ones. I hope you like my little white Lady... Cheers, Thomas
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