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With the Gamecock being within weeks of the finish line, I thought I'd start something else. The DR1 was one of the first planes I ever scratchbuilt (about 35 years ago along with a Gotha GIV), although the last one was in 1/72. I have been planning to do this for a long time and I reckon that it should be a relatively simple build. So I can finish the Gamecock, the DH4a, the FW190 and the Albatross DI in parallell hmmm. In my infinite wisdom(or something like that) I've also decided to build the dragon dr1 I started but never finished 30 years ago and scratchbuild a Snark, should be fun First up the Pfalz, Step 1, wing and fuselage pieces cut out of 1mm sheet. Formers and keel slotted and fitted together. As with the Gamecock, doubled at the keel so I can split the form easily for molding. At the moment I'm planning on making the form for the cowling as part of the fuselage and splitting off for molding. I'm going to hold off on the fuselage molding until I get my vacuum box up and running as I reckon it will give me a much better mold and be a lot less work than the Gamecock was (although it should be anyway because its a much less complicated profile) But I can still go ahead and infill and shape the form and make the wings and tail surfaces. I will also endeavor to avoid all the obvious dumb puns on the name Pfalz, Pfalz move, Pfalz start and so on......
STOP! If you’re looking for buses, I’m afraid this is the wrong thread for you. If you like multi-winged flying things, read on. I am a little bashful at proposing a group build, partly because as a proposer I will be expected to host the thing if it gets through the ritual bunfight. Let me, nonetheless, set out my stall. Since I joined Britmodeller, I’ve noticed a few of us show some reticence where models of aeroplanes with more than one set of wings are concerned. Rigging seems to put people off, perhaps understandably. However, like many of you, I find I do have several biplane kits in my stash - 10 at the present time, ranging from a humble Tiger Moth to a Supermarine Stranraer - and they need to be built. I intend to rig them, too, or end up in the loony bin trying! Now, the thought of rigging doesn’t particularly worry me. Getting upper wings installed so everything’s all aligned, though, is another matter. Part of the GB's remit, then, could be to help those of us who do find the idea of multi-winged machines a little daunting. What better way to show techniques for jig-building to keep wings aligned, and to show different rigging methods, for example? There we are. That’s my proposal for a group build specialising in bi-, tri- and any other number as long as it’s more than one winged aircraft. What do you think? Up for it? Add your name and we'll see if this idea has - ho-ho! - wings! Heather Kay Tony W Wez Corsairfoxfouruncle Arniec Faraway zebra HockeyBoy76 Black Knight nimrod54 modelling minion Cookenbacher Col. Torbjorn dn142 Jockney CliffB Ted Robert Stuart exdraken Jack G klr John D.C. Masters Paul Bradley Dandie Dinmont gingerbob stevehed Ray S Bonhoff Erwin Well done everyone, and thanks for signing up to get my little idea to the magic threshold. There’s still room for more, but we can relax a bit now and wait for the big bunfight in November.