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1/144 scale Fokker E.III belonging to Leutnant zur See Gotthard Sachsenberg sometime in 1916.

 

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In 1/144! Wow - it could be a 1/72 and would look decent still. Well done on the rigging and the spoked wheels!

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You have got to be kidding! 1/144? I couldn't get that sort of detail into a 1/48th. Nice one.

 

John.

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Hells bells - that's tiny!  And brilliant.

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1/48 you say ?

Not bad, not bad at all.

 

 

 

OK, those wheel spokes alone !!!

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Magnificent! That must be extremely small in 1/144. The rigging and detail look excellent. I have the Airfix 1/72, which I have been putting off starting because of the rigging ........... shame on me!

 

Terry

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Proof it's in 1/144 scale: (shot taken yesterday before it was finished)

 

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The rigging and wheel spokes are thinner than human hair, I use 0.05mm Kanthal A1 Nichrome. The rigging using this material is quite easy but the spoked wheels are challenging.

 

I'm considering getting some diazepam or other muscle relaxants to help steady my hands for future builds.

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Amazing piece of micro modelling there, spoked wheels too!

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This is 1/144? Most people don't get 1/48 to look that good! Wow!

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You made the individual wheel spokes!  INCONCEIVABLE! 

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Rigging and wire spokes in 1:144th must be the ultimate definition of masochism *.

 

Stunning…

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

 

* According to the dictionary: "(in general use) the enjoyment of an activity that appears to be painful or tedious"

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Thank you everyone. I do feel pleased with the build. It's only my 2nd WW1 aircraft build so I hope to improve with each build.

 

I must now decide what to build next.

 

Masochism would make me scratch build and rig this: 

 

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But I really should have a bit of a break and do something simple.

I have all Valom kits with exception of the DR1.

I've recently built an Albatros so I have the choice of:

-Nieuport 11

-Nieuport 17

-Spad 13

-Fokker 7

-Sopwith Pup

-Sopwith Camel

-Hanriot HD

-Rumpler C 4

-RAF SE5a

-Bristol F2b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If I had a hat I’d certainly doff it - outstanding work. 

 

Pete

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Simply amazing.

 

For the next one the Bristol F2b gets my vote.

 

Andrew

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11 hours ago, Andwil said:

Simply amazing.

 

For the next one the Bristol F2b gets my vote.

 

Andrew

The F2b kit is one of the better Valom kits.

 

I have found that half the Valom kits have crap recessed rib lines and somewhat hand carved looking details, the other half (newer releases?) have properly formed wings and crisper details, the F2b is one of them.

 

Generally the 1/144 WW1 range is a bit depressing, Valom are the best ones so far.

I got excited seeing thre range of Sram resin kits that were about but looking at pictures of the kits they look poor finish and have nasty one piece fuselages.

 

There's a few odds and sods resin kits from different manufacturers but I can see myself doing some scratch building.

 

I should start another business doing ww1 kits...

 

Also, can you smell the castor oil?

 

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Just found this from your other post.

 

Absolutely fabulous!!!

 

 

:mike:

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Incredible!

I'm sure I could not get even close to that standard in this scale.

Awesome skills (and eyesight) on display right there!

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