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Pfalz D.IIIa - Eduard 1/48


Dave_R
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Hi All,

 

This will be my first proper attempt at a Biplane, the colour scheme really caught my eye.

 

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It's got that mad lozenge pattern "camo" as well.  Here's the sprues:-

 

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...and the decals.

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The challenge for me will be the rigging, only things I've done with thread previously are washing line aerials. Also the lozenge pattern decals might be tricky.

 

Dave.

 

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Looks like a great model. As to the rigging, that's a handicap on my entry, too. I hope my trusted routine will work again.

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Welcome from me too Dave.  I'm trying to work out what that critter is based on - something nasty, no doubt!

Good luck with your first biplane.

 

 

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Looking good Dave.  That upside-down yoke took me by surprise though - it's not something that I've seen before.

 

Cheers

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Hi All,

 

Most of the paintwork is done.

 

Yellow nose and white tail.

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Green fuselage.

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And multicoloured wings.

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Onto the tricky bit.  I've drilled holes through the top and bottom wings, but doing all the rigging looks confusing - I think doing all the steps in the right order is key.

 

Dave.

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Nice sequence of paint work. The lozenge looks great - even a decal must be positioned expertly!

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Hi All,

 

I've made a bit of progress.

 

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I found the rigging to be really fiddly and frustrating, my eyes aren't good enough and my fingers are too fat for this kind of work. There's still more rigging to be done around the tail and wheels, but I'm leaving that till last as it so delicate and probably wouldn't survive my clumsiness long.

 

Dave.

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Only just seen this. For a first attempt at rigging you have done extremely well, despite the fat fingers. A very colourful scheme too - a first class model in production here.

 

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