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Mike Dowling

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  1. Mike Dowling

    Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    John, I thought you would ask. It's a new setup called Real Model Pilots. They have some designs but will do bespoke as well. They are all done bu 3d printer and whilst they look a bit rough out of the box they paint up nicely. They will paint them for you at a price !!!!Have a look at their website www.realmodelpilots.co.uk Good luck.
  2. Mike Dowling

    Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Just in case anyone out there is still interested I did manage to source some 1/16 scale pilots to go with my models. Horrible price but for me they just make things complete and well worth it. They are WW1 pilots and were purchased unpainted.
  3. Mike Dowling

    Caldercraft 1:72 Victory?

    So, what is the best Vic Kit available out there ?
  4. Mike Dowling

    Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Do you get a fleet? Maybe a flock or a herd ? Or even a swarm !!!
  5. Mike Dowling

    Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Just to let you all know I have now completed the Albatros as well complete this time with a fully working control stick. Practice makes perfect don't you know ! I still have the Curtis Jenny in my stash to do and have been trying to find a Nieuport at a reasonable price but no luck so far. Sometimes I wish I lived in the US - so much cheaper there. Anyway, a few pics for you.
  6. Brian, go for the Occre kit. It's great fun especially with the interior detail.
  7. Mike Dowling


    This is the most wonderful model.
  8. The posts I mean, not the railings.
  9. Looks good but why did you paint them white ? They looked so good dark.
  10. I would stick a covering on the 'clipped' roof in fact I would plank it then plank the other one as well. You will never know the difference.
  11. Brian, can I go back a bit and ask about the clamps you used at the beginning of your planking. Did you make them or were they bought from somewhere ?
  12. What's happened to your paddle steamer ?
  13. Mike Dowling

    Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Thank you Nils, with your wonderful models I really appreciate the compliment.

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