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  1. can't say anymore that hasn't already been said..........your village is coming out superb! some really nice shots too..........sweet!
  2. I own the living room.......I am having a bit of trouble throwing the furniture out though she won't let me you have quite a collection there.........I don't have near that many! ....now........if you want to talk about active projects.................well............
  3. thanks OC and Ed.........thanks to all who hit the like button I finally painted the horizontal stabilizers...I ended up painting it completely flat black. I don't like the way they present the color scheme diagrams....half the plane is the upper, the other half is the underside. I didn't realize that the topside of the stabilizer was to be painted half black and the other half white. not to mention that when I painted it the first time, I had bleed through from the underside paint. it would have been hard to hide. the rudder will still be flat white.
  4. thanks Egilman.......as long as the decals work. so far so good the differences in the top wings is the aileron issue I've been looking into. Jacob's plane has the single rib curvature also........just something I have to live with I believe that this was a modification change they made when they rolled out the Dr 1. later Dr1's produced had the single rib curvature.
  5. hope you can save it.........the body looked darn good
  6. such a superb model Grant..........if I could afford one of these cars! looks absolutely gorgeous!
  7. if you read the blog, I have made the choice as to whose plane to model. I was test fitting decals from the Roden kit, and Ltn. Josef Carl Jacob's plane is a good fit. looking at the ailerons, it can be seen that they have the single wing rib curvature. what the probability gods giveth, they also taketh away.........the good with the bad. a comparison between the two planes does show a visible difference in size the fuselage seems a good fit.
  8. I went ahead and put the top wing on the plane..........I'll touch up the upper cabling later.
  9. clean up of the parts has been the task of the day. with most of the parts being off the sprues, it made me leary of dimples and pitting......but it hasn't been too much of a problem so far. fitting the main parts, like the bottom and middle wings to the fuselage....doing it now will cut down on the handling later. the mold stamp date was on the bridge of the bottom wing........I sanded it off. the middle wing has the fuselage cap molded to it. it took a bit to get it to fit. one thing I noticed was that the four corners of the cap drape over the fuselage, but have gaps underneath. perhaps some putty will fill them in........................ now........for the problem at hand........the ailerons. I only have one option here........ taking a piece of paper, the starboard aileron was traced out. I went further down, to use the edge as the guide. it was then taped over the port aileron, which will expose how much material needs to be removed. using the convex nail clippers, the excess material was cut off, and then sanded to shape. I think it passes muster painting has begun as well........
  10. I did something yesterday, that I haven't done in quite a while..........I wrote a blog! https://popeyesquadron.wordpress.com/2020/07/09/the-fokker-dr-1/ I'm sure that a lot of folks have bought a kit, only to find that it either doesn't fit the subject, or that it's riddled with inconsistencies. to be able to repurpose the kit or make it correct are the options one has. I've had quite a few myself the next update will show what I'm going to with the aileron dilemma.......
  11. it was an enjoyable journey following along Michael........let's hope this chap takes good care of her. history, no matter what it is, should be preserved
  12. love the looks.......they are so cool! I'm not familiar with acrylics.......every time I mix paints, I get crape
  13. thanks Mike yea.......the wheels, the outer interplane struts and the cabane struts.......and yepper, it would be finished. this is the first french plane I believe I've ever done....I've done plenty of British planes. thanks for the likes folks!
  14. now THOSE are a couple of Kick-AZZ trains Gene! you've got me wanting to get another one! the admiral hates you......by the way I love the use of colors.......very striking! I'm glad that my log helped you.........you did the wood perfectly! five ⭐'s my friend!
  15. incomplete reporting.....I hate it........don't chu? here are the pictures of the fuselage and top wing decaling......... here's what I need to do with Kempf's plane........once I paint the topside cabling more soon!
  16. welcome to the party all.........one of my rarities OC. I hardly ever do the figures. these kinda look cool......and the size isn't too bad either I may do a dio..........one pushing the other into the spinning prop........call it ....."murder on the tarmac" nawwww.....that would go against one of my prime directives ---->classified<--- this is one of those kits that show one subject, but the contents produce another. it's not a lost cause though........in thinking about repurposing the kit, I think I can get away with decals from the Roden kit. it's a 1:32 scale kit....the decals are quite large and might work on this model well enough. I can still use the supplied insignias. I did look into the Werner Voss kit that OMK offers....I'll have to e-mail him because there is an availability notation on it {I should have gotten it sooner }. I still want to look into the F 1 / Dr 1 aileron aspect due to the conclusion I have arrived at. it would also explain my seeing it in some pictures and not in others.........interesting how often I've seen it, knowing that only two F 1's were ever produced {and they weren't in service very long either}. I had errands to run today.......barely time to go through all the parts and clean them up some. I just measured the fuselage on Kempf's plane, and it is 5 1/2 inches long { minus the cowl}.........the 1:28 fuselage is 6 1/2 inches long. I think the decals will work it will be interesting seeing these two planes, side by side. to mimic the size of the D VII, it look like I'll need to find a 1:16 model of the Dr 1 anywhoooooo.......as you saw, the ailerons are molded to the top wing.......booooooooooo. noting that there is somewhat of a gap between the wing and the aileron, I thought to clean the flash out of the gap...might make it look better. I know I'd feel better.........don't you? note the open holes for the cables........luv'in that bit of detail I also assembled the engine halves........the first cement besides the figures the guns are there too, but I haven't touched them yet {besides cleaning}. more soon!
  17. no doubt Patrick.........I thumb through all the model kits out there {on different sites}, and I wonder to myself.........did some of these actually exist?! it boggles the mind to find out that it actually did. it is interesting that armor and aircraft kits are more apt to cover lesser know subjects, than say......model ships. the practice of converting vehicles into rail cars {even self propelled is known by some, but rarely covered. good find 'n look'in good
  18. thanks OC..........see.....your not the only one with decal troubles goes with the territory my friend.

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