Notes from the Asylum (Weekend Pass)
After my recent rant re models, model shows and their ilk, I sat myself down and gave myself of piece of my mind. As usual, I was the only one in the room, and the nurse, long familiar with my babbling aloud to myself, only glanced in through the secure window once, and looked a bit bored at that.
Later, to my surprise, I was let out under supervision, but I managed to lose them immediately, make my way to Karaya models, purchase two model kits (That’s correct, TWO model kits.) and return to my room with no one the wiser.
My new modelling tack, on the road to my modelling rehabilitation, is to return to my first love, Great War aircraft, not the high-end, all-consuming WnW offerings, but relatively obscure subjects in quarter scale, in this case Polish firm Karaya’s version of Germany’s principal reconnaissance aircraft, the DFW C.V, a superior resin kit of exceptional detail, complete with beautiful PE frets and markings for three aircraft. Image 4 here, for example, shows the extraordinary detail of the Benz Bz IV engine.
The second model is Karaya’s 1/48 Italian scout, the Ansaldo A.1 Balilla, also in resin: more anon, but for now a new start and a second wind with the superb DFW C.V.
Should add that my turnbuckles are from Bob’s Buckles, having had a few left over from my Halberstadt build a few months ago.
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.