No drama with building this kit - very little to do in order to make things fit, except where I'd probably made a previous error. Finished in Aviattic Austro-Hungarian CDL, with MRP paints, Gaspatch turnbuckles and Uschi wood effect decals. Weat[...]
Eduard Albatros D III 1:48, figures from CMK, photoetched tools on the table from Aber. All the rest are scratchbuilt (barrel from tamiya).
I decided to take a break from attempting to create replica models of actual subjects, and ended up with with a Great War 'what if?'. I only intended to spend a few days on this little piece of nonsense, but as usual it dragged on and on. The me[...]
A departure of sorts, as I tend to stick to aviation, although the WWI theme is also my main interest. I had a good time with this one - no problems at all with the kit itself (the painting instructions were a bit vague at times), but it went to[...]
Re-box of WnW discontinued DH.2 kit, supplied with markings for Hawkers machine and includes a lovely resin cast of Hawker himself in the box. Fantastic kit, enjoyed every second of the build, from start to finish. Painted with acrylics and oil[...]
At the last year of WWI, this helicopter was design in order to replace Observation Ballons. It was controlled by wire from land. Due to accidents, project was cancelled. This is one kit of Eduard's "Never-Fighting Ladies" series, it was releas[...]
This is a test to simulate wood. I bought an Albatros D V from Wingnut Wings and I'm practicing.
Designed by the famed Ernst Heinkel in late 1916, the W-12 was developed as a 2-seat patrol and recon seaplane for the German Imperial Navy and gave excellent account of itself in combat with RNAS patrol craft and airships in the North Sea and [...]
This is a very comprehensive movie showing the cutting of timber and grading of the lumber to seasoning it in oven. Down to the production and manufacture of aircraft. Plus, it shows the covering of the wings with Irish linen and the manufacture[...]
I always wanted to build a WWI era aeroplane. However, the idea of rigging it put me off until I saw this kit from Airfix. Easy kit, very good detail and a not so complicated rigging. So I decided to give it a go. I've learned a few new (for me [...]