J R Boye
Kit: Toko (1:72)
This model represents the Lohner-built D.I (116.32) flown by Oberleutnant Frank Linke-Crawford in July of 1918. The uppersurfaces are covered with hex lozenge decal supplied in the kit, then painted over to match Datafile information. Photo references also came from "Air Aces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire" by Dr. O'Connor. Wheel spokes are from Tom's Modelworks and rigging is colored "invisible" thread and stretched sprue.
In December of 1916, Oberleutnant Goodwin Brumowski, flying with Flik 12 on the Italian front, teamed with Gottfried Banfield to down a Caproni Ca.1. In all probability he was flying D.I 65.53 a machine he was photographed with at the time, and the subject of this model. An early-type rudder was made from sheet styrene and missing cabane struts and piping were added. One of the features of my collection is an attempt to include an aircraft of the highest credited scorer of each nation, and this is one of those.
Kit: Pegasus/MPM (1:72)
I just had to build a model of the plane credited with a victory over a submarine! That of course would be 2512, the W.29 commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Friedrich Christiansen in July of 1918. The model is basically the Pegasus kit. Before I started it, I became aware of the MPM kit which came with the markings I wanted for Christiansen's aircraft, so I bought that one as well. The MPM kit donated markings plus the nice photo-etched parts, the early tailplane and some cockpit bits. The naval hex lozenge used is that supplied by Pegasus in their W.29 kit.