Kit: Eduard (1:48)
This is the Eduard 1:48 kit, built out-of-the-box. This
was my first WWI model and my introduction to the WWI Modelling List, and to Eduard.
The brittle plastic came as a surprise after years of Tamiya and Monogram. The
wheel spokes were a challenge, and the wing attachment was a nightmare.
This is the Eduard 1:48 kit, built completely out-of-the box.
Colours are Tamiya Flat Red and Blue. Rigging is monofilament fishing line.
This is my 2nd WWI subject, and obviously I have a lot to learn.
This is Eduard's 1:48 kit of a rare model. My article on
this model is at Roll
Kit: Model Expo (1:16)
This is the 1:16 kit from Model Expo. A nice change from
plastic kits. The engine and the interior plumbing were fun to build.
The control surfaces work... barely. The model was showing signs of age
by the time it was photographed. The Mercedes DIII also served as a reference
for detailing 1:48 subjects.
Kit: Copper State (1:48)
I plan to build this kit Out-of-the-box. The only non-OOB features
will be the parts that are listed in the kit instruction as scratch-built, the
rigging, and the plumbing between the radiator and the engine.
Some in-progress shots on my Rumpler 6B.1
The close up of the cockpit shows the joint between the fore and aft decking, as well as the milliput repairs to the fore decking where the edge cracked.
The finished model.
The camouflage was spray painted using wet silk paper for masking. Finally
the model was weathered with weathering powder.