Kit: AJP Maquette (1:48)
Caudron G3, French flying corps 1914/15
The Kit is in 1/48 scale from AJP Maquettes and consists completely of photo
etched parts, coverd with fine paper (in German called Seidenpapier = satinpaper).
The decals came from a sheet from Blue Rider. Engine, airscrew and cowling are
white metal parts. For the wooden parts I used oil paint (burnt sienna) after
a painting in a light brown (Revell 88). The rigging is made by using three
different materials. Between the wings I took steel guitar sites, for the backtail
nylonthread and for the shorter cabels I made a thinn thread out of plasticwaste,
heated over a candle and then pulled in a long fine thread.
Kit: Flashback (1:48)
This is the Flashback Morane Saulnier I build as the plane from Ivan Smirnov, 19th Corps Detachment, September 1917. To make a little more difference to the Morane N I build the kit without the spinner. The airscrew is again done out of real wood from my friend Reinhard Möckel (in my opinion his masterpiece). This time I tried to show the plane in little bit worn and dirty conditions. For this I used mostly oil paint. Far away from the result from some professionals here on the list but not as bad for the first try I think.
Kit: Eduard (1:48)
Eduard Nieuport 11 Profipac in 1/48
The model is painted with airbrush by using Gunze Aqueous colors. I differed
a little bit from the Eduard painting guide of using CDL/yellow for the camouflaged
right underwing. Windsock gave the opinion that the silver finish first appeard
with the Nieuport 17 and so no Nie. 11 or 16 would wear the silver finish. I
don't know if this is correct but it sounds logical for me. The rigging is done
with nylonthread. For the oilstained fuselage I used darkbrown oilpaint getting
it on the fuselage with a smooth brush. I belive, the Nieuport 11 is one of
the best Eduard kits.
Kit: Planet-Models (1:48)
This is the resin kit of the Nieuport IV M from Planet Models in 1/48 scale. The kit was not very difficult to build and mostly straight out of the box. Only all struts where made from copper wire to get more strength.