Kit: Aurora (1:48)
Albatros C III on the Austro-Hungarian Front, Unit Unknown,1916. Americal/Gryphon 'Autumn Leaf' decals, CSM prop and boss, Eduard instruments
Kit: Flashback (1:48)
Aviatik-Berg D.I Fighter, Flik unknown, 1916. Americal/Gryphon plus kit Decals. Model has got a bit aincient and battered by now.
Kit: Karaya (1:48)
This is the Austro-Hungarian Aviatik DII (U-Berg) 39.01 in Summer-leaf camo in
1917.(The 'U' =Unverspannt=Wireless). During Flight trials this plane acheived
217 km/hr making it the fastest A-H fighter. The DII was an interesting
high-performance project, not considered for production.
The kit was beautifully moulded in resin with some PE parts. The kit decals
were very thin, so I replaced them with A/G decals (apart from the serial
no.). The Summer-leaf pattern was also A/G. Although the wheel struts were
re-inforced with wire, they were not very substantial, so they were replaced
with Strutz material. The prop was from CSM.
This is the Flashback 1/48 Brandenberg W29 Floatplane flown by Oblt. z S
Christiansen. It is probably my worst model to date. The struts were all up
the shoot and the decals kept splitting. I got frustrated with it, and
couldn't wait to get it finished. I include it just for the record.
This is the CSM 1/48 Austro-Hungarian Lohner BII Series 12, Reconnnaissance Flik
5, Autumn 1915. A very nice kit, but the wire wheels were messy - so added
'mud' to fill in the 'cracks between the two halves of the tyres. Also added a
CSM wooden prop and Aeroclub Schwartzelose M/G on the portside observer's cut
Kit: HR Models (1:48)
This is the HR Models Resin Kit of a Pfalz A.1 of Bavarian
Field-Flieger-Abteilung 9b, at Tolbach in the Austrian Alps. It has simulated
Austro-Hungarian markings on the fuselage and under the wings for bombing
raids into Italy. The finish is Grey Green with Mr. Kit Austro-Hungarian Flag
colours and Americal Gryphon A-H Decals. The upper wing rib stripes are
Americal/Gryphon 1/48 decals, but would look more to scale if they had been
These are photos of the Flashback 1/48 Etrich Taube in its early warpaint. The
decals are Americal/Gryphon, the finish is Mr. Kit's Italian Light CDL and the
prop is from CSM/Marty Dygmaer. Rigging is .006 Nylon fishing line painted
Xtracolor Burnt Steel. I chickened out from putting all the turnbuckles on.
The Taube had partially bare ribs on the underside of the wings and tailplane;
I used Americal/Gryphon rib decals to simulate these.
Kit: Alliance (1:48)
WDF D1 Series 85 Fighter of the Austro-Hungarian Airforce in 1918. Americal/Gryphon 'Summer Leaf' decals, CSM prop and boss, Eduard instruments. A straightforward OOB build that went together well.