Kit: Hi-Tech (1:48)
This is the 1/48 Hi-Tech kit built OOB with Americal/Gryphon Nachtbomber
decals, and Tamya Field Blue for the metal parts. Added CSM props and Eduard
instruments. I used Karen's model images as the guide to colouring as I liked
it - but have to admit its not a patch on hers.
Kit: Copper Sate Models (1:48)
Copper State Model's Zeppelin (Lindau) Dornier D.1, prototype fighter, has been done with loving care by Karen. Mine is an OOB with minimal cockpit features, CSM prop and boss, Eduard instruments. Mr. Kit paints.
Kit: Eduard (1:48)
DFW T28 Floh (Flea), second prototype 1915.
Kit: Ardpol (1:48)
The Friedrichshafen FF-33L (Resin) Seapalane. It was a beutifully cast kit
needing almost no filler. However the Quality Control and ustomer Service
needs to be improved. Some pieces were missing including the German Rudder (so
I couldn't make that one), the windscreens and one radiator bracket. Some
pieces were there twice including an extra tailplane and multiple cabane
struts! When I e-mailed Ardpol, I got no reply.
There were no 3-view scale drawings so I photocopied the 1/72 drawings from
the Harleyford 'Marine Aircraft of 1914-1918'. and scaled them up to 1/48. I
had to do this to find where the stuts fitted for the floats, as the locations
were not marked. The Aeroclub assembly jig wouldn't take the aircraft with
floats attached, so had to improvise with a jig built with Lego.
I used the new Revell acrylic paints (that come in a square plastic pot). The
'Grey' seemed to be right for the Polish Version. The decals were strong and
slid nicely. Prop was from Marty Digmayer via CSM, instruments by Eduard and
the M/G was from Aeroclub. I hope Ardpol make some more 1/48 WWI aircraft as
the mouldings were quite superb.
Kit: Blue Max (1:48)
This is the Blue Max 1/48 Halberstadt CLII of Schlasta 26b, with Eduard
Instruments, CSM prop, Pegasus Lozenge and A/G decals. It was originally going
to be the 1/48 answer to Shane's Halbie, but due to the fact that I dropped it
and the top wing came off after being rigged; then the beatiful 'Flame' decals
shattered and so did the A/G ones on the centre section, so I had to paint it
as a different aircraft as shown on page 9 of the Datafile, with a rather more
crude 'Flame' and a guess at the number. So in the end I was glad to finish
This is the old 1/48 kit Hannover CLIII from Eduard with A/G decals; Hippo
flares and bombs:CSM prop, boss and gunring and and cast metal figures done in
'ghostly' silver.I can't recall who made the figures (designed for this kit)
but the refefrence is KSHG 37. After a lot of clean up it was quite an
Rather heavy moulding of the wings, which made it hard to thin down because of the corrugations. However it looks good from a distance. CSM prop and boss, Eduard instruments. As with all my models, this was brush painted throughout.
This is the Blue Max kit of the LVG CVI, Unit unknown of the Bavarian Air
Service, late 1918. The decals are from the kit with Pegasus lozenges and
tapes. The prop and Guns are from Aeroclub with CSM PE barrels.
This is the 1/48 Eduard kit completed OOB with Mr Kit paints and CSM prop and boss. The
Fuel Cart is from Jager now sadly no more.
This is the Blue Max 1/48 Roland D VIa with 'dark' fuselage and unusual white
fin as shown in Dafafile 37 on page 23.Lozenge decals are Eduards and the
crosses are Americal/Gryphon
Kit: Jager Miniatures (1:48)
Rumpler CIV with Pegasus decals; CSM prop, boss and gunring, Eduard
instrumentation and Aeroclub Parabellum. The interior includes A-G Reverse
Lozenge decals and CSM bombs. The walkways on the wings are from very fine wet
and dry emery paper and the turnbuckles and control horns are from a PART PE
set. Rigging is nylon fishing line.
Kit: Flashback (1:48)
Flashback's Siemens-Schuckert D.III of Jasta 3, flown by Ltn. Ernst Udet, 1918. Pegasus and Aeromaster decals, CSM prop and boss.