Kit: Sierra (1:48)
Aeroclub metal parts, Americal/Gryphon
The camoflage pattern was hand painted with a stiff brush.
Kit: Eduard, Lone Star (1:48)
This plane was flown by the Austro-Hungarians from late September 1914
until the end of the war. 39 B.Is were purchased and saw service on all
the Austrian fronts, then became trainers.
The model is a kit bash with parts from the 1/48 Eduard Fokker E.III,
the Lone Star E.III, and a lot of scratchbuilding: primarily the upper
wing and lengthened fuselage. I began building it about 10 years ago,
then let it collect dust on my bench until recently, and it's now served
as a test-bed for multifarious techniques discovered on the wwi-modelers
list. Things I've tried for the first time include brush-painting
MisterKit acrylic paints, colored pencils and watercolor pencils for
detailing and weathering, brass PE turnbuckles, stitching, and strut
attachments, Bare Metal Foil on the metal panels and cowling, plain and
CDL-tinted Future, and weathering powders. It's been a long, strange
Bottom side is basically finished except for touch up and mucking up the
tires. Undercarriage was scratched from styrene rod and brass tube; wire
wheels are Fotocut items; tail skid and its bracing are kit pieces,
suitably thinned and reshaped; engine is cast metal (don't remember
where I got it from--maybe the Lone Star kit) with wire pushrods, spark
plugs and their wires added; and windshield is a bit of clear plastic
sheet from the warehouse with the bracket painted on.
Kit: Wings (1:72)
Model represents the Austro-Hungarian Lohner Type T, serial L47, flown
over the Adriatic Sea and forced down by Italian aircraft in April,
1916. This plane served as the model for a series of Italian Macchi
The Wings/72 kit is of a Lohner Type L.conversion to a Type T required
scratchbuilt ailerons of a different shape and altering the wing strut
arrangement from two pair each side to three pair each side; the front
decking was also reshaped. Model was brush-painted overall; national
markings are kit decals and serial number was hand-painted. Rigging is
.invisible. nylon monofilament thread.
Kit: Airframe (1:72)
Aeroclub metal parts.