Kit: Eduard (1:48)
Eduard kit, engine from Tom's, Superscale woodgrain decal on the fuselage, rigged
with .006 brass wire dipped in Blacken-it.
Kit: Roden (1:72)
This is the 1/72 Roden OEF 153 Series Albatros D-III. Flown by Zgsf. Eugen Bonsch, who scored 5 confirmed and 1 unconfirmed victories in this plane. The model was built
for the OTF '03 group build, using "der Rote Pfiel" decals courtesy of Chris Anderson.
The mods include brass tubing for the short pipes, brass rod for the radiator
plumbing, hypo-tubing for the gun barrels and the standard required mod for Roden kits; cabanes scratched from ..025 styrene rod. In my typical procrastinating
fashion, I was attaching the rad plumbing and prop at midnight the night before the mailing deadline to get it to OTF and I wasn't in the mood for an all night rigging
party, so it went sans rigging.
Kit: Special Hobby (1:48)
Special Hobby 1/48 Fok.B-II cockpit assembly, mostly finished, mostly oob.
Kit: Revell (1:28)
Revell 1/28th scale model.
Kit: DML (1:48)
This is built from the DML 1:48 kit, more or less Out-of-box.
Kit: Eduard (1:72)
Only additions were the plywood fairing panels in the cockpit, which
were made from copier paper painted wood color. Streaked wings were
done with Humbrol Olive Drab over Humbrol Linen. Black fuselage bands
are SusperScale decal film, "E's" are converted from SuperScale
swastikas. Rigging is .005 surgical wire blackened with permanent
Model was photographed outside in the shade with my digital camera.
This will be my entry for the "Mannock Justification Project" for the
UK Nats in Telford,
Nov. '04. "
1/48 Eduard kit. Copper
foil sheet metal job around the nose as well as the leather trim around the cockpit.
Turtle deck sheeted with 10 thou. eveergreen sheet, with detail scribed from underneath,
ala St. Harry. Model was build in 1995 or 96 (was it that long ago?) and was my
most ambitious detailing/modification project to date.
1/72 game tokens for use with Blue Max. Kits are Eduard, built oob, and lack rigging
and most of the little external details that would be broken off while in use.
Stropp is wearing kit supplied lozenge with Aeromaster rib tapes.