WWI Digest 2078 Topics covered in this issue include: 1) Danish Help by "Lee Mensinger" 2) Danish -- Help by knut.erik.hagen@eunet.no (Knut Erik Hagen) 3) Re: Danish -- Help by Zulis@aol.com 4) CSM by "Dale Beamish" 5) Re: 1:28 Spad Wing by Joey Valenciano 6) Re: Sopwith Strutter by Pedro e Francisca 7) Re: CSM by ERIC HIGHT 8) Re: Danish -- Help by Dennis Ugulano 9) Re: Danish -- Help by Dennis Ugulano 10) Re: FMP book + Small Parts catalogue + low melt metal for casting by REwing@aol.com 11) Re: CSM by REwing@aol.com 12) RIP: Don Martin by Albatrosdv@aol.com 13) Re: RIP: Don Martin by Ernest Thomas 14) one more down by Ernest Thomas 15) Re: one more down by "Peter Leonard" 16) Re: one more down by Ernest Thomas 17) Paneling a 'tros by smperry@mindspring.com 18) ebay alert by "Peter Leonard" 19) Some changes, some offers by "John Sharp" 20) Re: Some changes, some offers by "Peter Leonard" 21) Re: RIP: Don Martin by "Brad Gossen" 22) Re: ebay alert by Dennis Ugulano 23) Re: Paneling a 'tros by Fernando Lamas 24) von Hoeppner and von R by "Tom Werner Hansen" 25) Re: Don Martin by "DAVID BURKE" 26) Re: by "DAVID BURKE" 27) Re: Pfalz D.IIIa progress... by "DAVID BURKE" 28) Re: Don Martin by Zulis@aol.com 29) Re: Pfalz D.IIIa progress... by "Lee Mensinger" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2000 17:44:05 -0600 From: "Lee Mensinger" To: steve@oldglebe.freeserve.co.uk, tomwerner.hansen@c2i.net, Subject: Danish Help Message-ID: <3877CBC5.DC72A28C@wireweb.net> --------------95DD857E80568FF282759621 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Steve this is a corrected copy Idid a wrong thing on Tom's address . Left ot the first r in werner, now it is corrct Steve. Don't want to be a Wise A--. But I can not, at the moment, think of any better way to get the information than to scan it and e-mail it directly to Tom Werner Hansen. (Tom has been having a few problems with his ISP latel tomwerner.hansen@c2i.net or maybe preferabley hans.juergen.glueck@gis-online.de (Is this one from Germany? I forget.) We have a number of members in Norway and Sweden but only one in Denmark(If I am right about the abbreviations.) I keep a current copy of the list members available at all times. We are a global group, and good help is not far away. Electronically. May evn have a Danish member in Minnesota or Wisconsin or perhaps Canada. Never know till you try. I have sen a copy of this message to both of them so they should be aware of your problem when you write. Hope this helps. Lee Steve Cox wrote: > Does anyone on the list speak Danish? I bought a Danish Nielsen & Winther > Type Aa. It comes with sheet of instructions that I can only guess at the > meaning of. can anyone help with translation? > > TAI > > Steve > =========================================== > steve@oldglebe.freeserve.co.uk > If I didn't spend so much time on line > I'd get more models finished > ================ > --------------95DD857E80568FF282759621 Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Steve this is a corrected copy Idid a wrong thing on Tom's address .  Left ot the first r in werner, now it is corrct

Steve.   Don't want to be a Wise A--.   But I can not, at the moment, think of
any better way to get the information than to scan it and e-mail it directly
to Tom Werner Hansen. (Tom has been having a few problems with his ISP latel
tomwerner.hansen@c2i.net

or  maybe preferabley

hans.juergen.glueck@gis-online.de  (Is this one from Germany? I forget.)

We have a number of members in Norway and Sweden but only one in Denmark(If I am right about the abbreviations.)
I keep a current copy of the list members available at all times.  We are a
global group, and good help is not far away. Electronically.  May evn have a
Danish member in Minnesota or Wisconsin or perhaps Canada.  Never know till
you try.

I have sen a copy of this message to both of them so they should  be aware of
your problem when you write.

Hope this helps.   Lee

Steve Cox wrote:

> Does anyone on the list speak Danish?  I bought a Danish Nielsen & Winther
> Type Aa. It comes with sheet of instructions that I can only guess at the
> meaning of. can anyone help with translation?
>
> TAI
>
> Steve
> ===========================================
> steve@oldglebe.freeserve.co.uk
>     If I didn't spend so much time on line
>        I'd get more models finished
>             ================
>
 
  --------------95DD857E80568FF282759621-- ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 00:50:59 +0100 (CET) From: knut.erik.hagen@eunet.no (Knut Erik Hagen) To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Danish -- Help Message-ID: <200001082350.AAA74850@mail-relay.eunet.no> Hei, Written Norwegian is very close to Danish, so we can read and understand it if we want to. I will be on this adress to Monday, after that I will be working off Brazil on Emailadress VIKSproc@oslo.pgs.com to mid February, so if you scan the text, I can give it a try. Think it is more difficult for Hans Jurgen, German is rather different. Eders Knut Erik >Steve. Don't want to be a Wise A--. But I can not, at the moment, think of >any better way to get the information than to scan it and e-mail it directly >to Tom Werner Hansen. (Tom has been having a few problems with his ISP latel >tomwener.hansen@c2i.net > >or maybe preferabley > >hans.juergen.glueck@gis-online.de > >We have a number of members in Norway and Sweden but only one in Denmark. I >keep a current copy of the list members available at all times. We are a >global group, and good help is not far away. Electronically. May evn have a >Danish member in Minnesota or Wisconsin or perhaps Canada. Never know till >you try. > >I have sen a copy of this message to both of them so they should be aware of >your problem when you write. > >Hope this helps. Lee > >Steve Cox wrote: > >> Does anyone on the list speak Danish? I bought a Danish Nielsen & Winther >> Type Aa. It comes with sheet of instructions that I can only guess at the >> meaning of. can anyone help with translation? >> >> TAI >> >> Steve >> =========================================== >> steve@oldglebe.freeserve.co.uk >> If I didn't spend so much time on line >> I'd get more models finished >> ================ >> > > > ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 19:13:35 EST From: Zulis@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Danish -- Help Message-ID: << > Does anyone on the list speak Danish? I bought a Danish Nielsen & Winther > Type Aa. It comes with sheet of instructions that I can only guess at the > meaning of. can anyone help with translation? >> Didnt Dennis U. make one of these? If so, he could probably decipher anything that isnt clear - he already had to figure it out for himself. Of course, he may have translated into Ugulanese, a fast and intense language particularly well-suited to high rates of production.... Dave Zulis (who speaks Zulian.... very slow... very dense...) ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 18:11:21 -0700 From: "Dale Beamish" To: "List" Subject: CSM Message-ID: <006301bf5a3e$8cb35b60$03000004@darcy> Arrived back in town this afternoon to my parcel from CSM. The HB W12 and the Halb CLIV. Anyone that has been sitting on the fence about these jump off and get one! They are not shake it together kits but in a word they are fantastic! No affiliation with CSM other than a very satisfied customer! And waiting for the Gotha .... Dale ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 09:28:00 -0800 From: Joey Valenciano To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: 1:28 Spad Wing Message-ID: <3.0.6.32.20000109092800.00d894f0@philonline.com> >Anyone out there have any experience with straightening the Revell 1:28 Spad >wings. I've always gotten good results with this method. You will need: 1 kit box (flat rectangular box w/ top and bottom halves 1 hair dryer 1 craft knife Procedure: 1. Cut some vent holes on one of the small ends of the box. You'll have to cut holes in both the top and bottom halves of the box and these have to coincide with each other. 2. On the opposite small end, cut a hole to accomodate the nozzle of your hair dryer. A snug fit is best. Fixing a warp: 1. Put the warped part into the box, close box, affix hairdryer and switch on to "low" (if you have a low/high choice). 2. Every now and then, open the box and flex the part to see how much give is results from the heating process. Initially, do this frequently to give you a good idea of how fast the part is heating up (you don't want it to turn into liquid plastic!!), a clock with a "seconds" hand will be helpful. 3. The part will eventually absorb enough heat so as to allow you to fix the warp by bending it back to the desired shape. When straightened, set the shape by dunking the part in water. I find this method best because of the slow heating process, which allows the heat enough time to get to the core of the plastic. Too much heat too fast will melt the surface before softening the core. If you want an even slower rate of heat buildup, you can open the "vent" end of the box such that the number of vent holes is doubled. ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2000 22:12:57 +0000 From: Pedro e Francisca To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Sopwith Strutter Message-ID: <3877B669.AA89E7AB@mail.telepac.pt> Ray_Boorman@telus.net wrote: > Pedro, this is what Crowood Aviation "Sopwith Aircraft" has to > say.... > . The bomb bay was fitted with doors that > were held closed with elastic cords. The cords allowed the doors to > open under the weight of the released bombs and close afterwards. So probably the doors would be the lenght occupyed by the 3 racks on each side and would meet at the centre of the fuselage. Viewed from below: ________________________ ------------------------------- | | ------------------------------- | | ------------------------------- _______________________________________ Hope the drawing comes out right. > Sorry that's all it really says about the bomber version. Much more than I knew. Many thanks Ray. Pedro ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2000 19:06:31 -0700 From: ERIC HIGHT To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: CSM Message-ID: <3.0.3.32.20000108190631.008ac21c@pop.amug.org> dale, thanks very much. i am pleased you are pleased. marty is working on the gotha as we speak. i'll go back to lurk now. remember dicta ira! thanks again. eric At 08:19 PM 1/8/00 -0500, you wrote: > Arrived back in town this afternoon to my parcel from CSM. The HB W12 >and the Halb CLIV. Anyone that has been sitting on the fence about these >jump off and get one! They are not shake it together kits but in a word they >are fantastic! > No affiliation with CSM other than a very satisfied customer! And >waiting for the Gotha .... >Dale > > ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 21:59:05 -0500 From: Dennis Ugulano To: "wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu" Subject: Re: Danish -- Help Message-ID: <200001082159_MC2-93DA-94E6@compuserve.com> Steve, I can't help with the translation but I do have all three sheets of the instructions and the English is quite compete. Do you have three double sided sheets of instructions and photos? If not, that may be the problem. I can copy them for you. Dennis Ugulano email: Uggies@compuserve.com http://members.xoom.com/Uggies/dju.htm Page Revised 9/12/99 "Every modeller will rise to his own level of masochism" ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 23:04:00 -0500 From: Dennis Ugulano To: "wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu" Subject: Re: Danish -- Help Message-ID: <200001082304_MC2-93D4-A17F@compuserve.com> Dave, >> he already had to figure it out for himself. Of course, he may have translated into Ugulanese, a fast and intense language particularly well-suited to high rates of production.... << Ugulanese. Now that is funny. Without knowing it I am now know for creating a new language. But alas, Ugulanese is not being spoken at all in the past few weeks. I am getting better but have not touched a model in 2 weeks. Maybe I can get the juices flowing tomorrow. Also, Bob, my package arrived. I sent you a message but it was returned. Ooops! another cat out of the bag. Dennis Ugulano email: Uggies@compuserve.com http://members.xoom.com/Uggies/dju.htm Page Revised 9/12/99 "Every modeller will rise to his own level of masochism" ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 23:31:59 EST From: REwing@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: FMP book + Small Parts catalogue + low melt metal for casting Message-ID: <44.44c11efd.25a9693f@aol.com> << What I actually ordered the catalogue for was to see if these guys could be a good source for Stainless steel wire for rigging. But which stainless stell wire do I choose? They have four different kinds of stainless steel + tungsten + music wire, most of them from .005 upwards. Please advice. >> I just got this catalog also and was wondering the same thing. Thanks for asking the question for me! This is a great wish book! -Rick- ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 23:57:55 EST From: REwing@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: CSM Message-ID: Hey all, I wanted to add my $0.02 to Dale's comments below. I ordered from Eric on the 27th and got my parcel on New Year's Eve. The W.12, W.4, and the Dr.I look really great. I'm looking forward to spending some time with each. I also got the large lozenge and the colors look fine to me, and that is all that matters. If you didn't get in on the sale in December, I encourage those of you who are straddling the fence to take the plunge since the sale has been extended to January. I also picked up a variety of bits and pieces and in all I figure I saved over a $100. (I'm using the same excuse that my wife uses when she buys too much!!!) I don't have any...yada, yada,yada...just a satisfied customer. -Rick- List Librarian << Arrived back in town this afternoon to my parcel from CSM. The HB W12 and the Halb CLIV. Anyone that has been sitting on the fence about these jump off and get one! They are not shake it together kits but in a word they are fantastic! No affiliation with CSM other than a very satisfied customer! And waiting for the Gotha .... Dale >> ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 00:03:03 EST From: Albatrosdv@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: RIP: Don Martin Message-ID: <7a.7a581725.25a97087@aol.com> I was about to warn you all that this was an (ot) post, and then I thought that any bunch of people smart enough to be WW1 fans had likely had an experience like I did regarding Don Martin, "the maddest of MAD's mad cartoonists." I must have spent a substantial portion of my junior high school years (ages 12-14 for you non-Americans) "warming the vice principal's bench" for the crime of having been discovered with a copy of Mad Magazine between the covers of my math text. (I still have to take off my shoes to count beyond ten, but I did learn every lesson I found in MAD). This, from the obituary in today's LA Times (I am so glad that in LA our "paper of record" pays attention to the *really serious* deaths in the obituary column): His sound effects were legendary. In Martin's world, people didn't talk, buildings didn't fall, and objects weren't thrown; they *blorted* and *skroinched* and *katoonged*. The humor was sick, black and slapstick: Mona Lisa, in one famous strip, was shown looking enigmatic, euphoric, then relieved as she rose from a toilet and flushed. Martin died of cancer Thursday in a Miami hospital at the age of 68. There may have been some physical roots for Martin's twisted view of life. Since the early 1950s, he had struggled with cornea problems that forced him often to use a magnifying glass to draw fine details. His license plate read "SHTOINK." Martin, according to his colleagues, was the antithesis of his characters. "You could be in the room with Don for an hour and not realize it." "Is it funny? That's the only test I know when it comes to cartooning," he said. "Not whether it's sick or whether it's going to ruin people's values or morals. You only have to ask a simple question: is it funny"? The world grows dimmer with the loss of such an artist. Tom Cleaver ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2000 23:37:56 -0600 From: Ernest Thomas To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: RIP: Don Martin Message-ID: <38781EB3.FDB0AD37@bellsouth.net> Thwackskitchitty!!! (sound of my chin hitting the keyboard). E. who also learned many a valuable lesson in the pages of Mad. (fold page so A meets B...) ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 02:16:50 -0600 From: Ernest Thomas To: multiple recipients of list Subject: one more down Message-ID: <387843F2.7ACEBD62@bellsouth.net> Just put the finishing touches on the Toko D-XII. For those who haven't gotten that far, I found it was just easier to scratch the cabanes with rod. Hth. E. ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 08:23:46 GMT From: "Peter Leonard" To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: one more down Message-ID: <20000109082346.77313.qmail@hotmail.com> Ernest, I had exactly the same experience with the Toko Strutter, it must be a Toko thing. I'm sure your home made replacements are closer to any kit struts anyway, but photos will provide conclusive proof :) Peter ----Original Message Follows---- From: Ernest Thomas Reply-To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: one more down Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 03:18:49 -0500 (EST) Just put the finishing touches on the Toko D-XII. For those who haven't gotten that far, I found it was just easier to scratch the cabanes with rod. Hth. E. ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 02:53:19 -0600 From: Ernest Thomas To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: one more down Message-ID: <38784C7E.7BF4502D@bellsouth.net> Peter Leonard wrote: > Ernest, I had exactly the same experience with the Toko Strutter, it must be > a Toko thing. I'm sure your home made replacements are closer to any kit > struts anyway, but photos will provide conclusive proof :) Yep, Toko has this thing about struts. They've botched a set on three out of three kit's I've built. Cabanes on the Strutter and D-XII, gear struts on the Snipe. But they've all been easy fixes. Almost 3, to bed for me. E. ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 07:13:10 -0500 From: smperry@mindspring.com To: "Multiple recipients of list" Subject: Paneling a 'tros Message-ID: <002401bf5a9a$e5e95200$940156d1@default> Depending on which set of Ian Stair drawings you look at, an Albatros D type's fuselage panels meet 4 corners together or they stagger relative to the panel joins above and below (like bricks). Anyone know which is correct? Shane did you notice that when you looked at the AWM's tross? Can anyone with the NASM book on Stropp check and see if that is addressed in either photos or text explaining how they applied the paneling? TIA sp E-mail smperry@mindspring.com Web Site http://smperry.home.mindspring.com/PWWIP.htm ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 13:49:11 GMT From: "Peter Leonard" To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: ebay alert Message-ID: <20000109134911.4570.qmail@hotmail.com> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=229250002 Ending to-day is a Formaplane Phonix Scout in tiny scale. Not familiar with this one, but Formaplane did some good stuff. Peter ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 14:14:09 -0000 From: "John Sharp" To: Subject: Some changes, some offers Message-ID: <003e01bf5aab$cc9fdec0$462417d4@js1> I have updated the Aces site - many more pics of models and you may like to look in the second hand list. John Sharp For more details see http://www.bigfoot.com/~AcesModels or http://members.tripod.co.uk/John_Sharp/AHHome.htm http://www.merseyworld.com/mcc http://members.tripod.co.uk/John_Sharp/SOHome.htm ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 14:15:44 GMT From: "Peter Leonard" To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Some changes, some offers Message-ID: <20000109141544.21249.qmail@hotmail.com> John, ordered some stuff yesterday. Bit naughty listing the next four BM kits though, almost Hannantesque :) Peter L http://www.storks.cwc.net http://www.escadrille.mcmail.com PeterL@cwcom.net ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 11:12:23 -0500 From: "Brad Gossen" To: Subject: Re: RIP: Don Martin Message-ID: <000201bf5abc$75d666c0$4d8c5ad1@The_Grenade.Workgroup> EGADS! Mr. Fonebone! Say it aint so! -----Original Message----- From: Ernest Thomas To: Multiple recipients of list Date: Sunday, January 09, 2000 12:39 AM Subject: Re: RIP: Don Martin >Thwackskitchitty!!! >(sound of my chin hitting the keyboard). > >E. >who also learned many a valuable lesson in the pages of Mad. >(fold page so A meets B...) > ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 11:33:34 -0500 From: Dennis Ugulano To: "wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu" Subject: Re: ebay alert Message-ID: <200001091133_MC2-93E3-532@compuserve.com> Peter and all, >> Ending to-day is a Formaplane Phonix Scout in tiny scale. Not familiar with this one, but Formaplane did some good stuff. << Form-a-plane was the original line started by Joe Chebbeck and they were excellent vacs. He sold the line to MHW Hobbies who added some kits under the Form-a-plane name but not the quality. The Phoenix is one of the latter. I have one that will never see the light of day. Just my opinion. Dennis Ugulano email: Uggies@compuserve.com http://members.xoom.com/Uggies/dju.htm Page Revised 9/12/99 "Every modeller will rise to his own level of masochism" ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 08:42:19 -0800 From: Fernando Lamas To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Paneling a 'tros Message-ID: <3.0.6.32.20000109084219.008c1c20@olympus.net> At 07:19 AM 1/9/00 -0500, you wrote: >Depending on which set of Ian Stair drawings you look at, an Albatros D >type's fuselage panels meet 4 corners together or they stagger relative to >the panel joins above and below (like bricks). > >Anyone know which is correct? Shane did you notice that when you looked at >the AWM's tross? Can anyone with the NASM book on Stropp check and see They stagger slightly. I will send you a BMP off-list. Fernando Lamas ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 18:56:28 +0100 From: "Tom Werner Hansen" To: Subject: von Hoeppner and von R Message-ID: <000701bf5acb$06635fa0$c6d2d9c1@default> Apologies. It appears that I skimmed the restof the book for references to MvR to quickly. On page 109 von H mentions von R twice and writes "In the person of Captain von Richthofen, who after the death of Boelcke, was our most distinguished aviator, the wing had a leader whose steadfast purpose for offensive flying against the enemy was soon imparted to all the members of the organization. His fine modesty, his frank and knightly bearing, his military ability has won him the respect and unwavering confidence of the army in spite of his youth." Sorry to have mislead anybody. I'm in digest mode, so I haven't seen if anybody spotted my error before I did. Tom W ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 11:15:41 -0600 From: "DAVID BURKE" To: Subject: Re: Don Martin Message-ID: <017501bf5ac8$354f1f00$b584aec7@dora9sprynet.com> Am I the only one who feels like life is getting less and less funny and enjoyable? Bill Gaines died a few years back. So did Zappa Charles Schultz isn't doing Peanuts anymore. Carrot Top is still doing stand-up comedy and movies. I'm going back to bed. DB ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 11:21:51 -0600 From: "DAVID BURKE" To: Subject: Re: Message-ID: <017601bf5ac8$36202aa0$b584aec7@dora9sprynet.com> > > >Jim Landon wrote: > >> I also would like your constructive criticism of my Tommy model so I can >> doo better on the next one (whatever model that turns out to be). >> Jim, it's a beauty. So what if it doesn't square up with Windsock's plans (or anyone else's for that matter. ETh said: >And for the next one, don't be so self deprecating. Hmmmmm. >> Jim >> Hoping the boss won't find me typing this during work hours. GET BACK TO WORK, SLACKER! ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 11:27:07 -0600 From: "DAVID BURKE" To: Subject: Re: Pfalz D.IIIa progress... Message-ID: <017701bf5ac8$36cfa480$b584aec7@dora9sprynet.com> Wow Len, I did my ersatz D.IIIa as von Holtzern's plane and used AeroMaster decals, and I had no trouble whatsoever. Maybe you had a bad sheet. Does anyone know if 'hard' or 'soft' water affects decals? And no wisecracks about how water is usually soft until drops below 32 degrees (0 degrees for you metric folks) DB -----Original Message----- From: Leonard Endy To: Multiple recipients of list Date: Saturday, January 08, 2000 10:38 AM Subject: Pfalz D.IIIa progress... >Well, it wasn't finished in time for the end of the year but I am now >in the decaling stages. I had the Aeromaster sheet for Holzem's plane >and used those markings to determine where to mask the fuselage for >the "black" on the rear of the fuselage and rudder/tailplanes. > >Cut out the fuse stripe/star decal from the Aeromaster sheet, set in >the water and almost immediately it cracked in about three spots. It >appeared that it would still go on okay but alas it wasn't to be... > >Now I had to use the Eduard decals and boy you better summons up all >the patience you can find. As soon as these things come off the >backing sheet they crinkle up like a wad of aluminum foil ! Putting >the decal back in the water allowed me to get it straightened out (the >decals are pretty tough) and after making sure the surface of the kit >was thoroughly wet I managed to get it into place. The stripes are not >long enough to meet at the bottom. In addition they are longer (fore >to aft) than the Aeromaster set so I had to cut off one of the >stripes. That was a heck of a lot easier than repainting the fuselage. > >To my surprise, once I got the decal in place, using plenty of water, >it settled down quite nicely w/some Micro Sol. > >Next the star/German cross decal went on and again I finally managed >to get it into place and it too settled down nicely w/some Micro Sol. >The only bad thing was that the white is not opaque so some of the >underlying colors shows through. Hopefully I can get the remaining >decals on today and maybe get this thing finished up. > >Pictures will be ready as soon as I finish the model. I plan on >entering it in the Richmond, VA IPMS open contest on Feb 12. There >normally are not too many rigged-wing entries but I try to make the >show every year. If any of our Northern VA/D.C./MD members plan on >being there let me know and we can try to get together. > >Len > ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 12:56:13 EST From: Zulis@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Don Martin Message-ID: <50.50705fad.25aa25bd@aol.com> << Bill Gaines died a few years back. So did Zappa Charles Schultz isn't doing Peanuts anymore. Carrot Top is still doing stand-up comedy and movies. I'm going back to bed. >> I would also add to that the retirement of the artists responsible for Bloom County / Outland and Calvin & Hobbes. But the biggest blow is without a doubt the loss of Peanuts - hope C.S. overcomes his problems and has a long and healthy retirement. Dave Z (who is .... incredibly .... actually building something. Toko's Comic Strutter has lower wings attached, filled and primed.... grey nose drying... and I am studying DURAS. Be advised in advance that this is an experiment in trying some of the things that I have heard from you fine folks over the past two years and, as a first shot, it may well be ugly and thoroughly un-picworthy. I just felt the need to get off my duff and build something....) ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 12:02:11 -0600 From: "Lee Mensinger" To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Pfalz D.IIIa progress... Message-ID: <3878CD23.E8A2A9AD@wireweb.net> Once in a great while it will help if there is a few drops of liquid soap in warm water. or if you are into photography a "wetting agent". A crispy decal is never much fun and if you have any thoughts it could be that way a spray coating of clear once or twice might help. I have used some decals that were more than thirty years old and they worked. I keep them in cool surroundings, in envelopes, closed and dark. Seems to work but a coating doesn't hurt. I often clip off a small segment of the clear coating from a corner or blank space on the sheet to check to see if it is "crispy and failing". The sheet may contain a decal you never intend to use. It will work as well. Lee DAVID BURKE wrote: > Wow Len, > > I did my ersatz D.IIIa as von Holtzern's plane and used AeroMaster > decals, and I had no trouble whatsoever. Maybe you had a bad sheet. > > Does anyone know if 'hard' or 'soft' water affects decals? And no > wisecracks about how water is usually soft until drops below 32 degrees (0 > degrees for you metric folks) > > DB > -----Original Message----- > From: Leonard Endy > To: Multiple recipients of list > Date: Saturday, January 08, 2000 10:38 AM > Subject: Pfalz D.IIIa progress... > > >Well, it wasn't finished in time for the end of the year but I am now > >in the decaling stages. I had the Aeromaster sheet for Holzem's plane > >and used those markings to determine where to mask the fuselage for > >the "black" on the rear of the fuselage and rudder/tailplanes. > > > >Cut out the fuse stripe/star decal from the Aeromaster sheet, set in > >the water and almost immediately it cracked in about three spots. It > >appeared that it would still go on okay but alas it wasn't to be... > > > >Now I had to use the Eduard decals and boy you better summons up all > >the patience you can find. As soon as these things come off the > >backing sheet they crinkle up like a wad of aluminum foil ! Putting > >the decal back in the water allowed me to get it straightened out (the > >decals are pretty tough) and after making sure the surface of the kit > >was thoroughly wet I managed to get it into place. The stripes are not > >long enough to meet at the bottom. In addition they are longer (fore > >to aft) than the Aeromaster set so I had to cut off one of the > >stripes. That was a heck of a lot easier than repainting the fuselage. > > > >To my surprise, once I got the decal in place, using plenty of water, > >it settled down quite nicely w/some Micro Sol. > > > >Next the star/German cross decal went on and again I finally managed > >to get it into place and it too settled down nicely w/some Micro Sol. > >The only bad thing was that the white is not opaque so some of the > >underlying colors shows through. Hopefully I can get the remaining > >decals on today and maybe get this thing finished up. > > > >Pictures will be ready as soon as I finish the model. I plan on > >entering it in the Richmond, VA IPMS open contest on Feb 12. There > >normally are not too many rigged-wing entries but I try to make the > >show every year. If any of our Northern VA/D.C./MD members plan on > >being there let me know and we can try to get together. > > > >Len > > ------------------------------ End of WWI Digest 2078 **********************