[WWI] Werner Voss photo

John Marco john at modelartbymarco.com
Wed Jan 19 21:22:38 EST 2005

Hi Mark,
if you think that rudder is snug against the back of the fuselage in that
photo then look again please.
John Marco

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Shannon" <shingend at ix.netcom.com>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 2:55 AM
Subject: Re: [WWI] Werner Voss photo

> I don't see the space, what I see is a dark, irregular line that goes from
> the top hinge of the rudder, straight down toward the ground.  But the
> lower leading edge of the rudder itself goes down along the rudder post at
> the rear of the fuselage and ends in a post-like stub that fits in the
> bottom hinge.  What I think you have referred to as looking like a cup
> holder.  I can't tell if the dark line on the rudder is dripped oil or a
> crack in the paint with dirt in it - but the rudder is snug against the
> back of the fuselage.
> What I'm struck by in the photo is the reflections on the underside of the
> top wing and the tiredness in Voss' posture - to me it carries a bone
> feel.  You can see the emotions of all the other people in the photo,
> ranging from the concentration in the man at the tail to the casual
> curiosity and amusement of the others.  It does not look likely that this
> is a freshly delivered state, as there appear to be streaks from the
> cowling back that look like they have interacted with the dope and been
> wiped down at some point.  I agree on the light source angle with you,
> Shane, except that I get the impression that the man at the tail is
> squinting into the light to look for Voss' signal, though how much of the
> squinting is also against the airstream from the propeller is not clear.
> Still, It looks like the sun is almost directly in front of Voss, from
> man's perspective.
> Of course, all bets are off if the thing has just been photoshopped to
> death.
> .Mark.
> > > John says
> > >
> > > >PS; did you all note something in that photo look at the bottom of
> > > >rudder an how much space there is from the back of the fuselage and
> how
> > > >much
> > > >of an angel its at from the top hinge to the bottom one, we all model
> it
> > > >strait down don't we ;-)
> > >
> > > I really have to get my eyes checked.  Can't see that at all...
> > >
> > > Shane
> > >

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