[WWI] I'm back, like old nightmares

John Marco john at modelartbymarco.com
Thu Jan 20 08:27:49 EST 2005

Hi D.
Welcome back, the new kit is coming along nicely and the metal parts
have been sent off to Aeroclub to be made we can talk more about it off
You are right D. where is that tail skied???
John Marco

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diego Fernetti" <dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 12:43 PM
Subject: [WWI] I'm back, like old nightmares

> Hullo chaps
> I'm back to the old bus here at work and perusing the list mail from the
> days I've been absent,
> First of all, I'm quite shocked to hear about Charlie gone west. I missed
> this from previous perusals at the list messages during my vacations. I'll
> certainly miss him, he had a great spirit and fought his illness with
> bravery. What else to add, he also liked Nieuports and that makes sure
> he's sitting up there in a cloud chatting with Guynemer and Bill Bacon,
> arguing about the true shade of French blue. Good bye, old friend!
> On the model galeries... amazing stuff. I can't really say which new model
> liked the best. Don Ralston's models certainly blew my mind off.
> - Marc Flake is a hero to build so many Spads.
> - Carpo needs a finger cut. Or two, or all.
> - Bob Pearson, you better keep those models clean (do lint bunnies look
> exhaust pipe puffs?).
> - Octavio brings that classic DH4 to life but gets spoiled by Pedro into
> that Pfalz (beware of P., if he comes by with a donkey, just say no).
> - Bill Arnold: modelling mean machine, turns up more models than Roden and
> Eduard can produce.
> - Les mecs from France have brought lovely models. But.... boche models!
> Guys, go build some Spads and Nieuports, parbleu, mordious, mille
> de tonerrres!
> - Chris Savaglio... new name? welcome from the South. Great SE5a! Love the
> "shine" of the fabric areas of the model. just like the real thing!
> I won't comment on the subject of copyrights or brands.
> The Voss photo is excellent, retouched or not. If the cowl was
> it must have been a quite careful job, since they haven't touched the
> maker's plaques at all. The guy who holds the tail of the tripe looks just
> like Michael Schumacher. Perhaps we'll have to contact him and ask which
> colour was the cowl (Ferrari red? Dollar green?). Check behind the wheels
> the triplane: someone left his bycicle lying on the grass and that's bad
> the chromed parts.
> John Marco (have to send you something offlist) if I understand well you
> that the rudder has not just a simple comma shape, but sort of a Q, with
> stick being hold by a "cup" in the bottom rear of the fuse. What intriges
> is the fact that even when the boots of the soldier behind the fuselage
> be seen clearly, the tailskid is completely obscured by the grass.
> Retouching? A clumsy gardening job? Perhaps we must ask this to Michael
> Schumacher as well.
> Sorry for the long rant, I'm glad to be back over the lines!
> D.

More information about the WWI mailing list