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Offline stevehed

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World War One Whifs
« on: April 10, 2015, 12:07:06 pm »
Hi All,
        My first post and the title says it all. Returned to the fray after the usual 25 year absence in 2008 and fell in love again with the old string bags etc. Took me four years to build a whif when I entered the BM GB. Looked upon it as a means to reduce my ever expanding spares box and have been hooked ever since. Have restricted my whif building to the BM and ATF GB's to date and have six constructions on the shelves. My apologies to those who have seen them before but I hope there is something to interest the rest. It also looks as though I will have to rename the Albatros Triplane as Dizzyfugu's 100+ production run must take precedence over a brandy procured one off. Got a couple of ideas on simmer at the moment but none so grand as the very impressive HP U/500 by lenny 100. That got the grey cells activated and I can see myself attempting something similar in the future. But enough prattling, here's my whif production to date.
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Schetinin PP4, Imperial Russian Navy, Baltic 1917







http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=413&t=36180

Albatros Dr111, Sept-Oct 1918, Home Defence Kesta






http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=492&t=41089

Lloyd-Fokker D11, Red Hungarian Air Force, 1919







http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=42196

Vickers Paralyser, Imperial Russian Air Force, Eastern Front, 1917






http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234927616-vickers-paralyser/

Anatra DH4, White Russian, Southern Front, 1919-20






http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=523&t=44292


Albatros WD5, Austro-Hungarian Navy, Oct-Nov 1918






http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=492&t=40422



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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 12:27:43 pm »
Hi, and welcome to the madhouse.  ;D  You've got some wonderful creations there.

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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 01:42:50 pm »
Oh wow.....some great work there......a master of the dark art of rigging by the looks of it........I'd love to be able to rig like this.......
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 01:50:08 pm »
Wow, that's what I CALL an entrance!  :thumbsup: :bow:

Nice to see you here Stevehed.
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 01:54:24 pm »
The triple engined Albatross seaplane is inspired.......I love it.....
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2015, 03:01:30 pm »
Rarely see WWI whifs so these are very welcome and pleasing to the eye.  :thumbsup:
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2015, 05:19:05 pm »
 :wub: They are fantastic :thumbsup:
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 06:17:39 pm »
Great entrance ! Love the heavies...I think my fave is the three engine WD5. These would look great on a period base or a wee diorama.

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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2015, 05:40:37 am »
Firstly welcome, secondly lovely entrance  :thumbsup:

As said you don't see many WWI wifs and you've some great ones there. My personal favourites are the PP4, Paralyser and the WD50. You've hit a spot with me with the Austro Hungarian and Imperial Russian stuff
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2015, 07:06:03 am »
Thanks for the welcome and kind words. Much appreciated.

Regards, Steve

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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2015, 04:46:48 am »
Cool.  Love the Paralyser.

IME the secret to rigging lies in careful selection of which pics you post here so no-one see's the dodgy bits  ;D
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2015, 12:34:42 am »
I like the triple Albatros a lot!  :thumbsup:

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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2015, 12:31:37 pm »
Hi All,
        This is my latest addition to the Whif Armada. Built for the current BM Whif GB it is based on Anthony Fokkers first attempt at a fighter, the twin engined M9. It flew terribly but opinion at the time reckoned it could have been made into a decent aircraft. So here she is with all the modifications this aeronautically challenged ex baggage handler could muster. The Fokker K.1 multi engined bomber/long range recce aircraft of an as yet unidentified Feld Flieger Abteilung on the Eastern Front 1917.





And here's the build thread.
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234986324-fokker-k1/

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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2015, 12:40:38 pm »
Very nice!

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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2015, 03:18:32 pm »
Excellent work! Looking forward to more. :cheers:
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