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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2015, 12:11:04 am »
The Roland looks good.  Scratchbuilt floats?
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2015, 04:15:54 am »
Thank You All, the comments are much appreciated. The floats are scratched and are based on the Roden Albatros type. Really into whifs at the moment as the BM and ATF GB's follow each other.
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2015, 06:29:02 am »
Roland is just  :bow:
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2015, 02:29:30 am »
I'm impressed you've scratchbuilt two floats the same.  Better than I can manage.
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2015, 12:07:42 pm »
Only the truly mad and courageous take on lozenge camouflage.  :thumbs:
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2015, 01:59:41 pm »

beautiful floats indeed, and very beutiful lozenges  :thumbsup:

If I began scratch building floats, I'm afraid I would never end floatplanizing non-float aircraft ...

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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2015, 12:23:23 am »
Master  :bow:
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2015, 11:14:14 am »
Hello and welcome stevehed!
You know, you are lunatic, don't you?  :thumbsup:  :cheers:

Crazy and well done whiffies... the best "hi folks, I'm new here" since a long time.  :bow:

Honestly, until I'd seen the tripple Fokker of this "unidentified Feld Flieger Abteilung on the Eastern Front 1917" I wasn't sure if you show whifs or real planes.  :banghead:

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(Btw: perfect Lozenge-camouflage on some of the wings..., did you used decals? If so, what decals?)

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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2015, 12:02:27 pm »
Thanks Everyone for the kind comments. The lozenge on the floatplane is by Printscale via Hannants. It represents the naval version and has been called to account by the experts for accuracy. I leave that to those souls as just about every manufacturer has their detractors. I've used Almark for land planes in the past and have recently acquired some Pegasus. As for the floats I made a template of a side and taped it to four sheets of card and scored around it. Right or wrong they were all the same size.

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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2015, 01:20:42 am »
Yup German WWI Lozenge is/can be a minefield. Not just colour but even shape of the lozenge. Given there were Army and Naval types and different types within those before we even get onto the subject of colours  :banghead: What gets me is that this is all based, or mostly based, on grainy, very old black and white photos where even the type of film used can misrepresent the colours. Just look at a lot of WWI photos of RFC aircraft and check the roundels out ! There are very few extent examples of original lozenge about.

So I really don't give a fig about what the so called experts say, and I'm a subscriber to Cross and Cockade  :rolleyes: If it look's ok it is ok and yours do/are  :bow:
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2015, 03:23:53 am »
'Accuracy'? 'ACCURACY'?  :unsure:

This is WhiffWorld for goodness sake, any accuracy is what YOU make it!  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2016, 07:37:39 am »
My first post of the new year is the Albatros D.VI. A hydrid fighter utilising parts from the Albatros D.V and the Hannover CLIIIa it was designed by a very little known company called LMA. It arrived at just the right time to re-equip Germany’s allies, Bulgaria and Turkey, when everything else was needed on the Western Front.  Here’s an example that was flying with Jasta 25 on the Macedonian Front in late 1918.








http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=562&t=47613

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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2016, 02:30:12 am »
That's nice, love the bi-plane tail. Desperately trying to remember which company actualy used it on a project ? Was it Roland ?
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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2016, 10:25:37 am »
That's nice, love the bi-plane tail. Desperately trying to remember which company actualy used it on a project ? Was it Roland ?

Hannover CL types which were licence built by Roland as well. Most biplane tails were on twins such as the Gothas and Handley Page 0/100 and 0/400's and the Vimy off the top of my head. Bound to be more but the grey cells haven't recovered from Christmas yet.

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Re: World War One Whifs
« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2016, 01:29:49 pm »
Glad I read your comments before posting Chris, or I would have missed that !

Great job of this one. Love the mix of camo.

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