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OFFICIAL: Canvas Falcons IV: 1917-18 Campaign
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 04:49 AM UTC


The fit is very tight, so took some effort and little bit of filler. The picture doesn't show it, but the Pfalz has very nice smooth and aerodynamic shape.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 05:00 AM UTC
Engine done:

pylwagl
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 06:29 PM UTC
So, its been a while! I couldn't get on with the new decal shades but thought I could tone them down with a light overspray. However, I couldn't remove every trace of the older decals that now needed replacing, and of course bits showed through. In the end I cut my losses and stripped everything. One coat of Tamiya grey primer and I was back where I had started



I didn't fancy shelling out for even more decals so I knocked up some masks and proceeded to make the F2B into a machine captured by the Germans some time later in the war.



Its a bit of a wiffer but is based on the few photo refs of actual aircraft I could find.
Job done.



cheers
Stu
pylwagl
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 09:41 PM UTC
So, Eduard were unable to supply replacement decals owing to the age of the kit, so I plumped for the decals from the latest F2B release. Eduard were brilliant about all this. the only problem is that the blue in the decals is much lighter than the original, which is both a shame and a complication. I remove the decals I had already applied and laid down a new one as a tester. Still very vivid, so removed earlier wing top roundel. Any remaining bits of decal show through the white portions so now need to respray upper wing and rudder to be sure. I'll leave the lower wing roundels as they are. This is turning into a saga!



Grained the wing struts as therapy.



That Pfalz has turned out lovely Tom.
cheers
Stu
TMoon
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 09:09 PM UTC

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Beautiful Tom.
That's 2 for Lt. Raban!

How did you get your masking so crisp? Amazing.



I used tamiya's curving masking tape and panzer putty.
Tom
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 06:40 PM UTC
Beautiful Tom.
That's 2 for Lt. Raban!

How did you get your masking so crisp? Amazing.
TMoon
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:16 AM UTC
Here are the finished photos of the Pfalz DIIIa.
The same photos are in the gallery.











Tom
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 11:19 PM UTC

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You do need to post directly to the campaign gallery. It will pick up your pics from your hard drive when you tell it where.

Michael



Thanks Michael!
Done.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 11:09 PM UTC

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Michael:
There are currently no images in the Campaign Gallery. How do we post there?
Do you have to upload photos again to that gallery, or can we somehow link from our own gallery?



You do need to post directly to the campaign gallery. It will pick up your pics from your hard drive when you tell it where.

Nice work!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 10:09 PM UTC
I was going to hold off with the final photos, as Aeroscale might be publishing a build/review I wrote about the 1/72 Eduard Dr.1 kit. But I'm not sure when that will be. So here it is.

Lt. August Raban, Jasta 18, Oct 1918
1:72 Eduard Fokker DR.1 IMG_2294

1:72 Eduard Fokker DR.1 IMG_2277

Michael:
There are currently no images in the Campaign Gallery. How do we post there?
Do you have to upload photos again to that gallery, or can we somehow link from our own gallery?
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 03:47 AM UTC
More progress on the Clerget stand.



Full details in the Build Log Thread

Cheers, D
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:18 PM UTC
Hi Stu,
Those wings look really good. A quick fix on the decal might be to add a small piece of cdl painted decal to represent a patched up tear or bullet hole. Might add a little character.
I've got photos of Richtoffens red Albatros with bullet holes in the fuselage, patched over with filler. I plan on replicating when I finally get around to it.
pylwagl
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC
so...eventually settled on colours for the wings - CDL underside is Tamiya XF55, PC10 upper is mostly Tamiya X62 with a bit of X2 and a smidge of X3. looks right to me



got lower wing painted, decalled and shaded, all good there.



Upper wing was going well until I caught a decal with a bit of masking tape and took a bit off. Removed remains of decal and will now obtain spare from Eduard. Dohh!
Oh well, plenty to get on with.




cheers
Stu
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 07:49 AM UTC
Update on my Clerget build . We have NMF, next up some detail painting and weathering. Check the build log thread for details.



Cheers, D
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 05:10 AM UTC
Liking the looks of things so far! Meanwhile, I'm running out of excuses not to start rigging:



Michael
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 06:50 PM UTC
Small update on my Clerget build , black base coat on ready for NMF. Check the build log thread for details.



Cheers, D
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 04:44 PM UTC
I'll enter. Hopefully I can finish this one.
Got a few kits to choose from and still have the half finished WNW Rumpler I entered in last years. It would be good to finally finish that one.
pylwagl
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:13 PM UTC
So, have now managed to get the interior done and the fuselage halves together. It was a test of patience, with every assembly needing test fitting, adjusting and fiddling, but got there in the end. Fuselage seams will need some work (could be me or could be slightly warped moulding) but hey!









cheers
Stu
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 01:57 AM UTC

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D,

This campaign allows works-in-progress and build threads are encouraged, so feel free to join in, we'd love to have you!

Michael



Thanks Michael, enlisted now as number 10 on the roster!

Cheers, D
pylwagl
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 09:39 PM UTC
Thanks for the compliment Wiggus, but the graining effect is really not too tricky. It's just Humbrol 94, a layer of Tamiya clear, then burnt umber oil paint wiped over the surface with a soft brush, best thing is it can be easily wiped off and re-done if need be. Bravo to you for the 1/72 Dr1 - far too small for me i'm afraid! The streaky red finish looks great btw.

So, still plugging away at the interior bits - there always seems so many with biplanes. I now have a heap of mostly ready bits and fuselage halves are pretty well done.



Having contemplated long and hard a convenient method of rigging, I then went and got some Bob's buckles. They are scary tiny but are much easier to thread together than I imagined (yeah, I could regret saying that later). There is a completed one in the photo. I think they will look great, not least since there is so much rigging on the F2B.



cheers
Stu
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 07:17 PM UTC

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I started about a week before this Campaign kicked off so it doesn't quite fit the timeline requirements, but please check in and comment with any critique or advice.

Cheers, D



D,

This campaign allows works-in-progress and build threads are encouraged, so feel free to join in, we'd love to have you!

Michael
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 06:50 PM UTC
This is going to be a great thread to follow and learn from, some really good work going on already and a very nice variety of subject matter.

For those who haven't seen it yet, I have a Sopwith Camel Clerget Project on the go with a build log thread HERE.

I started about a week before this Campaign kicked off so it doesn't quite fit the timeline requirements, but please check in and comment with any critique or advice.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 06:40 PM UTC

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I'm looking forward to your SSW build Ludwig, since i have that one in my stash. :-)



so far everything has gone together really well. i'm trying a new way(to me) of building.assembling the whole cockpit then painting it, rather than doing parts as i go along.

paul
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 09:37 PM UTC
I'm looking forward to your SSW build Ludwig, since i have that one in my stash. :-)
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 09:18 PM UTC
bit of an update on my Udet SSW D.111