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Old 05-20-2020, 08:31 PM
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Pfalz D-III 1/33 Scale From Models by Marek (Matt77 Repaint)

Here we go again. I'm kind of liking this stay at home stuff. Getting work done AND models too! I'm starting this lovely machine soon. Should be a good challenge as it's so graceful and needs really nicely done curves to do it justice.


Stay tuned!

Dan
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:23 PM
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I love German WWI aircraft, the Albatros and the Pfalz are two of my favorites.
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:31 PM
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Got the engine done! It took some real head-scratching for some of the details as the directions are sort of not there and some of the numbers are incorrect. However, I tried to make it as the kit intended with the only problem being that it isn't really all that accurate. Some of the manifold piping is wrong (I think) and I really have no idea what that disc on the front of the engine is...although I did find some photos of the real engine and I think I know where the designer was coming from. It would have been hard to add valve springs as well due to the design without making a completely new top end, so I left it alone.

I only added the manifold pipes from stretched sprue, spark plugs and wires and the wire guide on each side. The engine is kind of out in the breeze so it makes sense to take some time to doll it up even if it's more "steam punk" than accurate. In the end, it's a nice busy top end and will look nice with an exhaust and radiator tubing attached!

More soon...Dan
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Beautiful work, can't wait to see the rest of the model
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Amazing work, Dan. The detailing is very impressive, and look realistic.


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That's a very good start Dan, the engine looks great with all this detail and nice artwork!

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Got the tails done! Easy-peasy...Dan
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Evening All!


I got the cockpit done (man...the seat fit in an "interesting" way...lots of head scratching on that one!) and started fitting all the fuselage skins to the balsa formers. These are all just friction fit for now to make sure things will line up. Little bits are sanded here, sanded there...and you end up with a nice final product. In this case, this is the first paper model I've made that just butt joins the fuselage formers to each other. This is a bit dicey to me as the matches need to be very, very accurate or you get an unsightly lump or Grand Canyon gap. On the other models I've made with convex bodies, you use formers and tabs and the tabs allow skins to slide together. Hard to explain but this one needs extra care. So my skins are glued, but the cross section shapes are just fitting for show!

Steady as she goes!

More soon...Dan
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