T Bolts WW I Airplanes

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  1. T Bolt

    T Bolt Well-Known Member

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    #1 T Bolt, May 23, 2010
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    glen5101.jpg P5222050.JPG P5222051.JPG P5222052.JPG P5222053.JPG P5222055.JPG P5222056.JPG P5222057.JPG P5222058.JPG P5222059.JPG P5222060.JPG P5222061.JPG P5222062.JPG About 8 years ago I went through a “WW I Faze” It was a very productive time for me and I completed quite a few models. None of them were the expensive new production kits that were just coming out then, but the older Smer and Glencoe kits that required a little work to make then look good.

    First up is the Albatross D.III Glenceo Kit in 1/48th. I needed to do a lot of work on this one as the fit of the fuselage was terrible, and the attachment points of wings and struts were vague at best, but it turned out good after a lot of thick superglue and work with a file. I did the wood grain by first painting it a light tan enamel, then brush painting thick brown acrylic. I kept brushing the acrylic as it dried giving it a streaky look. Decals are from the kit, and the reason I bought it in the first place as I loved the look of this one.
     
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    Beautiful Glenn. The wood strips look very convincing.
     
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    Good ones!
     
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    Very nice. :thumbup:


    Wheels
     
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    Very nice.
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    Looks great, and that wood-effect is superb. Are you going to add rigging? It'll improve the look of the finished model 100%.
     
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    Nice, and I love the wood grain effect!
     
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    That's a nice looking bird and the wood grain is superb. If you ever want to do rigging, I came across this web site for 'Bobby's Buckles', I have some stashes away for future use on my squadron theme, but as yet haven't tried them, so can't comment on their feasibility. But when the time comes, I'm looking forward to having a go at the complexities of the rigging.

    Bob's Buckles

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Real Nice Glenn, you've done a top job mate!:D
     
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    Thanks everyone!

    I looked at that site Vic, and it looks cool…. and reasonably priced. I am OK doing an antenna wire here and there but the thought of fully rigging a bi-plane always scared me although near the end of my “Bi-plane period” I did rig a Hawker Fury with stretch sprue that turned out OK, but tried my nerves. Maybe someday I’ll have to update some of my collection.
     
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    That's just what I have in mind, replacing some of the botched earlier models WWI and mid war planes.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Nice. Always loved the D3. My favorite albatross.

    Very nice job.
     
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    #14 T Bolt, May 27, 2010
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    Smer 1/48 scale

    You never know what to expect whenever you open a Smer kit. This one turned out to be a little beauty. There weren’t many extra detail parts, but the parts that were there were beautifully molded and fit together wonderfully. A very enjoyable build!
     
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    Not bad at all Glenn...:thumbright:
     
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    Always liked the Sopwith triplane, your model looks lovely. Surprising result from a SMER box :)
     
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    Very nice...I've always loved Werner's Alb.

    It may interest you to know (for a future project) that Arnold used the Dixie Lee name on his Sopwith Camel as wellif my aging memory serves.



    Great stuff
     
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    Nice stuff, Glenn! :thumbleft:
     
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    #19 T Bolt, Jun 4, 2010
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    voss.jpg Thanks guys! The Pup was always my favorite as a kid and an extra wing is even better! :lol:
    I had forgotten that D.III was flown by Werner Voss :oops: I have a Dr.I triplane 1/2 finished with a decal option for his plane. I'll have to pull it out and finish it to put it up next to the D.III
     
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    #20 T Bolt, Jun 4, 2010
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    glen5114.jpg P5222077.JPG P5222079.JPG P5222080.JPG P5222081.JPG P5222082.JPG P5222083.JPG P5222084.JPG P5222085.JPG Next is the 1/48th scale Glencoe Nieuport 28C.1. This was obviously an old kit. I don’t know who the original mfg. was but it looked similar to Aurora kits from the late 50s. I bought it because I liked the camo scheme.
     
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