Author Topic: LFG Roland D.11 'Haifisch' - A One Wing Biplane.  (Read 280 times)

Offline robunos

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LFG Roland D.11 'Haifisch' - A One Wing Biplane.
« on: July 23, 2022, 05:18:37 AM »
I'm a bit a bit late to this GB,  but I'm hoping to get this finished in time . . .   :o
I didn't think I had anything suitable, then I remembered I'd bought this kit to replace the Pegasus kit  I'd already built, then I found that I had some sharkmouth decals on a sheet I'd bought for another project . . .
So, off we go !
Here's the Box Art,





I think Curtiss Hawk style teeth will look good on this, especially as I'll be using an alternative scheme where the fuselage is pale blue . . .
The sprue, such that it is.





It's a simple build, but has the complication that the engine must be finished before the fuselage halves can be assembled. So here's the engine glued to the cockpit floor.





With that done, I looked at the wings. As per my previous build, they're going to be fitted in the mid position, so need to be cut in two. Here are the wings before,





and after cutting.





Lastly for this time, I removed the lower wings from the lower centre-section, again before,





and after,





this part will be attached to the asembled fuselage and faired to shape.


That's All For Now, Stay Tuned . . .


cheers,
Robin.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2022, 05:33:30 AM by robunos »
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Offline ChernayaAkula

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Re: LFG Roland D.11 'Haifisch' - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2022, 07:41:17 AM »
"Und der Haifisch, der hat Zähne,
Und die trägt er im Gesicht.
"

And the shark, it has teeth,
And it wears them in the face.

Mack the Knife

A most appropriate build for this GB!  :smiley:
Cheers,
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Re: LFG Roland D.11 'Haifisch' - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2022, 01:50:51 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: LFG Roland D.11 'Haifisch' - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2022, 08:56:13 AM »
.. A most appropriate build for this GB!  :smiley:

Indeed! And off to a great start  :smiley:
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Offline robunos

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Re: LFG Roland D.11 'Haifisch' - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2022, 02:03:26 AM »

And we're done !!
LFG Roland D.II 'Haifisch', Jasta 25, Western Front, 1917











More pictures in the Gallery Thread . . .
That's All Folks . . . !


cheers,
Robin.
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Re: LFG Roland D.11 'Haifisch' - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2022, 02:27:41 AM »
 :smiley:
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Offline Robomog

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Re: LFG Roland D.11 'Haifisch' - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2022, 05:26:08 AM »
Looks sooooo right.

Good looking aircraft  :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: LFG Roland D.11 'Haifisch' - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2022, 02:13:30 PM »
very nice, a pilot would be nice to finish it off. :smiley: