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Offline Dr. YoKai

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The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« on: December 22, 2014, 10:21:45 AM »
I'll be mining the Great War for build concepts for a while yet -figured I'd group them under
appropraite banners. First up, the Bristol Triplane is coming along. I need to finishe the rigging,
(and re-do a bit of it :icon_crap:) touch up the paint, and see if twenty or thirty year old Airfix decals  are still viable.

One curious discovery while build this - I had gotten two different boxings of the kit, and some time
between the two releases, they pilot figures were resculpted.

Something I started on, and leap-frogged to finish first, was this Hansa-Brandenberg.
Sporting the designation G.III, it comes from the notion that Heinkel started thinking about he monoplane formula before the creation of the W.29, and applied it to a twin engine bomber.
This is mostly the old Meikraft kit, with wing inserts from the Pegasus kit. The latter's wings
were the right shape, but only about half the thinkness, so I laminated them up with strip and
shaped them to match. The nose section, which mounts a 5 cm cannon in addition to the
parabellum, came from a cast off section of the Bristol fighter fuselage. ( The cannon was inspired
by reports that the Hansa-Brandenberg G. I, though unsuccessful in service, was used as a
testbed for a variety of heavy cannon. The tailplane also derives from the shape of the G. I )




Something I picked up at the Austin show in October was a Merlin Fokker D. VIII. Floats from the
Brandenbergs were starting to to pile up, so...


I need to find a sheet of late-war crosses, but the Fokker W. VIII is pretty much done as well.
On the morrow, pics of the AEG DN. IV, from the Classic Airplanes vacuform kit.


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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2014, 10:44:19 AM »
Hansa-Brandenberg comes out so well in that blue and top of fuselage finish :)
Tail surfaces appear to have much higher critical Mach than main wing ;D

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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2014, 10:47:34 AM »
I must admit, I do like the Lozenge camouflage finish.   8)

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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 06:36:01 AM »
 My interest has revived as the centennial of the War's end approaches. Two quick recent projects - a Toko Pfalz D XII, and a whifed Roland C IIdr. I had picked up a pair of Airfix C IIs for two dollars apiece, and the triplane just seemed obvious.


More notes anon.

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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 07:13:18 AM »
Great job on both! The camo colors look great.

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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 05:37:00 PM »
Well done, Doc! Those look every bit the business!

Nice work on the camo which looks spot-on!

Triplaning that Roland was truly inspired.

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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 07:30:31 PM »
Great W.W.1ders, Doc! :smiley: :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 10:01:50 PM »
 Thanks for the compliments. colleagues! The paints a re from a new AK interactive set - WW ! German colors - and while they are pricey, they
 are pretty good when airbrushed. The Roland scheme is bit whiff - while the more common image of the C II is in all white, some were given a
 two tone brown/green upper surface in the 1916 period. Since the purple/green combination started showing up in 1917, I blended two slightly
 different patterns for a purple/ brown combination, reasoning that it might have suited the mud of the trenches a little more effectively. The
 'canopy' was inspired by some closed and partially closed cockpit experiments carried out on some other C-class observation planes.

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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 07:07:00 AM »
My first post and as a WW1 afficianado I had to make it here. Love the Roland but wondered if the 2014 photos could be resurrected.

Regards, Steve

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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 09:31:27 AM »
 I had noticed they had gone missing - thanks for the reminder. it will probably be a day or two, but I'll put them up. thanks for asking.
 Or I could just go ahead and do it now...
 This is the other Hansa Brandenberg W.29 whif, a single engine reccon/close support land version. The observer's gun is supposed to be a Becker 20 mm, but I think it's a little overscale.
 

And the twin-engine version described above



Looks like I'll have to take some pictures of the finished Fokker D. VIIIW
« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 09:42:52 AM by Dr. YoKai »

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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 05:31:13 PM »
Those are just great, Doc!

I especially like that twin-engined beauty!

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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 05:33:29 PM »
Those are just great, Doc!

I especially like that twin-engined beauty!

Brian da Basher

Ditto

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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2018, 01:16:29 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 06:33:36 AM »
Thanks Doc, two beauties.

Steve

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Re: The YoKai's World War Oneders - Air
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2018, 09:53:55 AM »
Every WWI subject look a whif ;) 8)

WWI monoplanes are so cool!  :smiley: