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Offline Frank3k

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #50 on: December 10, 2020, 02:48:31 AM »
The Merlin LFG Roland D.II looks good!

I wonder what the Boeing P-26 would look like as a parasol wing fighter...

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #51 on: December 10, 2020, 03:58:43 PM »
Very nice Robin! I'd missed the Polikarpov, 'Harry Tate', and all the Germans. Great stuff  :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #52 on: December 10, 2020, 04:58:30 PM »
You been having too much fun.  Whole bunch look pretty darn legit.  Satin finish on P-26 is different in a good way, something to remember.  :smiley:

Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #53 on: December 11, 2020, 12:05:10 AM »
Thanks for the comments, Gents . . .   :)) 
The Merlin D.II kit suffered very badly from flash on the fuselage halves, though the wings and tail weren't too bad. A lot of filing and scraping was needed. Likewise, the propeller was unusable, hence the scratched one. I also replaced the wheels with Revell Fokker D.VII ones, the kit ones were white metal, and not much good.
 I will post another picture of it, from another angle, I've just noticed that the proportions look odd. I went with the mid-wing because the real D.II has a fuselage that completely fills the gap between the wings, and both low and high wings didn't look right, likewise the C.II. Of course, then the D.VI had to have a mid wing, to complete the family look . . .
I made and fitted a new gun ring to the C.II, and the RE 8, I'm not happy with the RE 8, the decals were poor, I will make another at some point.
I am still hoping some one will produce a new kit ( are you listening, Airfix ? ), but until then . . .
A parasol Peashooter ? It would need a wing swap, there's little enough span as it is . . .  ;D
The satin finish is supposed to be matt, but I still haven't found a truly matt finish that brushes on . . .


cheers,
Robin.

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #54 on: December 18, 2020, 07:07:28 PM »
Hi Robin,
            First time I've seen the complete OWB collection. Some very neat ideas. I particularly like the pushers.

Regards, Steve

Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2021, 05:53:08 AM »
Okay, here's the latest addition to the One Wing Biplane fleet, a BE2c . . .


'Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c of 39 Squadron, piloted by Lieutenant William Leefe-Robinson, on the occasion of his shooting down the airship Schutte-Lanz S.L.11, on 3rd September, 1916, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.'




cheers,
Robin.
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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2021, 02:07:42 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2021, 12:53:20 AM »

A Halberstadt Scout . . .
Not sure if this counts as a scratch-build or a conversion . . .





Fuselage aft of the wings and horizontal tail from a 1/72 Revell Fokker Eindecker, wings from a 1/72 Revell Sopwith Camel. Forward fuselage plastic card, top decking epoxy putty. Rudder, undercarriage, gun and propeller from the spares box, decals are from Almark sheet A29 'German Crosses 1916-17' Colour scheme from 'Fighters 1914-19. page 34.
This model is not true scale, and also has a mixture of features of the various Halberstadt D-types, hence why I call it a 'scout', rather than a particular D-type . . .


cheers,
Robin.
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Offline apophenia

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2021, 08:28:51 AM »
The Halberstadt is pretty but I love the way you've left the spars exposed on the BE.2c! Very nice  :smiley:
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Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2021, 10:57:43 PM »
Thanks, Gents .  .   :-[
@apophenia; that's the way the part is moulded, I had to be so careful not to break the wings off when I was painting and decaling . . . 
After Airfix released this kit, I was hoping that they would go on to re-tool some of their other Great War kits to the same standard, but of course, they didn't . . . :icon_twisted: :(


cheers,
Robin.
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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #60 on: February 21, 2021, 11:37:52 PM »
You are awesome :-*
Don't want to threadjack but thought you might like this one
https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/hh50/sotoolslinger/ROT%20HALW/IMG_1072.jpg

Offline robunos

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2021, 05:58:02 AM »
You are awesome :-*
Don't want to threadjack but thought you might like this one
https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/hh50/sotoolslinger/ROT%20HALW/IMG_1072.jpg


Praise indeed from the master . . .   :-[    :D


That's excellent, it looks like it started life as a Bristol Bulldog, amirite ?


cheers,
Robin.
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Offline apophenia

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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #62 on: Yesterday at 08:08:23 AM »
... it looks like it started life as a Bristol Bulldog, amirite ?...

Good eye! I was thinking P-26 but, you're right, it looks much more like a Bulldog fuselage (and upper wing?)  :smiley:
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Re: One Wing Biplanes
« Reply #63 on: Yesterday at 08:22:31 AM »
... it looks like it started life as a Bristol Bulldog, amirite ?...

Good eye! I was thinking P-26 but, you're right, it looks much more like a Bulldog fuselage (and upper wing?)  :smiley:
Shoot its been so long since the build that I'm sure y'all are correct. Bulldog sounds right. I don't think I've ever had a Peashooter model :-[