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OFFICIAL: Canvas Falcons III: 1916-17
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 01:44 PM GMT+7

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thanks for the help Michael, but no matter what i do, i cannot seem to post an image in the gallery. I have posted these here anyway.
Now pondering a subject for CF IV.
cheers
Stu



Stu,

I don't know what's going on, but it's beautiful work so I'm giving you the ribbon. On to part IV!

Michael
Scrodes
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 01:21 PM GMT+7
Wow guys

I don't (because I can't) build WWI birds, but these are some incredible looking builds!

Bravo.
pylwagl
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 07:32 AM GMT+7
thanks for the help Michael, but no matter what i do, i cannot seem to post an image in the gallery. I have posted these here anyway.







Now pondering a subject for CF IV.
cheers
Stu
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 07:20 AM GMT+7

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so, trying to post pics in the gallery. using 'help' panel, but keep getting message that the category I have chosen cant contain photos. I've been choosing the Aeroscale category. i'm stumped (although sure its something obvious). help!!
cheers
stu



Stu,

You have to go directly to the specific gallery for the campaign. (click on the link here). Then, as long as you're logged in, you should be able to upload. You might have to login at the gallery page, even if you were for the network in general. Look in the upper right hand corner of the gallery page to see if you are logged in or not.

Michael
pylwagl
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 06:31 AM GMT+7
so, trying to post pics in the gallery. using 'help' panel, but keep getting message that the category I have chosen cant contain photos. I've been choosing the Aeroscale category. i'm stumped (although sure its something obvious). help!!
cheers
stu
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 03:41 AM GMT+7
Well, Armistice Day has come and gone and it's time to close this one down. However, as promised, Canvas Falcons IV is up and running, so if you have something under way but not finished (such as, say, a WNW Camel ), you can still get 'er done!

Thanks to all who participated and congrats to those who finished! I will be distributing awards right after I finish this post, so let me know if you don't get one and think you should. See you in 1917-18!

Michael
ludwig113
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:33 PM GMT+7
here we go my 3rd udet aircraft.





paul
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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 03:16 AM GMT+7
Well everyone, only one day till Armistice Day and the end of Canvas Falcons III. But fear not, Canvas Falcons IV is right on its tail! If you have a finished model for this one, be sure to post in the gallery, otherwise we'll see you on the flipside.

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 03:04 AM GMT+7
Really nice work here!

Unfortunately, with only a few days left, my WNW Camel has stalled out and is in a bad spin. After carefully masking the framework on the lower wings, painting PC12 to simulate show through, then removing the masking and painting the linen color (breaking off not one but two cabines in the process), I removed all the other masking to find that the paint on the bottom of the wings is just wiping off the model like powder. No idea what I did wrong. I used Tamiya paints which I normally have good luck with, but it all went south this time. This one is sidelined for now while I try to get my mojo back.

Anyway, if you're close to finishing, time to step it up! Only a week left.

Michael
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 06:40 PM GMT+7
Great build Tom!
I built this E.3 for Canvas Falcons I and it remains my only WW1 build despite it being such a great kit. As you say, a joy to put together.

cheers
Michael
doubtingthomas
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 02:32 PM GMT+7
Great job on the Roland, Stu!

I finished the Fokker E.II!
This was my first time using Gaspatch turnbuckles (in fact, any kind of turnbuckle at all). I learned a lot, and could definitely do better next time. As this is the most rigging I've ever done, I'm happy for the moment.

Weathering was done with artist's oils. Hopefully I did not overdo it!

Overall, this was a great kit. The fit of the wings and the complex landing gear/strut arrangements was made almost-error proof. It's really, really clever.

The cockpit was enhanced with HGW fabric belts, which I will now use on every possible 1/32 build because they worked fantastic for me.


I can't recommend the kit enough! It made a potentially tough build very enjoyable!

Thanks for looking!
(photos are uploaded to the campaign folder).

Regards-
Tom
Wisconsin, USA
ludwig113
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 04:42 AM GMT+7
some great aircraft on here.
i will be finished, just doing struts and decals at the moment. hope to finish in about a week.

paul
pylwagl
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:48 PM GMT+7
so...
Matted and with all the snappy-off bits in place, I'm calling this done before I break it.













Now pondering what next
cheers
Stu
pylwagl
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 05:47 AM GMT+7
So... still plugging away
The seam is done & glossed.



The undercarriage is now complete too. I had used superglue to fix the crossbar thing but it blistered the Xtracolor enamel. I was going to bind it to simulate the original structure but got lazy instead. I simply scraped off the paint in strategic spots, glued and will touch up next.



Now just a matt coat and add all the bits that usually get snapped off
cheers
Stu
pylwagl
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 10:26 PM GMT+7
Great work all! Tom, that EII cowling looks lovely.
So... have reached the part of a build where it all slows down with all the less exciting fiddly bits.
Continued to deal with the opened joint, it took some doing but I think I now have it beaten.



The undercarriage is located to the fuselage with tiny locating pimples that don't locate very well. I removed them, enlarged the locating holes and used plastic rod and superglue to force them to fit. The whole assembly is really fragile (ask how I know) so eventually I left off the cross brace bit and simply fixed the two side members. I intend to fix the cross member later with wire to simulate the bungee cords that were used. (Not sure how that will pan out).



The roll bar thing on top of the wing was a pain to fit since it was wonky. bending and superglue helped there, but I now need to smooth out the area a bit - work continues.




got some fiddly bits done too for a break.



getting there!

cheers

stu
doubtingthomas
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Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 02:21 AM GMT+7
Hello all! Long time, no drop by.

Stu - Your Roland interior, rigging, and exterior paint look fantastic!
Michael - Great job on the Camel interior. Those seat belts make all the difference!

Though I rarely have time to post, I have been making progress on my WNW Fokker E.II. I'm at the point of putting together the pre-painted, pre-decayed assemblies.
I tried to replicate the cowling pattern using Vallejo Metal Air Aluminum with brush-painted Dull Aluminum squiggles. I'm OK with it as a first effort, but would love to know if there was a better way.


And the rest of the bits:


Overall, it's been a great kit with the exception of the usual WNW super-tight tolerances. When you pre-paint, it can make fitting some parts together quite difficult.

Enjoy!
Tom
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:48 PM GMT+7

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Michael, the interior is looking really good. What color are the seat belts?

Stu, Ive been watching your rigging photos and have learned some.

Bob



Bob, Seat belts are Tamiya XF-55 and 52, as recommended by WNW.

Stephen, The light wood is XF-78 with a clear yellow overcoat and the dark wood is XF-68 with a clear orange overcoat.

Robert, The D.VII is probably your best bet (less wings than the DR.I). I haven't built the Eduard 1/48 kit but hear it's very good. I HAVE built the WNW 1/32 kit and it's excellent, if you can find/afford one.

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 09:11 AM GMT+7
Michael, the interior is looking really good. What color are the seat belts?

Stu, Ive been watching your rigging photos and have learned some.

Bob
pylwagl
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 08:44 AM GMT+7
Michael - that 'pit is looking great!
Robert - Bob R is right, a Fokker DVII would be a good place to start owing to its (very) minimal rigging. There is also a multitude of fantastic colour schemes for it. The same is true of the Dr1 - undercarriage and a couple of (fiddly) wires in front of the cockpit. Personally, i'd be wary of anything from the RAF due to the British passion for rigging - often with twin wires.
DVII would get my vote, the Eduard 1/48 is lovely.

meanwhile, in other news....
I managed to open up a seam while messing with the CII - curses!


cheers
stu
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 07:10 AM GMT+7
Robert, I'm in the same boat! I've been told that the Fokker DVII idoes not have any rigging on the wings, only the landing struts.

Bob
TotemWolf
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 06:18 AM GMT+7
I've been watching some videos on YouTube and following this campaign. Seeing all the great work makes me want to try a WWI plane. What would good first kit for a fairly experienced modeler.

Great work here.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 04:57 AM GMT+7
Well, fuselage and bottom wing together on the WNW Camel:





I know this is heresy, but this one feels a bit rushed on WNW's part. The gun to cockpit fit isn't clear, nor is the tail skid to fuselage join. That tail skid has come loose several times. But it's sure the best 1/32 Camel out there!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 06:24 AM GMT+7
Everyone here have really inspired me to finally build a WWI a/c in the next Canvas Falcons campaign. My Wingnut Wings 1:32 Sopwith Snipe just arrived and in the mean time I have been following yall's builds and using the photos as I practice on an Eduard Albatros D.III.

Bob