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OFFICIAL: Canvas Falcons II: 1915-16 Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 12:05 AM UTC
Well, can't say this one was a huge success, but congrats to those who finished! Ribbons have been awarded so if you didn't get one let me know. For those who didn't finish, there's always The Canvas Falcons III!

Michael
ludwig113
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 01:06 AM UTC

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p.s. i cant post any pictures in the campaign gallery as i have no space left and i dont want to delete anymore pictures.

paul



forget my last post, now uploaded to the campaign gallery.

paul
ludwig113
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 04:46 PM UTC
p.s. i cant post any pictures in the campaign gallery as i have no space left and i dont want to delete anymore pictures.

paul
ludwig113
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 09:19 PM UTC
hi all,
i'm going to call this finished, i realise there is no rigging etc but i dont have the time to do it at the moment, so its best to leave as is.












cheers paul
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 05:20 PM UTC
Two weeks left until the end of this one and the beginning of Canvas Falcons III, 1916-17!

Michael
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 11:13 AM UTC
I gather that their kits are something else. i just have to get my head around the sticker price.

Gaz
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 03:50 AM UTC

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Michael,
Thanks for the recommendation. I've been perusing their site a lot recently.

Gaz



You won't be disappointed!

Michael
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 11:08 PM UTC
Michael,
Thanks for the recommendation. I've been perusing their site a lot recently.

Gaz
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 08:32 PM UTC
Gary,

Nicely done! And if you want to scale up, there's really only one way to go: http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/. I'm guessing I won't be the only one to make THIS recommendation!

Michael
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 02:14 PM UTC
Michael,
Thank you for hosting this campaign! I'm calling this Roland done but only just.

I had a bit of a painting accident that sapped my will to complete the model. Fixing it would have taken me even farther back, and I just want to chalk it up to experience. I think if I am going to do much more WWI aircraft, I'm going to need a bigger scale.

Anyway, on to the photos!






Photos were uploaded into the gallery.

Cheers,

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 10:13 AM UTC
Paul,
Your Albatross is really looking nice!

My Roland on the other hand is kind of ruined. But I will go on with it as a learning experience.


I replaced the guide horns with brass rod. It may be too thin from the side view, but the kit guide horns were basically heavy blocks of plastic with no aerodynamic cross section at all.


For the rigging, I drilled shallow holes into the wings and fuselage where I thought appropriate and put a dab of CA in the hole, held the end of the EZ Line in place, and prayed for about 20-seconds that it would hold. Under no circumstances will I drill holes all of the way through the wings. Just can't countenance it.


I have one other WWI aircraft in my stash. Also in 1/48 scale. Hopefully it will turn out better.

Gaz
ludwig113
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 08:24 PM UTC
hi all,

i'm getting there...





paul
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 02:49 PM UTC
Hi Everyone!
Took my Roland CII to the paint shop and decided on a 2-color scheme. I know in the early flying combat years, the Germans used green and brown before changing to green and lavender, before finally going lozenge. Of course, if anyone wants to correct my antiquated knowledge... please feel free.



Paints used were artist acrylics from tubes. Then, the entire aircraft received a coat of Future. Now, it'll get a couple days to cure.



The upper wings are only dry fitted. Hopefully when it comes time to glue them, I can do it without glue blobs becoming prominent structures under the wings.



Next steps are: Detail painting > Decals > weathering > Drilling and inserting the rigging > And final assembly.

Best Wishes,

Gaz
ludwig113
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 07:31 PM UTC
hi all, i am still in this campaign... i just have very very slow internet at the moment so no pictures. just the last few markings to go and then final assembly of the top wing and rigging.

cheers paul
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 04:23 PM UTC
Hi Friends,
My Roland is about ready for the paint shop.



Not really sure how to weather this puppy. Most pictures I see show an amazingly clean thing. I may just leave this one mint instead of trying to make everything look worn.

Cheers,

Gaz
tinbanger
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Posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 04:27 AM UTC
Time to get started on my entry for this campaign:-



GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 - 04:40 PM UTC
Hi fellow campaigners!

Time for me to throw myself into this campaign. Since it's my first time dealing with rigging wires, I'm building Eduard's optimistically titled: Roland C. II weekend edition.


Sorry about the photo orientation. This happens because Apple and Microsoft think there is something to be gained by not making their stuff to work with the other guy's stuff properly.

I just opened the box today and pulled the sprues from the bags. I think I'm going to have to order some Spandau jacket PE for these guns.

I'm sure the gun parts will arrive before I need them.



Gaz
amegan
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 04:11 AM UTC
The BE2 has been quietly plodding along, and has gone from lower wings and tail assembled

back to

However as you can see, the masking for pre-shading is done, ready to shoot paint. All joints between flying surfaces are very weak so all will be pinned, drilling for pins is done.
TheSSTriangle
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 01:40 AM UTC
So due to my own stupidity I accidentally crushed my build when organizing my model bench.
The kit is back in the box until I can forget about my own stupidity and give it another go.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 12:55 AM UTC
Lars,

Sounds interesting but your pictures aren't coming through.

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 12:19 AM UTC
Hi guys,

after finishing my Dornier Do 217 E-5 (to view: http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=241359&page=4#2077894 I will start my next project. This time it will be Revells Fokker D-VII in 1/48.

This will be it:
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I think the plane is well known enough and doesnt need introduction.

What I want to practice on in this build are three things:
1. Wood grain effects
2. Rigging
3. Shading and decolouration effects

For rigging this is a nice subject because there is not so much to do (for a WW1 aircraft).

Maybe I will do some scratch building in the cockpit and on the motor but I am not sure.

I will build the Herman Goering version... not because I like the guy... but because of the white finish. My challenge will be to make that as interesting as possible.

gr TC
TheSSTriangle
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 06:34 PM UTC
Here is the kit. I started it a number of years ago and then it sat in a box until two weeks ago.


And here is some of the progress I've made.



MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 04:55 PM UTC

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Here is the link to my build log I started up.
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=246029&page=1#2077787

Should I also post the picture here as well?



You should post some pics here with links to your build so we can get more detail. Nice choice!

Michael
TheSSTriangle
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 08:58 AM UTC
Here is the link to my build log I started up.
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=246029&page=1#2077787

Should I also post the picture here as well?
TheSSTriangle
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 06:57 PM UTC

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Colin,

Welcome to it! You're Fokker sounds fine to me, go for it. Let me know if you need help starting a build thread.

Michael



Excellent thanks
Pictures coming soon.