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Big Scale WWI fighter updated 6-20-13


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#81 Harry P.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:22 AM

Looking terrific. Makes me want to haul out my videos of The Blue Max and Dawn Patrol (but the best of those is Howard Hughes' 1930 "Hell's Angels," with staged dogfights filmed without miniatures or special effects, marred by some actual fatalities).

 

Speaking of "Hell's Angels," there's a big scene in the movie "The Aviator" showing the "set" of Hell's Angels (Leonardo DiCaprio plays Howard Hughes). Tons of WWI fighters (all reproductions, no doubt)...a cool "movie within a movie."



#82 Harry P.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:33 AM

Finally some progress... got the wings painted and the graphics applied. The lower wings, top and bottom sides:

 

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Upper wing, top and bottom sides. That squarish thing in the wing is the radiator (remember, the engine is liquid-cooled, not an air-cooled radial):

 

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And the fuselage markings:

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

Outstanding!



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:28 AM

How's this bird coming along ?



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:53 AM

How's this bird coming along ?

 

Got the wings attached, one side of the rigging done, decals done. I need to take some new photos.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:52 PM

Very nice Harry !



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:34 PM

Is this done ? Photo's ???  : )



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:57 PM

Is this done ? Photo's ???  : )

 

Still not done. I'll try and take a few new photos over the weekend.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:47 PM

Wow, again.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:09 PM

Pretty damned amazing, Harry.  Hat's off to you on this one.