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Hi all,

 

I have been working on this kit for a few weeks / months now.

I've gotten a wooden prop from Doug Craner. HGW seatbelts. HGW masks. Taurus sparkplugs. Ehm... that's it.

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Thnx Guys,

 

Just recieved the Blue Max (Pour le Merite) medal to go along with this build.

Immelmann was awarded this medal. I just bought it on Ebay :)

(it's a replica by the way. Reall ones' are priceless)

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How long did it take to carve that prop? Excellent work it looks real!

I had this carved by Doug Cranes. Took a week i believe. I sanded it down again and sprayed it with micro gloss after i added the decals.

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Beautiful Jeroen

 

Have always wondered why a German medal has a French name /French blurb on it??

 

As a quick aside whilst 'you are here' so as to speak, may I ask are all the British WWI fighters' machine guns now available in turned brass? I am such a WWI newb!

 

Thanks for sharing such stunning work

 

Nick

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Beautiful Jeroen

 

Have always wondered why a German medal has a French name /French blurb on it??

 

As a quick aside whilst 'you are here' so as to speak, may I ask are all the British WWI fighters' machine guns now available in turned brass? I am such a WWI newb!

 

Thanks for sharing such stunning work

 

Nick

Hi Nick,

 

I don't believe so.

Master models has the turned brass. Easy for the Spandau's but the Vickers had grooves along the length which is more difficult to replicate.

And to be honest: brass would not add much realism to them.

Aber makes some really nice Spandau sets, but not for the early Spandau...

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Beautiful Jeroen

 

Have always wondered why a German medal has a French name /French blurb on it??

 

As a quick aside whilst 'you are here' so as to speak, may I ask are all the British WWI fighters' machine guns now available in turned brass? I am such a WWI newb!

 

Thanks for sharing such stunning work

 

Nick

 

From Wikipedia:

 

The Pour le Mérite, known informally as the Blue Max (German: Blauer Max),[1] was the Kingdom of Prussia's highest order of merit. It was awarded strictly as a recognition of extraordinary personal achievement, rather than as a general marker of social status or a courtesy-honour, although certain restrictions of social class and military rank were applied. The award was given as both a military (1740-1918) and civil (1740-1810, after 1842 as a separate class) honour.

The award was founded in 1740, by the francophone Frederick the Great; it was intended primarily as a military honour, but was also sometimes given for civil accomplishments. New awards of the military class ceased with the end of the Prussian monarchy in November 1918.

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From Wikipedia:

 

The Pour le Mérite, known informally as the Blue Max (German: Blauer Max),[1] was the Kingdom of Prussia's highest order of merit. It was awarded strictly as a recognition of extraordinary personal achievement, rather than as a general marker of social status or a courtesy-honour, although certain restrictions of social class and military rank were applied. The award was given as both a military (1740-1918) and civil (1740-1810, after 1842 as a separate class) honour.

The award was founded in 1740, by the francophone Frederick the Great; it was intended primarily as a military honour, but was also sometimes given for civil accomplishments. New awards of the military class ceased with the end of the Prussian monarchy in November 1918.

Thnx for the link Erik. A francophile.... I should have known...

 

Here's the fuse with the wings on.

I used giant rubber biscuits to throw you guys off and make this build look like a 1/72.

Did it work?

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