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1/32 Wingnut Wings D.H.9a in US Marine colors.


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Here is my finished D.H.9a in US Marine colors. A plane from this
unit received the first US Marine Medal of Honor. Here she is. I am not
quite happy with the outcome of the colors, a tad too yellow in my
opinion. But there is no going back. I almost wish I had stayed with the
kit colors.. She is built out of box other than the Bob's Buckles for
the rigging. Oh yeah, the
rigging...............................................LOL.

 

This
was many firsts for me. First WW1, first biplane, hence my first
rigging job. Oh yeah, the
rigging.........................................

 

The picture I went by.

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Here she is as built.

 

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So, I hope you like her. Some disappointments but overall a really god experience.

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Thanks All, It was a refreshing change of pace from WW2 subjects. Really love this WW1 stuff now. And  I am really looking forward to the Great War GB. Haven't picked my subjects yet but since we have over a year to decide............what will it be?

 

Jeroen, yes it was EZ-Line. Nice stuff to work with but expensive.

 

Paul

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I really like what you've done.  First rigging job as well.... your results are inspiration indeed..!

 

Did you make your own turnbuckles or buy Bob's ones?

 

I must dive into one of my WNW kits sooner rather than later..

 

Matt

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I have the Ninak in my stash as well (with intentions of modelling the same USMC scheme). I think you did a bang up job - especially for your first WWI model. I hope my first attempt goes as well as yours.  :)

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I really like what you've done.  First rigging job as well.... your results are inspiration indeed..!

 

Did you make your own turnbuckles or buy Bob's ones?

 

I must dive into one of my WNW kits sooner rather than later..

 

Matt

Yeah Matt, these are Bob's Buckles. I think I lost more than I used, LOL.

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Very nice. Please explain your wood grain technic on the propeller.

Thanks Paul, for your compliment. The wood grain is done by first spraying or brushing with a tan base color like deck tan or desert yellow depending on the type of wood you are after. Then, with oil paint that has sat on a paper towel for a few minutes to soak up some of the oil, I used a stiff brush to apply the paint. Keep brushing then wiping the brush on a paper towel to remove excess paint. The idea is to not glob on the oil paint but to leave a thin layer, letting the stiff brush leave behind the grain appearance. To be honest, it was easier than I thought it would be. And, not to take all the credit, I learned this technique from other members here and doing some other basic research. Easier than it looks.

 

Paul

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WHEN YOU SAY "STIFF" BRUSH, DO YOU MEAN TOOTHBRUSH TYPE STIFF?

No, not really that stiff. Although I might try that, LOL. Just one stiff enough to leave light streaks in the oil paint to let the base color show through. Practice, it takes a really long time for oils to even start to dry. that gives you plenty of time to work it until you see what  satisfies your eye. Also, if you let your dab of oil paint sit on a paper towel for 5 minutes, it soaks up some of the oil and your drying time is less.

 

Paul

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