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The Triplane is the Eduard kit in 1/48th scale. The figures of the brothers were sculpted by me many years ago for The Model Cellar. https://modelcellar.com The figures were among the very first I painted with acrylic paints. Still learning there!

The dog "Moritz" came with the special edition Eduard kit "Der Rote Flieger" which also included he markings for Manfred's 425/18. The kit is mostly out of box with some detailing and additions. I rigged it with stainless steel wire which works pretty well (but I hate the bright finish which cannot easily be eliminated). I would prefer to us ceramic "magic rigging wire" but do not have a current source for it. Can anybody help?

The final shot shows the prop "in process" using the Tom Morgan method: the darker layers were hand painted in a combo of oils and Humbrol painted over an acrylic base coat. This allows for "infinite corrections" to the edges of the color until a satisfactory edge has been achieved. This was then followed by a "woodgrain" application of oils over all and finally a couple of brushed coats of "future" floor polish for a gloss finish. 

I hope you like it!

Cheers!!

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On 1/28/2024 at 12:18 PM, Bonehead said:

The Triplane is the Eduard kit in 1/48th scale. The figures of the brothers were sculpted by me many years ago for The Model Cellar. https://modelcellar.com The figures were among the very first I painted with acrylic paints. Still learning there!

The dog "Moritz" came with the special edition Eduard kit "Der Rote Flieger" which also included he markings for Manfred's 425/18. The kit is mostly out of box with some detailing and additions. I rigged it with stainless steel wire which works pretty well (but I hate the bright finish which cannot easily be eliminated). I would prefer to us ceramic "magic rigging wire" but do not have a current source for it. Can anybody help?

The final shot shows the prop "in process" using the Tom Morgan method: the darker layers were hand painted in a combo of oils and Humbrol painted over an acrylic base coat. This allows for "infinite corrections" to the edges of the color until a satisfactory edge has been achieved. This was then followed by a "woodgrain" application of oils over all and finally a couple of brushed coats of "future" floor polish for a gloss finish. 

I hope you like it!

Cheers!!

MikeIMG_5476(theBros).thumb.jpg.a2b22523681dd5064241b03b2e74bdb2.jpgIMG_5483.thumb.jpg.767eca79198cbf5894afac0aff9feeb4.jpgIMG_5487.thumb.jpg.88cbdcf8e166dd4948463c5ffcfaff7b.jpgIMG_5481.thumb.jpg.94caa85e3e2d41fca4cc4545e3bf1ca2.jpgIMG_5456.thumb.jpg.aaf100a767458ab13a87cf7d49315abc.jpgIMG_5387.thumb.jpg.c93595b499ce2199d081e8e017ed68dc.jpgIMG_5373.thumb.jpg.7fb876caaa61a2290a6187e2452774d4.jpgIMG_5374.thumb.jpg.634314238aec664d4053a3a9dfaff9e0.jpgIMG_5399.thumb.jpg.bf96b00582ca458749769f673e3064a5.jpgIMG_5402.thumb.jpg.91e1023f0f17851c60c250b961765052.jpgIMG_5403.thumb.jpg.5e39251cef1d0a480fb4b60718c44b69.jpgIMG_5376.thumb.jpg.c353c5f72c60250e5d54d33de30eb139.jpg

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The plane and Figures are masterfully done. It's hard to believe they're in

 48th scale the detail painting on the figures are so good!

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Thanks for the warm welcome guys! I appreciate all the kind comments. I am more of a figure guy than a model builder. But I have a backlog of partially finished models (like this one) That I am hoping to complete in the near future. So. hopefully I will have more fun stuff to post soon....

Cheers!!  😁

Mike

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On 1/31/2024 at 3:44 AM, Bonehead said:

Thanks for the warm welcome guys! I appreciate all the kind comments. I am more of a figure guy than a model builder. But I have a backlog of partially finished models (like this one) That I am hoping to complete in the near future. So. hopefully I will have more fun stuff to post soon....

Cheers!!  😁

Mike

Mike, this completely passed me by, amazing opener, the figures are amazing and the 48th Triplane , wow……welcome aboard and looking forward to seeing more……

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