1/144 Aviatik Berg d-1 build

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  1. Texman

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    Howdy ya'll,

    I am going to attempt to show the build of a 1/144 scale Aviatik Berg d1.
    The first step is to take the 1/50 kit by Marek, distributed by DeWayne Barnett, and scale it down. With a wingspan of 25 feet 3 in, this comes out to 2.25 inches (5.7 cm).

    Here a two quick pics to give some idea of the size we're working with here. If you look closely, I have already drilled the holes in the
    wings for the rigging.

    More later

    Ray
  2. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Howdy ya'll,

    I am going to attempt to show the build of a 1/144 scale Aviatik Berg d1.
    The first step is to take the 1/50 kit by Marek, distributed by DeWayne Barnett, and scale it down. With a wingspan of 25 feet 3 in, this comes out to 2.25 inches (5.7 cm).

    Here a two quick pics to give some idea of the size we're working with here. If you look closely, I have already drilled the holes in the
    wings for the rigging.

    More later

    Ray
  3. lunarhighway

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    finally another small one! :D


    good luck with all them tiny bits...looking forward to see the progress!
  4. lunarhighway

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    finally another small one! :D


    good luck with all them tiny bits...looking forward to see the progress!
  5. Getter1

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    That's awesome, another mini builder and in WW1 too :D Currently I'm building a Fiddler's Green Siemens Schuckert DIII in that scale. I'm building it side by side with a larger 1/33 version as well.

    I think your's is gonna be tougher to assemble have much more parts than the simpler F.G. designs. Good luck, can't wait to see more.
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    That's awesome, another mini builder and in WW1 too :D Currently I'm building a Fiddler's Green Siemens Schuckert DIII in that scale. I'm building it side by side with a larger 1/33 version as well.

    I think your's is gonna be tougher to assemble have much more parts than the simpler F.G. designs. Good luck, can't wait to see more.
  7. Texman

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    Got most of the fuselage done. About 3 hours of off and on work. 12 parts installed so far. Still need seat, engine, windscreen and radiator.
  8. Texman

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    Got most of the fuselage done. About 3 hours of off and on work. 12 parts installed so far. Still need seat, engine, windscreen and radiator.
  9. Jim Krauzlis

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    Way cool, Ray! :D

    What weight paper do you like to use at this small scale? And another question, if I might...what type of paper are you using for the formers, which Marek recommends be 0.5 - 0.8 mm in the 1/50 scale?

    She's coming along really well, really looking forward to more pics!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  10. Jim Krauzlis

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    Way cool, Ray! :D

    What weight paper do you like to use at this small scale? And another question, if I might...what type of paper are you using for the formers, which Marek recommends be 0.5 - 0.8 mm in the 1/50 scale?

    She's coming along really well, really looking forward to more pics!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  11. bfam4t6

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    Awesome! The fuselage looks great so far. I can't wait to see it with all of the finishing details added.
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    Awesome! The fuselage looks great so far. I can't wait to see it with all of the finishing details added.
  13. Gil

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    Hey Rey!

    Don't sneeze or you'll have to start over...,

    -Gil
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    Hey Rey!

    Don't sneeze or you'll have to start over...,

    -Gil
  15. Texman

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    Jim,

    I use 67# cardstock for most of the heavy structures, and then use a
    second copy on regular paper for the smaller and rolled type details.

    For the formers, depending on where it is, I use either a single
    or double layer of the same cardstock.

    Ray
  16. Texman

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    Jim,

    I use 67# cardstock for most of the heavy structures, and then use a
    second copy on regular paper for the smaller and rolled type details.

    For the formers, depending on where it is, I use either a single
    or double layer of the same cardstock.

    Ray
  17. Nick L.

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    That looks really cool! Good job so far, can't wait to see the finished product! 8)
  18. Nick L.

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    That looks really cool! Good job so far, can't wait to see the finished product! 8)
  19. Jim Krauzlis

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    Thanks, Ray! :D

    That's pretty much what I do too! I've tried rolling the 67# stuff, but it just doesn't finish off as well as the regular paper does...and I like to start the roll with a bit of a tag, if you will, to get the thing going, followed by the printed portion. I did do the engine cylinders on the Pzl-11 using 67#, but was never very happy with the thick edge (at least it seemed thick to me when I was working on it) it ended up with.

    Looking forward to seeing more updates...I love the way this build is coming out, especially in such a small scale!

    Great stuff!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  20. Jim Krauzlis

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    Thanks, Ray! :D

    That's pretty much what I do too! I've tried rolling the 67# stuff, but it just doesn't finish off as well as the regular paper does...and I like to start the roll with a bit of a tag, if you will, to get the thing going, followed by the printed portion. I did do the engine cylinders on the Pzl-11 using 67#, but was never very happy with the thick edge (at least it seemed thick to me when I was working on it) it ended up with.

    Looking forward to seeing more updates...I love the way this build is coming out, especially in such a small scale!

    Great stuff!

    Cheers!

    Jim