Airfix 1/72 LFG Roland C-11 (1965)

The Albatros, Pfalz and others, as flown by Immelman, Boelke and, of course, the Red Baron himself.

Airfix 1/72 LFG Roland C-11 (1965)

Joined: 20 Apr 2008, 13:14

25 Feb 2013, 00:00 #1

A kit, as far as I know, that remains unique to Airfix and a biplane that has very little rigging, which has to appeal to some, if not many!The shape was determined by the need for good, all-round vision and crews were quick to exploit the internal space;

Yes, those really are curtains, made out of tissue paper and tied with cotton. On the real aircraft, these were actually flak curtains.NOTE the extra bits of piping, represented by plastic rod.In place;

Apparently, some humourous Germans had window boxes outside their aircraft, whilst on base!The engine, painted up and in place;

The lower portion of Herr Schleich has been painted. I'll do his uppers later.
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Joined: 20 Apr 2008, 13:14

25 Feb 2013, 00:07 #2

The wing-fuselage joint was practically seamless and I'm about to sand down that raised detail a smidgin;



A little scoring and I can adjust the taiil surfaces;



The windows have frames added, from fine plastic strip,



With the top wing in place, you can see what a useful view the guys had;



NOTE that the roll bar has been thinned down considerably.
Ready for paint;

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25 Feb 2013, 00:12 #3

Aaaah yes...paint.
Airfix M25, as suggested by the instructions was just too blue...and I lied about the rigging, sorry.





I ended up mixing my own very, very pale blue, by adding a tiny drop of H65 to some white.



The piece of paper is to make sure that my pale, pale blue wasn't too pale.

So, rigging painted, crew painted and some grubby smudges applied;

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25 Feb 2013, 00:16 #4

Airfix 1/72 LFG Roland C-11, Eduard von Schleich, Jasta 21, 1917







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