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#4494431 - 10/24/19 10:23 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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You're welcome mvp7. If forward visibility was a "must have" for you as a pilot back then the Aviatik Berg D.I would definitely not be on your wish list.

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Just look at the breechblocks on those two Schwarzlose M.7s ready and waiting for you to split your head open on them in a hard landing.

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#4494435 - 10/24/19 11:05 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Yeah, that's probably one of the most obscured forward views in any scout. I thought the Halberstadt D-types and early Abatros D-types had it rough...

#4494481 - 10/25/19 10:01 AM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Lou,
Great explanation for the condensation device - I couldn't find that anywhere,
Thanks,

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#4494485 - 10/25/19 10:30 AM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Glad I could be of help Mike, you're welcome. I'm excited to see how this latest masterpiece of yours turns out.

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#4495603 - 11/01/19 07:01 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Things are progressing slowly right now until I receive some decals I need.
I've applied small serial number decals to the struts and fuselage and painted the condenser assembly on the forward, top fuselage.
The fuselage underside has had wood decals (HGW Models) applied. Very thin and fragile!! Weathering and joint seams yet to be applied.
Tail skid painted and under surfaces pre-shaded and prepared for CDL decals.

In the meantime I'll crack on painting the figure,

Mike

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#4495608 - 11/01/19 07:40 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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And for the tenth time I wish I had 1/10 of your talent SB.
Do you have a list of all the kits you have built? WW1 aviation that is.
IIRC you also have a thing for Formula 1 cars or am I getting confused with someone else?

#4495632 - 11/01/19 10:21 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Duke,
Yeah I'm into F1 and have been since the 70's.

My WW1 aircraft models can bee seen by clicking the link in my signature,

Mike


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#4495643 - 11/01/19 11:13 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Judging by the expression on the pilot’s face, something nefarious is going on in his right hand pocket.


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#4495755 - 11/02/19 07:46 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Austro-Hungarion pilot completed

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#4496195 - 11/06/19 02:17 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi All,
The 'Aviattic' CDL decals have been applied to the under surfaces.
Weathering still needs to be applied,

Mike

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#4496197 - 11/06/19 02:32 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Mike that's looking very nice so far. I always hated working with resin i kits because of it's hard brittle nature but you seem to have verry little problems with it.


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#4500859 - 12/18/19 10:05 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The Aviatik 'Berg' D.1 was an aircraft that had many and varied camouflage schemes that were applied.
They ranged from plain varnished wood to streaking, sponged colours, solid colours joined by zig-zag borders and lozenge.
The Austro-Hungarian applied lozenge was much larger than the German equivalent and was either uniform shaped hexagons or 'squashed' hexagons.
This particular aircraft was manufactured by the 'Aviatik' Company, so had their standard uniform sized hexagon lozenge.

The decals supplied in the kit are not the best and have thicker than normal backing sheets.
Also they are not 'cookie cut' and need to be accurately cut out from the backing sheets.
They are thin and care is needed when applying them as they are easily torn.

I've primed the surfaces with white as this brings out the colours more accurately. 'Tamiya' Smoke was used (thinned 50/50 with X20a) to apply slight pre-shading before the decals were applied.  
Here's the lower left wing as an example. Post weathering will be applied later in the build.

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#4501100 - 12/20/19 10:58 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The remaining Lozenge decals applied,

Mike

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#4501107 - 12/21/19 12:35 AM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Looking very nice Mike!


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#4501108 - 12/21/19 12:49 AM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Wow, a sweet looking build

#4501206 - 12/22/19 12:10 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
All of the decals have now been applied.
Also I've added some post-shading, although there's still final weathering and sealing coat to be applied.

Now it's onto the myriad of photo-etch parts for the fuselage,

Mike

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#4501222 - 12/22/19 07:36 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The radiator grill, which is photo-etch, was annealed to allow it to be bent around an appropriate former to shape it to the front of the fuselage.
Annealing also creates the 'heated' look of a radiator.
It was then secured in position using thin CA adhesive under the edges only, otherwise the adhesive would seep under the grill and block the cooling holes,

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#4501303 - 12/23/19 03:56 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Mike, this is a masterpiece in itself... your best work yet! It looks amazing!


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#4501444 - 12/24/19 07:28 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The tail unit is coming together now with added photo-etch and rigging points.
I've still to add the tail skid bungee suspension and later, the bracing rigging,

Mike

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#4501666 - 12/26/19 06:30 PM Re: Aviatik 'Berg' D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The tail skid was mounted on a forked swivel fitted into the bottom of a 3-ply wood covered streamlined fairing.
This allowed the tail skid to pivot up and down as well as swivel.
The type of suspension for the tail skid consisted of double sprung rings, the ends of which were looped over extended support bars located on the bottom edge of the fuselage.
The other end of the rings were attached to the forward end of the tail skid.

Mike

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