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Kiwi 06-11-2007 05:31 AM

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Up until the time the man with the funny moustache came to power the swastika was simply a lucky symbol and has it's roots in ancient history. From it's inception until the end of WW2 the Finnish Air Force used a light blue swastika as its emblem.

Biplane Murphy 06-11-2007 07:19 AM

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Kiwi.....I knew it was a very old symbol of power etc...swirling 4 ethers or something along those lines. Hijacked and ruined by nazis.:< Just didn't realize it's earlier use in WW1.( or by the Finns)

After seeing those photos I searched a website martin suggested before.

Found these
1st pic #419/17
2nd pic in the background #?
3rd pic artwork....don't know if accurate.

I wonder if blue tail Dr1 in your photo is modeled after #1 or #2 or other.(hard to tell with black and white photos)


Biplane Murphy 06-11-2007 07:37 AM

Kiwi...........Oh Yea......
I thought that funny moustache was actually....
really super long nose hair!!

Kiwi 06-11-2007 07:40 AM

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The last 5 Dr1 photos I posted are all in Jasta 11 markings and I reckon the one in the background is definitely the blue tailed one.

Franny 06-11-2007 01:24 PM

Hi Kiwi,

You wouldn't happen to have any DVIII photos would you?



Kiwi 06-11-2007 09:48 PM

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Sorry, Peter doesn't have a D VIII. (Yet!)

Biplane Murphy 06-11-2007 09:59 PM

Kiwi......Did you say he has 12 Dr1's or 12 WW1 aircraft, because you keep sending photos and I haven't been counting!!

So many nice birds.....so far away.


Kiwi 06-11-2007 10:11 PM

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Neither! 7 flyable Dr 1s, plus another in his museum depicting the death of Richthofen, the 2 Pfalzs are the ones from the Blue Max movie as is the D VII. There is also a Taube, a Halberstadt, and a Seimans Schukert from the german side. The museun aircraft can be taken outside and flown, their display in the museum is done by Weta Workshops who did all the Lord of the Rings, King Kong etc special effects. It sure helps when the collection is the pet project of a film producer!

Biplane Murphy 06-12-2007 01:54 AM

So.......14 german aircraft plus some from the allied forces!!!


scalercflyer 06-12-2007 03:00 AM

The Pfalz DIII
Kiwi, it's great to see the Pfalz is still flying! :) The BLUE MAX was my favorite movie for many years. :) I'm grateful she's doing so well. Martin PS: I love the camo scheme even if it's not accurate! :$

Kiwi 06-12-2007 05:22 AM

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These two even have the correct engines installed. Both of them have their own distinctive sound in the air.

Biplane Murphy 06-12-2007 07:10 AM

Well...Kiwi & Martin..........
After your posts mentioning "the Blue Max" movie, I ran to video store and rented it.......watched it.
Great movie!! Glad you guys mentioned it!! Feel free to mention any other great WW1 Aeroplane inspired movies!!


Kiwi 06-12-2007 07:24 AM

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Well I had better keep inspiring you! Have a Nieuport and a RE 8

Biplane Murphy 06-12-2007 07:31 AM

Kiwi....That inspires me to Buy a forest of balsa wood and get to building!!


Biplane Murphy 06-12-2007 07:50 AM

Speaking of building....Martin and steve......Weren't you guys building Sopwith tripehounds or D-VIII"s or something like that?


Kiwi 06-12-2007 08:25 AM

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I forgot to add this to the German collection, can't find my Albatros B2 photo so have a 504K instead

degreen60 06-12-2007 04:10 PM

degreen60 where's that camel?:<

I took the camel out for a nice relaxing fly last night. I can never find one of those tri when I am in the air. I think they know the camel is the better plane and go hide. HAHA

WWI Ace 06-12-2007 06:11 PM

Work is continuing slowly on my Fokker tripe. Steve.

Biplane Murphy 06-12-2007 06:43 PM

Steve.......How about some build pics of that tripe??

dicknadine 06-12-2007 09:03 PM

Fokker WW1 cross's

Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 210360)
Work is continuing slowly on my Fokker tripe. Steve.

whats the best place to get the Maltese Cross decals for my 43" D7's ? dick

Ron 06-12-2007 09:10 PM

Well guys, my four footed one humped desert animal arrived last night.
I just need to scrounge up a Snoopy to pilot it when it's finished. I have the power system for it...It's a Maxcim D wind, and it will be using a 3 cell 8000mah TP pack. Swings a 15 X 8 prop at roughly 5000 RPM.
Nice looking model...I'm anxious to get going on it. I think my work bench is under that pile of airplane stuff in the garage.

Ron 06-12-2007 09:16 PM

Dick: why not get the shape for the cross and trace it onto a piece of appropriately colored monokote....cut it out with scissors, and then apply it to the model with a bottle of windex. spray the windex onto the model, and lay the cross onto it stick side down, remove all the moisture with a squeegee, let it dry overnight, and voila, you're done. it isn't difficult to do, and takes very little time, and best of all it's not expensive.
OR you can do it with a paint brush, which is usually what I do, and the results are great. a set of 8 crosses on a 1/3 sized model only takes a couple evenings with a brush, or an hour or two with the monokote method.

degreen60 06-12-2007 10:03 PM

Originally Posted by dicknadine (Post 210406)
whats the best place to get the Maltese Cross decals for my 43" D7's ? dick

I print my decals on bright white paper using inkjet printer. I read that you can peal the paper apart and just glue the thin part the ink is on to the plane but i haven't tried that yet.

50+AirYears 06-12-2007 10:30 PM

There used to be a product you could get at craft stores where you spread a couple coats across the artwork and let it dry, thenyou could wash the paper itself off leaving the ink inage. Haven't seen it in 10 or 15 years, tho.

Biplane Murphy 06-12-2007 11:03 PM

Hey Ron..........So does the windex work like trim solvent? But less stinky?
Does it activate the adhesive?


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