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Author Topic: The Balloon goes up (nearly)  (Read 1347 times)

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Re: The Balloon goes up (nearly)
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2022, 04:46:10 PM »
Ta. Marianus, but the plaudits will be passed on to the creator, Andy Taylor.

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Re: The Balloon goes up (nearly)
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2022, 09:48:51 PM »
Great stuff, great inspiration!
I am going to have a crack at building a observer 1/72 balloon myself over winter I think!

Cheers
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Re: The Balloon goes up (nearly)
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2022, 10:10:30 PM »
Good luck Bluewillow. Let us know how you get on.

Offline Dubar

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Re: The Balloon goes up (nearly)
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2022, 11:18:55 AM »
Wonderful work!!!

I just took the plunge in gaming WW1 aircraft, been interested in it for some time but never took that first step until now.

Downloaded the Canvas Eagles files and have been play testing them using a paper hex mat I printed plus some paper top views of various aircraft.  Currently waiting for my 1/144 order from Reduced Aircraft Factory (3D printed planes, Shapeways) and Battle Mat from Cigar Box.  I was going to use the 1/48 planes I have, but I needed to buy more and decided to spend the same amount of cash on the smaller scale.

The balloon is fantastic! :-*

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Re: The Balloon goes up (nearly)
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2022, 03:38:44 PM »
Thanks Dubar.
I've just heard, thanks to Flatpack, that Syborg (3D printing) may be
back in business soon. They do excellent WW1 aircraft, no need to
glue wings together!

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Re: The Balloon goes up (nearly)
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2022, 04:35:27 PM »
Thanks has.been!  Reduced Aircraft Factory was my first look and when I saw they had my favorite plane (Fokker DVIII) I took the plunge.  DVIII has always been my fav, back last century I built a 1/6 RC model of one.

My Welsh grandfather was in the CHESHIRE YEOMANRY, MANCHESTER REGIMENT, MACHINE GUN CORPS   as a private.  Being I'm a yank, I'm not sure exactly what all that means but that's what is on his paperwork for the medals he received.  :?  Prior to and after the war he was in the Mercantile Marines.

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Re: The Balloon goes up (nearly)
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2022, 10:32:50 PM »
My fav. was & still is the Fokker DVII.

 

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