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OFFICIAL: Canvas Falcons I: 1914-15 Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:35 PM UTC
Some very good work going on here!

I have a sorry confession to make. As it becomes clear that I have to get going on SOMETHING for this campaign I'm unable to get around the fact that what I really want to build is the WNW Fokker D.VIIF. I know this is in no way an early war aircraft, but the rules do say that it doesn't have to be. 'Course, I wrote the rules. Still, it feels a little icky. Would you all shame me if I went for it?

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 07:01 PM UTC
At the end of the day a model is a model, and a finished model is better than a model in a box. Go for it
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 07:12 PM UTC

Quoted Text

At the end of the day a model is a model, and a finished model is better than a model in a box. Go for it



Your wisdom is irrefutable, as usual Jessie!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 12:58 AM UTC
Not a problem this side of the pond Michael.

Go for it!!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 02:04 AM UTC
I say go for it, im going to have to get busy on something myself here pretty soon
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 02:52 AM UTC
Well, I've taken the plunge and started on the D.VII F. I'll be doing Udet's plane. Here's the start photo:

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All I've done so far is glue the wings together and gloss coat them since I had the gloss out for another kit.

The build thread is here.

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 03:26 AM UTC
Progress on the D.VII. Cockpit and engine done and ready to enclose in fuselage (hopefully!)



Build thread with more pics is here.

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:32 PM UTC
And finished!

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More pics in my build log and the gallery. I do love these WNW kits!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 01:25 AM UTC
Absolute cracking build Michael. Just brilliant.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 02:49 AM UTC
Thanks Martin! Honestly, with these Wingnut kits, it's hard not to turn out a good one.

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 03:31 AM UTC
I guess its time I get something going for this campaign before I'm dnf. I had ambitious plans to tackle a special hobby sopwith tabloid but in the interest of giving myself a chance I'm going to have a go at one of my hangar queens an eduard 1/48 nieuport 17 in the markings of Fulco Ruffo di Calabria. Thus far I've preshaded the interior assembled and sanded the cowl and folded up and primed the interesting looking perforated french seat.
To restart this build I'll begin with painting the wood and linen interior a base coat of some cdl concoction
mrockhill
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 06:55 PM UTC
Here is the link to my build log for the Nieuport

Michael, you sure made quick work of that fokker, looks really nice!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 06:36 PM UTC
In case anyone wash't aware, the gallery is experiencing issues. Admin is aware of it and working on it. I'll try to post when it gets fixed.

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 04:45 AM UTC
OK, apparently the galleries are fixed. A big thanks to Jim at Admin! Post away everyone!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 11:37 AM UTC
I am finished. My 1915 version of an E.III. Photos in the gallery and more photos in the blog.


I am looking forward to 1916, something with more rigging perhaps!

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 05:12 PM UTC

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I am finished. My 1915 version of an E.III. Photos in the gallery and more photos in the blog.
I am looking forward to 1916, something with more rigging perhaps!

cheers
Michael



Nice work Michael!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2015 - 09:31 PM UTC
ok, this one's done, its not brilliant but its done...
Ernst udet 1916
also on my build thread and in the gallery.





cheers paul
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2015 - 11:25 PM UTC
Nice Paul!

Just a few weeks left everyone.

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 08:41 PM UTC
I have now finished my entry with more than a week left

More info and pictures in my build tread in the WWI forum. Here are a few pictures.







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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 02:49 AM UTC
Cracking build Jesper.

Love the subtle wood grain effect to the fuselage.

I would be proud of that.

Martin
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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 07:24 AM UTC
Very nice Jesper. Great build!

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 06:40 PM UTC
Well, 11/11 is nearly upon us and this campaign is winding down. If you've finished your WWI kit, be sure to post pics in the gallery. If you didn't get done, fear not! Canvas Falcons II is coming very soon!

What I hope to build for that one:

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Any bets?

Michael
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Posted: Monday, November 09, 2015 - 06:34 AM UTC
Would like to also sneak in with my finished dual 1917-1918 aircraft:

Fokker D.VII OAW and SE.5a "Hisso"

Will pick more age appropriate aircraft for Canvas Falcons II








MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 08:31 PM UTC
And so on Armistice/Remembrance/Veterans' Day we salute those who served in uniform and say farewell to Canvas Falcons I. Ribbons have been awarded, so if you didn't get one and feel you should have, let me know.

For those who didn't finish, fear not, the Great War commemoration continues! As promised, Canvas Falcons II: 1915-16 starts tomorrow! Go here to sign up.

Congrats to all the great models completed and on to year 2!

Michael