Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
This is U10 as pictured by Ronny Bar for Wingnut Wings and, also from the WNW archives is a photograph of U10 after its capture and with the US 95th Aero Squadron's kicking mule insignia applied. U10 has an interesting history: Fokker D.VII (OAW) 4635/18 captured by the 95th Aero as the pilot, Lt. Heinz Freiherr von Beaulieu-Marconnay, landed his aircraft at their forward field. This took place on November 9, 1918...two days before the Armistice. Older brother to German ace Olivier von Beaulieu-Marconnay Cmdr. of Jasta 19. Heinz saw his brother linger in death after wounding by friendly fire. When he landed he seemed tired of the conflict and commented. "...The war will be over in a few days anyway..." U10 is now at the Smithsonian.
Decided to commit to building Fokker DVII (OAW) "10". I will use the markings to represent the morning of its final flight before capture. The pilot is finished and placed in the seat. Now I can finish building the cockpit around him without worrying about squeezing him in later and possibly damaging the small, fiddly parts. I will be using Aviattic lozenge and the "U10" markings from Wingnut Wings.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Haven't been motivated to paint or build anything in months so I decided to take a crack at another Fokker DVII. Started work on the cockpit and decided to add a figure. This 54mm pilot was sculpted by Steve Warrilow and released by Wings Cockpit Figures. After some test fitting I have decided that the figure will be painted and positioned in the cockpit before construction continues. I think it will be too difficult to get him into place later. This DVII is the OAW version and I will keep the markings under wraps for now.