I would like to show you Arado Triplet?s little sister? accompanying recent bigger projects, Eduards formidable LFG Roland CII kit had taken shape on my workbench.
The kit is of wonderful fit and displays accurate details; with the help of a plethora of etched parts, the interior gets plenty of details. To proof this I show you pics of the tiny camera, made up of seven parts! )
After all it seems to be just the right thing for a WW1 rookie like me. The applying of the rigging had to be well considered; I decided to attach all of the inter-plane rigs before attaching the upper wings. This worked well -so far.
Next will be the attachment of the undercarriage and touching up the severed fillet wing fuselage.
Roland Sachsenhofer Thanks for your comments! By now, I have sanded, fillered and repainted the wing-fuselage fillets, you can see them here in there polished state, awaiting the paint. The two Spandaus should be pepped up with etched parts- the result makes me not special proud. But even done with my abilities, it looks much more like the real thing...
27. July 2012, 08:04
Holger Kranich Great job, as always, Roland! This is really an interesting subject! And the camera is absolute cute !
27. July 2012, 08:32
Roland Sachsenhofer Hi Holger, the camera is cute, indeed.... and buried in the whales stomach, never to be seen again! )))
Mike Kryza You have the right way in rigging... Excellent! Need a workshop with you....:-D
Rigging is still a mystery for me!
28. July 2012, 20:04
Roland Sachsenhofer Hello guys,
-Lionel ))) would have been a pity to throw away all that stuff after having done the camera?
I have finished my ?Roland? by now. The last steps have continued to be quite malicious and suspenseful for me- because of me being rather a rookie on this biplane-issue and definitely not because Eduard would have offered a bad kit!
I would like to show you some pictures of the finished ?Walfisch?;
thank?s a lot for watching and, of course, commenting!
28. July 2012, 20:19
Philip De Keyser It's looking great Roland, it's always a plaesure to look at your projects, greetz Phil
28. July 2012, 22:08
Es-haq Khosravi Nice Job! Stunning details! It seem that the pilot and his passenger had to stand up to use guns, right?
27. February 2013, 18:52
Mike Grant That's a stunner. Really nice work, Roland.
27. February 2013, 19:08
Roland Sachsenhofer Hello Es-haq, hello Mike
thank you for your comments! The observer had to get on his feet to pursue his business, the pilot could remain seated- as I know.
Holding a camera to the ground while bending wide over the fuselage of a probably rocking and rather unstable aircraft should have been an intensely experience...;o)
Acki Roland builds a Roland. Best combination! Amazing job. The camera is a model of it´s own, the propeller is unbelievable, the rest is champions league. One of the most interesting planes of the great war. Thanks for sharing!
27. February 2013, 20:14
Es-haq Khosravi As a photography and old camera fan, i really like your camera! When i was a teenager i tried to invent! a photography camera, but i just burned several rolls of film! Maybe some day i completed it!
Siegfried Mühlnikel Very well done, Roland. Was the camera included in the kit? It really looks beautiful. For the rest I can only say: Well done!
28. February 2013, 16:14
Roland Sachsenhofer Hello guys,
thank you all for your words and your approval! Siegfried, there is no need to get an aftermarket product- It´s a stunning kit supplying a stunning little camera... Did I ever mention that this jewel consists of seven tiny parts?
Thanks for the comments!