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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)



16 | 7. September 2020, 15:48
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Roland Sachsenhofer
Two pictures at the beginning of a small but, I hope, fine project. The clear parts are all shown with decals as in my other 144 projects. In my opinion Roden exaggerated the depth of the engravings, so the all the panel lines were sanded a bit to size.
7. September 2020, 15:52
Ben M
7. September 2020, 16:12
Roland Sachsenhofer
Feel welcome!
8. September 2020, 07:22
Nathan Dempsey
Another interesting subject Roland. I'm going to tag along too.
15. September 2020, 22:51
16. September 2020, 02:35
16. September 2020, 07:47
Slavo Hazucha
Cool topic & project (again!) - looking forward to the mirror-polished finish!😉 Will be quite a lookier with all that promising looking panel lines & co 👍
16. September 2020, 11:38
Roland Sachsenhofer
That motivates me, thank you! Slavo, indeed I am looking forward to this highly polished surface!
17. September 2020, 04:24
Roland Sachsenhofer
I chose Alclad's "Polished Aluminum" as surface colour to match the beautiful polished shimmer of the original. Soon I can start applying the decals!
20. September 2020, 16:39
Clifford Keesler
It is looking very nice.
21. September 2020, 02:10
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Clifford!
21. September 2020, 05:08
Nathan Dempsey
Lovely silvery wings 🙂 Are you using the markings in the kit?
21. September 2020, 11:23
Roland Sachsenhofer
Nathan, thank you! No, I did not even touch them 🙂 What you can see are markings from "Vintage Flyer Decals", quite lovely to work with.
Just a few steps to get this dwarf finished- but these are not without challenges for me: Realizing the de-icer areas on the propeller blades and attaching an appropriate brake line wiring to the landing gear legs!
3. October 2020, 18:27
Clifford Keesler
Looking very nice Roland.
4. October 2020, 02:18
Sebastian Meyner
Something a little different....I love it! Nicely done so far Roland 👍
4. October 2020, 04:37
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Clifford and Sebastian for your words!
4. October 2020, 10:34
Nathan Dempsey
Yes Roland I like working with the Vintage Flyer decals too.
4. October 2020, 13:42
Roland Sachsenhofer
I did not know that brand until now, but I can follow your recommendation!
4. October 2020, 17:28
Roland Sachsenhofer
This small but nice kit is now finished to my delight. Accuracy of fit is very average not to say bad, but you can improvise a lot 🙂
The decals from Roden look already brittle and unkind printed, so they were only taken out of the plastic packaging to be able to separate rubbish correctly.
As written above, the decals of the TWA machine are from Vintage Flyer Decals.
I thank you for your interest and the motivating comments- hope you like the result!
4. October 2020, 17:35
Łukasz Gliński
that was quick, but the result is very neat as always 👍
4. October 2020, 18:10
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Lukasz!
4. October 2020, 19:13
Juergen Klinglhuber
As always - it looks great. On a first look you hardly recoginze the tiny scale. great model and pictures 👍
4. October 2020, 19:17
Nathan Dempsey
That's a lovely finish Roland. I agree with Juergen, as you can hardly tell it's 144 scale.
4. October 2020, 19:20
Roland Sachsenhofer
This is really a big praise, thank you both, Jürgen and Nathan!
4. October 2020, 19:23
Clifford Keesler
Outstanding model Roland, very well done.
5. October 2020, 00:09
I agree with Clifford. Very beautiful!
5. October 2020, 08:41
Erik No
Beautiful airplane! Well done!
5. October 2020, 10:28
Suggestion: If having the finished model photos together with the work-in-progress photos, all the photos inside the same album, but having those final photos at the end of the album, I think it is a good idea to change the forum photo, to the first photo of the finished model, which would be photo 13. That makes it easier to browse through your photoss of the finished model.
5. October 2020, 10:47
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thanks to all of you for your feedback and comments! Your suggestion, Treehugger, I was happy to implement.
6. October 2020, 19:35


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