HISTORICAL MINIATURES BY GEORGE GRASSE
WORLD WAR 1 AIRCRAFT IN 1:48 SCALE

 

RUMPLER C.IV C.8340/17 , FA 48b, 1917

by George Grasse

PLANET MODELS 1:48th SCALE RESIN KIT PM0167

 
UNDER CONSTRUCTION PHOTO #1
10 September 2008
OVERALL VIEW OF PROGRESS TO DATE

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION PHOTO #2
25 September 2008
CLOSE UP SHOWING COCKPIT DETAIL, SOLDERED BRASS LANDING GEAR (REPLACES KIT'S FLIMSY GEAR), BRASS AXLE WITH LEAD FOIL FOR AIRFOIL.
 
 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION PHOTO #3

25 September 2008

GENERAL VIEW THE BRASS REPLACEMENT PARTS INCLUDING TAIL STRUTS AND LANDING GEAR
 
 
UNDER CONSTRUCTION PHOTO #4
25 September 2008

THE AIRCRAFT SO FAR IS SHOWING SIGNS OF HOW IT WILL BE FINISHED IN THE 2-COLOR "LILAC" SCHEME AS DIRECTED BY IDFLIEG IN APRIL 1917.  THE UPPERSURFACES (TOP WING NOT SHOWN) HAVE A BASE COAT OF HUMBROL ENAMEL (THE OLD ROYAL PURPLE) WHICH IS SLIGHTLY DARKER THAN THE MISTERKIT GERMAN MAUVE I WILL BE USING.  BRASS STRUTS IN PLACE AND PRIMED.  THE UNDERSURFACE IS PRIMED IN HUMBROL ENAMEL MIDDLE BLUE AND WILL BE FINISHED USING MISTERKIT GERMAN PALE BLUE.
 
 
UNDER CONSTRUCTION PHOTO #5
25 September 2008

CLOSEUP SHOWING OFF THE HAND PAINTED PROPELLER.  AFTER A PRIME COAT, THE PROPELLER WAS PAINTED OVERALL IN ANDREA ACRYLIC OCHRE.  ANDREA DARK BROWN WAS USED TO ROUGHLY PAINT THE LAMINATIONS.  COLORED PENCILS IN LIGHT OCHRE, MEDIUM BROWN, AND DARK BROWN WERE RUBBED ON (NOT DRAWN).  THE CONSTANT RUBBING WITH THE FIGURE TRANSFERRED ENOUGH OIL ONTO THE PENCIL WAX TO CREATE A FAIRLY REALISTIC APPEARANCE.
 
 

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References:

Rumpler C.IV, Windsock Datafile 35, P. M. Grosz, color profiles and "Colours & Markings" section by Ray Rimmel, scale drawings by Ian R. Stair, published by Albatros Publications Ltd, Berkhamsted, UK, 1992.

Das Propellerblatt, Nummer E2, 2007, Walter Werner Editor, the diary of "Otto Semar - Mein Lebenslauf (my life in the war)", Flugzeugfhrer flying DFW C.Vs, Rumpler C.IVs, and LVG C.VIs, among others.  Excellent photos of Rumpler C.IV C.8340/16 page E.81 and color profile of same by Walter Werner on page E.84 which is the subject of this 1:48 scale model.

German Aircraft of the First World War, by Peter Gray and Owen Thetford, scale drawings by George Haddow, published by Putnam & Company Limited, London, 1962.

German and Austrian Aviation of World War I, by Hugh W. Cowin, published by Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK, 2000.

 

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