Re: Hello!

Matt Bittner (
Tue, 5 Sep 1995 09:18:45 -0500

On 2 Sep 95 at 23:50, Jay M. Thompson muttered:

> Hi folks, Kevin Witte got me hooked up with this mailing lst after seeing my
> 1/48th Alb.DIII that I've been working on for the last few months.

Welcome! This is a great list, and relatively flame free (unless
you start talking about building models that aren't in the WW1
era...:-)) Besides not building in the Master's scale, you're more
than welcome here! :-) (More flamebait.)

> _Really_ glad to find a WWI modelling group to correspond with, can't tell you
> how many times I've wished for a place to ask some question or other that I
> couldn't solve from staring at drawings and photos.

Ask away. There's bound to be someone who can answer your
question(s) direct, or point you into the correct direction.

> As to my email address, I've always had a liking for old Werner;-) However,
> the real
> reason it it's my handle in Air Warrior, and Voss or Vossman is how most
> people know
> me across the internet, GEnie, and CRIS.
> As I said, I've been working on a 1/48th Alb.DIII. I started with the Tom's
> Modelworks
> vac-form, but as I got into it I found so many problems that it's basically
> scratchbuilt, with only the (still much modified) wings and tail surfaces
> surviving from the kit.

Didn't Skyworks (Skywaves?) do a relatively correct D.III in resin?
Why not build the Glencoe? (Okay, you can stop guffawing, and get
up from the floor.)

> I'm pretty hapy with it overall, the engine came out real well (every valve
> spring in
> place), and I managed to get all the control wires in place and hooked up to
> the stick
> correctly. That was a real head-scratcher, and I can tell you the process of
> getting them all in place and tensioned as I closed and glued the fuselage
> halves was rather exciting.

Okay, don't keep us guessing. How did you do it?

> The fuselage itself is resin, cast around cross sections I took from drawings.
> Anyway, nice to be here!

...and nice to have you.


Matthew Bittner WW1 Modeler, ecto subscriber, new dad, PowerBuilder developer; Omaha, Nebraska

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