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Early Aviation
Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
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Indiana, United States
Member Since: June 29, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 02:34 AM UTC
I have just begun building my 1/48 Aurora Gotha bomber that I bought about 20+ years ago and guess what? The kit decals are shot. I am going to attempt to build it with the markings that are shown in the Squadron Signal in action book; the one with the green snake on the side. Does anyone make German WWI national markings in a size that would be appropriate for this kit? I have tried Squadron and E-bay and so far nothing. If nothing else I am going to attempt to do it with stencils and hand paint the markings. I have never tried that before so we"ll see how it goes....................... (:-)
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: September 30, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 03:59 AM UTC
Hi Boiler, not my era of interest, but an interesting model, by the sounds of it. Do try and post some pics. If you practice first I think you will find that masking and paint markings, aren't that difficult. Like most of this sort of thing just requires forthought and patience. I don't know, but I would guess there are markings available, somewhere.
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New York, United States
Member Since: July 21, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 04:23 AM UTC
thats really cool u kept this kit after all these years,
you cant find them any more.
i just found a 1/72 scale kit but i passed it up.
any ways good luck with it and post pcis when u are done
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Vaasa, Finland
Member Since: August 07, 2002
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Posted: Monday, December 22, 2003 - 11:18 AM UTC

If the 1/72 kit you passed up is one of the Roden series of Gothas, I'll certainly say that it's a nice kit. Detail is great, many options for markings ... the toughest part will be to rig the beast.

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Texas, United States
Member Since: October 17, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 02:15 AM UTC
Boiler, go to http://home.sprintmail.com/~tbittners/AG/index.html
this is a computer converted catalog for Americal-Gryphon Decals. A-G doesn't have a website (they"re a small cottage firm in Houston, TX), but when it comes to WWI decals, they can't be beat. They have both National insignia in 1/48 and several sheets of Gotha markings. They're a little pricey, but well worth it. If I were doing the Gotha, (and I've got one, somewhere) I'd trash the kit 'cals even if they were useable, and go with A-G. Do you have the Fine Scale Modeler article on accurizing/detailing the Aurora Gotha? If not , LMK, and I'll try to dig it up for you. Regards, Rob
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Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
Member Since: October 25, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 02:22 AM UTC
well, go ahead, GL and give us some pics of the progress!