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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
Valuable references.
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2012 - 01:26 PM UTC
Have added some links to the previous page Taurus Models has a website!
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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 - 01:33 PM UTC
An organization of RC modelers in Airzona have some interesting free downloads for British & German cockpits.

Click here.
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 04:07 PM UTC
WWI Aeroforum has been attacked.

From their site Administrator.

"November 19, 2012

The AEROFORUM was hacked on November 5th by evil-doers who used it to spam e-mail, so it has been turned off.

Database errors happened also, so perhaps AEROFORUM was damaged beyond repair - we are still investigating what has happened and what the damage is.

If repairs can be made to AEROFORUM it will come back online, but for now, it is offline.

Thanks to all who have participated in AEROFORUM for the past nearly 6 years, hopefully it will return.

Carroll Gray, AeroForum Administrator"
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 03:18 AM UTC
Now we can access the London Gazette by day!

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SATURDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER, 1918.
Air Ministry,
2lst September, 1918.
His Majesty the KING has been graciously
pleased to confer the undermentioned rewards
on Officers and other ranks of the Royal Air /
Force, in recognition of gallantry in flying
operations against the enemy: — i
AWARDED A BAB TO THE DISTINGUISHED
SERVICE ORDER.
'Lieut: (T./Major) Raymond Collishaw,
D.S.O.. D.S.C., D.F.C. (late R.N.A.S.).
A brilliant squadron leader of exceptional
daring, who has destroyed fifty-one enemy
machines. Early one morning he, with
another pilot, attacked an enemy aerodrome.
Seeing three machines brought otit
of a burning hangar he dived five times,
firing bursts at these from a very low altitude,
and dropped bombs on the living
quarters. H'e then saw an'enemy aeroplane
' descending over the aerodrome; he attacked
it and drove it down in flames. Later, when
returning from a reconnaissance of the
damaged hangars, he was attacked by three
Albatross Scouts, who pursued him to our
lines, when he turned and attacked one,
which fell out of control and crashed
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 11:53 AM UTC
Hello! Here are some engine reference images from Switzerland in the Transportation museum in Lucerne.

early motors & aircraft

And in Brome County Canada.
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 06:42 AM UTC
Updated listing of some online shops.

CMK
http://www.cmkkits.com/en/

Karaya
http://www.karaya.pl/en/

Jadar
http://www.jadarhobby.pl

Modelimex
http://www.modelimex.com/

Part of Poland
http://www.part.pl/

Tom's Modelworks
http://www.tomsmodelworks.com

Neomega / Vector Aeroscale - Member & Advertizer!
http://neomega-resin.com/vector/ww1.htm

Roden store Good plastic kits and regular review sample contributor
http://rodenkits.com/

WWIshop - good service . . . wwishop
http://www.wwishop.com/

Taurus Models Fine resin & PE engines and details
http://www.taurusmodels.pl/

Model Cellar Fine resin figures & busts - Aeroscale Member
http://www.modelcellar.com/

Vector cut items. tools nuts & washers various sizes.
http://vectorcut.com/ Seen here. at Aeroscale.

Colophon Books See their aviation section!
http://www.colophonbooks.com

Brian L Fawcett Resin kit correction parts & figure sets.
Fawcett models & patterns

RB Stores various items for prop aircraft kits
RB Stores here.
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 09:50 AM UTC
Fokker Team Schorndorf has most interesting CD data info.

http://www.collectors-edition.de/Shop/ftsshop_english.htm
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 11:57 AM UTC
"propaganda-kompany"

Interesting resin details in different scales.
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 02:13 PM UTC

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"propaganda-kompany"

Interesting resin details in different scales.



Do not buy from this company.I paid for a model by Paypal and after a month inquired about delivery and I was given excuses
of:-moving to a new shop,cut hand with a saw and not able to work!
Over at ArmoramA many others have been ripped off.
P K waits for Paypal claim period to expire so that they do not get a bad rating!
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 03:06 PM UTC
Thanks Richard! Good feedback!
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 01:56 AM UTC

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Do not buy from this company.I paid for a model by Paypal and after a month inquired about delivery and I was given excuses



Richard, were you ever able to get this matter resolved?

I've seen their website, and they seem to offer nice looking products. The product is meaningless if they don't supply, though.
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 08:30 AM UTC
Hi Ben
Motorcycle Mayhem Campaign was the campaign I had ordered a motorcycle for from P K for $48 ,I had sent many e-mails and did not receive any reply's!
I e-mailed P K about 6 months later for the hell of it!
Below are copies of correspondence on the P K Face book page!
Buyer beware!



Brian Gasson
Can I have my money refunded please? My order has not been filled and you will not respond to my e-mails or queries
Like · · April 23, 2012 at 8:17pm
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Brian Gasson Frankly Marc, I don't believe you ever sent the first parcel. My order history on your website shows you did not even start preparing my order until the last day of January, a month after I had paid, and then did not ship it until 11th April. How can...See More
April 27, 2012 at 6:00pm · Like

Propaganda Kompany All orders from October to march have been perturbed , due to a move to a new house, and a move to a new warehouse who was to build completely, and new warehouse is now not big enough... That reason I didn't time to update the website to indicate what'...See More
April 28, 2012 at 3:02am · Like



Despina Chiokt
what is happening with my order? i made the order on 26th of January!!!! please respond to the emails!!! i'm konstantinos Tsiompris ( Greece) order number #000188.
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Despina Chiokt i'm looking forward to receive the products next week as you said!!!!
April 24, 2012 at 10:51am · Like

Propaganda Kompany I hope to post parcel this Friday. Respectfully, Marc
April 24, 2012 at 1:16pm · Like



Brian Gasson
My order from last year has not been filled. You will not reply to my emails. I no longer require your products.

Simple question. Can I have a refund on my order? Please answer "yes" or "no".
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Brian Gasson As I said above, I no longer require your products. The model I was building was a gift for someone which had to be completed. I had to make do with other products. Added to which, your items have still not arrived.
April 22, 2012 at 6:45pm · Like

Brian Gasson I repeat my question above, which I would appreciate an answer to. Will you refund my payment for an order I paid for last year, I no longer need, and hasn't been delivered?
April 22, 2012 at 6:47pm · Like



Neville Britto
Dear Mark, I too have sent you numerous (9) emails a while back and the 1 the other day and have yet to recieve even one reply. Could you please let me know what is going on as soon as possible. Thanks.
Like · · April 6, 2012 at 2:02pm

Neville Britto Just replied thanks , please check.
April 7, 2012 at 2:40pm · Like



Brian Gasson
Can I have my money refunded please? My order from last year has still not been delivered and you do not reply to e-mails through your website. Got to be some of the worst service and biggest rip off I have encountered.
Like · · April 2, 2012 at 3:50am

Despina Chiokt
hi!! i'm konstantinos Tsiompris (Greece).i have ordered two items 2 months ago but nothing has arrived at my home yet.On 7th of March you wrote at your facebook wall that all orders will be delivered!!
what is going on with all the orders?? i feel very uncomfortable with this matter.i've been waiting for 2 months for only two items.you dont even reply to my emails.please respond as soon as possible because i have paid 40 euros and until now you haven't sent me anything in return.hope to reply to me soon. konstantinos Tsiompris. Order number #000188.
Like · · March 21, 2012 at 6:58pm
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Brian Gasson You are not the only one Konstantinos. I paid 56 euros for an order last year and have still not received it! Good luck to you.
March 26, 2012 at 8:36pm · Like

Despina Chiokt he had written on an email that the delivery will be estimated from two weeks to two months.today i've been waiting the order for 2 months and 2 days.what can we do about this situation??he has no tension even to reply to our emails... this is no good behaviour to the customers.
March 27, 2012 at 8:48am · Like



Despina Chiokt
hi!! i'm kostantinos Tsiompris(i live in Greeece).i have ordered 2 items from your website since 26-1-2012.this acount of facebook does not belong to me but to a friend of mine.i post this on your account because i'm in despair.i have sent you emails that you dont answer a long long time ago!! i'm waiting my order to be delivered but nothing has arrived to me yet.please answer my emails and tell me what is going on with my order.my order number is #000188.I hope to hear from you soon. kostantinos Tsiompris.
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Bert van den Broeke Mister Le Bayon, I am still watingfor an answer!!!!
March 4, 2012 at 3:06am · Like

Propaganda Kompany Dear Bert, I send you last day a message on your FB page. I wrote that you parcel is gone early days of Feb. Can you wait again few days. If parcel don't arrive, I will see what I can do for you. Respectfully, Marc Le Bayon
March 4, 2012 at 4:08am · Like



Bert van den Broeke
I have ordered some items on 24 december 2011 and received your e-mail that my order 000182 was processed on 31-01-2012. But up to now nothing has arrived. the e-mails I have send to you were not responded. So I now try to get information from you via this unusual way. Bert van den Broeke (Netherlands)
Like · · March 3, 2012 at 6:07am

Propaganda Kompany Dear Bert, The second parcel is gone today. Hope you will have quickly. Respectfully, Marc
March 7, 2012 at 2:16pm · Like

Bert van den Broeke Thanks for sending me my order, I have waited a couple of days but never received your parcel. Bert
March 7, 2012 at 2:49pm · Like


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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 04:15 PM UTC
Here is a good reference for uniforms.

The Kaiser Bunker
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 09:58 AM UTC
Sanke cards and others.

See here.
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 01:57 AM UTC
Here is a bit of fun from a webpage dedicated to Russian profiles of early aviation subjects.

VVS profiles
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 11:46 PM UTC
Chema Martinez Fernandez has a very interesting Blog.

http://wingsandrigging.blogspot.com.es/
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 05:37 AM UTC
For rebuild, restorations and the smell of freshly cut and laminated wood.

Craft Lab
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 12:07 PM UTC
Rosebud's WWI aviation image repository.

Here.
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 06:46 AM UTC
Another image repository is ADF.

Click here.
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 03:51 PM UTC
For the WWI Aviation Heritage Trust
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Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 03:37 AM UTC
For anyone later to the party than I am , WNW http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/ has great reference photos of aircraft. Click 'Model Kitsets', choose aircraft, and click on archive photos. Many close-up details.
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 05:15 AM UTC

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Here is Master Casters website. At Ł 18.99 thats about $30.01.




MasterCasters FB page says they have closed their website but products are available through Hannants.

https://www.facebook.com/MasterCasters?fref=ts
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:03 AM UTC
Someone posted the following over at WW1 Aircraft Models forum in case the Wingnut Wings website goes dark one day:


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I guess that nobody can say for sure that the website stays up. In an attempt to preserve this valuable resource I have put together a tool to scrape some of the content and store it in shared folder on Google Drive (no Google account required).

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uScvbnCjl5NyBAj8BNfiykUZ-asl9BAN?usp=sharing

Aside from browsing thru, anyone interested should be also able to download either the entire archive or specific folder(s). The whole thing results in a 2.06 GB ZIP file. The per-folder breakdown goes as follows:


  • Booklets - kit and decal instruction booklets, 90 PDF files, 917 MB
  • Instructions - kit and decal individual instruction pages, also hint & tips, 2323 images, 486 MB
  • Photos - both B/W and color photos, 4123 images, 612 MB
  • Photos WWII - World War II photos, mostly (if not all) on Avro Lancaster, 89 images, 12 MB
  • Schemes - kit and decal color schemes, 445 images, 31 MB


The file name of every image is actually a short description shown on the original site, so luckily even that is not lost.

I just wanna emphasize again that my motivation is to preserve these resources, not to infringe on anyone copyright. The files are completely unaltered except for an occasional minor file name reformatting.



And also this follow up:


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I should have warned... It does take some time for the Drive to prepare the ZIP file for download, even few minutes for the entire archive.

On Firefox when the "Preparing download..." disappears I am presented with a "Save file" dialog to confirm. The file is downloaded into the folder I have specified in the browser settings: Preferences -> Files and Applications -> Downloads -> Save files to.

On Chrome when the "Preparing download..." disappears I get a "Leave site?" dialog (for some reason). When confirmed to "Leave" the download start showing at the bottom of the browser window. Again, the file lands in the folder specified in the browser settings: Preferences -> Advanced -> Downloads -> Location.

Note that I am on Mac, so your particulars may vary a little bit.