Thank you! Yep, building Staaken would be my creazy dream. )) But… One have to be realistic to build a model and not to give it up halfway. Staaken is a very cool bird. But I found very few references on her interiors. While on Muromets Type Veh you can be well with 2-3 player positions (pilot, top wing gunner and may be rear door position) on Staaken R.VI there is a complex flight deck, nose gunner, central gunner positions and 2 engine nacelle positions with wing gun mounts. To make all these with proper attention to details one need to find tons of references not to mention the work amount. I do not dare. ))
Why is the most produced Zepplin-Staaken also the ugliest??
I wouldn't say that. The R.VI has its charm. There is something from art-deco style in her shape and covered with night Lozenge camouflage she looks pretty cool!
I take it, you have seen this: ?http://www.filmporta...ken-bei-spandau
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also, parts are preserverd in Krakowhttp://www.wwi-model...nRVI/index.html
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and there are lots of references here, that have interior images.. http://flyingmachine.../Craft25534.htm
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as far as I know, there is also a replica-cabin sitting in a museum, but I forgot which one. in the literature on Alexander Bauman (the main designer) there is even more…
I´m sorry, I just loved your work on the Ilya and it is a bit of my dream since years to have an early giant plane sim ;=)