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The Circus comes to Town!! - WW1 Series (5)

For some time in 1917 the Fokker Triplane was the scourge of the Flanders’ skies. Much more manoeuvrable than the current RFC aircraft the ‘Tripe’ was instrumental in the near total failure of the Allied air arm in that year. Front-line aircrew service life averaged less than three weeks and new pilots were pitched into the fray with about 10-12 hrs total flying experience - see the Derek Robinson trilogy for the background, most readable.

The Dr1 served with the famous Richthofen Circus which was instantly recognisable by the varied colour schemes adopted for individual aircraft. Effective for only a few months - very effective as the ‘Red Baron’ gained 20 of his victories flying the type - the Dr1 was withdrawn from service by mid 1918 after a rash of wing failures laid at the door of shoddy construction. Hermann Goering, the Luftwaffe leader in WW2, served with this elite group.

The fascination for the type remains strong and I have photographs of six different (and most colourful) examples of Dr1 rebuilds in the archives, culled from Canadian and UK airshows.

Image is a composite showing a section of Dr1 triplanes about to fall on a pair of unsuspecting French Nieuports - photographs from a variety of airshows and background from the archives. Complementary image to the previous post - offering a balanced viewpoint!!

Title:Circus Comes to Town
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:19 Apr 2010 - 10:44 AM
Tags:Aircraft, Digital art, Triplane, Ww1
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Great work again Pat

Chris

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Jalapeno
Jalapeno  4127 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 10:50 AM

Always a joy Smile well done.

Since you do not allow people to comment on your portfolio (an option in the settings), I will say it here:

Thanks for all the time you take to post your work. I really enjoy the informative pieces of work you create and post here. Well done Smile Thanks for sharing!!

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19 Apr 2010 - 10:51 AM

First class.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 11:01 AM

You have created an amazing set of images.

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UBOAT
UBOAT  641 forum posts Scotland
19 Apr 2010 - 11:15 AM

Brilliant composition grampa, great setting and lighting and has to be one of my favourite one's.

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patspeirs  7 Scotland
19 Apr 2010 - 11:16 AM

Thanks Jalapeno - was not aware that I had 'barred' portfolio comment, thanks for the info and the gracious comment, bar now lifted.
Pat

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jeronius
jeronius  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 11:31 AM

This is brilliantly done.
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Hugeknot
Hugeknot  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 11:48 AM

A fantastic series, this is spotless digital art.

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franken
franken e2 Member 113055 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 12:26 PM

Fascinating work; truly superb!

Ken

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 1:07 PM

Another stunning piece of work, a superb series with an excellent informative narrative.
Steve.

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ChrisV
ChrisV  7727 forum posts United Kingdom26 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 2:51 PM

Uncanny you've got disparate shots to enable you to show these peeling off in almost perfect formation!

There's a variety in your montages that always makes the next one [with accompanying comments] something to look forward to.

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Musicmike
Musicmike  8 England
19 Apr 2010 - 3:34 PM

Very impressed

Mike

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patspeirs  7 Scotland
19 Apr 2010 - 4:04 PM

Thanks Chris - try to take as many different angles as possible especially front and rear -opens up a lot of options back at the desk! What a difference from the old film days!! Your comments much appreciated.

Pat

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Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 5:02 PM

Fantastic work, ending in a work of art image. Ann

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rockfish
rockfish  4 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 - 5:30 PM

Fabulous work once more Pat. Another great image and excellent info.
Peter

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viscostatic
19 Apr 2010 - 5:44 PM

Another great image.

Phil.

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 7:06 PM

Wow Pat another piece of beautifully done work. Love all the colours in this one. That formation is a super job. Always enjoy reading all about it.
Regarads
Ann

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 7:56 PM

Amazing shot Pat, very well done.

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Jestertheclown
19 Apr 2010 - 9:00 PM

Another excellent piece of work Pat.
Jester.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 9:25 PM

Amazing work and total dedication and lots of time I presume for this fine work of art Pat. Outstanding scene and love the informative narrative
Richard

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patspeirs  7 Scotland
19 Apr 2010 - 10:28 PM

Thanks to all for your gracious comments, much appreciated. Richard, took a while to go through all the pic lists hoping to find just the right attitude for each a/c - these composites go through over 20 iterations to get the right placements and then about 25% get junked! Keeps me out of the pub, mostly.
Pat

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BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 11:00 PM

Great image Pat.

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bromley-smith
19 Apr 2010 - 11:08 PM

Stunning work Pat. Congratulations once again on your awards, so richly deserved.
Tony

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Mad4WDW
Mad4WDW  5 England
20 Apr 2010 - 7:01 AM

What can I say Pat that hasn't been said, nothing really but I say it anyway. This is fantastic work, I can't believe that you've only got 40 votes for this. There was a composite image yesterday on here that was the featured E2 image and it hit triple figures. It was not even in the same league as this. It doesn't look fake, thats the thing.

If you can't sell these by the shed load at airshows I'll eat my hat.

Greg

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patspeirs  7 Scotland
20 Apr 2010 - 9:19 AM

Thanks Greg, most heartening. Try very hard to avoid 'looking 'fake' - glad to know it works some of the time. See you at Duxford??
Pat

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raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 - 10:05 AM

excellent all round capture,well done pat.ray

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Mad4WDW  5 England
20 Apr 2010 - 12:08 PM


Quote: Thanks Greg, most heartening. Try very hard to avoid 'looking 'fake' - glad to know it works some of the time. See you at Duxford??
Pat

Hopefully I wont be in the country, Virgin Atlantic flights on May 1st Permitting Smile

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Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2010 - 1:59 PM

Really wonderfully put together the way they tail off in order, great colours too.

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 3:38 AM

love the positioning of these, and the fact that youve resisted having them all totally visible makes the formation more believable, and of course the red one has to go at the front Smile congrats on the well deserved user awards.lesley

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wideangler
22 Apr 2010 - 6:14 PM

Another great combination of skilfully produced picture and fascinating write up.

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