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Albatros DV 1/48 eduard
Louis
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:49 AM UTC
Hello,

Some pictures of DV during assembly.

Some useful links:

[url] http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=328.0 [/ url] full of links on this page.
[url] http://wwimodeller.co.nz/walkaround-tval-albatros-dv-part-4-of-4/ # jp-carousel-14714 [/ url] Lots of pictures on this one.



The stick, is partly remade for something finer. Two tubes stretched cotton swab for wooden handle. Two U-shaped parts of wire (0.3mm) for joining the two handles. The rest is plastic.












The cockpit is fitted with original parts and cables stretched plastic.



The pump is painted Alclad aluminum and covered with hazelnut ink prince august.



On the panel behind the seat I stuck a plastic brace. I covered two layers of aluminum tape and a piece of decal.








The protective coating is made of Teflon tape, that is used to seal the joints in plumbing. It is not expensive, ca cuts easily, but it is a little too thin.
I tried on the vertical tubes (picture left) Tamiya tape. All is covered with surfacer.

Louis
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:52 AM UTC

The Engine is finished.

Brown tube that runs the length of the cylinders is a band decal painted when dry.
The calligraphy serial number is not good but too bad .. anyway we do not see.






Louis
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:58 AM UTC
I did an oil tank cut from a piece of plastic. The straps are Tamiya tape. Not worth too much detail it's just to fill the void ....




The reservoir between the cockpit and the engine is rectangular rod evergreen 2 x 3mm (it's a bit thin). One for the upper part, two for the bottom. The base is resized so that the tank does not rise too high.



Everything is painted in Alclad brass and the weathering is made with "engine grime" from AK Interactive. The product has a bit the same color as the underside of a car or a used engine. I like ...

Louis
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:03 AM UTC
The flange of the engine cover (which was made finer) is surrounded by a wire stretched plastic adhered to the liquid adhesive as many times as there are curves on the rim.




The front of the body is pierced with a scalpel blade and refined maximum. There must be a interval between the cover and the propeller spinner.





That is sanded to remove almost mm diameter (and thus mm material across the surface to retain its original shape).




Finally we see nothing about the little closed oil tank and the engine once in place ...

Louis
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:07 AM UTC
Finally I would do the decoration of Paul Bšumer DV ..

So I'm looking for decals (wood fuselage, white edelweiss on red, green tail). They are published in a limited edition box eduard and also in Print Scale PSL48022 (but the flower look strange and wrong).

I can exchange them against other decals issued in Aztec (except the DVII Meyer)

http://www.1001maquettes.fr/avion/54557-the-red-baron-flying-circus-8-fokker-d-vii-lt-carlos-baldo-jasta-4-drooling-boxer-lt-heldmann-jasta-10-pfalz-d-iiia-lt-k-.html

or decals from DV eduard 8110 or 1124 (but not the Oblt Flashard).

it remains for me also several Macchis M5 at Pheon model ...

or against the Euro ....


Thank you in advance
StukaJr
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 08:26 PM UTC
Loving the build - a lot of work going into making a decent Albatros out of Eduard kit! Impressive detailing!

Watching with interest!
wing_nut
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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:03 AM UTC
Really great looking stuff there.
Louis
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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:58 AM UTC
Thank you!!


Engraving ...

- A vertical line behind the manholes.
- A horizontal line which passes between the two air vents.
. Notice that the vertical slot of the above is too big 1/3....and both hatches round visits were different diameter ( I think).



Regards

Louis
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 02:07 AM UTC
Hello!

I finished her. I followed the "wingnut wings" instructions to paint her. The colors seem to me more conform to black and white photos.







The length of the landing gear is increased with piece of plastic.I I used the notice from "wingnut wings" to place it as well as possible. Curiously, the position of the train on the fuselage of the eduard kit seems (to me) to be wrong at the front.
I used "evergreen" rectangular profile fixed with tamiya glue (green cap) and resized with sandpaper on a wedge. I add two mm, I think ...
















I modified:

- Landing gear fixings
- Length of the legs of the landing gear
- The release of the gun launches rocket
- Windshield
- The edge of the hood
- "Elastic" for the landing gear.






Regards.
rochaped
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 02:18 AM UTC
Hi Louis,

Your Albatros is a real gem, and from the thread reading itís a result of comprehensive study of the plane you sought to build,
Wonder how and with what materials you corrected the undersized undercarriage legs of the kit??


Thanks for sharing, itís never enough to publish good models of WW1 subjects

Cheers
Pedro
Louis
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 02:53 AM UTC
Thank you Pedro.

I used "evergreen" rectangular profile fixed with tamiya glue (green cap) and resized with sandpaper on a wedge. I add two mm, I think ...

The most difficult is to cut it to fit the fuselage.

Regards.
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 03:57 PM UTC
Hi Louis

It's always an inspiration to see your work. I must admit I'd forgotten this build, so it's great to see it finished and looking so superb. Looking back at your earlier photos, I really like the way you depicted the binding on the intake manifold - that's solved a nagging question at the back of my mind as to how I'll do it myself.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 10:46 AM UTC
Very impressive.
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:05 AM UTC
Unbeliveable!
I knew most of the little mistakes in this kit, but I never ever thougnt to fix all of them!

Mikko
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:37 PM UTC
Lewis,
This is fantastic!

Gaz