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Albatros D.II "Boelcke" - 1/32 by Encore Mode
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2016 - 01:31 AM UTC
Michael, your Albatros is looking fantastic.
I'm itching to start mine after watching your build, but I have too much on my work bench already.
wing_nut
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 06:13 PM UTC
The beauty of your wood grain has been covered pretty well so all i can do is say how correct everyone else is.
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 01:55 PM UTC
Hello,

it is done ... nearly ...

The rigging is completed. I used once again the great turnbuckles from Gaspatch models at each startin-/end point of the ropes. First drilled some holes in the wings and glued the metal turnbuckles in position. Once dry, bend in the correct shape and thread the EZ-Line in the turnbuckles. Then gluing at the start point, stretching when dry, then gluing at the end point.

Now missing the window for the pilot, then ... I think then it is done









Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 02:03 PM UTC
Michael!

Beautiful!
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 06:36 PM UTC
Excellent model - love it!
Gary
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 10:52 PM UTC
Nice.
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 01:55 PM UTC
Hello,

finally the Albatros D.II from German pilot Boelcke is finished. The kit in scale 1/32 is from Encore Models, based on the older Roden kit.

Encore Models added a complete new engine made of Resin full of wonderful details, two frets of photo etched parts and some white metal parts.

I have added some turnbuckles from Gaspatch Models, some EZ-Line for the rigging and gun barrels from master Models.



























I hope that you like it!

Cheers
Micha
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 08:36 PM UTC
Michael, superb work! Your Albatros looks fantastic.