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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
WnW Albatros D.V Manfred von Richtofen
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 08:00 AM UTC
Hi Colin

That's absolutely fantastic!

But, Please can't we get the topic title corrected? Otherwise, we're going to live with this obvious mistake forever more - and it would have been sorted out within a day "back in the day". I can't understand how it's been allowed to carry on this long.

I'll do it straightaway if you give me the OK.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 07:33 AM UTC
Beautiful work Colin.
I wondered how this particular scheme would turn out when I got the kit. Have to admit I wasn't sure how the red and bright green would look together.
But, that has changed. It looks great!
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 01:56 PM UTC
Thank uou all for the compliments!
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 09:21 AM UTC
Very very impressive!
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 01:21 PM UTC
Very NICE ! I really like the wood effect on the fuselage.

Paul
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 12:51 PM UTC
That is truly a thing of beauty

Well done
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 08:17 AM UTC
the shadowing/counter highlights on the wings are outstanding enough to appear outside, even in a room.

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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 11:31 AM UTC
Nice work!
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 09:51 PM UTC
I've always wanted to expand into WW1 subjects and this is certainly motivation to do so, Colin!

Looking good!
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 06:35 AM UTC
Cracking job - great model and finish.
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 03:46 AM UTC
Thanks Russell! Assembly is complete, just some washes, touch-up and mild weathering to do now. Pretty happy with how it turned out considering it is my first attempt at a WWI subject, definitely room for improvement in several areas! Comments and constructive critcisms welcome!







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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:23 PM UTC
Excellent progress Colin

keep working on that propeller, you'll get there!
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 11:45 AM UTC
...aaaand my first attempt at a laminated wooden prop...might try again.
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 02:52 PM UTC
As hoped, I was able to get in some bench time over Christmas break and was able to get the wings painted and tucked into the rigging which has been a source of night sweats for me...here's the mauve and green camo for the upper wings:


The shadow effect was achieved by masking off the ribs with 1mm masking tape and overspraying with a thinned out German grey. I started the rigging by drilling out the holes on the wings and setting the wires (spider line) in the upper wing:

I would put a drop of thin CA glue in the hole, dip the end of the spider line in accelerator and then stick it in the hole. Hold for a couple of seconds and nice and solid. Attach the upper wing , let it dry for a day or two then onto the rigging. It went easier than I thought it would, whew!




On to the propeller, got all 4 base coated so I can do some lamination practice. Also gotta stain all the rigging wires.
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2019 - 10:20 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words! Work and life are conspiring to keep me away ftom the bench right now but hopefully with the Christmas break coming I can make some progress!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 03:30 PM UTC
In the words of one Bart Simpson: "Superb!"
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 04:50 AM UTC
have to laugh at the Italian looking fuselage.

the interior is fantastic!

I like the frames being a different shade of "vanish" as if from a different vendor to Albatros. even in this world a different vender can supply a zinc chromate primed part that is a different (darker/lighter) hue. this stands out on an unpainted primed aluminum bird.

outstanding

Captn Tommy
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 09:35 PM UTC
Love your work. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 10:35 AM UTC
Shot a matte coat on, looks much better:
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 05:11 AM UTC
slowly moving forward on this, got the fuselage colours on, generally happy with how it turned out except for the fact that the sating coat is too shiny to my taste so I will probably hit it with some matte.



some detail painting to do then on to the wings.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 04:14 PM UTC
I was planning on doing the camo wings, red nose, green tail.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 06:17 AM UTC
Sir are you going to us the camo wings or the red wings.
Just curious...

I prefer the red wings... who says he couldn't have flown some patrols between painting sessions. Or photograph sessions.

Captn Tommy
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 04:05 AM UTC
Thanks all!
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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 02:05 PM UTC
Very Nice work!
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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 01:19 PM UTC
Hi Colin , lovely work so far on your Albbie




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