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Albatros D III
« on: December 30, 2016, 02:16:13 PM »
I'm got a few days off for holidays so I'm back home and want something to do, but I would like it to be quick and easy,so my choice is Eduard's Albatros D III in 1/48 I got as a price on modeling competetion. I'm building Werner Voss's bird,like it a lot....... So as a first step, looking up in the box to see whats on the sprues and getting in the mood


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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 02:23:02 PM »
As a first step,painting and assembly of the interior and engine. I over weathered the cockpit a bit,but not much be visible on the end anyway..... By looking the pictures of the original engine Eduard did a good job, I added only the brass pipe on the front, joining the fuselage soon 

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 02:51:11 PM »
 :-jump :-jump :-jump :-jump

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 03:13:36 PM »
Now that is the way to build models!

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 02:57:57 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 07:15:06 PM »
I simply just couldn't let the over weathered cockpit to stay that way so I fixed it, after joining the fuselage and a small amount of putty and sanding the painting started. As always first Gunze surfacer, then the basic wood color,I'm painting it with brush,no need to be perfect even color, if a bit various even better, helps to get more realistic wooden look, wood painted with sponge with burn umber artistic oil paint,, to prevent to continue of the wood pattern I'm painting it in stages, every second panel line, when finish after masking the unpainted to follow..... The wing are started to be painted also, and the first decals are on

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 07:17:01 PM »
And the home made propeller, still raw wood without the gloss cote,  the center is not perfect but no need for it, it's covered

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 09:02:27 PM »
 :-eek :-eek :-eek :-obey :-obey :-obey

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2016, 09:27:53 PM »
Excellent!!! :-ok

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2017, 09:35:00 PM »
Fuselage painted except the rear, and the wings are painted and decals are on. The brown on the wing got a bit too red but I won't change it 

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2017, 03:13:09 AM »
Wish you to continue with great builds in 2017 and... you have New Year topic in Off Road section ;)

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2017, 03:33:10 PM »
Wonderful progress!

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2017, 05:13:57 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2017, 02:39:50 PM »
Fuselage painted, decals are on, must say these are the best decals from Eduard I ever used, very thin, no need for any chemistry at all, they fit in every panel by them selves, the only backside is you don't have much time to adjust them on the model only few moments and with lots of water, if don't they stick to the surface very very fast and you can't move them anymore, only to try to take it off with a great risk and try again.... Unfortunately I'm travelling early in the morning back to work so I won't be able to finish the model, it will have to wait to the next few days off....

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Re: Albatros D III
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2017, 02:47:23 PM »
Excellent progress :-ok