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#1 karimb

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 05:48 PM

Hey everyone!

Allow me to post my first Wingnut Wings kit...

The Albatros is such a pleasure to build. The part fit is stellar, no sinkmarks, almost no filler needed. 

I cant repeat enough how impressed i am by Wingnut Wings and their product offerings ( so much so that since i finished the build i added two more Albatrosses to the exponentially growing wnw stash! )

 

I finished the kit itself in Hans Joachim Hippel's Jasta 71 aircraft that had scored two victories by August 1918...

The choice itself was based on the fact it would give me the chance to do some woodworking, and i also liked the pipe smoking moon!

 

To the kit, i added the following extras (although the kit would still turn out a gem without any additions):

 

HGW superdetailing kit 

Home cast epoxy seat padding

Taurus spark plugs

Gaspatch turnbuckles

Uschi woodgrain decals after the HGW woodgrain decals disintegrated on me !(Knotless pale and rich UVDR decals)

MicroMark resin rivets

Home made custom paint stencils ( courtesy of my Silhouette cameo)

Master brass barrels for the spandaus

 

Sundries:

 

Modelkasten rigging thread for internals

EZline fine and medium charcoal and black for the exterior rigging

Albion tubing different OD/IDs

Electrical wiring for the eyelets and all the magnetos/spark wiring 

AK worn effects/heavy chipping chipping fluids

some more stuff i cant recall!

 

Paints used were Tamiya and Gunze acrylics, AK rust color set for the exhaust

Gunze Mr metal color buffable lacquers for the metallics, 

Weathering was done with FM clay washes, enamels by AK and oils by Abteilung

Pigments for the tires are AK too

 

Some things i would do differently next Albatros build would be the to tone down the preshading on the wood panelling, and probably use more toned down resin rivets as the purists will note that that albatros had flush nailheads and not positive rivets (i know i know, but it does look cool with the resin rivets showing under the decals !). A big thank you to Walther's Solvaset and Microsol/Microset for making the decals conform!

 

Random build nonsense below...

Band of the build: Credence Clearwater Revival

 

Thank you everyone for all the support given during the WIP, to which i will post a link HERE ...

 

As always criticism and feedback is highly appreciated!

Well, off to go continue my Fokker DVII as soon as i get back from a layover!

Stay safe and happy modeling, gang!

 

Karim


Edited by karimb, 05 November 2016 - 05:59 PM.

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OUT OF THE HANGAR:  WnW DFW C.V (RFI)  Academy F/A18-D (RFI)  WnW Albatros DVa (WIP/RFI) WnW Fokker DVII (RFI) WnW AMC DH.2 (RFI) Tamiya F4U-1 Arkansas Traveler (RFI) WnW Roland D.VIb (RFI)

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#2 karimb

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 05:52 PM

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OUT OF THE HANGAR:  WnW DFW C.V (RFI)  Academy F/A18-D (RFI)  WnW Albatros DVa (WIP/RFI) WnW Fokker DVII (RFI) WnW AMC DH.2 (RFI) Tamiya F4U-1 Arkansas Traveler (RFI) WnW Roland D.VIb (RFI)

WIP: WnW AEG G.IV (late)


#3 karimb

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 05:56 PM

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OUT OF THE HANGAR:  WnW DFW C.V (RFI)  Academy F/A18-D (RFI)  WnW Albatros DVa (WIP/RFI) WnW Fokker DVII (RFI) WnW AMC DH.2 (RFI) Tamiya F4U-1 Arkansas Traveler (RFI) WnW Roland D.VIb (RFI)

WIP: WnW AEG G.IV (late)


#4 Martinnfb

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:10 PM

That's cool, I know nothing about this aeroplane, but this looks clean and neat. Thanks for sharing Karim.

Cheers

Martin


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#5 karimb

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:13 PM

That's cool, I know nothing about this aeroplane, but this looks clean and neat. Thanks for sharing Karim.

Cheers

Martin

 

 

Hey Martin!

Thanks for leaving a word... 

I didnt know much about ww1 aviation either but since i started this build and started reading up it is fabulous stuff! not everyone's cup of tea i agree though!

 

thanks for the kind comment!


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WIP: WnW AEG G.IV (late)


#6 Joe66

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:20 PM

Beautiful Albatross !

-Joe
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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:25 PM

Beautiful clean build... fantastic work!!



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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:40 PM

Jeez Louise that's lovely.
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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:24 PM

Wow, that's an amazing first try at WW1 model building ! You were not sparing with details !

Very nice build and finish. I'm happy to see you entering in the wonderful world of wood and fabric aircraft, my friend !

 

That wooden propeller is just hypnotizing me.... :)


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:29 PM

 

Band of the build: Credence Clearwater Revival

 

Love that band, too !

:)

 

 

 

BTW, you're asking for criticism. That's difficult to find something to be criticized in your model, but i think the board/plane between the wheels is made of wood and not metallic. 


Edited by Zero77, 05 November 2016 - 08:37 PM.

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Still on the bench : Tamiya F-15E, Fly Ba349, WnW Roland D.VIa, Revell EC-145, Kinetic F-86F-30, Tamiya F-4E, Revell Bae Hawk T.1a, Williams Bros Gee Bee R, Trumpeter F8F Bearcat, Hasegawa + Lone Star models Curtiss Hawk III, Roden Nieuport 27, WNW DH.2, Alleycat Gloster Gamecock
 
Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,  Post-war Hawker Tempest Mk.V

 


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:34 PM

I just love this build - fantastic throughout :wub:  Now where's my triple dose Prozac??

 

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 09:13 PM

Wow! Excellent build Karim!
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Posted 05 November 2016 - 09:49 PM

Just a gorgeous build, Karim! I mentioned the pre-shading in your build thread, but apart from that, there's absolutely nothing to criticise on your model. It's wonderful! May I publish it on the website?

 

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 11:02 PM

Karim my Friend

Absolutely a knock out. Geez, just spectacular. Every pat of the Albi looks beautifully done but all all the work, the leather around the cockpit looks absolutely as real as it gets.

Beautiful build.

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 11:49 PM

Awesome.





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