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#1 karimb

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:25 PM

Hey gang,

time for a new post!

I just managed to wrap up the build of the Wingnut Wings Albatros B.II early. She was quite an enjoyable kit, although i ran through some hiccups which were all of my own making. more on that later.

I used the HGW superset and added the PE parts where they benefitted the kit. One word of caution, the interior woodgrain decals they include are useless. HGW says they are cookie cut but some look like they're 1/48 scale literally some don't fit and some have no placement on the aircraft. The outer woodgrain decals are from Uschi Van Der Rosten and are the woodgrain 'Ronny bar' edition and as all UVDR woodgrain products i found them to be flawless. The engine got dressed up with Taurus resin spark plugs and priming cups. All major painting was done with MRP lacquers and the details were painted using Tamiya and Gunze acrylics. I used HGW silver nailhead decals in a random fashion to add visual interest to the exterior of the aircraft. Weathering was done with oils, watercolor pencils, AK washes and pigments. Most metallics were done using Uschi's metallic pigments or Mr metal color buffable lacquers from Gunze. Rigging was done using EZ Line and of course as always the turbuckles and eyelets are courtesy of Bob's Buckles. All decals are custom masks plotted on the Silhouette using Oramask 810 except for the tail numbers.

One thing i noticed, although too late, was the kink in the inner part of the top starboard wing. I had read a couple of builds mentioning this but only noticed it after everything was in place and rigged. I tried correcting the wing shape by some tensioning of the rigging in specific areas but i only managed to 'iron it out' a bit.

A very enjoyable build it has been!

Some photos here and if youre interested in seeing more i have additional ones posted up on the blog!

Now on to pop open the box of the FE2b late!

 

Stay safe and happy modeling,

Karim

 

Below some in progress to wet your appetite

 

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Photos of the finished build below!


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OUT OF THE HANGAR:  WnW W.12 (RFI/WIP) WnW Camel F.1 (RFI) WnW AEG G.IV White.VII (RFI/WIPWnW Fokker E.II (RFI)  Academy F/A18-D (RFI)  WnW Albatros B.II (RFI) WnW Fokker DVII (RFI) WnW AMC DH.2 (RFI)  WnW Roland D.VIb (RFI

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#2 karimb

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:32 PM

Just noticed the bowed main landing gear leg now in the third picture...oh well!

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OUT OF THE HANGAR:  WnW W.12 (RFI/WIP) WnW Camel F.1 (RFI) WnW AEG G.IV White.VII (RFI/WIPWnW Fokker E.II (RFI)  Academy F/A18-D (RFI)  WnW Albatros B.II (RFI) WnW Fokker DVII (RFI) WnW AMC DH.2 (RFI)  WnW Roland D.VIb (RFI

WIP: 

 

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#3 karimb

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:35 PM

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OUT OF THE HANGAR:  WnW W.12 (RFI/WIP) WnW Camel F.1 (RFI) WnW AEG G.IV White.VII (RFI/WIPWnW Fokker E.II (RFI)  Academy F/A18-D (RFI)  WnW Albatros B.II (RFI) WnW Fokker DVII (RFI) WnW AMC DH.2 (RFI)  WnW Roland D.VIb (RFI

WIP: 

 

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:43 PM

Hubba Hubba! Can't find the jaw dropping emoticon, must be another site... so :thumbsup:


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#5 ZachP319

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:57 PM

Awesome!!

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#6 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 11:20 PM

Awesome work as always, Karim! I would have loved to see you do a build thread on this one, but the result is suitably spectacular.

 

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:51 AM

Good gawd Karim, can't you mess up once in awhile ? Just amazing (as usual)......Harv :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :punk:


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:07 AM

Wow, Karim!

    Your talent is truly inspiring.  The wood, the leather!  They look so real. 

 

Mightily impressive!

 

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:52 AM

That's quite a beauty Karim.

Fine work.


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:29 AM

Well. . . There are "models" and then there are "works of 3D art" This is clearly the latter!!


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 04:47 AM

Absolutely beautiful Karim. Your a master Wingnutter for sure! I'd love to see a how to on your leather technique.
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Posted 02 December 2017 - 04:49 PM

Great painting again. That leather cockpit coaming in particular.
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Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:16 PM

You sure have this figured out.  Grand work.

 

Sincerely,

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:20 PM

Another winner, Karim. And anybody who likes this build should consider getting a copy of Karim's ebook.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:35 PM

If there is one modeller on this planet (+ a couple of Dutch artists) who inspires me to get off my butt and do some plastic magic, it's got to be Karim.

 

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