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Tudor Gh

Wingnuts Wings Albatros D.V

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Hello all,

 

This is the first group build I am taking part in, and I'm really excited to take this opportunity. :lol:

 

I'm building Wingnuts' Albatros straight Out-of-Box. The paint scheme will be the same as the box-art one. More details will follow as progress ensues!

 

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Tudor :piliot:

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Nice choice on such a unusual and extremely unique subject :punk:...:) Even thou that I am clinically scared of double,triple, quadric decker's and all of the spiderwebs in between I will follow this build with excitement, Good luck bro. :party0023:

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Nice choice on such a unusual and extremely unique subject :punk:...:) Even thou that I am clinically scared of double,triple, quadric decker's and all of the spiderwebs in between I will follow this build with excitement, Good luck bro. :party0023:

 

Just as in your case, with the Mig 29 progress, the Albatros has to wait a bit, until I finish the D-9 renovation, which I can say it's about 85% done. :rolleyes:

 

Tudor

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I will follow your build, do I have this kit myself. You're OOB, I would recomend that you get the stuff from HGW
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Hello all,

 

This is the first group build I am taking part in, and I'm really excited to take this opportunity. :lol:

 

I'm building Wingnuts' Albatros straight Out-of-Box. The paint scheme will be the same as the box-art one. More details will follow as progress ensues!

Tudor :piliot:

Straight OOB, the kit can be a real stunner.

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Any progress??

 

Progress has been really slow, and I've been meaning to post about this a while ago. I've reached a period in time when I have no desire to build, paint, and do all that scratch-building magic that used to happen months ago. I have managed to break several pieces now: the tubes that hold the chair in the wooden frames, the vertical Y-shaped tubes that run up the oil tank, and the Y-shapped support for the rudder pedal. These happened during the process of cutting the pieces off the sprues. Also,I could not, for the life of me, bend the PE vertical seatbelts (the ones that come down from the shoulders) to the chair's shape. So I threw them out the window. I painted the engine with some MM Steel Metalizer, but for some reason, the paint kept sticking to my fingers a week after being airbrushed. I ended up cleaning the entire engine block, and stripping the paint job I spent hours on. I can safely say I will not finish this model by the time of IPMS Vancouver, and maybe not even by the time of this GB's deadline. I frankly cannot stand building an incomplete model, but I've reached a point where I'd rather just finish this, since I paid $60. Oh, and the rigging might give me a heart attack soon. Lesson learned: I'm never building WW1 planes again.

 

That being said, I managed to paint the interior, and some pictures will be posted soon. School has started, and other activities have taken my free time away, including spending time with long-seen friends, and submerging into the abyss of never-ending assignments and projects. Also, since my other hobby basically evolves around Starcraft II, I have been been looking for improvement in that area. I know computer games tend to divide audiences, but I love the culture and community inspired by that game.

 

Tudor

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Hi Tudor,

 

Sorry to hear . You might try to e-mail WNW for replacement parts #1 .Good companies do that . I don`t like using MM too much .If it is small areas you are painting try the testor oil or even Humbrol paints. aluminum and you can add some black ,brown to change the color . rigging is not to bad on your A/C just plan ahead and taske your time with it .dont rush things . HTH

 

Willi

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Here are some pictures of some of the progress I managed to accomplish over the last couple of weeks. As mentioned above, the rudder pedal parts have been omitted, as they broke. The fuselage interior was airbrushed with a mixture of RLM 79, 04 and 23, in different shades and different layers, respectively. The wood grain effect was simulated by using a brown crayon (borrowed from my sister :lol:). I know this technique is rather primitive, but I am pleased with the result. Furthermore, after fitting the fuselage halves together, I noticed that barely any of the interior can be seen, anyway.

 

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The chair was probably my favorite part to paint. It can be somewhat noticed in the picture below, I have managed to replicate the leather effect by first airbrushing a brown base layer, and then dry-brushing with lighter shades of brown, in random directions.

 

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Next, the gas tank was painted and weathered, to account for oil streaks and other sources of "dirtyness". As mentioned in my previous post, the Y-shaped tubes broke as well. I couldn't really live with another incomplete assembly, especially since the oil tank assembly can be seen from the outside, through the open engine section of the fuselage. So I took two copper wires and carefully straightened/bent them as close to the real piece as possible.

 

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The last picture is the windshield, which was painted with ALCLAD Aluminum.

 

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Right now, I'm working on the engine. I have painted and stripped the paint the job about twice now, but I think I got it right the third time. The complex shape of the engine is going to be a challenge, but I hope to overcome it. More pictures will follow soon.

 

Tudor

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Nice to see you overcame all the problems. A bit of positive attitude and I'm sure you'll sail to the end of this build without any setbacks.

The chair and the tank are very nice. :speak_cool:

I like a lot your innovative use of crayons. The result is very subtle as you said, but very nice. Maybe if crayons would have more to grip the grain effect could be more prominent? Definitely something worth to remember and experiment.

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