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WNW Albatros DV Alfred Lenz

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Count me in. I' ll see if I can do a Pfalz and the one after that too, before the end date.

 

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I got started on Friday night and tonight is Weds. Just to prove WW1 modelling does not have to be at a glacial pace.

 

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This will be Alfred Lenz's blue kite with camo wings, using Pheon decals.

 

I am using some cheats. The build will be OOB pretty much, with turnbuckles and the AM decals.

 

I wont be wiring the engine or adding details above what is seen with the cowling on. Ditto the cockpit. I am not faffing about with a cushion. I do not see how a man could fit in these seats in a flight suit of sheepskin with a cushion!

 

I used Tamiya buff with a thin brush of W&N acrylic water cased oil, raw sienna. Over future. It dries within 24h and can be handled once futured. This is how the prop is done. The Spinner covers the centre plate.

 

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I might do some control wires in the cockpit.

 

The wheels and cowling are Alclad Aluminium, future, Gunze RLM02, future, then Tamiya flat blue, then future. This is buffed with a polishing stick to bring out scuffs and highlights.

 

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The wings are painted Misterkit albatros blue, then future, then greyed and darkened shades are misted in the troughs between tapes. After future again, this is buffed using a very old polishing stick which makes the ribs pop out bright and blue and the troughs darker.

 

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The exhaust has had about 3 shades of Alclad pale burnt metal, Iron and Copper.

 

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Guest Clunkmeister

Nice choice in schemes

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Honestly quite the most cack handed sausage fingered build I have had for a long time! I have messed up a lot in the cockpit. The rudder bar has gone completely and one seatbelt strap is lost. I gave in and closed her up anyway. The engine is better but with the top wing and cowl on little can be seen anyway. It's a good job I get my enjoyment out of the finish and overall effect, which is trompe l'oeil anyway I always end up with 2 builds of the same kit and the second is less rushed and better finished. I will be keeping wnw in business. Anyway it looks fine so long as no one looks inside! The wings are painted with mister kit albatross mauve and pale green. It's a bit pale for my taste but it will get a finish of smoke to darken it.

 

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Juicy stash shot!

 

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Tail is on, now covered in Tamiya flat earth and a very rough camouflage coat. I hope this will just show through when I spray the blue. I'll decal a cross on the fuselage.

 

Wing roots in wood grain.

 

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By the way, please feel totally free to offer criticism or advice, constructive and/or otherwise.

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Guest Peterpools

Dave

Holy smoke .. you're flying through the Albi. Looks might good

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn:

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Guest Peterpools

Dave

Super progress on the Albatros Fit and finish are looking real good. Not sure if it a bit too late but on my Fokker I decided to use the molded Spandaus and used a pin wash in each barrel air vent. Just adds a bit more 'pop' to the MG's.

Of course, you're way ahead of my Albi, still suffering from wing fit problems.

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn:

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