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1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen

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More fake wood talk....

 

This effect is straight sponge with no wet follow up swipe.

 

30842857558_d56343c7cc_b.jpgMS Type N by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

And this is a really wet application.

 

26857998048_15b5c716a7_b.jpgMetal Floor by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

And some hand painted plywood.

 

41036260091_21f48991d3_b.jpgUntitled by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

Note these are on other models and not the Baron's mount.

 

Ryan

 

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Rob the last pics are from a failed Eindecker build, I was testing different ways to render the metal work applied to them.

 

The first squiggles are in fact a mist of silver over sharpie.

 

The squiggles in the last shot are actually lead pencil. The effect may have promise with a mist coat of silver shot over it, but I gave up on it.

 

Thanks for checking in and the compliment.

 

Ryan

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     I finally got around to fitting the seat belts, the HGW belts are time consuming but worth it! After painting the buckles on fret, the belts were removed and installed....it was much easier to do this while they are still attached to the fret. I found it helpful to trim the ends of the belts before threading them in; medium weight super glue was used to secure. Once all the belts were finished the clasp ends were installed by first taping the belts down to the cutting mat and then super gluing the buckle in place. I went easy on the wash for the belts, I didn't want them too dirty. In the end I'm happy with the look, although the drape could be a little better. On to the pics!

 

46049527575_397626c0b1_b.jpgRed Baron by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

46963312291_0d8689bb7f_b.jpgRed Baron by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

46049527585_c52e309608_b.jpgRed Baron by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

46049527555_2cf41252b2_b.jpgRed Baron by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

46963312251_2094532287_b.jpgRed Baron by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

46963312261_c44c355ac9_b.jpgRed Baron by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

Ryan

 

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Thanks guys. I also wanted to mention the belts are embossed with stitching, so take care in keeping the good side up on multiple belt assembly. I did not realize this at first and had my folds the wrong way on one of the lap belts. Also it appears the Baron has put on weight as the belts are too long in my opinion, my own fault as you can control your belt length when you build them. I did not realize this until the very end, but oh well the set is belted and I can move on. :BANGHEAD2:

 

Ryan

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Keep in mind the Albie originally had a headrest, so, given the approx. location of the pilots head /coaming height, and shoulder height/width, you may actually be better than you think. You may also consider the pics. of flying clothes he wore; bulky stuff.

Nice grain effects.

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Work continues, adding instruments to the side walls. The silver bright work on the dials is Testors Metalizer dry brushed over square bottle silver. I figured with the tight tolerances of the kit I would force it into place first and then decal as not to damage the face of the dial if I had to apply pressure to fit.

 

47054374901_7b7f23dc34_b.jpgRed Baron by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

47078602231_9be35e5d0b_b.jpgRed Baron by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

46165279805_dc6147393c_b.jpgRed Baron by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

 

The light grey green parts were also hand painted at this stage.

 

Ryan

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Amazing work. Thanks for the woodwork tips.  I have a couple projects that I know they will be a huge help on.

 

Jeff

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