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Roden 1/32 Albatros D.III (OAW), Oblt. Josef Loeser - COMPLETED


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Here is the time for new project, on my Youtube channel subscribers voted for this model as my next project.

And to be honest Albatros D.III is one of my favorite planes.

 

I found very few information about the prototype and pilot

 

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Windsock also says that colors could be white/red or white/black, I prefer to have white and red stripes, bottom side of wings will be light blue.

 

I decided to start build from cockpit, painted inside parts in Mr.Hobby Radome as base, after using oil paints made a wood effect

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

 

Next step is engine:

-I decided to remove plastic spark plugs and cut 0.5mm diameter medical needles in small pieces, drilled holes and glued them
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- after added copper wires
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- also removed plastic springs
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- and made springs using copper wire, cut it into 12 small springs
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- made ignition wires to new spark plugs
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- painted the whole engine in black
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- masked cylinders and painted bottom in aluminium
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On 4/20/2021 at 10:57 PM, europapete said:

Looking great, nice woodwork. If I may, the ignition wires don't change colour. They would be either all black or all yellow. Otherwise, you have done a very nice engine. Regards, Pete in RI

Thank you, I didn't know about that, it's a good reference for future builds, will not change for this one because the engine is already inside the fuselage

 

- I covered model with primer

 

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- made stripes from Tamiya masking tape only on the bottom sides of wings
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- painted all model in white
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next step - is masking for the red lolly-pop stripes

 

 

 

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lolly pop painting part:

 

- I used Tamiya 6mm masking tape and placed 2 stripes to make a one 12mm stripe

 

 

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- put additional layer in between, just to prevent any overspray

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- and covered all upper wings and fuselage with red color
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masks were removed


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I really like the result, it's very bright and very small amount of red overspray, that I easily fixed

However, only after removing masks, I realized that my paint job was not correct :-(

There should be 7 white stripes on the fuselage and I have only 6, also stripes are not even and not every stripe is parallel...

 

Any way, I decided to leave as is, because a) I just do not want to repaint it, b) I do not have a lot of white paint left, and this will take some time to order a new one,

c) only some experts can notice a mistake.

I think, if I didn't tell you about it, you wouldn't notice ;-)

 

to be continued...

 

 

 

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