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WNW Albatros DVa "The Bavarians"


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I finished this build today a bit before noon.  It is one of the "Brown Box" WNW kits that they sold near the end of their existence last year.  The aircraft represents the Albatros DVa flown by Hans Böhning, a 17 victory ace assigned to Bavarian Squadron 76b.  I thought the color scheme was eye catching and wanted to try out the wood decals from Proper Plane, so decided to build the aircraft in those colors.  I also used a Proper Plane "Prop and Pipe" set, as well as some Taurus spark plugs, Gas Patch turnbuckles and Spandaus and HGW seatbelt.  The figures are by Model Cellar and were fun to build and paint.  

 

Ernest

 

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The first of a few "in progress" photos.  The engine has not been weathered yet.  I scratched the ignition wires and control cables.

 

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Close up of the engine, still in factory fresh condition.

 

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12 hours ago, PrzemoL said:

Verrry nice. Great details, lovely colourful scheme. The essence of Albatros!

 

11 hours ago, Kagemusha said:

Lovely, nice werk on der chaps too.

 

9 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

Lovely! Great work on a really attractive model.

 

7 hours ago, Whitey said:

Superb.

 

 

Thank you for the compliments guys, you are very kind.  PrzemoL, I used the rigging guide you made some years ago and it was very helpful.  I plan to build the Sopwith Pup next and am going to try out the fishing line, anchor points and micro tubing method that you describe in your guide.  I used EZ Line and GP turnbuckles on this build - and my three previous WNW builds as well; so I think it is time to try another method out.

 

Ernest

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15 hours ago, FreightDog said:

Just amazing. You WW1 guys use dark magic to do your art, I'm in awe. You've really painted life to those figures too and the base just tops it off

 

13 hours ago, Cicciuzzo said:

all wonderful: airplane, puppets and diorama:clap2:

 

4 hours ago, Gazzas said:

Beautiful work, Ernest!

 

Thank you for the kind words guys!  

 

Ernest

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On 4/5/2021 at 10:15 AM, Greif8 said:

 

 

 

 

Thank you for the compliments guys, you are very kind.  PrzemoL, I used the rigging guide you made some years ago and it was very helpful.  I plan to build the Sopwith Pup next and am going to try out the fishing line, anchor points and micro tubing method that you describe in your guide.  I used EZ Line and GP turnbuckles on this build - and my three previous WNW builds as well; so I think it is time to try another method out.

 

Ernest

 

I am glad that you find my tutorial useful. Good luck with your next builds.

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13 hours ago, PrzemoL said:

 

I am glad that you find my tutorial useful. Good luck with your next builds.

 

Thank you sir, and I hope you also have many great and fun builds in your future.

 

Ernest

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8 hours ago, Uncarina said:

Ernest, I love seeing each and every one of your builds, and the figures you bring to life really bring the entire build to life! 

 

Cheers,  Tom

 

Thank you for the kind words Tom!

 

Sincerely,

Ernest

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