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Roden's Albatros D.III: Weathering, U/C, and some Rigging

17 March 2018

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#16 Bobs Buckles

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 08:04 AM

Gaz,

 If you go with my eyelets and tube combo, you will need a tube length of 2.5mm for the Albie.

 

Hope this helps, but above all, good luck with your build.

 

Merry Christmas!

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 09:10 AM

Hi Bob,

   Sorry for yet another question before I order...

 

Are the tubes for the control surfaces the same length?

 

Thanks,

 

Gaz


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 09:37 AM

There we go, Bob Von B is holding your hand now. 

 

Can't fail

 

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 10:24 AM

Hi Gaz,

 

Good question.

For control rigging I suggest 1.5 or 2mm in length.

 

Cheers!

Von B

 

Richard,

Cheers old bean!

 

Von BB

 

PS. Gaz.... Please, if possible, can you order early in the new year? I've got my work cut out at the mo and with the holiday season just around the corner I will need a wee rest. Cheers!

Merry Chrimbo.


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:42 PM

Hi Gaz,

 

Good question.

For control rigging I suggest 1.5 or 2mm in length.

 

Cheers!

Von B

 

Richard,

Cheers old bean!

 

Von BB

 

PS. Gaz.... Please, if possible, can you order early in the new year? I've got my work cut out at the mo and with the holiday season just around the corner I will need a wee rest. Cheers!

Merry Chrimbo.

No Problem!  Have a Merry Christmas!

 

Gaz


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 06:20 PM

Looking forward to this one. Enjoy it! 

 

Merry Christmas,

 

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 06:47 AM

Merry Christmas to one and all!

 

Been working on the True Details Mercedes D.III.  The level of detail between the kit Mercedes and the True Details engine is remarkable.  Lifters, springs, and rockers are all better and will show once the model is closed up and complete.  I'm less worried about the details that will be buried.

 

My only upgrade was to tape the pipes that deliver the fuel-air mixture to the cylinders.  While reading the Smithsonian's restoration of the D. V "Stropp" I learned of this little detail years ago.  Amazed it's still retained in the old brain-box.  I probably would have been better served to have thinned the pipes before I applied the tape.

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I bought some 1mm tape from Hobby Tools Australia some time ago.  Don't use it often, but it has proven handy here.

 

The parts suffered a fall due to my clumsiness and I had to replace some that got lost with kit parts.  Again, these are buried once closed up, so I replaced them out of duty and less out of a need to actually have them there.  Besides...  I rarely even build engines...much less detail.

 

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The red line points out the motor mount that was destroyed in the fall.  A lifter was also broken off, but was found...amazingly.

 

The yellow lines indicate a 3d paint called Tulip Slick.  It's a cloth paint that I use to fill when I don't want to sand.  Just squeeze it into the area and leave or wipe off with a wet cotton bud (or q-tip).  I used some between the cylinder heads and the crank case.

 

I hope you all have a lovely holiday season!

 

Gaz


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 09:58 AM

This stuff?:

 

http://www.hobbycraf...7ml/592421-1000

 

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:03 AM

Yes.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 12:45 PM

Gaz
Super start on the Mercedes engine and here I thought I was the only one capable of dropping such large parts. Glad you were able to to do the needed repairs and moving on.
Thanks for the tip on using Tulip Stick - always room for another filler that actually works!
Keep ‘em comin
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Posted 23 December 2017 - 06:20 PM

Some of the Albatros turnbuckles have a distinct ball shaped end. The pic is a D.Va, but the turnbuckles are the same. There are a few walkarounds on the net, I can recommend Koliman Meyrhofer's website, he makes full size replicas of D.III's.

BTW, gaspatch have nice Albatros style turnbuckles.

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 06:29 PM

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I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

In Progress:

 

 

 

 


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:04 PM

Nice project Gaz.

 

Have a great Christmas.

 

Regards. Andy


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:59 PM

For my quiet time:  While SWMBO sleeps and after the hound has been walked, I took some time to peruse the kit parts a bit.  To my horror, I discovered that the Teves und Braun radiator is hosting some sink marks.  (red arrows)  I'm going to try to replace the areas between the yellow areas with fine strips of card glued into place where I have to mill the material out.

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The purple arrows denote details from the attachment of the cabane struts.  Reckon they belong there?

 

After looking around further I discover I am missing a wing root fillet. (red arrow)

I'll use card and sprue goo to fashion a new fillet.  I think the original fillet has a sink mark.  (yellow arrow)

The green arrow denotes a broken part.  I can replace that with brass tube.

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On the positive side, the Fuselage parts look really good.  I've seen online builds where the cabane attachments are destroyed or molded poorly.  fortunately this isn't the case with mine.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Gaz


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 11:03 PM

Gaz,

 I use cigarette papers cut into thin strips for covering manifolds on German inline engines.

To finish off I stipple said manifolds with Mr Surfacer 1200.

 

I hope this helps.

Cheers,

Von B :frantic:


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