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

17 March 2018

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#31 Gazzas

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 11:08 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.

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Von B :frantic:

Ooh, now you have me contemplating removing my tape and replace it with cigarette papers.  I have some around somewhere that I use for flags on 1/350 warships.  Fortunately I have been free of nicotine prison for 5 years now.

 

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 10:40 AM

Yes to the purple arrowed attachment points. Put it this way, without doing proper research, like buying a few books, they are credible

 

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 06:47 AM

Hi Friends,

   Spent a fair amount of time painting this Mercedes D. III engine.  I tried to be deft with the brush and true to the colors I've seen over the hundreds of engines that I've seen in the last couple weeks.  I didn't get it perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it thus far.

 

After priming I discovered more bubble holes requiring love and affection.  The exhaust pipe even had something that looked like a gentle fold in it.  No matter.  Putty, abrasives, and a proper filter apparatus had me ready for paint.

 

After the primer, I sprayed the entire apparatus with Alclad polished aluminum.  The rest was done with a dying gold pen (dying so much that I actually had to put the tip of the paintbrush to the felt of the paint pen) and artist acrylics.

 

All that remains is a wash with oils, then some heavy work with pastels on the exhaust pipe.

Without further ado, the scary results of half a days work:

 

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I read somewhere that the exhaust pipes used on these machines were made from a copper alloy.  Having never been that close to one, I can't refute or affirm.  Lacking copper paint, I decided to make it a little brassy with gold pen over silver then complete the 'burnt look' with pastels.  Can't make any promises...

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Gaz


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:21 AM

Looks great so far Gaz, excellent start!
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 10:30 AM

Are you using a flash in those pictures?

 

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:55 PM

Gaz
Nice work on the TD’s Mercedes engine. Colors look true and add the extra life.
Keep ‘em comin
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:49 PM

Are you going to use the true details World 1 display base?

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:52 PM

Are you using a flash in those pictures?

 

Richard

Yes.  Is that why they look so bad?


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:55 PM

Gaz
Nice work on the TD’s Mercedes engine. Colors look true and add the extra life.
Keep ‘em comin
Peter

Thank you Peter.  I wish I was able to reproduce the plated look on the cylinders.

 

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:56 PM

Are you going to use the true details World 1 display base?

I didn't even know there was such a thing.  I'm not big on bases, but if I do I'll look for a inexpensive way to do it.

 

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 06:46 PM

Yes.  Is that why they look so bad?

 

Could be. It tends to wash out the colours

 

I use whatever modelling lights I have, usually a bench light and my magnifier. 

 

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:20 PM

Gaz!
Engine looks good to me!
At least you didn’t have to do tha asbestos covering on the manifold yourself!
Should look the part after a wash, sone filters and weathering!
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:15 PM

At least you didn’t have to do the asbestos covering on the manifold yourself!

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The glass fibre stuff is bad enough, I get red, itchy arms from boat exhausts if I forget to wrap them in rags when working on engines

 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:38 AM

             ... Can't make any promises...

 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 03:39 AM

The glass fibre stuff is bad enough, I get red, itchy arms from boat exhausts if I forget to wrap them in rags when working on engines

Richard



Washing your arms and ice water helps a lot
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