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Albatros Dv; Wingnut Wings 1/32
Topic Started: Jun 4 2018, 12:11 PM (244 Views)
garcor
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Hello again,

I have this underway at the moment.

An amazing kit with a lot of detail and fantastic instructions....

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I used some bluetack for the seat cushion,

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Interior started ,
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Some progress

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Seatbelts are photo etch items included in the kit

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Fuel tank and ammo belts/ feeds

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Starting to put it together..

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Work started on the engine,
I added some sparkplugs from stretched sprue and ignition leads from fine wire.
The inlet manifold was wrapped with thin strips of masking tape to simulate the asbestos tape used to insulate it...

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Well thats all I have done so far, next bits will be engine mounts, some rigging around the cockpit area and then close fuselage....


Enjoy the sun!

All the best
Gary


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Marklo
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Looking very sharp so far. very nice work, those WNW kits are wonderful. What with you and Des, I'm tempted to pull out my ancient Lindberg 1:48 DIII next (it is a terrible terrible kit, which is why I haven't so far). Although I was toying with finishing it as a DII so as to be more contemporary with the Pup.
Edited by Marklo, Jun 5 2018, 09:00 AM.
On the Bench:-
Sopwith Pup scratchbuild 1:48
ARC-170 1/8something scale
Mk IV Heavy Tank 1:72

Finished Builds:
A7V Scratchbuild /Saint Chamond Scratchbuild
Airfix ME 109 /HE51 Floatplane/Mig 21/Scratchbuilt 1913 Depredussin racer
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garcor
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Hi Marklo,
Yep you are spot on about the wingnut kits, great kit so far.

I have been thinking about building this kit for a while and decided to go for it, better built then sitting in a box! ;)

So I got a bit more done with the engine,
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While I was at it I did the exhaust as well,

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I drilled out the end of the exhaust then painted it gun metal and used a Tamiya weathering set to put on a coat of burnt blue then burnt exhaust (red)

Till later :wave:
Gary
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fs2005
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Lovely work !
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garcor
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Hello,

I’ve progressed quite a bit since the last update,

I finished the interior and made up the engine bearers,
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The fit was good, only a very small bit of filling on the underside.
I am planning on this scheme,
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After a little research :book: it sounds to me like the fuselage was almost a yellow colour once varnished.
To try replicate this I gave a light coat of primer (Vallejo white primer) and then picked out individual panels with the colours, sand yellow, flesh tone and buff…

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Given the recent temperature and the fact I’m using acrylics it was dry in about 10 minutes! :>
I then used Vallejo transparent orange and a wide soft brush to again paint each panel individually.
I tried to leave a slightly “streaky” finish to simulate wood grain.

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To enhance the effect I left it dry then dry brushed with a little more transparent orange…

The next session was the “loofah camouflage”.
The wingnut wings instructions suggest that in order to tone down the “almost bright yellow” fuselage some olive green was applied at unit level using a loofah sponge….

I found some sponge packaging (I think from an old Aries resin set) and gave it a go…..

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A small section of sponge was held in a clamping tweezers and lightly dipped in paint, most of the paint was then wiped off until it just left a light covering.

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Again to try and give it a locally finished look I did each panel individually, eventually ending up like this…

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Oh I forgot to mention I masked the end of the fuselage as the picture included with the (I have to say it) excellent wingnut instructions shows a straight edge to the finish.
They also speculate that the under fuselage is finished either light blue or varnished wood, I will be leaving it varnished wood as I think it will add more interest when it’s finished.

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I hope to post the next update later today, :>

All the best :wave:
Gary
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garcor
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Hello again,

This update brings us up to date,

The engine and machine guns were fitted,
Oh the machine guns ^o) , I made a complete and utter mess of one of the etch jackets, so I used the plastic ones and just fitted the etch sights to them….
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I was fed up with the fuselage rolling around everywhere so made up the undercarriage. :-"
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As you can see some more details were painted, reinforcing plates, access panels etc, in rlm 02
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Next up was the propeller
The picture in the instructions seemed to be a different grain to what you would think is the “standard” WW1 german propeller.
Instead of the very obvious lamination of light and dark wood it looks more uniform with a trace of grain in the finish.
I painted the propeller with Vallejo buff and drybrushed a small amount of sand yellow.
When this was dry I used a water colour pencil to draw (maybe gently scribble!) in some grain effect.

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Quite happy with that.. :D :>

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I finished by giving the wings a quick coat of colour to see how it looks.

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You can just make out on the tissue base the colour combinations I tried before spraying.
I may experiment a bit more on the mauve ….

So that’s how it sits on the bench at the mo. Hope to get some more done next week.
Next bit will be to decal the fuselage then paint and fit the bottom wings…

Till next time, :wave:
All the best
Gary
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stephen8718
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that is coming along great. lovely job on the engine
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garcor
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Hello again,
Painted the wings and fitted the lower wings and tail planes

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The mauve/purple looks very blue, its not really. Poor phone camera must be getting confused.

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Decals…
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Coming along nicely, few little bits to touch up then get ready for fitting struts, top wing and rigging.
I have some Bobs buckles which I hope to use as turn buckles and anchor points for the rigging…. will see how that goes…

Happy sticking
Gary
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Jasonb
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Flying together Gary and it looks stunning! I plan to build a Wingnuts kit when I have enough money/talent!
On the bench -
Tamiya 1:20 Ferrari F2001

Completed builds -
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Marklo
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Looking amazing. Almost making me feel like dusting off my 1/48 Lindbergh piece of junk (it's so bad it'll be worse than a scratchbuild :) )
On the Bench:-
Sopwith Pup scratchbuild 1:48
ARC-170 1/8something scale
Mk IV Heavy Tank 1:72

Finished Builds:
A7V Scratchbuild /Saint Chamond Scratchbuild
Airfix ME 109 /HE51 Floatplane/Mig 21/Scratchbuilt 1913 Depredussin racer
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garcor
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Cheers Lads,

Jason, yes they are a bit pricey but also very good, as for talent, come on now you are far too modest. :>


Small up date today,
I am planning on using bobs buckles for some of the rigging anchor points.

My plan is to fit the anchor points to the top and bottom wings. Fit the start of the rigging runs to the top wing. Fit the top wing then complete the rigging.....
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The anchor points fitted to the bottom of the top wing.
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If they are this small in 1/32 what size are the ones on Des's 1/48 Albatros!? :blink:

For the bracing wire I only used a small piece of cut brass tubing.
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I am using fine ez line for the rigging. I find it EZ to work with...... :-"
Ok I will go now! :D

All the best
Gary
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garcor
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Hello again,

Maybe I shouldn't have been so funny with my EZ comment! :ermm:

I am finding this threading and turnbuckle lark a little difficult.

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Progress is slow and for the first time in years I have not just fed the carpet monster but thrown a banquet for it!
I have lost countless 1-1.5mm long tubes trying to thread the rigging back into itself. I have cut finished lines (not intentionally). I have had to replace anchor points that decided to let loose after the rigging was fitted.
It would have been far easier to just use ez line without the buckles/ tubes. Oh do you know how quickly and easy ez line sticks to itself when you use superglue, of course this only happens when it gently brushes off a loose run as I am trying to tension it! ^o)

Ah well the joys of modelling....
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I have the front rigging finished and have the runs at the rear of the wing to complete.

Till later, happy sticking

Gary

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Marklo
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Ah yes, rigging hell, welcome. But you have to admit it's looking very good.
Edited by Marklo, Jun 21 2018, 08:31 AM.
On the Bench:-
Sopwith Pup scratchbuild 1:48
ARC-170 1/8something scale
Mk IV Heavy Tank 1:72

Finished Builds:
A7V Scratchbuild /Saint Chamond Scratchbuild
Airfix ME 109 /HE51 Floatplane/Mig 21/Scratchbuilt 1913 Depredussin racer
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providerjack

Now that is one great job, those Wingnut kits look sooo good, maybe give myself a treat one day, by the way where did you purchase kit if i may ask.
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garcor
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Cheers Marklo, John,

John I bought it directly from wingnut wings when it was initially released. At the time they offered free shipping on all kits. Its now out of production but they have announced this..Manfred Von Richtofen Albatros

So finally rigging is finished
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A coat of Klear was sprayed over the entire model. When this was dry a very thin coat of matt varnish was randomly sprayed over the top wing.

Enough waffelling, some pics..
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So bench cleaning time again.....

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All the best,
Gary


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Excellent work. Looks brilliant



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garcor
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Cheers Pat.
Tis a very nice kit to build,

All the best
Gary
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Joseph M

Hi Gary,
Your attention to detail is fantastic. I'm blown away. :> :> You have done a stunning job with the kit. Its truly amazing!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Your description of the methods you have used could be used in any scale and I hope that other readers see this and follow what you have done, I know that I will.
Its truly a work of art and you should be very proud of it. I know that if I could produce kits to this standard I would be very proud of my achievements.
Great job.
Cheers
Joe M

Stick & Strings Rule O.K.
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Glencoe Models 1/81 Curtiss Condor
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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Lovley job Gary I've been following this one closely and I love the finish on it if mine turns out half as good as this I'd be over the moon I'll be definitely using some of the methods you used on this build on my own I'm really enjoying it at the moment it getting much done though but taking my time with it
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