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The War To End All Wars, 100th Anniversary



Start on Jan 31, 2014
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TOPIC: GAVIA 1/48 Albatros D.I (last build details)

GAVIA 1/48 Albatros D.I (last build details) 02 Jul 2017 00:32 #1

In response to Alex and his Fokker builds, here is my start post for the To End All Wars. I am going to work on this while addressing the difficulties of my Stuka build. I am intending to build this out of the box as much as possible. Did a little digging around in my reference materials and found some info. Also have some other reference on the way.

Here is the start mark:





Let me know what you think.
Last Edit: 18 Apr 2018 09:22 by Heavens Eagle.
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GAVIA 1/48 Albatross D.I 02 Jul 2017 08:04 #2

I think 'git'er done. :popcorn
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"If you don't like it why don't you just let it be"
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GAVIA 1/48 Albatross D.I 03 Jul 2017 13:53 #3

I look forward to seeing this take shape :thumbsup :pilot
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GAVIA 1/48 Albatross D.I 03 Jul 2017 14:01 #4



Love the Albatross. :popcorn
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GAVIA 1/48 Albatross D.I 04 Jul 2017 00:39 #5

Got some assembly and shaping done today. Tomorrow is going to be paint day. Lots of internal plywood paint work and detailing. Have lots of little parts, sub-assemblies, and PE ready to paint and assemble. Changed the seat cushion and used my prong beading tool to add the buttons to it. (you'll see :bgrin )

BTW, what do you think of my new signature. It was way past time to update it and with the PooterBucket fiasco going on it made me get busy. (though I think I forgot one item I have been working on)
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GAVIA 1/48 Albatross D.I 10 Jul 2017 22:58 #6

Have a nice update to the Albatros build. Found some nice info in my WNW kits and have added some small tweaks to the engine and engine compartment. The photos will show all.













Let me know what you think. This build is moving along fairly well so far and have been enjoying it.
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GAVIA 1/48 Albatross D.I 11 Jul 2017 07:00 #7

Very nice, rich looking woodgrain Paul. :popcorn
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GAVIA 1/48 Albatros D.I (new pics 7-10) 12 Jul 2017 09:42 #8

Thanks for the comment Bob, much appreciated!

The wood grain on this build is all experimental as I have not ever done any before. I did look around at various other builds on the internet to see what they did. I am also using the photo etch stencils that RB Productions put out to get some of the patterning. Using a base of Testors, Humbrol, for the base colors, some Vallejo for detail, Citidal washes and then some Tamiya clear yellow, red, and orange to get the varnished look. The interior was fairly dark looking at the reference pics in my WNW kit instructions. The exterior should be lighter and less patterned as the Albatros planes were not usually tinted that dark.

Have to finish up the interior and engine first and they are close and looking good.
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GAVIA 1/48 Albatros D.I (new pics 7-10) 12 Jul 2017 11:56 #9

Looking good. Will watch with interest :bgrin
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GAVIA 1/48 Albatros D.I (new pics 7-10) 12 Jul 2017 16:09 #10

That Albatross is simply magnificent Paul! Outstanding work on the wood grain. Man, you are nailing this one!

I also love the signature you did. I wish I could do one as well, but I've not go the time, skill or understanding of things like that to do it. Very nicely updated though.

Keep this coming man, I love watching this.


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GAVIA 1/48 Albatros D.I (new pics 7-10) 13 Jul 2017 01:51 #11

Thanks for your kind comments James and Mark. This is actually a test build I guess. I am trying some things out before jumping on one of my WNW kits. Slightly smaller and a little less detail, it still gives me all the things to do that one of the big ones will need.

As to the sig, thank you very much Mark! I did it in my Canvas program like I do all my graphic work. It takes a certain format setup to do it and while I have figured it out, it could be a little more efficient. I thought it would be a good thing to show the builds as well as the ribbon and a little explanation. Everyone has the ribbons, but nothing to show what for or what the ribbon means. I got the idea from what some folks did on some other sites. If I had a bunch builds like some on here it would definitely have to be a bit different. For now it works.

As to Canvas I am still using version 10 as the newer versions they made a big change that really FUBARED the alignment tool and makes the program a LOT less user friendly. I think it was almost a sabotage thing and they aren't smart enough to figure out that is why sales have dropped off. There are about 6 or 8 things that if they would change them either back to what they used to be, or change it to my suggestion the program would be totally awesome. Version 16 was a total loss and broken, 17 is better but still 2 main things that break it for my use.

Got the new book I ordered on Albatros D.I and D.II (Windsock 100) and some decals and the Model Master Spandau gun barrels today so I am all set. The book pointed out some errors on the painting from the kit and showed something interesting for the wing painting on one of the versions. Not fully decided yet what scheme I will finally end up with but it will have a stained wood fuselage.
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GAVIA 1/48 Albatros D.I (new pics 7-10) 13 Jul 2017 05:55 #12

This build is looking great Paul! Reminds me that I'll have to get back to my Gavia W4 (once I find out what to do with my images now that PB has gone crazy!).

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