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TOPIC: Oeffag Albatros D.III WIP

Oeffag Albatros D.III WIP 14 Feb 2020 11:51 #1

1/48 Eduard kit. I added ignition wires to the engine (see if you can find them) and replaced the molded on instrument bezels with photo etched ones. I also used an aftermarket seat and replaced the molded on throttle assembly with photoetch. I took some criticism of my simulated wood grain at the local model club meeting (one guy said,"maybe it won't look too bad after you close the fuselage") However, I am of the opinion that aircraft grade plywood does not show much grain and the distinct striations seen on a lot of models would not be realistic in the smaller scales. Opinions? The kit has the traditional tongue und groove wing to fuselage attachment, but the tongues and grooves are ridiculously shallow. I sensed a likely fail and inserted some steel pins for reinforcement. In addition the landing gear struts were butt joins so i drilled out the ends and added steel wire reinforcements. Sorry for the sub par photos. Model builder I is, picture taker I ain't












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Oeffag Albatros D.III WIP 14 Feb 2020 11:58 #2

I think the wood looks fine for the scale.

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Oeffag Albatros D.III WIP 14 Feb 2020 13:33 #3

Good stuff, Rob! The wood looks right to me. :thumbsup
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Oeffag Albatros D.III WIP 15 Feb 2020 00:45 #4

It looks quite nice Rob! When in doubt, hit the references.

These 1/48th scale Eduard Albatros kits can be fairly challenging, but with a little patience and care they turn out quite nice!
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Oeffag Albatros D.III WIP 15 Feb 2020 07:45 #5

Looks Great Rob!!!
Your color choice looks spot on to me... :good ....but then again I build mostly them tank-thingys :bgrin
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Oeffag Albatros D.III WIP 15 Feb 2020 08:13 #6

Great work so far!
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Oeffag Albatros D.III WIP 15 Feb 2020 15:26 #7

Wood Looks Good !! Nice detail. Gary S. XXXXV XX XX
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Oeffag Albatros D.III WIP 16 Feb 2020 20:00 #8

Nice job Rob :thumbsup
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