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Ancient Revell 1/72 scale Albatros D.III


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I got into a little group build with one of my local clubs which is coming close to the finish date.  So, I cracked on with this little kit for the last couple days.IMG_0587.thumb.JPG.cb693d6822225e7a0232cf7171d7ead0.JPG

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Happy modelling!

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Thanks for looking guys!  Even if you can't see it.  Trust me...   working in micro scale is a challenge.  I never imagined doing wood grain in 1/72.  So, I broke our the paints and went to it.  First thing I needed was the natural color of pine.   So, I took a couple samples and blew them up.   The orangey side is the brown layer between the lighter layers from the same board.

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I used Tamiya paints to make the lighter color and Citadel washes to make the darker streaks...   which I then wet sanded down to make less apparent.

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If I didn't suck so much at scribing, I would have added some faint lines to the fuselage.

Then I sprayed with Tamiya clear yellow heavily diluted in X-22.

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The regulations said that the Albatros wooden areas were supposed to be stained yellow.  So, I've worked hard to avoid the orange look seen on the few museum examples that survive.  It is my belief that the wood on them has darkened as it has aged.

 

Happy squinting!

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20 hours ago, DocRob said:

Nice micro work on the Albatros Gaz. Watch out for that X-2, it could easily drop onto your tiny Albie like a stone fist out of the sky.

Cheers Rob  

Thank you Rob!  I dropped that poor little Albie twice yesterday without breaking anything off.  Hopefully it will have a charmed existence.

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4 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Gaz

OMG ... simply amazing work Enjoying following your progress.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thank you Peter!  Getting high time to break out the oils and work on that blinding tail unit.  I actually used a light grey-white, but you wouldn't know it.

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On 3/17/2022 at 7:50 AM, GazzaS said:

The shapes of this model give me the heebee-geebees.  Anyway...   some color.

I don't know about the shapes Gaz, looks Albatros to me. What I do like, is the slightly visible wooden structure of the fuselage. Have you done this or is this the kit plastic?

Cheers Rob

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1 hour ago, DocRob said:

I don't know about the shapes Gaz, looks Albatros to me. What I do like, is the slightly visible wooden structure of the fuselage. Have you done this or is this the kit plastic?

Cheers Rob

Thank you Rob!  Yes, the wood grain is all mine.  There's no kit plastic visible anywhere.

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1 hour ago, GazzaS said:

Thank you Rob!  Yes, the wood grain is all mine.  There's no kit plastic visible anywhere.

Sorry Gaz, I put it the wrong way, I meant the indentions and irregulations in the plastic, not your nice woodpainting. 

Cheers Rob

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8 hours ago, DocRob said:

Sorry Gaz, I put it the wrong way, I meant the indentions and irregulations in the plastic, not your nice woodpainting. 

Cheers Rob

There is some detail to paint up forward yet, rob.  Those are molded in.  They're a bit overscale.

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Hola Amigos!

The decals really make the model.  I got a little stupid and let my desire to tackle a new challenge upset the build.  I really was looking forward to turning the empty white field that comprised the empennage into 3d shapes sculpted with oil paints.  I should have waited until the decals were on.  But...   such is life.

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To make the shapes appear on the tail I used black, blue, and white oils.  I'm pleased that even in the intense light of my bench, some of the shades are still visible.

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The original blades were very stumpy and broad.  So much so that I thought they were under-length for scale.  But I was wrong.  They were the proper length.  Still... they were ugly enough to warrant replacement.  And the spinner required a lot of reshaping.  This is as steady as my hands can do with a paint brush.  Remember that the blades are only 2.6mm wide.

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I used oils to darken the spaces between the ribs on both upper and lower wings.  It shows more on the lower wing of this picture than on the upper wing.  I'm hoping that it becomes more apparent after a matte coat and better, less brilliant lighting.

 

Happy modelling!

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7 hours ago, JohnB said:

Nice work on a oldie Gaz. No way would I want to embark on such a small model and a bi-plane at that! :) Way too small for my old eyes. LOL

Thanks, John.  It's all about magnification, baby!

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The Hun in the Sun.  There are a few fuzzies sitting on the wing...    but most of my attempts at shading and weathering came out as planned.  Though sometimes harder to see than desired.IMG_0601.thumb.JPG.9c8302cc677f56e17b9ac2defd5896ee.JPG

I didn't do much to the underside...  I just wanted the picture from that angle.

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Aarrrrghh!  Fuzzies!  I hope they brush off.

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Looks weird without rigging, eh?  But that's a condition of the group build.

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Thanks for looking, Friends!  If you like how the white area came out...  lemme know.  If you don't like it...   tell me, too.

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57 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

Gaz

I'm simply blown away - just incredible work. Fit and finish is spot on and weathering looks so good. On a prop that small, your hand painting looks just fine.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thank you, Peter!

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Nice little Albie Gaz, but c'mon, no rigging :D. I can only bow my head to modelers, who are able to rig their 72 scale planes. I only built the Fokker D.VIII from Arma hobby in this scale and there are only a few rigging lines with this.
Your Albatros looks great though and you have to look twice to realize the scale.

Cheers Rob

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6 hours ago, DocRob said:

Nice little Albie Gaz, but c'mon, no rigging :D. I can only bow my head to modelers, who are able to rig their 72 scale planes. I only built the Fokker D.VIII from Arma hobby in this scale and there are only a few rigging lines with this.
Your Albatros looks great though and you have to look twice to realize the scale.

Cheers Rob

Thank you Rob.  This build is for a group build in my local club.  A nostalgic thing for all of the old guys who have tons of old kits lying around.  I had to buy this on purpose because I don;t have anything from the early 70's.  One of the main rules is "no rigging".  Trust me.  I want to rig it.  But I'll become ineligible for the competition.

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