Umlaufmotor Posted December 25, 2013 Share Posted December 25, 2013 During my many visits to the museums, I noticed that the intake pipes at the Mercedes engines were manufactured offen of different materials.I have seen intake manifolds made from steel, brass sheet and copper. This applies, however, only the intake pipes which were not manufactured in two layers. I mean the intake pipes without water jacket in our case. The intake pipes were usually (not always) painted with a dark (black?) color.The museums in Munich and Oberschleißheim have some of these engines as exhibits .I liked very much the version with the dark painted copper intake pipes. I also wanted to represent this in the model.Some dents were attached to the intake manifolds at the WNW Pfalz D.IIIa - engine (see yellow arrows) .You know, I mean our old, rotten, worn-out workhorse ................ . The Kit-part intake manifolds were painted in several thin layers with Tamiya XF -6 " Copper". After that, some thin layers of Tamiya " Semi-gloss-black" were painted. After the paint had dried well , the black color was polished off - very, very carefully -, with very fine steel wool. But not polish-of everything of the black color! The dents must must remain black! Here the almost ready-of Mercedes D.IIIa engine from the Jasta 37 Pfalz D.IIIa. I tink, the copper/black intake manifold looks not too bad............. And here are the intake manifolds of the WNW Albatros D.V. The Albatros Mercedes D.III at an early stage of construction.Many, many details were added afterwards.......................... Servus Bertl 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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