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Old 27 February 2010, 09:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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My dear friend, i can understand your pain, but i am very hapy that you didnt stop trying to finished your model.
I think that you are rewarded with a Beautiful model.
Congratulation this is one of the best Albatros i ve ever seen.
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Old 27 February 2010, 01:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What an ordeal. You have the patience of a slab of granite. Excellent model three times over.
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Old 27 February 2010, 03:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Having recently restored my old Hi-Tech Roland D.II I can understand your pain - well done so far!

One question though - is there evidence for that specific pattern of weathering on the nose of the real aircraft? I only ask because it looks a little out of place - you may look to tone it down just a little

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Old 27 February 2010, 05:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have been down that road with one of Eduards D.V . Had to strip it back twice , was very frustrating having to do that .

Very nice job done so far on this build . The blue looks great . ( will have to do this one myself some day ) .

I do have to agree with Brad though on the weathering on the cowl excess panels , they do seem over done . The effect is cool .

Did you use the kit wheels or replaced them with a more correct size ?

Looking forward to more progress .....
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Old 27 February 2010, 07:13 PM   #15 (permalink)
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not to be a critic because overall the alb looks fantastic but i have to give a 3rd to brad and terris cowl weathering comment.maybe the original had catostrophic motor failure to expel this much oil from the access doors? other than that great work. what did you use to accentuate the panel lines? very clever idea for the tea bag string bungee shocks.i have had to strip paint off of models when i wasnt happy with color or the`finish got marred. i use "scalecoat II wash away" it smells like window cleaner to me. maybe it has ammonia, but it strips off paint very well with no plastic damage. little tip i also use it for brush cleaner it works better than thinner it makes the bristles like new.
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Old 27 February 2010, 09:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thank you all for your very kind comments.

I agree that the weathering on the cowl acces panels is a little bit excessive on my own taste. I was too generous when working with a Q-tip on a little drop of Citadel ink (I used Chestnut and Black inks).

But I decided to let the plane as is, because even if it was not the case for the Blau Maus (Impossible for me to confirm that), some WWI aircrafts had a really "active live" if I can say that...
See here, a picture from Belgian Aviation History Association from my friend Toxisch:

I must also say that the pictures are too close and give an impression of very excessive weathering; but the weathering is only... excessive

Due to all the adventures of that aircraft, and the fact that the inks are dry now, I think I will not correct that - But for my next builds, I will be more attentive to that.

Once again, thank you very much all of you for your comments!
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Old 27 February 2010, 11:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Nicely Done Daniel. Its good to see your handiwork again! Model on!
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Old 28 February 2010, 12:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Thank you, Stephen! I was more busy those last month with some Belgian tanks and automitrailleuses... Good to come back to aircrafts!

Terri, I forgot to answer your question: the wheels are from the kit...
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Old 28 February 2010, 01:58 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Albatros1234, I also forgot to answer to your question: what I used for the panel lines is oil color: "Brown Wash" from Abteilung 501...

Rigging is in progress
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Actual state of the aircraft:

Rigging is made with fishing thread tinted in black with a permanent marker.

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