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Title: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on May 24, 2021, 10:36:33 AM
Hello All,

I finally got some other things off my plate and am really missing both WWI models and working with paper so here we go with another.  It's from the same fellow who designed the SPAD I completed a while ago so I have very high hopes.  I've only just started with the seat, a former, the top part of the engine, tank and just cut out the ammo storage parts.  This will be a long term project that I hope will look nice!

Grab your scissors and glue...here we go!

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Alexis on May 24, 2021, 11:32:19 AM
This will keep you busy , lots of detail on this one and looks like it will build up nicely . Following along  :)


Alexis
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on May 25, 2021, 01:07:16 AM
Glad to have you back, Dan!  I will enjoy watching this one unfold (no pun--should be fold up!) under your skillful touch. 

Best regards,

Bob
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: RichieW on May 25, 2021, 02:05:02 AM
Going to follow this, I find these paper and card models fascinating.

Richie
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Gene K on May 25, 2021, 10:44:19 PM
Grab your scissors and glue...here we go!

Looking forward to another gem, Dan. I wish Luis were more prolific since he is one of the best paper model designers out there. He has only two models - the Abatros D.V and SPAD X.III, but in several great schemes as available to purchase here:  https://ecardmodels.com/vendors/luis-p-igualada-paper-model (https://ecardmodels.com/vendors/luis-p-igualada-paper-model).

Gene K
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: RAGIII on May 25, 2021, 10:48:03 PM
It is Fantastic to see some activity on this board! Your start on the Albatros looks terrific. I do love the artwork that shows weathering and basic colors!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on June 21, 2021, 02:57:45 PM
Thanks to you all!  It's fun to start this guy. 
Just a tiny bit of progress.  I plan on working on her in earnest now but here are the beginning of the ammo cans and some more former work.

More to come!

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: RAGIII on June 21, 2021, 10:29:26 PM
Terrific start! The former and cans look awesome!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Alexis on June 21, 2021, 11:32:12 PM
Second Ricks comments  :)


Alexis
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: DeLano80 on June 22, 2021, 12:51:39 AM
I am always amazed at what people can do with paper and card models. Looks great thus far.
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on June 23, 2021, 03:22:19 PM
Thanks, Everybody.  So far, it's been steady as she goes!  Parts call for backing the paper on 0.5, 0.7 and 1.0mm card stock (in my case, balsa).  I learned from experience that those tiny differences are critical to fit!  So tonight was lots of cutting out, sanding and then finally getting some cockpit interior parts started with formers and even the little aileron pulleys on the floor.  They need to be rigged, but it's starting to slowly resemble an Albatros cockpit!

More tomorrow,
Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Alexis on June 23, 2021, 10:01:47 PM
Thumbs up Dan  :)


Alexis
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on June 24, 2021, 01:37:44 AM
Looking good, Dan!  Good to see you back on this one. 

Best,

Bob
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on June 25, 2021, 03:39:21 PM
Thank you so much, Ladies and Gentlemen!  This is indeed the second model I've built from this designer. I did build his SPAD flown by Lt. Swaab.  It was a real treat to put together and turned out really, really well!  I assume this Albi will be more of the same.  So far, it's been just that.  Fun modeling time...

I got more of the forward cockpit done and added one more former.  Next will be the fuel (?) pump, spark attachment and of course the joy stick.  Looking suitably busy so far.

Thanks for looking,
Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Alexis on June 25, 2021, 11:00:59 PM
Nice level of detail so far  :)


Alexis
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: RAGIII on June 27, 2021, 04:32:32 AM
I know I gave said this before but each time I see one of these paper kits built I am amazed at the detail and how the pre printed colors look! You are really doing an awesome job!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on June 27, 2021, 02:50:46 PM
Thanks Rick and Alexis...this one is unusually nicely rendered too. 

I got a bit more done on the cockpit interior.  I still need to add the trigger cables and a few more things, but what you see here is strictly "OOD" or "out of download" instead of OOB.  The control stick turned out pretty nicely.  I'll see if I can get more done tomorrow.  It's supposed to be 110F in Tacoma tomorrow!  I may just melt instead.

Thanks for looking,
Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on June 28, 2021, 01:00:20 AM
That looks lovely Dan!  The cross section of the interior sheathing wrap looks thicker than ordinary card stock to my eye.  Is that backed with something?  Must be thin, as it has rolled into a very nice Alby oval.  Keep going!

Best,

Bob
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Radarman on June 28, 2021, 01:28:33 AM
Dan,
Itís good to see you back with another paper model. Watch you donít
set it on fire, though. Looks like a scorching few days ahead of us.

                                                                  Keep Cool and model on!
                                                                                     Kevin in Port Orchard
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on June 29, 2021, 04:08:19 PM
Thanks, Bob!  That is just my normal paper stock.  It's just pre-rolled a bit so it conforms nicely.  I also used a mix of my tacky white glue and CA so there may be some odd sheen etc. that could make it look funny.

Thanks for looking, Kevin...yup...all the chocolate in the house was like putty today so I needed to eat it all up.  How was Port Orchard?  We got to about 105 by our best guess in Felony Way.

With all of this heat, not much going on outside so modeling seemed a good plan.  I got the rest of the main cockpit done sans seat.  That's the next part to go in.  Then I'll start with the rest of the fuselage proper.  Everything fits really well. My only issue so far is that you can see I have a sizable gap on top where the inner sheets didn't actually meet.  Not sure why as all else is spot on.  I think once I put on the outer skin and the cockpit edging, it won't matter so much.  On the floor you can see the compass, some piano wire seat rails and, though it's hard to see, I did put gun cables in too from the triggers looped up toward the eventual MGs.  Can't wait to get the seat, belts and outside skin on! 

Maybe tomorrow...Good night, All.

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Alexis on June 29, 2021, 10:00:25 PM
Awesome ! Your really enjoying this Dan and it shows in your up-dates  :)


Alexis
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on June 30, 2021, 08:59:04 AM
Thanks, Alexis!  It's ALMOST as cool as a Pfalz...

I got the cockpit all done by adding the seat and belts.  They look pretty convincing.  I then added the small pump on the right side of the pit as well.  The only additions I made were the crooked connection from the magneto controls to the engine and the tiny loop on the top left that's an auxiliary throttle.  Seemed pretty obvious in all the cockpit pics I've seen.

Now on to the fuselage skins!

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Radarman on June 30, 2021, 03:02:38 PM
Dan,
The 3D details from paper and a few bits of wire are just amazing to Behold.
I survived the 110įF/43įC blast but my blueberry and raspberry plants didnít
fare so well. Things are getting cooler and I hope to get a chance to see your
work in person again.

                                 Keep cool and watch out for paper cuts,
                                                                   Kevin
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on July 01, 2021, 12:31:14 PM
Thanks so much, Kevin.  My wife and I took a walk this morning and it was 63F!  What a change for the better...

Back to this guy.  I started putting the fuse skins together.  You can see in the shots that the designer has cleverly staggered seams that allow for a nice straight fuselage and he has also made the seams at actual plywood butt/lap joints.  Looks great.

I have run into my first problem, though, and it hearkens back to the inner cockpit skins not matching up on top.  My cockpit tub is too big!  I can't seem to wrap the skins around it (like me!).  I am attempting to sand the tub and thin out the inner side of the paper skins in the hopes of removing just enough so that it will all fit, but I think I may need to redo the cockpit with thinner paper or make the skins with thinner paper.  I bet that the paper I'm using is just a bit too wide and several "too wides" turn into large issues down the line.  Bummer. 

Of course, I can just reprint the whole kit if things really go wrong!  I can also salvage all the interior part so we'll see what I do.  Maybe take a break and work on the wings and tails.  This model is too pretty to give up entirely!

More soon...once I get enough courage to figure out what to do!  Paper can be a cruel mistress!  ::)

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on July 01, 2021, 02:57:43 PM
After sanding everything until it's almost transparent and cutting a few bits off (that I can replace)...Great Day in the Morning...I got it in! Phew...

We'll see how the forward fuselage goes!

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on July 01, 2021, 10:51:26 PM
 Nice fix Dan.  I've had similar problems to deal with, but they always work out, even if you have to reprint, tear apart and begin again (recall my twisted fuselage on the Berg!).  Glad you got it to fit with just some sanding and cajoling.  I am looking forward to the rest of this build, as I have his "Stropp" D.V on the computer ready to print at some point.  As usual, I will be learning and profiting from your experience Dan! ;D

Best regards,

Bob 
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on July 02, 2021, 03:06:54 AM
Oooo....I love that STROPP colors.  That would be so nice and colorful!
Take notes and your build will go well... ;D

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on July 03, 2021, 02:56:19 PM
Moving along...the nose section is...challenging!  The motor mount is rather delicate and it's hard to keep it really square.  Things are fitting, but it's a slow process adding a bit of glue here, some more there (after drying) and then shaping some curve and adding more glue etc., etc.  I think I'm slowly getting it, but this is the hardest part of the build thus far.  And it's critical to how the thing looks in the end so any mistakes will really ruin things.   :o

Going well...just slowly!  I hope to get the nose finished this weekend.  Stay tuned.

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on July 03, 2021, 11:24:44 PM
Great perseverance and patience Dan!  That engine mount looks like something I could easily foul up.  You are making a show of it with this one.  Thanks for the guidance.

FWIW, my next paper build will will be Igualada's SPAD XIII in Frank Luke's scheme.  I will be using your build of this kit as my guide. 

Best,

Bob
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on July 04, 2021, 06:58:21 AM
Hello Bob,

That SPAD builds up great.  Just be precise about thicknesses etc. and take your time.  It's more angular but does have some neat curves too on some specific parts and along the belly.  I just got the "chin" on the Albatros finished and it required a bit of sanding etc. to make things fit.  Likely little mistakes I added along the way.  I'll post it later tonight after I start a bit on the engine.

Let me know if you run into issues when you start and I'll try and help.

Happy Saturday!
Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on July 04, 2021, 03:24:35 PM
Well...I got the rest of the forward chin done.  One shot is supposed to give you the idea that I basically cemented each piece individually.  I cemented everything along the bottom on the left side before putting in the engine mount to give me a positive indication of where to actually cement that structure.  Then, I slowly put in each of the small skins on the right side.  They were each a little long and needed some trimming and thinning but I think it all turned out pretty well.  It looks better in person as the digital camera is evil and pics up specks of dust and glue!  :'(  This was all butt joints and they worked out very well.  Again, the engineering on this kit is pretty phenomenal.

Finally, I did start making the cylinders as you see in the final picture.  Steady as she goes!

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: RAGIII on July 04, 2021, 10:52:32 PM
It seems I have missed quite a lot of work on this one! You have overcome at least one major challenge and the Albatros is really taking shape. Beautiful Bird.
RAGIII
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on July 06, 2021, 07:50:16 AM
Thanks for the comments and viewing, Rick!  This one is fun to build.

Here is the engine in process.  I finished putting on the valve springs and rocker arms.  Still needs a few more details like the spark plugs, plug wires and compression handle...not to mention the exhaust!  But is is looking mighty busy and very much like a Mercedes.

More soon...Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Radarman on July 06, 2021, 11:20:22 PM
Dan,
The details "Boggle the Mind". It looks like your weekend was well spent.

                                                                              Kevin 
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on July 07, 2021, 05:30:21 AM
The Mercedes looks really good Dan!  I always find these fiddly little parts difficult for my large fingers.  You have done a lovely job with it.  Carry on!

Best regards,

Bob
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on July 07, 2021, 02:43:10 PM
Thank you very much, Kevin and Rick!  :D

I worked on finishing the engine by adding the spark plugs and wires and then I started on trying to fit the "metal" cowl parts.  They worked well with lots of sanding and fettling I think, again, because the paper I've used in a bit thick and so going all the way round a former adds up by the end!  For example, the chin piece was not matching up to the top panels until I really, really thinned the panels and also did some thinning/surgery on the fuselage nose.  It all worked out in the end, though.

In one shot, you can see I put arrows where you need to match up the top panels.  Notice the coloring is slightly darker.  The designer is a madman!  They butt up perfectly and all the "metal" parts fit over those darker areas.  Sweet.  The final shots show all panels on.  The lighting makes it look like there is a HUGE step on the left side, but it's not bad in real life.  Still needs a bit of trimming but I'm pleased.  On to the tail next for a change of pace and then the guns/cockpit edging!

Cheers,
Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: RAGIII on July 09, 2021, 02:29:09 AM
Once more you have done an awesome job. The panels look Terrific in place. Your Albatros is really taking shape!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on July 10, 2021, 03:09:45 PM
Thank you, Rick.  It's kind of cool to put these together since they sort of assemble like the real thing.  A definite learning experience as Des would have said!

I got the rear fuselage, fin and rudder started.  It will look nice once glued on.  Lots of odd curves on these so lots of preforming of paper to the approximate shape and then add glue and hold.  Neat-oh...

I also got the cockpit edging assembled.  Looks better in real life.

More on the weekend,
Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Manni on July 10, 2021, 05:55:08 PM
Awesome work, Dan. The engine is so cool.
Bye Manni
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on July 11, 2021, 12:17:10 AM
Dan, the fuselage and tail are looking sweet!  Your patience and deliberate approach are paying off in a big way.  Looking forward to more.

Best regards,

Bob
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on July 11, 2021, 03:51:58 PM
Thank you, Manni and Bob!  By the way, Manni...love your Taube!  Really nice job on that one...

So I got the main parts of the tails on but still need to add the elevators, inspection panels, tail skid and rigging.  All in all, it's going really, really well.  I'm so glad the tail section is on and now it really looks like a graceful yet menacing Albatros!  I love those curves.  What a slick machine it must have been.

More tomorrow,
Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: RAGIII on July 11, 2021, 11:47:37 PM
Your Albatros is indeed looking graceful! Well done.
RAGIII
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on July 12, 2021, 01:31:12 AM
Dan, sort of looks like a nicely weather Wingnut Wings Alby!  That fuselage is very sharp.  Well done!  Wish you were doing a video of this one.  I will need all the help I can get!

Best regards,

Bob
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on July 12, 2021, 03:10:25 PM
Thank you, Rick and Bob.

And Bob...sorry about that.  This would be a good one to do a video on since it does have some little tricks and head scratching.  More than the SPAD but still very, very buildable!  Don't get me wrong.  When you start yours, don't hesitate to give me a shout and I'll help where I can.

I finished the tails and put the skid on as well as control horns and cables.  I think I'll do the machine guns next.  They look...interesting!  I'm going to attempt to perforate the cooling jackets.  We'll see what happens!

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on July 12, 2021, 11:19:02 PM
Thanks for the offer Dan.  I'm sure I'll take you up on it some day. 

The Alby is looking marvelous!  You've done a remarkable job with the declining radius curves of the fuselage, and it really looks like a one-piece deal.  Great work!

Best regards,

Bob 
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: RAGIII on July 16, 2021, 04:53:10 AM
Superb!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Alexis on July 17, 2021, 01:53:18 AM
Wow , you really made some progress on this one . Fair bit of detail in this kit , awesome !


Alexis
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on July 20, 2021, 03:20:17 PM
Thanks Rick and Alexis! 
Tonight I tried working on the MGs.  I got one almost complete.  I tried to perforate the cooling jacket a bit.  Not perfect, but at least it isn't just a tube with lots of little white rectangles.  I'll make the second one nicer but these will look great once installed.
More soon...Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Alexis on July 20, 2021, 11:36:22 PM
I don't think I would spend the time it would require to cut out all those tiny white squares ...I would definitely be crossed eyed for life !

Looking good Dan and will be marvelous when fixed in place .  :)


Alexis   
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: RAGIII on July 22, 2021, 12:05:50 AM
The Spandau looks great to me. I certainly would never be able to cut those tiny openings!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on August 05, 2021, 01:12:27 PM
Thanks Alexis and Rick!

Now that my brother in law finished his visit, I can get back to a bit of modeling.  I got the other MG finished and installed both to their mounts.  Now I need to finish up the ammo chutes and a cover that goes over the middle between the guns.  Then I'll make a windscreen and then it's on to the exhaust.  I may try to make the spinner and prop tonight, we'll see!

More soon,
Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Alexis on August 05, 2021, 09:08:57 PM
The guns look awesome in place ! lot's of detail to view on this one  :)


Alexis
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on August 05, 2021, 10:55:07 PM
That looks SO good Dan!  1:1 to my eye.  You seem to have mastered the Albatros in paper.  Well done!

Best,

Bob
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on August 07, 2021, 02:45:37 PM
Thanks Alexis and Bob.  This kit continues to amaze.  I really do want to sit it next to a WNW example just for fun.

I got the basic exhaust and prop parts done.  They both need a little touch up but do look the part.  The exhaust is a bit too flat and the wrong cross section plus I imparted a sweeping bend in it to look more like the original.  I also needed to trim off a bit where each exhaust touched the cylinders as the whole thing stuck out way too far as per the kit.

Looking pretty awesome!  I can't wait to get the spinner done and then start on the wings.  More soon...
Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: RAGIII on August 07, 2021, 11:35:23 PM
Your Albatros is really looking Fantastic! I am totally amazed by the prop! wonderful results all around!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on August 08, 2021, 02:52:08 PM
Thanks so much, Rick!

So I got my spinner done and painted it up.  It's a custom mix of red, yellow and a bit of white and it's close to the red nose band if not perfect.  Still, looks better than the first shot of the basic spinner pieces glued together!  A note for you all, however:  If you are a really awesome paper modeler, even these spinners butt-joined in layers can turn out MUCH BETTER than my attempt...to the point where there is no need to resort to filling and sanding.  I need to cheat and fill/sand/paint my parts with these types of shapes otherwise I'll be embarrassed!   ;D

Anyway, I like how it turned out.  I'll add the windscreen and then I'll start the wings soon!

Thanks for looking,
Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on August 09, 2021, 11:09:12 AM
Fantastic Dan!  You have really mastered the paper props and spinners.  That looks like a plastic kit with a wood prop!  Thanks for showing the way.

Best,

Bob
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Gene K on August 11, 2021, 05:24:05 AM
This forum needs a like button!  ;D

Gene K
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on August 11, 2021, 03:18:14 PM
Thanks Bob and Gene!  :)  This one sure is fun to make and present...

I got the landing gear, axle cover, bungees and safety wire installed.  The only thing (other than the bungees etc.) I did differently than the kit was adding thin piano wire cores into the gear struts.  This just makes them easier and more positive to locate and more robust too. The kit calls for thicker card cores.  I'm just more comfortable with wire.  Just some dabs of CA and boom-done!

Wheels next to fabricate...Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on August 14, 2021, 03:50:05 PM
She's got wheels and tires!

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on August 16, 2021, 02:37:26 PM
All,
I got the top wing done sans radiator etc. or ailerons.  The interior had a very thin leading edge and one spar along with many little, thin ribs.  I was, in a word, skeptical that it would all work out.  Adding all of this very carefully and taking  your time, yielded a wonderful result.  There is even undercamber!  Again, the engineering is amazing especially on the wing tips.  All the trailing edges came together with a degree of tolerance that just boggled my little mind. 

Bottom wing next!

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on August 16, 2021, 11:58:53 PM
Looks amazing Dan!  It looks like you backed the ribs and spar with your usual 1/32 balsa.  Is that correct?  Did you glue the ribs portion of he kit to a balsa sheet and then cut out the individual ribs?  The is turning into a wonderful model that will rival a WNW kit for overall appearance and impression.  Way to go!

Best regards,

Bob
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on August 17, 2021, 01:57:25 AM
Hi Bob...

Yup.  I just glued the ribs to some 1/32nd and cut them out like an old Comet balsa kit.  I did need to thin the leading edge to about 1/2 as per the plans but that was no problem.  I located the leading edge part, glued it to the bottom wing, located where the spar would go, drew a line and added that.  Then I just moved along adding each rib in turn.  Folding over the top section was exciting but worked out just great.  The wing is straight and has no waves etc. in it.  Really a slick piece of design!

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on August 17, 2021, 11:50:37 PM
Nice work Dan, and thanks for explaining your process.  As you noted, it was sort of like building one of the old balsa and tissue models as you build the wing frame!  Looking very good indeed.

Best,

Bob
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on August 19, 2021, 02:14:01 PM
Thanks again, Bob.  I think that's part of why I like these paper models.  They hit sort of a sweet spot between the plastics and the balsa scratch builds I've done.  Different, but neat too.

I got the bottom wings done and the ailerons in position.  Next will be the cabanes and V-struts and it will really look like an Albi.

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Alexis on August 19, 2021, 03:29:14 PM
Still can't believe the amount of detail in this kit , she looks fantastic !


Alexis
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: RAGIII on August 23, 2021, 01:16:22 AM
That is an incredible job on your wings! Looks better than WNW  8) Your Albatros is going to be superb!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on August 23, 2021, 10:05:40 AM
Thanks so much, Alexis and Rick.  By the by, Alexis...I just got a SSW D-III paper card model.  It may be next!  I do know how you like those little hot rods!

Got a bit more done today.  I altered the cabanes to have some internal wire which makes for a nice solid connection when gluing.  I also added some thin bamboo for strength on the diagonal part.  Then, I popped them into their holes in the fuse and wings and it's on!  Very little shifting around to make it correct.  Looks darn good.  I'll work on the V-struts next and maybe get the lowers on tonight...we'll see.

Thanks for looking,
Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on August 23, 2021, 02:32:07 PM
Last for tonight...bottom "wing" is on!  Needs some touch-up here and there especially on the v-strut seams but all in all...I think it really captures the stance and presence of the Albatros extremely well. 

Some more details, rigging and she'll be done!

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Radarman on August 23, 2021, 02:46:27 PM
Hey Dan!
The weather might have cooled down but your modeling skills are still hot as ever.
The Albatros is just fantastic.
                                            Kevin
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on August 24, 2021, 12:27:51 AM
Very fine work Dan!  Looks like a nicely finished WNW D.V.  You also briefly created an Albatros E.V, high-wing monoplane! ;D  That looked pretty cool too, before it grew a bottom wing and assumed its normal configuration!.  Great job on this one, and thanks for showing us the way.

Best regards,

Bob 
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on August 25, 2021, 04:46:08 AM
Thanks so much Kevin and Bob!

This one is turning out as nicely as the SPAD so now I want to persuade the designer to do a Nieuport 28 or a dang good SE-5.  I can dream...

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on August 26, 2021, 03:30:52 PM
Hello All,

I got the radiator pipes, aux strut and that little thing on top of the radiator...(a vent?) all installed as well as the radiator shutters/handle under the top wing.  I'll add the windscreen and then all that's left if a bit o' rigging.

Looking cool.

Dan
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: rhallinger on August 26, 2021, 11:40:04 PM
Looks so sweeeeet Dan!  Very nice work indeed.  Glad to hear this is a good kit, as I have one of the other Igualada Albys in the stash.

Best,

Bob
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: RAGIII on August 27, 2021, 12:39:06 AM
Awesome Albatros Dan! I am looking forward to seeing it rigged!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Albatros D-Va in 1/33rd by Luis Igualada
Post by: Alexis on August 27, 2021, 06:53:15 AM
Very sweet indeed !


Alexis