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WW1 Aircraft Modeling => Under Construction => Topic started by: huberlu on March 09, 2018, 08:58:37 PM

Title: Finished: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on March 09, 2018, 08:58:37 PM
Hello,

I have the models stored for a long time.
The kit made by Special Hobby is a copy of the one made by Eduard but more beautiful... But it will be necessary to prepare the pieces with care.
Some eduard photoetched parts are directly molded onto the parts of the Hobby Kit.

Obviously it will be this one. With a dragon and a green crocodile (neither white nor gray).

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4801/40673328612_3dbda31a0c_b.jpg)

Only 2 images (windsock datafiles)  showing the cockpit ...

This one, CIII or B II ?

https://argonnaute.parisnanterre.fr/ark:/14707/a011490872320IXYATY/829de1c3f0 (https://argonnaute.parisnanterre.fr/ark:/14707/a011490872320IXYATY/829de1c3f0)

(https://argonnaute.parisnanterre.fr/ark:/14707/a011490872320BHqxAB/3c289c8954)

https://argonnaute.parisnanterre.fr/ark:/14707/a0114908723207BqTFP/747d88c39a (https://argonnaute.parisnanterre.fr/ark:/14707/a0114908723207BqTFP/747d88c39a)

On the floor (SH) I added the four boards (0.5x0.4mm).All the wood is painted with Mr Hobby's color (sail) and oil.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4793/40662914732_8c0ece12f6_b.jpg)



The reservoir is Eduard's.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4772/38895215830_2c2e505d0c_b.jpg)

The case, the throttle are in photoetched folded except the interupteur added.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4787/25834293367_ca6f4a3e99_c.jpg)


The chair is modified by gluing strips of plastic in and sanding.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4792/25834293577_1da6c2604e_c.jpg)


The steering wheel is made of metal wire, the pulley and the inside of the steering wheel come from the eduard photoetch.


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4781/40662915182_38cf440d40_b.jpg)



(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4779/39810278445_11d52cbeac_b.jpg)

The opening of the cockpit is refined.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4784/25834292657_a487d07b1c_c.jpg)

Both slots are missing.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4779/26844934348_33bce08fe4_b.jpg)

I will try to refine the wall and cut them out but I think it will not work ...
Maybe by sticking a plate with the gills cut out ?

Regards.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: Manni on March 09, 2018, 10:45:50 PM
Very nice start, the wood looks great.The interieur will look awsome.
Manni
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on March 09, 2018, 11:56:40 PM
Beautiful wood effect in the interior. You are doing terrific work on the interior bits as well.
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: GAJouette on March 10, 2018, 03:06:20 AM
 Another work of Model Art in the works! Beautifully applied wood effect my old friend. Looking for forward to seeing more.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: andonio64 on March 10, 2018, 03:26:26 AM
Fantastic start!
I'll follow you!

:-)

Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: Juan on March 10, 2018, 11:59:09 PM
Outstanding start and detail.  Looking forward to your progress.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on March 23, 2018, 09:32:18 AM
Thank you.

I used the plan of the Albatros BII (wingnutwings) to make my cockpit. I'm sure of nothing.

I replaced the black dials with white dials.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/792/39151039410_456c8db77b_z.jpg)

I added an oil pump in brass tube and below a tube with a faucet.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4774/40251398064_865dbf453b_z.jpg)

I should have glued the dashboard to the other half of the fuselage because the throttle cables must enter two holes on this  dashboard...

The box that carries the throttle is a little too low.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4777/39151039240_fd92955e33_c.jpg)

The leather armchair.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/792/40918906082_d4f0dc1d72_c.jpg)



Of course it was too easy to put the gunner's seat under the hole ... I do not see what it's used for where Sp. Hobby put it.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/822/40251397814_0a5d3d9b7f_b.jpg)


Regards.






Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: markleecarter on March 23, 2018, 10:26:01 AM
Beautifully done!
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on March 23, 2018, 07:08:53 PM
Your interior has come together beautifully. I do not have the answer for why the hole is under the seat but I am sure someone will.
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: GazzaS on March 23, 2018, 09:21:54 PM
Beautiful interior details!

Gaz
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: coyotemagic on March 24, 2018, 03:32:01 AM
Beautiful work on the interior, Louis!  That observer's seat is a glaring mistake by SH.  I moved the rear bulkhead and seat forward on mine to the position you indicate in red.  Easy fix.
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on March 28, 2018, 03:19:54 AM
Thank you!

Hello!


I moved everything so that it was not below the chair armrest and the tingles in front of the dashboard holes.

 (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/790/41011080742_cdcc9d17b0_b.jpg)

The painting was damaged, obviously...

 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/820/41011085042_7cd6f27e30_c.jpg)

The gunner's seat was moved forward by 5 mm:

 (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/890/41011087072_6c7ff8bdd2_c.jpg)

Now he can use it!

 (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/817/41011087592_aa22675ef9_b.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: GAJouette on March 28, 2018, 03:43:16 AM
 Louis,
Outstanding work my old friend.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: dr 1 ace on March 28, 2018, 09:12:29 AM
Progressing well !!

Ed
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on March 28, 2018, 09:45:54 AM
Nice work on the correction of the seat and bulkhead. All is looking great.
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on March 29, 2018, 08:29:43 AM

Thank you!

The engine is almost finished. It is cut in the front and below to get into the plane at the right place.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/800/26209132947_087d65cb06_c.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/795/41080375831_3df3d57025_c.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/797/40371732144_37fd780ec5_b.jpg)

 (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/898/40187278775_32cb44eca0_c.jpg)


I tried to paint the dragon to see if it was easy. I painted it on the eduard fuselage. Oil paint on a matte varnish and a brown background.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/802/40187304755_81d54da8d6_c.jpg)


Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on March 29, 2018, 09:50:56 AM
Impressive artwork to say the least!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: xan on March 29, 2018, 05:24:19 PM
Waow Hubert, very impressive! much better than the Eduard proposition!

Xan
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: PrzemoL on March 29, 2018, 05:46:58 PM
Spectacular all around! How did you paint that dragon??? :o It looks better than any decal one might wish to get!
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: GazzaS on March 29, 2018, 07:00:30 PM
That looks fantastic!
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: Borsos on March 29, 2018, 07:01:30 PM
Wonderful! What a dragon! And besides of that all your interior looks great.
Borsos
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on March 31, 2018, 11:29:42 PM
Thank you véry much!

with engine spark wires:

The wires are made of metal wire to make baits for "fly fishing". It's very fine.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/819/41090674652_0e397af26e_c.jpg)


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/807/26262782377_58d23bfb19_c.jpg)


The fuselage must be sanded to remove too thick details. Some are almost 1mm thick and are not beautiful.Il will redo them.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/793/40238766175_0832bcbda2_c.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on March 31, 2018, 11:34:05 PM
Spectacular all around! How did you paint that dragon??? :o It looks better than any decal one might wish to get!

The wood color painting is done as usual.

Then, I put a layer of acrylic satin varnish. I printed the dragon at 1:48 to lay pencil marks.
Green is painted first. Once dry, I varnish to protect it. Then the black  is painted.
All paintings (green and black) are oil paintings.

Regards.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on May 29, 2018, 03:53:35 AM
Hello !

I sanded the traps that are on the nose of the plane. Eduard gives it in photoetching.
It is necessary to resize the opening of the bonnet (in black) so that the hoses of the engine leave in the good place.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/957/42111006222_bd0aeee357_c.jpg)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/956/42157737231_2b04821356_c.jpg)

Note that the closures of the hoods are very ugly ...

I made plastic wire around the opening of the hood.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/825/42157737401_e72b55c7b7_c.jpg)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/828/42111005922_237d405d86_c.jpg)


I also sanded the bindings of the hoods to try to remake them. The pellets are a bit big (0.5mm) but I have nothing smaller. It will be necessary to add the spring on some.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/973/42111005672_9dcd58fbcb_c.jpg)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/946/42157737641_918151e517_c.jpg)

I cut with the saw in the hood a slot for the synchronization system of the machine gun.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on May 29, 2018, 04:09:28 AM
The rod and the hooks to carry the bombs are installed. We do not see them anymore or almost with the turret.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/42351702651_409f510887_c.jpg)

A rod is put in place, it leaves the controller  on the right side.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1745/42351701981_0ba8d48df8_c.jpg)

The fuselage is glued. A whole evening of work to get the engine in the right place. No studs to place the half fuselages.


The hole to get the bomb sight out is drilled in the floor and the fuselage.

The photo shows the location as well as the plan in the Aerophile..

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/882/41629123674_85c693b315_m.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/897/41449704525_fb0d741b32_c.jpg)


No image of the bomb sight. Can be one like this, a "Goerz".

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1749/41629125504_72d194ef29_c.jpg)

https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1917/1917%20-%200939.html (https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1917/1917%20-%200939.html)


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/874/42351701561_518dbb4af5_c.jpg)



(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1759/41449703975_90bd834a4b_c.jpg)

The turret is too simplified and exceeds too much of the fuselage.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1745/41449704255_d0993b82be_c.jpg)

So I filed down to try to have flanks more "bent".  I wanted a base like the picture, unfortunately the base of the turret is not circular so impossible to resize on a turn. I pasted a profile 0.5x0.5 underneath. The height of the turret is reduced to the scalpel.Not enough yet, the leather protection is in greenstuff.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/42394798471_4a6d8bbab2_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1756/41671018394_7c655d00c0_c.jpg)

The turret does not exceed the top of the fuselage.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/41492038555_a28027b6cc_c.jpg)

I cut a very thin band to pack the wall of the turret. Then I cut it all around with a razor blade.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/40586383870_ed634377e8_c.jpg)

The interior must still be a little arranged..It remains to stick on the handles, the stuff that exceeds and to the slot in the front for the machine gun.

Regards.

Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: gbrivio on May 29, 2018, 06:45:07 AM
Great build so far. I like the interior work.
Ciao
Giuseppe
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on May 29, 2018, 06:56:21 AM
Absolutely awesome building and the added details and corrections are First Class!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: GazzaS on May 29, 2018, 06:44:35 PM
Nice work on the turret!
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on June 13, 2018, 07:25:36 AM
Hello,

Thank you !

I try to cleanly make the two gills  under the nose.

The gills are etched with a small tool that is a metal rod filed to become flat. I used a metal template, the most difficult is to engrave  the bow to the correct position. I started by drilling a 0.3mm hole at the end of the arches. Then we engrave, then we start again because the arcs are not aligned etc. etc.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/42720190161_9389033457_c.jpg)

In the photo I deposited melted plastic chips in the tamiya glue to correct the width of the arches and their shapes.



The bottom of the fuselage is pierced. It is necessary to made a clean cut and with a form simple to reproduce (not at all like me) to be able to stick in the hole the pierced plate of the gills. I put on the edge of the hole wedges that carry the plate.
The plate is too deep in sticky hence the need to putty. It was not planned. One of the two slots remains to be sanded on the photo.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1758/27851603797_09f17e8ea0_c.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on June 13, 2018, 07:32:20 AM
The results of your work creating the Grills look great to me!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: GazzaS on June 13, 2018, 06:07:30 PM
Amazing vents!  Love the idea of plastic chips in the glue...  gonna have to remember to try it one day.

Gaz
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on June 30, 2018, 10:51:30 PM
Hello!

Thank you!

The bumps on the hood are added, pity they are not molded original.
Their shapes are difficult to apprehend on the photos of time.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/918/41294230150_d1911ce60f_b.jpg)

At the bottom of the hood (on both sides) I engraved and dug the notch in which a tensioner (cable) will be fixed.
A dymo band pierced with a hole and cut out serves as a model to engrave the outline, then one digs with the scalpel.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/840/28236501717_74647729ba_b.jpg)

The foot market is dug, a photo-cut will surround it. A tip, do it before closing the fuselage ...
The red engraving is deleted. The one in green added.

I found only a photo of the back of the fuselage where we could distinguish panels of different colors or possible brands of "rivets". Same for the flanks. There are really not many exploitable images.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1763/41294230870_d5b2265419_h.jpg)

A lot of putty and sanding but nothing insurmountable.

The shape of the fuselage nose is too sharp in my opinion. I sanded a little to make it more "square".

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on July 01, 2018, 05:24:31 AM
Your detailing continues to make this a great build! Well Done on the nose section.
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: andonio64 on July 02, 2018, 02:56:05 AM
Fantastic update Hunerlu, I love it also because it's in 48th...
Antonio
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: pepperman42 on July 09, 2018, 10:11:47 PM
Not sure how I missed this. Excellent work!!

Steve
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on July 10, 2018, 09:14:31 AM
Thank you !

I redid fasteners for stretchers. Two on each side.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/42591185444_ae054131b5_b.jpg)


A shot of surfacing with the airbrush and a layer of paint that will serve as a background for the oil painting.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/42591049404_f5b37d8b89_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/42591049294_55f16b765f_c.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/927/42591049214_5fc899865f_c.jpg)

The panels are painted separately but without drying between each panel (too long). I use a piece of tape to limit the start of the panel. The paint is burnt sienna.

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: GazzaS on July 10, 2018, 11:00:51 AM
That is excellent!  Amazed at the fasteners you redid.

Gaz
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on July 10, 2018, 10:55:20 PM
The fasteners look great and the wood finish is gorgeous!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on July 11, 2018, 08:00:10 PM
Thank you!

Hello,


Small "circles" with oil paint (always Sepia):

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1785/43280615252_844ace4789_b.jpg)

and spread with a fine brush 3/0, draw the paint in the direction of the wood, here in only one direction.

If we paint in the other direction, it is a trail where the beige paint of the background appears (why?).
These beige trails allow to have grooves in the wood:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/913/42424805985_986d80a311_b.jpg)

All this to approach this:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/43280710192_742fc01285_b.jpg)

It looks like the old "linoleum" of my room when I was a kid ...

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: Manni on July 11, 2018, 09:49:00 PM
Great replication of the woodgrain. The technique with oil paints is still the most convincing of all.
Bye,
Manni
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on July 13, 2018, 09:17:17 PM
Great replication of the woodgrain. The technique with oil paints is still the most convincing of all.
Bye,
Manni

I agree with Manni on all counts!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: GazzaS on July 15, 2018, 06:21:17 PM
Fantastic wood technique!

Gaz
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: Bughunter on July 16, 2018, 07:37:10 AM
What a great build!
I really like the wood painting, details, dragon and the overall work.
Will watch, since I have the Eduard kit in stash.

Cheers,
Frank
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on July 20, 2018, 07:11:18 PM
Thank you!

Well, the fuselage has been dry for 5 days and will stay safe for another week or two or three.

I started painting the wings and its many ribs.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/41647187260_e796c8cfa6_b.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/923/43455073121_bffc910d7e_c.jpg)


The upper wing is two hours min. of 0.5mm strips cut into the tamiya scotch tape.
Next time I trace them to the brown marker and the ruler. It must work.

And there some will say to me: "No transparency on the wings seen from above !!!
It is not transparency that is the canvas glued and stretched on the wood of ribs.

I  cut a niche in the turret:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1770/43455072301_c01501d77b_b.jpg)

Regards.

Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on July 20, 2018, 08:33:07 PM
As always your work is inspiring!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on July 22, 2018, 07:50:48 AM
Thank you,

The lower wing.


It's not too transparent I think.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1830/29657797778_2140f75c74_z.jpg)

I have too much beige paint and the cross has almost disappeared.

On the pictures of the plane the central plate seems absent as well as the tank on the wing. We see the sky through the wing ...

In addition there is a tank under the wing that I had not seen:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/859/42835861734_d61c42d2c8_b.jpg)

As on this BII:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/845/41745580320_7e2e7297d1_b.jpg)


If anyone has any details about his form, I will be very happy ...

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: GazzaS on July 22, 2018, 09:26:55 AM
I like the look of that wing!

Gaz
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on July 22, 2018, 11:25:31 PM
I like the subtle see through effect. As always your research into the details is paying off.
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: Borsos on July 23, 2018, 02:32:53 AM
It's a wonderful build. My recommendation would be to change the kit's wheels for replacement ones (eduards Pfalz kits have exactly the right dimension when I remember corrrectly). The wheels of the Special Hobby kit are way too fat.
Best regards
Borsos
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on July 23, 2018, 06:55:48 AM
It's a wonderful build. My recommendation would be to change the kit's wheels for replacement ones (eduards Pfalz kits have exactly the right dimension when I remember corrrectly). The wheels of the Special Hobby kit are way too fat.
Best regards
Borsos

Thank you Borsos.

I had not looked at the wheels yet ...
I think I have a pair of Pfalz wheels somewhere.

Regards.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: gbrivio on July 23, 2018, 09:56:44 AM
Gorgeous updates, all the details look fantastic.
Ciao
Giuseppe
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: smperry on August 01, 2018, 10:21:59 AM
Really like what you have done. The thing that really grabs me is the circular knot hole grain in your simulated ply fuselage. That is simply First Rate.
sp
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: pepperman42 on August 08, 2018, 07:29:54 AM
Amazing application of wing and wood effect!!

Steve
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on August 20, 2018, 08:11:42 AM
Thank you!


Hello,

That's it, it's dry and varnished.

The covers are painted in light green XF76 (if not gray).

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1837/43148858625_d1baef7dc6_b.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1812/43148857825_7f77813e78_c.jpg)

I tried to paint white oil paint to make the dragon and the crocodile ... it does not work, the white is not opaque.

It will be decals...
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on August 20, 2018, 08:12:17 AM
The crocodile in white is made with a stencil.


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/43401135354_d2f64fc597_c.jpg)


It is then varnished and the fine lines are painted with oil paint.

I tried (and I made a mistake by cutting the stencil that's why it's upside down ...):

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1853/44062804772_dbc07af987_c.jpg)



(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1877/43204921875_32cc20da45_c.jpg)
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on August 20, 2018, 08:12:43 AM
 (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1850/42310856810_25dafc7cb2_c.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: pustota on August 21, 2018, 04:17:30 AM
I like the wooden panels, well done!
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: Manni on August 22, 2018, 06:41:56 PM
Outstanding work. The wood looks so good.
Bye,
Manni
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on August 24, 2018, 05:09:59 PM
The dragon is finished:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1881/42424136170_b415cc0c64_c.jpg)

It remains to remake the varnish that was damaged under the belly during sanding.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1820/44232090891_cdefc6b6d5_c.jpg)

The crocodile has been modified with large scales under the belly. The hind legs (only one here) I put them a bit like everyone more or less random because there is no picture to my knowledge ...

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1878/42424136330_0980a63c84_c.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: pepperman42 on August 30, 2018, 01:51:34 AM
Wow!!

Steve
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on September 04, 2018, 06:11:12 AM
Thank you!

Hello,


Well ... that's not the best idea I had.
I have all varnish gloss with AK varnish to be able to correct errors more easily. Alas the varnish reacts badly to the solvent, and the white becomes ... gray.


I had a layer of Klir that actually resists solvent better but is not indestructible. I repeated several times each stroke and the Klir was therefore damaged (at the level of the crest and scales of the belly) where the black drips. It is much more difficult than expected. There is no landmark in the all-white crocodile to place the scales and all the folds. Some are therefore misplaced.
Cracks have appeared in the varnish, we do not see them with the naked eye but the solvent takes the opportunity to get in and everything is gray. I think it's the thick-layer AK varnish that was not dry enough to support the Klir.



(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1850/30564846408_751321ebf1_b.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: krow113 on September 05, 2018, 02:42:15 AM
Looking very good!
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on September 09, 2018, 05:54:52 AM
Thank you!

For the tail I more or less invented the area with the scales in circumflex accents, we distinguish them perhaps or vaguely in the photos.
Ditto for the webbed leg at the back. Not sure it's there or even there is one.

There remains the tooth to redo with white paint, white spots of the crest, the tongue, etc. etc.

The guy who painted this crocodile in 1916 was drawing very well. The scales and the different plates follow very well the shape of the body and their rounded shapes give a volume to the body. It is effective and very successful I think (we must look at the original ... of course).

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1856/43630610255_3a6f1fbc07_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1843/42742531570_72b86d5405_b.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1898/30681152158_e00e73e89c_h.jpg)

Regards.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: coyotemagic on September 09, 2018, 06:04:44 AM
Stunning work as usual, Luis!  I'm really looking forward to seeing this beauty completed.
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on September 09, 2018, 06:17:50 AM
Thank you !

I let it dry and I put varnish.


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1857/44507481492_82056f7b18_h.jpg)

Regards.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on September 09, 2018, 06:18:16 AM
When I look at the mouth of the crocodile I do not understand why the commissure goes down so oddly.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1844/44557692141_76d4bcf2cd_m.jpg)


She would be more "conventional" like that.


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/43839303274_7a9b52c1dd_m.jpg) 

So I propose a more "colorful" alternative for those who like red.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1860/44557692381_ec121abb41_m.jpg)
 
Of course, this is pure speculation. 

Regards.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: GazzaS on September 12, 2018, 04:35:04 PM
Love it!
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on September 21, 2018, 07:31:14 AM
Hello.

The dragon is finished or almost.

With errors as it should be.

The back of the wing should go down much lower (the files used for animals are drafts   Dragon- Croco (http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53487&page=3)  )

 The chest is a little disproportionate and the leg misplaced. The ridge on the head is a little high, etc.
By working with a magnifying glass, I tend not to pay attention to the proportions and orientation of the details in relation to the whole. The scales of the neck are not well oriented.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1858/42975497570_e21deaf2cf_b.jpg)


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1875/44736873962_9c70ecca3b_b.jpg)

The tail is partly out of "my artistic license" ... On the pictures have hardly seen any detail.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/42975498910_14f484b08d_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1877/29849942697_c5a06bd7ee_m.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1883/29849887327_2076dd7d95_b.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1881/30915465198_e799dcec72_b.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1850/29849887157_55b24e194f_m.jpg)

A +
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: lone modeller on September 22, 2018, 03:53:07 AM
I am not sure how I missed this - have not been fully focused over the past few months, so have been catching up This is artistry of the very highest standard - an amazing subject which is being superbly executed. I will be following more closely from now on.

Stephen.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: andonio64 on September 24, 2018, 10:15:10 PM
Huberlu, the work done on the two animals on the fuelage sides is superb, do you have vector drawings of those animals?
Antonio
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on September 24, 2018, 11:28:08 PM
Thank you!

I only have four photos found on the net and this drawing taken on the Aerodrome  forum (The author is Doug Bauman I think).

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1966/29949565527_250bce8432_b.jpg)

Regards.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: andonio64 on September 25, 2018, 12:07:42 AM
OK Thanks Huberlu, I have seen the thread on the Aerodrome, really interesting.

Antonio
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on September 30, 2018, 07:47:50 AM
Hello,

to change, I have colored the ribs of the wings with the indelible brown marker.
Once on the plastic, once on the background paint (which makes more sense).

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1939/44063492285_feac736796_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1901/44926839802_7b8ab6f560_c.jpg)

The marker does not move, it is really indelible

During the painting:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1921/31102839968_979715138b_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1969/31102840228_db5bd31775_c.jpg)

This one (Sharpie marker):

https://www.scrapmalin.com/loisirs_creatifs/p-marqueur-permanent-pointe-fine-0-9-mm-marron-247803.html]https://www.scrapmalin.com/loisirs_creatifs/p-marqueur-permanent-pointe-fine-0-9-mm-marron-247803.html]https://www.scrapmalin.com/loisirs_creatifs/p-marqueur-permanent-pointe-fine-0-9-mm-marron-247803.html (https://www.scrapmalin.com/loisirs_creatifs/p-marqueur-permanent-pointe-fine-0-9-mm-marron-247803.html)

I stop the sticky paper strips!






A compass (Boussole in french) ???

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1958/30058286387_51628bacf3_b.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1930/31121918238_1593e177e6_b.jpg)

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: coyotemagic on September 30, 2018, 11:17:24 AM
Brilliant work so far, Louis!  This is going to be a true masterpiece.
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on October 04, 2018, 06:55:21 AM
The brown color of the marker is reappeared above the paint of a rudder!!!  :-\

We stop the brown marker.

Sorry.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on October 07, 2018, 06:54:12 AM
I am catching back up on the builds here and must say I am so impressed with your work on this one! Brilliant painting on the Dragondile Markings. Extremely well done all around!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on October 21, 2018, 08:58:50 AM
Thank you !

Hi!

After several weeks the color of the ribs seem to want to stay under the paint. For how long ...

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1945/45403504612_435a065726_c.jpg)


I scraped the varnish with a fiber pen and at the tip of the blade and I messed up the fuselage with oil paint.
Some hatches and grilles that direct the bombs out of the cockpit were stuck.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1914/45403504282_cf013855f4_b.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1903/30515447887_6a8b3c01c8_c.jpg)

A new tank was made from the pictures in the WNW P24 Albatross BII (457/16)  and the Albatros C1 P23 Windsock. Be careful, there are many sizes (I think).
Large ones that go from the front of the wing to the back, small ones that stop at 2/3.
Obviously I was wrong.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1970/43639732780_70eeaba522_s.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1949/45404770282_a794c4ba7a_m.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1928/45404768992_fea70baf7e_b.jpg)

I made a template for a big one. Note that I was also wrong in cutting the round (bottom) that must be the other way ... I used the template provided by Eduard to hold the wings during their assembly to draw the sides of the tank template.


The tank is 23.5mm long.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1944/31580487068_bc531f2199_b.jpg)

During editing I made a "print" after retouching. If it can be useful to someone.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1966/43639626030_3ba96a4363_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1948/45403504102_2583a73b01_c.jpg)

Inside I glued the two discs (8mm diameter) separated by 4mm. They give the shape of the front of the tank.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1967/30515770857_85feb4c108_c.jpg)

The length and height of the set have been resized to match the photos.
The welds are made of stretched plastic glued to tamiya glue.
The two square rods at the front are 1.5mm wide.
Below the large nut will receive the hose that will power the engine.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1980/31580486198_3344d6920c_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1927/31580485938_0b368bf134_b.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1978/45403505582_56b7d2ab0b_b.jpg)

Still to paint, green or metal, or gray?

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on October 21, 2018, 10:11:45 AM
Awesome work on the tank!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: lone modeller on October 22, 2018, 05:45:19 AM
Some really beautiful scratch building there. This is a real mini-masterpiece.

Stephen.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: KevTheModeller on October 24, 2018, 07:36:33 AM
Wow, the attention to detail is stunning!
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: KevTheModeller on October 24, 2018, 07:45:14 AM

That's it, it's dry and varnished.

I'm about to start on the road of wood grain with oils and I greatly admire your work.  Could you tell me what varnish and type (Matt, Silk, Gloss) you used please?

Many thanks
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on October 24, 2018, 08:46:25 AM

That's it, it's dry and varnished.

I'm about to start on the road of wood grain with oils and I greatly admire your work.  Could you tell me what varnish and type (Matt, Silk, Gloss) you used please?

Many thanks

Thank you!

I'm using polyurethane acrylic satin varnish from Prince August or AK.  AK does not always resist the solvent of oil paints that I useto give a patina. My coat of varnish might not be thick enough.   The varnish from Prince August is more resistant I feel.
An acrylic varnish works I think.
The klir works well too.

I would like to know which varnish others use and which resists the solvent of oil paints.

Regards.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: dr 1 ace on October 26, 2018, 07:30:18 AM
Wonderful work, await more photos !

Ed
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on October 26, 2018, 08:54:04 AM
Thank you.

Special Hobby and Eduard have planned to fix the landing gear under the plane while it must be fixed on the flanks.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1903/44643332195_257dc7aa72_b.jpg)

So I extended  legs a bit and gave a fairer shape.They stay a little too thick.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1923/30616425057_047dea02aa_b.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1948/45507143572_96bfd6444f_b.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1918/45507143682_fae8b94271_c.jpg)

I still have to make the plates that are between the flanks and the legs of the landing gear...

Regards

Hub.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: lcarroll on October 26, 2018, 11:24:00 PM
   That's great attention to detail and a clever solution, keep up the excellent work on this unique Build! It's a pleasure to follow your progress here and the final result is going to be well worth all of your efforts.
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on October 27, 2018, 09:13:08 AM
   That's great attention to detail and a clever solution, keep up the excellent work on this unique Build! It's a pleasure to follow your progress here and the final result is going to be well worth all of your efforts.
Cheers,
Lance

I have to agree with Lance. Terrific fix!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on December 07, 2018, 06:48:32 PM
Thank you!

Hello!!!



I stuck all the landing gear masts but there was still a lot of gap to fill. It has been filled with pieces of plastic sheets.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4905/46157910772_51b780c43b_z.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4856/31269319397_6a957e2884_z.jpg)

The tank is glued:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4898/31269322447_baece033e6_z.jpg)

The upper plane is fixed without too much trouble except at the level of the mats of cabin. The notches in the hoods are not deep enough and are not well oriented. It had to be re-cut a lot with sandpaper.

The feet of mats do not have the good form. It should be thinner and there is a bell from where stretchers go. It is visible in the photos but I did not have the courage.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4811/31274401837_e251ce4924_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4853/31269321727_778db917b1_z.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4897/46157911952_455cdc487a_z.jpg)

The hood machine gun is put in place.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4908/46157908192_7154cf7f1d_z.jpg)

The wooden feet are painted on the wings, the color is without guarantee. Note the hole in the fuselage at the lower wing spar. I had to redo all the tenons of the lower wings which yielded under the weight. I made the holes in the fuselage a bit too big ... It will be necessary to close them

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/46208490511_9543da7041_z.jpg)

The hoses coming and going from the radiator are glued. The one below the radiator is 0.5mm plastic, the other 0.5mm copper wire.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4892/31269322857_959323afc0_z.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4900/45484406034_75ce86277d_z.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4814/31269323897_8a59648b37_z.jpg)

The windshield is that of the kit. It must be re-cut at both ends a little and round it. The shape is good for once.


The radiator is glued directly against the wing. Then the 4 masts that hold it (stretched plastic about 0.7mm).

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4820/32336324738_1ae93a66fd_c.jpg)

The photoetched grid is too wide. It's nice, you have to remove a single (or two I know more) row of this grid.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4915/32336328128_d1f523a3e3_h.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4821/32336329198_cf0db061f2_h.jpg)

Regards 
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: andonio64 on December 07, 2018, 06:56:13 PM
Hi huberlu,
I can't see the first photo, but the others show a fantastic model so far!

Antonio
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on December 07, 2018, 07:39:42 PM
Thank you Antonio.  :)

Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on December 07, 2018, 09:36:58 PM
Looking terrific! Outstanding detail work and the rigging is looking great!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: coyotemagic on December 08, 2018, 12:57:36 AM
Looking terrific! Outstanding detail work and the rigging is looking great!
RAGIII
I agree 100% with my Amigo!
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: Gisbod on December 08, 2018, 04:19:37 AM
Totally agree! Outstanding...


Guy
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on December 10, 2018, 08:45:12 AM
Thank you !!!


The exhaust:


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4858/46241743201_7b89d77143_b.jpg)


Very clear on all the pictures with often paint flakes (?). Can be a paint silver / alu as on the collectors of some engines auto or on the old stovepipes like at my grandmother ...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4914/44425466660_7b97217158_m.jpg)


So I tried this:

gastec (http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=272585&page=1)

- Steel painting.
- buffered liquid mask.
- aluminum mixed with white.
- matt varnish
- dark spots made with a gray "watercolor" pencil rubbed on sandpaper and applied with a wet brush.
- Rusty pigments.



(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1961/46241745021_93dbee7a79_b.jpg)

It remains to paint the black in the hole ...

Be careful, the exhausts do not match well with their location on the engine. It would have been necessary to twist the last three before painting.
The exhaust pit is a bit too short. Its attachment on the wing was, if I believe the photos, between the wings (under the green plate). So here it will not be possible.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4811/46241744221_9102bb5906_b.jpg)

That's about what I wanted to get. I would have preferred a lighter and more gray aluminum.

Regards.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on December 10, 2018, 09:55:16 AM
Terrific work on the exhaust!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: krow113 on December 10, 2018, 03:42:57 PM
Such a cool little model.
Great work!
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: Manni on December 10, 2018, 05:22:48 PM
Great colours on the exhaust. I allways tend to do the exhausts too rusty. This one looks right.
Bye,
Manni
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on December 14, 2018, 02:37:10 AM
Thank you !

Legs ...

PiotrM sent me a clear picture of the dragon where we see the beginning ... of a hind leg.

In any case, I see her.


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4851/45566008964_431dc41bf5_b.jpg)


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4816/45568336644_939bfc5b36_c.jpg)

Obviously for its shape ...

We also see what is in front of the windshield and I did not see the blurry photo at my disposal.

We see it well here too. Their role is described in the text.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4904/46289517611_1517b66c8d_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4848/31350794147_61da6846aa_b.jpg)

"A handle (P) to arm the machine gun and the other connected to a hammer to hit the metal piece that carries the weapon."



Thank you PIOTR !!!

Regards
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on December 23, 2018, 09:09:35 AM
Hello,

The Dragon with two hind legs:

 (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7866/45700751704_3cf15aaa4b_b.jpg)

Of course it can also be other things, fins ... scales, other stuff.

please give me some ideas, something else or new pictures.

Regards.
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on January 15, 2019, 04:48:27 AM
Hi!

Completed !
Finally !!!


I painted paws to my dragon. They are probably a little big and the black line too thick. Their shape is inspired by the front legs.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7838/31798602477_a62f835369_h.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4820/46015330984_900eb92d3c_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4833/46015332974_17f1fac230_c.jpg)

The small planes at the front are painted on a piece of transparent decal. As a model for me, a DH2 side crocodile and a RE8 on the other. Note that the position of the air vents is not correct when compared with photos and decoration.


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4860/32864789028_a43b1113fb_c.jpg)


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4857/46015334794_b77aef2990_b.jpg)

- The springs that close the hood are made with a bulb filament. It is not seen...
- On the radiator, the "thing" to do.
- The mechanism that synchronizes the propeller and the hood machine gun is redone.
- The hose connecting the tank to the engine is copper.
- The brake is equipped with cables, a front, a behind. The train rests on bungees, it is nylon 0.2mm. Normally they are packaged in a protective cook as on the B II.
- At the level of the articulation of the wing of the dragon, it is necessary to add the circular trapdoor.
- The wheels are sanded to be less thick.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7917/32864790408_13bfec9912_c.jpg)

The support of the signal flares is made with a piece of plastic and aluminum food tray.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7876/46015329424_b3e7684338_c.jpg)

The turret is arranged: two handles, a support for the machine gun. The one provided in the Eduard kit is too long. I cut it in half.
I put two mirrors, one on each side.
The controller and the rod in front of the windshield are to be added too.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7801/46015329874_ec33569a5c_c.jpg)

The machine gun is resin and comes from Eduard. Very beautiful but a pity that it lacks the support. It is difficult to hold and fix in front of the ammunition drum.

If you fix it like mine on both sides, check that the turret is still in its place.

The crutch is Eduard's. Very fragile, it must touch the fuselage, otherwise the fins touch the ground ... This is the case at home where the support of the aircraft.
I do not see how to do without disassembling the fins, so it will remain perched like that.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4830/46687332352_d18b39fb68_b.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7886/31798597547_bebfbc3ae4_b.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7891/31798609157_46598b2fa2_c.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7921/46015336214_29f5f4898e_h.jpg)
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: Borsos on January 15, 2019, 05:15:57 AM
A true piece of Art!
Andreas
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: coyotemagic on January 15, 2019, 06:23:16 AM
Louis, this is a true masterpiece and typical of your work.  Thank you for taking us on this journey.  I've always admired this scheme, but lacked the courage to make all of the necessary changes to do it properly.  Tres jolie, mon ami!
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: lcarroll on January 15, 2019, 06:51:59 AM
Spectacular! Great detail, wonderful finish job and the dragon is a real piece of art. Congratulations!
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: NinetythirdLiberator on January 15, 2019, 07:55:09 AM
THAT, my friend, is a piece of work!  Holy Cow that's nice.
Really well done and fun to see it progress.

Congrats and what's next???

Dan
Title: Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on January 15, 2019, 08:30:18 AM
Merci Messieurs.
Title: Re: Finished: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: RAGIII on January 15, 2019, 01:15:37 PM
I can only echo what the others have said. A true Masterpiece for sure! All is top Notch and your work on the Dragondile is spectacular!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Finished: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: Manni on January 15, 2019, 05:08:05 PM
I am lack of words. This build is a real masterpiece in every aspect. Every time I look at the pictures I see some new details.
Bye,
Manni
Title: Re: Finished: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: andonio64 on January 15, 2019, 09:59:23 PM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Finished: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: pustota on January 23, 2019, 11:58:49 PM
Perhaps the best Albatros in 48' scale that i ever see.
I take my hat off!  Bravo!
Title: Re: Finished: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: xmald on January 24, 2019, 04:14:21 AM
What a stunning peace of work! Congratulations she`s a beauty!
Title: Re: Finished: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: lone modeller on January 24, 2019, 04:51:04 AM
Somehow I missed this: just wonderful in every way. The details are stunning and the markings exceptional.

Stephen.
 
Title: Re: Finished: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: huberlu on January 24, 2019, 05:53:33 AM
Thank you !!!
Title: Re: Finished: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: arek on January 26, 2019, 10:11:57 AM
Great build of a not so modeller friendly model. Nice to see that there is still a little bit of fine modelling outside of WnW universe   ;)
Title: Re: Finished: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: ALBATROS1234 on January 30, 2019, 02:05:02 PM
very nice build luis, you have not lost your skill.your eye sees all detail. they will not escape you. cheers monsieur
Title: Re: Finished: 1/48 Albatros C. III
Post by: KevTheModeller on February 02, 2019, 03:32:45 AM
Fabulous build, the attention to detail is amazing.