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Offline Brad Cancian

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COMPLETED - 1/48 Albatros DVa
« on: February 18, 2019, 06:00:37 PM »
Hi all - here's what i'll be building. A few years ago I picked up this Eduard kit on the cheap as a number of bits and pieces were off the sprues and a bit beat up. I've had an idea for a little diorama for this one for quite some time, so I think i'll finally have a go at it.... wish me luck..!



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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 08:26:15 PM »
Knowing your skills I am sure no luck will be involved. Just Master Modeling!
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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2019, 12:13:25 AM »
Looking forward to this!!

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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2019, 06:07:03 PM »
First clue :)
(sorry for the poor photos, taken on my camera phone...)



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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019, 07:07:06 PM »
A very very basic mock-up of what i'll probably do with this one. 





Pretty basic idea - aircraft (with suitable battle damage) forced landing during a dogfight, ends up nose down in a stream. Thinking of calling it something like "The Vanquished" or "You win this time!" or some such... all ideas on how I could put something like this together (or any witty or pithy titles) are welcome...!

I'm looking forward to trying my hand at modelling some terrain and some water effects.

Cheers,

BC

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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2019, 11:59:55 PM »
....curse you Snoopy......

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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 02:39:45 AM »
Snoopy strikes again  :) Love your idea Brad , looking forward on this unfolding .




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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 03:49:46 AM »
Very cool idea, Brad!  Looking forward to it.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2019, 04:49:15 AM »
Looks good already Brad!

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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2019, 07:40:07 AM »
Great is it based on a picture?
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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2019, 10:42:07 AM »
Very cool idea, Brad!  Looking forward to it.
Cheers,
Bud

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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2019, 02:19:22 PM »
Great project, I'm looking forward to the build. Good luck.
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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2019, 06:01:00 PM »
Thanks everyone!

Xan - the concept isn't based off a photograph, but I got the idea many moons ago when I saw Stan Stokes' painting "Gotcha":



I've chosen a different aircraft (I am thinking an Albatros painted in markings from mid / late 1918, when they were very much outclassed), a different angle into the water (slightly more dramatic), and a different pilot (to help tell the story), but the basic concept is there in the painting.

There's still every chance at this point that i'll stuff this one up - I've not tried terrain like this before so I am doing a bit of reading to work out how to do it best... i've just spent a small fortune this weekend at my local hobby store buying model railroad supplies as well as various other things, so before I take the concept much further i'll see how well the terrain work goes.

Cheers!

BC

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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2019, 07:03:16 PM »
It’s a great concept Brad,

Makes me want to blatantly copy and have a go myself!

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Re: 1/48 Albatros DVa
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2019, 12:52:29 AM »
Great concept you envision, looking forward to your treatment.