Author Topic: Albatros D.II, Jasta 16b 1/48 Eduard  (Read 1038 times)

Offline Robin

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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2019, 06:22:21 AM »
Thanks guys.  :)

Looked at the kit's engine....



Will do...won't see much of it anyway, but...



I'll know and a bit of scratchbuilding is always fun. ::)



After the demolision party....slowly adding bits and bobs. Work in progress.

Had some fun with oils also....



The seat. Cushion will follow asap.

And last for today...



The ammo boxes and since I opened the frame....scratch build the fuel tank.

More soon,

Robin  :)
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2019, 11:54:17 PM »
Looking Fantastic!
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2019, 05:48:22 AM »
Interesting things you are doing with the cockpit parts!
I should have waited to build my cockpit to pick up information from you in the meantime.
I found not much about the inside of the early Albatros (D.I, D.II, W.4 ...)
Are you sure about a wooden seat?

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Frank
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2019, 06:34:38 AM »
Are you sure about a wooden seat?

No, far from sure....might as well been leather covered. I just don't know.
Only photo's of the seat I've seen are from a NZ replica D.II late...with a Teves & Braun radiator.
This plane has a rather odd open work leather covered seat.
No idea what the seat looked like back then.

The open frame...I've seen on this replica....and the 1/32 Roden kit, so it's an estimated guess that's right.

Engine update tomorrow....stamping out tiny bolt heads with my hex punch and die thingie right now.  :)

Also received the WWI German Aircraft Colors from  AK...interesting set.

Robin
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2019, 08:34:01 PM »
Awesome job so far. The early Albatrosses are among the coolest.  8)
I don‘t know if it might be of any help: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=7155.0
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2019, 09:56:41 PM »
Awesome...thanks a lot. I'll change it to leather. :)

The "upgraded" engine..




I'll do the wiring ( with 0.2 mm lead wire) after painting.

Robin  :)
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2019, 03:38:32 AM »
Engine almost done...only the wires to the magneto to do.





Please have mercy with me, the whole darn thing is just 2,5 cm.

And gave the interior a mellow wash around the frames, painted the inside of the engine covers and started adding the bits and pieces.
Had to borrow a compass, because it's not included....2 compass decals, but no compass.  :-\



More soon,

Robin  :)
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2019, 07:17:05 AM »
Your engine looks great as does your interior work!
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2019, 02:26:51 AM »
Thanks!  :)

Ready to close the fuselage now.
Seat got leather (I left the outside wood) and all is in place now.
The "pedals frame" I'll place from underneath after I closed the fuselage.
I left the water tank on top of the engine off for now...typical something I can break.



A fairly smooth ride so far (fingers crossed), so more soon.

Robin  :)
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2019, 03:56:10 AM »
You're catching up with me!
Great progress and a brass tank.

What have you done with the holes in the fuel selector panel?
Just for interest ;)

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2019, 04:48:38 AM »
Thank you....I try my best. :)
There was no detail worth calling detail, so I drilled matching holes and plugged those with Evergreen rod.
Gave a raised front and on the back also. Drilled small holes in the four selectors, inserted the PE switches.
An instrument decal on the fifth.

Looks neat, but not worth the effort to be honest. :-\

Robin.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2019, 05:22:01 AM by Robin »
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2019, 07:38:45 AM »
Closed the fuselage and finished the riveting and added 2 missing round hatches near the tail.



Rivets...



There were zero details on the fuselage bit between the wings. Rivets, Evergreen and brass tubing to the rescue.



I was looking for my 1/48 eyelets from Bob, but I guess I displaced them after 6 years or so....pitty.
Waiting for new ones now.  :)

More soon,

Robin  :)
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2019, 07:59:23 AM »
Looking good Robin , I do like your details being added . Don't see many folks adding detail to the center lower wing , very promising indeed  :)



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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2019, 11:58:27 PM »
Excellent added details. Really looking sharp!
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Re: Albatros D.II, 1/48 Eduard
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2019, 08:24:26 PM »
Thanks milady, thanks Rick. :)

Painting the fuselage...Work in progress.
Primer, pre shaded with dark grey, sand and sand mixed with white.
Now busy with the engine cover...a dark grey base.





Next will be a steel drybrush followed by the grey-green. Some minor chipping with salt.
Looking forward to do the wood with oils. With the difeerent panels and time to dry in between...will prolly take a week.
I can do the machine guns, radiators, prop and maybe paint the wings....while watching paint dry.

No need to sit on my hands for sure!  :)

Robin
« Last Edit: October 13, 2019, 08:29:33 PM by Robin »
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