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Offline Dal Gavan

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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2012, 09:47:38 PM »
That's really looking nice, Dan.  As Steve said, the wood panels look very good.

Cheers.

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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2012, 04:27:57 AM »
Thanks Dal, Steve and Bud... ;D

I had fun doing it and the more I look at it, even though it's a bit garish, the more I like it.  I'm calling it artistic license at this point!  Plus, I did see a shot of an early war Albatros two-seater and you can definitely see grain, although it's tighter.  I just need to practice getting my lines a bit closer.

Thanks for the comments and taking a look.

Dan

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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2012, 06:34:37 AM »
Dan, I really like the way the wood grain turned out!  What type of colored pencil did you use, and how did you apply the pattern: by following photos or drawings, or just drawing random squiggles?  It looks far too convincing to my eye to be random.   :D  Well done!

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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2012, 10:37:58 AM »
Hi Bob,

I just used these pencils (pictured) and rather random but following what I think plywood looks like.  There should be more knots but I stopped here!

Maybe a more realistic one next time...Cheers,

Dan

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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2012, 01:21:00 PM »
  Dan,
Thanks for another excellent shot of your wood works my old friend. I wonder if using a finer sharpen pencil wouldn't help bring it down a bit, giving you a finer sharper wood grain. One thing for certain I'm looking forward to seeing more of this technique.
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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2012, 05:36:36 PM »
All,

Here are the crosses painted on.  Some touch up will be needed on the top wing, but this is where the rigging will be exiting anyway so some re-painting will happen anyway.  I liked the white background with the black cross rather than the thin white outline appropriate for this model...but I did see a picture showing earlier airframes with the rounded lower wings with the large white fields on the fuselage.  Seems some old airframes were retrofitted with the more efficient newer wings so that's my story too.  Always liked this look!

Looks cool.  There is nothing better than painted on markings!  Next step will be some pastel weathering and then start assembly and rigging.

Downhill now...Cheers, Dan  :P

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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2012, 05:43:14 PM »
  Dan,
Beautiful work my old friend. Love the varying wood tone along the fuselage.
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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2012, 02:26:05 AM »
The crosses look fantastic, Dan.  You're right about painted on markings.  I love the way they look.  I should do that more often.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2012, 03:53:58 AM »
Thanks for the update. Will the watercolour pencils hold up against further clear coats etc?

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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2012, 08:05:19 AM »
Hi Steve...so far, they are all under s couple of coats of clear read and yellow and seem to be just fine.  The only trouble I had with them at first were my test strips on the bottom of the fuselage where I used a paint brush to apply the clear coats.  I used too much isopropanol to thin out the clear and removed some of the grain effect.  But airbrushing gave no such troubles!

Cheers and thanks for asking.

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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2012, 08:39:36 AM »
Excellent. Thanks for the info. Im going to pick up some of those pencils.

Steve
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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2012, 10:32:06 AM »
All,

I did some weathering and everything is rigged except for the elevators and ailerons.  The only things left are touch up my turnbuckles, make wheels, fashion a break on the landing gear, add a windshield and the rear gun.  That will have to wait until after the new year as I'll be out of the workshop starting tomorrow.  I'm glad I got this far since I needed my modeling fix. 10 days away from the model bench!  Not sure how I'll survive  ;)

Here's wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a great start to 2013.

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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2012, 06:05:55 AM »
Outstanding job on the weathering and shading, Dan.  She looks fantastic.
Merry Christmas,
Bud
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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2012, 10:59:25 AM »
Thanks, Bud and a very Merry Christmas to you too!  We're back in Mpls. and have lots of snow to play in...but I miss my Albatros!!

Cheers.

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Re: Albatros C.V Sierra Scale Vacform 1/48th
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2012, 08:00:36 PM »
The weathering on the wings looks great Dan, she's coming together nicely ;)

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