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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2022, 06:02:22 AM »
Exquisite work Brad. The paintjob on the exhaust is beautiful!

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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2022, 10:48:13 PM »
Amazing work on the model, Brad. That work on the interior forms and engine is very impressive indeed. Looking forward to seeing how you manage the rest of the build.
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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2022, 11:08:09 PM »
Certainly not easy work but your photos and descriptions make it very clear what your process is!!

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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2022, 11:09:51 PM »
This is brilliant, Brad, will be following with great interest!

Cheers

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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2022, 05:40:34 AM »
For goodness sake Brad, just when I think I might be getting a hand on this modelling lark something like this comes along - Brilliant  ;D

Love an Albie and have stocked up on popcorn waiting for the next instalment

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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2022, 08:14:04 AM »
Thanks all! This one is far from perfect but I am having fun so far, I really appreciate the encouragement :)

No more progress on this one this week so far (work is kicking my behind this week), but here's a little size comparison with a standard #11 blade.



Zac - I can't claim the paint job on the exhaust; the REX exhausts are metal and this is how they come. I am thinking I could leave it as is and it would still look about right?

Cheers again!

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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2022, 09:47:30 PM »
Nice work on the details Brad . For the blot heads , is that standard rod or did you use hex rod ?



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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2022, 10:15:26 AM »
Zac - I can't claim the paint job on the exhaust; the REX exhausts are metal and this is how they come. I am thinking I could leave it as is and it would still look about right?
To quote Mutt Summers after the maiden flight of K5054: don't touch a thing!!

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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2022, 02:16:36 AM »

When you get to this point I'd love to hear about the decals.  I think they switched to the new style ones after this kit was originally issued and I'm wondering if this one has the same subjects redone in the new style or they are just a reprint of the old style decals.

And ... nice work so far  :)

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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2022, 01:51:16 PM »
Hi all - progress has been slow, but ongoing... I have kept my focus in the engine bay for now.

The kit engine is mounted on a "C" shaped flat piece of plastic. I decided to trim the back end of this piece off, and make up some formers to sit around the engine bearers. I didn't add too much detail here, as much of this will be hidden.




I now had all of the basic formers in place:



The kit models the front of the fuselage as fully closed off behind the spinner, whereas this area was open on the real aircraft. I thus removed the plastic at the front end and thinned the walls down with a dremel.



Next, I fashioned the small tank that sits next to the engine, using an offcut from the kit sprue sanded to shape:




I added some bearers to the rear engine bay former for the guns:



...and then fashioned the fuel tanks out of laminates of plastic, with a couple of details added:



And with the kit ammo boxes:



I now have all of the essential components needed for the engine bay. It's all starting to take shape...





Cheers!

BC



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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2022, 11:29:42 PM »
Amazing craftsmanship!  You make my efforts look like child’s play!   Eagerly looking forward to seeing more. 

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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2022, 03:08:26 AM »
Wow! 😲😲😲
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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2022, 07:30:24 AM »
Excellent work Brad, it looks fantastic! I love seeing the extra work you're doing.

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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2022, 04:17:00 PM »
Thanks Tim, Fredrik and Zac!

Another small update today - one of the other aspects to the kit that can do with a little attention is its spinner; it's a little too rounded and slightly too bulbous, which makes the front end of the model look slightly fat. The spinner should be slightly longer and slightly more pointed. Though the difference is only small, it is something that stands out when you look for it.

Accordingly, I tried my hand at vacforming a new spinner. I have a small vacform machine that I purchased some time ago with small jobs like this in mind; so I turned up a master in balsa and vacformed a new spinner. As I said, the difference is only small, but it helps make the business end of the aircraft look sharper.





As the first time really trying this kind of scratchbuilding, I learned a thing or two; firstly, don't go too thin on the plastic; it needs to be able to hold up to handling. Second, if you can avoid it, don't use balsa as a master; I effectively destroyed the master trying to remove it from the plastic once formed. Hey, this is how we learn, right? ;)

Cheers,

BC

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Re: Build Log - Eduard 8113 Albatros DV
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2022, 05:09:02 PM »
Nicely done!  That really does look a lot more like it.   :)