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Offline AngryJazz

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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #45 on: June 10, 2024, 04:38:43 PM »
Wow great progress!  ;D
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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2024, 05:47:16 PM »
So beautiful...
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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2024, 08:58:26 PM »
Thank you very much, fellow modellers!

Very soon it is the time to add the protective tapes to the edges of the fuselage. The pictures show them sometimes dark, sometimes light when compared to the varnished plywood. Any ideas? Otherwise I will go with dark grey or something as boring :)

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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2024, 08:03:21 AM »
Awesome work indeed!
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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2024, 07:32:03 PM »
Thanks! And special thanks to Joachim for the links. Looks like the fuselage tapes were of very dull colors. I probably go with mid grey.

But here’s the latest progress:

I made the circular inspection lids out of white PVA glue as I have done previously too. I make a sprue tool, round and slightly smaller in diameter than the hoped for result. I simply stamp lightly a drop of glue to the right place. With a little practice it is easy and results in a good looking panel. As it dries, it becomes almost flat, just a little bulging as it should be. If it goes wrong, it is easy to lift off when dry and then try again.

9B7D3771-A8AD-49A5-9DC2-264E17FFA584 by Amiga Hassel, on Flickr

47CBFB69-2453-4419-89F9-B5E1F9999E4E by Amiga Hassel, on Flickr

I also made the fairing for the radiator pipe from very thin aluminium.

7C729B56-6B40-4238-A8A7-071DDFE0C12B by Amiga Hassel, on Flickr

Then it is time for painting of the wings. I used the period three-tone camouflage that Albatross used at the time. I simulated the scheme from the only good photo I have found of the upper scheme of a C.V/17. It is that famous photo in the wintry Johannisthal. Seems that the lightest colour is at the tips of the upper wings. Looks like the order of the colors seems to have a lot of variation in practice. There’s good photos of C.VIIs, but they seem to have the lighter color mostly in two bands in the mid of each of the top wing halves.

DBE728FC-A9DE-4AA2-83B5-0A9737A2D40A by Amiga Hassel, on Flickr

Then I made the opening for the radiator after cutting the top wing in two. Now it is jigged to the correct dihedral and thin steel wire added to the middle. The plasticard radiator is also in place and actually providing most support for the superglue connection between the wing panels.

43F502F4-40EF-480C-BB26-4DE38E32758A by Amiga Hassel, on Flickr

And now the gun ring and windscreen are in place. It can also be seen that I have painted the inspection panels with grey. I used the same method; a lenght of sprue and with that I stamped the panels with paint…just like i did the panels with pva glue.

3E573E60-29E7-473D-964B-F5D905C4AC00 by Amiga Hassel, on Flickr

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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2024, 12:27:20 AM »
Very impressive!

But the Spandau looks a bit strange, the barrel should be at the bottom, the rectangular ammunition on the right and the circular spent cartridges on the left.
Sorry for nit-picking.
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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2024, 01:20:20 AM »
Thanks! Good points all! I think I will replace the mg with a photoetched one if I just can find one. Will change the tubes etc. at the same time. I think I will also replace the light green shade with a different paint. The acrylic I used didn’t work too well and became worse under the semi gloss finish. The shade is also a bit too grasslike, I think…should be more greyish green I believe.

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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2024, 04:19:01 AM »
Very impressive work! I love the camo colors. Again, this one is taking shape...quickly and expertly!
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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2024, 05:53:47 AM »
Hehe!  :)

Situation now
DAE88243-2EFB-4FC3-9271-09E10F900145 by Amiga Hassel, on Flickr

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Btw, i load my pics to Flickr and paste the links here in a quite a bit smaller format. You can see the details (and mistakes!) better when you click them and Flickr opens the pic with better resolution.

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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2024, 04:43:23 PM »
Much better, MG and light green!

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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2024, 06:13:47 PM »
Very ice work, I think the camo looks better. That is such a clever way of making inspection covers, I would never have thought of anything like that!

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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2024, 10:25:27 PM »
Excellent progress. The MG and camo, even though I was good with the first, look better.
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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #58 on: June 14, 2024, 05:46:38 AM »
Thanks!

Lately I have mainly doing decal work and painting the numbers etc. Next i will be starting the cabane structure and wing struts.

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E49471C8-F556-4E70-A3FB-F09BD3ED28DD by Amiga Hassel, on Flickr

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Re: Albatross C.V/17
« Reply #59 on: June 14, 2024, 10:07:27 AM »
They always look even better with markings! This is awesome.
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