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DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« on: May 18, 2012, 12:39:10 AM »
Hi just thought I'd add this old bird.

Encores DII kit converted into a OAW configuration, it turned froma *I need a DII in my Albi likne up* into a labour of love. Research and determination to get it as right as I could.  Inspired by the great GvW's article on DII camo on the aerodrome.  *edited to hide my own faux pas  ::)

Anyway a few shots of her.







Keith
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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 12:42:42 AM »
  Keith,
Great to see this outstanding project again my friend. It was a great thread to follow too. Thanks for bring her back to the forefront .
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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 01:08:48 AM »
One of my favorite of your builds! Great attention to detail differences, beautiful paintwork!
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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 01:13:30 AM »
Thank you for bringing this beauty back out for us, Keith.  I enjoyed watching her develope on the 'drome.  But, when did Greg go west?  I just saw him in October.  I knew we lost Peter Grosz and DSA, but Greg, too?  Man, I hope not.
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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 01:20:40 AM »
Damn this old brain and thick head, apologies I got Greg and Dan mixed up. Dont ask why or how, it's awfully fuddled in this head of mine somedays.   :-[

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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 01:24:24 AM »
Damn this old brain and thick head, apologies I got Greg and Dan mixed up. Dont ask why or how, it's awfully fuddled in this head of mine somedays.   :-[
No worries, mate.  Mine works much the same as yours, these days.  Just glad you got 'em mixed up.
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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2012, 01:44:59 AM »
Beautiful Alby!

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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2012, 01:48:49 AM »
Keith,

Not seen this one before so good to see - superb model of the DII.

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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2012, 05:07:36 AM »
That is just...WOW... 8)

I just got a D-III and I can only hope it turns out close to that!

Excellent and thanks for sharing.

Dan

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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2012, 09:06:05 AM »
Very nice indeed! Did you freehand the soft edged camouflage or did you use masks standing off from the surface?

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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2012, 09:10:30 AM »
Beautiful Keith - when I saw the first photo I got confused due to thinking it was a 1:1 replica!!

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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2012, 09:10:56 AM »
Thanks guys, it was a long build, I got rather carried away with detail.

I do like the Roden Albies, though the fuselage is generic and needed a few mods (outside the conversion to OAW spec) Those that followed my blog on aeroscale are quite aware just how much. Anyway heres a couple of in progress pics to show what I mean.


I shaved sanded and rebuilt the fuselage interior. Inspired by my DIII OAW build that I still havent completed. lol



my first foray into serious brass work, the plastic ones just couldnt take the pressure. lol


lower tail fin and skid needed some reshaping.

Dan. The DIII's a nice kit but be aware the intrior is wrong, but it depends how accurate/AMS inflicted you are, as to how much it would concern you.

Chris, I did a bit of both, started with masks but got carried away, as I do and ended up freehanding a lot.

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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2012, 12:50:53 AM »
Stunning model, well done Keith.

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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2012, 08:57:17 AM »
Thanks for the detail shots. I didnt know the III is off a bit. Thanks for the heads up!!!

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Re: DII (OAW) Roden/Encore
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2012, 09:51:13 AM »
 Keith, beautiful build! I just aquired one of the Albi D.II's Encore kits for $30.00, that was a great deal. Have already built the D.I in the Prussian Princes markings. Again, great build.
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