Author Topic: 1:32 Albatros Spinner for Axial Prop  (Read 1077 times)

Offline Flugzeugwerke

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1:32 Albatros Spinner for Axial Prop
« on: May 13, 2015, 04:15:04 AM »
This is ready. Shown in FUD (the slightly cheaper stuff).


compared to WNW D.V/D.Va kit spinner. Is mine the right shape? I dunno. Looks better to me though. You decide :)


With prop and WNW kit backplate. Prep is quick and dirty for photos -- a quick coat of Sea Gray, and a perfunctory onceover with a sanding sponge.
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A few quick-n-dirty mockup shots:




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« Last Edit: May 13, 2015, 07:21:15 AM by Bo »

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Re: 1:32 Albatros Spinner / Axial Prop
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 05:31:45 AM »
Also available in 2pack… :
http://shpws.me/HHWW

…and 4 pack:
http://shpws.me/HHX2

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Re: 1:32 Albatros Spinner / Axial Prop
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 07:19:40 AM »
I can't remember where I was reading it, but apparently Albatros spinners were different depending upon what prop they were going over. Once mated, the prop and spinner were then balanced together - so you might have to do a few...

Indeed they were*, and I plan on doing at least the props that I can find in WNW plastic. That's why this one is specifically marked as AXIAL. Maybe I need to make that even clearer -- other props will not fit this spinner. The openings were clearly different depending on the prop. WNW provides a(n overly) large generic opening that fits all their props. Whether the overall shape was different -- that I honestly can't work out. It is a very elusive shape, and camera parallax does not help.

*At least according to Merrill.

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Re: 1:32 Albatros Spinner for Axial Prop
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 02:07:18 PM »
it is indeed a perplexing situation. i have been working or a replacement spinner for the 1/48 albatros kits. the eduard spinner looks like a ball cut in half. of course i am doing it in the old fashioned way i used a drill and sanding sticks,finally vacforming the result .point is i like you am struggling with if it looks right or not, do i re-do it or not etc. damn spinners.

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Re: 1:32 Albatros Spinner for Axial Prop
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2015, 09:44:20 PM »
I think your Albatros nose looks lovely.
Make Otto your motto for lovely spoked wheels.