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Offline huberlu

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #60 on: September 04, 2018, 06:11:12 AM »
Thank you!

Hello,


Well ... that's not the best idea I had.
I have all varnish gloss with AK varnish to be able to correct errors more easily. Alas the varnish reacts badly to the solvent, and the white becomes ... gray.


I had a layer of Klir that actually resists solvent better but is not indestructible. I repeated several times each stroke and the Klir was therefore damaged (at the level of the crest and scales of the belly) where the black drips. It is much more difficult than expected. There is no landmark in the all-white crocodile to place the scales and all the folds. Some are therefore misplaced.
Cracks have appeared in the varnish, we do not see them with the naked eye but the solvent takes the opportunity to get in and everything is gray. I think it's the thick-layer AK varnish that was not dry enough to support the Klir.





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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #61 on: September 05, 2018, 02:42:15 AM »
Looking very good!

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #62 on: September 09, 2018, 05:54:52 AM »
Thank you!

For the tail I more or less invented the area with the scales in circumflex accents, we distinguish them perhaps or vaguely in the photos.
Ditto for the webbed leg at the back. Not sure it's there or even there is one.

There remains the tooth to redo with white paint, white spots of the crest, the tongue, etc. etc.

The guy who painted this crocodile in 1916 was drawing very well. The scales and the different plates follow very well the shape of the body and their rounded shapes give a volume to the body. It is effective and very successful I think (we must look at the original ... of course).







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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #63 on: September 09, 2018, 06:04:44 AM »
Stunning work as usual, Luis!  I'm really looking forward to seeing this beauty completed.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #64 on: September 09, 2018, 06:17:50 AM »
Thank you !

I let it dry and I put varnish.




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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #65 on: September 09, 2018, 06:18:16 AM »
When I look at the mouth of the crocodile I do not understand why the commissure goes down so oddly.




She would be more "conventional" like that.


 

So I propose a more "colorful" alternative for those who like red.


 
Of course, this is pure speculation. 

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Offline GazzaS

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #66 on: September 12, 2018, 04:35:04 PM »
Love it!
There are only two states to be in:  Queensland and blotto.

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #67 on: September 21, 2018, 07:31:14 AM »
Hello.

The dragon is finished or almost.

With errors as it should be.

The back of the wing should go down much lower (the files used for animals are drafts   Dragon- Croco  )

 The chest is a little disproportionate and the leg misplaced. The ridge on the head is a little high, etc.
By working with a magnifying glass, I tend not to pay attention to the proportions and orientation of the details in relation to the whole. The scales of the neck are not well oriented.






The tail is partly out of "my artistic license" ... On the pictures have hardly seen any detail.











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Offline lone modeller

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #68 on: September 22, 2018, 03:53:07 AM »
I am not sure how I missed this - have not been fully focused over the past few months, so have been catching up This is artistry of the very highest standard - an amazing subject which is being superbly executed. I will be following more closely from now on.

Stephen.

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #69 on: September 24, 2018, 10:15:10 PM »
Huberlu, the work done on the two animals on the fuelage sides is superb, do you have vector drawings of those animals?
Antonio

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #70 on: September 24, 2018, 11:28:08 PM »
Thank you!

I only have four photos found on the net and this drawing taken on the Aerodrome  forum (The author is Doug Bauman I think).



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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2018, 12:07:42 AM »
OK Thanks Huberlu, I have seen the thread on the Aerodrome, really interesting.

Antonio

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #72 on: September 30, 2018, 07:47:50 AM »
Hello,

to change, I have colored the ribs of the wings with the indelible brown marker.
Once on the plastic, once on the background paint (which makes more sense).





The marker does not move, it is really indelible

During the painting:





This one (Sharpie marker):

https://www.scrapmalin.com/loisirs_creatifs/p-marqueur-permanent-pointe-fine-0-9-mm-marron-247803.html]https://www.scrapmalin.com/loisirs_creatifs/p-marqueur-permanent-pointe-fine-0-9-mm-marron-247803.html]https://www.scrapmalin.com/loisirs_creatifs/p-marqueur-permanent-pointe-fine-0-9-mm-marron-247803.html

I stop the sticky paper strips!






A compass (Boussole in french) ???





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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #73 on: September 30, 2018, 11:17:24 AM »
Brilliant work so far, Louis!  This is going to be a true masterpiece.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #74 on: October 04, 2018, 06:55:21 AM »
The brown color of the marker is reappeared above the paint of a rudder!!!  :-\

We stop the brown marker.

Sorry.