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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #90 on: December 08, 2018, 12:57:36 AM »
Looking terrific! Outstanding detail work and the rigging is looking great!
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I agree 100% with my Amigo!
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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #91 on: December 08, 2018, 04:19:37 AM »
Totally agree! Outstanding...


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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #92 on: December 10, 2018, 08:45:12 AM »
Thank you !!!


The exhaust:





Very clear on all the pictures with often paint flakes (?). Can be a paint silver / alu as on the collectors of some engines auto or on the old stovepipes like at my grandmother ...




So I tried this:

gastec

- Steel painting.
- buffered liquid mask.
- aluminum mixed with white.
- matt varnish
- dark spots made with a gray "watercolor" pencil rubbed on sandpaper and applied with a wet brush.
- Rusty pigments.





It remains to paint the black in the hole ...

Be careful, the exhausts do not match well with their location on the engine. It would have been necessary to twist the last three before painting.
The exhaust pit is a bit too short. Its attachment on the wing was, if I believe the photos, between the wings (under the green plate). So here it will not be possible.



That's about what I wanted to get. I would have preferred a lighter and more gray aluminum.

Regards.
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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #93 on: December 10, 2018, 09:55:16 AM »
Terrific work on the exhaust!
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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #94 on: December 10, 2018, 03:42:57 PM »
Such a cool little model.
Great work!

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #95 on: December 10, 2018, 05:22:48 PM »
Great colours on the exhaust. I allways tend to do the exhausts too rusty. This one looks right.
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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #96 on: December 14, 2018, 02:37:10 AM »
Thank you !

Legs ...

PiotrM sent me a clear picture of the dragon where we see the beginning ... of a hind leg.

In any case, I see her.







Obviously for its shape ...

We also see what is in front of the windshield and I did not see the blurry photo at my disposal.

We see it well here too. Their role is described in the text.





"A handle (P) to arm the machine gun and the other connected to a hammer to hit the metal piece that carries the weapon."



Thank you PIOTR !!!

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #97 on: December 23, 2018, 09:09:35 AM »
Hello,

The Dragon with two hind legs:

 

Of course it can also be other things, fins ... scales, other stuff.

please give me some ideas, something else or new pictures.

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #98 on: January 15, 2019, 04:48:27 AM »
Hi!

Completed !
Finally !!!


I painted paws to my dragon. They are probably a little big and the black line too thick. Their shape is inspired by the front legs.







The small planes at the front are painted on a piece of transparent decal. As a model for me, a DH2 side crocodile and a RE8 on the other. Note that the position of the air vents is not correct when compared with photos and decoration.







- The springs that close the hood are made with a bulb filament. It is not seen...
- On the radiator, the "thing" to do.
- The mechanism that synchronizes the propeller and the hood machine gun is redone.
- The hose connecting the tank to the engine is copper.
- The brake is equipped with cables, a front, a behind. The train rests on bungees, it is nylon 0.2mm. Normally they are packaged in a protective cook as on the B II.
- At the level of the articulation of the wing of the dragon, it is necessary to add the circular trapdoor.
- The wheels are sanded to be less thick.



The support of the signal flares is made with a piece of plastic and aluminum food tray.


The turret is arranged: two handles, a support for the machine gun. The one provided in the Eduard kit is too long. I cut it in half.
I put two mirrors, one on each side.
The controller and the rod in front of the windshield are to be added too.



The machine gun is resin and comes from Eduard. Very beautiful but a pity that it lacks the support. It is difficult to hold and fix in front of the ammunition drum.

If you fix it like mine on both sides, check that the turret is still in its place.

The crutch is Eduard's. Very fragile, it must touch the fuselage, otherwise the fins touch the ground ... This is the case at home where the support of the aircraft.
I do not see how to do without disassembling the fins, so it will remain perched like that.









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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #99 on: January 15, 2019, 05:15:57 AM »
A true piece of Art!
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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #100 on: January 15, 2019, 06:23:16 AM »
Louis, this is a true masterpiece and typical of your work.  Thank you for taking us on this journey.  I've always admired this scheme, but lacked the courage to make all of the necessary changes to do it properly.  Tres jolie, mon ami!
Cheers,
Bud
« Last Edit: January 15, 2019, 11:57:02 AM by coyotemagic »
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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #101 on: January 15, 2019, 06:51:59 AM »
Spectacular! Great detail, wonderful finish job and the dragon is a real piece of art. Congratulations!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #102 on: January 15, 2019, 07:55:09 AM »
THAT, my friend, is a piece of work!  Holy Cow that's nice.
Really well done and fun to see it progress.

Congrats and what's next???

Dan

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Re: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #103 on: January 15, 2019, 08:30:18 AM »
Merci Messieurs.

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Re: Finished: 1/48 Albatros C. III
« Reply #104 on: January 15, 2019, 01:15:37 PM »
I can only echo what the others have said. A true Masterpiece for sure! All is top Notch and your work on the Dragondile is spectacular!
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