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Offline Ryan

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1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:52:12 PM »
Pre-ordered this as soon as it was available, so begins the adventure!

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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 09:57:07 PM »
First examination of the kit revealed some ejector pin marks that will be removed. They are not to deep and removal will be easy.

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My usual method is Super Glue to fill the deeper ones, some scraping with a curved blade and final dressing with sand paper in a set of locking tweezers. The latter being one of the most uselful tools on a model desk, you can cut the sand paper to the size you need and get into very tight corners.

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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 04:18:26 AM »
I agree about using tweezers to get sand paper into very tight corners - a very useful trick to know.

Stephen.

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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 04:44:55 AM »
I agree about using tweezers to get sand paper into very tight corners - a very useful trick to know.

Stephen.

Yes, hands down one of my best tools.

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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 12:59:48 AM »
I have a question for the Albatros experts (or in general German AC production) regarding the finish of aluminum interior parts.
Are these dressed like the Fokker Eindecker cowling?

Thanks for any help, some grainy pics suggests that these parts were simply not an even finish.

Ryan
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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2018, 01:01:05 AM »
I should add that I am referring to natural metal surfaces.
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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2018, 05:18:42 AM »
I am looking forward to seeing this one progress!
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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 10:57:57 AM »
Evening builders,

Ejector pins removed it was on to paint. This comfy library finish was achieved with the products shown over Tamiya primer, a final step was a clear coat consisting of Tamiya clear yellow and orange.

It took some time to get it just right. :)

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Red Baron by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

Thanks,
Ryan
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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 11:32:43 AM »
Beautiful start Ryan, like your wood tones.

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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2018, 11:35:38 AM »
Thanks I really enjoy painting the wood components of these machines.

Ryan

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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2018, 03:18:49 PM »
Very nice wood tones there. Although I haven't experienced it with the Albatross, you may have to clean out the slots for the internal frames as reputedly it is a very tight fit...

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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 07:43:22 PM »
Very nice wood tones there. Although I haven't experienced it with the Albatross, you may have to clean out the slots for the internal frames as reputedly it is a very tight fit...

Cheers
Alistair

I agree with Alistair, beautiful wood tones. Having built three of the Albatros kits I will confirm that it is advisable to clean out the slots. The fit tolerances are that tight!
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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 09:58:10 PM »
Thanks RAGIII and Alistair I will take your advice!

Ryan
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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2018, 01:54:34 AM »
Nice voodgrain painting, waiting for next updates.
Ciao
Giuseppe

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Re: 1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2018, 02:53:30 AM »
Nice voodgrain painting, waiting for next updates.
Ciao
Giuseppe

Thanks sir, it was fun watching paint transform into wood...well kind of. :)
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