A step back in history: Albatros DVa from Wingnut Wings models

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  1. al49

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    Hello everybody,
    I know that this is a bit O.T., because the title of the forum is "WW2aircraft", but I hope you will pardon me for this deviation.
    During Summer I started the very nice kit mentioned in the title, here some photos of what has been done so far:

    DSCN1108.JPG DSCN1109.JPG DSCN1110.JPG DSCN1111.JPG DSCN1112.JPG

    My previous experience with oils, used to paint figurines, helped me a lot to try to replicate the wood grain, I hope you like it.

    Some more will follow soon.

    Alberto
     
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    When I saw the wood grain I thought " that guy paints miniatures " :D

    Really nice work...
     
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    Good stuff Alberto and thanks for dropping in again. Those Wingnut kits are really nice and you are certainly doing it justice. Looking forward to seeing more.
     
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    Excellent work so far!
     
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    Ooo, Ooo, Ooo, I want one!
     
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    Hi,
    many thanks for your comment.
    This is the box:
    Albatros DVa.jpg

    Alberto
     
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    Brilliant!!

    Ignore it's OT, just give us more!!!!
     
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    Hello,
    I did a little step forward: added some details to the Daimler - Mercedes D.III 180 hp engine:

    DSCN1122.JPG DSCN1123.JPG DSCN1124.JPG DSCN1125.JPG

    for the spark-plugs cabling I used a material new to me "wire for fishing flies". I decided to use a yellow-orange as shown on a rebuilt aircraft, but they could also be black.

    I also decided (almost) the final appearance: it will be one of these:

    Martin Klein 1918.jpg Albatros_DVa_Hippel.jpg

    The big challenge will be to apply the lozenge camou decals, will see ...

    Alberto
     
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    Beautiful work Alberto!
     
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    Awesome job my friend!
     
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    Good work so far!
     
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    Alberto
    What a great paint job, and the work that you have put in the engine has left him tremendous. :shock:
    Attentive of follow, around here I still pending.

    Saludos cordiales :thumbleft: :thumbup:
     
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    So,
    before closing fuselage halves and so hiding most of my detail work :shock::shock:, I too a few more pictures of the complete work:

    DSCN1136.JPG DSCN1135.JPG DSCN1134.JPG DSCN1137.JPG DSCN1131.JPG DSCN1130.JPG DSCN1129.JPG

    first four pictures also show the rigging I tried to add.

    And here is what will be visible afterwords:

    DSCN1128.JPG DSCN1127.JPG DSCN1126.JPG

    I hope you like what has been done so far.

    Alberto
     
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    Excellent !!!. :D
     
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    Great work so far
     
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    I like it indeed. Brilliant work Al!
     
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    It is a beautiful work !! :shock:

    It is a delight to enjoy the details. :p
    Congratulations Alberto :thumbup:

    Queremos más!!! :notworthy: :greenjumpers:
     
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