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Albatros CIII 1/48
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
Thank you very much!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 04:22 AM UTC
Superb!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 03:45 AM UTC
We need George Takei to come in and say "Oh my!" the way only he can.
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 09:55 AM UTC
Louis. It has been a great privilege to follow your work.
Truly inspiring!

Cheers

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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 07:10 AM UTC
Louis you sir are a modelling god! That's a stunning representation I applaud you work!
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 05:45 AM UTC
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.









Regards !
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 03:30 AM UTC
Wow, absolutely beautiful, amazing attention to detail, I salute you sir.
Louis
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 09:55 AM UTC
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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Louis
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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 05:57 AM UTC
Legs ... legs ... yes, but

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."

It's for this kind of thing that I sometimes like internet.

Thank you PIOTR !!!

Regards
Louis
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 06:37 AM UTC
Thank you!
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:15 PM UTC
Louis,

Extraordinary! Your work is an inspiration.
Louis
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 09:38 AM UTC
Hi Rowan!

I wil do that.

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:

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- 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.

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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 09:49 AM UTC
Hi Louis

It's looking gorgeous! I hope you're going to submit an article for the Frontpage when this beauty is finished.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 07:41 PM UTC
Hello!!!



I stuck all the landing gear masts but there was still a lot of gap to fill. It has been filled with pieces of plastic sheets.





The tank is glued:



The upper plane is fixed without too much trouble except at the level of the mats of cabin. The notches in the hoods are not deep enough and are not well oriented. It had to be re-cut a lot with sandpaper.

The feet of mats do not have the good form. It should be thinner and there is a bell from where stretchers go. It is visible in the photos but I did not have the courage.







The hood machine gun is put in place.



The wooden feet are painted on the wings, the color is without guarantee. Note the hole in the fuselage at the lower wing spar. I had to redo all the tenons of the lower wings which yielded under the weight. I made the holes in the fuselage a bit too big ... It will be necessary to close them



The hoses coming and going from the radiator are glued. The one below the radiator is 0.5mm plastic, the other 0.5mm copper wire.







The windshield is that of the kit. It must be re-cut at both ends a little and round it. The shape is good for once.


The radiator is glued directly against the wing. Then the 4 masts that hold it (stretched plastic about 0.7mm).



The photoetched grid is too wide. It's nice, you have to remove a single (or two I know more) row of this grid.





Regards
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 12:16 AM UTC
Outstanding work with your corrections and added details Louis, and I especially love the wood grain look you have achieved.
Louis
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:01 AM UTC
Thank you.

Special Hobby and Eduard have planned to fix the landing gear under the plane while it must be fixed on the flanks.



So I extended legs a bit and gave a fairer shape.They stay a little too thick.







I still have to make the plates that are between the flanks and the legs of the landing gear...

Regards

Hub.
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 09:51 AM UTC
Hi!

After several weeks the color of the ribs seem to want to stay under the paint. For how long ...




I scraped the varnish with a fiber pen and at the tip of the blade and I messed up the fuselage with oil paint.
Some hatches and grilles that direct the bombs out of the cockpit were stuck.







A new tank was made from the pictures in the WNW P24 Albatross BII (457/16) and the Albatros C1 P23 Windsock. Be careful, there are many sizes (I think).
Large ones that go from the front of the wing to the back, small ones that stop at 2/3.
Obviously I was wrong.









I made a template for a big one. Note that I was also wrong in cutting the round (bottom) that must be the other way ... I used the template provided by Eduard to hold the wings during their assembly to draw the sides of the tank template.

I made a template for a big one. Note that I was also wrong in cutting the round (bottom) that must be the other way ... I used the template provided by Eduard to hold the wings during their assembly to draw the sides of the tank template.


The tank is 23.5mm long.



During editing I made a "print" after retouching. If it can be useful to someone.





Inside I glued the two discs (8mm diameter) separated by 4mm. They give the shape of the front of the tank.



The length and height of the set have been resized to match the photos.
The welds are made of stretched plastic glued to tamiya glue.
The two square rods at the front are 1.5mm wide.
Below the large nut will receive the hose that will power the engine.







Still to paint, green or metal, or gray?

Regards
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 10:06 AM UTC
first .... very nice work !! .... i done the same mistake with the sharpie's both with acrylics and with enamel they reappear
Louis
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 09:28 AM UTC
Tamiya Paint !
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 11:32 PM UTC
Oh no!!
That seemed like a really good idea.

Are you using lacquer of acrylic paint?
Louis
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 08:54 AM UTC



The brown color of the marker is reappeared above the paint of a rudder!!!

We stop the brown marker.

Sorry.
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 09:24 AM UTC

A compass (Boussole in french) ???





Regards
Louis
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 09:20 AM UTC
Merci !

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" TARGET="_blank">Sharpie marker


I stop the sticky paper strips!

Regards

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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:52 AM UTC
Outstanding work Louis! You're work thus far is nothing short of inspiring mon ami!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 09:09 AM UTC
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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