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Albatros D.V
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 05:45 AM UTC
This is my build thread for Stephen's (Jackflash) Eduard/Gavia competition thingy that i won't win :-) .
Eduards, 1/48 Weekend edition Albatros D.V. Being built OOB, so no P.E, one set of decals and hoping to complete this in 3 days .

Today i have managed to complete the interior and close up the fuselage.
Rowans "easy wood grain" technique was used for the main parts. Tamiya acrylics, Revell enamels, Mr Color acrylics, Alclad 2 and Winsor and Newton poster and oil paints were used.


Next i will try to get the main fuselage, upper and lower wings drilled and sprayed.
Andy
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 06:33 PM UTC
Looking good Andy. I do like these WWI aircraft in all their bright colours.

Think it might be time to give one a go.

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2006 - 12:51 AM UTC
Looks good up to now andy so keep it up and you never know you night just win.
Lewis Tuffnell
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2006 - 01:34 AM UTC

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That's looking good. The wood grain is really effective.


Thanks Derek. The wood grain technique of Rowans is so easy to do, even a child could do it, which is why i have pulled it off :-) .

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Looking good Andy. I do like these WWI aircraft in all their bright colours.
Think it might be time to give one a go.


Thanks Luciano. They certainly are more colourful then later aircraft. How many aircraft do you know that have purple on their wings :-) . You should definitely try a W.W.1 biplane, they require a little more work, but they sure are addictive.

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Looks good up to now andy so keep it up and you never know you night just win.


Thanks Lewis. I won't win, Ive seen the competition .
I have managed to get the fuselage and wings painted and Kleared ready for the decals. The lower wing is glued on, but the rigging you can see is not glued yet.
The undercarriage assembly and struts are about to go into the spray booth.
Anything else i achieve tonight will be a bonus .
Andy
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2006 - 01:35 AM UTC
Looking good Andy, When does the competition close?
Mal
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2006 - 01:53 AM UTC

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Looking good Andy, When does the competition close?
Mal


Thanks Mal. The competition closes on the 30th November. The only reason i should make the deadline is because I'm off this week. This is my second try at the comp, as my first entry, a Hanriot H.D 1 was dropped on the floor by some clumsy oaf (me) :-) .
Andy
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2006 - 05:16 AM UTC
Looks great Andy.
Youve really nailed that wood effect (we will have to talk!), and that purple is a great colour!
I think I might have bought the same kit at Telford?,,I dunno,,I bought so many,,LOL
3 days?,,I would LOVE to have 3 days to devote to modelling
Looking forward to seeing it all finished
Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 04:47 PM UTC
Thanks Nige. Yes i think you did buy the same kit :-) .
As i got dragged down to Dorset at the weekend, to stay at the in-laws ( my punishment for Telford), i took the Albatros with me.
The in-laws weren't impressed with me ignoring them while i rigged it :-), but i have now finished it.



Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 06:12 PM UTC
Nice one Andy, and good luck in the comp.

Whats next? :-)

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 01:24 AM UTC
Looks like a winner to me You must enter this in next years comp at Telford, after what the guys from "Cross and Cockade" said we should all build something from WW1 and enter it, I intend to.

Nice one Andy

Mal
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 02:07 AM UTC

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Looks like a winner to me You must enter this in next years comp at Telford, after what the guys from "Cross and Cockade" said we should all build something from WW1 and enter it, I intend to.

Nice one Andy

Mal



Not to take anything away from the entries on the competition table at Telford,,but I reckon if we all put something in next year we stand a good chance of walking away with a few "gongs".
Andy and I have discussed the general standard of builds on display at various shows on many occasions and we think our stand has a very high overall standard of builds.
Theres an outside chance that one or two of us might get a bit good at this modelling lark with a few more lifetimes practice :-)
Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 03:08 AM UTC

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Looks like a winner to me You must enter this in next years comp at Telford, after what the guys from "Cross and Cockade" said we should all build something from WW1 and enter it, I intend to.

Nice one Andy

Mal


DH2 anyone?
andy, by looking at your post dates it took you around five days to complete that very nice kit - thats lightspeed by my standards! best of luck with your entry
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 03:10 AM UTC
If you had entered the DH2 Phil I reckon youd have walked away with the gold!
Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 03:16 AM UTC

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If you had entered the DH2 Phil I reckon youd have walked away with the gold!
Nige


not if it was seen from directly above! if (and its a big if!) i ever built another i would replace the booms with metal to stop the "flying banana" effect
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 03:41 AM UTC

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not if it was seen from directly above! if (and its a big if!) i ever built another i would replace the booms with metal to stop the "flying banana" effect



Give it me and Andy mate,,im sure we could straighten it out with a pair of pliars and a heat source,,,,,,,or maybe not,,,, :-)

Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 03:54 AM UTC
Thanks guys. I really like these "weekend edition" kits, a really nice shake and bake kit.

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why did you pose it on the living room carpet


Thanks Derek.
You wouldn't be able to see a 1/1 scale Albatros in my grass in the garden :-) :-) .

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Nice one Andy, and good luck in the comp.

Whats next?


Thanks Luciano, i still don't think I'll win. Maybe 3rd, as only 3 have entered so far :-) .
Next is tidying up the workbench, followed by possibly a couple of reviews, then maybe a Revell 1/48 S.E 5, maybe .

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andy, by looking at your post dates it took you around five days to complete that very nice kit


Thanks Phil. Still not a "weekend" though :-) . But i will complete one in 2 days one day .

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You must enter this in next years comp at Telford, after what the guys from "Cross and Cockade" said we should all build something from WW1 and enter it, I intend to.


Good idea Mal.
I propose a group build on our site. Each member starts a thread about the build and post pics and tips at each stage. Gloves off on the comments, so any mistakes/ cock ups can be rectified and you never know we might get really good at this .
Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 04:02 AM UTC

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Good idea Mal.
I propose a group build on our site. Each member starts a thread about the build and post pics and tips at each stage. Gloves off on the comments, so any mistakes/ cock ups can be rectified and you never know we might get really good at this .
Andy




Definately a idea to include in the Bulldogs world domination master plan.
We can test the entries out in the local shows as well
Sign me up!....I might even do another camel,,,, :-) or maybe not!
Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 04:25 AM UTC
We will have to find something for the target builders to do though :-) .
Andy