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Eduard Abatros DIII 1/48 WIP

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    September, 2013
Eduard Abatros DIII 1/48 WIP
Posted by AdeB on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 1:58 AM

Not posted a build in ages so I thought I'd set that right with a little WIP thread.

 

Cockpit prep as the wood effect will take a few days to dry.

Base layer of Tamiya Deck Tan

 

Raw Sienna Oils added - now wait!

While we are waiting, let's make a start on the engine...

Quick and easy to put together and given a nice base for the metals.

Next on it's Alclad Aluminium

Finally, some MIG Engine wash and MIG Enigne Oil staining.

More to come in the next few weeks...

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 2:28 AM

Nice work there, love the look of that engine.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 3:23 AM

Everything looks like it's masterfully done!  The engine is fantastic.  I'll be following.

Toshi

From: Streetsboro, Ohio

Retired due to work related injury

married

 

On the bench:

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with Eduardo Big Ed Set

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 6:17 AM

Great work. I love those Eduard kits which are just about complete OOB.  How will you handle the wood graining, decals or oil paints?

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    September, 2013
Posted by AdeB on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 4:40 PM

I have some Uschi VDR decals that I am going to try for the first time. I'm hoping they give a more realistc look than the plain oil technique I've used on the inside. 

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 4:43 PM

Looks great so far!  I started the Fokker Dr.1 but lost momentum at the thought of painting all the wood in the cockpit! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1

On deck: Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III Ausf. L

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 5:10 PM

I've read excellent reviews about the Uschi decals. They look very real and are much easier to do than the oil technique.

I kind of like the oil technique myself. I did this old Aurora Guillotine a while back with a tan acrylic color as a base and burnt umber oil paint for the graining. Double click on the image for a good closeup.

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 8:43 PM

I've got the weekend edition (plus some Eduard PE) of the same aircraft so I'll be following along looking for pointers.

When I make some bench time for myself (been hiking and doing other things) I'll have to first finish my Avenger dio, then maybe attempt to rescue my trashed stringbag and then... maybe another bip.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    September, 2013
Posted by AdeB on Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:47 AM

Still waiting for the oils to dry so I made a start on the upper deck of the Albatros. That's Alclad Dark Aluminium over Mr Surfacer 1500 Black.

Going to dip in tentatively to the wood grain decals later.

  • Member since
    April, 2015
  • From: New Hampshire, USA
Posted by UKguyInUSA on Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:16 AM

Great work so far Ade and a cool looking aircraft to choose to do.

 

Cheers Beer Beer Smile

Cheers :)

Martin

Link to my YouTube Modeling Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYsHdyW0iN5_YXCdLEhgFqA

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    September, 2013
Posted by AdeB on Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:14 PM

More progress ..

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    September, 2013
Posted by AdeB on Friday, August 11, 2017 8:47 AM

All the interior gubbins went in like a dream. Time to button up...

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    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Friday, August 11, 2017 9:21 AM

Beautiful work on the Albatros.  And the wood grain on that guillotine pic is flawless.  Really top notch work.  I'll be following this build.  Yes

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Tamiya 1/48 P-47 Bubble Top

In the queue:  Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae; Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang; WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early"; Revell 1/48 B-25J

  • Member since
    September, 2013
Posted by AdeB on Saturday, August 12, 2017 6:09 AM

Next up the big job off the fuselage.

First a pre-shade then each panel coloured a slightly different shade.

Next the Uschi wood decals are applied to each panel in turn, again two slightly different colour decal. Once this is all dry, I'll try and bring the whole lot together with an oil wash.

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    September, 2013
Posted by AdeB on Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:02 AM

...and with a Yellow Ochre oil wash

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    September, 2013
Posted by AdeB on Sunday, August 13, 2017 11:28 AM

 Tail on, upper deck on, some decalling on and an overall Alclad Semi-matt varnish coat.

 

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