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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...

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    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: Trumpeter 1/35th AS90   

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
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

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central 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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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: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/35 Tamiya Panzer III

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

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central 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.

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    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

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

More progress ..

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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: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang

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

...and with a Yellow Ochre oil wash

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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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Posted by AdeB on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:26 AM

Wing work begun, Top wing with Aviattic lined decals and the kit crosses waiting to settle.

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    June, 2013
Posted by bvallot on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:44 AM

AdeB, that's beautiful so far. I tried posting a few weeks ago on a lunch break but got tied up with something. Quick question about the decals...are the Uschi decals transparent or are they just a wood grained texture transferred onto decal film requiring color underneath??

I hear they're pricey. But they sure are pretty!

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    September, 2013
Posted by AdeB on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:08 AM
They are kinda both - they do require colour underneath (I used a variety of shades of Tamiya Deck Tan) If you then poil wash over them, the colour is very subtle and the wood grain on the decal surface appears very subtly through too.
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Posted by AdeB on Friday, August 25, 2017 1:30 AM

A few hours of theraputic rigging.

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, August 25, 2017 8:30 AM

This looks like you're on the homestretch now!  Great job!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    September, 2013
Posted by AdeB on Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:48 PM

And we're done!

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, August 27, 2017 2:40 PM

That's one pretty bird ! I have always loved the WWI planes , and your paintjob makes it come alive.

Nice work on the rigging too!

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, August 27, 2017 3:03 PM

Beautiful looking bird. Really nice job! 

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Sunday, August 27, 2017 3:42 PM

Beautiful Beautiful work.  Love the paintwork all around.  

 

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    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, August 27, 2017 6:11 PM

Absolutely stunning!!!

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:44 PM

A beautiful build and a beautiful result.  Thank you for sharing this WIP, I learned about some techniques that are new to me, and learned about Uschi.  Had a look around their website and they have a lot of interesting items.  I might have to pick some up.  Smile

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, August 28, 2017 12:49 AM

Really nice build and some great new tips/techniques to consider!

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Posted by AdeB on Monday, August 28, 2017 1:50 AM
Thanks for all the comments during the build. Next step is to box it and send it to it's new owner in Brazil!!
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    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, August 28, 2017 8:25 AM

Stunning! I have no other adjectives for this that haven't already been said.

I hope to see more from your bench. :)

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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