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Revell 1/48 Albatross DV

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Revell 1/48 Albatross DV
Posted by Theuns on Monday, July 29, 2019 11:38 AM

I have had this kit for some time and hope it is just the kick in the rear I need to get some building moejoe back.

 

I have not done wood effect  before so practice will make oerfect I guess.

Basecoat of acrylic desert yellow and since I didnt have il paints I used humbrol chocolate brown drybrushed on with a hog hair brush. Most of this will not be seen anyway.

 

 IMG_20190729_160726 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

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Theuns

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, July 29, 2019 11:53 AM

Theuns

...I have not done wood effect  before so practice will make oerfect I guess.

Basecoat of acrylic desert yellow and since I didnt have il paints I used humbrol chocolate brown drybrushed on with a hog hair brush. Most of this will not be seen anyway...

Well, for your first time ever, that looks pretty good, Theuns!  The propeller especially came out nice.  Are you going to add a tinted clear coat to replicate the varnished effect?  I think that would tie everything together.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, July 29, 2019 12:17 PM

Ta, indeed I will put a claercoat that has a slight orange tint to it to look like the wood varnish of the day.

 

On the outside fuselage ply pannels I will use oils instead of enamel, I think the oils will spread a little easier.

Lucky for me ny neighbour is an artist with loads of paint and he said he will mix me a special oil paint to replicate the ply.

 

Theuns

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, July 29, 2019 2:46 PM

I do as you have, with a sand-colored acrylic as the base, and then I use burnt siena oil paint to do the grain.  I don't have a boar's hair brush, but it's a stiff nylon brush with a chisel edge.  It has the same effect.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, July 29, 2019 11:25 PM

Its actually very simple to do, I need to get some practice in before I tackle my wnw se5 wood parts.

Theuns

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Posted by 1943Mike on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:02 PM

Theuns,

When I built my DV I just experimented with acrylic base and oils over it. I didn't turn out too realistic looking but I enjoyed most of the process anyway. The one part I did NOT enjoy is waiting for what seemed like an eternity for the oil paint to dry!

Here's one of the photos I posted last year after having finished the kit:

 

 

Mike

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:34 PM

Nice build Mike, what kit is that?

When I used the enamel over the acrylic it was dry quickily and it is winter here , I can however believe that oils will take longer to dry but maybe "spread" a little easier?

 

Theuns

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:39 AM

Amazing wood effect!  Great job sir!

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:12 AM

Thanx Mr T..

 

Theuns

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:06 PM

That's a beautiful Albatros, Mike!

1943Mike

...The one part I did NOT enjoy is waiting for what seemed like an eternity for the oil paint to dry...

If you want to keep using oils for this, you might consider doing what figure painters who use oils do-use a light bulb as a warmer to accelerate the drying time.  It can be as simple as placing the model under a desk lamp with a 60w bulb in it.  Or you could build a drying box, with a socket in it to hold the bulb.  60 watts is good for a mild, even heat that will make the paint dry faster, without warming the kit too much.

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Posted by 1943Mike on Thursday, August 1, 2019 10:51 PM

Theuns,

It was the Eduard 1/48 DV Profipack.

Oils do spread well. I suppose if I experimented more I'd get to a place where I'd feel OK with the "wood" look.

The Baron,

Thanks. I tried a hair dryer to no avail but your lightbulb suggestion sounds good.

Mike

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

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:04 PM

I've loved the technique myself. I've left it overnight and matte coated mine the day after. Bout 24 hours.

I'd love to try that 1/48 Albatross D.VII. the little 1/72 D.III is still waiting for me to complete it.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:32 PM
Cool sugestions thanx guys I will give it a try. My artist neighbour also said he has some oils that dry faster than others, will get his imput aswell. Theuns
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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, August 2, 2019 5:45 AM

I haven't been in the aircraft forum until recently and have been missing alot. Will continue to follow this great build Theuns.

                   

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 4, 2019 5:39 AM

pity most of the detail wil be lost after fuse is sealed up.

 IMG_20190804_081618 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Theuns

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Posted by cnq on Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:21 AM

 

 

Very nice detail work so far.

 

I built the Eduard kit some time ago and also experimented with oil paint for wood effect. It came out ok I think.

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 4, 2019 11:33 PM

That looks very good :-)

 

I closed up the fuse only to remeber last night that I dod not install the intake manifold...had to split open the front end to get to it. All sorted now.

 

I have to now figure out if the factory in WW1 brush painted the colour dope onto the tail and wings (im doing the violet/green scheme)  or if it was sprayed on with a soft edge.

 

I want to play arround with shading of the ribtapes and the cross showing through the top wing to the bottom

 

Theuns

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:38 PM

The Office looks outstanding!

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, August 9, 2019 10:54 AM

I have been shading the areas where the fabric sags between ribs to try highlight the hills and valleys.

 IMG_20190809_132545 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

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Theuns

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:59 AM

Shading looks convincing, very nicely done!

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 11, 2019 11:02 AM

Thanx

I airbrushed on the "shadow" that the black cross ontop of the wing would show on the bottom fabric.

 IMG_20190811_163116 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:03 PM

Excellent! Thats a detail often missed by Modellers, nice attention to detail Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, August 16, 2019 6:27 AM

I have started with the ply effect on the outside of the fuselage. I got some brown,white, yellow and reddish oil paints from my artist neighbour. Thses I am mixing to show different pannels . It just takes very long for the oils to dry enough to mask over it. Atleast a few days but I am happy with the results

 

Theuns

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, August 16, 2019 3:04 PM

Now that is an impressive piece of detail! 

Theuns

Thanx

I airbrushed on the "shadow" that the black cross ontop of the wing would show on the bottom fabric.

 IMG_20190811_163116 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

 

Serious trick of the eyes to make that look translucent. I'd have not thought of that!

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, August 16, 2019 11:34 PM

Thanx, I used the decal for top wing as a guide to cut a paper mask. Then lifted the mask about 1/4" off the surface and at very low pressure sprayed on the grey to look like a shadow.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, August 19, 2019 11:36 PM

I have used a few new tecniques on this model like oil paints blended into the model paint to create shadow, like on the rib tapes.

 IMG_20190819_064604 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

The wood and cowl is basically completed, I need to now do the little metal pannels and do a clearcoat for pinwash and decals.

 IMG_20190819_064649 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

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Theuns

 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:15 AM

I learned to use oils over enamel when trying my hand at figure painting.  They do take a long time to dry.  And the trick as I was told was to put on the oils, take most of it off and blend.  I really like oils for leather and some car interiors.  They have a nice natural sheen.  Looks like you've got the hang of it for sure!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:38 PM

Looking great Theuns, oils are great for this but agree its a long dry time. The effect you get is worth it tho

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:10 AM
Awesome work! The wood looks very convincing.

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:32 AM

Thanx, I had a hard time to get the clearcoat acrylic to stick to the paint, the oils must have had some adverse effect causing it to fisheye, but I basically flooded the whole model with clearcoat and rotated it untill it was touch dry.

Then I did a pin wash.came out OK

 

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Theuns

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