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Revell 1/48 Albatross DV

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  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:04 PM

Came out great , the pin wash really made it pop! I've been using Mr color superclear over oils with no issues

  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, September 1, 2019 4:47 AM

I got the decals on and then the satin clearcoat, quite happy with the results.

Next the rigging starts...that will be fun

 IMG_20190901_085224 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20190901_085158 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20190901_085151 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, September 1, 2019 6:31 AM

Looking good!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Sunday, September 1, 2019 8:19 PM

Looks great Theuns, good luck with the rigging, makes my toes curl just thinking about that task

  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:24 PM

Rigging is not so bad, I just take it as one line at a time untill its done LOL

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, September 2, 2019 11:22 PM

I have run into the forst issue with this build, trying to put the top wing on.

The plans show to glue on the interplane struts to the top wing, put this assembly onto the fuselage and then fit the cabane struts....needless to sya this did not work for me.

The cabane struts do not fit into the locator holes so I will have to re think this proccess.

 

This is where arifix new tool bi planes are cool, the struts have self alligning braces that are removed after the wings are in place.

 

I am starting to worry about the WNW Se5 now :-(

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by Josh_the_painter on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 3:41 PM

Amazing work. Im fascinated with the wood grain. When I learnt to woodgrain as part of my trade many years ago we used the same basic method of a base with a oil or universal tinter applied over the top but Ive always used a torn piece of foam to apply the grain. Ill have to experiment with your brushing technique. 

Your shading was very convincing as well. Its a completely different mindset that you're painting not just a colour but light reflection and its difficult to do well. You sir, seem to have mastered it!

Josh

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:44 PM

The bane of Bi-plane builds for sure, I've always done the Cabanes first but every build is different. I know You 'll get it sorted thoWink

  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 11:14 PM

Thanx for the compliments, I always try to learn something new on each build, sometimes it works and sometimes I fail badly but that's life :-)

 

I have the interplane and cabane struts glued to the tp wing now, I used thin CA glue as the model cement took to long to cure, Now I need to trim the struts to fit the fuselage.

 

Pix to follow

 

Theuns

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