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Revell 1/48 Albatross DV

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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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    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

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  • 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

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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

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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

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  • 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

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

Looking good!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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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

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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

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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

 

 IMG_20190821_164017 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20190821_164055 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
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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  • From: USA
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 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

 IMG_20190819_064706 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

 

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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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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
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!

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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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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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
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 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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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
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 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

 IMG_20190809_153307 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:38 PM

The Office looks outstanding!

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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

cnq
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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 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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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
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 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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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
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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  • From: Salem, Oregon
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."

Hector Berlioz

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