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1/32 Wingnut Wings Albatross DVa Richtofen wip

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  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
1/32 Wingnut Wings Albatross DVa Richtofen wip
Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:33 PM

I've been wanting to build another WNW so much nabbed 2 of them. Given 4 versions to choose from still deciding which 2, but leaning towards 'Red hood, tail and wings; and the green tail from late 1917. Usual start with the office ,pretty basic . I did cut off the fuel tank caps to make it easier to smooth the glue joint , replaced them with aluminum tubing. 

Getting all the sub assemblies in order. Opened up the exhaust pipe ends with a dremel and needle files

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:15 AM

That is a gorgeous kit, would not mind having one . Subscribed to the build

 

Theuns

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    August, 2019
Posted by Josh_the_painter on Sunday, August 11, 2019 3:01 AM
Very interesting, especially in such a large scale. Looking foward to more!
  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Sunday, August 11, 2019 5:16 PM

Theuns , Josh thanks! Glad to have You on board! 

I went back and touched up ejector pin marks and added more wood grain detail. IP guage decals went down nicely and canopy glue applied in layers added the' lenses ' .Spares bin donated some pe fuel caps , then the sub assemblies went in .

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, August 11, 2019 5:23 PM

Yeah, those ejector pin marks are really a pain aren’t they?  My kit is still in the box with dozens of grey circles of filler.

But the D.V is the prettiest WW I scout, IMHO.

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    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Friday, August 16, 2019 8:19 PM

Thanks for taking the time to post up Real G, agree on both counts!

Engines are next and they are really kits by themselves. Adding some pe and will scratch in some of the plumbing later. Weathering will be next before I set them in the cradles.

 

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, August 16, 2019 11:37 PM

The quality and level of detail in these WNW kits is so high that I can not bring myself to build my SE5....I know that it is the crown jewel in my collection and will most likely never be surpassed ;-)

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:26 AM

My birthday is coming up again, as it often does thank you God.

If I ver could afford the WnW Hansa Brandenburg kit, I'd thank my stars.

They kit such wonderful stuff.

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, August 17, 2019 3:03 PM

Are you going to replace the valve lifter springs?  It’s tricky work, but a friend showed me his modded engine and now I cannot unsee it.

WNW kits have a certain intimidating aura, not from the kits themselves, but from all the gorgeous work their builders put into into them!  It’s like I’m not good enough to soil a WNW kit with my dirty hands!

Carry on, will be following with interest!

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, August 17, 2019 8:20 PM

Theuns I agree but still would just have to pull the trigger and build it!

GMorrison I've been eye balling that Hansa as well ,but going to do the Gotha next

Real G, its hard to see in the pics but I used a fine razor saw blade to scribe in the spring detail. I've seen the springs being 'wound' with wire on the net its impressive for sure. 

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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Monday, August 19, 2019 7:34 PM

Engine progress

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    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:19 PM

Got the engines weathered almost ready to mount

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    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:57 PM

Engine cradles in place

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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:02 PM

Got the engines set in place

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