Jump to content

Albatros D.Va (Make a Monty Python joke, put $1 in the jar)


Chris Bucholtz
 Share

Recommended Posts

This is the Eduard 1:72 Albatros D.Va, finished at Lt. Walter Wolf's Jasta 5 plane from June-August 1917. The kit is OK but it's 20 years old and is missing some details (tachometer and gun mounts in the cockpit, radiator inflow and outflow pipes, etc.). I dressed up the details a bit and then used Print Scale's decals sheets (separate ones for the individual markings and for the Bavarian pattern). If you've ever hung wallpaper, you have a leg up with that Bavarian pattern - not fun applying it across a compound curve, and the entire Albatros D.V fuselage is a compound curve! It's rigged with .1mm nickel-silver "rod" from Albion Alloys, and features some Cooper Details wheels and Mini World Spandaus (although darned if you can see 'em in there!). An article will be in the Journal at some point. 

Albatros nose detail .JPG

IMG_2093.jpg

IMG_2100.JPG

IMG_2094.jpg

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Enough of that! That's a silly paint scheme".........;)

Looks absolutely lovely!  My only questions are did you do the wood grain on the prop yourself, and did you paint the red trim on the tail?  That's going to bring you compliments everywhere you take it!

 

Gil  :smiley16:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Answers to Gil: I did paint the propeller, but the tail trim was a decal, and a nightmare to apply. I had to touch up the edges but they were kind enough to make the red an exact match for MM insignia red. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1/72?! Bravo!!! That is some fabulous work! I can only imagine that those Bavarian check decals were a true challenge to apply. Beautiful work!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Do you get wafers with it?"

Very nicely done, especially in 1/72nd scale.  My hat goes off to you for your patience and perseverance!

Cheers!

Ralph

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Love it! Your wooden prop is very convincing and the rigging is visually discrete at a distance, as it should be!

...and I didn't mention the war...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...