login   |    register
Early Aviation
Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
Hosted by Kevin Brant
REVIEW
Eduard 1:48 Albatros D.V
JackFlash
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,649 posts
AeroScale: 10,991 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 06:48 PM UTC


One of Eduard''s best selling kits to date has been the early manufacture of their 1/48 Albatros D.V/ Va kits. #8013, 8019 & 8030. At the beginning of 2002 we saw that Eduard released their * ''neu'' mold of the Albatros D.V kits. Here after seven years and at least 5 appearances since then ( #1111, 1107, 1124, 1136 & 1136X ) The mold has seemed to prove itself well over time. It is the buildup for the Eduard #8112 “Profipack” version that we will discuss here.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
CaptainA
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Indiana, United States
Joined: May 14, 2007
KitMaker: 3,112 posts
AeroScale: 2,265 posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 08:19 AM UTC
I like it.
JackFlash
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,649 posts
AeroScale: 10,991 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 05:19 PM UTC
Here is the finished build using the HGW wood grain decal for the Eduard 1:48 Albatros D.V / va kit.




mike_espo
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Illinois, United States
Joined: September 26, 2011
KitMaker: 125 posts
AeroScale: 115 posts
Posted: Friday, March 02, 2012 - 04:05 AM UTC
Wow. Could it be that the wheels are finally the correct size....
JackFlash
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,649 posts
AeroScale: 10,991 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 11:54 AM UTC
Just bringing this up for a fellow modeler who wanted clarification.


Quoted Text

". . .Eduard pulled another minor faux paux by molding the retainer stud or propeller hub (PP A 9 & 15) on the wrong face of the prop boss. I personally like scratchbuilding my kit propellers from light and dark woods. I have also learned to paint the laminations with convincing effect. Most Albatros fighters were equipped with the light and dark laminated propellers. Carefully check the aircraft profile your modeling to choose the right propeller. Don't limit your choices to the Eduard instructions. The D.V both used both types of propellers that have been offered with in the kit. The propeller parent company determined the paddle profile of the propeller (it was their trademark) while the engine application determined its pitch and length. So both profiles could be seen on either the D.V or the D.Va. But with different pitches because of the different horse power of the installed motor. . ."



Checking images carefully you can see the leading edge of the prop should be curved in this example. (To be fair it was his first attempt. And he did not know about our site.) He does seem to be on top of the rigging. Also the water tower to the radiator appears missing.



Note how the spinner and the prop base don't match up as it should.