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Albatros CIII 1/48
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 02:28 AM UTC
I tried to paint the dragon to see if it was easy. I painted it on the eduard fuselage. Oil paint on a matte varnish and a brown background.


The engine is almost finished. It is cut in the front and below to get into the plane at the right place.









Regards
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 02:58 PM UTC
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 02:31 PM UTC
Hello Stephen,


Thank you for your photos and the useful reminder.
I have a third where we see the legs of the dragon.

For the color I already read everything: White, Gray, Light Gray, Light Green, Light White...
No certainty but light green I like and it would go to two animals.

Regards.
JackFlash
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 01:32 AM UTC
Just a quick note on the kit markings. On the original aircraft the pilot's left side is very different than the markings on the pilot's right side.



Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 09:19 PM UTC
Thank you!

Hello!


I moved everything so that it was not below the chair armrest and the tingles in front of the dashboard holes.



The painting was damaged, obviously...




The gunner's seat was moved forward by 5 mm:



Now he can use it!



Regards
CaptainA
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 08:03 PM UTC

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I don't know too much about building WW1 Biplanes, so I'm just a tourist here, but I love the wood grain effect.
I do have a WnW SE5a that I'm psyching myself up to tackle, so it's great to follow these builds. cheers.



Hey Spud. Just look up other SE5a builds around this site. Many good people here to guide you. These WNW kits are so good, all you have to worry about is dropping them. Yeah I did that.

Louis, I have to agree the wood grain affect is really really good. The color and scale is perfect for your build. The cockpit came together and just looks right. You have a great build happening right in front of our eyes.
Willard79
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 04:31 AM UTC
I don't know too much about building WW1 Biplanes, so I'm just a tourist here, but I love the wood grain effect.
I do have a WnW SE5a that I'm psyching myself up to tackle, so it's great to follow these builds. cheers.
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 03:33 AM UTC
Thank you!

Thank you.

I used the plan of the Albatros BII (wingnutwings) to make my cockpit. I'm sure of nothing.

I replaced the black dials with white dials.



I added an oil pump in brass tube and below a tube with a faucet.



I should have glued the dashboard to the other half of the fuselage because the throttle cables must enter two holes on this dashboard...

The box that carries the throttle is a little too low.



The leather armchair.





Of course it was too easy to put the gunner's seat under the hole ... I do not see what it's used for where Sp. Hobby put it.




Regards.

PRH001
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 04:27 AM UTC
Lovely work. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Paul H
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:08 AM UTC
Louis,

Beautiful build of a great subject. Well chosen.
Never saw this kit build before, but it looks like it is well moulded despite missing those 2 grills. These are hard to replicate, but from what I see in the photo that part of the engine cowling is a one piece like nose. Not easy to replace, so I would go carving the plastic with care.

Will follow this build with interest
Louis
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 09:35 PM UTC
Hello,

I have the models stored for a long time.
The kit made by Special Hobby is a copy of the one made by Eduard but more beautiful... But it will be necessary to prepare the pieces with care.
Some eduard photoetched parts are directly molded onto the parts of the Hobby Kit.

Obviously it will be this one. With a dragon and a green crocodile (neither white nor gray).



Only 2 images (windsock datafiles) showing the cockpit ...

This one, CIII or B II ?

https://argonnaute.parisnanterre.fr/ark:/14707/a011490872320IXYATY/829de1c3f0


https://argonnaute.parisnanterre.fr/ark:/14707/a0114908723207BqTFP/747d88c39a

On the floor (SH) I added the four boards (0.5x0.4mm).All the wood is painted with Mr Hobby's color (sail) and oil.





The reservoir is Eduard's.



The case, the throttle are in photoetched folded except the interupteur added.




The chair is modified by gluing strips of plastic in and sanding.




The steering wheel is made of metal wire, the pulley and the inside of the steering wheel come from the eduard photoetch.






[img width=800 height=575]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4779/39810278445_11d52cbeac_b.jpg[/img]

The opening of the cockpit is refined.



Both slots are missing.



I will try to refine the wall and cut them out but I think it will not work ...
Maybe by sticking a plate with the gills cut out ?

Regards.