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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Very well painted with a good eye to detail Florian.
    Rob.
    I second that!

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    Thank you for your comments! I hope Valom soon restocks the D.V decals, so I can finish the last two of my 28w planes.

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    Nice work James. The J26 bird is really sharp.

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    Nice repaints, James. I always enjoy Jasta 26 zebra stripes.
    “Fly fast - take chances!”

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    The impressiveness is...impressive.

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    Superb workmanship! These freehand markings are amazing.

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    James.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Thank you very much, I appreciate all of your responses. I'm hoping that there will be more repaints soon to come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Encore View Post
    I'm hoping that there will be more repaints soon to come!
    So Say We All!

    Very nice work, James!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Great work James, I wish I had the patience to do that.

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    Very nice work John. Keep it up.

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    Blimey, nice work

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Re-paints of the Ares Gruber Albatros DIII

    The white one is Oblt Hans Bethge, D2147/16 (March/April 1917) and the green one is Lt Otto Fuchs (June 1917) - taken from the Aeronaut book on Jasta 30. There was no picture of the upper wing surfaces, but the text specifically says that upper surface of the top wing and elevators were white. The contemporary photos of other Jasta 30 DIII planes show the light green / rust brown / dark green pattern so I used that for the bottom wing upper surface. Nothing was mentioned for Otto Fuchs' DIII so I've gone with the same paint scheme even though his 'bilious' green plane is a bit latter. The text says only the fuselage, but the profile also shows the tail as 'bilious' green. The author and Otto Fuchs recreated 'bilious' green and the colour on the model is pretty close to what's in the Aeronaut book.

    Under wing surfaces are the usual light blue.

    Overall a very easy repaint. These will make their appearance in the latter part of the current OTT campaign.

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    Nice looking duo, Paul. Look forward to seeing them in action bringing some bulldogs to heel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachi View Post
    Nice looking duo, Paul. Look forward to seeing them in action bringing some bulldogs to heel.
    Yeah, a shame to shoot them down but my seadogs will do their best to do so.

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    Nice work guys - very nice work indeed from both James and Paul

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    Very good, Paul, for all the 'simplicity'.

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    You have done a grand job there Paul. I love the subtle colours.
    Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenlizard View Post
    Very good, Paul, for all the 'simplicity'.
    Hi Sam, simple can sometimes be more difficult to do well than complex where you have a lot of decals to draw the eye.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    You have done a grand job there Paul. I love the subtle colours.
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    Thanks, Rob. I wasn't sure how it would look with the early 1917 wing camo as the book only shows profiles, but I'm happy with it. Had considered green-mauve for Fuchs but went with camo to match the Obltn's plane.

    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    nice work as always paul!
    Thanks, Phillip.

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    Albatrossyness Part 3, Group #1

    Albatros D.III 1982/16
    Flugmaat Gustav Kinkel, Jasta 2, January 1917

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    Shapeways Albatros D.III (early) by Daryl @ 'Reduced Aircraft Factory', with drilled 'Reduced Aircraft Factory' peg attachment

    Pilot; "Flat Earth" body, "Bronzed Flesh" face, "Leather Brown" helmet, "Silver" goggles
    Fuselage: "Flat Yellow", overpainted with "Natural Wood", "Pale Grey Green" engine panels, louvres, spinner, struts, undercarriage. "Silver" windscreen.
    Rudder; 'Misterkit' "German Natural Doped Linen"
    Wings: 'Misterkit' "Albatros Dark Green", "RFC Chestnut Brown", "Albatros Pale Green", underside "Albatros Pale Blue" (also wheel covers).
    Engine: "Oily Steel", inked with Black Ink, then drybrushed "Silver".
    Prop blades: "Yellow Ochre", overpainted with "Natural Wood".

    All colours "Vallejo", except for "Misterkit" wing quartet.

    Decals by "Aviation Wings", except for wing top radiator by "1/144 Direct".
    Last edited by Flying Helmut; 06-13-2021 at 15:26.
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    Albatrossyness Part 3, Group #1

    Albatros D.III 1995/16
    Oberleutnant Adolf Ritter von Tutschek, Jasta 2, February 1917

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    Shapeways Albatros D.III (early) by Daryl @ 'Reduced Aircraft Factory', with drilled 'Reduced Aircraft Factory' peg attachment

    Pilot; "Flat Earth" body, "Bronzed Flesh" face, "Leather Brown" helmet, "Silver" goggles
    Fuselage: "Black", cockpit rim "Cavalry Brown", "Pale Grey Green" engine panels; fuselage band and spinner "White", struts & undercarriage "Black". "Silver" windscreen. Tyres "Cold Grey".
    Rudder; "Black"
    Wings: "Black" (also wheel covers).
    Engine: "Oily Steel", inked with Black Ink, then drybrushed "Silver".
    Prop blades: "Yellow Ochre", overpainted with "Natural Wood".

    All colours "Vallejo"

    Decals by "Aviation Wings", except for wing top radiator by "1/144 Direct".
    Last edited by Flying Helmut; 06-25-2021 at 20:51.
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    Albatrossyness Part 3, Group #1

    Albatros D.III (Serial unknown)
    Leutnant de Reserve Werner Voss, Jasta 2, March 1917

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    Shapeways Albatros D.III (early) by Daryl @ 'Reduced Aircraft Factory', with drilled 'Reduced Aircraft Factory' peg attachment

    Pilot; "Flat Earth" body, "Bronzed Flesh" face, "Leather Brown" helmet, "Silver" goggles
    Fuselage: "Flat Yellow", overpainted with "Natural Wood", "Pale Grey Green" engine panels, louvres, struts, undercarriage. Cockpit rim "Cavalry Brown". "Silver" windscreen. Spinner "Black"
    Tail empennage, including Rudder; "White"
    Wings: 'Misterkit' "Albatros Dark Green", "RFC Chestnut Brown", "Albatros Pale Green", underside "Albatros Pale Blue" (also wheel covers). Tyres "Cold Grey"
    Engine: "Oily Steel", inked with Black Ink, then drybrushed "Silver".
    Prop blades: "Yellow Ochre", overpainted with "Natural Wood".

    All colours "Vallejo", except for "Misterkit" wing quartet.

    Decals by "Aviation Wings", except for wing top radiator and Heart/Swastika/Wreath/Bow/Cross by "1/144 Direct".
    Last edited by Flying Helmut; 06-13-2021 at 15:44.
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    Albatrossyness Part 3, Group #1

    Albatros D.III (Serial unknown)
    Unknown pilot, Jasta 2, April 1917

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    Shapeways Albatros D.III (early) by Daryl @ 'Reduced Aircraft Factory', with drilled 'Reduced Aircraft Factory' peg attachment

    Pilot; "Flat Earth" body, "Bronzed Flesh" face, "Leather Brown" helmet, "Silver" goggles
    Fuselage: "Flat Yellow", overpainted with "Natural Wood", "Pale Grey Green" engine panels, louvres, struts, undercarriage. Fuselage band "White", edged black. Cockpit rim "Cavalry Brown". "Silver" windscreen. Spinner "Black"
    Tail empennage, including Rudder; "White"
    Wings: 'Misterkit' "Albatros Dark Green", "RFC Chestnut Brown", "Albatros Pale Green", underside "Albatros Pale Blue" (also wheel covers). Tyres "Cold Grey".
    Engine: "Oily Steel", inked with Black Ink, then drybrushed "Silver".
    Prop blades: "Yellow Ochre", overpainted with "Natural Wood".

    All colours "Vallejo", except for "Misterkit" wing quartet.

    Decals by "Aviation Wings", except for wing top radiator by "1/144 Direct".
    Last edited by Flying Helmut; 06-13-2021 at 15:47.
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    All together,

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    And with a re-worked Frommherz "Blue Maus" from F-toys (all 5 are Jasta "2)

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    Last edited by Flying Helmut; 06-13-2021 at 16:10.
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    Tim, wonderful D.IIIs.
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    More excellent work, Tim!

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    Still new stuff on almost every post I find. Did not know about radiator decals from 1/144 direct, nor the shapeways peg attachment. Your Voss D.III soooooooo much superior to ares, great job Tim on all of these. Beautiful.

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    Awesome work, Tim. Those are gorgeous

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    Thanks, everybody!

    And double thanks for the Rep!

    Plenty more Albatrossyness to come.....
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Beautiful work - again - Tim. Remind me - Just how many painted Albatros aircraft do you now have? That's counting all scouts from DI onwards. I'd love to know. And how many more to come?

    The collection must be quite something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brak Morn View Post
    Still new stuff on almost every post I find. Did not know about radiator decals from 1/144 direct, nor the shapeways peg attachment. Your Voss D.III soooooooo much superior to ares, great job Tim on all of these. Beautiful.
    Radiator decals - there were no more than 3 or 4 on each sheet of crosses, so it was important to purchase a lot of sheets to get hold of enough.
    Each of the sheets also carried Weight Table decals, visible on the 'Kinkel' and 'Unknown Pilot' planes shown above.

    Shapeways peg attachments, see here :- https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...ght-stand-pegs
    I can't find Daryl's original Post about these - PM him if you need more information.

    The Shapeways 'Voss' was a long time coming - I think the 'Nexus' Alb. D.III sculpt, re-issued as the 'Ares' Alb. D.III sculpt, is the second worst one they have done, bested only by the Sopwith Triplane, so I just had to "replace" it.

    Glad you like 'em!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post
    Beautiful work - again - Tim. Remind me - Just how many painted Albatros aircraft do you now have? That's counting all scouts from DI onwards. I'd love to know. And how many more to come?

    The collection must be quite something
    Hmmm, lemme see...

    Completed:

    D.I .......... 16
    D.II .......... 4 (+1 'Ares')
    D.III ........ 17 (+ 6 'Nexus' and 'Ares')
    D.V/D.Va .. 19 (+ 7 'Nexus' and 'Ares')

    I thought that Albs of various types should make up at least 1/3 of the Collection's total number of German scouts throughout the War, hence the recent "Albatrossyness" output since they were seriously under-represented.

    Still to come:

    D.I .......... 3
    D.II ......... loads!
    D.III ........ loads!
    D.V/D.Va .. loads!

    But there's other stuff to do as well...
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut

    But there's other stuff to do as well...
    How can this be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenlizard View Post
    How can this be?



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    Superb! The paint and decal jobs look perfect even under the high magnification of the camera.

    I especially appreciate the Jasta 2 paint jobs, as you can tell by my avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    I thought that Albs of various types should make up at least 1/3 of the Collection's total number of German scouts throughout the War, hence the recent "Albatrossyness" output since they were seriously under-represented.
    Just for grins I calculated my percentage of Albatros scouts over the total of Austrian/German scouts in my collection: 45/132 = 34%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Just for grins I calculated my percentage of Albatros scouts over the total of Austrian/German scouts in my collection: 45/132 = 34%
    That's right on target for the first half of 1917.

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    Very nicely done Tim.

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    Love the work Paul keep it up.

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    Hmmm, lemme see...

    Completed:

    D.I .......... 16
    D.II .......... 4 (+1 'Ares')
    D.III ........ 17 (+ 6 'Nexus' and 'Ares')
    D.V/D.Va .. 19 (+ 7 'Nexus' and 'Ares')

    I thought that Albs of various types should make up at least 1/3 of the Collection's total number of German scouts throughout the War, hence the recent "Albatrossyness" output since they were seriously under-represented.

    Still to come:

    D.I .......... 3
    D.II ......... loads!
    D.III ........ loads!
    D.V/D.Va .. loads!

    But there's other stuff to do as well...
    Great. Lots more to look forward to then Seems I have a bit of catching up to do - I don't have nearly enough - Mmmm what will Yon think of that comment I wonder

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    Albatrossyness Part 3 , Group 2 is now under way.

    Mike, I think I can guess what Yon would have to say about your comment...
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    I love the F-Toys DIIIs but I wish they had brought out a few more. I managed to get my hands on two of their Blaue Maus machines. One I kept in its original paintwork and the other I converted to Werner Voss's plane. Here they are side by side. They will form the basis of my Jasta 2 flight.

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    Here is the re-paint of Voss's aircraft.

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    And here is the F-Toys Blaue Maus above the Ares model. As you can see the Ares model is a much darker blue and I think the F-Toys model is much more true to the correct colour scheme. I suspect I will be re-painting the Ares model to another Jasta 2 aircraft at some stage.

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    Paints by Foundry and Decals by Miscmini.
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