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Thread: Official Albatros D.II painting thread

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    This is a Shapeways (kampfflieger) WSF Albatros D.II painted in the colours of Kurt Students kite

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    Full details in my album here
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    A pair of DIIs.






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    Nice work Rob

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    Nice work Chaps.
    I have nearly finished mine. Just doing the decals today, coat matt varnish & should be able to take pics in a day or so.

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    Inspired by Clippers work output I got motivated & finished my D.II today.
    I have also posted in the Shapeways sectionwith details of Paints etc used.

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    Very nice Kev ! :thumbsup

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    One of my DII

    Albatross DII
    Oswald Boelke
    Jasta 2




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    Howdy Yall,

    These all look very cool, well done! I am thinking that everyone is using decals for the non-pre-paints, is that correct?

    Keep up the great work, it is making me feel like a deadbeat for having my Als just sitting on the shelf awaiting their time on the workbench :-D

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    Nice one Chris. Must get my last one started.
    Rob.

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    Some really nicely painted Albatross D.II's guys

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    Well here it is. Jasta 2 Oswald Boelcke.


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    Rob.

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    First attempt at woodgraining and trying to hand paint crosses.
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    still a little work to do.

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    Wow Wayne that Albatros D.II looks amazing with those hand painted crosses and wood grain effect

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    And very nice it is too Wayne.
    Rob.

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    Here it is with its mate.
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    Albatross DII Josef Jacobs Jasta 22






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    Default Skytrex Albatros D.II (Manfred von Richthofen Jasta 2)


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    Here's mine from the MVR competition. It's Shapeways WSF.





    Ian

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    Another bevy of very good looking aircraft.
    I particularly liked yours for its clean lines when it was in the MVR competition Ian.
    Rob.

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    Skytrex (Red Eagle) Albatros D.II of Vizefeldwebel Otto Gerbig, Jasta 14.

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    Smart as paint Jorgen lad.
    Well I'm running out of things to say about your beautiful offerings.
    Rob.
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    When I get a prop I'll get mine done too.
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    Smile Official Albatross D.II painting thread.

    I was suprised that I could not find an official thread for the D.II as I was sure others besides myself had done some Shapeways or other makes.

    Anyway with the advent of 3 D.II's in the new releases I thought you might like to see how close I got my Shapeways one to the official release.
    I actually prefer my slightly more "wood like" fuselarge colour to the Ares one but thats just me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gully_raker View Post
    I was suprised that I could not find an official thread for the D.II as I was sure others besides myself had done some Shapeways or other makes.

    Anyway with the advent of 3 D.II's in the new releases I thought you might like to see how close I got my Shapeways one to the official release.
    I actually prefer my slightly more "wood like" fuselarge colour to the Ares one but thats just me!
    Barry your Albatros D.II looks amazing mate
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    Great looking D.II Barry!

    I like the more natural wood varnish color on your kite than the yellow on Ares' kites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Thanks Rob!
    I wonder why I could not find it.
    I browsed many pages of the Official Painting section & then did a forum search but it still did not come up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gully_raker View Post
    Thanks Rob!
    I wonder why I could not find it.
    I browsed many pages of the Official Painting section & then did a forum search but it still did not come up.
    Use the Painting showcase index Baz - links to all the pages there :Thumbsup:

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    Hi chap's here's my humble offering of the Albatros D.II, it's an official Ares Manfred Von Richthofen's scout, which is nice but I decided to add some of Dom's Decal's to the model to make it stand out more, as the miniature to me looked way to dark.

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    Very picturesque Mark. I think it is an improvement.
    Rob.
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    Very nice Mark. The brighter white boxed crosses I agree is a better look.

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    Great planes you have there guys! Loved the combination of colors of each.
    Thanks


    Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Rolf View Post

    Hi chap's here's my humble offering of the Albatros D.II, it's an official Ares Manfred Von Richthofen's scout, which is nice but I decided to add some of Dom's Decal's to the model to make it stand out more, as the miniature to me looked way to dark.
    Nice job mate!!!!

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    Love the DII craft. Nice job there Mark. Reading the 2 Osprey Albatros Aces titles it seem s that painting/ staining the wood fuselage was done on more than a few craft. Really like your interpretation.

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    Some more nice work Darrell.......you've been busy,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Rolf View Post

    Hi chap's here's my humble offering of the Albatros D.II, it's an official Ares Manfred Von Richthofen's scout, which is nice but I decided to add some of Dom's Decal's to the model to make it stand out more, as the miniature to me looked way to dark.
    Very nice clean touch up Mark.
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    They are all looking very good chaps.
    Keep them coming.
    Rob.
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    Improved MvR Albatros D.III:
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    Really nice woodgrain there Ezekiel.

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    Yes! That certainly has the look Ezekiel.
    Rob.
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    Super wood-grain!

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    Here is a picture of my first attempt at a WoG repaint. I wanted to change the Szepessy-Sokoll rather mundane DII into one of the 'more' colorful planes flown by the Austro-Hungarians (based on Martin O'Connor's Air Aces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire 1914-1918), and I was taken by Graeser's cool great horned owl emblem, so I thought I'd give it a go. Vallejo acrylics were used throughout, and the plane was sealed after painting with Testor's Dullcote spray. Hand-painting the owl was a bit tedious, but I'm pleased with the result. After seeing some of the discussion on wood-graining, I may go back and try some of those techniques in the future.
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    This was my first attempt at using my new phone to take pictures, as I move into the 21st Century with new technology so there was no real thought for backgrounds and shadows, but the pics turned out okay...as I get used to the process, I hope they'll improve.

    All the best,
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    Nice looking plane Matt.

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    Great first effort and, as Peter already stated, a nice looking plane Matt.

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    Thanks, guys - it's a bit of a 'fantasy' plane, as Graeser's plane shown in O'Connor's book is a DIII, but I really enjoyed painting it, and it will look nice flying with the other Austro-Hungarians. I'm sure I'll do some others as I move forward collecting these little gems!

    All the best,
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    Great job - well done!

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    Very nice Matt.
    You just go on what you feel like painting. Who is to say there was not one of those. We only get the ones that were recorded anyway.
    Rob.
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    Thanks, Rob! I'm of the same sentiment as far as what's recorded versus what might have been. Graeser IS mentioned in O'Connor's book as one of the few having flown the DII - I wanted to keep that accurate, at least -, and since there are a couple of his planes depicted in the color section, I thought I'd have a go with depicting a third one to play with...

    All the best,
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