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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post
    Tim - going back to March as I've been AWOL - Those Albatros aircraft are awesome, again. I'm now wondering if you have more Albatros scouts than I have models in my entire collection?

    Looking at the paintwork on all of these models, I'm wondering just how you get those lovely smooth finishes (Yes I did note that Dan's is an Ares repaint, but excellent just the same). Am I right in thinking the rest are Shapeways, or are you, Tim, still painting up your collection of F Toys?
    Hi Mike

    Thanks for the kind words and the Rep! - much appreciated

    I possibly might have more Albatros scouts that you have collection aircraft - can't be certain, though!


    All these Albatri of mine are 'Shapeways' (except for one 'Syborg'). None are 'F-Toys' - that company only ever made three Albatros D.III models, and three SPAD XIII planes; no other WW1 models.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Lovely pair of cards, Mike!

    Thanks very much for creating them.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Albatros D.II - Ltn Karl Emil Schafer - Kasta 11 -(White Circles)

    Albatros D.II - VzFwbl Josef Mai - Jasta 5 - (Star & Crescent)

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    Model - Syborg 3D printed

    Fuselage - Vallejo Natural Wood Grain 70.834
    Upper wings and tail - Foundry Forest Green 26a (Dark Green) and 26c (Light Green), Misterkit Albatros Red Brown
    Rudder - Foundry Boneyard 9c
    Lower wings - Misterkit Albatros Light Blue
    Struts, undercarriage and engine cowling - GW Runefang Steel
    Enmgine - GW Leadbelcher with black wash
    Tyres - Vallejo Black Grey 70.862
    Pilot - Vallejo Leather Brown 70.871 and Foundry Flesh 5a

    Decals - Aviationwings
    Last edited by Hu Rhu; 12-12-2022 at 13:20.

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    Great D.IIs Gary. Those should do you well in OTT.

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    Nice brace there, Gary, we'll have to look out for them Wednesday night (snowfall permitting) !

    Sapiens qui vigilat... "He is wise who watches"

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    Nice pair should be ok for OTT for another couple of months while DIII’s are in for wing change

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    Excellent work, Gary! Great additions to your hangar.
    REP guns jammed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Great D.IIs Gary. Those should do you well in OTT.
    I was thinking the same thing.
    Well done, Gary.

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    Super pair!

    Just FYI, Karl Emil Schafer never flew with Jasta 2 - the plane you have painted so beautifully served in Kasta 11.
    He went from there to Jasta 11 to fly for MvR
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Super pair!

    Just FYI, Karl Emil Schafer never flew with Jasta 2 - the plane you have painted so beautifully served in Kasta 11.
    He went from there to Jasta 11 to fly for MvR
    Tim, Thanks very much for the info. I'll amend the Plane Card to reflect that. Out of curiosity did Schafer only fly D.IIIs in Jast 11?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hu Rhu View Post
    Out of curiosity did Schafer only fly D.IIIs in Jasta 11?
    As far as I know, yes.
    I've never come across any evidence for Albatros D.IIs in Jasta 11 (though they must have had some, being formed before the D.III reached the Front in late December 1916).
    Schafer transferred in after MvR's arrival, and MvR brought his Jasta 2 D.III with him; subsequent deliveries to Jasta 11 comprised D.IIIs.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    MvR made 6 kills each with a Halberstadt D.II & Albatros D.II & 1 between the two groups in an Alb D.III, Feb through March 1917 after the Alb D.III was grounded; looks like Schafer had 9 in the same period so was he was likely flying similar types during the period ?
    Though looking at his victory list on Wiki only 1 was not on a Alb D.III and that was with a D.II in Kasta 11.
    https://www.theaerodrome.com/service...ta/jasta11.php
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...von_Richthofen
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Emil_Sch%C3%A4fer
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    Sapiens qui vigilat... "He is wise who watches"

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    Tim, Dave Many thanks for the information.

    The period of the Albatros grounding was I believe 27 Jan - 19 Feb 1917. However MvR is recorded as using a Halberstadt D.II between 9 Mar and at least the 25 Mar before reverting back to an Albatros D.III for his first kill on 2 April. This extended period may well have been due to the time that it took the Armee-Flugparks to convert Jasta 11's D.IIIs to the new wing.

    Schafer was posted to Jasta 11 on 21 Feb and scored 9 kills between then and 24 Mar, the exact same period that MvR was supposedly using his Halberstadt. I can't believe that a less experienced pilot would have been given a better machine than his Staffel Leader. Also why would MvR have reverted to a Halberstadt (with a single gun) when the Albatros D.II was in service and had replaced the Halberstadt. Also wouldn't the Halberstadt's be the D.III by then?

    The only reason I can think of is that Jasta 11's Albatros D.II had been replaced by the D.III and sent on to other Jastas and the only available type was the older Halberstadt. However MvR recorded a kill in a Albatros D.II on 6 Mar and was flying a Halberstadt D.II on 11 Mar only 5 days later. That would have been a remarkably quick turnround for an entire Jasta's planes to be swapped over.

    It is possible that the D.II kills recorded by MvR between 11-25 Mar were actually scored in a Albatros D.II and the records/paperwork is at fault. If that is the case the Schafer might well have been flying a Albatros D.II for his first few kills in Jasta 11.

    Either way I am happy with my Karl Emil Schafer flying his D.II for the OTT campaign.

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    Gary - you painted a beautiful plane regardless. Fly it

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    Josef Jacobs J22
    Shapeways model, Peter Pig pilot, Aviation Wings decals, craft paints FolkArt Battleship Grey, Craftsmart Olive Green, Anita's Rust Red, Anita's Khaki Green

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    Beautiful!

    Rep guns still jammed!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Nice work, Peter

    Sapiens qui vigilat... "He is wise who watches"

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    That is some excellent work.

    Rep guns jammed, though.

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    Very nice job! Absolutely amazing! Great job Peter!

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    Beautiful Jacobs Albatros, Peter! Love the LVG camo and the radiator especially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachi View Post
    Beautiful Jacobs Albatros, Peter! Love the LVG camo and the radiator especially.
    What he said

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    Beautiful piece of work

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachi View Post
    Beautiful Jacobs Albatros, Peter! Love the LVG camo and the radiator especially.
    Thanks guys.

    The radiator is a decal I made for the J30 Pfalz DIIIas I did. Luckily it also fits the late DII here.

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    Here is Hptm. Paul Backhaus of Jasta 23.

    Shapeways plane, Peter Pig Pilot, Aviation Wings decals, craft paints - FolkArt Battleship Grey, Anita's Olive Green, Rust Red, Dark Red, wooden sides are a yellow/tan with a dark chocolate wash.

    So now that we are starting to use Alb D.IIIs in OTT I of course am painting DIs & DIIs! You know what will be coming next month.

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    I'm late to the party, but these are all beautiful paint jobs.

    RebelGator

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    Quote Originally Posted by RebelGator View Post
    I'm late to the party, but these are all beautiful paint jobs.

    RebelGator
    This party is ongoing, no one is ever late!

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    Excellent job on those D.IIs Peter

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    Those models take a very steady hand.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJG173 View Post
    Those models take a very steady hand.
    I think it helps that I'm not a coffee drinker.

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    Great-looking Backhaus D.II, Peter! It's among my favs that I've painted.

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    Another special paint job there Peter. Look forward to seeing it fly. Just don't get it shot down first time out, ok!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post
    Another special paint job there Peter. Look forward to seeing it fly. Just don't get it shot down first time out, ok!
    Well, I have new French and Germans to face off now so somebody new has to hit the dirt. But this also means I'll have a new plane with a positive first outing!

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    Yet more superb work by the Maestro. Incredible detailed painting Peter.

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

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    Here is a Shapeways Karl Emil Schafer. Peter Pig pilot. Aviation Wings decals, craft paints FolkArt Battleship Grey, Craftsmart Olive Green, Anita's Rust Red, Anita's Khaki Green.

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    Another beautiful bird there peter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJG173 View Post
    Those models take a very steady hand.
    Agreed.

    I bet he'd be great at removing brain tumors, too.

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    That's a beautiful kite Peter.

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    Fantastic job Peter.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Ridiculous amount of skill on display. Well done Pete

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Cracking paintwork there, Peter

    Sapiens qui vigilat... "He is wise who watches"

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    Gorgeous Albatros, Peter!

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    Another well-done effort! Rep gun jammed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
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    Your Albatross D.II looks fantastic Peter

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