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Thread: Albatros D.Va: New undercarriage from Shapeways

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    Default Albatros D.Va: New undercarriage from Shapeways

    Albatros D.Va always sucked
    The one from Neux/WoW was already bad ... Ares/WoG achieved the impossible: they made it worst
    I've been trying different ways to improve it, including re-building from scratch using wire and clips. Results were good but hard working and time consuming
    So I decided to ask Roman Vasyliev, a Shapeways' 3D designer (Kampfflieger models) to design some for me ... he did, and here are the results:

    Comparison with Ares/WoG

    Replaced Undercarriage: LEFT - Original ARES-WoG: on the RIGHT


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    Comparison with Neux/WoW


    Original Neux-WoW: Black Udet's Albatros on the LEFT - Replaced Undercarriage: Hippel's on the RIGHT

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    I think these Shapeway's undercarriages are much better than both Ares/WoG and Neux/WoW ones.

    The only problem they have is that they do not perfectly fit to the holes in the mini's fuselage: they are a little bit wider than they should be to match exactly. That is a minor problem since all Shapeways materials are flexible enough to bend the undercarriages struts and get them in position. Once in position.

    I'll replace the undercarriages of all my Ares/WoG Albatross by these ones.
    I'm not so sure about replacing the Neux/WoW ones since I think they are good enough
    Last edited by Gallo Rojo; 07-19-2019 at 04:27.

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    I agree, the undercarriages are awful. Does Roman Vasyliev have these available to everyone on his Shapeways site? I'll definitely get some if he does.

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    Ok, just found them. I'll ad them to the Shapeways WWI and accessories lists in the Hobby section.

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    This is very exciting! I bought the Albatros/Spad duel pack because the paint jobs looked so cool in the box, but when I pulled out the Albatros I was sorely disappointed. It didn't look at all like I expected. The reworked gear makes a heck of a difference!

    Are these available in the States? If so, how do I get some?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    This is very exciting! I bought the Albatros/Spad duel pack because the paint jobs looked so cool in the box, but when I pulled out the Albatros I was sorely disappointed. It didn't look at all like I expected. The reworked gear makes a heck of a difference!

    Are these available in the States? If so, how do I get some?
    They are available from Shapeways 'HERE'

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    Might be helpful if you label which is which. Just saying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Ok, just found them. I'll ad them to the Shapeways WWI and accessories lists in the Hobby section.
    I see you found them Peter

    but for the rest of the folks: yes, they are available for everyone at Shapeways. They come on a sprue containing 10 undercarriages each. Price is about 10 bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    This is very exciting! I bought the Albatros/Spad duel pack because the paint jobs looked so cool in the box, but when I pulled out the Albatros I was sorely disappointed. It didn't look at all like I expected. The reworked gear makes a heck of a difference!

    Are these available in the States? If so, how do I get some?
    Yes, you can order them from Shapeways following Peter's link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Patrol View Post
    Might be helpful if you label which is which. Just saying...
    LOL! yes, I'll edit it ...but I'll give you a tip for easy visual identification

    The one that makes the Albatros looks as if wearing hills is Udet's Neux-WoW one

    The one that makes it look as if wearing stilts, and it's simply horribly out of scale and a way to thick is (Hippel's) Ares-WoG

    The one that looks about right is (Hippel's Ares-WoG) with the new Shapeways undercarriage
    Last edited by Gallo Rojo; 07-19-2019 at 08:23.

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    Just one further thought: I really like Ares-WoG minis, and beside of a few minor ''failures'' such as slightly out of scale parts, which are understandable for a miniature plane that it's intended to be a gamming toy (not a displaying scale model), they are fantastic little birds for a good price ... but for some reason, they always got the Albatros D.V terribly wrong. All the 'errors' in all the rest of Ares minis, I can live with ... but those Albatrossen undercarriages are simply too much for my obsessive WW1 airplanes fan soul

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    Inspired idea, getting a Shapeways undercart designed!

    Well done, that man!

    I'll be buying some of these myself, I think.............

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    All my JASTAs are beginning to be equipped with the new Shapeways' undercarriage!


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