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    Just completed, 3 more Albatros D.III minis for Jasta 2 (Boelcke) April - June 1917

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    Leutnant Fritz Otto Bernert

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    Leutnant de Reserve Johannes Wintrath

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    Leutnant Gerhard Bassenge

    All 3 together

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    More photos and painting notes in "Albatros D.III" Painting thread
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Very nice Tim
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    More alba goodness!
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    Great looking planes

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    Very, very nice Tim.
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Well done that man. When in doubt - more Albatroses

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    Quote Originally Posted by camel crew View Post
    Well done that man. When in doubt - more Albatroses
    You have no idea how true that statement is....
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by camel crew View Post
    Well done that man. When in doubt - more Albatroses
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    You have no idea how true that statement is....
    And add a side of Pfalz.
    Karl
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    Currently working on this beast in 1/200 from Dragon.
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    Sprayed with humbrol "aluminium" from a can but it looked far too grainy so I added a thin coat of revell silver to smooth things out and brighten it up. I may try to highlight a few panels in slightly different shades as well.

    It even has a tiny detailed cockpit which will never really be visible:
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    Dang! That could almost stand in as a starship's bridge.
    Karl
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    Tim, those are some beautiful birds!

    That’s also a pretty cool looking flying wing. What is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dak21 View Post
    ..That’s also a pretty cool looking flying wing. What is it?
    Northrup YB-35 by the looks of it Dave

    "He is wise who watches"

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    nice albatrosses, err albatri, errr albarosness.....

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    Apropos of absolutely nothing .... is it a flock of Albatri or a flight of Albatrosses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter View Post
    Apropos of absolutely nothing .... is it a flock of Albatri or a flight of Albatrosses?
    Apparently, it's a rookery of albatross, though the image of them in flight being a rookery is......weird.
    Karl
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    Very nice " Albatrossss" Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter View Post
    ... is it a flock of Albatri or a flight of Albatrosses?
    I have no idea, but here comes another one!



    Albatros D.II (LVG) of Jasta 9, February 1917

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    Staffelfuhrer, Oberleutnant Kurt Student

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    Vizfeldwebel Kohler

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    Unknown pilot

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    Another Unknown pilot

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    Leutnant Hartmut Baldamus

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    More photos and painting notes on the Official Albatros D.II painting thread shortly.
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    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Gorgeous- the painting of the planes, the quality of the photographs and the quantity of planes.
    Gorgeous.


    Rep gun jammed again. sorry

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

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    That is a great grouping!

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    My workbench this month is full of a big (1/48 scale) Northrup P-61. It is a Revell kit (using old Monogram molds) so it is a real challenge of assembly/fit and finish. However; for an old kit there is some nice detail. A few photos as example. This has been and remains a difficult but satisfying adventure. It was the first night fighter actually designed to include radar. The similarities to 50s SIFI is not lost on me as you will see.

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ID:	308064 Note the one in the background. When you think of the Black Widow the foreground aircraft comes to mind - but not for me! I like invasion stripes and the competition with the Mosquito in 1944.
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    Here are a few diorama staging dry runs. I have a 6x6 truck on the way that will be fitted with a Jib crane. I did DIY a tool box platform for the Radar Tech. (spares, wire and styrene rod).

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    The tool boxes are resin (got them on etsy), painted, weathered with PE bits added as tools etc.
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    "Nuts, I'm out here getting sunburn and I drop my spanner down there??!!! AHHHH!!!"
    Last edited by Willi; 11-04-2021 at 14:19. Reason: add photos

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    The movie is "Earth vs the Flying Saucers" which I once saw on the IMAX screen of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJG173 View Post
    The movie is "Earth vs the Flying Saucers" which I once saw on the IMAX screen of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
    Yes sir, one of many Hugh Marlow "classics", although my favorite Hugh Marlow film is a 1949 production titled "Come To The Stable". I call it a Christmas Movie, light hearted but moving. Also starring Loretta Young and Celeste Holm. It is hard to find, but worth the effort. Hugh plays a cynical pop song writer that finds the post WWII peace he needs at the hands of Nuns of a French order that have pledged to build a children's hospital as thanks to God for sparing one in France during an allied offensive.

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    One of the best looking fighters of the era, too. Great build!

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    One for late October, not a terribly difficult paint job

    Everything 3D printed (Photon Mono SLA)
    Vallejo Silver Grey with Doms Decals.

    Bases: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4892216
    Home made pegs.

    Pfalz Dr1 later model - evaluation with Jasta 73

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

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    Absolutely beautiful!

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    Very Cool. Totally unfamiliar with this. Did it ever go into production?

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    I think 12 made it to the front in April '18 but the engine was very unreliable.
    The engine is quite a weird design - the prop rotates in the opposite direction to the cylinders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willi View Post
    Very Cool. Totally unfamiliar with this. Did it ever go into production?
    No - just a few prototypes, then an "evaluation" series (modern historians estimate 10 machines) sent to Jasta 73

    It was found to be too slow, and its engine was the same as the Siemens-Schuckert D.III, with the same unreliability and piston-throwing issues!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Very nice rare bird Paul. That's one I don't even have in my unpainted hangar.



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