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Albatros D.V
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#017
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2016 - 08:47 PM GMT+7
New member Steve Boutte proves small is beautiful with his immaculate 1:72 Albatros built from the Eduard kit.



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Thanks!
AussieReg
#007
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 12:15 AM GMT+7
Wow, that is a stunning build. The detail in 72nd scale is just amazing.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, D
chrispap
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Thessaloniki, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: August 30, 2016
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 04:57 AM GMT+7
Amazing build Steve!Congratulation. Christos.
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 10:27 AM GMT+7
Great build Steve!
Namabiiru
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 01:03 PM GMT+7
Simply amazing!

Fledermaus
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New York, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 03:54 AM GMT+7
Truly excellent work! What did you use for the final clear coat?
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 04:29 AM GMT+7
Just kudos! Build, paint and rigging - fantastic work on the right scale!
Steve_B
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 04:57 AM GMT+7
Thanks so much for the kind words, I really appreciate them!

The clear coat was a combination of things: Future for the "metal" parts & Testor's Acryl semi-gloss clear for the "wood" & "cloth" surfaces. I used Tamiya clear on the prop & a few other things early on, but switched to Future because I found that it dried harder, making the possibility of fingerprints embedding in the clear less likely.

Steve
wing_nut
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 07:48 AM GMT+7
An impressive piece of work. Well done sir.
modulla
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 11:14 PM GMT+7
Lovely model - I almost thought it was Wingnut Wings.
CaptnTommy
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Connecticut, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2016 - 02:06 AM GMT+7
Out standing model. Beautiful finish. What did you use for the rigging? And how did you attach it? It is really nice.
Captn Tommy
Steve_B
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2016 - 06:47 AM GMT+7
Thanks again! Tommy, I used Uschi van der Rosten super fine elastic thread for the rigging. I drilled blind holes on the underside of the top wing & holes through the bottom wing, as referenced in an article by John Seaman. I used thin CA glue to attach them. I had never done rigging before, & was not looking forward to attempting it. But, it went much smoother than I had feared. Here is a link for the thread. http://www.uschivdr.com/products-in-detail/rigging/
JackFlash
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 07:09 PM GMT+7
Very well done!
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017 - 04:19 AM GMT+7
As already pointed out, beautiful rigging - especially in this scale.

Thanks for sharing
TimReynaga
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 04:14 AM GMT+7
Absolutely beautiful. Your wood effects are perfect!
Bjreg3
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United States
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:33 PM GMT+7
Absolutely stunning!