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Albatros D.V
Merlin
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#017
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United Kingdom
Joined: June 11, 2003
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2016 - 08:47 PM UTC
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
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 12:15 AM UTC
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
KitMaker: 24 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 04:57 AM UTC
Amazing build Steve!Congratulation. Christos.
tinbanger
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#121
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 10:27 AM UTC
Great build Steve!
Namabiiru
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 01:03 PM UTC
Simply amazing!

Fledermaus
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New York, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 03:54 AM UTC
Truly excellent work! What did you use for the final clear coat?
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 04:29 AM UTC
Just kudos! Build, paint and rigging - fantastic work on the right scale!
Steve_B
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Louisiana, United States
Joined: November 27, 2016
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 04:57 AM UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
Very well done!
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017 - 04:19 AM UTC
As already pointed out, beautiful rigging - especially in this scale.

Thanks for sharing