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#4582779 - 10/17/21 04:31 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The rudder, elevator and landing gear has now been fitted.
I've also pre-rigged the various flight and control wires, prior to fitting the upper wing.
The lines are 0.12 mm diameter mono-filament with blackened 0.5 mm diameter Brass tube.
The turnbuckles are from the 'GasPatch' 1:48th scale series.
There is a slight bow one of the rear landing gear struts, which I need to sort out,

Mike

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#4582794 - 10/17/21 07:20 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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#4582996 - 10/19/21 08:19 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
During fitting of the upper wing both front struts of the fuselage cabane strut assembly snapped.
Looking at them it looks like they snapped cleanly and I think along stress points, possibly created during release from the moulds.
So rather than pin and glue them together, I decided to make replacement struts from Brass tube shaped around Brass rod.

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#4582999 - 10/19/21 09:11 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Ah, another of those "Best laid plans"!! Fortunately you have the skills and material to make replacements.

Looking forward to the end result Mike.


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#4583073 - 10/20/21 06:44 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
I've replaced the front cabane struts using profiled 1.4 mm diameter Brass tube with internal reinforcing 0.5 mm diameter Brass rod and 0.2 mm thick plastic card.
The remainder is the kit parts,

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#4583278 - 10/22/21 11:08 AM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The rigging is now complete.
Blackened 0.4 mm and 0.5 mm Brass tube, 'GasPatch' 1:48th scale turnbuckles and 0.08 mm and 0.12 mm diameter mono-filament.

Mike

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#4583335 - 10/22/21 06:13 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Just a few more details to add for this particular aircraft.
Then it's on to the figure and display base.
I've added the bungee suspension cords and tail skid.

What's left to do:
Propeller and spinner.
Exhaust.
Windscreen.
Cooling system vent pipe.
External airspeed indicator.
Mirror and instrument.

Mike

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#4583664 - 10/26/21 03:14 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The pilot figure is finished - ‘Wings Cockpit Figures’ leaning pilot (LSK 06).
Painted with a mix of 'Tamiya', 'AK Interactive' and 'Citadel' paints.

I'm just waiting for the case and information plaque to arrive.
Once the display is done I'll post up completed photographs.

Thanks to everyone's encouraging comments, appreciated,

Mike

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#4583807 - 10/28/21 03:21 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Here's the shots of the pre-production Albatros D.I of Ltn. Dieter Collin of Jasta 2 ’Boelcke’, flying from Berthincourt, September 1916.

Mike

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#4583810 - 10/28/21 03:39 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Mike it looks beautiful and I do like the figure leaning on the nacelle.

What's next on your build schedule?

Best Regards

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#4583816 - 10/28/21 05:10 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Rob,
Thanks.
Next up is a French Salmson 2-A2,

Mike


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#4583821 - 10/28/21 05:22 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Ahh, if only we had a few of those ploughing their way through the skies Over Flanders Fields, or the vineyards of the Champagne.....

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#4583885 - 10/29/21 01:58 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Albatros D.I [Re: Sandbagger]  
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