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Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line.

Posted By: OvStachel

Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/11/17 07:44 PM

As I promised so long ago, I've been steadily plodding through the seemingly endless list of new skins and remaking all the long overdue skins from 10+ years ago.

So barring any short-falls in time, I hope to have this lot completed this Spring...

Here is s small taste. Now, many of these are ficticious or based on the Alb D.Va/Fokker OAW skins that some of these pilots fly... or really, just me having some fun... so keep that in mind. I tried my best to add in the well needed color to the southern area of WOFFUE that so many pilots spoke of.

I don't expect every bolt to be in place, or if you are a dire 'has to be historic to be real' kind of player, you might find yourself at odds on what I do... but for the sake of sprinkling a little life and filling the Southerns skies with something to see other than default skins... I bend the rules.

Jasta 44s Max Raspe


Jasta 50 Wilhelm Wittenfeld


Jasta 57 Hans Viebig


Jasta 59 Otto Hohne


Jasta 66 Erich Sonneck


Jasta 71 Otto Ruttgers


Jasta 77b Walter Ewers


I have no time scale for completion, nor a plan for distribution yet. This pack will contain a ton of skins, possibly 200+ when it's completed.

All the best,

OvS
Posted By: ArisFuser

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/11/17 08:58 PM

A long round of applause for you OvStachel.
Posted By: JJJ65

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/11/17 09:06 PM

jawdrop
Thx, Sir. What a tremendous work!
Posted By: Adger

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/11/17 09:25 PM

Beautiful skins as always..Thanks OVS thumbsup
Posted By: Shredward

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/11/17 09:35 PM

Looking absolutely marvy James !
Cheers,
shredward
Posted By: MFair

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/11/17 10:27 PM

cheers beautiful work Sit!
Posted By: Banjoman

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/12/17 12:02 AM

I think everyone has already said it, but they look wonderful. clapping
Posted By: Robert_Wiggins

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/12/17 01:08 AM

James;

Very nice, very nice indeed Sir! I'm surprised you have the time for this. I thought for sure you would be working on the new WWII project.

Best Regards Sir
Posted By: ARUP

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/12/17 01:24 AM

Those are neat! The French rooster on a German bird? The pilot's mother must've been French! I'd like to fly a pink Fokker Drl! That experience would kinda be like the Johnny Cash song 'A Boy Named Sue' theme... you'd have to get 'tough' in a hurry!
Posted By: carrick58

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/12/17 05:25 PM

yep


Mighty fine work, just super. thumbsup
Posted By: Deacon211

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/12/17 08:00 PM

Those are just spectacular!
Posted By: Blackard

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/13/17 04:56 PM

Nice, nice, nice...and nice.

Just one thing I'd ask as a an Entente Flyer. Think you can remove the guns from these guys, or at least the ammo? Maybe leave a few nuts and bolts loose, give the pilots a short left leg or something?

Any help would be appreciated even more so then I do the amazing artwork. pilot
Posted By: gaw1

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/13/17 10:23 PM

Zounds!!!! these are gorgeous!!! Bring 'em on......default skin begone.
Posted By: Sowercrowd

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/15/17 08:35 AM

Beautiful skins indeed. By the way ,this isn't the gallic cock on Otto Höhnes plane; it's a capercaillie...
Posted By: kaa

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/15/17 05:53 PM

Originally Posted By: ARUP
Those are neat! The French rooster on a German bird? The pilot's mother must've been French! I'd like to fly a pink Fokker Drl! That experience would kinda be like the Johnny Cash song 'A Boy Named Sue' theme... you'd have to get 'tough' in a hurry!


Probably related to the name "Hohne" of the pilot, with" Hahn "meaning, rooster cockerel . The same probably withe the next skin, Sonneck and Sonne.

Wonderful skins !!
Posted By: Olham

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/15/17 06:53 PM

Just found these new screenshots of your latest works, and I must say, they look really good, OvS!
Nice to see how your work on with overhauling and improving Albatros skins!
Posted By: Robert_Wiggins

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/15/17 07:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Olham
Just found these new screenshots of your latest works, and I must say, they look really good, OvS!
Nice to see how your work on with overhauling and improving Albatros skins!


Good to see you back making a visit Olham!
I must tell you that Roucourt has finally been finished and released as a mod. Thanks for all the data and assistance you provided me with.

Best Regards
Posted By: Banjoman

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/15/17 08:28 PM

Wow, so good to hear from you Olham. I was beginning to wonder what became of you.
Posted By: Olham

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/16/17 08:11 AM

Originally Posted By: Robert_Wiggins
Good to see you back making a visit Olham!
I must tell you that Roucourt has finally been finished and released as a mod.

Wow - really? You worked it out, and it works?
Wonderful, Robert - another gem added, that will definitely bring me back to flying WOFF.
Thank you for your admirable endurance!

Originally Posted By: Banjoman
Wow, so good to hear from you Olham. I was beginning to wonder what became of you.

What "became" of me?
What did you fear I might have become? A Clochard, sleeping under bridges? Breakfast bacon? biggrin
No, I'm alive and well, don't worry!
I am recently only just addicted to sailing in the Carribean.
And I'm not one who can immerse into two games/sims at the same time - never worked for me.

But I KNOW, I will come back to WOFF one (soon?) day - it is just too great a world!
Thanks for your greetings, gents!
Posted By: Dornil

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/17/17 06:12 AM

Sorry for a little offtopic, but what is the actual difference between Alb.D.III and Alb.D.III OAW - in reality and in WoFF?
Posted By: actionjoe

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/17/17 10:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Dornil
Sorry for a little offtopic, but what is the actual difference between Alb.D.III and Alb.D.III OAW - in reality and in WoFF?


If my memory serves me well, OAW-made Albatros have a different roundel from "early" Johannistal models.

By the way, it is an amazing work, OvStachel, thanks!
Posted By: Olham

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/17/17 11:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Dornil
Sorry for a little offtopic, but what is the actual difference between Alb.D.III and Alb.D.III OAW - in reality and in WoFF?

The Albatros D.III was built in Johannisthal, Berlin; the version D.III (OAW) was built in Schneidemühl
(OAW stands for "Ostdeutsche Albatros-Werke" = East-German Albatros Factory).

The two versions show minor build differences, different colours for the wing tapes on printed Lozenge camouflage,
and a different placing for the wing and fuselage German crosses.

There was, by the way, a third build: the Albatros D.III (OeFFAG), which was the Austrian version.
This version had a stronger, Austrian Daimler engine, and a much more stable two-spar sesquiplane wing.
It was probably the best Albatros D.III version. It was only used by Austria-Hungary, afaik.

For more detail, maybe our Alb-specialist Jim (James F. Miller) will contribute something here?
Or Elephant; or maybe OvS himself?
Posted By: actionjoe

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/17/17 11:35 AM

Olham said it better than me wink
Quote:

There was, by the way, a third build: the Albatros D.III (OeFFAG), which was the Austrian version.
This version had a stronger, Austrian Daimler engine, and a much more stable two-spar sesquiplane wing.
It was probably the best Albatros D.III version. It was only used by Austria-Hungary, afaik.


The Poles also used it against the Communists.
Posted By: OvStachel

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/18/17 03:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Olham
Originally Posted By: Dornil
Sorry for a little offtopic, but what is the actual difference between Alb.D.III and Alb.D.III OAW - in reality and in WoFF?

The Albatros D.III was built in Johannisthal, Berlin; the version D.III (OAW) was built in Schneidemühl
(OAW stands for "Ostdeutsche Albatros-Werke" = East-German Albatros Factory).

The two versions show minor build differences, different colours for the wing tapes on printed Lozenge camouflage,
and a different placing for the wing and fuselage German crosses.

There was, by the way, a third build: the Albatros D.III (OeFFAG), which was the Austrian version.
This version had a stronger, Austrian Daimler engine, and a much more stable two-spar sesquiplane wing.
It was probably the best Albatros D.III version. It was only used by Austria-Hungary, afaik.

For more detail, maybe our Alb-specialist Jim (James F. Miller) will contribute something here?
Or Elephant; or maybe OvS himself?


The major and most notable difference between the two are in the forward engine area, and the tail. The OAW built D.III used several longer wooden 'planks' to form the engine bay, starting at the spinner base and ending near the back of the MG mount. It also has square foot-holes for accessing the engine. The rudder is rounded like the D.Va.

Markings are similar, however... the OAW carries only Mauve/Green or Green/Mauve camo, or all lozenge with blue tape. The national insignias are also different on the wings and fuselage. The OAW has bolder, more even looking Maltese grosses, whereas, the Johann built has blockly looking and thinner borders on many of the Jastas. The Johann camo is only tricolor, and no lozenge at all.

Here is a pic from Jim's book which I used extensively to try and get things as close to correct as possible.

I'm 3/4 through the Jastas using the OAW, so I hope to have this pack ready for a Spring release.. .provided I can stay on it. Unfortunately, my wife refuses to sell our 03 Odyssey which now needs a front end rebuild, timing belt and a ton of other crap... back to the tools... I never win. LOL!.

Posted By: CaptSopwith

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/18/17 08:05 PM

James,

Once again man, these look astonishingly good! I've been enjoying the heck out of your work in WOFF UE and I think these will make a fine addition to the game.

Can't believe you're still at it all these years later, and that I'm still here posting about it! Awesome stuff!

Cheers!
Posted By: Hasse

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/18/17 09:02 PM

These look very nice and even if all of them are not 100% historical, nobody forces people to use them, so it's all good.

Good work! Keep it up! smile
Posted By: OvStachel

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/19/17 01:14 AM

A few more... just trying to get this done.

Jasta 10 Erich Lowenhardt


Jasta 32 Konrad Poralla


Jasts 43 Otto Creutzmann


Jasta 49 Franz Ray


Jasta 78b Paul Wagner
Posted By: ArisFuser

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/19/17 09:12 AM

Looking great!! thumbsup
Posted By: Olham

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/19/17 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: OvStachel
Unfortunately, my wife refuses to sell our 03 Odyssey which now needs a front end rebuild,
timing belt and a ton of other crap... back to the tools... I never win. LOL!.

Do you OBD guys EVER sleep, I wonder? salute
Posted By: ARUP

Re: Saturday Surpirse! The new Alb D.III OAW line. - 02/19/17 04:12 PM

The D-III had 'flatter' fuselage sides. Those skins look great!
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