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Albatros D.V

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Steve Boutte takes a break from his usual custom cars to show us that small can most definitely be beautiful with his superb 1:72 Albatros D.V. Steve has added a little scratchbuilding and extra details to the Eduard kit, taken from the dual-combo boxing.
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About Steve Boutte (Steve_B)


Just kudos! Build, paint and rigging - fantastic work on the right scale!
DEC 03, 2016 - 09:29 PM
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
DEC 03, 2016 - 09:57 PM
An impressive piece of work. Well done sir.
DEC 04, 2016 - 12:48 AM
Lovely model - I almost thought it was Wingnut Wings.
DEC 04, 2016 - 04:14 PM
Out standing model. Beautiful finish. What did you use for the rigging? And how did you attach it? It is really nice. Captn Tommy
DEC 04, 2016 - 07:06 PM
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. LINK
DEC 04, 2016 - 11:47 PM
Very well done!
DEC 10, 2016 - 12:09 PM
As already pointed out, beautiful rigging - especially in this scale. Thanks for sharing
JAN 06, 2017 - 09:19 PM
Absolutely beautiful. Your wood effects are perfect!
APR 02, 2017 - 09:14 PM
Absolutely stunning!
MAY 10, 2017 - 04:33 PM
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