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#1 JackFlash

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:14 AM

Greetings all,

Jan Bobek of HGW has been releasing beau coup detail parts for aviation subjects for over a year and a half. I picked up some of his Wood Grain Decals and had a go. The sets I tried first were for the Eduard or Blue Max 1:48 Austro - Hungarian Albatros D.III (Oeffag). While good decals overall I highly suggest a clear coat before using them.


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Wood grain decal review here.

The 1:48 Austro-Hungarian Sworl Camouflage is by Piotr at Mirage. Very decent decals too by the way.

Sworl Decal review here.

Edited by JackFlash, 11 March 2012 - 05:50 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:41 AM

Almost finished with the Alb. D.III Oeffag application. Crosses & Datum then a touch up.
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#3 Ray S

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:00 AM

JackFlash, thanks for showing these. This should look a great model when you have done. It looks really different, and those sworls....

Stunning!

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#4 Epeeman

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:12 PM

Looking very nice, Jack -

I'm about 90% through my version of this - not going to look as good as yours though!

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:14 PM

Thanks for the generous comments gents.

#6 Nico Teunissen

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:06 PM

Well went for the old fashion way with mine, and used oil paint streaked over sandcolor. This is how far I got untill now:

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Yours looks great!! Got a message todat from HGW decals, they gonna send me a new sheet. I will probably use it on mu weekend edition I received today.

Adding bottom wings was most difficult part so, very flimsy!

Cheers, Nico (who's finally again on a WW1 course after many 1930's biplanes :-)

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:51 PM

Here it is without any dulling down. From the factory floor lets do the roll out.
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#8 Epeeman

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:30 PM

Very,very nice old chap!

I wish I could say mine is going as well as your one has - I'll post up pics of mine once complete.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:31 AM

No worries Epeeman,

I have been building Albatros D. type kits for many years. It gets easier after the first. Here are a few. You may have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the images. Just click on the thumbnails


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#10 Mish

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:31 PM

Very nice :thumbsup:

#11 Epeeman

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:07 PM

Thanks for sharing examples of your work, Jack -

They are all superb - I especially like the battle damaged ones - great work. I was reading your profile - I am probably going to seem really stupid asking this - but what is a 'federal corrections officer' ? Sounds a really interesting line of work!

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:07 PM

Thanks for sharing examples of your work, Jack -

They are all superb - I especially like the battle damaged ones - great work. I was reading your profile - I am probably going to seem really stupid asking this - but what is a 'federal corrections officer' ? Sounds a really interesting line of work!

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Its a National Govt Prison guard.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:08 AM

One nice bit of info from HGW. They want to use my images on their website!

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 06:37 AM

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HGW has given us a new selection of water slide wood grain decals. Some sheets come in generic panel sections others come in a layout that is designed for specific aircraft. Here we discuss the decal sheet panels for the Eduard 1:48 Alb. D.V/Va.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:30 PM

Here is the Albatros D.V wood grain on an 80xx series Eduard 1:48 kit.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:52 PM

HGW decals on an Eduard 1:48 Alb. D.III (OAW).

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 12:56 PM

Here the HGW wood grain decals are on an Eduard 1:48 Alb. D.III (OAW) kit.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:59 AM

Here is the finished build using the HGW wood grain decal for the Eduard 1:48 Albatros D.V / Va kit.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:11 AM

HI Jackflash

Sorry to hijack your thread but can I thought this might help people using these decals

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:48 AM

No worries Andy, Just to mention how I did it. I find that if you clear coat the decal and use it within 16-20 hours of spraying the top coat they work very well. Micro Sol tends to soften the decal. If the lacquer top coat is not fully cured it works like a charm. B)

Edited by JackFlash, 11 March 2012 - 05:49 AM.