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Gisbod

Wingnut Wings Albatros

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Hi,

Just joined but posting a few previous builds.. Wingnut kits are exceptional..

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Apologies if it's a bit picture heavy!

Thanks

Guy

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Beautiful - we want more pictures not less! Did you use wood decals for the external finish?

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I've resisted the urge to get one of the WNW kits because I know that I'd end up wanting to do them all. This may just push me over the edge, great build.

Pete

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Inspirational. Very well done.

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Absolutely stunning!

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Ouch that's fantastic! Just joined? Go away, you're making me feel inadequate! :hanging:

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Ah, thank you..

Beautiful - we want more pictures not less! Did you use wood decals for the external finish?

Yes, they're the Uschi Van der Rosten wood grain decals.. Really good product - they're quite time consuming on a build like this but I couldn't replicate the grain to that level by oils - so worth the effort I think..

Guy

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I've resisted the urge to get one of the WNW kits because I know that I'd end up wanting to do them all. This may just push me over the edge, great build.

Pete

Go for it Pete - you won't regret it - the only problem is they make you a bit of a kit snob!

The Pfalz is a particularly nice kit to start off with - I'll post some pics of that one shortly..

People say they're expensive, but I think they're really good value - you can get one from Hannants for under £70 and you really don't need any extras - and the quality is really top notch..

Guy

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I actually looked at the Uschi Van der Rosten decals at the IPMS show but did not buy. Are they difficult to use? I notice that your lozenge decals have a lovely worn / material look to them - are these out of the box from WnW?

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I actually looked at the Uschi Van der Rosten decals at the IPMS show but did not buy. Are they difficult to use? I notice that your lozenge decals have a lovely worn / material look to them - are these out of the box from WnW?

Hi,

The Uschi decals are easy enough to use - same as a regular decal - worth doing some experimentation first though to get the base colour right - as this really impacts on the finished look - they're about 80% transparent.

Yes, the Wingnuts lozenge is the one area of the kit which , in my opinion, falls short - the quality of the decal is excellent but the colours are way too bright for my taste. The Lozenge I used is a 'Wood & Wire' product from Nordland Models - really excellent, but very delicate and easy to split! They come in many different options of lozenge - Aviattic are the other manufacturers - these are brilliant too, and very well researched. I guess it just comes to personal choice..

Guy

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How did... I mean.... the wood effect... the engine... I mean, how? It's not possible to do... the gun.... just WOW!! Unbelievably good! It's making my head hurt!! Just brilliant!! THanks for sharing this build :)

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:mike: fantastic work ,some amazing work you have put into the build looks great and very nice work im green with envy !!!

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Excellent build and finish, love the detail on these kits and you've brought it out to perfection

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OUTSTANDING!!!

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Guy

that is fabulous, an absolute pleasure to look at - repeatedly!

As you say, WnW kits are the dogs but you still need to build them and you sir seem to have the measure of them!

cheers

Rick

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Thanks all,

The kits are pretty close to perfection, but yes, they do still take a long time to make. They seem to take me about 3 times as long as a regular kit...

One good thing, if you haven't done WW1 before, is things like struts and undercarriages slot into place with a positive connection, taking out the effort of trying to get everything to set at correct angles!

Guy

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Gosh! That's really very good, possibly the best of these that I've seen.

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