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TonkaGR.1

Albatross D.III Revell 1/72

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Good evening fellow modellers.

 

Recently, I bought this rather old kit, offered by Revell for a bargaining price, so naturally I could not resist it ;)

 

Naturally, some serious sanding was needed (especially pin marks, they're everywhere!):

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I've supplemented the cockpit with rib structure, seat and basic instrument panel:

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Painted wings and fuselage:

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Then decided that this kit deserves better than Spandau machine guns provided and bought Eduard's offering:

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Decals were quite a pain to apply, they were thick and did not respond to any decal softener at all:

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All in all, fitting between bottom and top wing is not ideal but with some elbow grease and a lot of patience, hey presto:

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There are still some things that need to be made: additional wiring, replacing wire that spans from cowling to wing with a thinner one, finish undercarriage, add pipes between engine and cooler in the wing, seatbelts, weathering, etc... Stay tuned ;)

 

Regards, TonkaGR.1

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That's  looking great, she'll be a real eye catcher when finished!

 

Ian

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I built this kit even before 1969 - cannot remember the year now. Built it again in the mid-1970's and still have it.

 

Your are doing a brilliant job with such an old kit - but it shows that they can be made into very acceptable models with a little patience and care. Looking forward to seeing it completed.

 

P

 

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Amazing result so far. It looks like a build of a much newer tooled kit. The machine guns are a nice touch.

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