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This was a pure pleasure from start to finish. I used the recent MVR boxing for this build and one of the schemes from the kit. It's rigged with ezline without turnbuckles.

 

The plywood was my favourite part, I sprayed the panels three different acrylic colours, then used thinned oil paints to wiggle the grain on. It's the first ww1 airplane model I've done that I haven't been embarrassed to show the underside.

 

I'll post more pictures of the figure in the Figure modelling section.

 

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I have never seen better wood grain, you did a remarkable job on.  The entire plane looks fantastic, you can be very proud displaying this masterpiece.

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Hello, Ted 

 

Your DV is brilliant, but the wood ply effect is truly outstanding and looks extremely realistic

 

Regards

 

Dave

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Great work!  I’m just about to start the Wingnut Wings DV - if I can get a finish even half as good as yours I’ll be pleased.

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Thanks a lot everyone, I was very happy with how the plywood turned out. the oil paints were really forgiving, getting the right amount of thinner involved when I scribbled the grain and then when I cleaned the brush and pushed the paint around a bit took some experimenting but had a long open time, so took some patience but it was easy to fix mistakes.

 

Between my eyes and motor control I could not do turnbuckles, even if I wanted to. They look cool on the super-detailed builds but not what I consider fun.

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An absolute stunner, the woodgrain is fantastic. A total beauty and one of the best WnW Albatros builds I've seen,.

 

Cheers

 

John

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