Albatros DIII Jasta 11
by Rick Geisler

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Kit: Roden (1:32)

Part 1

This is the Roden 1/32nd scale Albatros DIII Early version. I utilized PE parts available from Eduard and Toms Modelworks. The wood finish is artists oils raw and burnt sienna over a CDL base. The model will be finished in the markings of Manfred von Richthofen,Jasta 11, @ April 1917. The interior is updated with the Eduard parts as well as the manufacturers plates on the engine. The engine was painted with Citadel and Testors model Masters paints. The Grey Green is Polyscale British Interior Green and RLM grey/green mixed.

Part 2 (July 5, 2008)

Progress continues on the MvR Albatros. Major construction is finished with no unexpected problems. As all who have built this kit have found the engine cover presents an opportunity for filling and sanding.I am building this kit with the covers off so only had to deal with the portion containing the cockpit coaming. I have pre painted the wings with darker versions of the primary camo colors.These were then taped off in preparation for the Misterkit acrylics which will be used for the main color scheme.

Aug 13, 2008

Another update. Wing camo has been completed and wood grain added to the fuselage.Decals were applied to the fuselage and fin/rudder. This was then overpainted with a thin coat of Monogram Pro Modeler Acrylic insignia red.The photos after painting the red were taken in low light and do not show the amount of variation in the red that is actually present.

Nov 7, 2008

Latest update: The upper wing has been attached. I did just a small and hopefully restrained amount of weathering/chipping around the fuselage crosses per the original.

November 14, 2008

These are the final pictures of this build.All rigging has been completed using 4lb. test Trout fishing line. The overall finish is polyscale Satin.

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