Kit: ESCI (1:72)
Please find pictures of my Albatros D III, made several years ago from the old
Esci kit, scale 1/72.
Model was extensively modified, starting with the fuselage whose section was
filed flat (too rounded and looking more like a D V's fuselage on the kit),
re-scoring panel lines, refining trailing edges, cutting all movable surfaces
and putting them back into a more dynamic position, building a new radiator
from scratch, detailing the engine from the kit, replacing all struts with
strips of suitable thickness and so on...
Rigging is from HSP.
Colour scheme and markings were inspired by the one and only reference I had
at the time "Squadron Signal publications" devoted to Albatros figthers ; I'm
not sure, therefore, of their authenticity.
In an effort to convey an atmosphere, I've included a simple grass work and
scratch-built or extensively modified figures. I think that it helps in
bringing one's models alive.
I must confess that I'm still pleased with the result after all those years.