The Eduards 1/48 Albatros D.V kit built "out of the box" except for some
replacement of phot-etched cockpit parts with scratchbuilt ones. Aeromaster
lozenge and decals were used to represent a Jasta 37 machine flown by Lt. Hans
Waldhausen. Fuselage was painted with Testors Wood, and graining was added
using a watercolor pencil. The prop laminations were done in a similar
fashion, except using darker colors. The rigging is still to be added at this
point, after tail surface control horns are scratchbuilt and attached.
This is the 1/48 scale DML Fokker D.
VIII kit built straight out of the box.
I used the decals from Aeromaster sheet 48-197 to finish it as the E.
V/D.VIII flown by Offizierstellvertreter Friedrich Altemeier from Jasta 24 during 1918.
The serial number of that aircraft is unknown.
I decided to use up an old four-color Aeromaster lozenge that I purchased back in the mid '90s.
Fokker E.III - Revell 1/72nd kit. Cockpit interior was scratchbuilt. Spandau
machine gun is composite of Aeroclub
breech, Model Technologies photo-etched jacket, and photo-etched gun sight.
The Eduards 1/48 Hansa Brandenburg kit was built "out of the box" except for a
new landing gear axle that was made from brass rod. Kit markings were used.
The wings were painted with Testors Model Master Modern Desert Sand and the
fuselage was painted with Testors Wood. Graining was added using a watercolor
pencil. All metal areas were painted with Testors RLM Gray 02.
This is the Eduard 1/48 scale Pfalz D.III that is one of several projects I am currently working on. I am experimenting on the Silbergrau finish that was used on the Pflaz's. This is Testors Model Master Light Gray, FS 36492, mixed with finely ground aluminum bronzing powder, which is available from some obscure mail order woodworking catalogs.
After the paint dried, the powder left some graininess on the surface. I buffed it out using a soft paper towel, and added a metallic "luster" to the paint and highlighted the raised detail, such as the wing ribs. I don't have this technique perfected, but I think the results show enough promise to try and develop this further.