1917 Albatros D.V. Build, 1/32 scale, by Wingnut Wings

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stewil
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1917 Albatros D.V. Build, 1/32 scale, by Wingnut Wings

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A fascinatingly painted Albatros which only flew for a few short weeks in June and July of 1917 as far as I can tell. Ltn Wolf's Jasta 5 Albatros was one beautiful "butterfly" which is what many UK pilots called their colorful opponents. I hope you enjoy the pics.

Hidden details, seat and belts, upon the beautiful instruction manual.
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levers made of wire, big things, but one reference photo showed them this size
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Decals
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Mercedes and rusty exhaust
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Machine guns, carbs, and other things fitted
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Wing attachment
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Finished, with the starboard crest in full display.
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The port side crest is different. Who was this Ltn. Wolf with his fancy plane and crests?
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Underview
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Compass is mounted on the floor
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Those extra large levers again
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Top side of the wing's camoflage with the rectangular silver radiator mid top wing.
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Hand made laminated wooden propeller by LF Models
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She is flying now, chasing Snoopy who at far left obscuring a Jim Clark Lotus poster.
Snoopy has finally turned the corner, hoping to escape the following circus. As soon as 2 or 3 more models, yet to be built, are in the line he will have then flown West, across the room, thus losing the the Germans by flying into the setting sun.
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Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

Tom
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Re: 1917 Albatros D.V., 1/32 scale, by Wingnut Wings

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Fantastic build, incredible amount of detail. Those are Bavarian colours, and I wouldn't pick them for camouflage...

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Re: 1917 Albatros D.V., 1/32 scale, by Wingnut Wings

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Amazing is an understatement. Is that your pleasure room right there, Steve? :P
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stewil
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Re: 1917 Albatros D.V., 1/32 scale, by Wingnut Wings

Post by stewil »

Thank you for your comments Tom and Serafa

Tom you said
I wouldn't pick them for camouflage...
and I quite agree. Sure is pretty & personal though.

Serafa you said
Is that your pleasure room right there, Steve?
tis indeed :lol:
Models = Miracles in miniature = Holding History in ones hand
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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