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WNW Albatros D.V (1/32)

November 7, 2013 in Aviation

Just completed my Albatros after a year of on-off building. Assembly of this kit was really enjoyable, but there is a lot of room for improvements. As my first kit in 32nd scale after a long time, It was a test of patience and it is not the kit you want to build fast. There is so much extra details you can put into this model, and I tried to do my best.
Building this kit is pretty straightforward, although i recommend to be extra careful when assembling interiors due to perfect parts fit. Even the slight amount of excess paint can cause you the problems, because the part just wont fit perfectly. Other than that, the kit itself is probably the best I’ve ever built, with perfect fit, no sinkmarks or excess flash.
The model was painted with Mr. color paints, mixed to match the appropriate tone of the camouflage. As I can’t build anything oob anymore, I used the following aftermarket parts: Master Spandau machine guns, Gaspatch turnbuckles and HGW fabric seatbelts.
For the base I used Model Scene grass and the old guy standing next to the plane is a great mechanic from Kellerkind miniatures.
This Albatros was flown by Eduard Ritter von Schleich, Jasta 21, Sept 1917 (35 victories).

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14 responses to WNW Albatros D.V (1/32)

  1. Glad to see to see someone finish one of these. Mine stalled out at the electrical system on the engine.
    Well done on yours.

  2. Outstanding workmanship, sir….you are to be commended for your talents.

  3. I’ve seen quite a few of the WNW kits at exhibitions here in England, including several brought over from Europe for British shows, and yours certainly stands up well in terms of accuracy of detail and subtlety of finishes.

    Clearly, a sustained level of expertise has been applied to this build.

  4. Greg’s,
    An absolutely beautiful job you did on this model. My whole hearted compliments to you.

  5. Absolutley outstanding build, great finishing and attention to detail.
    Very well done.

  6. This really takes your breath away ! THANK YOU for sharing your Albatros with the world.

  7. Really beautiful build, detailing and finish, Grega, your patience has paid off, you must be very pleased with the finished model.

  8. Wonderful Albatros! Very reverent attitude to the detailing.

    Best regards, Vlad.

  9. Wicked good job! Your engine work is outstanding, the finish is very clean, wonderful effort.

  10. nice and neatly constructed a model of the WNW hope to intervene in the top competitions

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