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Eduard 1/48 Albatros DVa, final installment

May 9, 2017 in Aviation

Hello again.
Last of the project, basically with all the same changes and improvements than the previous two but with the needed changes to represent a DVa. Main difference is that the finishing was done mainly with decals (the other two were mainly with paint) for the obvious reason of the lozenge finishes in the main planes and tail. Lozenge decals from MicroSculpt and external wood decals from Uschi, the rest of the markings came from the Eduard sheets of the involved kits.
This machine is usually represented with the later crosses and white rudder, but I liked this version more.
I spent almost 13 months with these three models, I hope you enjoy the results.

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12 responses to Eduard 1/48 Albatros DVa, final installment

  1. Just beautiful work! I don’t know how you guys do all that turnbuckle rigging and keep your sanity! A great collection to be proud of.

  2. Simply beautiful Ruben, wonderful scheme and build!
    Thanks for this.

  3. Yeah, like Greg said-Beautiful work Ruben!

  4. That kit is so nice it’s hard not to get a good result. You’ve gotten a great result times three. I really like this last one.

  5. Marvelous accomplishment in a mere (well spent) 13 months! Beautiful results on all 3, but especially love the last with the lozenge & pink rib tapes- a stunner! Gaspatch turnbuckles? and those valve springs… WOW!

  6. Beautiful !!!!!! The Albatros is one of my all time favorite WW1 planes. I really like these. The lozenge camouflage really looks fantastic. Great work. Thanks for sharing these photos with us.

  7. Masterful workmanship and finish, sir…..three thumbs up!

  8. Oh, Ruben. This different class. Beautiful work!

  9. Hello all, thank you for your kind words.

  10. Beautiful seems to be the favourite word in the comments above, and I agree.

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