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Albatros BII Wingnut Wings 1/32

AVIATTIC decals (ATT32095) for wing fabric.
Mix of Proper Plane and Uschi decals for the fuselage wood grain.

Wire : Modelkasten 0.13mm
Turnbuckles : Gaspatch 1/48

Propeller: watercolor pencils and oils.

Tamiya paints.

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22 responses

  1. Lost of words on this super job, Christian!
    Excellent all over!

  2. This model dissolves the boundary between scale and reality, between the big and the small world! Certainly the best, most convincing and most well-crafted model I have ever seen; simply- no, actually more than- excellent!

  3. The wood effect is excellent! Hard to tell which are the decals and the paint.

  4. Beautiful work, Christian. I have made this kit as well and it is a lovely model; you have done it justice with your handiwork. Very well done.

    Regards,

    Paul

  5. Exceptional build, Christian @christw
    The propellor and weahering are superb, like the rest as well.

  6. Superb! One of the best I've seen.

  7. Congratulations on building both a transporter machine and an object shrinker to get an Albatross from 1916 to the present and shrinking into 1/32 the size. Think about the commercial applications.
    Seriously, that is an outstanding bit of work.

  8. Christian, @christw
    This is an incredibly amazing build... I really like this aircraft type, and now after seeing how well yours is done, I wish that I had purchased one of them before WNW went out of business. I also dabble in building 1/6 scale electric flying models. Most of my builds have been of the WW1 / "Great War" era, and I try to duplicate the actual inner structures as close as possible, to give the model more authenticity and realism. This Albatros B-II would be a perfect choice, to build one this way in 1/6 scale, as it is one of the most beautiful planes from this time. I rate it up there with the Albatros D-II / D-V fighters, and the Pfalz D-III as well.

    This model build has everything done just right. Each time I look at the pictures, I notice something new. If we still had the "model of the month" picks here on Imodeler, this one would likely take the prize !

    This model should be on display in a museum... I'm sure you could pass it off as the real thing, should you ever take pictures of it in an outside natural type of environment.

    I definitely pressed the "liked" button.

  9. So.Beautiful. I envy what you guys who build WWI aircraft can do, with all that cloth and wood texture, rigging, etc. Way beyond my patience level!

  10. The fabric looks great, but painting the "natural wood finish" is incredibly realistic.

    Great result!

  11. Wow! Extremely well-done, Christian. The paint and weathering is perfect.

  12. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

  13. Christian, that is just simply stunning, and a superb example of the modellers' art. Absolutely brilliant, and a joy to the eye.

  14. Outstanding in every way.

  15. πŸ™‚ ... Greetings ... πŸ™‚ :
    This is undoubtedly WW1 aircraft modeling at it's finest.
    The painting of the wooden areas are very convincing as well
    as that of the canvas. Beautiful work.
    Thank you for sharing these images Christian.

  16. Thank you all for your warm comments !

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