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Albatros CIII 1/48
Louis
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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 05:57 AM UTC
Legs ... legs ... yes, but

PiotrM sent me a clear picture of the dragon where we see the beginning ... of a hind leg.

In any case, I see her.







Obviously for its shape ...

We also see what is in front of the windshield and I did not see the blurry photo at my disposal.

We see it well here too. Their role is described in the text.





"A handle (P) to arm the machine gun and the other connected to a hammer to hit the metal piece that carries the weapon."

It's for this kind of thing that I sometimes like internet.

Thank you PIOTR !!!

Regards
Louis
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 09:55 AM UTC
Hello,

The Dragon with two hind legs:



Of course it can also be other things, fins ... scales, other stuff.

please give me some ideas, something else or new pictures.

Regards.
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 03:30 AM UTC
Wow, absolutely beautiful, amazing attention to detail, I salute you sir.
Louis
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 05:45 AM UTC
Hi!

Completed !
Finally !!!


I painted paws to my dragon. They are probably a little big and the black line too thick. Their shape is inspired by the front legs.







The small planes at the front are painted on a piece of transparent decal. As a model for me, a DH2 side crocodile and a RE8 on the other. Note that the position of the air vents is not correct when compared with photos and decoration.







- The springs that close the hood are made with a bulb filament. It is not seen...
- On the radiator, the "thing" to do.
- The mechanism that synchronizes the propeller and the hood machine gun is redone.
- The hose connecting the tank to the engine is copper.
- The brake is equipped with cables, a front, a behind. The train rests on bungees, it is nylon 0.2mm. Normally they are packaged in a protective cook as on the B II.
- At the level of the articulation of the wing of the dragon, it is necessary to add the circular trapdoor.
- The wheels are sanded to be less thick.



The support of the signal flares is made with a piece of plastic and aluminum food tray.


The turret is arranged: two handles, a support for the machine gun. The one provided in the Eduard kit is too long. I cut it in half.
I put two mirrors, one on each side.
The controller and the rod in front of the windshield are to be added too.



The machine gun is resin and comes from Eduard. Very beautiful but a pity that it lacks the support. It is difficult to hold and fix in front of the ammunition drum.

If you fix it like mine on both sides, check that the turret is still in its place.

The crutch is Eduard's. Very fragile, it must touch the fuselage, otherwise the fins touch the ground ... This is the case at home where the support of the aircraft.
I do not see how to do without disassembling the fins, so it will remain perched like that.









Regards !
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 07:10 AM UTC
Louis you sir are a modelling god! That's a stunning representation I applaud you work!
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 09:55 AM UTC
Louis. It has been a great privilege to follow your work.
Truly inspiring!

Cheers

Karl
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 03:45 AM UTC
We need George Takei to come in and say "Oh my!" the way only he can.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 04:22 AM UTC
Superb!
Louis
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
Thank you very much!!!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 10:00 PM UTC
Louis! Another jewel of a build. it is inspiring to see. Thank you sincerely for the treat. Model On!
Louis
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 02:43 AM UTC
Thank you Stephen !