Bob from Bob’s Buckles posted these wonderful images of his Eduard 1/48 Albatross D.Va, complete with- what else- some of Bob’s Buckles! Great work- thanks for sharing it!
Ltn. Hans Müller’s Alb.D.Va
After many months of love and attention I have finally completed my 1/48th Eduard Albatros DV of Jasta 18 fame.
The rigging was the fun bit for me. I love being tortured!
I anchored my wee buckles into pre drilled holes then rigged with 1LB fishing line. The sleeves were made out of stretched cotton bud handles.
The kit looks a lot cleaner than in reality. I have done some fading to the red on the upper wing. This was achieved with Tamiya Red base coat and Gunze Sangyo red over sprayed. Pre-shading of the rib tapes was done with white.
The white areas have a minimum of “smoke” sprayed on them. This cannot be seen in the pictures, believe me, its subtle.
Bob Von Buckles