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JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 06:13 PM UTC

HGW has given us a new selection of water slide wood grain decals. Some sheets come in generic panel sections others come in a layout that is designed for specific aircraft. Here we discuss the decal sheet panels for the Eduard 1:48 Alb. D.V/Va.

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JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2011 - 03:58 AM UTC
Not bad for an over all effect.

JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 12:26 AM UTC
Working on this build there are several areas the HGW cookie cutter decals don't reach or cover. Specifically its the lower wing roots. Now I will be able to fit them as I purchased two sheets, But consider that you may need to pick up their generic sheets that are simply block of wood grain decal.





JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 06:25 PM UTC


While I am using an early Eduard series 80xx kit fuselage & wings I chose decals set from their new #8112 kit to do Walter Böning's machine D.2092/17. In the past Eduard and Propag decals have done this machine in Red, black and blue bandings. Due to the fact that he commanded Jasta 76b it was probably dark or cobalt blue.

"By the time that Walter Böning became the first CO of Jasta 76b, he had already six victories to his credit, achieved while attached to Jasta 19. With the new unit, he gained a further eleven kills over British and French aircraft. He gained the last two on May 30th, 1918, but the following day would prove fateful. On initiating combat with Camels from No.70 Squadron, RAF, he suffered a minor collision with a colleague, Vzfw (acting sergeant). George Markert. Both were able to recover, but having lost focus, were immediately attacked. Markert went down in flames, while Böning was able to land at his own airfield, but did went to the hospital."

Ltn.d.R. Walter Böning is WIA in the lower left leg at 18.15 hours over Fricourt in Albatros D.Va 5765/17 and to hospital.

As can be seen he was not wounded in this machine. The Eduard wing camouflage colouring is not accurate for D.2092/17 . The transition from the Alb. D.V 1st batch to the second saw the introduction of the Lilac (not mauve) colour for Johannistahl built machines. These usually employed either dk green & lt. grn or a brighter verion of the lt. grn and the violet / lilac.
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 11:17 AM UTC
Here the wing roots have been covered.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 04:55 PM UTC
Fitting the prop and a bit of touch up and she's done. My last for 2011.
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 01:34 PM UTC
Here is the finished build using the HGW wood grain decal for the Eduard 1:48 Albatros D.V / va kit.