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1:48 Albatros D.III Profipack
TedMamere
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Moselle, France
Joined: May 15, 2005
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Posted: Monday, February 08, 2010 - 08:32 PM UTC


Here is a review of Eduard's 1:48 Albatros D.III. Not a new kit but a new Profipack boxing for those wanting a little bit more than what is provided in the Weekend Edition.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
JackFlash
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 12:24 AM UTC
Minor problem with the markings for D - Hans-Georg Lübbert – Jasta 11 / Rudolf Hohberg – FA(A)263.

The colour fields on the fuselage were quartered not halved. Ltn. Lübbert was nicknamed "The bullet catcher." Hence the patches on the vertical fin.







CaptainA
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 03:11 AM UTC
I have a few on the way. A person can never have to many Albatri.
JackFlash
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 02:09 AM UTC
I think I have 8 kits on the shelf at this time.
thegirl
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 02:20 AM UTC
Very nice build Stephen and colourful !

JackFlash
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 02:28 AM UTC
It is one of my Alb. D.III builds from 1999. I did some research touching base with author Greg VanWygarden.
Kornbeef
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 06, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 04:16 AM UTC
when this came out originally, it was and still is the best Albi in this scale and still one of the best kits Eduard did, it's good to see it back... I even used one to *improve* their DV offering substantially, not that I ever finished that..hmmm now where is that stashed? I wonder :-P
JackFlash
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 12:32 PM UTC
Bringing this up for a fellow modeler who also expressed concerns on the wheels and landing gear legs.


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". . .Ressurecting this old thread for a comparison of the early 80xx series issue wheels to the 81xx series. These are fine resin copies made for me by modeler Cameron Lynch (good fellow). . ."



Upper image has the old early kit wheels.

Lower image has the newer mold wheels. Landing gear is shaped & bent brass 'STRUTZ' rod.