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Albatros Dr.I

by Patrick Chung

 

Albatros Dr.I Triplane

 


Eduard's 1/48 scale Albatros Dr.I is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

This is Eduard's 1/48 Albatros Dr.I Triplane. 

Though the design never brought to combat thanks to its tail heavy nature plus poor pilot's view angle (which made it easy to stall and hard to land), the model itself is a real gem to behold.

 

 

Construction is pretty straightforward with excellent detail delivered via Eduard's hallmark-- finely made PE set. While much time was spent on achieving the wood grain on the bare plywood fuselage, the most time logged to complete the work found struggling with the thick and stubborn lonzenge decals which covered almost all the model surface except the fuselage.

Eduard elected to further complicate this task by printing all the rib tapes on a seperate sheet with all of these tiny strips on a single carrying film! You get to cut those apart by your own!

 

 

The big lonzenge decals reacted poorly to any brand of decal softener. I tried Gunze Mr.Decal Softener, Modeler's and Micro Sol. My only choice was to wait a couple of days to let the decals set on their own.

Other than that, the finished model looks very nice and is well worth the effort.

 


Model, Text and Images Copyright 2001 by Patrick Chung
Page Created 17 June, 2001
Last Updated 18 July, 2001

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