2.BUILDING THE WINGNUT WINGS ALBATROS D.V/D.VA
FOR the second WINDSOCK Worldwide Modelling Special, Ray Rimell turns the spotlight full-square on Wingnut Wings' hugely popular 1:32 scale Albatros D.V/D.Va kits, presenting a comprehensive meld of practical modelling guides, unique archive reference, exclusive airframe close-up details and all-new Ronny Bar colour profiles. Profusely illustrated with over 250 photos,this 48 page builders' guide to the iconic WWI Albatros fighters includes mini-reviews of both kits; a detailed D.V build log; D.Va 'quick-build',and an extended section on building the D.Va with suggestions for super-detailing and adding upgrades, as well as fully exploring the fool-proof application of 'lozenge' decals and masking techniques for complex colour schemes.
Other chapters cover the creation of further details and dioramic display considerations, and there's also a full listing of available 1:32 scale after-market Albatros model accessories and decals. In addition are three archive spreads of rare wartime photos supplementing those appearing throughout the main chapters, with yet more supporting the 15 colour captions; a centrespread of TVAL's first two Albatros D.Va reproductions, and over two dozen colour close-ups of both aircraft to help modellers seeking to go the extra distance.
Last remaining copy, signed by the author, now comes with a bumper selection of 1:32 scale Albatros decal sheets along with HGW PE super detail set 132044 (less two wheel masks) and three surprise bonus items- perfect add-on items for enhancing your WNW kit!!
What the reviewers said:
''The text is informative and the author does not shy away from passing on his modelling techniques and methods. The A4 format is perfect for passing on this knowledge,with the images being to a size that allows maximum detail to be gleaned by the reader ''...
''Initial impressions of this Special are a little overwhelming-there is so much packed in there -but the publication has new things to catch your eye every time you open it ''...
''Sublime photography and artwork aside,make no mistake that the star is the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.V and D.Va kits. Ray Rimell's 8 part guide is as comprehensive as it is informative ''...
''At less than the asking price for one of the models themselves,this latest modelling masterpiece by author Ray Rimell is a must-have for anyone intending to build one Wingnut Wings Albatros D-type model kits ''...
The Australian Society of World War One Aero Historians