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Eduard 1/48 Albatros DVa - addicted to rigging 3 months 2 weeks ago #1

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So continuing with our adventures in rigging and WW1 subjects, I have the Eduard Albatros DV in 1/48
The moulding looks excellent, there are a lot of PE options throughout, the decals are going to look amazing, and if that's not good enough I accidentally bought 2..

the box , I plan to go with this colour scheme..



2 sprues,




lots of decals, even strips for the ribbing, fun



and the colour scheme - I especially like the bright green tail

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Eduard 1/48 Albatros DVa - addicted to rigging 3 months 2 weeks ago #2

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arrowtrader wrote: I plan to go with this colour scheme..




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Eduard 1/48 Albatros DVa - addicted to rigging 3 months 2 weeks ago #3

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Quick question to anyone really, a problem I have encountered more recently is the issue of paint simply not sticking to the plastic, and it is especially bad with this kit - it is almost like the plastic has a repellent coating and no solvent seems to make any difference. Obviously this makes for a really bad show of painting, and I would really appreciate some suggestions from anyone who has encountered this with other kits and has a solution, before going to much further.

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Thanks kiwimodellers!

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Eduard 1/48 Albatros DVa - addicted to rigging 3 months 2 weeks ago #4

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Given you've used solvents (I assume alcohol or meths?) I would suggest trying a less toxic route first by soaking in vinegar and then wash in detergent and warm water. This has actually worked on plastic for me in the past. If this fails my go to would be call in the heavy hitter - Gaianotes Resin Wash (hard to find now with BNA no longer shipping it). When my Gaianotes eventually runs out I may well shift to a locally available product like 3M Prep Solvent. I've not tried 3M but if car painting pro's use the stuff it's probably worth a punt.
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Eduard 1/48 Albatros DVa - addicted to rigging 3 months 2 weeks ago #5

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I'd be careful with that 3M stuff it can soften plastic. I have used a citrus cleaner before with good results i also use a plastic adhesion promoter on any plastic i think could be troublesome.
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Currently hacking away at:
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1/48 Tamiya Mosquito
1/35 Asuka Firefly VC "on hold"

Eduard 1/48 Albatros DVa - addicted to rigging 3 months 2 weeks ago #6

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Made a start with the cockpit interior - PE parts include instrument panel on right, various dials, seatbelts and attachments

Paint issue still a pain, I have tried meths, soap and water, lacquer thinners (best so far but dissolves plastic if not careful). I believe the answer might be a spray coat of primer
(Alclad microfiller primer) thinned with the lacquer thinners for the exterior paint job - special thanks for all your suggestions above, really helpful

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Eduard 1/48 Albatros DVa - addicted to rigging 3 months 2 weeks ago #7

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B) nice

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Currently hacking away at:
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1/48 Tamiya Mosquito
1/35 Asuka Firefly VC "on hold"

Eduard 1/48 Albatros DVa - addicted to rigging 3 months 1 week ago #8

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Can't help with your paint issues but that cockpit is looking good.

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