I managed to ferret away a few odd minutes for some painting today. As well as working on Laura's Tigers I managed to have a crack at a WoW repaint. The subject is the "Stropp" Albatros , which currently resides in the Smithsonian Air and Space museum in Washington. I bought a "Jentsch" Albatros at Penarth yesterday as this seems to be the best point from which to start. Here's the result:
Now, the finished article isn't ideal. I decided to hand paint the markings rather than using decals for the crossesand they came out OK, but aren't brilliant. I suspect that the model may be subject to some "sprucing up" over the next few months.
The astute readers will notice that the model isn't an exact match to the aircraft in the Smithsonian. in particular mine has purple and green camouflage on the wings, whereas the Smithsonian one has lozenges. In doing background reading it transpires that the Smithsonian machine is an amalgam of three aircraft, and the original wings that matched the fuselage were painted in purple and green.
Anyway, model finished - I just need to find time to take to the skies!