New Albatros Fighter Profiles
Today is Memorial Day in the United States. The weather is hot and I am taking a break to cool down. I decided to post some more of the New Albatros profiles I have been working on. I hope you enjoy them.
New Albatros D.II Profiles
I found the reference material for this drawing on Wing Palette. I need to find more background information for this Albatros D.II. I liked it because of the markings and color. That is reason enough for me.
New Albatros D.III Profiles
This Albatros D.III has always been one of my favorites It was flown by Verner Voss, one of Germany's top aces. It was challenging to do because of all the surface detail you have to deal with either in paint or pixels. The hearts are for his girlfriend, and the swastika in the laurel wreath is an Indian sign of good luck.combine that with a natural wood fuselage and it is a satisfying project.
New Albatros D.V Profiles
Recent information has surfaced showing this profile is incorrect. Greg Van Wyngarden's Albatross Aces book states that there was doubt that this was ever used on that Aircraft. Dan San Abbott verified this on the Aerodrome message board stating that he had misinterpreted the photo of the aircraft. What was a fuselage cross, appeared to be the Ace Of Spades. Even though it is not accurate it was still fun profile to do. I will update this profile soon so it is historically accurate..
New Albatros D.Va Profiles
I am still searching for more information on this Albatros D.Va. I had seen a photo of a modern restoration and liked the insignia and paint scheme. I still need to do another attempt at getting the insignia just right and stand up to reduction of the image for a thumbnail picture.