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1/48 Tamiya Bf 109G-6, Fw. Heinrich Bartels, 11./JG 27, Kalamaki, Greece, November 1943 (Complete)

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1/48 Tamiya Bf 109G-6, Fw. Heinrich Bartels, 11./JG 27, Kalamaki, Greece, November 1943 (Complete)
Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, March 29, 2021 9:05 PM

It's time to model Heinrich Bartel's Bf 109G-6 based in Greece in November 1943. Rot dreizehn is a pretty snappy scheme that I've wanted to do for a while. White trim, red markings, spinner spiral and sawtooth Erla wing camo -- what's not to like? I'll also be posting in the Messerschmitt Group Build thread. 

 

There are quite a few photos of this plane on the web, including this one in flight. 

 

Heinrich Bartels was a 99-victory ace. Here he is after tallying his 70th victory, which was one of four P-38's he shot down on November 15, 1943. 

 

I'm using Tamiya's 1/48 kit with aftermarket decals. I'll be using a few aftermarket goodies including the guns. The main paints will be Mr. Color lacquers. 

The office is complete. 

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:54 AM
Wow. That looks great.

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:39 AM

Beaut work Hoss. Great subject too. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:42 PM

tempestjohnny
Wow. That looks great.
 

Thanks tempest.

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Posted by Hoss WA on Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:43 PM

lawdog114

Beaut work Hoss. Great subject too. 

 

Thanks Lawdog. 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:47 PM

The interior work on the engine compartment is complete as well as the insides of the interchangable covers. 

I'll show more of the interior during the final photos. I masked up the engine for painting before I thought to take some pics.

The main build is complete. Here it is primed and with the RLM 76 down. Wings next. 

 

 

 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, April 5, 2021 8:03 PM

The main painting is now complete. I used paper cut out masks for the wing camo and I think it came out pretty well. The interchangable and removable covers are also complete. I painted the spinner because the decal didn't quite match my reference photos. Gloss coat and decals are next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, April 5, 2021 9:04 PM

That is some top notch work, Hoss. That spinner is especially impressive!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:13 PM

M. Brindos

That is some top notch work, Hoss. That spinner is especially impressive!

 

Thanks Mike. Much appreciated. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:15 PM

No problem, Hoss. You're work is consistently impressive. 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:58 PM

Great work, Hoss - I like the different, non-splinter, camo scheme.  How did you paint the spinner - I'm thinking along the lines of a spiral-cut mask, maybe?  

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:20 PM

Nice spinner!

On the Bench:

  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D Done!
  • Italeri F-100D 1/72  Done!
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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:28 PM

Very nice work so far.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Hoss WA on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:36 PM

Hutch6390

Great work, Hoss - I like the different, non-splinter, camo scheme.  How did you paint the spinner - I'm thinking along the lines of a spiral-cut mask, maybe?  

 

Thanks Hutch. I first painted the spinner white and then masked with 2mm Tamiya flexible tape. Then a light coat of black. A little touch up was needed but not too much. Thanks. 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:36 PM

cbaltrin

Nice spinner!

 

Thanks cbaltrin!

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Posted by Hoss WA on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:36 PM

keavdog

Very nice work so far.  

 

Thanks keavdog. 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:44 AM
I'd love to know how you cut the mask for the spinner

 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, April 9, 2021 7:31 PM

tempestjohnny
I'd love to know how you cut the mask for the spinner
 

Hi tempest - I used 2mm wide Tamiya flexible tape and cut a taper starting at about 2cm from the end. I needed to do a little clean up after spraying the black but it was minor. Thanks.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:04 PM

I can tell there's a lot of work put in that spinner.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, April 11, 2021 9:10 PM

Mopar Madness

I can tell there's a lot of work put in that spinner.

 

Thanks Chad. 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, April 11, 2021 9:29 PM

My rendition of Rot Dreizehn is now complete. Since the last update, gloss coat and decals, weathering and flat coat were applied along with the final doodads to finish the build. 

I tried Mr. Color GX100 Super Clear for the gloss coat thinned 1:2 with Mr. Color Leveling thinner and really liked it. It dried instantly and was great for the decals and washes, etc. 

Eagle Cal decals were used along with some of the kit decals for various markings and I wasn't 100% happy. They dried with a rough surface texture that I needed to coat and sand down a bit. It may have been that they were about 20 years old but not sure. 

I used my typical Flory dark dirt wash for panel lines and used quite a few pastels and pigments for dust and dirt. 

I used a 1:1 mix of Alclad Matte and Flat to give a sheen a bit more than dead flat and probably applied too much because it took a while to dry. 

Photos showed that the back side of the props were heavily worn but the rest of the machine was well maintained with a nominal amount of dust and dirt, but not alot of chipping and scratching. So that's what I tried to capture. 

Overall, it was a fun kit to build. It's a little more complex and robust than the Eduard Gustav, of which I've built several. Eduard gets the edge in exterior detail but the engine in the Tamiya kit is a nice touch. Add-ons included guns and cannons for the pods and of course the decals. 

Enjoy the photos and thanks for looking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Monday, April 12, 2021 9:10 AM

That's one beautiful build!Yes

Mike

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Posted by Back to the bench on Monday, April 12, 2021 12:44 PM

Very, very nice! Outstanding photos as well. 

Gil
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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, April 12, 2021 9:51 PM

Absolutely gorgeous ❤️

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:23 PM

Buckeye2

That's one beautiful build!Yes

Mike

 

Thanks Mike!

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Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:23 PM

Back to the bench

Very, very nice! Outstanding photos as well. 

 

Thanks Gil!

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Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:24 PM

M. Brindos

Absolutely gorgeous ❤️

 

Thanks Mike! Much appreciated. 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:47 AM
Spectacular work. Intrigued by the GX100 quick curing time. I may have to give that a try.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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