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1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190 A-8 JG 300 "Ernst Schroder" (FINISHED)

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1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190 A-8 JG 300 "Ernst Schroder" (FINISHED)
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, August 19, 2017 3:49 AM

After completing a few large scale subjects, I figured needed to go back to my roots for a bit (so I don't forget!).....1/48.  Of course I'm staying with the Luftwaffe.  Here's the first of three I'm building simultaneously, the Hasegawa Fw190 A-8.  I've done several Hasegawa 1/48 190s, but this is my first A-8.  It's actually the cover art that sparked my interest, Ernst Schroder's "Red 19" of JG 300.  Schroder was far from being an "Uber Ace", but he did flame 7, to include a few P-51s and B-24 heavies. I also learned that he was an avid scale modeler like us!.  I'll use an Ultracast seat, tires, and I have some brass guns I'm gonna shoehorn in. Coincidentally I have an Eagle Cal sheet with Shroder's markings. Please join me.

Except for the Ultracast seat, the pit was done out of the box.  I must say I'm now used to the larger 1/32 detail as I found myself squinting alot....lol. 

The 190 cockpit was kind of basic to begin with,so all it needed was a touch of drybrushing and a wash...

The IP dials were the kit decal.  I find I have better results when they are clear, as opposed to black with white dials.

 

These are fairly painless and I was here in no time.  Even the 4 piece cowl went together without issue.

 "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 Bish on Saturday, August 19, 2017 5:26 AM

O, nice, will be looking forward to this, great start as always.

I've got Red 19 in a 72nd Hase kit, nice subject. Never knew he was a model builder.

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Posted by rooster513 on Saturday, August 19, 2017 6:14 AM

Another nice start Joe. Really nice work on the pit. That IP looks great! I've been watching your recent paint testing with interest...what will you be using on this one?

-Andy

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:54 AM

Interesting story.  Gotta love the fact he was a scale modeler too!  I'm always quite impressed with your cockpits.  In fact, I have your tutorial printed out and it stays in my paint drawer for quick reference!

Chad

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At the plate: Dragon 1/35 Panther F

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, August 19, 2017 9:35 AM

I find myself reminded of a couple of fun 190 GB's we had in the past.

Good to see a classic Lawdog Joe cockpit, and interesting that you are finding 1/48 a bit small.

 

-Greg

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Posted by 7474 on Saturday, August 19, 2017 1:32 PM
This is, as always, will look amazing
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Posted by bvallot on Saturday, August 19, 2017 5:59 PM

As always Joe that's a beautiful start. You've got those Luftwaffe cockpits down to a science. =]

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D-conversion: F6-D William Shomo

Accu Minn P-51A James England

Tamiya F4F-3 Butch O'Hare

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Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:34 PM

rooster513

I've been watching your recent paint testing with interest...what will you be using on this one?

 

Thanks guys...

Andy, I'm gonna try this stuff out.  I bought their RLM 74, 75,76.  They don't offer 70,71 and 65 yet but It's my understanding it's coming.  I'll tell you all what I think.   

 "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 Toshi on Sunday, August 20, 2017 5:45 AM

What a great start.  I'm anxious to see how you like this line of paint!

Toshi

 

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Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

 

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Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 20, 2017 1:08 PM

lawdog114
 
rooster513

I've been watching your recent paint testing with interest...what will you be using on this one?

 

 

 

Thanks guys...

Andy, I'm gonna try this stuff out.  I bought their RLM 74, 75,76.  They don't offer 70,71 and 65 yet but It's my understanding it's coming.  I'll tell you all what I think.   

 

Keen to see what you make of this.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, August 20, 2017 1:52 PM

lawdog114
I'm gonna try this stuff out <Mission Models paint>

Yes, do tell. Waiting with bated breath.....

-Greg

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, August 20, 2017 4:12 PM

Lawdog,

Beautiful start as always. I have always enjoyed your WiP's...it never fails that I learn something new from your detailed builds and history of your subject. Once again, wonderful start and I'll be here to the end. 

Hunter

 

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1:48th Tamiya Japanese A6M5c Zero (Japanese GB VI)

 

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Half-Track GB Build

Battle of Coral Sea GB Build

Battle of Midway GB Build

 

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, August 25, 2017 4:25 AM

Thanks a pants load guys.  I sat down last night and got some work in, particularly on the 190 and 109 with the test run using Mission Paint.  I watched a turorial on You Tube and discovered you have mix the paint with their thinner then add a few drops of their "poly intermix", which I presume is a conditioner or leveler of some type.  I'm glad I bought those too.  I used the "drop" measuring method with the following ratio in a paint palette:

10 drops of paint

4 drops of thinner

2 drops of Poly   

I mixed it then got to painting.  I layed down the RLM 76 and I was pleased with the color.  It looked dead on.  Coverage was good and it dried to a nice eggshell finish, which I prefer. I mixed in some of their white and I was able to fade it.  

Next I moved on to the RLM 75, which again I thought it was perfect to my eye.  It went down great.  I added some white and faded/streaked it a bit. 

I used Blue Tac "worms" for the demarcation lines then sprayed the RLM 74.  Again, Mission nail this color too.  I'm very pleased.  I added some of their Beige that I bought (a Britsh color, was looking for the equivalent to Tamiya Buff) and faded it.

Verdict?......I think I found a viable replacement for Gunze.  I was originally concerned because it's thicker than I'm used to. But don't be fooled, this stuff sprays great.  The colors are dead on, go down nice, and dry to the touch quick.  I like the mottling and fading effects I can get too.  One noteable caveat, do not let this stuff dry in your airbrush as it hardens like toothpaste.  Let some dry overnight in your palette and try to scrape it out.  You'll see what mean.  Clean it out immediately with their thinner or water.  I found that Alcohol doesn't work very well.  I havent tried Lacquer thinner yet. I may try their flat coat as a replacement to Testors dull.    

 

 "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 Bish on Friday, August 25, 2017 5:30 AM

Looking real nice, and thanks for the info on the paint.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, August 25, 2017 7:40 AM

Yeah that looks great Joe! As Bish said thanks for the paint info.

-Andy

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, August 25, 2017 8:21 AM

The information on your paints are priceless.  It sounds like you really enjoyed working with this product.  It sounds like the AB just needs to be thoroughly cleaned.

Everything thing looks great, I'll be waiting for your next progress on this issue. 

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the bench:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

 

In the works:

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, August 25, 2017 8:29 AM

Gorgeous already, Joe. I love watching you paint. You always seem to nail a perfect finish and you make it look easy. 

This is why my builds end up sitting at the painting stage lately. I need some new tools and supplies so I can get such results too lol.

Im looking forward to picking up a real compressor soon. ;)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, August 25, 2017 10:22 AM
Looks pretty good to me Joe, and your review of the paint is some nice information to have

On my bench: AMT X-Wing (1/48ish?) rebuild

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:00 AM

I like the look of the paint, nicely done! This is a water base type of paint you are using?

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:43 PM

TREYZX10R

I like the look of the paint, nicely done! This is a water base type of paint you are using?

 

Thanks guys.  I'm glad my assessment was helpful.

Tosh, your probably right.  I'm still trying to get used to this new Iwata. 

Trey, it is water based, but they recommend their thinner only, to clean the airbrush too.  It has no odor at all, which is nice.  I just got their Flat and Gloss to see how well they perform.  I'm tired of the fumes and dust cloud from Testors Dull and Gloss.  I also picked up their version of Non Specular Blue and Intermediate Blue for the Corsair.  I hope to have the same results.  

Anyways, bench time is at a premium lately......couple minutes here....couple minutes there.  I did sit down and weather this thing (and the 109) with diluted red brown (XF-64) and NATO black (XF-69).  This looks about right to my eye. 

I'll be throwing down some gloss soon.  

 "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 MrStecks on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:14 AM

Note to self: Always pay attention to Lawdog's WIP threads! 

This build is looking fantastic.  The detail in the cockpit, the paint work (and evalution of a new paint), just your methodology in general is very inspiring to me.  Yes

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, September 02, 2017 4:14 AM
Thanks Mark

 "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 TREYZX10R on Saturday, September 02, 2017 8:25 AM

Thanks for the paint info, very informative. Looking awesome, love what you've done with the paint on the bottom. Going to use your build as a paint guide to the 1/4 scale rc version I'm working on.

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Posted by 7474 on Saturday, September 02, 2017 12:45 PM
Beautiful Joe, I've learned a lot from you. Hope some of my models will look like yours
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Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, September 03, 2017 3:35 AM
Thanks guys...

 "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 damouav on Sunday, September 03, 2017 6:26 AM

As always, great work.

Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of the Mission Models paint.

In Progress
1/48 Hasegawa Corsair AU-1 (F4U-6)
Pending
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
1/48 Tamiya P-47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Hasegawa P51-D
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:35 AM

Thanks Damian

I'm going with done here.  It's the 1/48 Hasegawa Focke Wulf Fw190 A-8 in the box art markings of "Red 19", flown by Ernst Schroder of JG 300 in November of 1944.  Schroder scored 7 kills to include 2 B-24 bombers and 4 P-51 Mustangs. I discovered he was also an avid model builder like us.   

The Hasegawa kit is nice right from the box. It's one of my favorite Hasegawa kits.  I added metal gun barrels and an Ultracast seat and wheels.  Decals are a mix of kit and an old Microscale sheet. I had no real issues but I still prefer the paint masks.     

The paint is Mission Models. I have been trying to find a suitable replacement for my noxious Testors Dullcote.  I decided to try Mission's flat and Alclad's Matte version.  I found the Mission to be to shiny and Alclad too dull, as I prefer an ever so slight sheen.  Here you can see I left the spinner in Mission while the rest is Alclad.  I'm open for ideas..

Thanks for looking..

     

 "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 damouav on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:52 AM

Another job well done in my book, and, another

WOW!

In Progress
1/48 Hasegawa Corsair AU-1 (F4U-6)
Pending
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
1/48 Tamiya P-47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Hasegawa P51-D
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:15 AM

As usual, this is a beautiful build.  The thing about your model building is that you make it look easy, and we all know it is not! 

Thanks for the review on Misssion Model paints.  I just recently tried some out on an armor model, and I am very impressed with the results.  I will be buying a LOT more of their paints in the near future. 

Thanks for sharing,

D

 

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:01 AM

That a gorgeous build, Joe. Always impressive stuff from you and thanks for letting us come along.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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