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Finished: Eduard 1/48 Bf-109E3 Condor Legion

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, March 02, 2018 4:52 PM

Well done, Brandon.

John

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  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Thursday, March 01, 2018 9:33 PM

blackdog62

brandon I heard that same thing about model master so I called them I ended up talking to one of there engineers he got into his pc while I was on the line and couldn't find any info about there line or testors line of paint being droped. but who knows?

all we have in my area is testors model master and just got a little vallejo at are new hobby lobby and lost are tamyia with the loss of another ma and pa hobby shop

 

I see mission model paints now have many Rlm colors. I’ve heard very good things about them. 

 

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Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 7:09 PM

brandon I heard that same thing about model master so I called them I ended up talking to one of there engineers he got into his pc while I was on the line and couldn't find any info about there line or testors line of paint being droped. but who knows?

all we have in my area is testors model master and just got a little vallejo at are new hobby lobby and lost are tamyia with the loss of another ma and pa hobby shop

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Posted by BrandonD on Thursday, March 01, 2018 6:29 PM

I only have a few because I prefer the acrylics and lacquers over enamels, but I use Model Master when there's a gap or I'm too lazy to mix. Generally I prefer Mr. Paint, and I unfortunately heard Model Master is getting rid of their military colors line. Local hobby store is putting an X over each item in the stock rack.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/18/t/175408.aspx?page=1

I did not know that about the Dora. That's pretty awesome.

-BD-

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Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:48 PM

brandon if you use a lot of model master paints they have a book out. model master modelers technical guide.

I use mine for color matching all the time. I just wish they would update there color chip pages. I was also surprised to find out that model master supplied the paint for the real FW-190D yellow 10.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:41 PM

howdy stickpusher while doing resurch on my 109-b im working on i also found out that the E-3 was indeed sent there. its seems the Luftwaffe sent there early birds  there in a fast program for testing.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:12 PM

Excellent finish! I did not know that the E-3 made it to Spain and the Condor Legion.

 

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Posted by BrandonD on Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:03 PM

Thanks, all!

Joe - no, these were RLM 62 or 63. So, light gray or light green. Jury is apparently still out on that. Although RLM02 mixed with the color I used might be more what I actually wanted.

Blackdog - thanks for the info - that would esplain the cast to the color. I'm not sure I buy the whole "scale effect" thing, or we would have to allow for pink Ferraris, but I do think lighter colors sometimes just look better, so maybe I am a proponent after all and just don't know it.

-BD-

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Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 3:48 PM

howdy Brandon the build looks very nice the detail is awsom. model master dose not put it on there packaging but in there book it states there paints for 1/48  cut at 25% with white. I use there white primer that has a bit of blue in it.

the scale effects they list are as follows

1/32 10% white  1/48 25% white and 1/72 30% white. i think they should make this info more avalable being there product is sold everwhere. atleast in the states.

hope this helps in the future.

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  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 3:18 PM

BD, I’d pick this scheme for the same reasons you outlined. Very cool subject, Condor Legion birds don’t get much love. 

Thanks for sharing. 

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  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Thursday, March 01, 2018 2:45 PM

Very cool bird. Nice to see one with a different scheme.  She's a real beauty!

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, March 01, 2018 9:10 AM

Correct color or not, this is one very  cool looking scheme. I really like how this turned out. Well done, BD.

BK

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1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: Kenetics 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 1:56 AM

Gotta love an armed Mickey...turned out great. Weathering looks fine to me. I agree the color seems off. Weren’t these overall RLM 02? I’m not too knowledgeable about pre 40 Luftwaffe. Great job none the less.

 "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 BrandonD on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:17 PM

Ok, I finished this one. I don't love the paint color, since it looks a little off to me, but that's what Model Master had for the RLM match and I went with it.

That said, this one is cleaner than I usually like to see, but it was also late to the game. I chose this scheme because I liked the beer on the side, and Mickey Mouse packing heat.

COndor Legion 109

COndor Legion 109 05

COndor Legion 109 04

COndor Legion 109 03

COndor Legion 109 02

COndor Legion 109 01

-BD-

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Posted by BrandonD on Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:47 PM

Thanks, Lawdog. Nothing too serious because I was alert to things that needed paying attention to, and I'm 100 percent now.

Yeah, the yellow hub is interesting, and I chose this scheme because of the beer under the canopy.

I got the flat clear on it last night and will hopefully get the exhaust staining on it soon and call it done.

-BD-

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  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:34 AM
Looking sweet Brandon. Interesting with the yellow prop hub. I'm glad your feeling better. I hope it was nothing too serious.

 "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 BrandonD on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 12:51 PM

Thanks for the kind words, all. I'm working on the exhaust staining now, as well as some light weathering on the underside. Should have it wrapped soon.

-BD-

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, January 15, 2018 4:42 AM

Glad to have you back at it.  It looks fantastic with those markings!  Keep up the great work!

You friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:14 AM

I like the paint and finish!  The exhaust masking looks great too.

Chad

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On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

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Posted by 7474 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:10 AM
Great job on the Emil.
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Posted by BrandonD on Friday, January 12, 2018 1:42 PM

Hi all,

It's been a while since I've been in here (holidays, health stuff blah blah), but I've finally had some time to get back at it and got most of this Spanish Civil War 109E together.

The Eduard decals went down as they always do - amazingly. I gave it a Flory Grime wash, attached the wheels and am going to flat clear it this weekend and hopefully add exhaust and exhaust stains and call it good.

I actually lost one of the wing guns to the carpet monster so had to buy a resin replacement.

Untitled

 

UntitledAnyway, that's where she sits now.

Glad to beback at the bench!

-BD-

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 17, 2017 6:16 PM

Great masking on the wing tips and exhaust. These Condor Legion aircraft are pretty darn cool. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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Posted by ChrisJH666 on Friday, November 17, 2017 2:27 PM

Looking good!

In the queue: 1/48 Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), P43 Lancer (RAAF), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b

 

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Posted by BrandonD on Friday, November 17, 2017 1:18 PM

I have my 109 in its base paint scheme finally. Still need some touching up where I missed masking on the black parts, but that's pretty easy.

I used Model Master RLM 63 Lichtgrau for the topside, and while it looks a little light to my eye, some weathering will hopefully sort it out. The black around the exhaust and wing roots is just the primer, since I was being lazy. I used my Tamiya RLM 65 mix on the underside, and just straight Tamiya white sprayed thin over gray primer on the wingtips. 

UntitledI'm going to see if I can't hit the top of the engine with some black, as it's visibl through the vents. I'll try with a brush, but may have to mask and shoot it in there with the airbrush.

I also need to touch up some of the RLM 02 with my Mr. Paint under the slats (not yet glued down).

I was planning on masking the wing insignia, but then though, "Nah, Eduard decals are so good that I just don't want to deal with it." I am, however, masking and painting the rudder insignia.

I was happy to get the enamel top coat on before I head out of town. It'll be fully cured when I get back.

Unfortunately, I did break off the tail wheel strut, just like I did last time I built an Eduard -E, so I'll need to get some tubing or wire out, as well as add the tail antenna point thingy back since I managed to break that.

Thanks for looking!

-BD-

 

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Posted by BrandonD on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:10 PM

Thanks, all!

Well, I dropped it while masking the white wingtips and of course broke the tail wheel off just like I did last time I built Eduard's 109E.

They REALLY need to stop engineering them in a way that makes you add the tail wheel before closing the fuselage halves. THey did that on their new G and F series, too.

-BD-

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Posted by BrandonD on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:08 PM

lawdog114
Nice start. Be careful when assembling the top cowl gun deck area as it can be finicky. I would assemble the whole front end, gun deck then add the cockpit from underneath. I remember having issues there and this was how I solved it.
 

Thanks, Joe. That's the route I took, too. I feel like it helps center everything. I put the glue on it, then put the other fuselage half on to hold it in position while it dried, then I released it again before adding the rest. Really helps provide positive location when the locating pins are lacking a bit.

-BD-

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:19 PM

Your moving right along.  Cockpit looks great!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:44 PM

Brandon,

It's looking great sir....I'll be here watching!

Hunter 

      

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Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:43 AM
Nice start. Be careful when assembling the top cowl gun deck area as it can be finicky. I would assemble the whole front end, gun deck then add the cockpit from underneath. I remember having issues there and this was how I solved it.

 "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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