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1/48 Tamiya Bf109 E-4/7 Trop Lt Werner Schroer JG 27

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  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
1/48 Tamiya Bf109 E-4/7 Trop Lt Werner Schroer JG 27
Posted by Greatmaker on Thursday, November 01, 2018 12:28 PM

Well this was an extremely fun kit to build.  Most of the troubles were of my own making such as forgetting to put in the little armor plate behind the pilots head before I cemented the canopy on. The colors are Model Master acrylic RLM/65/79/80. For some reason I had some lift off of the 65 as you can see. I decided to make it as historically accurate as I could compared to the color pic, so I used the template and cut out all the spots with a fine ballpoint pen against a metal plate. That worked great.  It took me about 3 hours to do all the "cutting"  First time I used Alclad's Aqua Gloss and I was really happy with how that went on.  The main issue I had was with the decals.  Despite using micro set to place the smaller ones they just fell off.  The red "____zu" decals are from another kit. I must admit that I did not place the number decals.  I figured they would fall off too so I just used a fine black marker to make spots. I would like to thank Lawdog for all of his advice on this built. His assistance helped me to greatly improve my skills. I still have along way to go but I'm inching forward.  Thanks for looking

 IMG_1687 by Robert Pederson, on Flickr

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, November 01, 2018 12:58 PM

Looks great Robert!  The mask is a great idea.  Maybe a market for that. 

Thanks,

John

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    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Thursday, November 01, 2018 2:39 PM

Thanks John

It tedious but I like how it turned out

 

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    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, November 01, 2018 3:01 PM
Turned out beautiful Robert! That camo turned out perfect. You should be proud of that. Joe

 "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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    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, November 01, 2018 3:05 PM

The camouflage is terrific! Musta taken you a week to cut the pattern out.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Thursday, November 01, 2018 3:18 PM
Beautiful work. That camo looks spot on!
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    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Thursday, November 01, 2018 4:05 PM

lawdog114
Turned out beautiful Robert! That camo turned out perfect. You should be proud of that. Joe
 

Thanks Joe you had a lot to do with how it turned out

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Thursday, November 01, 2018 4:07 PM

fotofrank

The camouflage is terrific! Musta taken you a week to cut the pattern out.

 

Thank you!

Actually it went faster than I thought it was 3 hours worth

 

 

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    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:52 PM

Greatmaker

 

 
fotofrank

The camouflage is terrific! Musta taken you a week to cut the pattern out.

 

 

 

Thank you!

Actually it went faster than I thought it was 3 hours worth

 

 

I have an old Hasegawa Bf 109 kit on tap. The box art is this airplane. I thought about it but the camouglage pattern looked to be too complicated for this old man. Instead, mine is going to be one of the yellow nose "Abbeville Boys" during the Battle of Britain.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, November 01, 2018 10:21 PM

The camo technique produces great results! The antennae wire looks great too.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 02, 2018 11:23 AM

The masks worked great! Beautiful job replicating the actual plane. Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Friday, November 02, 2018 11:36 AM

You did a great job on a tough scheme! Love the mask idea!

-Andy

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    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Friday, November 02, 2018 3:36 PM

Thanks guys  I’m glad the pen worked. There was no way I could’ve cut those out with a knife. I’m sure I would’ve lost a finger or three if I tried 

 

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