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1/48 Tamiya Me 262 A-1a "Schreiber White 4" (FINISHED)

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  • Member since
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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:54 PM

Mopar Madness

I sure do like the subtle streaking on the undersides LD!  Is that airbrushed or oils?

 

Thanks Mopar. It’s airbrushed. I’ll do some oil streaking later. 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:48 AM

Nice.  I’ve tried that, but inevitably what should be a straight line will be painted in at awkward angle! Maybe if I lay down and adjacent piece of tape that might help me with my site lines. Good job. 

Chad

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  • Member since
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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:06 PM

Mopar Madness

Nice.  I’ve tried that, but inevitably what should be a straight line will be painted in at awkward angle! Maybe if I lay down and adjacent piece of tape that might help me with my site lines. Good job. 

 

Yeah, it takes practice. I get in close with low pressure. Thanks again....

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Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, June 13, 2019 5:15 PM

Hi, Joe - Your usual excellent work presented here, thanks for all that you do for us with your so helpful posts.

I should probably know, but don't, what is meant by "fading." You mentioned using Tamiya with the AK, would you please mention a bit of what the process is?

I'm going to try AK, does it come in just one formula like lacquer base, or is there another, like water base also?

Thanks a bunch, Joe.

Patrick

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:59 AM

patrick206

Hi, Joe - Your usual excellent work presented here, thanks for all that you do for us with your so helpful posts.

I should probably know, but don't, what is meant by "fading." You mentioned using Tamiya with the AK, would you please mention a bit of what the process is?

I'm going to try AK, does it come in just one formula like lacquer base, or is there another, like water base also?

Thanks a bunch, Joe.

Patrick

 

 

Thanks Patrick. Fading means I add a lighter color to the original paint color to fade out the paint, to simulate sun fading. I just spray the center of the panels randomly until I like the effect i want. In this case, I added Tamiya white to the 75 and since the 74 is more of a green, I used Tamiya buff (Never add white to green, it won’t look right).  

I think all of the AK real color stuff is the same, lacquer based, but it can be mixed with acrylics. I had no trouble. Also, I had no orange peel at all using this stuff, even at the wing roots which has been problematic the past.  I’m definitely a huge fan. 

Thanks for dropping in bud....

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:32 AM

I finally finished this one up.  It's in the markings of Alfred Schreiber's "White 4" (Werk #130017).  I know it's not the usual Galland, Barr, or Novotny, but I tend to enjoy paying homage to the lesser known pilots with a cool story.  In Schreiber's case, he is widely regarded as having the first kill from a jet in history.  In July of 1944, he shot down a recon Mosquito in this machine. He would claim 5 kills before being killed on November of 1944 in a landing accident. 

The kit was outstanding and typical Tamiya.  The only issues I had was the fit of the nose panels and the windscreen which was a tad small. Other than PE in the pit, it was out of the box.  As I previously discussed, I primarily used the AK Real Colors Luftwaffe set and must say I love them.  I had zero orange peeling on this kit.  Markings were painted on and washes were a mix of Flory and AK Interactive streaking fluid.  I went for subtle as I suspect these had little chance to become weather beaten. 

I will definitely be doing another one soon. 

Thanks for following..... 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:44 AM

Looks fantastic and I like the choice of markings - being the first jet kill.  I'll have to add one of these to the stash. 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:10 AM

keavdog

Looks fantastic and I like the choice of markings - being the first jet kill.  I'll have to add one of these to the stash. 

 

Thanks Dog

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    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:33 AM

awesome 262 the camo is sharp and the weathering is very well done .Yes

Nick.

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:42 AM

crown r n7

awesome 262 the camo is sharp and the weathering is very well done .Yes

 

Thanks Nick

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:09 AM

Turned out another great build. You just can't go wrong with a 262. Beautiful build.Yes

                   

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:50 AM

That turned out great. I love the tone of the new paint, it looks great. Super nice work, again.

BK

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1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

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  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:22 PM

Fantastic finish Joe.  I really like the sublte weathering and the contrast with the AK colors.  Can't wait to try them.  They are scheduled to arrive today.

 

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    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:41 PM

Joe - Thanks for the details on fading and AK paints, very clear explanation. I can see just what you meant in the photos, I'll be trying that on my next build.

The 262 looks just great, another fine one for the logbook.

Patrick

 

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:32 PM

mustang1989

Turned out another great build. You just can't go wrong with a 262. Beautiful build.Yes

 

Thanks Joe. Agreed...I’ll definitely be doing another. 

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:33 PM

BrandonK

That turned out great. I love the tone of the new paint, it looks great. Super nice work, again.

BK

 

Thanks Brandon

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  • Member since
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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:35 PM

Greatmaker

Fantastic finish Joe.  I really like the sublte weathering and the contrast with the AK colors.  Can't wait to try them.  They are scheduled to arrive today.

 

Thanks. Robert. Your going to love them. 

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:37 PM

patrick206

Joe - Thanks for the details on fading and AK paints, very clear explanation. I can see just what you meant in the photos, I'll be trying that on my next build.

The 262 looks just great, another fine one for the logbook.

Patrick

 

 

Thanks Patrick. Give it 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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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:57 PM

Man, beautiful stuff LD!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:31 PM

Mopar Madness

Man, beautiful stuff LD!

 

Thanks Mopar

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GAF
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    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:17 PM

Lawdog,

Another excellent build!  I have that 262 in the stash, but will probably just toss it as I could never come close to the perfection you've shown here!  Wink

BTW, I'm sure you've answered this elsewhere, but what do you do with all the models you finish up?  I know you do some commission builds, but what about the others?  Just curious.

Gary

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:40 PM

GAF

Lawdog,

Another excellent build!  I have that 262 in the stash, but will probably just toss it as I could never come close to the perfection you've shown here!  Wink

BTW, I'm sure you've answered this elsewhere, but what do you do with all the models you finish up?  I know you do some commission builds, but what about the others?  Just curious.

Gary

 

Thanks Gary. Sent it to me, I’ll build it....Whistling

Most of my builds as of late are commissions. This one however was just a subject I’ve wanted to do and a test bed for the AK paints. I rarely keep my builds. I’m weird I guess. I just put it on eBay if you want to buy it....Wink

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GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:52 PM

lawdog114

Thanks Gary. Sent it to me, I’ll build it....Whistling

Most of my builds as of late are commissions. This one however was just a subject I’ve wanted to do and a test bed for the AK paints. I rarely keep my builds. I’m weird I guess. I just put it on eBay if you want to buy it....Wink

Wish I could afford it (either mailing the kit or buying the finished version)! Big Smile

Gary

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:58 PM

Gorgeous work, Sir. This plane is on my list to build.

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, June 21, 2019 1:57 AM

GAF

 

 
lawdog114

Thanks Gary. Sent it to me, I’ll build it....Whistling

Most of my builds as of late are commissions. This one however was just a subject I’ve wanted to do and a test bed for the AK paints. I rarely keep my builds. I’m weird I guess. I just put it on eBay if you want to buy it....Wink

 

 

Wish I could afford it (either mailing the kit or buying the finished version)! Big Smile

Gary

 

Ha!

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  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, June 21, 2019 1:58 AM

Bakster

Gorgeous work, Sir. This plane is on my list to build.

 

Thanks Bakster

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Friday, June 21, 2019 5:20 AM

Looks great! The covers you restored with sheet styrene- great idea. 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, June 21, 2019 6:27 PM

Super as usual, Joe.

John

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  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:54 AM

UnwaryPaladin

Looks great! The covers you restored with sheet styrene- great idea. 

 

Thanks! Yeah I do that all the time. It may not be accurate but it looks when finished. 

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  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:54 AM

jeaton01

Super as usual, Joe.

 

Thanks Jeaton

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