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1/48 Eduard Bf 109 F-2 JG 26 "Mickey Sprick" (Finished)

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
1/48 Eduard Bf 109 F-2 JG 26 "Mickey Sprick" (Finished)
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, August 14, 2020 2:59 AM

I can't quite get out of the Luftwaffe mode, so after Eduard's Emil, I figured I'd give their "Freddie" a whirl.  Coincidentally I have their new FW190 A-6 on it's way to my porch and will hit the bench soon too.  So many cool schemes.....I should seek help. Perhaps I'm really starting to like these Eduard kits.   

I like to do the lesser known aces sometimes, aside from the usual Galland, Hartmann, Barkhorn machines.  So I'll be doing another yellow noser, this time "Black 13", a JG26 machine flown by Gustav "Mickey" Sprick in June of 1941. Sprick had 31 confirmed kills, all on the Western front. On June 28th 1941, during combat with Spitfires, he was KIA when his wing came off while attempting a Split S manuever.

 

 

 

I built their G-2 not too long ago and I remember it being quite painless.  I believe this is essential the same plane aside from some small details, but I'm no expert.  I started with the pit.  Like most of their Profipack kits, they are a nice mix of PE and plastic detail and need nothing.  I gave it "the business" in RLM 66 I mixed with XF-24 dark Grey and some black.  

The fuel line (yellow pipe) is a separate done in clear, so you can tape off the clear section and paint the rest.  What a nice touch.  It's the little things..... 

I should be closing it up 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 keavdog on Friday, August 14, 2020 4:01 AM

Beautiful work as always.  Was this structural failure an anomoly?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, August 14, 2020 6:11 AM
Would you look at that, Joe is doing a 109. And the box got opened airbrush filled and cockpit done in 10 minutes.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 14, 2020 8:54 PM

Sssssssmokin!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by bvallot on Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:14 PM

It's always the little things. =] Keep us drooling Joe.  

On the bench:  

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, August 17, 2020 5:41 PM

keavdog

Beautiful work as always.  Was this structural failure an anomoly?

 

Thanks. Not sure, it never said. I believe Marseille died in a similar manner with his new G model. May have been an early manufacturing quirk.

 "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 lawdog114 on Monday, August 17, 2020 5:41 PM

tempestjohnny
Would you look at that, Joe is doing a 109. And the box got opened airbrush filled and cockpit done in 10 minutes.
 

Ha! Thanks Johnny

 "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 lawdog114 on Monday, August 17, 2020 6:30 PM

Thanks!

 "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 lawdog114 on Monday, August 17, 2020 6:30 PM

bvallot

It's always the little things. =] Keep us drooling Joe.  

 

Thanks Britt 

 "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 Greg on Monday, August 17, 2020 6:39 PM

I'm getting a kick out of watching you be excited over the Eduard kits.

Stay enthused, it'll keep you young. Smile And I like their kits, too. Heck, I even like their instruction sheets. Stick out tongue

-Greg

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 17, 2020 7:44 PM

You’re off to a fine start. Those Eduard 109s are beautiful kits.

 

lawdog114

 

 
keavdog

Beautiful work as always.  Was this structural failure an anomoly?

 

 

 

Thanks. Not sure, it never said. I believe Marseille died in a similar manner with his new G model. May have been an early manufacturing quirk.

 

Marseille died when the cockpit on his G filled with smoke for unknown reasons. He attempted to bail out, but struck the tail plane upon exit and was unable to open his parachute. 

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:46 AM

Greg

I'm getting a kick out of watching you be excited over the Eduard kits.

Stay enthused, it'll keep you young. Smile And I like their kits, too. Heck, I even like their instruction sheets. Stick out tongue

 

Indeed, I'll be starting their FW190 A-6 shortly as well. 

 "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 lawdog114 on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:47 AM

stikpusher

You’re off to a fine start. Those Eduard 109s are beautiful kits.

 

 

 
lawdog114

 

 
keavdog

Beautiful work as always.  Was this structural failure an anomoly?

 

 

 

Thanks. Not sure, it never said. I believe Marseille died in a similar manner with his new G model. May have been an early manufacturing quirk.

 

 

 

Marseille died when the cockpit on his G filled with smoke for unknown reasons. He attempted to bail out, but struck the tail plane upon exit and was unable to open his parachute. 

 

Thanks Stik, ahhh...perhaps I'm thinking of another pilot. 

 "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 lawdog114 on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:36 AM

Going with done on this bad boy.  To recap, it's in the JG 26 markings of 31 kill ace Gustav Mickey Sprick.  Sorry this thread didn't get much love but there wasn't much to say construction-wise.  Like their P-51, this is the best Fredrick/Gustav in this scale (sorry Tamiya).  That's both in ease of construction and detail.  I had no issues whatsoever.  I guess if I had to find a gripe or two, it's that you have install the exhausts from inside before closing the fuselage.  I ended up taping them off and painting them.  Pretty painless actually. Also, as with most of their kits, the "in scale" effect translates to fragile and or easily lost.  I managed to lose one of the aileron balances which were tiny to begin with.  I'll fabricate a new one evenually.   I built it pretty much out of the box and used AK Interactive paints and oil washes.  I think AK nail the RLM 74/75 pretty well.  . 

I'll be diving into their new tool Fw 190 A-6 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 tempestjohnny on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:55 AM
Fantastic. Really wish I could get the weathering down like yours. The look is just right

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, September 4, 2020 10:19 AM

Another fine 109 LD!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by Tubosteve on Friday, September 4, 2020 3:29 PM

Another beautiful build you got there LD. The weathering on the underside is absolutely stunning to my eye. Do you get that thru a wash or pre/post shading?

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: 1:32 Revell BAe Hawk T1.A Red Arrow

2020 Finished: 1:24 Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 'Car Door'. Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II, 1:24 Tamiya Enzo Ferrari, Series No 302, 1:24 Airfix Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. 1:24 Tamiya Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 GT2

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, September 4, 2020 7:28 PM

tempestjohnny
Fantastic. Really wish I could get the weathering down like yours. The look is just right
 

Thanks Johnny, it's the AK Interactive panel liners and streaking fluids. Wondeful stuff. 

 "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 lawdog114 on Friday, September 4, 2020 7:29 PM

Mopar Madness

Another fine 109 LD!

 

Thank you Chad

 "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 lawdog114 on Friday, September 4, 2020 7:30 PM

Tubosteve

Another beautiful build you got there LD. The weathering on the underside is absolutely stunning to my eye. Do you get that thru a wash or pre/post shading?

 

Thanks Steve.  Actually all of the above. 

 "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 Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:44 AM

Super 109! Excellent shading and weathering as always. Gotta love the Eduard kits. 

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:14 AM

Another beauty, Joe.

YesYes

-Greg

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, September 11, 2020 4:09 AM

Hoss WA

Super 109! Excellent shading and weathering as always. Gotta love the Eduard kits. 

 

Thanks Hoss

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

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, September 11, 2020 4:10 AM

Greg

Another beauty, Joe.

YesYes

 

Thanks Greg

 "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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