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1/32 Eduard Bf 109E-3, Adolf Galland, CO of III./JG 26, August 1940 (Complete)

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Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, November 16, 2020 3:21 PM

lawdog114

Don't sell your self short, that's a stunning Emil. 1/32 is actually easier because you can actually see what your doing, at least in my case....lol.....beautiful job! 

 

Thanks Lawdog! Much appreciated. 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, November 15, 2020 9:47 PM

Don't sell your self short, that's a stunning Emil. 1/32 is actually easier because you can actually see what your doing, at least in my case....lol.....beautiful job! 

 "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, November 15, 2020 4:48 PM

garylee

I just love the large scale kits and you sure did this one justice. The antenna is a nice touch and very well executed. The Bf-109 is my second favorite aircraft, right behind the Me-262, and it's always good to see someone else doing larger scales, especially models as finely done as this one. 

 

Thanks garylee. I tend to bounce back and forth between 1/48 and 1/32. The detail is great on 1/32 but sometimes its nice to have a quick build in 1/48.  

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, November 15, 2020 4:43 PM

wpwar11

The cockpit wall work is truly amazing.  I've been here for about a year and I can't recall seeing anything more impressive for this subject.  Just great.  I have no luftwaffe kits in the stash but I'm now inspired to get one.  That's really the greatest gift you can give another modeler.  Thanks.

 

Thanks wpwar11. Much appreciated. The beauty of this forum is that you can learn from some awesome modelers. I sure have!  

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  • From: Detroit
Posted by garylee on Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:39 AM

I just love the large scale kits and you sure did this one justice. The antenna is a nice touch and very well executed. The Bf-109 is my second favorite aircraft, right behind the Me-262, and it's always good to see someone else doing larger scales, especially models as finely done as this one. 

Detroit, where the weak are killed and eaten. Bwahahaha

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, November 13, 2020 9:42 PM

The cockpit wall work is truly amazing.  I've been here for about a year and I can't recall seeing anything more impressive for this subject.  Just great.  I have no luftwaffe kits in the stash but I'm now inspired to get one.  That's really the greatest gift you can give another modeler.  Thanks.

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, November 13, 2020 8:31 PM

DRUMS01

Wonderful work and the photos with the backbround are stunning. Thanks for sharing the build with us.

Ben

 

Thanks Ben! Much appreciated. 

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, November 13, 2020 8:39 AM

Wonderful work and the photos with the backbround are stunning. Thanks for sharing the build with us.

Ben

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, November 13, 2020 8:10 AM

mic53mlb

Great job !! Beautiful build, great job on the antenna wiring. I have a ME109E3 in 1/48 and I hope it comes out half as nice as yours. Bravo !!

 

Thanks mic53mlb! Much appreciated. 

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, November 13, 2020 8:10 AM

keavdog

Very nice!  Never realized the complex antenna setup.  Well done. 

 

Thanks keavdog. I pondered how to rig the antenna for quite a while and am happy with the result. Thanks. 

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, November 13, 2020 8:07 AM

Tanker-Builder

" Hey, Boss" Da Plane, Da Plane! "

       Very Nicely Done and surely something to be proud of. WELL DONE !

 

Thanks Tanker-Builder!

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, November 13, 2020 8:06 AM

Buckeye2

That's one beautiful build!  Very well done. Yes

Mike

 

Thanks Mike!

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  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted by mic53mlb on Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:39 PM

Great job !! Beautiful build, great job on the antenna wiring. I have a ME109E3 in 1/48 and I hope it comes out half as nice as yours. Bravo !!

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:44 PM

Very nice!  Never realized the complex antenna setup.  Well done. 

Thanks,

John

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:10 PM

" Hey, Boss" Da Plane, Da Plane! "

       Very Nicely Done and surely something to be proud of. WELL DONE !

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  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:14 AM

That's one beautiful build!  Very well done. Yes

Mike

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Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:39 PM

This one is now complete - a unique scheme of one of Adlof Galland's mounts from the Battle of Britain in August 1940. 

Since the last update, I applied decals, gloss coat, usual weathering with black-brown mix, colored pencils, flat coat and some pastels for exhaust and gun smoke. 

As a recap, this one was completely OOB with the exception of Master barrels for the guns and a quickboost gunsite that I had in my parts box. The gun barrels molded with the kit are actually not too bad but the gunsite is pretty weak compared to the quickboost. 

Three new techniques were attempted. First, I applied the decals directly to the paint without a gloss coat. I was convinced that the paint surface was plenty smooth but many of the decals silvered, which required more recovery work. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Even without the gloss coat, I was not happy with the decals, which were from Eduard (not Cartograph) and had shiny, thick film. 

The second new technique was making the cones on the antenna wire. I heated cardstock over a candle then poked it with a needle to form the cone. After cutting to shape, they threaded pretty easily onto the EZline antenna wire. 

The third new technique was that I masked the fabric surfaces and sprayed a very light postshade around the edges of the recessed areas. I used a heavily thinned red brown for the yellow areas and black for the rest. I'm very happy with how this turned out - subtle but very nice. 

One last comment - massive props to the modelers that routinely work in 1/32 and superdetail the cockpits, engines, landing gear, etc. I'm not sure I have quite that much patience or craftmanship skill yet -- still learning.  

Thanks for following along and enjoy the photos. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:54 AM

I'm having trouble adding quotes to my posts. Anybody else have this issue?

In any event, thanks for the comments Greg, Lawdog, Bish, John, and Mopar. Much appreciated. I'm almost done with this one - just finishing the rigging and canopy today. 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:50 AM

Test

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:36 AM

That's some smart looking camo!

Chad

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, October 30, 2020 11:21 AM

Well done, Hoss.

John

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Posted by Bish on Friday, October 30, 2020 7:47 AM

Thats a stunning looking build, love the pit. Look forward to seeing more.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, October 30, 2020 6:44 AM

Hoss WA

 

 
lawdog114

Going big scale ehh? Nice! I'm about to embark on Steinhoff's black 1 from the BOB with their 1/48 kit. The pit looks great too.

 

 

 

Yep - I thought a 1/32 Emil would be nice for the shelf. Thanks for the comments. 

I've been looking for 1/48 markings for a number of Steinhoff's planes but can't seem to find any decals or masks. Have you found some or are you cobbling them together? 

 

 

 

Looking great Hoss. Here's those decals for you.  It has all of Steinhoff's machines.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/POSSUM-WERKS-1-48-decals-for-Bf109s-flown-by-Steinhoff-in-his-176-kill-career-/173881335487?redirect=mobile

 "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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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:49 PM

Very cool to see a 1/32 Eduard 190 going together.

You are doing some fine work, and I'm drooling a little.

Yes

-Greg

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Posted by Hoss WA on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:13 PM

Main camo painting is now complete. I primed using Mr. Surfacer 1200 and for the main color Mr. Color lacquers were flawless. I really like this interesting RLM 65/02/71 scheme. Decals and weathering next. 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, October 16, 2020 4:13 PM

The main build is now complete. It goes together just like the 1/48 kit but IMO the detail is a little more to scale as you'd expect. It's all OOB except I used Master barrels for the guns and a Quickboost gunsight I had in my stash. 

It took quite a bit longer than I expected because there are quite a few molding errors, sink marks and flash with this kit - much more than the Eduard kits I'm used to. Lots of repair work. CA glue mixed with dental acrylic was my filler of choice. 

That being said, I'm very happy with the surface detail and overall look of the completed build. Painting is next. 

 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, October 16, 2020 4:06 PM

bvallot

Interesting kit Hoss. Looks like lots of goodies in this one. =]

 

Thanks - I really like the markings and am looking forward to the paint scheme. The resin wheels are a big plus for this kit. 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, October 16, 2020 4:05 PM

lawdog114

Going big scale ehh? Nice! I'm about to embark on Steinhoff's black 1 from the BOB with their 1/48 kit. The pit looks great too.

 

Yep - I thought a 1/32 Emil would be nice for the shelf. Thanks for the comments. 

I've been looking for 1/48 markings for a number of Steinhoff's planes but can't seem to find any decals or masks. Have you found some or are you cobbling them together? 

 

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, October 16, 2020 4:00 PM

Mopar Madness

And another adventure begins. Can't go wrong with a nice 109!

 

Thanks Mopar - Slow progress on this one. 

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