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1/48 Eduard Bf 109 G-4 JG 53 "Franz Schiess" (Finished)

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
1/48 Eduard Bf 109 G-4 JG 53 "Franz Schiess" (Finished)
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:33 AM

I can't seem to get enough of these wonderful Eduard Bf 109s. In my opinion they are the best in this scale, perhaps any scale. This time I did Franz Schiess' G-4 of JG 53 from Italy in May of 1943.  Schiess was a 67 kill ace and accumulated an impressive P-38 tally, having downed 16 of them.  Since I've done several of these, at the risk of redundancy, I will forego the work in progress pictures.  I was given a picture of Schiess' "Black 1" and was essentially told to replicate it.  I did my best.  Here's the result completely out of the box.  

 

 "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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    August 2015
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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:46 AM

very cool Me 109 .I need to pick up a few of those kits my self, but thats all I need now lol,btw awesome job with weathering !

 .Nick

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:58 AM
Wow

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:25 PM

Very cool LD. She's nice and grimey!

Chad

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Posted by knox on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:05 PM

Beautiful!!!!

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:30 PM

Details pop, and just the right amount in scale, IMO.

If I could make an Eduard 190 look this good, I'd not be able to stop buildlng them either!

-Greg

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  • From: Hampshire, England, UK
Posted by Tubosteve on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:39 PM

LD, another beautiful rendition of a 109..........you just keep knocking them out of the park!!

Stay safe........Steve

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Posted by Hoss WA on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:05 PM

Super as usual LD. Cool scheme and wonderful finish. 

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:23 AM

crown r n7

very cool Me 109 .I need to pick up a few of those kits my self, but thats all I need now lol,btw awesome job with weathering !

 

Thanks Crown

 "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 Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:24 AM

tempestjohnny
Wow
 

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 Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:26 AM

Mopar Madness

Very cool LD. She's nice and grimey!

 

Thanks Chad. Those oil washes make all the difference to my eye.

 

 "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: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:27 AM

knox

Beautiful!!!!

 

Thanks Knox

 "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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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:28 AM

Greg

Details pop, and just the right amount in scale, IMO.

If I could make an Eduard 190 look this good, I'd not be able to stop buildlng them either!

 

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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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:29 AM

Tubosteve

LD, another beautiful rendition of a 109..........you just keep knocking them out of the park!!

 

Thanks Steve

 "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
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:30 AM

Hoss WA

Super as usual LD. Cool scheme and wonderful finish. 

 

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"

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:35 AM

lawdog114
Those oil washes make all the difference to my eye.

I must have missed something. I was thinking you had started using AK enamal washes. I'm looking for alternatives to Flory clay, so if you could straighten me out I'd appreciate it, and sorry if I missed the answer in a thread.

If you're using oil and making yourself, if you could provide more details I'd really appreciate it. I've never cared for my home made oil wash results.

-Greg

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:19 PM

Greg

 

 
lawdog114
Those oil washes make all the difference to my eye.

 

I must have missed something. I was thinking you had started using AK enamal washes. I'm looking for alternatives to Flory clay, so if you could straighten me out I'd appreciate it, and sorry if I missed the answer in a thread.

If you're using oil and making yourself, if you could provide more details I'd really appreciate it. I've never cared for my home made oil wash results.

 

No problem. Throwdown a gloss acrylic coat, then you can put down the AK washes. Wipe them off with a paper towel. I use either MiG or AK paneliners. They are enamel based. I usually finish it off with a streaking effect with a flat brush

 "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 Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:43 PM

lawdog114
No problem. Throwdown a gloss acrylic coat, then you can put down the AK washes. Wipe them off with a paper towel. I use either MiG or AK paneliners. They are enamel based. I usually finish it off with a streaking effect with a flat brush

Much appreciated, Joe. Bow Down

-Greg

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:55 PM

Greg

 

 
lawdog114
No problem. Throwdown a gloss acrylic coat, then you can put down the AK washes. Wipe them off with a paper towel. I use either MiG or AK paneliners. They are enamel based. I usually finish it off with a streaking effect with a flat brush

 

Much appreciated, Joe. Bow Down

 

i used half X-22 and half Mr. Leveling Thinner as my gloss coat. 

 "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: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:29 PM

You've gone and done it again, Joe!  Very Nice!

John

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Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:25 PM

Gee, when I grow up, I want to be just like you!  Another fabulous build.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:35 PM

Beautiful paint job. Perfect panel lines. Great job.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:19 PM

Aggieman

Gee, when I grow up, I want to be just like you!  Another fabulous build.

 

Ha! 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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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:19 PM

jeaton01

You've gone and done it again, Joe!  Very Nice!

 

Thanks John

 "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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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:20 PM

JohnnyK

Beautiful paint job. Perfect panel lines. Great job.

 

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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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, November 16, 2020 6:11 AM

Another  fantastic build and satisfied customer. That is one cool looking 109. Great job as usual.Toast 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, November 16, 2020 6:56 AM

plasticjunkie

Another  fantastic build and satisfied customer. That is one cool looking 109. Great job as usual.Toast 

 

Thanks PJ

 "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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