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Pride of the Luftwaffe GB

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  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, December 04, 2017 4:29 PM

Brandon... you sir are absolutely right! Duh... And I just sat there and put it in! lol...The paint looks off too but I swear its 02. Just the lighting I guess. Thanks for the catch.

Bish, Andy, Hunter... Thanks guys, This is a great group of guys and a excellent topic to build, its gonna be a good one! So far it has, alot of very nice builds going on! Looking forward to many more! Thanks again...

Doug

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:19 AM

Mark awesome job on that fw 190 all around. Rooster513 nice camo looking good. Doug great work on that pit. Here is my pics so far and im sorry if i left anyone out .

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:58 AM

plasticjunkie

 

You use the same stuff I do, Aqua Gloss, EZ line and Flory. The AG goes on very well and cures faster than Future. The EZ line is amazing and the same for Flory. I love the effect when your wipe wIth the airflow leaving subtle streaks. 

 

I have heard a lot about these Flory things, and model's finished with them look awsome. Do you know of any way to get them in the US?

 

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  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:11 PM

crown r n7

Mark awesome job on that fw 190 all around. Rooster513 nice camo looking good. Doug great work on that pit. Here is my pics so far and im sorry if i left anyone out .

 

Thanks very much Nick, I appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing the 109 paint job after that masking.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit que bene vivit"


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  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:38 PM

[quote user="TheWaggishAmeric 

 

 

I have heard a lot about these Flory things, and model's finished with them look awsome. Do you know of any way to get them in the US?

 

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Hi mate, the weathering wash plasticjunkie and I use is detailed here, theres a good demo clip available. http://www.florymodels.co.uk/weathering-wash/

Hope this helps.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit que bene vivit"


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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:58 PM

I got to this point on my restart...I noticed that I had the same fitting issues as I did on the first kit. I don't know if it is due to the tooling or something else.

I had this same issue on the first kit. I will need to apply putty with a toothpick and then sand it down to look correct.

The pit...simple and straightforward.

 

Hunter 

      

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    March, 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 1:18 PM

Nic work everyone. I hope to get started here soon. 

Dave

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:27 AM

thank you Mark and Dave painted and removed mask still some touch up here and there . sorry just saw Hunters 190 moving along nicely.

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:18 AM

Lovely paint work crown! Looking forward to the decals going down!

-Andy

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    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 2:46 PM

Crown,

Such a wonderful job on the paint scheme. Your build is coming along very nicely. I can't wait until you finish her up.

Hunter 

      

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    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 3:02 PM

Hello everyone,

I got to work alittle today...I spent most of the time doing putty work and painting the final small pieces. Tomorrow I will sand down everything and get the paint on.

In the photo below I encountered this on my original build. Not sure if it's the tooling or what but there was a large gap.

Be back soon...

Hunter 

      

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 5:19 PM

Crown - your camo looks spot on, nice work. 

Hunter - good luck with that 190.

Whilst I'm putting the finishing touches on my 1/72 French 109, and hence keeping you waiting for the 'glory shots', I've made a start on my next 109, which is the Hasegawa 1/72 109E-7 in Japanese Army markings. I'm building it for the Japanese GB, but I'll cross it over into here.

This was the kit box:

Current progress:

I'm almost ready to close up the fuselage. I just need to blank off the lower fuselage intake and paint around that area. This one is less detailed than my previous 109, but I've added a few left over parts from the photoetched set I used for it, including rudder pedals which look much better. The harnesses this time are just tape, as they're  very visible but hard to see in detail through the canopy framing, I chose not to buy aftermarket for them.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 7:13 PM

Crown, That splinter came out great, its not as easy to do as it looks. 

Aerogrill   The "D" came out nice and clean! I'm a big fan of the "Dora" very slick looking!

Rooster... Your paint is perfect! Looking good!

Well a bit more from me...

Cowling and engine on AFTER I turned the control stick around correctly! Embarrassed.

Wings assy...

Wings on and actually fit pretty nicely. There was a very slight step between the wing root and the fuse, so instead of trying to insert a spreader (would have been a bit difficult) in the fuse, I just ran a seam of tape on both sides and put some putty in the step. Just a q-tip with some acetone (Nail polish remover works well) on it to smooth with was all it took. Don't think any sanding will be required.Maybe...

And the legs are in place. 

Thats about it for now... Take care all, and keep up the great work!

Doug

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 7:33 PM

Great looking start Doug! Yes

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:54 PM

Hunter, Thanks! Yeah, so far so good on this one, I've had very few issues with Dragon kits. Man, I hate it for ya on that gun cowling. I think you said that its a 72nd airfix? Well, if its an older kit I could see the fit issue. But the new tooling Airfix have improved drasticly. I did an Airfix 72nd Hurricane recently , new tooling, in the "red box" and it was a dream to build. And I just don't do 72nds, and am doing fewer 48ths as of late. Don't think its me getting older Sad, lol... I just like the 32nds more now... Well thanks again, and Endever to persevere! 

Doug

 

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:00 AM

Doug,

Yes, it is a 72nd scale AirFix kit from the old tooling I believe. I got two for $5.00 so I thought what the heck. I normally purchase 1/48th and rarely have any issues. I can't complain too much for what I paid for them LOL.

Hunter 

      

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:05 AM

Doug - Really nice start, looks like a good clean fit! I see you have attached alot prior to painting (like the landing gears). Is that your normal process?

Tony - Good start. It'll be interesting to see the 109 with the Japanese markings.

Hunter - I don't envy you for the sanding that is in your futureIndifferent

-Andy

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    September, 2016
Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:50 AM

Finally got pictures of both of them! I took the 109W pics first, then realized that the white background was not agreeing with this color scheme, so I switched the background to the only blue thing I had on hand, and the G-10 pics came out a lot nicer.

For the 'main pic' or whatever, the first picture of each subject would be best. 

Revell

1/48 Bf 109 G10

 

Amodel 1/72 Bf 109W-1

 

 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:59 AM

Great looking pair of 109's you have there WA

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:27 AM

Waggish those came out great! That 109 float plane is very interesting. Thanks for taking part in the GB and contributing two great builds!

-Andy

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:02 AM

Waggish, beautiful pair of 109's  there. Yes

I like the white background, but what you can do is when you edit the photos add a thin black border (or any colour you prefer).

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:19 AM

Very nice pair there WA, i must get one of those 109W's.

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:51 AM

jgeratic

Waggish, beautiful pair of 109's  there. Yes

I like the white background, but what you can do is when you edit the photos add a thin black border (or any colour you prefer).

regards,

Jack

 

I also prefer the whiet background- the problem isn't the white itself, it's the way my camera reads the RLM 74/75/76 scheme when it's on white. The one on the blue is much closer to how they look IRL, while the colors on the white have gone funny. 

 

 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:09 AM

Right, when looking/comparing the RLM colours between the two 109 sets of photos, I detect a hint of red on the model displayed against blue background.

Depending on your camera, you can preset the white meter by reading just the backdrop. This should disable the auto detect for the white. 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 6:55 PM

Hunter moving along on the fw 190. Taxtp cant wait to see that me in japanese markings. Doug what camo you plan on giving the fw 190? I did some more rlm76 on the sides

 

 

 

Nick

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, December 07, 2017 7:01 PM

Andy... Thanks, and Yes... I usually have the model nearly totally assy. before painting, I've tried various ways and found that either the colors aren't matched due to forgetting a step (my painting gets pretty involved) lol... or I make a glue spot during assy, or a variety of other issues go wrong. So like on the gear doors and such I just install, then hold a little slip of something up to item that I dont want paint on, and just touch up if it does. I've seen people completely paint while still on the sprues THEN assy, fuselage, wings, everything! Don;t know how they manage that. 

Waggish... Very nice finishes on both! You paint work is top notch, Bravo!...

Take care all... should have more progress tomorrow! Thanks again!

Doug

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Make Lemonade!

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, December 07, 2017 7:17 PM

Hey Nick... Its going to be 76 (light blue) as you said underside and up the sides of fuse, 71 (dunkel grau) I believe and 74 (Grau Grun) late war on wings and fuse spine in a soft camo pattern, Not sure what its called, "landscape" maybe, like splinter but rounded and dunkel grau  motteling. I saw a pattern in a book I have and really liked it. There will be a blacked out area at the exhaust areas boardered in red, with a white and red campaign stripe on the fuse. This was the colors of 11/Jg3 Bomber defense, late fall 1944. Oh, and the spinner will be black green with a yellow spiral. Kinda ambitious but do-able. Another couple days before rally digging into paint! 

Take care!

Doug

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Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:34 PM
Excellent work WA, I like both of your 109s a lot. Cheers Tony

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, December 08, 2017 9:49 PM

I got my French 109E-3 done. It's the Academy kit with Berna decals, which are niiiice. I hope you like it. I've ordered some aftermarket wing cannons, but  Ithought I might as well post it now.

FWIW, it's a relatively easy kit to build, I'd happily build another if I come across it.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 09, 2017 12:50 AM

Nick, really nice looking 109, like those colours.

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