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Pride of the Luftwaffe GB

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:15 AM

Can try a template 

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:21 AM

I like the sponge idea. I applied some putty last night and will work on the seams tonight. I'm encited to see how the painting is going to work out.

ON THE BENCH

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1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

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Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:53 AM

For that 1/144 mottle, another idea might be weathering powders applied with the tip of a fine brush.  It will require some mixing to come up with Luftwaffe shades.   Actually am surprised the market hasn't come up with such colours with the amount of choices out there.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:58 AM

So many great ideas. I'll have to try them all on a scrap piece and see how they work.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:30 AM

I've used a paper template with very small shapes cut out then pressed up against (but not as close as like tape or post-it notes) the fuselage, then use your AB to shoot the correct color at it.   You still get a faint feathered edge which I think is better than the sharp or blotchy egde you would get with a sponge or brush.  imho

 

John

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Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:54 AM

This is my first aircraft and there is a seam all the way around where the 2 fuselage pieces come together. Do you putty the whole thing or just visible gaps? do you sand the entire seam? How do you ensure that when you paint it you will not visually see that there was at one time a seam there where two pieces of plastic meet together?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:59 AM

I sand the entire seam usually with 600 or higher grit, brush on a primer to check for evidence of a seam and wipe the primer off with denatured alcohol to remove the brush strokes if needed.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by MrStecks on Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:25 PM

Hey Rooster, add me to the mix.  I'll be doing this Eduard Fw 190A-9.  Smile

 

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by shamoo on Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:28 PM

MrStecks

Hey Rooster, add me to the mix.  I'll be doing this Eduard Fw 190A-9.  Smile

 

Cheers, Mark

 

I’m looking forward to watching this one. I’ve been debating trying one of their profipack kits. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:58 PM

Pinkbooger

This is my first aircraft and there is a seam all the way around where the 2 fuselage pieces come together. Do you putty the whole thing or just visible gaps? do you sand the entire seam? How do you ensure that when you paint it you will not visually see that there was at one time a seam there where two pieces of plastic meet together?

 

This is when Tenax or Plast I Weld are supreme. I use the Touch N Flow applicator to apply these glues and squeeze the join together crating a small ridge created by the melted plastic that oozes out. I clamp the fuselage and let it dry a few hours. I then sand the entire seam with different grits until the join line is gone. Using this method, I rarely use any filler or putty.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:19 PM

jgeratic

For that 1/144 mottle, another idea might be weathering powders applied with the tip of a fine brush.  It will require some mixing to come up with Luftwaffe shades.   Actually am surprised the market hasn't come up with such colours with the amount of choices out there.

regards,

Jack

 

 

I've seen some nice mottling done with weathering powders too!  I don't know where I saw it, but I recall seeing an article by a gentleman who created a three tone camouflage of a 1/72 SM.82 with weathering powders. Looked amazing.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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Posted by MrStecks on Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:29 PM

shamoo

 

 
MrStecks

Hey Rooster, add me to the mix.  I'll be doing this Eduard Fw 190A-9.  Smile

 

Cheers, Mark

 

 

 

I’m looking forward to watching this one. I’ve been debating trying one of their profipack kits. 

 

Yeah, looks to be a decent kit.  I picked this largely based on this review (though it's a few years old).     http://www.hyperscale.com/2012/reviews/kits/eduard8187reviewbf_1.htm

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:20 PM

Great work on the badges Andy.

I did a very quick search of my stash yesterday, as I thought I had an Airfix 1/72 109E

It didnt turn up, but I was surprised at what I found, all 1/72

Tamiya 109E-4/7 trop

Academy 109E

Revell 109G-10

Hasegawa 190D-9

2 * Tamiya 190A-3

I've already committed to the first one, but I'll be tempted to keep going, at least with the 109s. I'll let you know if I'm going to enter any more. 

Given that the name of the GB is 'Pride of the Luftwaffe', am I right in guessing that aircraft operated by other Axis powers are not allowed ?

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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Posted by DiscoStu on Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:53 PM

 

 I’d like to contribute the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6.

 

 6928D048-650C-4842-A082-080D57A2089D by Stu George, on Flickr

 

 

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:50 PM

taxtp

Great work on the badges Andy.

I did a very quick search of my stash yesterday, as I thought I had an Airfix 1/72 109E

It didnt turn up, but I was surprised at what I found, all 1/72

Tamiya 109E-4/7 trop

Academy 109E

Revell 109G-10

Hasegawa 190D-9

2 * Tamiya 190A-3

I've already committed to the first one, but I'll be tempted to keep going, at least with the 109s. I'll let you know if I'm going to enter any more. 

Given that the name of the GB is 'Pride of the Luftwaffe', am I right in guessing that aircraft operated by other Axis powers are not allowed ?

Cheers

Tony

 

Tony, other countries markings are ok. The GB is just spot lighting these two important aircraft. I'm not as concerned about the markings as long as it's a 109 or 190!

-Andy

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:07 PM

Thanks Andy that opens it up for me. I'll get back to you on future plans.

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:13 PM

modelcrazy

I did think about the drybrush idea but not oils, I should try that.

Here is the little guy so far. I had to use a weak clothespin so I didn’t crush it. There are some seam gaps but it's so small just a dab of Mr. Dissolved Putty should take care of it.

 

 

Hello Steve,

Man for such a small kit it has some great detail to it. What is the total piece count for this kit? It is looking great friend. I'm jealous that you have already got started lol. I have 4 more days here at the station before I get to go home and get started on mine. I'm looking forward to the 1/72 build. This is how mine is going to look after I build it LOL

Image result for WWII photos of Bf 109 E3

Hunter 

      

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Posted by 5-high on Friday, October 13, 2017 1:25 AM

I started my.n 3 days ago lol..hasga fw-190-D9 . I plan on using tamiya paints. I.ll have to custom mix every RLM color. Now to figure out flicker.Bang Head

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Friday, October 13, 2017 7:49 AM

Ohhh!! I definently want in- I'll have to get back to you on what I'll be building, though- time to hit the LHS!

 

(Side note, would a 109 in foreign colors be acceptable, or are you keeping it Luftwaffe all the way?)

 

On the Bench- 1/48 Revell Bf-109G10, 1/72 Airfix A6M2, 1/144 Sweet A6M2.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 13, 2017 9:50 AM

Hunter
Hello Steve, Man for such a small kit it has some great detail to it. What is the total piece count for this kit? It is looking great friend. I'm jealous that you have already got started lol. I have 4 more days here at the station before I get to go home and get started on mine. I'm looking forward to the 1/72 build. This is how mine is going to look after I build it LOL

It would be great to see you build it as a wreck.

The kit has 12 parts, if you add the bomb, 16 if you use the stand and plaque. I won't use the bomb but may stick it on the stand to keep the gear from getting broken off.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, October 13, 2017 10:11 AM

TheWaggishAmerican

Ohhh!! I definently want in- I'll have to get back to you on what I'll be building, though- time to hit the LHS!

 

(Side note, would a 109 in foreign colors be acceptable, or are you keeping it Luftwaffe all the way?)

 

WaggishAmerican, I'm ok with foreign markings as long as it's a 109.

-Andy

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:40 AM

Here is where I'm at with my little 190. After this all dries I'll add the gray green to the top and work on the mottling.

The camera captured more blue in these pics than white.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:14 AM

modelcrazy

 

 
Hunter
Hello Steve, Man for such a small kit it has some great detail to it. What is the total piece count for this kit? It is looking great friend. I'm jealous that you have already got started lol. I have 4 more days here at the station before I get to go home and get started on mine. I'm looking forward to the 1/72 build. This is how mine is going to look after I build it LOL

 

It would be great to see you build it as a wreck.

The kit has 12 parts, if you add the bomb, 16 if you use the stand and plaque. I won't use the bomb but may stick it on the stand to keep the gear from getting broken off.

 

Steve....I am LMHO....I should have been more clear about the photo. I meant mine was going to look like a wreck after I got done building it...not a dio setting.Big Smile

Although, I do have a stand in mind. Be well friend

Hunter 

      

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:37 AM

Hunter
Steve....I am LMHO....I should have been more clear about the photo. I meant mine was going to look like a wreck after I got done building it...not a dio setting.

I know my friend, I was giving you jazz. Wink

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:58 AM

Can't wait to see how the sponge mottling comes out! WOW that is tiny!! Geeked

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:07 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Hunter
Steve....I am LMHO....I should have been more clear about the photo. I meant mine was going to look like a wreck after I got done building it...not a dio setting.

 

I know my friend, I was giving you jazz. Wink

 

LOL...you got sir!! Also, did you hand paint, or airbrush the camo green? It looks great.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:37 PM

Looking good on that match box FW 190!

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:53 PM

Alright, just got back from my LHS! 

If you could, please put me down for a 1/48 Revell Bf 109 G-10, 1/72 Amodel Bf 109 W, and Airfix Bf 109E in Swiss service. 

 

On the Bench- 1/48 Revell Bf-109G10, 1/72 Airfix A6M2, 1/144 Sweet A6M2.

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:22 PM

Nice haul Waggish...look forward to seeing them done.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, October 14, 2017 3:42 PM

That is a nice haul indeed.  I particularly like that 109 W!  Looking forward to progress pics.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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