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Pride of the Luftwaffe GB

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    January, 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:52 PM

Thanks, all!

Rooster - nice work on that 190. Planning to do the gun bays open I'm assuming? When I do my other Eduard 190, it's going to get the open panel treatment.

-BD-

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 01, 2018 5:11 PM

Canopy masks free hand cut.

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 5:21 PM

 

I'M finnaly getting back to my desk. its been quite a bit since I have worked on my models  but my mg-17 barrels should be here in the next day or so. the 1ns in my hobby craft 109b are not good at all.

I finnaly just order a set for a G and F 109 I have been waiting for a restock that's not happening.

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    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 5:29 PM

toshi looking nice on the masking. thats how i do mine also. i have yet to use the precut masking kits available. but I did order a set for my atilari 1/48 TBM avenger dew to all that's there pluss I have no nice way to cut circles. but it's not started yet.

I'M finnaly getting back to my desk. its been quite a bit since I have worked on my models  but my mg-17 barrels should be here in the next day or so. the 1ns in my hobby craft 109b are not good at all.

I finnaly just order a set for a G and F 109 I have been waiting for a restock that's not happening.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 6:20 PM

Andy nice 190 sharp camo

toshi thats really looking good !!

  

 Nick.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, March 01, 2018 7:12 PM

I agree fantastic job.

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, March 01, 2018 8:38 PM

Top notch masking Toshi!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, March 02, 2018 6:01 AM

blackdog62

toshi looking nice on the masking. thats how i do mine also. i have yet to use the precut masking kits available. but I did order a set for my atilari 1/48 TBM avenger dew to all that's there pluss I have no nice way to cut circles. but it's not started yet.

I'M finnaly getting back to my desk. its been quite a bit since I have worked on my models  but my mg-17 barrels should be here in the next day or so. the 1ns in my hobby craft 109b are not good at all.

I finnaly just order a set for a G and F 109 I have been waiting for a restock that's not happening.

Thank you sir.  Yes, I agree that the TBF Avenger is a difficult canopy to cut free hand.  Good luck on your 109b.

Your friend, Toshi 

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, March 02, 2018 6:03 AM

crown r n7

Andy nice 190 sharp camo

toshi thats really looking good !!

 

Thank you sir.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, March 02, 2018 6:04 AM

Mopar Madness

Top notch masking Toshi!

 

Thank you!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Friday, March 02, 2018 6:44 AM

Thanks guys, much appreciated!

-Andy

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, March 02, 2018 9:34 PM

Here is Mr. Gustav wearing a coat of Tamiya Gray Lacquer Primer.  Shot with a Iwata Eclipse HP-CS.

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, March 03, 2018 1:53 PM

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 03, 2018 3:47 PM

Coming on very nicely Toshi.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, March 03, 2018 8:44 PM

Bish

Coming on very nicely Toshi.

 

Thank you very much Bish!  Also thank you for the visit.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, March 03, 2018 8:49 PM

Here is more progress to what has been done thus far.

 

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 04, 2018 12:39 PM

Looks like your close to the finish line!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 04, 2018 12:39 PM

Howdy friends. Another quick update. The camouflage is down and the masking is up! Fortunately, all went well. This was my first time using Mr. Hobby Aqueous colors per the Eduard color guide. Wow, what a difference they make when it comes to painting camouflage patterns!  So incredibly smooth.  I’m sure they will perform just as well when it comes to mottling.  Some bits and pieces have been painted and I believe I’m in the homestretch. Thank you for looking! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, March 04, 2018 4:05 PM

Mopar your building looks really nice loveing the camo  its fun to find Luftwaffe with more than just shades of gray. Even the small paint such as your wheel struts is amazing. 

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Monday, March 05, 2018 11:30 AM

Toshi and Chad, those both look great!

-Andy

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Monday, March 05, 2018 2:45 PM

Well I finally finished my Eduard 190 A-8 over the weekend. I added an aerial wire to the inside of the canopy (in the process of that I got a nice spot of CA glue on it) and I like how it looks. The wing crosses are another story. This is the 2nd build in a row that I had trouble with silvering on the crosses and I thought I did a better job of getting all the air out from under them. Scoring the decal and applying solvaset helped some but it's still pretty noticeable. I may go back and paint in the offending areas but for now I just wanted to move on. Anyway here are the completed pics...

After the failure of the wing crosses (again:) ), I decided to see if I couldn't improve my stencil applying skills using my paint/decal mule. I used solvaset in place of the microset I would normally put under the decal and then applied more solvaset on top after if was in place. After allowing the decals to dry I applied future over the top and around the edges. After this dried I wet sanded and repeated the the application of future and wet sanded again. This seemed to do the trick and I'm very happy with how it turned out. I'm hoping I can put this formula to work on my next build, which is yet another Fw190. Here is a pic of the stencil result...

Comments and critiques welcome!

 

-Andy

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 05, 2018 3:07 PM

Chad, awsome job on that scheme, thats come out great.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 05, 2018 3:10 PM

Andy, thats come out very well. The silvering doesn't stand out that much, i can just see small spots on the top wing crosses in one pic.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, March 05, 2018 7:31 PM

Thanks guys!

 

Andy - Those early Eduard 190’s can be pretty finicky but yours looks awesome!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, March 05, 2018 10:14 PM

Andy, great looking finish on your 190A-8. Yes

Did you lose the wing cannons, or did I miss what happened to them?

 

regards,

Jack

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    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Monday, March 05, 2018 11:44 PM

Rooster another great looking build. Your  paint looks to be  laying down so nicely. 

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 7:58 AM

jgeratic

Andy, great looking finish on your 190A-8. Yes

Did you lose the wing cannons, or did I miss what happened to them?

 

regards,

Jack

 

Just noticed this myself yesterday! In my haste to get it done I forgot to put them in lol. I'll get them added and take a new pic for the front. Thanks for the heads up Jack!

-Andy

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:00 AM

Thank guys! Blackdog, I used Mission Models paints and am really liking them! I'll add some white to the RLM75 next time though as it came out very dark, especially after the weathering.

-Andy

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:21 PM

Chad - that camo came out GREAT! I really like that. So much I am wanting to buy the kit now just to have a crack at it, but I REALLY don't need it, so maybe I'll just come back and admire your work some more.

-BD-

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:26 PM

Well, this group is called Pride of the Luftwaffe, and as we all know, pride comes before what? Before the fall!

1/48 Eduard Fw-190D-9 Late. Originally JG.26.

Mr. Paint Braunviolet, Tamiya Green, Gunze RLM 76, Tamiya Yellow, Tamiya Black Green, Mr. Paint Neutral Gray 1943, Alclad Airframe Aluminum.

Eduard and Karaya decals.

Captured 190 01

Captured 190 02

Captured 190 03

Captured 190 04

Captured 190 05Thanks for hosting this group build and for having me as a part of it.

You all are doing some amazing work.

Let's go with the first pic for the front.

-BD-

 

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