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Pride of the Luftwaffe GB

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, May 18, 2018 3:26 PM

Yep, it’s coming along pretty nicely.  I had a little trouble fitting the completed cockpit into the fuselage halves, so the cockpit rides a little low, but once the canopy is on I don’t think it will be noticeable to most observers...

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    April, 2005
  • From: Gothenburg
Posted by JohanT on Saturday, May 26, 2018 11:13 AM

No news on the RoG 1/32 I am afraid.

But i managed to finally make up my mind on the Bf109G2:

And there is a new Butcher in town :)



HobbyBoss 1/18 FW190 A5 nose cone :)

Best Regards
Johan

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, June 04, 2018 7:50 AM

Looking good Johan!

-Andy

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, June 04, 2018 9:19 AM

1/18 butcher bird, man the details that can be packed into that kit. This I gotta see.

I'll be starting on my Ta-152 before long, just need to clear the bench a bit.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: Kenetics 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, June 09, 2018 7:29 AM

Bf-109c is coming along quie nicely.  Almost ready to install the landing gear, then decals.

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, June 11, 2018 2:23 PM

Hey Andy... Ive caught up on some prior commitments and would like to do another of the Pride of the Luftwaffe build if ok. I have another Hasagawa FW 190 that I would like to do as a G3 fighter \ bomber configuration. I have to go back through the completed page and update comments on the amazing work being done!  Thanks and take care! Doug

 

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, June 16, 2018 7:13 AM

Well, I’m really NOT a happy camper!  I know a common complaint among us modelers is decals that are too thick and heavy.  But the opposite can also be true, as I have just found out!  I cannot caution strongly enough AGAINST using Print-Scale decals!  They are ridiculously thin, I mean thin as the film of a soap bubble!  Thus, no weight, no form at all, so unless when you slide them off the paper they fall into precisely the right position on the model, you’re pretty much screwed.  No amount of Mark-Fit, Micro-Set, etc., will help.  No matter how gently you try to nudge the decal into position, the slightest touch will cause the decal to crumple into a heap, as their is not enough form or weight to the decal to allow it to be moved as one solid piece.  I’ve already used over half the decals on this sheet, with most of them crumpling into an unsalvageable mess.  Really, save your time, money, and sanity and stay away from this product!  

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    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:27 AM

Eric, sorry to read about your decal woes.

I find adding a drop or two of water to the surface area before applying the decal helps prevent quick adhesion.   Once in place, use the edge of a tissue to absorb the excess water.

regards,

Jack

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, June 16, 2018 2:50 PM
Yeah, thanks Jack, I already do all those things. These are just impossibly thin to work with. Any movement of the decal at all, and it loses its shape and just collapses into a tiny pile of film. Just an example of taking a good thing too far...

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, June 17, 2018 7:49 AM

Well, decal problems aside, I‘m finally ready to call the Bf-109c DONE!

Relatively pleased with the final results.  Although the decals were a big disappointment, the fit and finish of the HobbyCraft kit was excellent, and the Tamiya paint I used for the topside (my first time using Tamiya paints) was also very impressive.  I‘ll definitely use more Tamiya paints in the future!  So here‘s the final result:

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    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:52 AM

Eric, she looks good.  Yes

Hope you don't mind, but I went and directly linked your photos (what you have is just the web page linked).

Glad you were able to get past the decal issues.

 

regards,

Jack

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, June 17, 2018 7:25 PM

Nice model A_A. You don't see many 109Cs completed.

Cheers

Tony

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

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:05 PM

Nice one Eric.  I love the Legion Condor colors.  That’s a good clean build!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, June 18, 2018 4:43 AM
Don't mind at all - thanks, Jack!

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:47 AM

Rigidrider

Hey Andy... Ive caught up on some prior commitments and would like to do another of the Pride of the Luftwaffe build if ok. I have another Hasagawa FW 190 that I would like to do as a G3 fighter \ bomber configuration. I have to go back through the completed page and update comments on the amazing work being done!  Thanks and take care! Doug

 

 

Doug, sorry for the late respone but I was out of town. We'd love to see another 190 from you!

-Andy

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:48 AM

Very nice 109 Armor! I think the decals came out really nice! I'll get you added to the front page. Thanks for another great addition to the GB!

-Andy

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:57 AM

Thanks for all the great builds everyone!

24 Completed Builds:

FW 190 - 13

Bf 109 - 11

Looks like the 190 is still in the lead lol

-Andy

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:03 PM

Thanks Andy, I know for the most part the invitation is usually open, but I still like to ask. I'll get going right away, and again...Thanks! 

Doug

Well heres the kit any way...

I love these old kits... but I did get a resin  pit (Signal Squadron) and a PE fret to dress it up a bit...

Thanks again... 

Doug

OH... This will wind up being a G3 version...

Doug

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

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

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:12 PM

Doug, I built the Frog boxing of that kit waaaay back in the day. It has a detailed engine IIRC. Man, I made a mess of that one !

Looking forward to seeing it.

Cheers

Tony

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

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    April, 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:50 PM

Eric, that 109 looks very nice! It's nice to see one of the early color schemes for a change.

Doug, I'm looking forward to watching you build that 190. It never ceases to amaze me what you can do with those old kits.

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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:12 PM

Looking forward to see what you do with that kit Doug.  I built a Revell boxing of the kit a few years ago, but it didn't survive the Great Crash of 2014.

I've made a small start on my 109.  I'll post some pics after I finish up the cockpit.

On my bench: 1/48 Academy F-5E Lightning

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, June 22, 2018 7:59 AM

Tony, I hear ya! isn't it funny how the messes are the ones that stand out in memory? lol...

Silent Bob, Well, we're going to find out! Oft times (well, not too often) mine don't survive  they're "Maiden flight" when things go very badly! The last one was that POS Revell P61 Black Widow... I should've (and actually did) know better but thought to give it another try. Sorry, sorry, sorry kit! The worst Revell has ever produced.

Clemens! It is good to hear from you again! Thank you and were going to give it a go! 

Any way, A bit more progress from me... I will have to go a tad slower on this one, I dislocated my index finger the other day, and its immobilized at this time, but I tried a bit the other day and I think I can make due for now...

This is the resin pit from Signal Squadron... I like it loads better then the kit parts...

A few 32nd airscale decales... They also make the job much nicer...

And we have it in the fuselage...Tis all for now, I'm trying to do two at the same time something I generally don't do, But... we'll see how that goes... Take care all! 

Doug

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

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

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, June 22, 2018 8:02 AM

Looks real good Doug. Are those seat belts moulded on, if so they look amazing.

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

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, June 22, 2018 9:14 AM

That is some excellent work, Doug. I am loving it.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: Kenetics 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, June 22, 2018 9:37 AM

Bish... Thank you sir! And yes they are (molded .) I have to use my magnifying glasses with the x10 power lens insert and a 15\0 brush... But... They're done! Lolol...

Brandon K... Thank you and always good to hear from you!

Doug

 

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

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

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Friday, June 22, 2018 1:47 PM

Doug that cockpit is looking really good! You did a heck of a job painting those belts as well!

-Andy

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, June 22, 2018 3:06 PM

Doug, those are really impressive, both the moulding and the painting. At first glance i thought they were fabric belts, it was only because you didn't mention it that i woundered if they were moulded.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 22, 2018 4:25 PM

Dang Doug, supper looking pit man. Yes

Steve

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1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Sunday, June 24, 2018 12:20 PM

Well, Bish, again, Thank you. It takes a little bit of time and a bit of touching up, But all in all, I like em too!

MC... Thank you sir! As always, very much appreciated...

OK, A bit more from me.

Just a view or two of how its looking while going together...

Now... I have just ran into something, I have NEVER seen before from a Hasagawa kit. I started to get the engine parts ready to clean up and assy, and to my surprise... only half the engine was there. I looked on the part chart and it looks like the back half of the engine didn't for some reason recieve any material during molding. There are just a few nubs where the engine should be. the sprue is also incomplete. Oh well... I'll make due with what I do have. 

This is all I have for an engine, lol... Thats alright, I'll just build it closed up and make due.

Well any way, thats about all for now... more in a bit! Hope everyones having a good weekend!

Doug

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

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

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, June 24, 2018 5:13 PM

Doug, that cockpit looks superb! Those airscale decals really set off the IP.

I'm sorry to hear about the incomplete engine, but so far you seem to be on the way to an excellent finished model nonetheless!

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