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Pride of the Luftwaffe GB

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  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Sunday, June 24, 2018 6:26 PM

Clemens... Thanks ... Yes sir, its hard to beat Air Scale for gauge and plackard decals. They make the job SOOO much easier. The only thing about them is, you'll need a sealer over them onced dried. They don't stick well and will flake off at times if not sealed with a clear coat of some type. Far as the engine goes... We build models...So, I deal with it! lolol... Thanks again my friend!

Doug

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  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Gothenburg
Posted by JohanT on Monday, June 25, 2018 3:59 PM

Hi Doug,

Sorry to hear about that misshap with the sprues. 

Is your intention to stock enough material in the forward end for the exhaust pipes to be mounted correctly?

Cuz right now the cyclone carburator is mounted in front of the second cylinderstack rather then from the back?

There is not much to see through the fan when assembled so this might be the best DIY. 

Best Regards

Johan

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, June 25, 2018 5:30 PM

Johan... Thats about all I can do...lolol I just mounted what I had and like you said, not much will be visable behind the fan. I had looked on Ebay for a part kit or a junk yard build, and even checked at the LHS in their "missing parts kits" but nothing turned up. It'll be OK... Once its closed up I'll just mount the exhaust directly to the outlets and hope for the best! Thank you and take care !

Doug

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:06 PM

I've managed to get a little more work done on my 190. First up I replaced the kit pitot tube with a length of brass. I'll add tip towards the end of the build....

 

 

 

Next up I got the whole thing primed and shot the RLM 04...

 

 

 

 

 

I was also able to get started on the marble coat of RLM 70. Looking forward to getting more paint on it soon!

 

 

 

-Andy

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:02 PM

That 190 is going to look really interesting Andy. I'm looking forward to it.

Cheers

Tony

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

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:45 PM

I like that marbled undercoat.

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, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, June 28, 2018 10:41 AM

Thanks guys. I got some more paint laid down and I've got to say I'm not sold on using the black primer on these dark colors. The black primer seems to make the colors a little darker and being that they are so close to begin with they seem to just be washing together. I may try grey primer on the darker topside camo and keep the black for the RLM 76 bottom as I think it works really well with the lighter colors.

I might be able to shift the color some by marbling with different colors as well...Hmm

-Andy

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:50 PM

Andy... The pitot tube is a nice touch! Its really taking shape and looking good. 

Alright... a bit more on me end.

Well, here we are all closed up.lol... 

Getting the wings attached, The fit was actually real good with no putty required. What you see at the wing root is just a touch of good ole Bic White out, Correction fluid. That was all that was required, I dont like doing putty if I can avoid it, and when setting the diehedral, if a gap still exists I'll make and insert a spreader if possible to take up the gap. Well thats all for now, Thanks for looking and back in a bit! Take care !!!

Doug

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Friday, June 29, 2018 8:17 AM

Coming together nicely Doug!

-Andy

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, June 29, 2018 9:15 AM

Man Doug, you are hauling through this build. The paint work looks great.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

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

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, June 29, 2018 9:46 PM

Thanks Andy... Lol... I checked the sprues and the rest of the parts are present. 

Thanks Brandon. Now that I've retired, I have lots of spare time to build, and specially since it's been raining so much! But yes it's coming along. Thanks!

Take care!

Doug

 

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, July 02, 2018 1:23 PM

Afternoon all... Little bit more from me...

Shes on her feet, taped up and ready to start slinging paint!

Got the 76 on the bottom and half way up the sides.

Due to it being the retractable antena wire, I had to attach it now and just try to keep out of the way due to the internal working inside the canopy. we'll let that set for awhile ansd be back later! Take care all!

Doug

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 7:29 AM

The RLM 76 looks great Doug! What paint is it?

I was able to get a lot of work done on my A-5 over the weekend. Got all the camo work done and just need to mask off and clean up the fuselage band and paint the top of the tail RLM 65. The RLM 70/71 are pretty close tone wise but you can see the difference better in person. All the camo work was done freehand with MRP paints.





Thanks for looking!

-Andy

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 9:06 AM

Doug, the mottling can be seen under the 76, well done. It must look even better in person.

Andy, freehand camo? WOW, that looks great. I'm not steady enough anymore for that unless you like a jagged edge. 

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

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

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 1:18 PM

Thanks BK, I appreciate it.

-Andy

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 7:08 PM

There's some great looking work going on.

It's time I finished up my third and last build for this GB.

I sprayed the RLM-76 and it's ready for the 74 and 75.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:43 AM

Thanks Andy... Its Model Master acrylic RLM76... I'll tell ya, I'm starting to like the MM paints less and less... I think they are changing the formula. I just bought this last month, and usually thin with Lacquer thinner or isopropol alcohol, and neither thinned worth a blink this time. It looked like oil in water until I worked it for a bit. I think from now on its going to be Tamiya acrylics.

Brandon, Thank you sir! Still a bit more to do, but it needed time to set up... the following pics will show that.

MC.. Looking good! Hate to hear "Third and final" though! 

 

OK, getting the mottling a bit darker and the splinter done. 

A little better, had to adjust the exposure in the camera, also, the mottle looks a tad dark right now, but later you'll see it fade some as the decals and weathering progress.

And other then applying the clear, thats where its at now... Take care all and thanks for looking!

Doug

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    April, 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 4:18 PM

Andy, looks like you're making good progress with that paint job. It's looking very clean so far! Also, that scratchbuilt pitot tube really adds a lot to the finished model.

Doug: Wow, you're just blasting through this one! I really like that splinter camo. It's something you don#t see too often on 190s.

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 6:45 PM

Doug that's a very interesting splinter pattern. Nick work! I hear ya,  Tamiya acrylics are really nice. I just don't aleays want to have to mix colors. So far I'm happy with the MRP paints. They spray great and I like the way the colors come out.

-Andy

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 10:44 PM

Good work on that 190 camo Doug. It's really good to see it come together bit by bit.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 11:25 PM

Thanks Doug,

I have several other GB's to finish up or start like Bish's and soon my own, so I promised 3 and that's all I can do. Besides my 109 and other 190 is in Boise.

I applied the other camo colors and here is where it sits. Now to get the decals on, finish the prop/spinner, get it on it's feet and do a little weathering.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 6:53 AM

That camo looks really nice Steve!

-Andy

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:29 AM

Steve, the camo looks great. Another fine build coming together.

Doug, I agree with you on the MM paints. I find that half the time they work fine and the other half I'm fighting them to spray right. I like Tamiya too as they never give you any hassels. My fave paint is Mr Color. They spray great and always lay down right and are super tough.

That splinter camo is unique. I can't say that I've seen that pattern berfore. Very cool.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

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

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 1:54 PM

Paint is looking good guys!  I finally have enough progress to post.  And it looks like we need another 109 in here too.

Despite having many 109s in my stash, this is the first one I've built since I came back to the hobby.  I built one of them many years ago and it has since been destroyed.  I held off on building one because I didn't feel comfortable painting the mottling, but I think I'm ready to tackle it. I'll be using aftermarket decals since there weren't any decals in the box when I bought it at a show (well, there were decals in the box, but there were for a Hs 129).  I'll be building White 7 of 1./JG51.  In doing some research, the plain had a forced landing on the French coast after combat over England during the Battle of Britain.

Here's the office.  It's mostly OOB with the exception of some PE seatbelts, and some added wiring.  Any comments/critiques are welcome.

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 2:19 PM

Nice start Silentbob, the cockpit looks really good! 

-Andy

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, July 05, 2018 9:53 PM

Been lurking in the GB, and have seen some really good stuff.

Since I didn't have a 109 in the stash, and have been really wanting to try a 1/72 single prop, I ordered this and got it in the mail today:

 IMG_0838 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

So with your kind permission, rooster, I would like to take a crack at this kit for the GB.  Going to try to do the plane on the box cover.  Going to do this OOB, as I still have basic skills I need to work on.  Looking forward to starting this!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Friday, July 06, 2018 6:47 AM

Looking forward to seeing you get started Dwayne! I'll get you added to the front page.

-Andy

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, July 06, 2018 9:35 PM

Thanks Andy!

Dwayne it's good to see you here, can't wait to see how your 109 turns out

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Saturday, July 07, 2018 7:26 PM

silentbob33

Thanks Andy!

Dwayne it's good to see you here, can't wait to see how your 109 turns out

 

Good to see you too!  Pleased to see you are getting bench time! 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:52 PM

I would have had this done now but I screwed up. Instead of applying decal setting solution to the fusalage and right wing cross I applied Testers thin cement Bang Head. Yeah....I was a little miffed. Luckly I caught the mistake quickly. It took me a second to figure out why the solution was melting the decal and paint. Anyway, fighting the urge to just toss the thing into the trash I set it aside, thought about it, scrapped off the fues cross and reapplied the paint. I masked the red stripe with a post-it note and peeled off the black Gruppe mark!
I'm going to Boise this weekend for 2 weeks and I'll see if I Have some extra 1/72 German decals in my decal box when I get there. The kit does'nt come with swastikas so maybe I can also find some of those as well. I really don't want to buy a whole new set.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

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