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Pride of the Luftwaffe GB

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your troubles Steve. Hope you are able to find some replacements.

-Andy

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:08 AM

Wow Steve, close call and nice save. I wish I had those decals, but I don't. Hopefully, some with turn up for you.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:20 AM

Steve, I have plenty of 1/72 swastikas and balkenkreuz.  If you don’t find any back home just let me know what you need. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:10 PM

Thanks Chad, I believe I have some but.....

I may have to take you up on it.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

In Que

Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:32 PM

Evening all! Steve, I'm sorry to hgave laughed, but it reminded me of something I did a while ago... (I think I got you beat) Depending on the size of a canopy at times on the larger ones I brush the or air brush the clear on. Can you guess where Im going with this? I poured Tenex liquid glue in my air brush and let it rip! lololol... Not only did I ruin a canopy I had to completely re build the air brush. That is after I cooled down a couple days later! lolol...Almost made me swear off building. Any way, you made a good recovery and its turning out well! Silent Bob... Outstanding IP! Brandon, Andy... Yes I'm looking into some different paints too, I like to have a few oprtion. Thank you Tony and D-man! OK, a bit more from me...

I'll have to look up the picture I was using to build this one by, But this will have the staffel markings of ((I think it was ) 4Kg26 and I wont even try to pronounce the airfield in Russia where it was.

Wait a minute... The F turned into a B... Yeah... I forgot to treat the decal with the preservative and it cracked all to pieces. No biggy, just dug through stash and found something I could use for now.

And the Triangle to ID it as a fighter bomber.

OK, Nows where the mottle and splinter will begin to soften and blend a bit. During the aging and weathering I use isopropyl alcahol and such to shade and blend with. That starts tomorrow I hope! Take care all!

Doug

 

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:58 PM

Glad you caught that mistake before you got too far Steve, hopefully you can find some spares.

Thanks Doug! I really like the look of your 190 and can't wait to see the weathering stage.

I've managed to get the main parts together and primed.  Hopefully I can remember to take some pictures when my phone recharges.

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

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    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:03 PM

Steve, glad you caught the problem before it ruined the whole kit.  Looks really good, so I hope you get the decals figured out.

Doug, your 190 looks freakin fantastic.  Looking forward to the weathering.

Bob, your pit looks really good.  Looking forward to the pics.

I got no progress to report.  I did open the box, look at the directions, and cut a couple of pieces off the sprue. LOL

This past week actually has been taking advantage of decent weather to paint a set of unfinished bookshelves we bought.  9 feet wide X 6 feet tall.  Plan is to move the shelves that were in that room to the basement for display cases.  Then my finished kits can come out of the plastic bin they are in and onto actual shelves!  Woo hoo!

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

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:27 PM

Thanks Doug, Bob and D. I stole some balkenkreuzs from another kit for the fuse and will still look for the Gruppe marking and swastikas when I get home, but this is where I'm at for now. When I get these last few decals on I'll start some weathering.

Doug, man I can't imagine what I'd do LOL. Destroying a canopy would be a deal breaker if I couldn't find an AM one.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

In Que

Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, July 13, 2018 10:04 AM

Doug, that is one sexy looking 190. NICE!

Steve, nice save, I can't tell that you made any booboo's. It looks great.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, July 13, 2018 11:26 AM

That's looking really nice Doug! Love that camo pattern!

-Andy

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, July 14, 2018 8:51 AM

Nice mottling Doug!

Glad you saved her Steve!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, July 16, 2018 7:40 PM

Man...Thank you one and all! OK, so, we're at my favorite time of the build. Tha weathering and such...

Start with a little exhaust staining...

Some light oil streaking... and what I've been trying lately is to mix up some Tamiya "Smoke" paint and going over each rivit line with the air brush, instead of panel line washing. With me, it depends on the look I want.

I'm also going (lightly) over the white on the markings to age them and tone down the white a bit.

And thats about it for now... Fiddly parts and touch up next. Back in a bit! 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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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6:47 AM

Looks really nice Doug! I love those exhaust stains. Did you do them with an airbrush?

-Andy

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:34 AM

Doug, the painting and weathering on that 190 are top notch!

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

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:25 PM

Andy... Yes sir, free hand, airbrushed, 3 colors, red brown, drk brown and smoke, allthinned about 75% thinner to 25 % paint. 

D man... Thanks for the kind words!

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

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

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:51 PM

Mopar Madness

Steve, I have plenty of 1/72 swastikas and balkenkreuz.  If you don’t find any back home just let me know what you need. 

 

I took a look at my decal stash but alas not German markings Huh? I asked the three kits I had, one was a 1/48 FW 190, one was a 1/48 HS-129 and the thire was a 1/72 HE-111. The 111 volunteered.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

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Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:57 PM

It’s for a good cause!  Big Smile

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:20 PM

Afternoon everyone! Got some more done on mine...

 Got the canopy unmasked and cleaned up, and hung the bombs and the fuel tank.

Antenna attached, prop mounted and fiddly parts installed.

And the next ones will likely be the finished pics. I'm going to make an easy and quick little base for it to sit on and that will be about it... Thanks for looking and I'll be back in a day or so with the compleated pics! 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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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:45 PM

Man that's looks great Doug! Looking forward the completed pics!

-Andy

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:55 AM

Thats looking really nice Doug, lovely finish.

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

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, July 27, 2018 5:35 PM

Thanks Bish! Thanks Andy... Very much appreciated!

OK... I think I'll call mine done. 1 Problem, I don't have any more gun barrels for the wing guns. Thought I still had a set but ...no. I've ordered a set and will install when they arrive, but until then I just have something to use as locating pins installed. So... Having that said, Heres the finished pics...

Well, thats all for now. As always, the finished pic choice is yours, and as always, thanks for a great build subject, and for running a great group build! I would love to do another, but right now , I'm studying a 1/72 Type IX U Boat and will dig in shortly. I received all the additional items I think it will need and it will likely take up most of my building time for awhile. But Thanks again Andy! If I can finish the U Boat and its dio before this build ends, maybe You'll allow me another, being my two favorite modeling subjects ! Take care all! Keep up the amazing 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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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:04 AM

Doug that is really nice! I like how the decals blend seamlessly with the paint. That's something I struggle with sometime. That's for another great addition and you are always welcome back with another if you have time! Great build!

-Andy

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, July 28, 2018 12:57 PM

Doug, that looks awesome - great job! Yes

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:10 PM

Geewiz Doug, that looks awesome!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:36 AM

Doug, incredibly well done!!  Painting and weathering are exceptional!  Bow DownBow Down

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

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:15 AM

Doug,

that is a beautiful result there, very well done. Nice painting and weathering, been watching this develop recently.

Rooster, I would like to join this GB with a build of Tamiya's 190 D-9, with a volkswagen in there too:

 

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:53 PM

Doug, your 190 looks perfect. Really good job on that one.

LA, I've just had a recurrence of my 'Volkswagen at war' obsession, after a respite of about 20 years. Now you've gone and posted a photo of one, which isnt helping.

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, July 30, 2018 4:07 AM

Doug, lovely finish there and looks great on the base.

Looking forward top seeing the U-Boat.

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

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, July 30, 2018 7:52 AM

Welcome aboard lost, I've got you added to the roster! Looking forward to seeing it come together!

-Andy

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, July 30, 2018 9:11 AM

Well done, Doug. That is one outstanding build. Superior work!! YesYes

 

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

 

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