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Pride of the Luftwaffe GB

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  • From: Northern hemisphere - most of the time-
Posted by blkhwkmatt on Saturday, August 25, 2018 5:00 AM

Thanks, I’ll be building the Eduard 1/48 Me-109G 6 ”mtt regensberg”.  I’ll post up pictures of the box art and scheme later on today.

<Matt.

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:27 PM
Thanks guys, I'm really liking this kit

On my bench: Revell 1/48 P-51B Mustang

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:56 PM

Finished this up today.  I really liked the kit.  The only problem I ran into was getting the canopy to fit properly.  I got it the best I could and set it on the shelf.  I finally have a Bf109 on my shelf.  Any comments/critiques are welcome.

On my bench: Revell 1/48 P-51B Mustang

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  • From: Northern hemisphere - most of the time-
Posted by blkhwkmatt on Sunday, August 26, 2018 9:20 PM

OK - Here is the box art and the scheme.  This is the weekend edition of the kit, so there is no PE and only two decal/scheme options.  

 Bf 109G-6 (Eduard 1/48 weekend edition) by matt pohlman, on Flickr

 

 Bf 109G-6 (Eduard 1/48 weekend edition) by matt pohlman, on Flickr

I managed to get the basics done in the cockpit as well:

 Bf 109G-6 (Eduard 1/48 weekend edition) by matt pohlman, on Flickr

 Bf 109G-6 (Eduard 1/48 weekend edition) by matt pohlman, on Flickr

 Bf 109G-6 (Eduard 1/48 weekend edition) by matt pohlman, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking,

Matt

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, August 27, 2018 9:10 AM

Nice start Matt, looks good.

Bob, like I said in the other thread, well done. It looks fantastic.

I'm making great progress on the Ta-152. I love this kit, it builds so easily. I had a wing root gap issue but I think that was my fault and repaired easily. The bird is now ready to start receiving paint. A quick alcohol rub down and we start spraying.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, August 27, 2018 11:40 AM

bob - That is a really nice finish! Great job with the paint scheme. I'll get you added to the front page. Thanks for a great addition to the GB!

matt - Great start on the pit! Those Eduard kits usually build up really nice.

Brandon - Looking good! I'm looking forward to seeing the paint go on this one!

-Andy

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, August 27, 2018 2:00 PM

Bob - Really nice job on that 109!  It is a great addition to you display shelf!

matt - Your pit is looking awesome!

Brandon - That is some pretty quick progress.  Don't you love when a kit comes together well?

 

 

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

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, August 27, 2018 6:32 PM

Thanks for all the kind words guys!

Matt that's a great start, some day I'll have to get my hands on some Eduard kits.

Brandon, I have a Hobby Boss Ta152 in the stash so it's really nice seeing yours come together.

On my bench: Revell 1/48 P-51B Mustang

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, August 27, 2018 6:36 PM

Thanks guys. It is really nice having a kit fall together.

Rooster, I forgot to answer your question from earlier. Yes, it is a decal on the instruments. I had to cut it up and lay them out. They set right in better than any I have ever dealt with.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:24 AM

Bob, cracker finish on the 109. Those decals have settled really well over the painting, the mottle is shown up really well. Nice work with the acrylic wash too.
Matt, you are racing along with your 109 – it’s like one finished, new one starts in this GB. Great work in the pit.
Talking of racing along, Brandon’s is already closed up! I’m going to get marks deducted by Rooster for handing my work in late…
Talking of which progress is slow as I work how to get the four seat trainer cockpit into the fuselage…

Tony, glad to help with your Volkswagen obsession.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:21 PM

Been a while since I updated, and some work has been done...so here goes:

My first shot at the camo:

 IMG_0876 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

The violet-gray was too dark, and the the masking didn't look right...not close enough to the wing root. so..

 IMG_0878 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Better.

Side shot

 IMG_0880 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Mottling added.  Thought it came out too dark, so shot a light coat of lichtblau to dull it down a bit.  Not terribly happy with the mottling on this one.  Used Vallejo Model Air, and had a really hard time with tip dry.

 IMG_0883 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Bottom shot:

 IMG_0887 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Where she stands today:

 IMG_0888 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

The masking of the cowl didn't work out as well as I was hoping.  Had some gray bleed under the tape, so I have some touch up to do, but then will shoot or brush the gloss coat for decals.  Hopefully will have some updates soon.  Coming down to the wire to get this done on time.

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:07 PM

D, that 109 looks really good. If you wanna avoid bleed through, spray some gloss clear along the tape line, then paint your color and you will never have that happen again. Again, it looks really good.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:57 AM

I finally had some time of late to make some progress. I am now just about ready for decals. I painted this twice. The camo came out great each time, but the squiggly pattern over that was another matter. The first attempt was a total failure and I stopped about 3/4 through it and repainted the whole kit. The second attempt was better, but not as nice as I would have hoped. Alas, I can live with it. Needless to say I will NOT be rushing out to do another pattern like this anytime soon; it's a royal PITA.

Here's where I stand atm, hopefully decals done this weekend.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:35 PM

Hey BK, I think the scheme looks good.  That being said, I totally get what you are saying about the squiggles.  That is pretty advanced spraying, and I would think, tough to replicate what you have in your head as to what it is supposed to look like.

I think you pulled it off well!

 

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

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, September 21, 2018 7:45 AM

Done with my FW190 A-5.  I may have to dirty it up just a little more.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 A5M4 Claude

1/72 AN-2, 1/72 EF-111

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, September 21, 2018 9:01 AM

Looks like there's been quite a bit going on in here...

Dwayne, the paint looks pretty good to me.  I know what you mean about tip drying, happens every single time I try to spray acrylics.  

Brandon that camo looks awesome, and great tip on using the clear gloss to seal masking jobs.  I'm going to have to try it on my next build as I usually have that problem.

Falconmod I really like your 190, I like the more colorful schemes.

On my bench: Revell 1/48 P-51B Mustang

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, September 21, 2018 9:06 AM

John, that 190 looks SICK ! I love that scheme. Well done.

Thanks for the kind words gentlemen, I appreciate it. I about pulled my hair out painting that one.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, September 21, 2018 9:34 AM

Thanks also for the kind words,  always feels good when your happy with the results. Finding out I do not like the hard metal PE for seat belts, will get brass if not the colth or paper for the next time.

Those squiggly line camo jobs scare me,  I have a ju-88 I think that has that scheme for it and I'm not sure I'll ever be ready to paint that.   

yours looks great!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 A5M4 Claude

1/72 AN-2, 1/72 EF-111

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, September 21, 2018 10:04 PM

John, that 190 is awesome!  Love the color scheme.  Really well done. 

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

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:50 PM

Hello again Dwayne, nice work on the 109 and looks like you should finish in time. It is such a pill trying to get a good seal around knobbly bits like the air intakes. And the mottling looks good to me – I am not brave enough to try it yet – as you will see!
And if I am not brave enough for mottle, imagine what BK’s scheme would do to me! Take my hat off - that is great work of a tough scheme.
John, the A5 looks great, love a bit of colour on a bird and that is great plumage!
All my work so far is prep work, the finish is the focus of this build for me.
First up the lower wing was bent at a weird angle – from being stored in a bag not a box. Had to splint it off the top of the wing to get it to come together.
 
Gave it a shot of Tamiya primer to check on the seams, found I had missed plenty so more filling with sanding to come…

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, September 24, 2018 12:32 PM

Dwayne - That paint work is coming along nicely!

BK - Awesome work on that scheme. Must have taken some patience!

falconmod - Really nice finish on the 190! I'll get you added to the front page shortly!

lostagain - That's coming along nicely! It's always worth the extra effort up front to eliminate all those seams:)

-Andy

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, September 28, 2018 9:20 PM

Latest update.  Gloss coat and on and decals added.

 IMG_0892 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

 IMG_0891 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

 IMG_0893 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

 IMG_0894 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

So just a few sessions with decal solvent to see if I can get the decals to settle into the panel lines, a little painting, a few odds and ends, and I will be nearly done.  Clear and flat coats, of course, and some light weathering.

I am really happy with how the decals came out on this kit.  Decals have been a problem area for me on past kits, but these went down very nicely, and I was able to shift them to where I wanted them to be without any issues. 

Thanks for looking.  I am pretty confident now that I can get this done by the deadline.  Big Smile

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

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:18 AM

Dwayne, your 109E is looking good.  Looks like the decals have settled down nicely. Thanks for sharing.

>matt

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:54 PM
Looks really good Dwayne! Hard to tell from looking at it that it's 1/72

On my bench: Revell 1/48 P-51B Mustang

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Posted by lostagain on Monday, October 01, 2018 6:58 AM

Looking great there Dwayne, not long to go now!

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Posted by Zvezda1980 on Thursday, October 04, 2018 7:46 AM

Hi to everyone. After vacation and a burn accident at work, that left one hand temporary out of service (let's say I was shot up by Spitfires, after returning from my R&R leave), I proceed with the build. All the fantastic works and models I see in this GB were surely an inspiration to carry on (thanks and thumps up to all).

Very briefly:

Canopy was masked with the aid of Eduard's masks + tamiya tape.

Lower surfaces were painted with Gunze RLM76 light blue.

Upper surfaces were painted the typical RLM 74/75 camo. RLM 75 came straight from Gunze . For the RLM 74, a mix of 1 x neutral gray + 3 x RLM 02 was used (TAMIYA). All painting & mottling was done free hand with a Grex dual action airbrush.

Lower engine cowling was masked & painted with Gunze RLM 04 yellow.

JG.1 fuselage band was masked & painted with Gunze RLM 23 red. All colors are acrylics.

Landing gears were partially assembled and a hydro line was added in each from lead wire (0,2mm).

Next will be gloss varnish & decals and I hope to catch the deadline.

PS

Lostagain: the verticality rig for the firewall was the plastic cap of an aftershave (not too scientific, but happened to be on the desk).

 

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, October 04, 2018 11:46 AM

Looking fantastic Zvezda! That is a very clean and well done camo job!

-Andy

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, October 04, 2018 11:59 AM

I always the added bits,  like the brake hoses, great job!  love the camo.  I really like doing the speckling on 190's

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 A5M4 Claude

1/72 AN-2, 1/72 EF-111

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, October 04, 2018 7:27 PM

Hi Zvezda,

hope the hands is coming along well, gotta watch out for the Spitfires...

Very neat job on the camouflage, the mottling is great, must try it one day...

My 190 is just about finished prep, happy with the filling of panel lines and priming, so ready to go forward.

And I have got a light grey undercoat on the VW and other bits and pieces

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Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, October 04, 2018 9:12 PM

Hey Zvezda, that paint work is well done!  Mottling looks great!  Take care of that hand.

LA, good progress there.  I am always happy when all that prep work is done and you can get some paint work done.  Nice clean build!

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

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