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Aces on the Wrong Side of History GB - 2018

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Sunday, April 08, 2018 6:53 AM

Spent all day and some of last night painting some other projects and this- there was a single hiccup in my painting on this model, which is a lot fewer than usual. Anyway, I've got her to gloss, which is now drying.

I preshaded with NATO Black

And the painting commenced. I used Vallejo Model Air RLM 1939-1941 colors. A lot of people don't seem to like these paints- I think the colors are pretty good. You've just got to thin them a little bit (they are in no way airbrush ready) and spray at a bit higher pressure. 

I did have a problem with my mottling- on the left side, it turned out exactly how I wanted. 

However, I had to reload my cup before the right side. I'm pretty sure I didn't thin it enough, and I had a huge problem with the paint refusing to spray.

Instead of being lazy, I let it sit for a few hours, masked off the camo on the wing and fuselage top, resprayed the blue, and gave it another go. It's still not as good as the left side, but it at least looks less strange.

That taken care of, I used tamiya tape and silly putty to mask the front portion of the fuselafe to take the RLM yellow. I sprayed it on, let the model sit for several hours, and sprayed a coat of Tamiya X-22. Immediatly after spraying the X-22, I tried a trick I read somewhere online- I loaded the airbrush with Tamiya thinner, dropped by pressuer by a lot, and misted it over the finish. It definently helped smooth it out- Next time, though, I'm going to get a bottle of Tamiya laqcer thinner and see if that does the job any better.

Decals will probably be done Tuesday afternoon- I want to do them tomorrow, but I've got SAT's to take and I should probably be studying for those instead. 

-TheWaggishAmerican

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 8:10 AM

That looks great on a 1/72 109! 

  

 Nick.

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Sunday, April 08, 2018 8:11 AM

WA, that Emil is looking real fine, excellent save on the mottling and the splinter has turned out real nice. It is a great kit isnt it?

Best Regards

Mark

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Posted by Rambo on Sunday, April 08, 2018 9:27 AM
WA: Looking really good I'm one of the ones who don't like the model air paints I always go back to tamiya. My build for this gb I'm going to try lifecolor paints I've read they spray just like tamiya but are color matched to rml colors so no mixing. Hey you can't even tell where the glue mishap was knew you could do it. I agree its great to see teens getting into the hobby at 30 I'm usually one of the youngest at shows.

Clint

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Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, April 08, 2018 11:09 AM

Waggish, the 109 build is right on. 

Are those Vallejo colours from their 'AIR  WAR' sets?  That is their second boxing for aircraft colours, as they had changed most of the formulas from what they had released on their first go-around.  From here, your sample looks good.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, April 08, 2018 10:31 PM

That 109 is looking really good WA. The colours look right on to me.

I've finally decided what to contribute to this GB. 

The ace I'll choose to depict is Erich Hartmann.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Bish on Monday, April 09, 2018 3:34 AM

Great work on that Waggish, colours are really nice.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, April 09, 2018 6:46 AM

Nice mottling for such a small scale. I think both side look equally great!

Chad

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Monday, April 09, 2018 7:09 AM

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, April 09, 2018 9:17 AM

TheWaggishAmerican

 

However, I had to reload my cup before the right side. I'm pretty sure I didn't thin it enough, and I had a huge problem with the paint refusing to spray.

 

Waggish,

If you don't already know, Vallejo has a Flow Improver Here which makes a world of difference with both their regular paint and Air paint. Thin the paint as you normally would, then add a couple drops of the flow improver. Hope this helps.

And the mottling on your 109 looks great, especially for 1/72.

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by gregbale on Monday, April 09, 2018 11:31 AM

Looking very nice so far!

Greg

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Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, April 09, 2018 12:50 PM

This is a veeeery nice idea for a GB. Please count me in, I will (try to) build Hasegawa's Bf-109G-10 in 1:48, as flown by Lt. Heinz 'Esau' Ewald of JG.52 (credited with 84 kills).

Cheers

Kostas

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, April 09, 2018 5:46 PM

Waggish,

I'd like to enter with a 1/48 Hasegawa Bf109G-2 flown by Alfred Grislawski of JG.52 (credited with 133 victories). I did start this kit already, but only added some PE to the cockpit, no paint has been applied. I'll post pictures soon.

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Monday, April 09, 2018 7:52 PM

crown, aeroplanegripper, rambo, Bish, Mopar, gregbale, thanks!

jgeratic, I don't know. I bought it around last Christmas, so whatver range was in store then, that's what this is. 

taxtp: thanks! I've updated you. 

hogfanfs: Thanks! I didn't know about that- I'll have to give it a go. I've added you to the roster as well.

Zvezda1980: Added.

 

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On the Bench- 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190D9, AMT 1/72 F-15, Academy 1/72 OV-10, 1/32 Fiesler Storch, 1/200 Mercury, Gemini, Atlas, Saturn 1b, Saturn V

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 1:10 PM

Figured it's time to jump in with the obligatory prelims for my end of the GB. I give you the 21st Century Toys 1/32 Bf109G-14:

I usually don't keep boxes from my kits, but the box-art can be seen upper left. For those unfamiliar with this company's products, they were originally designed to be sold as pre-assembled and pre-decorated collector toys...which they then decided to sell as kits. Hence the quick and fool-proof method of screw assembly (with great big screw holes on wings and fuselage, and vinyl-like 'plugs' to cover those holes). The kits came as seen above, with no sprues to speak of, but parts neatly gathered in sealed plastic bags. A better view of the exciting box-art, and really fine decals:

A quick glance showed the kit's wings are the same as used in the earlier Bf109F release; but there is good news....

The kit is fairly 'simplified' as are all the entries in the series, but make a good basic starting-point. I've got an Eduard instrument panel and some other 'goodies' available, which I may or may not use. We'll all see how things develop.

 

Greg

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Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 2:47 PM
Never heard of them looks like your going to have a lot of gaps to fill.

Clint

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:11 PM

I would like to enter another build . A finnish f2a2 flown by pilot officer Hans Wind  with a total of 75 kills all in russian 39 in a buffalo 36 in an me 109g2. I have an aeromaster sheet that I bought in 1993 for a finnish f2a2 . 

  

 Nick.

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:19 PM

crown r n7
I would like to enter another build . A finnish f2a2 flown by pilot officer Hans Wind with a total of 75 kills all in russian 39 in a buffalo 36 in an me 109g2. I have an aeromaster sheet that I bought in 1993 for a finnish f2a2 .

More fighting Finns are always welcome!

Hope that aged decal sheet is still viable. (I have some that age that are...but it depends a lot on how they're stored.)

Greg

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:27 PM

with tender loving care bagged and in a/c, I hope they are still good lol

  

 Nick.

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, April 13, 2018 2:01 AM

Thats an interesting subject Nick. Im looking forward to it.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Friday, April 13, 2018 5:01 AM

gregbale, that looks like quiet the project! I hope you've got an ample supply of putty!

 

Crown, I added your 2nd to the roster- as a side note, do you know if that decal sheet is available to purchase somewhere online? I've always been a fan of the Finn's, and something like that might finally get my Buffalo built. 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, April 13, 2018 8:14 AM

There is a site called 1001modelkits.com has some.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, April 13, 2018 10:39 AM

I think S.B.S. Models is the most recent to release decals  for the Finnish Buffulo, available both in 1/72 and 1/48.   Should be easist to find from a European vendor:

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On a different note, another question for a qualifying entry,  instead of an aircraft, would a scale figure bust of a famous ace work?  I have this in the stash:

 

regards,

Jack

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, April 13, 2018 11:58 AM

That’s alright the 1st to get 100 planes

  

 Nick.

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Friday, April 13, 2018 12:00 PM

jgeratic

On a different note, another question for a qualifying entry,  instead of an aircraft, would a scale figure bust of a famous ace work?  I have this in the stash:

 

If you wan to build it, it's in. I didn't originally account for figures of aces in the rules, but if you want to do it, I'd LOVE to see someone talented get at it. I'm amending the rules right now to make it oaky- respond if you'd like me to enter it for you. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, April 13, 2018 12:11 PM

TheWaggishAmerican

 

 
jgeratic

On a different note, another question for a qualifying entry,  instead of an aircraft, would a scale figure bust of a famous ace work?  I have this in the stash:

 

 

 

If you wan to build it, it's in. I didn't originally account for figures of aces in the rules, but if you want to do it, I'd LOVE to see someone talented get at it. I'm amending the rules right now to make it oaky- respond if you'd like me to enter it for you. 

 

I love to see you do it Jack. You do such a great job on figures. I want to try to do some figures myself and I learn from you, not to mention just watching your artwork.

Steve

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, April 13, 2018 11:22 PM

Waggish, thank you and make it so - MJ Miniatures 1/10 Werner Mölders.

Steve, thanks for that.  I'll try to post some decent progress that can be followed on this figure.

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:28 AM

jgeratic, updated. Can't wait to see it come along!

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On the Bench- 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190D9, AMT 1/72 F-15, Academy 1/72 OV-10, 1/32 Fiesler Storch, 1/200 Mercury, Gemini, Atlas, Saturn 1b, Saturn V

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:55 PM

I got caught up in the last stages of the build and forgot to snap more progress photos, but I got her done. Airfix's 1/72 Bf 109E-4, as flown by Hans von Hahn. 

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On the Bench- 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190D9, AMT 1/72 F-15, Academy 1/72 OV-10, 1/32 Fiesler Storch, 1/200 Mercury, Gemini, Atlas, Saturn 1b, Saturn V

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:05 PM

Jack, looking forward to seeing that bust. I have only worked on Youngs Minitures bust so far but have had my eye on a couple of these MJ ones. I am keen to see how well caste it is. Is this a one piece bust?

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

 

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                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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