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  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Friday, May 18, 2018 10:10 AM

Crikey Bruce, thats a pretty conclusive and detailed answer!

I think, and Im only a real novice with WW2 Luftwaffe paint schemes myself, that about covers it.

I did make a mistake on my Friedrich Im working on now, as I did the interior RLM02, but hay ho. I have learnt now. I wouldnt mind i bought a book on the 109 F to K's to get these sort of things correct!

 

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Friday, May 18, 2018 9:56 PM

Hey guys! I'm adding another of my own to the mix. I'll be building Tamiya's 1/32 A6M2b. I'm not one hundred percent certain who will be flying her- I might be doing an aftermarket scheme. For now, I'll mark what I'll build for now as Lt. Fusada Iita. I haven't found any info on his 'ace' status, so I'll include him under 'noteworthy' instead- he was a high-ranking leader during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and is widely credited as being the first Japanese kamikaze to attack United States personell. 

I won't be able to get started until I clear two or three more projects off of the shelf, but I just wanted to get it out their that I got the kit and will be building another entry. 

-TheWaggishAmerican

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:22 AM

Hello everyone,

Thank you very much for all the knid comments on the build of the AZ Models "Friedrich". I have been really pleased by the ease of build on this, and with the overall fit of the model and the detail of the components. In fact so much so, I have managed to get a few hours in over the past few days. This was the state of play on Thursday evening.

 I have since added the Revi Gunsight, which I have painted Humbrol Gunmetal, and the armoured backrest and added and masked the canopy. I then added the Chin air scoop and the supercharger intake which sadly covers the supercharger fan, which was really detailed. Very little filler was required.

I then today, post a quick break to watch a bit of Prince Harry and Meghans wedding (congrats!) to prime with Alclad Grey Micro Filler and Primer.

  Tomorrow I will rescribe where required and add Matt White pre the Yellow (Gelb) ID markings on the lower cowling, wing tips and fuselage band.

Thanks for looking in.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, May 19, 2018 11:57 AM

Hey guys, great stuff coming along with those builds ...

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About the Japanese pilot that performed the kamikaze attack at Pearl Harbour, try this spelling of his name and should find more info: Fusata Iida

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AZ Models - Just a heads up if you plan or already have a Gustav (109G) in the stash, the cockpit tub does not fit bettween the fuselage halves.  The company posted the required fixes here, along with a photo:

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235010494-az-model-109-g-6as-fit-problems/

regards,

Jack

 

 

 

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:42 PM

jgeratic

Hey guys, great stuff coming along with those builds ...

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About the Japanese pilot that performed the kamikaze attack at Pearl Harbour, try this spelling of his name and should find more info: Fusata Iida

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AZ Models - Just a heads up if you plan or already have a Gustav (109G) in the stash, the cockpit tub does not fit bettween the fuselage halves.  The company posted the required fixes here, along with a photo:

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235010494-az-model-109-g-6as-fit-problems/

regards,

Jack

 

 

 

 

Thanks Jack, I have one of their Joy Packs, and 2 other G Models in my stash thats a handy tip, thanks mate.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 21, 2018 9:24 PM

Ok, time to get rolling.  Hopefully, when I’m done, I’ll have a decent looking 109 with very creepy yellow eyeballs!

Chad

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:21 AM

Mark the 109 is moving along nicely.

Chad very interesting .

my latest zero pics, oh thats my F2A canopy in the pic thats another story!

  

 Nick.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:31 PM

The cockpit looks great Nick, and its a nice clean build.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:51 PM

Nice detail in that cockpit! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

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Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:54 PM
Looks great. So how are you going to finish the flaps and wheel wells

Clint

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:56 PM

Greetings all,

I have managed this week to get in an hour each night, to commence the painting of the Gunther Ralls "Friedrich". The paints I used were a combination of Alclad, Humbrol, Xtracolor and Colourcoats.I think I must have used up a few yards of masking tape and Parafilm, over the past few days, but I have enjoyed it.

First up was the addition of the underside colour of RLM 76, and the painting of the Yellow (Gelb) panels under cowling, the wing tips, and fuselage band. RLM 02 Grey was also added to the wheel bays and radiator flaps.

 As this aircraft, i believe, was field painted in theatre in Russia, it had a rather unusual paint scheme. The wings were of a standard splinter cammo pattern of RLM 74/75 and the fuselage an all over colour of RLM 70 (Schwartzgrun). This is what it looks like at the moment.

 The exhausts are still to be tidied up, and next step will be an addition of the first coat of gloss varnish, perhaps over the weekend.

Thanks for looking in.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:15 PM

@Nick,

That office looks fantastic! And I have to ask, the open panels on the wings, does that allow for for internal guns? If so, that is a nice perk for this kit.

 

@Mark,

The Yellow turned out very well, as well as the splinter camo. Did this aircraft have mottling on the fuselage?

 

Quick update on my G-2, I base coated the cockpit with flat black, then opened my jar of RLM 66 to find it dried. So, I just received a new bottle and will paint the cockpit. Pictures to come soon...

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 25, 2018 8:52 AM

thank you Tony and Chad. Im also working on another zero this is a nice kit.

Clint I think a coat of light clear green before the wash will do.

Mark I like the camo on the 109 nice yellow trim too.

Bruce I havent looked in to that but this kit comes with different wing panels for the 20mm cannon on the A6M5a

 

  

 Nick.

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Friday, May 25, 2018 9:35 AM

hogfanfs

@Mark,

The Yellow turned out very well, as well as the splinter camo. Did this aircraft have mottling on the fuselage?  

Bruce, thank you mate, it was fun doing the masking for it. No, apparently the mottling on the fuselage was sprayed over in theatre. I have a couple of pics of this actual kite when it crashed in 1941, and though its a B&W photo, you cant really make out any remnants of the mottling.

Best Regards

Mark

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, May 25, 2018 5:54 PM

Good scheme Mark, I haven't seen that one.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:17 PM

taxtp

Good scheme Mark, I haven't seen that one.

Thank you Tony, one of the reasons I chose it, as it is a bit different isnt it?

Today, I put the decals on, post two coats of Alclad Aqua Gloss. The decals were the AZ Models kit supplied ones, and I did not go for many of the stencils, as truth be told they wouldnt be seen against the dark background.

 The decals were quite thin and a couple broke in places, but I managed to align them back. A shame was that the two JG5 2 unit badges were slighly out of register.No setting solution was required and all decals settled really well. 

 I also added the two after market nose machine guns. Tomorrow will be the addition of the Flory Models Black wash, and a flat matt coat.

Best Regards

Mark

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Posted by Rambo on Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:06 PM
It's coming along nicely Mark.

Clint

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Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, May 26, 2018 8:55 PM

Mark,

I'm really liking that scheme on your 109. Great job!

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:59 PM

Great splinter camo!

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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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:02 AM

Chad, Bruce and Clint. Thanks guys for your kind comments.

 

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Monday, May 28, 2018 6:52 AM

Hello everyone,

This is just a quick update on the status of the build of the Friedrich. As of today, the final addition of the Xtracrylix Flat cote has been done, post the Flory Models wash,and bulk of the canopy masks removed.

 I have also added the undercarriage legs and the Master brass pitot tube and MG's, plus the minute armoured glass. I will affix the wheels and undercarriage doors later at the end.

 I also added the radiator flaps and the tail wheel. Next up will be the aerial and attenae rigging.

 Thanks for looking in.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 5:40 PM

looks great Mark

Clint

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Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 5:49 PM

Alright time for me to get started on this. After a much needed cleaning and reorganization of my bench I started to get some of the pit put togeather. One thing I would of bet good money on, is thinking this kit had the option to display the engines but it doesn't. But the main reason I bought it was it came with a little resin dachshund also why I'm going with this ace for the build too it was the staffel mascot. Also looked everywhere but seem to be missing a part it isn't on the tree and nowhere in the box but it should be easy to make.

BF110 E 2

BF110 E 3

BF110 E 4

Clint

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 6:40 PM

aeroplanegripper

Hello everyone,

This is just a quick update on the status of the build of the Friedrich. As of today, the final addition of the Xtracrylix Flat cote has been done, post the Flory Models wash,and bulk of the canopy masks removed.

 I have also added the undercarriage legs and the Master brass pitot tube and MG's, plus the minute armoured glass. I will affix the wheels and undercarriage doors later at the end.

 I also added the radiator flaps and the tail wheel. Next up will be the aerial and attenae rigging.

 Thanks for looking in.

 

Mark,

Your weathering is outstanding! Great job.

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 6:42 PM

Rambo

Alright time for me to get started on this. After a much needed cleaning and reorganization of my bench I started to get some of the pit put togeather. One thing I would of bet good money on, is thinking this kit had the option to display the engines but it doesn't. But the main reason I bought it was it came with a little resin dachshund also why I'm going with this ace for the build too it was the staffel mascot. Also looked everywhere but seem to be missing a part it isn't on the tree and nowhere in the box but it should be easy to make.

BF110 E 2

BF110 E 3

BF110 E 4

 

Clint,

Nice to see a 110 being built. I'm looking forward to your progress.

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:15 PM

aeroplanegripper, she's looking good!

Sorry that I've been silent for so long, guys. I've had a really busy few weeks, and my next week and a half are going to be packed with exam stuff. After that, I should be able to keep more current though. 

-TheWaggishAmerican

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On the Bench- Academy 1/72 OV-10, 1/32 Fiesler Storch, 1/200 Mercury, Gemini, Atlas, Saturn 1b, Saturn V, Monogram 1/72 'Nam- Tour of Duty' F-4J, Tamiya 1/48 Ki-84

 

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Posted by Rambo on Friday, June 08, 2018 8:55 PM

Got the pit base painted started with Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black then XF-22 RLM Grey or RLM02. From there I've been adding some of the color PE to her and will start detail painting and adding wear and weathering tomorrow sometime.

BF 110 E 5

BF 110 E 6

Clint

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, June 08, 2018 9:04 PM

That photo etch really makes the instrument panel pop!  The Bf 110 really is a beautiful bird.

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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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, June 08, 2018 9:06 PM

Just a quick update. The cockpit is finished and the fuselage is ready to be sealed.  The canopy will be closed so I’m not going to spend a lot of time detailing. 

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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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Friday, June 08, 2018 10:05 PM
MM: Thanks I think the BF110 is the most beautiful aircraft that the germans built during the war. That pit is looking good did you scratch build that fuel line or is it kit?

Clint

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