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Aces on the Wrong Side of History GB - 2018

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 15, 2018 7:57 AM

Very nice work on that pit, some really nice detail there.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    January, 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, October 15, 2018 6:53 AM

Hello gentlemen. This weekend I (at last) started the build. As announced, the machine is a Me 109G-10, and the ace is mr. Heinz "Esau" Ewald, credited with 84 kills. Markings will be for the period when 'Esau' was operating with II./JG-52 from Veszprem in Hungary, sometime during February 1945. At that time and place, our ace was fighting both against Soviet and western allies' airforces. 

The plane

The ace (found them on the net)

The kit

The basic Eduard PE set will be used to 'liven' the cockpit a little and marking will come from a Montex set of masks.

Now with the construction:

PE sets were placed, as well as some tentative wiring and other stuff, untill the cockpit looked sufficiently 'busy'.

Then everything was sprayed with Gunze RLM66, the pre-painted PE parts were installed and several details were highlighted with dry brush.

Finally the main control panel was assembled

I left everything aside to dry and I started removing the half a kilo of CA glue stuck on my hands (along comes also my skin and fingerprints, but no pain no gain).

All criticism and comments more than welcomed.

 

 

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    September, 2016
Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:30 AM

Looks good Mopar! I added you to the finished section. If you'd prefer a different photo, let me know.

-TWA

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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 Mopar Madness on Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:21 AM

Thank you 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!  

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:55 PM

Looks great Chad!

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:10 PM

Thank you Clint!  This definitely won’t be my last Eduard 109.  A real joy to build!

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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    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:47 PM
That turned out fantastic MM

Clint

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 6:13 PM

Hello my friends! I’m going to go ahead and call this one done. Thank you Wag for the wonderful group build. Which ever image you choose to be on the front page is great with me!

 

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
Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Sunday, August 19, 2018 6:28 PM

Was the spiral a decal? What witchcraft did you have to do to actually get a spiral to conform to a spinner?

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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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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:12 AM

Looking really nice Chad and i do like that spinner, i don't think i have seen a yellow one with a spiral before, that looks good.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 7:48 PM
Looks great MM great job on the spiral.

Clint

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 7:10 PM

Hello friends! Here is a quick update on the Alfred Suraus 109.  Basecoat and camouflage are down. Mottling and mild weathering are next. So far this has been a trouble-free build. 

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
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 11, 2018 10:09 PM

Very creative camouflage Bish!

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
Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Saturday, August 11, 2018 5:55 PM

modelcrazy, rambo, Bish, amazing work! I added your pics to the completed section- if you prefer a different one than what I selected, let me know and I'll change it. 

WaggishAmerican

 

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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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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 11, 2018 2:08 PM

managed to finish off the Stuka a couple of weeks ago, but i needed to get somthing else for the whole project, so, a bit late, but here are the final pics.

Finihsing touches were to add the cannon, prop, canopy and antenna cable. Then it was fiitted to the base.

Thank for letting me take part in a great GB. Please feel free to use which ever pic you choose. I look forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 6:58 PM

Alright my Eduard BF110E is finished. Tried a few new things one is these aerobouns figures that have outstanding detail, secound is this krycell precision ice and snow next time I use it I will use hairspray instead of clearcoat to fix it still I like the outcome. So since this GB is about the aces heres a bit of info on Felix Maria Brandis. Source Osprey Arctic Bf109 and Bf110 aces.  Felix-Maria Brandis was born on 9 September 1916 at Ahaus. He received his flying training at Luftkriegsschule 1 at Dresden from 14 September 1939. Brandis was serving with JG 77 in early 1941. He was assigned to a Bf 110 Zerstörerkette, established for coastal patrol missions, based at Kirkenes in Norway. By the implementation of Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia, the unit had been expanded to Staffel strength and designated 1.(Z)/JG 77. Leutnant Brandis had assumed command of the unit by this time. On 2 February 1942, Brandis was returning at low-level from a train-busting mission along the railway line south of Murmansk when the Staffel encountered bad weather. Their own base was closed so the unit diverted to Rovaniemi. In the zero visibility conditions, Brandis failed to return. It was later established he had crashed near Olanga. His Radio Op., Feldwebel Herbert Baus survived, but wounded. Oberleutnant Brandis was posthumously awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 6 March 1942. Felix Maria Brandis was credited with 14 victories. However, some sources credit him with a victory total as high as 18 or even 25. 

So here she is WA pick what ever photo you want for the 1st page.

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Heres a few photos of Felix with his Radio Op. and Staffel Mascots. The only long haired Bamsee, which in Nordic means Bear, Herdla named after the main base of JG5 and Brandis's dog Lockheed inspired by the units first kill a RAF Coastal Command Lockheed Hudson. Felix 1

Felix 3

Clint

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 8:52 PM

Steve - Thats a very handsome 190!

Clint - I’m loving those figs!  

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
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 6:36 PM

Got the figures done along with lockheed, also added some metal tubes to the wheels to help keep the model to the base.

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When I was making the base I didn't have enough oak to wrap around the entire thing and since it was 2:30AM I couldn't just go down to the store so only added some to the front to hold the name plate.

Clint

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 5:42 PM

Clint super looking me 110 !

Steve  nice looking fw 190 looks like we all had our ups and downs with our builds I had a heck of a time with the right landing gear on the zero 

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 5:30 PM
For all the problems she gave you she still came out looking great.

Clint

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 3:08 PM

Handsome looking 110 Clint.

I finally completed Hinrich Bar's A-8, Red 13. The kit (Academy) went together well but I had a hard time with the decals. After destroying a couple because I used thin glue instead of setting solution by mistake, I found some replacements. The decals kept coming off and were difficult to keep on until I could get a flat coat on everything. One of the landing gear broke off and I reinstalled it using a piece of wire as a pin but was still having a very difficult time getting it to dry correctly. I finally finished everything without breaking anything else long enough to take some pictures. The decals have some silvering but considering everything else this has gone through, that's minor.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Sunday, August 05, 2018 3:47 AM

Haven't had much time at the bench but I have the main construction done and have started on the base and the figures. More to show later.

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Thanks for looking in.

Clint

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, July 30, 2018 12:25 AM
Thanks Tony.

Clint

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:04 PM

Rambo
Thanks Bish luckily the cross covered a really ugly one I did.
 

Doesn't always happen, but I'm glad it did. It  looks very good Clint.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Friday, July 27, 2018 4:53 PM
Thanks Bish luckily the cross covered a really ugly one I did.

Clint

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:02 AM

Clint, thats looking great, mottling looks pretty damn good to me.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 7:50 PM
Thanks crown it's getting closer.

Clint

  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:54 PM

Crown, Added you to finished page. She turned out amazing, especially the underside! 

Everyone else, looking good! I haven't had time to build the last month or so let alone comment, but I check in whenever someone posts something and the work has been consitently fantastic. 

-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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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:54 PM

Wow Clint! Looks awesome 

  

 Nick.

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