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  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:12 PM

John

 

I gotta ask what you are using to mask your canopies, and what method? Are you applying tape then cutting it or precutting it or are you using precut masks? That is one fabulous looking masking job on that canopy.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:31 PM

I agree, there are some nice late war schemes. I rather like the late 109G-10 nigtfighters of NJG 11, some of which have some nice schemes rather than just overall blue. I might try and get my other G-10 and the k-4 built up next year.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:58 PM

Bish, I like the German late war schemes and their unique look. The colors on the fuselage are a tad complex since the green fills the centers of the fuselage crosses requiring additional masking but will look super cool when completed.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:54 PM

Nice progress there Boris.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:52 PM

I have heard of the saw tooth and saw a debate on it once, but they talked about the demarcation between the 2 top camo colours. I really like that effect you have, and i have just checked the instructions for my 72nd K and that has it. Now that will be fun.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:46 PM

Bish

thats a great effect on the wing PJ, not seen that on a German aircraft before.

 

It's the late war scallop pattern also called sawtooth pattern on some of the 109K and the later Gustavs.

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Posted by BorisBaddenov on Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:42 PM

Messerschmitt BF109E

Cockpit is done, fusalage glued.  Wing construction is next.

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:37 PM

thats a great effect on the wing PJ, not seen that on a German aircraft before.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:36 PM

Its hard to tell there is a mask there John, just looks like a metal panel.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:31 PM

That looks nice falcon.

I started on the paint so I did the wings and the scalloped effect with the help of a paper mask to get a consistent pattern.

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:37 PM

I guess I forgot to do the mask removal,

John

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:12 AM

Nice detail there Deeve, looks good.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:02 AM

Mustang & Deeve: Those are coming along great guys!!! 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:33 AM

Deeve_

Mustang. That looks phenomenal. 

 

Ive done some more work on the Komet. I also started the Scheuch Schlepper.

 

I cut off some of the molded on detail and replaced it with small guage wire. The footrests and backrests and guard rails. I plan to do the same thing with the trailer. There is some detail that wasnt on the kit that I can see in the few pictures I have found.

 

 

Small details like these bump up the build quality and adds fun to the project. Yes

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Posted by Deeve_ on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:47 PM

Mustang. That looks phenomenal. 

 

Ive done some more work on the Komet. I also started the Scheuch Schlepper.

 

I cut off some of the molded on detail and replaced it with small guage wire. The footrests and backrests and guard rails. I plan to do the same thing with the trailer. There is some detail that wasnt on the kit that I can see in the few pictures I have found.

 

 

 

Deeve_

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:24 PM

Thanks guys.

I have some touch ups to do here and there as well as some more parts to install but we do have some progress for today...







                   

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:14 PM

Mustang: Great work there! 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, February 19, 2021 5:36 PM

fotofrank

 

 
plasticjunkie

Thanks Joe and Crown. Can't wait to use my Sotar on the fuselage mottling. It's getting near Wink

 

 

 

That Sotar 20/20 is one fine airbrush. I've had mine for almost two years now. Used it today to do the camouflage on my Spitfire. It does a really good job. Just remember to keep it clean after each use. I generally shoot it at 10-12 psi with the paint thinned at least 1/1 or 2/1, sometimes more.

 

I got mine earlier this year during the Special Badger Anniversary sale. I used it to freehand the camo on my 1/35 M10 and did one heck of a fine job with the  feathering between colors.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 19, 2021 1:57 PM

IP looks good Joe, look forward to see what you do to the back.

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, February 19, 2021 12:17 PM

plasticjunkie

Thanks Joe and Crown. Can't wait to use my Sotar on the fuselage mottling. It's getting near Wink

 

That Sotar 20/20 is one fine airbrush. I've had mine for almost two years now. Used it today to do the camouflage on my Spitfire. It does a really good job. Just remember to keep it clean after each use. I generally shoot it at 10-12 psi with the paint thinned at least 1/1 or 2/1, sometimes more.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, February 19, 2021 10:36 AM

Thanks Joe and Crown. Can't wait to use my Sotar on the fuselage mottling. It's getting near Wink

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, February 19, 2021 9:53 AM

nice work on those Me's guys 

 .Nick

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 19, 2021 9:46 AM

Ernie: Excellent work on filling in those gaps and taking care of those ammo chutes. Wow man!! 

Johnny: Looking forward to some paint flyin' on this bad boy!! 

Deeves: Good work on that pit. 

All: Today's instrument panel mock up. There's gonna be some more detailing to this in the way of painting up and detailing the back of the IP gauges/ wiring.

                   

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:42 PM

Gamera

Great idea there PJ, big improvement over two gaping holes. Yes

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:11 AM

Great idea there PJ, big improvement over two gaping holes. Yes

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:12 PM

Bish

Thtas a great idea there PJ, and its worked a treat.

 

Yes

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:57 PM

Thtas a great idea there PJ, and its worked a treat.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:07 PM

So I was looking at the ammo shell ejection ports and there is nothing there except two open cavities. I fashioned a jig out of wood coffee stirrers to get the correct dimensions to fabricate the chutes leading to the ejection ports made from wine foil.

I wrapped the wood jig with wine foil and then cut them to size and painted them flat steel.

They were slipped into position and super glued in place.

Once in place the chutes fill in the empty space that was there before.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:18 AM

Deeve_: I can see your photo just fine and nice work! As Bish said you might look and see if there's a 'crop' feature to eliminate some of the excess background.  

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