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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:31 AM

John: That looks friggin' perfect! I generally don't get results that good with even pre-cut masks. 

Mustang: I know that feeling... Been ill the last two weekends but hope to get a little something done on my 109 this one.  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:21 AM

mustang1989

Wow!!! That canopy painting DID come out great John!!! Nice!!! 

 

Well folks.....trying to get some work done on my build but this morning was a no-go after putting up with a barking dog all night. Just couldn't get out of bed this morning to make anything happen. 

I might be able to work a miracle tomorrow morning though.

 

Thanks Mustang,  Sorry you didn't get anything done.Boo Hoo

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 JL-8

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:20 AM

modelcrazy

Looks great John. Did you make the masks because I'm having a hard time locating any?

 

yes I hand cut them,  used the yellow frog tape and a very sharp/new blade and a bright light for a backlight so I could see the frame lines through the tape.

the yellow frog tape (home depot paint department) looks, acts amd feels just like the tamiya yellow tape.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 JL-8

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:09 AM

Wow!!! That canopy painting DID come out great John!!! Nice!!! 

 

Well folks.....trying to get some work done on my build but this morning was a no-go after putting up with a barking dog all night. Just couldn't get out of bed this morning to make anything happen. 

I might be able to work a miracle tomorrow morning though.

                   

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:35 AM

Looks great John. Did you make the masks because I'm having a hard time locating any?

Steve

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:54 AM

canopy painted and masks removed.

turned out pretty good I think, I'll need to shave down the paint lip on the frames just a little.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 JL-8

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:49 AM

Deffinetly not to late Deeve, glad to have you on board. Will get that on the roster. Got that kit in the stash so will be nice to see it built.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:32 AM

Deeve_

If it's not too late, I'd love to get in on this. I was planning to do this one next anyways.....   Academy's 1/72 Me163b.

 

 

 

Now THAT would be cool to see.

                   

 

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  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:14 PM

If it's not too late, I'd love to get in on this. I was planning to do this one next anyways.....   Academy's 1/72 Me163b.

 

 

 In Progress.

1/48 Tamiya DO335-B2

1/72 Hasegawa Mitchell Mk.III RAAF

1/72 Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie

1/72 Revell LA-5FN

Deeve_

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:37 PM

fotofrank

Yeah, Mustang, the fit is nice and tight. I checked the fit before I started painting. It was strange to paint the airplane like I did, being so used to painting the entire airplane as a unit. Painting this BoB camouflage, it just seemed right.

 

I figured as much Frank. Judging from the quality of the paint job I took you for the type of builder that would've checked that out beforehand.

                   

 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:30 PM

Yeah, Mustang, the fit is nice and tight. I checked the fit before I started painting. It was strange to paint the airplane like I did, being so used to painting the entire airplane as a unit. Painting this BoB camouflage, it just seemed right.

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

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 9:31 AM

Ernie: That pit is shaping up very nicely. Lot's of eye candy and it's almost ashamed to see that much work covered up by the fuselage. Can't wait to see some engine detailing going on here.

John: Dude....you are blowing right through that build of yours in a rather good fashion. Wow!!! Awesome method for painting those mottle patterns on the sides of the fuselage.

Boris: Great to have you in here and am looking forward to some build progress on that 109.

Frank: Your progress is looking great so far. You painting method, while producing fantastic results , leaves me hoping that there'll be no fuselage to wing gap when you join the two units. This is in no way a "hit" on your build at all. Just couldn't help but wonder.

All: I am still moving forward with cockpit progress on mine but nothing worthy of photos yet. I am hoping to have enough done to post some pics by Friday.

                   

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:17 PM

Thanks guys. Not quite ready to seal up the fuselage yet. Gonna leave it open for better wiring access. The nose guns were painted with Humbrol Metal Cote black enamel, lightly polished when dry producing a realistic metallic sheen.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:10 PM

Looks great PJ

Steve

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:48 PM

John & Frank: Superb work on the decals there guys!!! John, I don't envy you with masking that greenhouse canopy. 

PJ: Great work on the engine, good to see her getting all closed up and ready for paint. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:45 PM

Looking nice PJ, that engine will be sweet once its wired up.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:44 PM

frank, john, great looking builds there, even better with the decals on. Really nice paint work opn both of those.

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:28 PM

The builds are shaping up gents, great job.

Got the fuselage taped up to see how things are fitting. Some plumbing will be next to busy things under the hood.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:25 PM

John, the camouflage looks great.

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:21 PM

Looks great Frank and John.

John, I got an interior set for my 410 but I hope it came with masks Tongue Tied

Steve

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:18 PM

finished the camo.  will need to weather it once the canopy is on.  had to make the masks by hand,  new sharp No. 11 blade works great on the yellow frog tape.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 JL-8

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:04 PM

Haven't started detailing yet. There's another Mustang on the bench right now. The decals are from Aero Master Bf 109E BoB...Eagle Day, 9/JG26.

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

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:12 AM

Thanks, guys. Sometimes painting can be kinda stressful but when it's done and looks about right -- whew! That's over. lol.

Did all the decals yesterday, not a lot for this scheme. Now I begin to do some detailing.

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

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:59 AM

John: Fantastic work there on the mottling! 

PJ: The cockpit looks perfect! 

Mustang: Great job on your cockpit too! 

Frank: Love that! The pre-shading and camo look perfect! I want pretty much the same scheme on my 109- I hope mine looks half as good as yours. 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 7, 2021 12:17 PM

Looking good frank.

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  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Sunday, February 7, 2021 11:22 AM

Frank that is coming along nicely, the preshade on the fuselage came out great.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, February 5, 2021 8:32 PM

OK. Some progress to report. Been painting the Bf 109E using Mr. Color(?) for the first time. And painting a splinter camouflage for the first time. The topside camo is RLM 70 and RLM 71 and the underside is RLM 65. Still trying to find some RLM 04 for the nose and rudder. Have a look:

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, February 5, 2021 5:55 PM

Thats the E-7, i have you on the roster.

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    January 2021
Posted by BorisBaddenov on Friday, February 5, 2021 5:32 PM

Bish

Welcome aboard Boris. Look forward to seeing that. I've got that in the stash and am useing one of the decal options for my Academy kit. Which version are you doing.

 

Version?  Uhh... I dunno :)   I will probably make it like what's on the box art.  All I've done so far is open it up and order some paint.

 

Peace-

Boris

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, February 5, 2021 3:53 PM

That pit is looking nice already Joe. Good work.

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