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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:07 AM

Looking good there Nick, love the look of the NMF.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:06 AM

Hoss, got you adde. Nice choice of scheme and off to a great start.

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, March 29, 2021 8:58 PM

I'd like to jump in with Heinrich Bartel's Bf 109G-6 based in Greece in November 1943. Rot dreizehn is a pretty snappy scheme that I've wanted to do for a while. White trim, red markings, spinner spiral and sawtooth Erla wing camo -- what's not to like? When I saw the group build, this project jumped ahead of several others on deck. I'll also be posting in the aircraft section. 

 

There are quite a few photos of this plane on the web, including this one in flight. 

 

Heinrich Bartels was a 99-victory ace. Here he is after tallying his 70th victory.

 

I'm using Tamiya's 1/48 kit with aftermarket decals. I'll be using a few aftermarket goodies including the guns. The main paints will be Mr. Color lacquers. 

The office is complete. 

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, March 29, 2021 8:56 PM

Gamera. many thanks, that me looking very good.

Mustang. thank you, those cannons are impressive looking.

Zevezda. that  moving along nicely.

my latest pics on the f-104c.

I started on the f-104g with some preshadeing,still need to add some more drk gray and white.

  .Nick

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 29, 2021 11:35 AM

Mustang: She's lookin' good! I've found it's often easier just to destroy the detail in places like that and rescribe it later. 

PJ: Looking forward to more updates when you get the time. 

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

 

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:29 PM

Thanks Gamera and Joe. My bench time has been very limited while helping our son and family move and now the wife has me doing two big home projects.Huh? 

I paint in the garage and that is a mess right now unable to set up for air brushing the clear flat on my Kurfürst. I should be able to partially use the garage by next week.

 

 

 

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:58 PM

nice progress there guys, coming along well.

Joe, i am with you there, seams are the one thing i don't like about building aircraft, especially when theres fine detail close to the join. Never had to worry about that on armour and i am finding out its not an issue with ships either.

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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:30 PM

Good progress fellas!!! 

ust to show some progress at the bench. I've managed to get the fuselage halves joined together. I've got the upper nose panels press fitted into place during the whole body work/ painting process. Sanding and filling are going to be plentiful on this build.....

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One thing that I do NOT miss about aircraft building is seam filling in smaller areas. The seam line going down the middle of teh bird was interrupted by these small inspection panels in front of the windscreen soooooooo.........gotta take care of the seam lines ont he panels themselves. I'll be using my tried and true super glue filling method on these and I'll rescribe the panel lines.

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:05 PM

Zvezda: Nice work there on the engine and the cockpit. And yeah good idea on the cannon, I'll break them for sure here too. 

 

I did get a little more work done. Hope it's not too blue- I had a bottle of French blue left over from the ARL-44 and used it for the pre-shading. Though to be honest I'm not sure you can even tell from the photos. Should have taken the photos when there was still some natural sunlight. Didn't think about it till now. 

 

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

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 20, 2021 4:27 AM

Nice work there Zvezda, that engine looks nicely detailed. Good call on the guns.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 20, 2021 4:26 AM

Lovely job on the gun bay Joe, and welcome back from your break.

 

My 262 is coming on slowly. Splitting my time between a 32nd 262 and 1/72nd U-Boat was never going to produce quick results. I am getting the NMF on the main undercarrage bays and gun bay done this weekend, so hope to have some pics by the end of next week.

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    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:04 AM

Engine, cockpit and nose gun area were assembled and painted.

The few PE parts and seat belts were just what was needed to bring some 'life' to the cockpit. 

wing cannons will be place at the end, since there is a little chance (100%) that I will break them during assembly.

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Saturday, March 20, 2021 2:49 AM

fotofrank

Zveda1980, I've been thinking about those Eduard Overtrees for kits I'd like to build. I see that you have a P.E. fret and a canopy mask, as well as the kit sprue. Is that everything that came in the box? Assembly instructions are easy enough to get from Scalemates, so the build wouldn' be any different than any other kit.

 

Yes, the PE and mask were included in the box. That was a very generous overtree kit from Eduard. One can download the instructions directly from their site, in perfect resolution.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 19, 2021 10:15 AM

Welcome back and some nice work there on the gun bay! 

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:25 PM

Some REALLY good progress on that 109 Ernie(love how the wash turned out btw) and that 104 Nick. You guys make this look all too easy.

I did make some progress on my 262 after being gone for a week on vacation. Just needed a break away from work and all the ho hum of daily life around here.

Finished gun platform:

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:48 AM

modelcrazy

Looks fantastic PJ.

The more I work with oils, the more I like them. You can do so much with them.

I tiny spot of Burnt Sienna (or it is Unmber  ) a dab of the ole turpenoid and bam, a very convencing rust spot, which can be removed it you don't like it.

 

I use them all the time on armour but have not on aircraft. I tend to use enamels on bothbut while i don't mind havignt o touch up damaged armour schemes if i haven't sealed it properly, i don't fancy it on an aircraft scheme, but i think i might chence it on my 262.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:17 AM

I generally avoid 1/32nd because I feel like I need to superdetail them. If mine looked half as good as yours PJ I wouldn't worry about that! Superb job, I love the engine! 

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  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:28 AM

Thanks guys. I love using oils for weathering. 
Last night I weathered the engine area a tad more.


added the antennas, pitot and tail wheel

attached the slats slightly extended 

and added some minor foot traffic wear on the port wing and touched up previous chips.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:18 AM

Looks fantastic PJ.

The more I work with oils, the more I like them. You can do so much with them.

I tiny spot of Burnt Sienna (or it is Unmber  ) a dab of the ole turpenoid and bam, a very convencing rust spot, which can be removed it you don't like it.

Steve

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:12 PM

Thats lovely work there PJ, i really need to try oils on my aircraft.

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:55 AM

Nick: Oh cool the grey/green sounds good! 

PJ: The weathering continues to look fantastic! 

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  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 9:00 AM

crown r n7

the weathering looks fanstatic..

 

Thanks Crown.

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  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:13 AM

the weathering looks fanstatic..

  .Nick

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:18 AM

 

Thanks Steve. 

Crown those 104s look fast just sitting there.

A short weathering update. Broke out the oil paints and started to blend in stains and streaks.

Blended the exhaust stains on the fuselage sides

 

 

More streaks and grime.

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:51 PM

Gamera. many thanks the C model is about ready for gloss clear coat.

I'm going with gray/green camo on the G model, 

 

  .Nick

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:29 AM

Super job PJ

The 210 looks great.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:51 AM

Nick: Oh that looks so good too! 

 

I'll third Flory washes, never had much luck with washes before but the Flory pre-mixed ones make it soooooooo easy. 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 7:35 AM

started up on the F-104G....

  .Nick

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 15, 2021 2:19 PM

I'm a big fan of flory washes, that turned out well PJ.

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  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, March 15, 2021 12:16 PM

Yes faster and less Tedious and filling in panel lines

  .Nick

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