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1/32 Hasegawa Ju-87 G-2 Stuka "Rudel's Cannon-bird" (FINISHED)

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Posted by Ultra on Monday, August 7, 2017 1:40 AM

My "wow" meter is accelerating again...Looking foward to seeing thise on!

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, August 7, 2017 2:28 AM

damouav

Did you make your own paint mask, or are these commercial manufactuered. Which ever they are, the end result was excellent.

I hear you with regards to the MRP, but as I have invested a small fortune in them I will stick with them for the time being. I found the coverage of my corsair required 4 coats over a grey primer to get the depth I desired, in hind sight, black primer may have been a better option.

 

 

Thanks guys.

 

Damian, the masks are by a company called Maktar. They are similar to Montex if your familiar with them. They come with canopy masks too. Thanks to these two companies, I may never use decals again (at least for insignias). 

 

I hear ya....I invested a small fortune as well, mostly because of all of the praise the stuff has been getting. I used black under it and I think it was actually worse In that regard.  I can say I had better results with the RLM65 than the other two. Maybe I didn't shake them long enough or there is a special primer I was supposed to use.  I'll probably kill off what I have then go back to Gunze. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 7, 2017 2:33 AM

Looking really nice there.

Interested to see what you say about the MRP, i have just bought 3 bottles for mine, mainly to avoid raised edges around the masked areas, especially as i am useing stencils for the markings.

Wasit all the wite markings you painted after the scheme had gone onor just the wing crosses.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by damouav on Monday, August 7, 2017 2:48 AM

With that said about the MRP, it may take several coats more to obtain good coverage, but the results do speak for themseleves, in the great finish you get. The fact that it levels off extremely well and is silky smooth and dries quickly are pluses. But with that said, you can get almost the same effect with Tamiya and as you pointed out Gunze, at less than half the price per bottle.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, August 7, 2017 2:57 AM

Bish

 

Was it all the wite markings you painted after the scheme had gone onor just the wing crosses.

 

Thanks Bish...I painted the white portions into the large under wing crosses before the scheme, but the rest were done afterwards.  

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, August 7, 2017 3:09 AM

damouav

With that said about the MRP, it may take several coats more to obtain good coverage, but the results do speak for themseleves, in the great finish you get. The fact that it levels off extremely well and is silky smooth and dries quickly are pluses. But with that said, you can get almost the same effect with Tamiya and as you pointed out Gunze, at less than half the price per bottle.

 

Awesome discussion!

I agree with your assessment, but........I don't have the patience for that.  I can get a silky smooth finish with Tamiya's Lacquer thinner using Tamiya and Gunze paint too, and the finish will still be matte enough so I can see what I'm weathering. Gunze has really nailed RLM colors to my eye too.  I think MRP missed the mark, particularly the RLM 70.  Tamiya dries almost immediately, but you have to be careful with Gunze Aqueous.  Not sure about their Lacquers....

I hear this new Mission Models paint is supposed to great.  I may look into that too.    

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 7, 2017 4:07 AM

Cheers LD. haveing never used masks for markings before, i wasn't sure which way to proceed, especially with the white outline crosses.

I have been looking at the Missions models as well, but all of these new paint ranges are rather expensive. But one of the guys at the model club swears by MRP so thought i would give it a try. I've no plan to switch away from enamels, especially for aircraft, but doesn't hurt to look.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by damouav on Monday, August 7, 2017 4:51 AM

lawdog114

 

 
damouav

With that said about the MRP, it may take several coats more to obtain good coverage, but the results do speak for themseleves, in the great finish you get. The fact that it levels off extremely well and is silky smooth and dries quickly are pluses. But with that said, you can get almost the same effect with Tamiya and as you pointed out Gunze, at less than half the price per bottle.

 

 

 

Awesome discussion!

I agree with your assessment, but........I don't have the patience for that.  I can get a silky smooth finish with Tamiya's Lacquer thinner using Tamiya and Gunze paint too, and the finish will still be matte enough so I can see what I'm weathering. Gunze has really nailed RLM colors to my eye too.  I think MRP missed the mark, particularly the RLM 70.  Tamiya dries almost immediately, but you have to be careful with Gunze Aqueous.  Not sure about their Lacquers....

I hear this new Mission Models paint is supposed to great.  I may look into that too.    

 

 

+1 on the Mission Models paint, will do some investigation.

Sorry to go off on a tangent, I do need to pull the reins in sometimes with my communications.

In Progress
1/48 Tamiya P47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger (on hold)
Pending
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
1/48 Airfix Walrus
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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, August 7, 2017 8:29 AM

Lawdog, I may have asked this before but where do you get your Gunze aqueous paints? I seem to be having a hard time finding them. Also, you say that you thin them with Taimya Lacquer thinner?

-Andy

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Posted by MrStecks on Monday, August 7, 2017 9:15 AM

This plane looks fantastic.  I love the painted insignia.  After spending last night fighting with large insignia decals, I'll have to give the painted route a go on my next build.  Especially after seeing how great yours look.  Yes

Cheers, Mark


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In the queue: Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1A Corsair

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Posted by blackdog62 on Monday, August 7, 2017 3:27 PM

Great looking build. After reading ride is book he really used them to better than good effect he preffurd them over his fw-190. Even though it was out dated it was a purpose built aircraft that did its job very well. I also like the part in his book how he describes using this slower plain in dog fights to out maneuver  against faster fighters. You may or may not like his views on the Nazi party. But his ability as a ground support pilot can't be taken away from him.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 7, 2017 9:27 PM

That looks fantastic. Excellent work as usual dog. Beer

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Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 12:15 AM

Hey Joe. I've been away for far too long and have missed much of your latast builds but, I'm glad I returned to find you working on this beaut. What a great subject and you certainly are putting your usual amazing talents to work on it. Really wonderful work that is making this a stunning Stuka. I'm honored to file in and follow along.

I'll be joining in on the MRP discussion myself a little later on as I've added some to my paint stash as well. But, for now, it's bed time.

Joe

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 2:25 AM

Another masterpiece coming out of your workbench.  Just a beautiful kit.  Thank you for the WIP.  I learned a lot.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:36 AM

Taking notes.

Green with envy at your remarkable talents.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 2:39 PM

Beautiful "office" and delicious exterior painting/finishing work! Smile

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Posted by Got Plastic? on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 4:16 PM

Lawdog - 

Your Stuka is absolutely amazing, and the attention to detail on the pit is top shelf. Along with the build your commentary was insightful and educating. My very first build is coming up, and I to will be building a Stuka....I will be using a lot of your information to help me with it. Thank you for sharing your build.

Chris

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, August 11, 2017 3:53 AM

damouav

 

 

Sorry to go off on a tangent, I do need to pull the reins in sometimes with my communications.

 

 

No apology needed.  I welcome open discussion.  That's what the forum is for!  I just ordered some Mission Models RLM paints and I'll try them out on my next Lutwaffe build.  That's gonna be soon by the way, an FW 190 A-8 and a Battle of Brtiain Stuka (that order).  

Andy, I generally use Gunze's thinner with their paint, but you can get away with using Tamiya lacquer thinner or Isoprophyl Alcohol too.  I mix Gunze Aqueous and Tamiya paint all the time, particularly during weathering.  I haven't bought any in a while, but I've gotten them from luckymodel.com in the past.  They're based over seas and it takes forever to get stateside.  I've bought the off ebay as well.   

Thanks for the kind words all...

 

I finished this one up last night.  To recap it's the 1/32 Hasegawa Ju-87 G-2 in the late 1944 markings of Uber tank killer Hans Rudel.  This one got metal gun barrels, PE seat belts, resin exhausts and tires.  Other than a few typical Hasegawa issues, I'm pleased with how it turned out.  The white "frames" on the canopy were decals applied from inside.  I thought these were gonna be trouble but they turned out ok.  Paint started out MRP but was switched to Gunze Aqueous.  All main markings were painted on with the use of Maktar masks/stencils. These are worth EVERY penny.  

Thanks for following...

 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, August 11, 2017 4:01 AM
Gorgeous. I dunno Joe with all these 32nds you're doing lately you're going to need a bigger house

 

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Posted by damouav on Friday, August 11, 2017 4:15 AM

Lawdog, no thanks required for following you, more that we thank you for providing us with such beautiful work. Trully brilliant work mate, you can sign me up for the next chapter now.

I would be very keen to get your perspective on the Mission Models paint when you get a chance to use it. I like both the Tamiya and Gunze for AB purposes, thinned with Tamiya Laquer thinner, I get a good finish, not as nice as the MRP paint, but good.

Thanks again for taking us on this adventure, I really look forward to the next and the next and the next...

In Progress
1/48 Tamiya P47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger (on hold)
Pending
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
1/48 Airfix Walrus
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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, August 11, 2017 4:23 AM

Beautiful, fantastic work!  I love it.  Someday I'll be good enough to build something like that.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, August 11, 2017 4:38 AM

tempestjohnny
Gorgeous. I dunno Joe with all these 32nds you're doing lately you're going to need a bigger house
 

Thanks guys....

Johnny, unfortunately I don't get to keep this one.  

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, August 11, 2017 4:46 AM

Lovely finish LD, you done the old girl justice. Can't believe you have to hand this over. I'd hand over the other half before giving up a Stuka Big Smile

I'm raceing to finish my Pz II so i can start on mine, at least i have a good referance to use. Will be interested to see what you think of those MM paints.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, August 11, 2017 6:54 AM

Another beauty Joe! Always appreciate your WIP's and love seeing your work!

-Andy

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, August 11, 2017 8:36 AM
Great finish as always Joe, I really enjoyed following along even if I didn't post much. The summer honey-do list keeps growing, and I'm getting ready for school to start, leaving me not much free time.

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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Posted by MrStecks on Friday, August 11, 2017 9:26 AM

Stunning build!  I would say more but my jaw has fallen to the floor!  Bow Down

Cheers, Mark


On the bench:  Revel 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

In the queue: Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1A Corsair

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 11, 2017 11:50 AM

Fantastic build dog, love the paint and weathering. The recipient will be very pleased with  this fine looking model. 

As I mentioned earlier, I have the Trumpeter 1/32 cannon Stuka which looks very detailed    and impressive in the box.

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Posted by bvallot on Friday, August 11, 2017 11:55 AM

Gorgeous Joe. =] That bird is just begging to be stared at all day long. Those big guns are too damn sexy. I love everything about it. What was the pricing on the masks you used here? Are they on the same level with Montex? Also, the decals for the interior canopy...is that the decal film around the border or is that part of the decal as well? I'm starting to get on board with the same kind of idea with treating the interior of the cockpit windows. I haven't posted about it yet, but I've been using lead foil from wine bottles to glue to the inside and I just got clever about embossing them on one side to look like rivets on the opposite side. Saves you from having to paint and it not lining up with what ever is on the outside. But what I'm looking at on your Stuka is really nice. =]

As always...very impressed with your consistency and skillset. You always turn out a beautiful build. Looking forward to more.

On the bench:  

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Friday, August 11, 2017 11:58 AM

So convincing .. so luciously real! Brilliant work!!

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by bstarr3 on Friday, August 11, 2017 12:53 PM

I'm coming in late on this, but wow!  Beautiful work as always, Lawdog.  Would you mind sharing some about how you made the display base?  Is that real dirt, commercial product, or some diy magic? 

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