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1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190 A-8 JG 300 "Ernst Schroder" (FINISHED)

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:52 AM
Thanks Britt

 "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 bvallot on Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:59 AM

Really?! Damn Joe. That is damned pretty to look at. Hats off to you.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:29 AM
Thanks B...this one is actually 1/48. I do have the big Hasegawa A-8 in the stash which is scheduled to built soon.

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Posted by bvallot on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:16 PM

Damn Joe. You sure got these 190s licked huh. This looks like it's down to a science now. That new paint looks like it's winning some high marks in those completed pics. Very very nice Joe. I think 1:32 is your new home maybe. =]

Damn sexy 190.

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Posted by Kien on Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:43 PM

Lawdog, seems like I should give a try at some other paints. I only use tamiya. I'd like to try gunze, mission models, and tamiya with the laqcuer thinner. Probably time to experiment on some older kits to find out my niche of paints. 

Thanks 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:28 PM

Kien

Hey lawdog, 

I was wondering how you do the fading on the camoflauge to have tonal variation. I use tamiya paints with a badger 105 at 12 psi and was not really managing to get a nice result, little much of speckles. Do you need to thin the paint much more when you do the shading/variation? If so what ratios? I have wanted to get my hands on mission model paints but my LHS doesn't have them... where do you purchase yours? 

Kien

 

 

Thanks guys,

 

B-dog, thanks for the suggestion.

 

Kien, I bought mine directly from their website, missionmodelsus.com.  I think that's the only place you can get it.  It doesn't require much thinning, perhaps a drop or two. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with your airbrush.  I use a gravity fed Iwata and generally spray in close at about 15 psi.  I basically bought Mission's tan (Britsh Sand I believe) for the RLM 74 and plain white for the RLM 75, to lighten them.  I then shaded it in to simulate fading.  I like Tamiya paint too, but have no luck mixing their RLM colors.       

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Posted by Kien on Friday, September 15, 2017 11:42 AM

Hey lawdog, 

I was wondering how you do the fading on the camoflauge to have tonal variation. I use tamiya paints with a badger 105 at 12 psi and was not really managing to get a nice result, little much of speckles. Do you need to thin the paint much more when you do the shading/variation? If so what ratios? I have wanted to get my hands on mission model paints but my LHS doesn't have them... where do you purchase yours? 

Kien

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, September 15, 2017 8:58 AM

Howdy lawdog fine build and info also thank you for showing us.

Did you know that testors in there model master arcrylic line of paint they have clear coats in gloss and flat. No smell easy clean up. I use the 2 mixed how ever I want to make different Sheens.

They spray nice lay down good and I have no problems with them. So if your still looking givem a try.

Jerry.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, September 15, 2017 3:25 AM

I love how you added the little diorama to your 190 build.  That sir is an excellent finish!

Toshi

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Posted by ridleusmc on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:21 PM

^ Thank You LawDog!  Great work on the 190, 109, and F4U!

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:59 AM

ridleusmc

 

How'd you do the base?  I want to do something similar for a Zero on Buin Airfield.  

 

 

It's basically a wooden plaque with real dirt secured by Elmer's glue.  I know that there's no pics due to Photosuck, but you can read through this to get the gist.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/165668.aspx

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:54 AM

1943Mike

As to your question regarding a flat coat - have you tried Tamiya's XF-86 Flat Clear? If it is not dull enough for you when you've sprayed it on a test piece, try adding Tamiya's X-21 flat base to it - not much, just for an experiment. The X-21 should NOT be used by itself - it's for adding to Tamiya's regular paints to dull them down. Adding a little of X-21 to XF-86 would give you some variation in using these bottles from Tamiya. I have not tried this myself, just read a blurb on the 'net regarding what I've mentioned. If, however, the XF-86 Flat Clear is too dull, than all this verbiage is for naught.

 

 

Thanks all...

Mike, thanks, I may try this.  

 "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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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:30 PM

Hi Joe, standout work on this one! Yes

What about a satin finish?  I've  been quite happy with Vallejo acrylic brand, just add about 50% distilled water.

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:21 PM
Again, great work Joe, and those new paints look really nice. Like you I like the Testor's, but I have to leave the room for a few hours after I spray it

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Posted by 1943Mike on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:39 AM

Another delightful, skillfully done build!

As to your question regarding a flat coat - have you tried Tamiya's XF-86 Flat Clear? If it is not dull enough for you when you've sprayed it on a test piece, try adding Tamiya's X-21 flat base to it - not much, just for an experiment. The X-21 should NOT be used by itself - it's for adding to Tamiya's regular paints to dull them down. Adding a little of X-21 to XF-86 would give you some variation in using these bottles from Tamiya. I have not tried this myself, just read a blurb on the 'net regarding what I've mentioned. If, however, the XF-86 Flat Clear is too dull, than all this verbiage is for naught.

Mike

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Posted by ridleusmc on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:04 AM

Excellent Work, 

The model looks realistic enough to fear.  The Alclad flat looks good to my eye, but must of the subject I choose can't be too dull.  I very much like the paint effects on the underside of the aircraft.  

How'd you do the base?  I want to do something similar for a Zero on Buin Airfield.  

Cheers to a great build,

Beer 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:06 AM

Great job, your 190 looks beautiful!

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:01 AM

That a gorgeous build, Joe. Always impressive stuff from you and thanks for letting us come along.

BK

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:15 AM

As usual, this is a beautiful build.  The thing about your model building is that you make it look easy, and we all know it is not! 

Thanks for the review on Misssion Model paints.  I just recently tried some out on an armor model, and I am very impressed with the results.  I will be buying a LOT more of their paints in the near future. 

Thanks for sharing,

D

 

 

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Posted by damouav on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:52 AM

Another job well done in my book, and, another

WOW!

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:35 AM

Thanks Damian

I'm going with done here.  It's the 1/48 Hasegawa Focke Wulf Fw190 A-8 in the box art markings of "Red 19", flown by Ernst Schroder of JG 300 in November of 1944.  Schroder scored 7 kills to include 2 B-24 bombers and 4 P-51 Mustangs. I discovered he was also an avid model builder like us.   

The Hasegawa kit is nice right from the box. It's one of my favorite Hasegawa kits.  I added metal gun barrels and an Ultracast seat and wheels.  Decals are a mix of kit and an old Microscale sheet. I had no real issues but I still prefer the paint masks.     

The paint is Mission Models. I have been trying to find a suitable replacement for my noxious Testors Dullcote.  I decided to try Mission's flat and Alclad's Matte version.  I found the Mission to be to shiny and Alclad too dull, as I prefer an ever so slight sheen.  Here you can see I left the spinner in Mission while the rest is Alclad.  I'm open for ideas..

Thanks for looking..

     

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Posted by damouav on Sunday, September 3, 2017 6:26 AM

As always, great work.

Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of the Mission Models paint.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, September 3, 2017 3:35 AM
Thanks guys...

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Posted by 7474 on Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:45 PM
Beautiful Joe, I've learned a lot from you. Hope some of my models will look like yours
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Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, September 2, 2017 8:25 AM

Thanks for the paint info, very informative. Looking awesome, love what you've done with the paint on the bottom. Going to use your build as a paint guide to the 1/4 scale rc version I'm working on.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, September 2, 2017 4:14 AM
Thanks Mark

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Posted by MrStecks on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:14 AM

Note to self: Always pay attention to Lawdog's WIP threads! 

This build is looking fantastic.  The detail in the cockpit, the paint work (and evalution of a new paint), just your methodology in general is very inspiring to me.  Yes

Cheers, Mark


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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:43 PM

TREYZX10R

I like the look of the paint, nicely done! This is a water base type of paint you are using?

 

Thanks guys.  I'm glad my assessment was helpful.

Tosh, your probably right.  I'm still trying to get used to this new Iwata. 

Trey, it is water based, but they recommend their thinner only, to clean the airbrush too.  It has no odor at all, which is nice.  I just got their Flat and Gloss to see how well they perform.  I'm tired of the fumes and dust cloud from Testors Dull and Gloss.  I also picked up their version of Non Specular Blue and Intermediate Blue for the Corsair.  I hope to have the same results.  

Anyways, bench time is at a premium lately......couple minutes here....couple minutes there.  I did sit down and weather this thing (and the 109) with diluted red brown (XF-64) and NATO black (XF-69).  This looks about right to my eye. 

I'll be throwing down some gloss soon.  

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:00 AM

I like the look of the paint, nicely done! This is a water base type of paint you are using?

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