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Eduard Bf109-G finished

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Eduard Bf109-G finished
Posted by dazzjazz on Monday, May 1, 2023 9:10 PM

This is a pretty good kit. I had some issues with the photo-etch, but that's down to me I suspect. Very happy with my paint job - getting a new airbrush has helped a lot. I guess I could do some more weathering but I'm hesitant to make a mess of it. What's some simply things I could do?

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 1, 2023 10:17 PM

Nice job.  Don't see the blue markings very often.  Great job on the camo.



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Posted by fox on Monday, May 1, 2023 10:41 PM

Great job! ToastToast

For easy starters, I think exhaust stains, gunpowder stains around the barrels and a little paint chipping is a good way to go. Study a few pics of the original plane for those. Exhaust and gunpowder stains can be easily accomplished with a light wash of Tamiya Panel Line Accent Color (Black). After it dries, wipe lightly with a damp "Q" tip dipped in water until you reach the desired effect. The easiest paint chipping effect is with small amounts of aluminum or silver paint. 

These are just the basics. Check the posts of planes built in the "Aircraft" section. The members explain the way they got the effects they wanted. There are many, many different ways and products they use. Study them and pick the one that you feel you can work with. I personally do not use much weathering. Just a little here and there to make it look "used". 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 3:51 AM

Lovely job good looking canopy. 

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 6:28 AM

Nice work.  The easiest method for weathering has got to be Flory wash.  There is no penalty using it.  Spray the model with clear gloss.  Apply Flory as a sludge wash.  Wait about 30 minutes and remove with a cloth.  Easy to remove.  The wash will stay in recesses.  Stubborn wash can easily be removed with a little water.  For a overall grimy look use a flat clear.  The wash is a bit harder to remove over a flat coat.  

Oils might be worth considering too.  A little goes a long way.  Having a clear coat barrier oils can be removed with thinner.  The trick here is using materials that can be easily be removed if you don't like the results.  

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 10:45 AM

Nice job on the mottled camo

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 3:11 PM

I agree, nice mottling.  Look at a few pictures for examples of weathering, don't go crazy on it.


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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, May 4, 2023 2:34 PM really good looking work here......

On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

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Posted by dazzjazz on Thursday, May 4, 2023 4:39 PM

Ah! So that's what I was doing wrong with Flory washes! I used them on a flat clear coat and couldn't  remove it! However, I much prefer a flat coat compared to a gloss as a final, so how would I get around that issue? 

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, May 5, 2023 1:27 PM

Cant you just use your flat coat over the finished Flory wash step?


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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Friday, May 5, 2023 1:38 PM


Just use the flat coat after the gloss or semi-gloss coat and Flory wash.

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, May 5, 2023 3:30 PM


Just use the flat coat after the gloss or semi-gloss coat and Flory wash.

Agreed. BTW, I used oil washes for decades -- with a lot of success -- but the Flory washes are so-o-o-o much easier!

That is one great-looking 109! YesYesYes


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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 11, 2023 8:58 PM

Man I'm a sucker for a nice G model.  Looks great!


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