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  • Member since
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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:51 PM
Andy I'm in with a 1/48 Hasegawa 109E-3

 

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:58 PM

tempestjohnny
Andy I'm in with a 1/48 Hasegawa 109E-3
 

Hey TJ!....I'm glad you are going to be here. 

Hunter 

      

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:23 PM

I received the Revell today and it is tiny.

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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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:02 PM

modelcrazy

I received the Revell today and it is tiny.

 

Oh wow Steve, that is small, and is that the only spure? There is no way I could put that together with my big ol' meat hooks. I can't wait to see it done. I hope you have your optivisor close by lol. 

Hunter 

      

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:11 PM

modelcrazy

I received the Revell today and it is tiny.

 

That's insane Steve! That will be fun to see come together.

-Andy

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:35 AM

The tough part will be painting the mottleing. Huh?

I'll start on it tonight.

The nice thing about this new scale of mine is it takes up less space, less glue, less paint and less money.
This is the first of several in 1/144.

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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Posted by Pinkbooger on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:12 AM

Opened up the box yesterday. It is pretty small but as it was already stated; that just means less glue and paint. lol. Kind of dissappointed that there really isn't any cockpit but not too dissappointed. lol.

2 questions.

1. Random. What dimensions should i use when posting pictures. this one is 600x600

2. I bought model putty but have never used it. I would like to use it on the bod of this one to take away the seam. There are tiny rivets around the seam that will most likely be taken away. Should I worry about that? And what tips for using the putty?

"You underestimate the power of the dark side"

-Darth Vader

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:16 AM
Put me down for two. I've got a 1/72 scale FW-190-A8 from Italeri and a 1/48 scale Bf-109-E4/N Trop from Airfix.

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:30 AM

Pinkbooger

Opened up the box yesterday. It is pretty small but as it was already stated; that just means less glue and paint. lol. Kind of dissappointed that there really isn't any cockpit but not too dissappointed. lol.

2 questions.

1. Random. What dimensions should i use when posting pictures. this one is 600x600

2. I bought model putty but have never used it. I would like to use it on the bod of this one to take away the seam. There are tiny rivets around the seam that will most likely be taken away. Should I worry about that? And what tips for using the putty?

 

pb, as far as the putty what you can do is put tape along both sides of the seam to protect the river detail from being filled in. Might be able to give more advice if we know what brand of putty you are using.

-Andy

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Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:39 AM

modelcrazy

I received the Revell today and it is tiny.

 

Putting the Crazy in ModelCrazy.

-BD-

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    January 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:40 AM

Ok, I'm in. I'll build the 1/48 Eduard Bf-109 E-3 in Condor Legion markings. So, technically Luftwaffe.

-BD-

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:51 AM

Great to have you aboard BD! I think I've got the roster all updated and I have loaded a couple badges. One Fw190 and one Bf109.

-Andy

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    September 2017
Posted by Pinkbooger on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:29 PM

rooster513

 

 
Pinkbooger

Opened up the box yesterday. It is pretty small but as it was already stated; that just means less glue and paint. lol. Kind of dissappointed that there really isn't any cockpit but not too dissappointed. lol.

2 questions.

1. Random. What dimensions should i use when posting pictures. this one is 600x600

2. I bought model putty but have never used it. I would like to use it on the bod of this one to take away the seam. There are tiny rivets around the seam that will most likely be taken away. Should I worry about that? And what tips for using the putty?

 

 

 

pb, as far as the putty what you can do is put tape along both sides of the seam to protect the river detail from being filled in. Might be able to give more advice if we know what brand of putty you are using.

 

Testors contour putty

"You underestimate the power of the dark side"

-Darth Vader

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:50 PM

Pb,

   Below is a link to a past discussion on the Testors putty. I've never used this brand it but from the little bit I've read it's not too much fun. Hopefully this helps some...

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/13/t/126990.aspx

-Andy

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:15 PM

Nice job on the badges Andy.

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 blackdog62 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:14 PM

howdy everyone this is going to be what i start with 2017-09-11_06-15-30 by Jerry Richards, on Flickr

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Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:18 PM

 2017-09-11_06-11-23 by Jerry Richards, on Flickr

the first thing i see is this filler hole is missing. i dont see any older 109s in the forums and i just came across this 1 and a hobby shop that was selling it on consinement for $15 us. so i figuerd why not. should be fun.

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:36 PM

Nice badge. I can't wait to finish this build so I can put it in my signature. Big Smile

"You underestimate the power of the dark side"

-Darth Vader

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Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 4:43 PM

wow modelcrazy thats a small 1. and i thought 1/72 was small. lol

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Posted by shamoo on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:09 PM

Count me in!  Airfix Fw-190 A8. It’s going to be a couple weeks before I get started. 

Dave

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Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:26 PM

Hey Andy,

I have to echo Bish....great looking badges.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:44 PM

I wonder if dry brushing with a small paintbrush would be easiest for the mottling? 

-Andy

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:00 PM

Those badges are GREAT!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:13 PM

I’ve seen examples of small scale mottling done with oil paint that looked very convincing.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:21 PM

I did think about the drybrush idea but not oils, I should try that.

Here is the little guy so far. I had to use a weak clothespin so I didn’t crush it. There are some seam gaps but it's so small just a dab of Mr. Dissolved Putty should take care of it.

 

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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  • From: Earth
Posted by DiscoStu on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:10 PM

I’d like to join.  I posted this on the feeler page, not seeing the main thread.  I can contribute either the new tooled Eduard 190a4, or the Eduard 109.  

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:59 PM

Lol, I can’t help but laugh at how tiny that fuselage looks pressed between that clothes pin! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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    June 2010
Posted by 5-high on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:38 PM

Andy love the badges..modelcrazy thats just .......well you know !!!..lol .rooster i don't see me on the roster. I started on the D-9. as soon as i can remember how to post wip picks i will for all .

5-high 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:47 AM

modelcrazy

I did think about the drybrush idea but not oils, I should try that.

Here is the little guy so far. I had to use a weak clothespin so I didn’t crush it. There are some seam gaps but it's so small just a dab of Mr. Dissolved Putty should take care of it.

 

 

This i got to see, mottling on a 144 kit. Your either very brave or very somthing else.

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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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:31 AM

Bish

 

 
modelcrazy

I did think about the drybrush idea but not oils, I should try that.

Here is the little guy so far. I had to use a weak clothespin so I didn’t crush it. There are some seam gaps but it's so small just a dab of Mr. Dissolved Putty should take care of it.

 

 

 

 

This i got to see, mottling on a 144 kit. Your either very brave or very somthing else.

 

Something that small is going to be a challenge to mottle. I don't believe any ab no matter how fine a tip can work on such a tiny model.

I was thinking of the sponge/foam  technique. Using a small piece of sponge or soft foam held with twizzers and blotted almost dry, then lightly dab it on the fuselage sides to get a soft mottling effect. 

 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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