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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:50 AM

Steve, that looks pretty nifty work on that tiny Wurger. Yes

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Andy, great idea with the crushed brass tubes.  I too was thinking plastic or vinyl tubing - something like the car guys use detailing their engines, or the stuff you find at fly fishing shops.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:01 AM

Steve,

Sir, excellent job on such a small kit. For the size you can really see some great details. Did you learn any new type of technique or process in building that kit?

Hunter 

      

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:25 AM

Thanks guys,

Hunter, not really but I did have to scale down everything. Small flaws that really don't make a diffrence on a 1/48 or 1/32 scale will really show on a 1/144 such as gap filling and parts fitting. This scale should help hone my super detailing skills.

Steve

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:37 AM

modelcrazy

Thanks guys,

Hunter, not really but I did have to scale down everything. Small flaws that really don't make a diffrence on a 1/48 or 1/32 scale will really show on a 1/144 such as gap filling and parts fitting. This scale should help hone my super detailing skills.

 

That's what I've been finding doing some scratch work in 1/72 scale (which is small for me lol). 

Steve, that little kit turned out beautiful! Really nice paint work on such a small scale. Thanks for joining this and I look forward to seeing your next build!

-Andy

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:58 AM

Andy, that exhaust mod looks great. I never would have thought of doing that. Cool!

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:11 PM

Steve, great job on that, the mottling is really well done.

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 modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:23 PM

Thanks Bish

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 plasticjunkie on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 2:05 PM

Looks amazing Steve! Toast

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Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:03 PM

hi brandon i just finished that same build over at the to little to late GB.  if your interested in takeing a looksee. its a nice kit gos together sweet.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:21 PM

howdy gang this normaley how i start out is by test fitting. it all lines up well but evem\n with the pins and holes going to gether its still has room to miss aline on the fusalage seems so somthing to watch out for. any ways getting started on it. not a lot to the kit so depends on how much extra i will want to do. 2017-10-16_06-19-26 by Jerry Richards, on Flickr

o rooster looks like i may have missed getting on the roster. im sure you would  of spoted me before long. lol thanks in advance.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:51 AM

Coming together nicely Jerry.

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 Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:01 AM

blackdog62

howdy gang this normaley how i start out is by test fitting. it all lines up well but evem\n with the pins and holes going to gether its still has room to miss aline on the fusalage seems so somthing to watch out for. any ways getting started on it. not a lot to the kit so depends on how much extra i will want to do. 2017-10-16_06-19-26 by Jerry Richards, on Flickr

o rooster looks like i may have missed getting on the roster. im sure you would  of spoted me before long. lol thanks in advance.

 

Sorry about that Jerry. Could you please give me the kit brand and variant you are building and I'll get it added!

-Andy

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Posted by BrandonD on Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:28 PM

rooster513

 

 
blackdog62

howdy gang this normaley how i start out is by test fitting. it all lines up well but evem\n with the pins and holes going to gether its still has room to miss aline on the fusalage seems so somthing to watch out for. any ways getting started on it. not a lot to the kit so depends on how much extra i will want to do. 2017-10-16_06-19-26 by Jerry Richards, on Flickr

o rooster looks like i may have missed getting on the roster. im sure you would  of spoted me before long. lol thanks in advance.

 

 

 

Sorry about that Jerry. Could you please give me the kit brand and variant you are building and I'll get it added!

 

Nice star Blackdog. I love the 109s in Spanish colors. What are you using for paint? I am building the Eduard Bf-109E-3 in Condor Legion markings, and Eduard's instructions say that there is some discrepancy on what color was used.

Looks like the Hobbycraft kit. They build up nicely.

-BD-

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Posted by BrandonD on Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:40 PM

Ok, I got started on mine. I am building the 1/48 Eduard Bf-109E-3 in Condor Legion markings from this boxing:

I'll be building the box art version, because ithas a beer mug the pilot put on the plane in reference to a game that used to be played in the U.S., where hehad spent time, that revolved around drinking beer.

I started last night with some small cockpit buildup before I went to painting base coats.

I primed it with Mr. Surfacing Finisher 1500 Black, then sprayed it with Mr. Paint RLM 02. I'm not sure about the color, so I'm curious what you all think of the shade. It's a little different from Model Master RLM 02, which lookes pretty close to my eye, but in the end, I just really like the way Mr. Paint sprays, so I opted for it over Model Master.

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One thing I'm certain of is that the Eduard color PE gray looks pretty far off from RLM 02 to me, so while I will use it on the instrument panel, I am not using the switches on the right side of the cockpit and will opt to paint them instead.

I'm not going to weather this pit too heavily, as the pilot (and presumably the plane, as an E-3) arrived pretty late, and he didn't score any kills in the Spanish Civil War.

I built the shell of the engine, which is needed to hold the prop and exhausts, but I omitted most of the detail parts simply because I'm building this one with the cowl on. I already built one of their E-4s with the engine and guns exposed, which was fun.

As of now, it sits with the wing halves together, and I will do it with neutral ailerons, dropped flaps and extended leading edge slats.

That's all for me for now.

-BD-

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:46 PM

Interesting loking kit BD, i take it it come with both those planes.

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 BrandonD on Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:53 PM

Bish

Interesting loking kit BD, i take it it come with both those planes.

 

Yeah, I was anticipating this one from the moment they announced it. The 109 is by Eduard, and the He-51 is the Roden kit with Eduard PE, masks and decals. I'll be doing it as either Galland's He-51 (third option) or the top option when I get around to it.

-BD-

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:23 PM

Really nice start Brandon! Man that is some smooth paint! I like the color, I usually use Tamiya for my RLM 02 and it always turns out darker then I would like.

-Andy

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:36 PM

Nice, i'll be keeping an eye out for that BD. Hasegawa did the same combo in 72nd scale.

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 SchattenSpartan on Thursday, October 19, 2017 3:19 PM

Steve: That tiny 190 looks really nice. Just thinking about how small those things are gives me a headache...

Andy: Replacing the exhaust stacks with metal tubing is a great idea and definitely looks the part.

Jerry: I personally prefer the later 109s, but those early variants sure are a nice change of pace. I'm looking forward to seeing more of that one.

Brandon: Looks like you're off to a good start there. I hear ya about the printed Eduard PE. Their RLM 66 is even worse than their 02...

 

Speaking of Eduard, it looks like they are going to make a G-10 to go with their current 1/48 Bf 109 lineup:

http://aerodynamicmedia.com/eduard-current-projects/

Apparently they're also going to retool all their Fw 190 A kits to match that new A-4 they just released.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:31 PM

BrandonD

 

 
Bish

Interesting loking kit BD, i take it it come with both those planes.

 

 

 

Yeah, I was anticipating this one from the moment they announced it. The 109 is by Eduard, and the He-51 is the Roden kit with Eduard PE, masks and decals. I'll be doing it as either Galland's He-51 (third option) or the top option when I get around to it.

-BD-

 

 

I have this kit and the stash. I have seen a few of 109‘s built but I have yet to see the He-51 built. Looking forward to seeing yours.

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 Eagle90 on Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:46 PM

Hey everyone.  Man, great stuff going on here!  I do have to say...you guys that are doing 1/144 kits....WOAH!!  I'm struggling with the 1/48 scale and you are making those tiny planes look awesome!!!  Great work!

Well, I figured I better post some pics before I'm done!  LOL!  This Tamiya kit is great!  She is literally just falling together.  I had one fit issue with the wing section going on the fuselage, but it wasn't terrible.  The cockpit was not as detailed as I'd like to see, but you can't see much once the canopy is closed.  I think my time will be spent painting her up.  I always have a hard time with the multi scheme stuff.  Embarrassed

I've added some Future to the dials and had dry brushed some to bring out the dials, but it is hard to see once in the fuselage.

I should have more pics tonight.  I have the rest of the canopy on now and I'm waiting for a few things to dry before pressing on.  Thanks for looking!

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:51 PM

That’s a mighty fine looking 190!  The only issue I had when building that kit was the thick decals. Otherwise, a fantastic build.  I bet yours will look fantastic too!

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 Hunter on Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:52 PM

Eagle,

Sir very nice work on the pit...look forward to seeing more.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:55 PM

Nice work there Bobby, pit looks good.

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 plasticjunkie on Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:30 PM

Great job Bobby, the pit looks fantastic.  Those Tamiyas have great fit and you should breeze thru it.

I need to start on my 1/32 Dora very soon.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:13 PM

Mopar Madness

That’s a mighty fine looking 190!  The only issue I had when building that kit was the thick decals. Otherwise, a fantastic build.  I bet yours will look fantastic too!

 

Thank you Mopar!  I looked at teh decals...the do look a bit thick.  Huh?  Overall, it's a great kit.  the fit overall is great!  The canopy fit is just awesome!

 

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:14 PM

Hunter

Eagle,

Sir very nice work on the pit...look forward to seeing more.

 

Thank you sir.  I just put the underside paint on...that was the easy part.  LOL!  Now to start taping and spraying!

 

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:15 PM

Bish

Nice work there Bobby, pit looks good.

 

Thank you Bish!  The Tamiya armour kits are great, and now after doing the 335 anf this one...Tamiya aircraft are really nice too!

 

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:16 PM

plasticjunkie

Great job Bobby, he pit looks fantastic.  Those Tamiyas have great fit and you should breeze thru it.

I need to start on my 1/32 Dora very soon.

 

Thank you Ernie!  The fit is really nice, the do just put themselves together like you said.  That 1/32 Dora is going to look sweet!

 

 

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Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:13 PM

rooster thank you that was my fault i posted it on the GB feeler but everyone had already moved here. im going to build a hobby craft 109-b 1/48 kit #hc1566 it comes in 2 versions the all metal condor 1938 spain or a 6./jg 132 germany 1937 wich is the 1 im going to build its RLM 70/71 over 65 .. i have never did a 109 with the early nazi with the red band around it .  2017-10-19_04-47-52 by Jerry Richards, on Flickr 

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