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Pride of the Luftwaffe GB

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    September 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:55 PM

brandon my kit has 2 versions 1 condor and 1 pre war. im going to go with the pre war just because i have never did a pre war with the red band on the tail. i will be useing all model master primer and paints im used to them and they work for me i also will be mixing the colors to scale with white with a little blue in it. im glad you threw up the RLM 02 color i forgot about that and probabley used RLM66. your pit looks great by the way.

i did a little research on the condor color and according to my schamatic book by kagero the condor 109s was deliverd in all natural metal. but my instructions in my airfix 109e-1 says a color close to RLM63. i have read in the past that they where all metal treated with a typ of acid wash that dulled the metal and protected it from the elaments ? 2017-10-19_04-44-40 by Jerry Richards, on Flickr 2017-10-19_04-50-19 by Jerry Richards, on Flickr

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Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:58 PM

MC verey nice for a platform so small your work looks spot on!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:28 PM

Thank you Blackdog

Steve

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, October 20, 2017 6:41 AM

Eagle, that Tamiya 190 of yours is shaping up nicely, great work on the office!

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, October 20, 2017 10:00 AM

SchattenSpartan

Eagle, that Tamiya 190 of yours is shaping up nicely, great work on the office!

 

Thank you sir!  The painting went alright last night.  Not crazy about the overall scheme, but I matched it as best I could to the instructions.  Trying to do Hans Hahn's 190.

 

 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, October 20, 2017 10:11 AM

Hey everyone,  some really nice builds going on.  Really enjoying the variaty of planes!

Here she is after painting.  Not overly crazy about it, but maybe after some weathering she will look better.  The Tamiya kit actually came with a page of the camo scheme in the models scale!  So I made a copy of it, cit out the patterns I needed, and used my glass plate and cut tape to the camo shapes.  It worked out well doing that.  The colors on the other hand....I'm trying to match it to Hans Hahn's 190.  Again, this has just been a joy to build!  This Tamiya kit is wonderful.  Thinking about pulling another from the stash.  Whistling

 

The Eduard mask set for the canopy and tires worked great!  Word of advice...just be sure to use the correct masks for the aircraft you are doing!  Embarrassed  Yeah, I did that.  LOL!

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, October 20, 2017 1:15 PM

Well I hit a wall with the 190!  Went to put the decals on after weathering her up and they all just fell apart in the water!  So I'm looking for decals now.  So, the 190 is on hold until I can get some decals with Hans Hahn's 190 A-3.  Had to laugh...2017 has been the WORST year for me and decals!  Stick out tongue

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 20, 2017 1:46 PM

That stinks!  But your definitely better off using aftermarket decals!  I think your paint looks great BTW.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, October 20, 2017 2:19 PM

That paint job loks god to me Bobby. Bad news about those decals, i hope thats not usual for Tamiya aircraft.

I found this set of Eagle Cal decals with 4 of his aircraft including one A-3.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/EAG48053

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: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, October 20, 2017 4:25 PM

Mopar Madness

That stinks!  But your definitely better off using aftermarket decals!  I think your paint looks great BTW.

 

Thank you sir!  Yeah, bit of a bummer with the decals, but like you said, better quality with the aftermarket ones.

 

 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, October 20, 2017 4:45 PM

Bish

That paint job loks god to me Bobby. Bad news about those decals, i hope thats not usual for Tamiya aircraft.

I found this set of Eagle Cal decals with 4 of his aircraft including one A-3.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/EAG48053

 

Thank you sir!!  No, I don't think it is a Tamiya aircraft thing.  I had someone from across the pond bless me with a Tamiya 335 Whistling and it was a spectacular kit!  Decals and all.

Yeap, that is the one I found that fit the bill.  Couple of places over here have it, just need to get them now.

 

 

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Friday, October 20, 2017 5:23 PM

Wow Bobby....wonderful job on the paint scheme, it looks outstanding! That is a shame about the decals. I have only built 4 kits to date since I started and all have been Tamiya and I have had zero issues with those kits. If interested, I found a set at scalehobbyist.com 

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Rapid city SD
Posted by B-1 CrewCheif on Friday, October 20, 2017 5:24 PM

Im down, put me in for Trumpter 1:32  ME-109E7

On the Bench: 1:32 Roden Stearman, 1:35 Orochi M3A3 Bradley, 1:6 Mandalorian figure

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, October 20, 2017 5:50 PM

Hunter

Wow Bobby....wonderful job on the paint scheme, it looks outstanding! That is a shame about the decals. I have only built 4 kits to date since I started and all have been Tamiya and I have had zero issues with those kits. If interested, I found a set at scalehobbyist.com 

 

Thank you sir!  LOL!  I have had a time with decals this for some reason.  Tamiya are really good kits.  I think most of my problem is me....I rarely buy retail.  I buy at shows and for some reason, estate sales seem to fall into my lap, so I...on average... have older kits.  So don't fret about your kits.  I'm sure they will be fine.  Thanks again!

 

 

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, October 20, 2017 7:44 PM

Mr stecks that's cool I had no idea that eduard even had put out  fw-190A-9

 

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, October 20, 2017 7:59 PM

hello schattenspartan i also like the later 109s when i seen this 1 at the LHS i had to have it. i dont think i have ever seen a scale kit of the 109 before there E variant ever!.

the kit looks basic but whell done I'm going to have to paint the dash which is somthing I need a lot of practice with

I may jump in with a f model from zevezda after this one.

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    May 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:35 PM

Wow, already so many cool builds going on here!  But seriously, Steve's little 1/144 plane is the one that really has me shaking my head in wonder.  Bravo!  I don't know how you even work at that scale, let alone turn out something that looks that good! 

I probably won't be starting my Fw 190 until early next year, but I'll be checking in here frequently to see what everyone is doing.  Keep up the great work everyone!  Smile

Cheers, Mark


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

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

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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:45 PM
Rooster, What is your feeling about what if builds? I have an idea for a post war F-190 racer that would have gone in Bish's 1946 GB had I not taken 18 months to finish my MB-5. Lots of great work already, enjoying the builds.

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, October 23, 2017 8:10 AM

Bobby that Tamiya is looking really nice! I like the paint job and it's always nice when construction is pain free.

blackdog & B-1, I've got you added to the roster!

-Andy

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, October 23, 2017 10:25 AM

rooster513

Bobby that Tamiya is looking really nice! I like the paint job and it's always nice when construction is pain free.

blackdog & B-1, I've got you added to the roster!

 

Thank you sir!  The kit was a sweet one for sure.  Highly recommend it.  Just waiting on decals to finish it up.

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, October 23, 2017 11:29 AM

Hey Bobby sorry to hear about the decal issue. One thing you may try next time with old decals is to hold the decal sheet in different angles against a good light source. If you see tiny cracks on the film then it's no good. I've had a couple of old sheets that looked new to the eye till I played with the angles and light.  

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, October 23, 2017 11:51 AM

plasticjunkie

Hey Bobby sorry to hear about the decal issue. One thing you may try next time with old decals is to hold the decal sheet in different angles against a good light source. If you see tiny cracks on the film then it's no good. I've had a couple of old sheets that looked new to the eye till I played with the angles and light.  

 

Thanks for the tip Ernie!  I did not think to do that.  They did look perfect to the naked eye, but man, once they hit water!  It was a mess.  LOL!  Thanks again!

 

 

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, October 23, 2017 5:47 PM

Hey Bobby,

Where did you order the decals from?

Hunter 

      

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    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, October 23, 2017 6:17 PM

Hunter

Hey Bobby,

Where did you order the decals from?

 

Hey Hunter.  I haven't yet.  But the cheeapest I found is Lots-of-models.com and Sprue Bros.  They are only about .54 cents apart.  I have ordered from both in the past.

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, October 23, 2017 7:16 PM

Bobby

pm me with the particular markings you need. I may have something in my spares.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, October 23, 2017 7:45 PM

Bobby,

If PJ doesn't have your markings let me know. I have extra that I ordered through scalehobbyist.com

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, October 23, 2017 9:23 PM

Hunter

Bobby,

If PJ doesn't have your markings let me know. I have extra that I ordered through scalehobbyist.com

 

Thank you sir!  I will.  Much appreciated!

 

 

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    June 2010
Posted by 5-high on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:40 AM

Hello everyone. 

I'm back in town after a long stint away from the bench ..ill be work in town for awhile I hope ..so I'm working on the 190 D..ive been painting and finnished the pit ..and all the parts like gear box and lines .mixing my own rlm colors (tamiya paints).thats takeing some time to do ..its comeing along great ..and for the 190 f8 . Last night ive washed and dry.d out the parts for that one . Soon as i figure out flicker..ill have picks for one and all .

5-high 

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Posted by blackdog62 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:29 AM

5-high welcome back interested in seeing your work.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:00 PM

Thats very bad luck with the decals Bobby, I hope you can find some that work for you. I usually give old decals a precautionary sprayed gloss coat before wetting them.

I would like to change my entry for this GB, as I the decals I want to use are for a 109E-3, and my Tamiya kit is and E-4/E-7 Trop.

I plan to do a few builds for this GB.

First up is this kit, with these decals. THis kit has options for an E-3 or an E-4, so I'll do the E-3.

cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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