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Pride of the Luftwaffe GB

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, November 3, 2017 1:00 PM

Hunter,

     First off the construction looks really nice and the pilot looks great too! I've never tried figure painting myself so my hat's off to you!

     As far as the colors, I'd have to agree with Brandon RLM 74/75 over 76. From what I can see in the instructions you would use the smaller aircraft picture (lower left corner) to layout you main camo, this one calls out RLM 74/75 for the topside, and then overspray that with the white. As far as the RLM 76 for underside, I usually use Tamiya Light Blue and lighten it with some white as I think it's too blue. I have been playing around with adding some light gray to the mixture as well as RLM 76 sometimes has a more gray apperance.

    Keep up the great work! 

-Andy

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 3, 2017 1:04 PM

Now you see? This is why I usually don't respond to German camo colors, they make my head spin.Propeller

Steve

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, November 3, 2017 1:05 PM

modelcrazy

Now you see? This is why I usually don't respond to German camo colors, they make my head spin.Propeller

 

You've got that right Steve!! LOL

-Andy

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Posted by Hunter on Friday, November 3, 2017 1:41 PM

modelcrazy

Now you see? This is why I usually don't respond to German camo colors, they make my head spin.Propeller

 

LOL...It's not that bad Steve ConfusedWhistling All those beautiful water dio's you have created....German camo should be a walk in the park for you LOL.

Everyone...thank you for answering my paint question. I will be painting it tomorrow, so you will see the outcome LOL

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Friday, November 3, 2017 2:46 PM

rooster513

Hunter,

     First off the construction looks really nice and the pilot looks great too! I've never tried figure painting myself so my hat's off to you!

     As far as the colors, I'd have to agree with Brandon RLM 74/75 over 76. From what I can see in the instructions you would use the smaller aircraft picture (lower left corner) to layout you main camo, this one calls out RLM 74/75 for the topside, and then overspray that with the white. As far as the RLM 76 for underside, I usually use Tamiya Light Blue and lighten it with some white as I think it's too blue. I have been playing around with adding some light gray to the mixture as well as RLM 76 sometimes has a more gray apperance.

    Keep up the great work! 

 

Andy,

I see what you mean, paint the two-tone grey camo pattern then apply the white striping. I looked at the small photo insert at the bottom left corner. Thank you sir

Hunter 

      

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, November 3, 2017 10:09 PM

Sign me up for this beauty...

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-4 Tropical

Pro Modeler

Monogram - Nr. 85-5981 - 1:32

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, November 5, 2017 11:23 AM

Well I'm rounding the corner on this build. I spent time finishing the masking and dry fitting some pieces of the puzzle. For my first 1:72 scale build, it was a blast even with the parts being smaller then I'm used to. I will be applying the paint today and decals tomorrow.

See ya soon....

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:19 PM

Looking good Hunter, interesting display.

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 Hunter on Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:38 PM

Bish
interesting display

LOL Bish....please be bruteally honest about the stand. I want to be good at this...so let me have it.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 5, 2017 1:08 PM

I like it. I have never done one of these force perspective displays, so not my area. The only thing i think needs changing is the colour of the water, i think it should be darker, but maybe Steve or one of the other guys will have some good advice.

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 Sunday, November 5, 2017 1:58 PM

Yeah I'd go a little darker on the water otherwise I'd say she's about 10 to 15 thousand feet so the flat sea would be approate. The clouds look great.

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 M. Brindos on Sunday, November 5, 2017 4:37 PM

Started work on my 109. Of course the pit was up first.

The pilot is going to take a lot of work though. 

Not my best camera work. Sorry about that.

 

 

 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, November 6, 2017 7:09 AM

Hunter, I like where you are going with the base!

Mike, very nice start on the cockpit!

Quick update for me as well. I've finished up construction and started paint. I tried something new on this one. I saw this technique done on Youtube and wanted to give it a try. It bascially involves doing a panel line wash and some streaking before doing the paint on the bottom side. Here's the wash after a coat of primer to check for seams...

And with the streaking done...

Here it is with the color laid down. It's hard to tell with the pictures but you can see some streaking showing through with the naked eye. It's another way to break up the color and create some variation...

Should be moving on to the topside camo soon!

-Andy

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, November 6, 2017 8:43 AM

Thanks, Rooster. :)

That's a technique I've not seen before on your 190. I may have to try that out for myself.

 

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 6, 2017 8:52 AM

Off to a good start Mike. Pit looks nicely 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 Bish on Monday, November 6, 2017 8:55 AM

Looking good rooster, interesting technique there. I still can't get the hang of pre shading, though after trying MRP, i may give it another go.

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 Hunter on Monday, November 6, 2017 9:31 AM

Mike - Outstanding start as always...I'm sure the pilot is going to be another masterpiece for you.

Andy - Very cool process, and it looks great. Maybe 20 kits from now I will give it a try.

Steve & Bish - Thank you for the honest input...I have to agree with with you. After reading your suggestion I went back and looked at the pictures, and it didn't look right at all with that blue...a darker blue/black would definitely look better. Thank you both for pointing that at. I need the constructive criticism, it will only benefit me. Wink

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, November 6, 2017 9:44 AM

Thanks guys! Bish, I never seem to be able to get preshading to look right either. That's why I'm hoping I can make this kind of technique work. If I try it again I think I'd lay a base layer of the color down, maybe do some marbling and then this panel line wash/streaking. Then go over it with a highly thinned coat of base color. Sounds like a lot of steps but it might be worth it if I can get a more layered/subtle look to the weathering.

-Andy

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, November 6, 2017 7:53 PM

Bish, Hunter, thank you. I kept it basic. A little chromatic shading, pin wash, and some dry brushing for some highlights. The pics don't do it justice. I only did some minor weathering on the IP because once the pilot is seated you won't see much past him. I learned that with my P-40 after I weathered the pit and the pilot takes up most of the space.

Ive already begun modifications on the 109 pilot. His head was removed and I added a neck. Now I need to modify his arms a bit for the pose I want to capture. Can't just have him staring trance-like forward. Not very interesting lol.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:50 PM

After weeks kept away from my bench, I was able to get considerable work done on both of my submissions. I got them both painted and decaled. Now, they each just need weathering, flat coat, and some final construction. I've also been considering getting a Luftwaffe fighter pilot and throwing together a little base for the G10, since I don't typically do 1/48th scale stuff. 

I had a little bit of a problem with the Future on the G10- I made the mistake of trying to hand brush it, and after letting it dry it went VERY foggy. Luckily, an airbrushed second coat helped, and I think my gloss coat over the decals will help some more. Lesson learned- I will only ever spray Future. 

Anyway, here they are: 

Revell 1/48th G10

A-Model 1/72 Bf 109-W1

youtube.com/c/thewaggishamerican

On the Bench- Tamiya 1/48 Raiden, Rufe, Buffalo, He 162; Academy 1/72 F-89, Eduard 1/48 F6F-3, Accurate Miniatures 1/48 F3F-2, Minicraft 1/48 XF5F, Academy 1/35 Hetzer, Zvezda 1/35 KV-2 (Girls Und Panzer)

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:53 PM

Nice work onboth of those waggish. How you finding that A-Model kit.

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 TheWaggishAmerican on Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:03 PM

Bish

Nice work onboth of those waggish. How you finding that A-Model kit.

 

It's pretty terrible. Nothing fit's, no locator pins, no details, panel lines aren't straight or a consistent depth, and the only decal's that I could use from the decal sheet was what you see here. It's a neat subject, but if I ever want to do another one, It'll be a conversion from basically anything else. 

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On the Bench- Tamiya 1/48 Raiden, Rufe, Buffalo, He 162; Academy 1/72 F-89, Eduard 1/48 F6F-3, Accurate Miniatures 1/48 F3F-2, Minicraft 1/48 XF5F, Academy 1/35 Hetzer, Zvezda 1/35 KV-2 (Girls Und Panzer)

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:11 PM

I had heard their kits were not brilliant, thats what has put me off getting some of their other. Thanks for the info, will save me the bother. Is a neat subject.

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 Mopar Madness on Sunday, November 12, 2017 4:17 PM

Nicely done despite the kit issues. I wish somebody would create a nice 1/48 scale version of this great looking float plane. 

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 rooster513 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:01 PM

Man waggi those are looking great! That float plane is very interesting.

-Andy

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:03 PM

TheWaggishAmerican

I had a little bit of a problem with the Future on the G10- I made the mistake of trying to hand brush it, and after letting it dry it went VERY foggy. Luckily, an airbrushed second coat helped, and I think my gloss coat over the decals will help some more. Lesson learned- I will only ever spray Future. 

 

That is very odd. I always handbrush Fututre and get a clear glossy finish. The only time Future clouded up on me is when I applied decals and Solvaset a few hours after brushing it. Decal setting solutions will react with Future if applied before it cures, usually after 48 hours or so.

I wonder what caused the reaction with Future?

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:09 PM

plasticjunkie

That is very odd. I always handbrush Fututre and get a clear glossy finish. The only time Future clouded up on me is when I applied decals and Solvaset a few hours after brushing it. Decal setting solutions will react with Future if applied before it cures, usually after 48 hours or so.

I wonder what caused the reaction with Future?

 

I have no idea. I used the exact same mixture in the airbrush as I had in the paintbrush. At first I thought it may have had something to do with the one or two drops of Windex I add, but I've used that mix for two years with no problems. The paint had been dry for a week. 

What's extremely strange, I have no problem handbrushing smaller areas, such as cockpits. No problems at all, same mixture. I have no idea why it happened, but I guess I'll stick to what I know hasn't almost ruined a model from here on out. 

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On the Bench- Tamiya 1/48 Raiden, Rufe, Buffalo, He 162; Academy 1/72 F-89, Eduard 1/48 F6F-3, Accurate Miniatures 1/48 F3F-2, Minicraft 1/48 XF5F, Academy 1/35 Hetzer, Zvezda 1/35 KV-2 (Girls Und Panzer)

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:26 PM

Just a thought...........

Do you have a dedicated handbrush for applying Future? Maybe the handbrush you use got contaminated from another product? I know that Flory Washes will go bad if they get contaminated so a dedicated brush for it is a must.

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

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, November 13, 2017 5:22 AM

Man, there is some seriously great work being done here!  Awesome guys!

I ordered (finally) the decals I need for Hans Hahn's bird.  Finished my Christmas shopping too!  LOL!  So should have the 190 finished soon.

 

 

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Monday, November 13, 2017 5:40 AM

plasticjunkie

Just a thought...........

Do you have a dedicated handbrush for applying Future? Maybe the handbrush you use got contaminated from another product? I know that Flory Washes will go bad if they get contaminated so a dedicated brush for it is a must.

 

I do have a dedicated Future brush. It is stored seperately from al my ther brushes, and has never been used in anything but Future.

youtube.com/c/thewaggishamerican

On the Bench- Tamiya 1/48 Raiden, Rufe, Buffalo, He 162; Academy 1/72 F-89, Eduard 1/48 F6F-3, Accurate Miniatures 1/48 F3F-2, Minicraft 1/48 XF5F, Academy 1/35 Hetzer, Zvezda 1/35 KV-2 (Girls Und Panzer)

 

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