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  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 5:51 AM

So you should, that is a great result 68, can't wait to see it after the touch ups!

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, February 24, 2024 2:06 PM

Thanks, considering what a turd this kit was I'm coming around on how it's turning out.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 24, 2024 11:58 AM

Nice one!  Like Gamera said, fantastic work on the camo.

Gary

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 23, 2024 9:08 PM

Oh that looks superb 68GT! Fantastic work on the splinter camo. Heart

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, February 23, 2024 6:44 PM

Almost there, I just want to go and do some touchups of things I notice in the photos.

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Thursday, January 18, 2024 7:56 PM

Thanks, I owe it all to 3M's painters tape, discontinued Model Master enamel paint and my trusty Badger 200 airbrush

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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, January 18, 2024 7:47 PM

68GT, that is a great job on the camouflage, a stunning scheme really well executed! Really sharp lines.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 8:59 PM

68GT: Yeah those splinter camos are a pain to paint but they look so good when done! Nice work! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 10:43 PM

Thanks, Ed, maybe that will make the Stuka a more interesting project for me.  I have some 109's I want to do in that era.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:01 PM

Good work!  She's nearing finish.

Gary

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 10:16 AM

John,  this was used by Germany around the time of the Spanish Civil War.  Condor Legion used it in Spain as well.

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  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 9:58 AM

Actually, this is easier than a Ju-188 greenhouse.  Too much variation on what the actual pattern is so I just winged it.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 7:20 AM

Looks about as fun as masking a ju-188 canopy! Nice work though--you pulled it off!

On the Bench: Too Much

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, January 15, 2024 6:56 PM

I didn't know they ever did that!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, January 15, 2024 3:30 PM

Ed-I'm sure it was a pain....I know I would have avoided it but it looks great!

Bob

 

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, January 15, 2024 2:14 PM

WOW, what a pain in the A$$.  Now I know why the Germans switched to a two tone splinter camo over the three tone.

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, January 13, 2024 5:57 PM

Did some masking and painting today.

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GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, December 30, 2023 7:54 AM

lostagain

68GT, it is looking good, yes with a canopy like that, not easy to mask off.

I have cut up painted decal strips in the past to frame up a canopy.

And we have all been through a lean modelling time - I have just got back to the bench after more than four months. 

68GT> Those canopies can be a bear to mask!  I'm with Lostagain on using decal strips painted in the planes colors to frame.  Worked well for me anyway.

And I understand about modeling mo-jo.  I've lately got some back and am attempting to clear some projects off my desk.  It's lack of materials and weather that's the hold up now!

Gary

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, December 30, 2023 5:21 AM

68GT, it is looking good, yes with a canopy like that, not easy to mask off.

I have cut up painted decal strips in the past to frame up a canopy.

And we have all been through a lean modelling time - I have just got back to the bench after more than four months. 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 9:37 PM

Looks cool to me! 

And yeah, that canopy... Huh?

That's one of the reasons I don't build many bombers. Those greenhouse canopies are a massive headache... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 12:29 PM

I had a little me time over the last few days and sprayed som RLM 65 and 62.  I'm still hesitant on masking the canopy since I dont want to cut little picess of tape to fit.  I might just free hand it but will wait tis I get the RLM 61 & 63 on.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 6:41 PM

68GT: Looks cool, glad to see you back on this. 

I did the same with my P-51B on the 'No Place Like Home' GB. Set the thing aside for what seemed like a month but I look back and it's about six months... Sad

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 6:18 AM

Go for it 68GT, I am still looking forward to see how it works out.

Nice work getting the canopy in place!

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 6:39 PM

68GT

Procrastination at its best!  I'm not much of a vacuum form guy but after 20 minutes or so I think I'm good.  I've been putting this canopy off for a long time.

 

Here I am a year later and I keep looking at this guy.  I think I'm ready to continue.

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  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, August 24, 2023 10:08 PM

GAF

Piers,

Let's just say the aircraft itself was built in the correct period...  Wink

Gary

 

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GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Thursday, August 24, 2023 8:30 PM

Piers,

Let's just say the aircraft itself was built in the correct period...  Wink

Gary

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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, August 24, 2023 7:14 AM

I have updated your photo Gary, we won't talk about the decals....

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 8:51 PM

Gamera

My apologies, somehow I missed your post Gary. To my loss! Great job on the DC-3, that's some really nice work! 

Quite alright, sir.  The first photo was just a WIP image and I had not quite finished it up.  The concerning thing about the model is that the decals represent a TWA aircraft of the late 40s, early 50s.  Not exactly period for the build.  Still, its a DC-3...  Big Smile

Gary

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 8:21 PM

My apologies, somehow I missed your post Gary. To my loss! Great job on the DC-3, that's some really nice work! 

Bob, the cowling looks good to me. Considering the scale it's good enough without getting in there with a magnifing glass. 

 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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