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Done this commission build over the past two months. Going to the same guy I did the 1/72 He-111 for. 

Didn't do a WIP for this what with all I've got going on - tomcat & spitfire saga's and then a car & GPMG gun kit... 

 

So onto this - not a bad kit. Would be nice to have plastic tires though. I like the IP - was a clear part so I maskol'd the dials and sprayed it in RLM 66 like the rest of the pit. The decal was then sandwiched between the IP and bulkhead behind it. Perfect dials with a nice depth. 

Kit comes with a fret of etch for some grills & seatbelts/pedals as well as some canopy parts. 

 

The only thing I had to add to the kit was a fuel line, scratched from stretched clear sprue and tape strips. 

 

Primed in black stynylrez for black basing, then painted entirely in Vallejo - model & metal colour. One or two air shades as well. Yellow done first, masked off then the 76/70/02 all done freehand in that order. Sprayed with a 0.3mm and thinned with Vallejo airbrush cleaner to get the fine demarcation. 

All the other detail shades - eg primary's in cockpit etc are Vallejo model colour too. Bare metal foil on suspension struts. 

Decals are xtradecal for the squadron stuff, crosses and stencils from the kit. Xtracrylix Flat for final sheen. 

It was then weathered with mig ammo stuff. Panel line washes and then oil brushers for fading. Chipping fluid for prop blades.

Should all be fairly self explanatory which colours are which but any questions please ask. 

 

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Here it is, sorry the pics aren't in any particular order...

 

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Hope you like it! 

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That's really nice Tony, another great build! 

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That's another superb build Tony,great finish!

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That's fantastic Tony - cracking 109. Love the paint job and subtle weathering and they cockpit really looks the business. 

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Superb!

 

Really well done :clap::clap:

 

Cheers

 

Greg

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Thanks for the appreciation guys. 

 

Quite pleased with the way its turned out. Think its down to the complimentary colours for the panel line washes on the uppers rather than using a contrasting colour wash which can over emphasise the panel lines. 

I used green brown on the RLM 02 and deep grey for the RLM 70. 

 

The lower ones do stand out a bit, but you could argue more dirt and run off would collect in them. It was the blue grey wash on the RLM 76

 

Tony

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HI Tony - That's a great build with careful attention to detail on the panel/rivet mouldings. I'm awed that it just took 2 months to achieve pretty spectacular results. Must have a go at one of the Trumpeter offerings some time.

Cheers - Paul

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Really beautiful 109. When I grow up I want to be able to finish models this good ;)

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Posted (edited)

Superb model. I was surprised to see the tires unweighted. I don't know why I expected them to look more under load. I thought it strange that this might have been missed by the manufacturer , but when I had a root about on google here I can see the the real tires on the real aircraft are exactly as you have rendered them. Useful lesson for me :)

Edited by Deon
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27 minutes ago, Deon said:

Superb model. I was surprised to see the tires unweighted. I don't know why I expected them to look more under load. I thought it strange that this might have been missed by the manufacturer , but when I had a root about on google here I can see the the real tires on the real aircraft are exactly as you have rendered them. Useful lesson for me :)

 

Cheers mate 👍🏿

 

I think its more to do with the fact they are made of rubber, but have plastic hubs. (Common theme in hobbytrump kits - a bit marmite) so I couldn't sand them down a touch like I normally would on builds...

 

 

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Where are the pictures of the model....?

 

That is one seriously stunning piece of work Tony.  There is no doubt that the recipient will be chuffed to bits with it.

 

Great skill and attention to detail.  What's the story with the GPMG...?

 

Phil

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Hi Tony,

great job on the 109 , cockpit really stands out , I have the same kit and found it to be a enjoyable build with out any problems.

How did you get on with the Vallejo metal colour ? I have read good and not so good things about it.

 

Guy

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very nice indeed,,, great job on the scheme and finish...

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Ah, the SF GPMG.  Awesome bit of kit (especially on a night shoot...!!), cleaning the gas parts afterwards not so awesome......

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Beautiful modelling exercise! But that way-over-the-top chipped prop looks out of place on an almost factory finished machine, I think.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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5 hours ago, Spitfire31 said:

Beautiful modelling exercise! But that way-over-the-top chipped prop looks out of place on an almost factory finished machine, I think.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

 

Thanks for the input mate, however, way I see it- the plane(s) apparently had a field repaint in these colours, so

the prop is older/original but the paint job is newer...

 

I think plane would have been originally in 74/75/76 and then they repainted them to suit flying over the steppes and forests of southern Russia? 

 

Anyone else know for sure? 

 

Tony

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Hello,Tony - My full compliments to you on another magnificent build.Superbly painted and finished in your customary style, this '109' is a credit to Trumpeter and to your expertise. Her new owner will be highly delighted!

😉👍 All the very best,Paul.

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11 hours ago, Booty003 said:

Ah, the SF GPMG.  Awesome bit of kit (especially on a night shoot...!!), cleaning the gas parts afterwards not so awesome......

 

Yep spent many an hour getting black fingers cleaning parts then just as long having to scrub hands afterwards! 

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Really nice `109 there, great scheme too

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Absolutely stunning model ! Thanks for posting .

 

A question, the reference information from the colour plates, where did it come from as regards a publication ?

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3 hours ago, steveinnscotia said:

Absolutely stunning model ! Thanks for posting .

 

A question, the reference information from the colour plates, where did it come from as regards a publication ?

 

Hi mate, I imagine its the 2nd picture you are on about?

 

Thats the xtradecal sheet instructions - it quotes -

 

'messerschmitt bf 109 f g & k series, schiffer, page 67' 

 

hope this helps. 

 

Tony

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