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  1. I’d have to agree with this. That’s clearly a protective coating or something on the panel itself.
  2. Thanks mate, His build looks phenomenal, exactly what I want to pursue with my own. I’d love to know how he achieved this effect over the NMF, so of course I can’t find it anywhere. Which is typical.
  3. I’m leaning towards it being light anti-corrosion tarnishing the stock alloy. Here’s a couple screenshots for the movie. Particularly the image from the bird’s 6 o’clock you can see it still has a mirror polish under the black cross on the port side, suggesting it’s still NMF. hopefully these images will be useful to someone who’s building this one like myself.
  4. and a couple more of 711
  5. Thanks Aleksander Sorry I’m a bit confused by the first thing you said, are you saying the parts I’ve circled here are NMF of darker tone? Or puttied and sanded with the grey? I’m not talking about the panel lines, but the every second panels themselves here’s a few more pics of the one itself I’m modelling… obviously 02 and light grey putty for the nose with bits of what looks like rlm81, but it has the odd darker fuselage panels like the first pic as well.
  6. Hello everyone. I’m out fishing for information again. What I need this time is some insight into what colours these last ditch me-262s were based on some aircraft anatomy I’m not familiar with. I understand the grey putty over the panel joins, but what’s going on between every 2nd join along the fuselage. Is that putty? Primer? Light grey? Rlm02? I doubt this is an actual colour photo from the time, but one edited post war. Someone correct me if that’s wrong. here’s some more pics… I am assuming that the nose and tail vertical is 02 grey green, with light grey primer along the joins, but that’s just an assumption. if anyone has more detailed insight into any of this, please enlighten me. I’m doing werk no 712 (second image) like someone did but in 48th scale. I have a few ideas how to pull it off convincingly but just need to know which colours to go with. once I finish my trio of 48th tamiya corsairs that is (I’ll post them when I’m done), it’ll be this next so I’ve got some time to research. thanks all in advance.
  7. Hello everyone. I just rolled another one, thought I’d share it. Without further ado, here is HK models rendition of the Dornier DO-335 B-6 night fighter. The model itself was decent enough and quite capable of turning out a great build. The detail of rivets and panel lines are superb. I did have a few issues with panels lining up though as the model does give you the option of open access panels all over it, using the same parts. Fitting the top of fuselage over the cockpit bulkheads and engines was a nightmare. Luckily I didn’t want to show off engine (interesting enough subject without all that), because I ground the hell out of it/ didn’t add pieces to make it fit. Another problem I encountered was the instructions really needed proof reading before they were published. It had me drilling holes that I had to fill in because they shouldn’t have been there, a few things like that, but all in all a good kit compared to some others I’ve slogged through. Now for the colour scheme choice. Because this aircraft didn’t actually go into production, it gave me the freedom to do what I wanted with the scheme. I do every time really, but no one can say it’s inaccurate. For this I chose the standard night fighter scheme seen on the 262s at the time. They left the factory with all 76 underneath, with 75 upper. Ground crews then squiggled 76 all over the upper sides and blacked out the underside for night operations. So that’s exactly what I did. But like all models, I start with the black base. Then I used rlm75 to fill in panels. Then proceeded with the rest of the scheme. Decals were from the kit and a few added from the Aims sheet I used for my 109k a while back. for the underside, I also used the grey to pre shade. A little unorthodox to black base black, and the result was a bit bold for my liking to be honest, but my oil paint weathering over it dialled it all back a bit, and tones sat nicely in the end… another thing I discovered while building this kit was the use of aluminium tape (from electrical shop for insulation) for the chrome on landing gear. So much better than silver paint. Insanely easy to use. Anyway like I said it was a mongrel of a kit some places, but still turned out a good result. I intend on entering it in next comp just to see how well it does being such an unusual piece. We’ll see how it does…
  8. Are you able to say if the 1/48 109k-4 will be available this year? I’ve been waiting for that one for a while…
  9. That is a fantastic build. Very good job on the engine, those brassin fw190 engines are very fiddly. You did well. And the camo is very interesting and unique, you don’t see camo schemes like that too often on late war fighters.
  10. Cheers mate, the key is to put the tape along the edge of a steel ruler and crease it first, then rip it little bit a a time.
  11. I got a little bit sidetracked with a few other projects, but finally got stuck into it again and finished. Here it is… After some time tormenting myself on exactly what colour should be used (the whole 357th fg US or RAF colours argument), I landed on both. AK real colours Dark OD 41 with 10% Tamiya buff for top, and tamiya raf medium sea grey unlighted for underneath. I used montex vinyl masks and decals. A fantastic product, but I didn’t see the funny side to it not having the subject’s serial number in the decals - the project number tag thing below cockpit. I used a tamiya decal instead. So serial numbers wrong but whatever. You’ll need a magnifying glass to notice it. for the invasion stripes on the fuselage I ripped the masking tape in the straight line so that the edge would resemble it being crudely painted on like they were. Happy with result. according to my research and pics I’ve found these things leaked like a Land Drover on the underside. Simple oils paints were used to replicate this. Surprisingly the ammo wasn’t too hard to paint. I use citadel base gold paint and dry brushed it on so it didn’t foul the colour underneath. barracuda placards and a few lead wires to spruce things up. The Eduard “look” dashboard was a nice addition too. Not too fussed about painted dashboards so it definitely made life easier. very happy with the kit, outstanding engineering. The I very much appreciate the clever use of magnets and screws for things like landing gear. Nothing worse than botching a glue job right at the end when attaching landing gear etc. it was one less headache. Highly recommend this kit.
  12. Only on the starboard side. I can see an outer cannon on port.
  13. It definitely does. I haven’t seen any of those pics before, and I’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time looking at Corsair photos. That makes a bit more sense taping them up for transit. that last pic is good one of a C, Okinawa no doubt. And it’s good to see the 8 rocket stubs there. Opens up my build options a bit. thanks for the reply, cheers
  14. Cheers everyone. I think I might just make mine without the tape. Now I do see the chain link ports in that one behind. Thanks for pointing that out. The tape still doesn’t make sense to me though. I get protecting the mechanism from salt spray (can’t imagine anything else affecting it on a carrier deck) for a long term maintenance routine, but what if some one forgets to remove the tape before flight? That tape was put over panel joins over fuel tanks to stop it from leaking all over the windscreen in flight, from what I can gather it was adhesive medical tape. That’s not popping off from the weight of a lousy brass shell, that’s gonna jam that cannon up 100% of the time. Why would they do it? I’ll have to “wing” it for size and position of those ports. thanks again for your help everyone.
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