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ruth

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  1. Hallo

    Well, I did some shading after all. Specific panels, lighting some and darkening some. After all I continued with stenciling and decaling. The panel numbers are days of work and passion.

    The missiles are very tricky. ResKit and Brasin from Eduard.

    Well, I need a break with easy stuff now!

    Stay health

    Happy modelling

     

     

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  2. Hallo

    Now the camouflage is done. With C307 and C308 from Mr. Hobby. Some panels I masked and added white or black to show a different tone. The next step is the highlighting of panels in the center and darken the panel lines. All unmasked.

     

    Happy modelling

     

     

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  3. Hallo again

    This time with an F-15A from the IAF. The same kit my husband finished a short time ago. Now I learned from him, and I got advice how to make it better. Together with present day regulations according Corona, I stay home and use this amount of time to focus on the paint job of my model. To understand it clearly: The hot area is the first area I focus on. Using the new SM colors from Mr. Hobby. I do not refer to them, read my husband’s blog please!

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    I did nothing else as: Base colour is Titan for the hot area of the engine. Afterward masking panels one by one or in groups. I used highly diluted black for this purpose. One stroke, two or three, to create individual shades. It takes time to learn to understand what one stroke more with the airbrush causes. So I learn on a fuselage with base color in all SM colors. So I get a clue what the result will be.

    Anyway, the pictures include also the gun and nose area. This is just the beginning.

     

     

    Happy modelling

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  4. Hallo

     

    This is my way to get a little distance from modelling aircarft. This famous truck is my first of many.

    The AAA I also did. In a few days I show you this truck too!

     

    Happy modelling

     

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  5. Hallo again

    Now I finished my Stahltaube from WNW. Actually it was not an easy kit. My first small fault was a front bulkhead, which was misaligned. Here I had to do some restoration work at the front part of the fuselage. Well, after this my next challenge was the filling process. I usually worked with Surfacer. Here, it did not work at all. So I went on with super glue, as my husband told me to try. This worked perfect. So, after all this, the paint job was next. Here I was in the wonderful situation, to have close examined a replica of the Etrich Taube, some years ago. So I could adapt some ideas for coloring the wings. Well, after a long nerving battle, the Taube I finished yesterday.

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  6. Hallo again

    After a long break in the forum, here what I did: I finished the model. To build up the main plane, with all the struts, and I rigged afterwards the entire static rigging. No control cables at all!

    The most important tiny point is to watch out carefully, that no eyelet sticks to far in the hole for the main tail booms. This occurred at my husband’s model!

    Well, the tail booms mounted and all goes quite fast. Assembling all the parts. Think first, how to proceed and then do it.

    As you see: The control cables where the very last, expect the canon and windshield and so on.

    In all, I was astonished to see it all happen, after the tail was assembled, it worked out all so quickly.

    A very nice designed model. All the model companies can learn from WNW. I will watch out carefully, when my husband starts with his AEG, the Gotha and 0/400……

    Happy modelling

     

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  7. Hallo again

    Now all flying surfaces got their first paint treatment. Pre shading of ribs. Due to the surface finish color, I used a brown for the underside and black to the top surface. The masking was a task of entire patience. The spraying process was quickly done. The final colors also. After this again a major task of patience. All metal plates for the wing support plates and struts had to get their black finish. Again masking all over. The biggest area to spray was the walk way on the top surface of the underwing.

    Now you see the final result.

    I will do the decals and eyelets as the next steps.

    Happy modelling

     

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  8. Hallo again

    Now I did all the woodwork on the struts and propeller and fuselage booms. The oil I used the same way as I did before on the front fuselage. So, after carefully doing it and waiting approximately for one week I could do some GX 112, clear gloss varnish. Painting and spraying followed. It was lots of work, just to add: All necessary drilling for eyelets at the boom was before using oil, also the complete dry fit of elevator and rudder.

    Stencils at the struts I added. For the boom: I did not use the decals for bandage, I sprayed it. Just to prevent loosening it during assembling.

    Black and aluminum I painted by brush. The area around the front top pulley at the tail boom I sprayed.

     

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    Happy modelling

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  9. Hallo again

    Actually, I took a break during the holydays.

    What I have to tell you:

    The completion of the fuselage is actually straightforward. Nothing special to add. Before adding the gear, I made eyelets for all static rigging points on the fuselage. They are self-made, and it is really easy to do it.

     

     

     

    After application of all decals and stencils I added the gear. And rigged it right afterwards.

     

     

     

    The next step is analyzing the static rigging of the whole a/c. To understand the different planes of rigging. At the fuselage:

    1.   Top plane

    2.   Bottom plane

    3.   Right plane

    4.   Left plane

    5.   Cross plane

    The control cables are led via pulleys. There is some work on the detail, so you can use them properly. Specially the two pulleys for the elevator on the top wing must be drilled carefully.

    All tools are explained in detail at the two articles from the forum. So read it carefully!

    Well, that is it.

     

     

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    Happy modelling 

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  10. Hallo again

    Now I sprayed and painted many small parts. All interior, engine as well as the external parts necessary to finish the main fuselage completely.

    The engine has two main colors. Aluminum and copper. Here I used C8, Alclad copper, and Alclad steel. I did not use the primer, since C8 from Mr. Hobby does not need it at all. Some other colors like black and brass, white I painted or brushed.

    The engine I assembled. The installation I will do with the other assembly parts after decaling.

     

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    Happy modelling

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  11. Hallo again

    Now after a short break of a few days I continued the front fuselage of my Fe2b. Decaling and assembling and internal rigging were my goals. I achieved them all quite easily, due to the excellent quality of WNW kit and my experience.

    The rigging was a brisk thing, but I drilled with a 0.2mm drill with pitot shaft from Tamiya. This drill is a most important tool.

    The monofill from Modelkasten in Japan, 0.6 = 0.13mm.

     

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    Happy modelling

     

     

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  12. Hallo again

    As you may see, I painted all my prepared wooden parts and sprayed them with clear varnish C 46. The detail work as a big amount, specially the masking for the dashboard. The description in the instruction is fairly good and pleasant to work with. Guessing is at minimum.

    The harness from HGW is assembled and got a gloss varnish. Weathering and oil is ahead.

    Assembling the fuselage and decaling the dashboard is ahead.

     

     

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    Happy modelling 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  13. Hallo again

    This is my Jake E13A1. The kit was Nichimo. One of our first Japanese aircraft. We had only Japanese literature for this model. Since I learn Japanese for some years, our teacher translated me some of the text to the photos and to the drawings. The kit was not easy, since of a lack of detail. So I obscured to entire cockpit with canvas and some cleaning tools for the ground crew. The engine was also a horror, and I took some spare engine from resin. I think Vector.

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    Happy modelling

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  14. Hallo again

     

    My colors are artists oil paints. Without dilution. As I mentioned above, the grain you get only with a sponge, with a brush it is not in scale! (My opinion)

    The models you see in my post, are my husbands one. This two are the very first with this technique.

    There is for this a/c with such a short lifetime, no weathering neccessary. Panel lines my have some distance, a shade may ocure, or some dirt. Albatros a/c are different from building as any other a/c. In WW1 are many different ways in production, and each a/c has a different situation. So you may see, what I will do in future. I have to grasp.

     

    Happy modelling

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