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  1. Hi guys, unfortunately I close here the adventure with the 109A after having struggled with the model because during the washes, part of the paint on the lower surfaces went away so I had to repaint them the same happened for the upper surfaces so as I say always: "a model is like milk: it has an expiration date", I don't get stuck on a model that feels it is no longer loved. So before breaking it with a hammer for the umpteenth time that a moving surface comes off (I have practically re-attached at least 2 times ALL the flaps, rudder slots etc.), I decided to put it back in the box and wait
  2. Tnx for comment, AMG and DoraWings share the same plastic,the frist have the option to replic all the pre "E" version of the me 109(with minor intervention by the modeller to respesct the little change betweent version),and the full strencils when DW is poor. I dont know if there are other kit but I thnk not,the frist versions of the me 109 are not so popular
  3. HI to all. This time only photos without comments since the photos are self-explanatory, national insignia,unit and walkaway are painted, I reproduced the decals on vinyl. Only incident the right wing tip broke and I had to redo it with a piece of plasticard, nothing difficult but quite annoying. For the rest all textbook, the model is now waiting for the complete drying of the transparent for the installation of the service decals (few to tell the truth) then I will touch up some smears before giving the second coat of clear to seal the decals and assembly of the most fragile parts.
  4. Hello everyone ... to tell the truth to the few aficionados, but let's proceed anyway Phase 3 painting Here we are at the stage that I prefer. I used the ModelMaster colors for the RLM 63 and RLM65 which I find very responsive to my sources and for the green RLM 62 instead I used the color of the AK interactive because strangely it is not present in the ModelMaster range (or maybe it is but not as RLM) However, this mix of various brands allows me to retouch the "62" in case something does not go as it should as with a little alcohol I can correct any errors or smudges but fortunate
  5. CHAPTER 2 We left ourselves at step number 2 of gluing the wings, so in the following pictures we resume with step number 3 and the various phases of gluing the various parts of the engine hood and air intake of the water radiator, also here carried out in steps: first one side and then the other, verifying the fitting and thinning the walls in contact with the fuselage as they form a step that would then need to be smoothed from the outside, losing details that would then be difficult to reproduce .
  6. Hello everyone, here I am back to you with a new project, this time a slightly more hard kit than usual: the Me bf 109 A / B by Dora wings. The kit is a multimedia short run style kit with P.E. parts, resin and film for the dashboard as well as plastic obviously. It is a rebox of the early me 109 series already presented by AMG in 2017, while the Dora wins only have the pieces necessary for the A / B version, the AMGs have the possibility of reproducing versions up to D, externally it changes only a little propellers for the B / C / D which are in metal with variable pitch while they are
  7. Hi everyone I had a lot of fun with this kit. The assembly did not reserve any particular surprises, the fitting is very good and in the Profi version there is everything you need to make a great model (not mine of course). I washed with payne gray on the lower surfaces, for the upper ones I added Mars black to the mixture to bring up the main panels while I kept the mixture of the lower areas for the rest of the details. I passed light glazes as a filter in payne gray + a touch of Paris blue for the lower surfaces and payne gray + gray (Lamp black + titanium white) for the upper areas
  8. Hello Walter, enough but not so much, just the chess area (2-3 hours), the rest it's all freehand
  9. Good evening everyone. Here are the Updates for today. The time has come for the decals and unfortunately as I have already noticed with Eduard's kits this is the weak point of the Czech house, I have found a decisive step backwards since they no longer entrust this task to Cartograph, in fact they are difficult to position, very fragile and the color tends to flake off if the decal undergoes 2 or 3 folds and in this case some out of register. All these problems forced me to design masks to make up for these shortcomings. Here's how I came up with it anyway The upper crosses we
  10. Thanks for the comments @ luftmodels; I don't think I have understood your intervention well. Anyway the cowling painting procedure was: 1 white on all cowling 2 masking of the areas that should have remained white (in this case covered with black vinyl-the only color I've in this moment) 3 sealed the edges with clear 4 black on the uncovered areas
  11. 1568/5000 Hi everyone . Here are today's updates. CHESS BOARD COMPLETED I decided to use the masks instead of the decals as I am convinced of going less crazy so that with the positioning of the latter, in the front part of the hood I used the Tamiya tape as it is much more flexible than vinyl. - SMALL TIP - After placing the squares, I sprayed clear to seal the edges of the vinyl so that if there was any infiltration, it would be invisible. Here is the result, obviously there are some small imperfections especially in the machine gun area a
  12. Hello, great work : attention to detail and coloring, the model is very intriguing and comes out of the usual military aircraft, even if from manga the aircraft is very well designed, it could easily be a plane that really existed (maybe without the details here conspicuously cartoon). Only flaw, But it is my very personal opinion; the red is too bright, you will surely have followed the assembly instructions but for me a darker red like a Ferrari red would have been much better. However, I renew the compliments I really like it very much, if I find it around I will definitely buy it
  13. Fantastic work on both the propeller and the interiors, The 1:32 is unforgiving and there is always the risk of making the models look like toys and not replicas. I will follow you interested
  14. Great work as so far. I've the Classic Airframes midway vesion whit CMK interiors so I'll folow you whit interess. Bravo!!
  15. Hi everyone. Here some update ENGINE I complained about the lack of details in the engine area so equipped with patience, glasses and copper wire, I added the spark plug cables colored in brown, cylinders and push rods in black, heads in aluminum I also added the 0.8mm copper distribution ring. However, all this work will remain hidden by the cooling fan so I work almost useless and I understand why Eduard has not wasted energy in detailing this area, leaving the modeller the choice to buy a super-detailed engine separately when he wants to leave it in sight.
  16. Hi everyone . Here I am with a new project, one of the last kits from the Czech manufacturer dedicated to the Fw-190 a6, as the title suggests I think it is a new mold as I had another one (later sold) which if I remember correctly was different. .. but the way old age incipit so I can be wrong. But let's come to us, the kit is a profipack so it has practically everything you need to bring out a model with a minimum of more detail. The thing that attracted me is the checkerboard on the bonnet. Piloted by Lt. Heinz-Günther Lück, 1./JG 1, Deelen, Holland August 1943, this hi-viz chec
  17. Hi everyone . Here I am at the end of this adventure that for my character has been too long with stop times due to the excessive work of this period. We had remained with the model almost completely assembled, while now you will see it finished, there are still a few tweaks but it is definitely finished ready to put on display. I do not have photos of the intermediate steps of painting as there is definitely not out of the ordinary: the usual preshading procedure, color (I used the tape to delimit the camo with sharp edges) and wathered done all in pastels. for the canopy I decided
  18. Hi Iain You deserve the madness reward only for smoothing all that abs; and I am complaining about removing only a few hundredths of a millimeter on my 3D resin staples. Joking aside, congratulations for the excellent work I have done so far, I will follow you with interest, even if only to see if you come out of this adventure healthy
  19. I had missed this post. Even if I am not very lover of 1:72 scale (my vision is no longer as it once was and my insane love for superdetailing make me prefer 1:48 and above), I must say that you have worked very cleanly with the cockpit, congratulations, hope you choose the very intriguing 112 sqn aircraft. Regards Marco
  20. Hi Stuart Great job and great subject, I envy the 1:72 scale builders because this scale it is full of very interesting subjects that unfortunately are completely ignored in the major scales. The car needs some work to eliminate the signs but it is really fantastic, it would have been better to divide the various parts in order to better orient the pieces and avoid those signs of slicing. I stay tuned to see the progress
  21. Hi Jhonny, I always have a strange itch when it comes to using checkered decals in fact usually when I have to reproduce a chessboard I prefer to paint it. Great job so far, as far as the metallized ones are concerned, nothing is better than the Alclads, even if I have to be honest I feel good also with the metallized Vallejo color, they don't make you regret the Alclads. As for the washes, with acrylics I have never found myself well, I much prefer the old and dear oils, much more manageable, however congratulations because you have been able to manage them perfectly. I stay at th
  22. ok after these 3 pages the only thing I'can do is this Anyway fantastic job
  23. Hi if you need some pics of my hellcat you can click HERE and for the tread in italian here for tread Good work
  24. Thanks Chriss for the clarification I am not an expert in British engines, however black metal helped me to give a light to the engine that remains very hidden, the pics were taken before coloring
  25. Hello everyone, I'm back after a somewhat complicated period due to the excess of work (fortunately the covid19 did not influence my sector very much), however, I continued my work on the lysander so go with photos and descriptions. PILOT'S SEAT As mentioned in the first episode, the seat did not convince me because of the stiffness of the cushion so I had started the renovation works which at the first attempt did not convince me at all, so armed with holy patience I started all over again with. First trouble: the pixies who live in my laboratory gave a party and since a chair was missi
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