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  1. Hi to all I finished the MWP "Berta in Spain" project and now the model is entering the hangar: In this session ending: Application of the "stress skin" effect on the wing surfaces and fixing to the fuselage I attempted this technique using a small variable speed cutter and a flared file to recreate the typical "deformation" bearings of the sheet between one rib and another. I sanded with an abrasive stick and I attenuated the final result in compliance with the scale of the kit with liquid grout Mr. Surfacer 1200 and the result is what you can see. 1- I have previously marked all the information contained on the panels as they would later be lost with the passage of the cutter: 2 - I prepared the aluminum tape for the coating by brushing it in advance with fine steel wool: 3- I cloned the wing panels reporting all the information contained on the original part: I have reconstructed the navigation lights (wings) that were simply highlighted on the original kit, using the UV light hardening gel: the gel can be modeled and the UV light works fast and very well. I have completed the model with the last details and here are some shots: "Berta in the hangar" Thanks for your attention For more info & pics: http://www.adventurephotomodels.com George
  2. Hi to all I UPDATE: I completed the fuselage lining with the self-adhesive tape: Let's go in order: - panel cloning: canopy coating : addition of MG 17 machine guns (AlleyCat conversion set) and control bar correction : - modification of the propeller and adjustment of the ogive to the Berta version: (early) I modified an optional four blades of a P47 Thunderbolt by working it with a trimmer and sanding it to obtain a result rather similar to the original. For the wood effect, I used the same system already described in the previous session: test to fit: painting,coating and details; coating of moving surfaces with detection of the underlying structure: this technique was also used for the tail surfaces and the rudder: scratch b uild of the attachment ribs on the wings: final session: for more info on the MWP technique: https://www.adventurephotomodels.com Thank you for your attention and interest. George
  3. Hi to all. I wanted to recover a model Bf 109 E-1 on a 1/32 scale from Eduard downgrading it to version B (Berta) through the conversion set proposed a few years ago by Alley Cat Models for models on the Spanish Civil War theater and part of the Legion Condor: The set is really well made with a finely detailed quality resin. The complete instructions propose a rich information on the optional versions (4) on the conflict to which the German machines found themselves operating, therefore news of historical relevance but also technical, or indicating which parts of the Eduard kit to correct and which to eliminate. Also on the colors the attached "Guide" provides general guidelines with its own precise indications with reference to the chosen version. The decals are a masterpiece, well defined and very precise. Let's take a closer look: After carefully and gently dismantling the Eduard model, I study and try to identify the parts that will be removed: Proceed with a light sanding (ultra-fine grain) to remove the decals and remove the color. The operation ends with a light washing with non-aggressive aquaragy and a final wash with warm water added with degreasing agent (Chanteclair) I apply the corrections indicated in the instructions on the panels relative to the new version "B": Fixed Alley set resin sub-wing oil cooler : I correct the slats length and replace the flaps adapting them to the B version: I modify the blade grafts to the propeller hub, making them in metal (Albion) with a more robust and precise seal: I change the ogive by adapting an optional Eduard kit to that provided by the Alley set: Final results: Coloring of wood-effect blades with RB Productions stencils: base color light brown acrylic: transparent amber color diluted with 10% thinner: Preparation and fixing of the mask RB: result: The coloring is not yet complete, the parts will be treated with Future wax (polishing) to be uniformed and will undergo a light washing with a mix of oil / resin 'Mussini' asphalt color but after a careful drying. MWP (Metal Work Panels): I proceed as usual through the systematic cloning of the original panels and rewriting on the aluminum strip with the novelty of performing the resin technique instead of plastic: preliminary cleaning of the panel cloning: this particular operation guarantees the correct rewriting of the copied panel with all the information contained on the original: Final session gallery: for more info & pics about this work and the MWP technique please : https ://www.adventurephotomodels.com thank you for the attention and interest. George
  4. Thanks for the comment. For the covering of the model, I use the self-adhesive aluminum tape.
  5. Hi to all this is the third update and in this thread I will tell you how I managed to finally close the Mirage IIIc fuselage Dassault Aviation Mirage IIIc version: SPA 94 "Mort qui fauche" ECT02/ 002 Côte d'Or Dijon-Longvic 1970 ( Final look) Italeri kit based 1/32 scale model Image published exclusively for referential, technical and historical purposes Before closing the fuselage I covered the wings to correct the air brakes compartment which is closed and not opened as proposed by the Italeri kit MWP (Metal Work Panels) technique step by step: creation of an aluminum panel ready to be inserted in the covering area Work gallery: After having grouted, sanded and polished the critical parts of the model (radome and afterburner compartment ) I have definitely closed the fuselage: the mockup: Application of optional decals (Berna decals) First look: and .................................... the final (corrected) look: Dassault Aviation Mirage IIIc SPA 94 "Mort qui fauche" ECT02/ 002 Côte d'or Dijon-Longvic 1970 & SNECMA ATAR 9c For more info & pics : http://www.adventurephotomodels.com That is all for the moment. Thanks for the attention George
  6. Thanks guys forb the comment, 1/32 and 1/72 are only messures while the passion for this hobby is unique in all of us George
  7. Hi to all In this update I made a structural change to the model concerning the intakes window I coated the fuselage with metal wire and colored the ventral panel with chrome-yellow. I fixed the Pitot tube of the Air Master with its adapter. I have highlighted all the details of the tail and the fuselage as well as the metal covered sub-wing tanks with advanced coating technique (MWP) I wrote the missing rivets on the model with the 1/32 scale riveting machine and this is the final result: for more info & pics :http://www.adventurephotomodels.com Thanks for the attention George
  8. Hi, thanks for the comment. I don't know if there is another method to achieve the "stress" effect in such a simple and effective way. Also the beauty of this technique is that you can apply it to every model of every scale. The idea came to me seeing this photo image posted exclusively for historical and technical reference: The size of the model is a little longer than the open fountain pen: Cheers
  9. II° Update: MWP technique : metal "stress" effect (not only for MWP technique!) Hi to all I continue in the Tojo project. In this update I will show the technique used to obtain the "stress" effect of the metal. now we sand very softely the parts to reveal the metal texture Remark!: if I want to paint the model I skip this step and I will get a beautiful "stress" effect like this: .....but in this case, I only need to remove the excess liquid putty (Mr.Surfacer 1200) and emphasize the distorting effect of the metal stress. MWP technique : final results The model will be permanently closed and completely covered in aluminum (self-adhesive tape) w/ "stress" effect. for more info & pics, please : http://www.adventurephotomodels.com Thanks for wour attention and watching this work. George
  10. Thanks for the comment and the interest shown for this particular technique. Personally I use a commercial self-adhesive aluminum tape which is very thin and a perfect fit, like a second skin. With a cotton stick and a light pressure I can easily detect all the information written on the original panel for example: cheers George
  11. Thank you all for your appreciation. Here is the first update. Hi to everyone the first update concerns the coating with aluminum tape of the lower part of the fuselage. Application of Eduard details, finishing and test to fit : Aluminum tape self adhesive (w/protection film): Eduard detail set: removing extractions: painting details: washing (mix oil/resin) parts: finished parts: MWP technique contined ..... steel whool "00 00" to remove and clean little scratches: Iosso cream to polish: after washing and rescribing panels: For more info & pics: more pics & info: http://www.adventurephotomodels.com Thanks for the attention George
  12. Hi to all I present the new MWP (metal work panels) project based on the Italeri Mirage IIIc 1/32 scale model kit: I chose the version (optional) ECT02 / 02 Côte D'or Dijon-Longvic 1970 (NMF finished) MWP procedure: complete model coating with self-adhesive aluminum tape (see below as an example) aftermarkets: Eduard BigEd: part 1 & 2 Eduard Brassin: Wheels resin parts Scale Aircraft Conversions: landing gears Master (Air): Pitot tube & adapter for Italeri kit Berna Decals: for version ECT02 / 02 In this first session of work I assembled, detailed and modified the cockpit : Test to fit: I tested the Chameleon colors on the SNECMA Atar 9c which I then placed on its support: please note the variation of the metal colors at different heat temperature. only sample: the mockup That is all for the moment. more pics & info: http://www.adventurephotomodels.com Thanks for the attention George
  13. Hi to all I show you the first update to the Tojo model I have finished the various structural changes: I built part of the engine to be able to deliver it to the model, detailed and modified the propeller ogive. I added the exhaust with tin solder wire and colored with camaleon paint GSW metal set1. I finished the cockpit adding details of the Eduard set and mine. for more info & pics: http://www.adventurephotomodels.com Thanks for the attention George
  14. 287/5000 Hi to all I started the MWP (Metal Work Panels) "Tojo" project based on the Hasegawa limited edition 1/48 scale model kit. The model will receive a complete coating with self-adhesive aluminum tape. The kit is essential but well done. To get some more details I made the following changes that I am going to illustrate. Part to be removed or detailed: BEFORE: AFTER: for more info & pics: http://www.adventurephotomodels.com Thanks for the attention George
  15. Hi guys thank you all for your appreciation and interest in this work. George
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