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I started this model a year ago so I'll have to appologize for the photos as I am already into the main assembly. I did capture some portions which I'll post. This is a daunting project even after all the complex camouflage schemes I have done in the past. I had a hard look at the decals for the digital camouflage that came with the kit as an avid modler I cant get past that they just dont look realistic. In the end they look like decals we have all seen the projects and read the frustrations. So I have come up with a method of doing the digital camo that will allow for pre and post shading and keep that painted on look. The kit is a dream well worth the cost great instructions, detail and it comes with fully detailed engins. I ordered a mask from Scale-pro and it tuned out I was scammed and the guy had nothing to sell lesson learned. So I researched and found that a company called Galaxy Models makes a template to cut squares in several sizes 2mm to 6mm and pre cut sheets for convenience. There are two digital schemes Ill try this one. I did a few trials and yes its painstaking tedious work but the results are worth it. Here starting with scrap plasic and pre shading. First masking then sprayed with mid shade. Second masking and sprayed with lightest shade. Finally remove all masking. Another hurdle has been finding a reputable reference for the colours after alot of digging I found the right FS codes. Next it was onto the kit I purchased Eduards interior and exterior kit for the project. Interior Eduard kit applied and painted. Onto the engines More to come
Hi everyone, I haven't been posting very much lately due to the fact that my mother was terminally ill and, naturally, I didn't feel like doing so. Sadly I have to report that my mother died this Saturday past so things have very hectic helping my Dad with sorting everything out. Now that things have calmed down slightly I feel I can now post what was the last kit I completed before my Mum died. So, in memory of my Mum here's "White 5" from 13 Letka of the Slovenské Zzdušné Zbrane, or SVZ. This aircraft was flown by Rotnik (Staff Sergeant) Stefan Ocvirk during the disastrous 26th June 1944 engagement between 13 Letka and USAAF fighters defending a bomb group heading towards targets in the Vienna area. Although heavily damaged, "White 5" survived the engagement, making a wheels up landing at 13 Letka's base at Piešťany in Western Slovakia. Here's a shot with the Croat 109G-14/AS I completed back in June: Although I've been under a lot of stress, building things has been a good way of coping with the situation so I actually have two more kits under construction: AZ Model 1/72 Bf 109G-2 which will be Ilmari Juutilainen's MT-222: HPM 1/72 Cheetah D, not a kit I've seen built very often: Comments welcome! Mike.