Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Sign in to follow this  
Reini78

Carpathian Schmitt...1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 Romanian Airforce

Recommended Posts

#20/2017

After the JG54 G-6, here´s right away the next Hasegawa 109.

Like with the other, also here Gunze and Tamiya acrylics used, EZ Line for aerials, plastic rods and lead wire for brake lines and cockpit fuel line, decals from RB Productions.
 

Model shows an a/c of Grupul 7/9 Vanatoare in Piestany in January 1945. At that time Romania was already reached by the Red Army and fought along its side against the Germans. So yellow IDs changed to white and crosses to roundels.
 

 

37292767100_05e44e6247_b.jpgDSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

37551278121_ae2cbd56ae_b.jpgDSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

37519593862_4b422c808d_b.jpgDSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

37551282131_4c9e8aff28_b.jpgDSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36841334584_0c50876b2a_b.jpgDSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

37519590872_d7dd72294f_b.jpgDSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

37519590352_f872bc307c_b.jpgDSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36881625693_2a7b7af9e2_b.jpgDSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

37292754160_a3b2703fd3_b.jpgDSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

23699099738_d2106768e2_b.jpgDSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

37292750840_7b85b54942_b.jpgDSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

37503200076_ed0242db23_b.jpgDSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36881622113_3d0e01a4c3_b.jpgDSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

23699094678_f31577c96a_b.jpgDSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

36841312504_cd15749d91_b.jpgDSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty build!

 

Most Bf 109s I've seen have had the antenna taut. Any special reason for that floppy aerial?

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Spitfire31 said:

Pretty build!

 

Most Bf 109s I've seen have had the antenna taut. Any special reason for that floppy aerial?

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

thanks!

 

It depends were the mast is mounted. The 109s with the mast mounted on the Erla canopy had a special tensioning system for the wire. The wire leads with the mast into the cockpit on the inner left side of the canopy and is connected with the canopy lock. To say normally the wire hangs through so that the canopy can be opened properly, only when the pilot is in the aircraft and locks the canopy the wire gets tensioned.

 

Here you can see a part of this mechanism

 

37508151556_5a9cbd5977_o.jpg9512947748_325b857f3c by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

23704049658_9dea4fdc02_o.jpg271mo-39 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Excellent work as is your standard :pilot: love the spinner repaint and the fact you can still see the stripe on the spinner.  

thanks! yeah, my dad got the thinning of the red paint right

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Steve27752 said:

Nice work.

 

 

2 hours ago, modelling minion said:

I like that a lot!

Very nice paint work, especially the over painted spinner.

 

thanks gents, appreciated!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Reinhard, I really enjoy your work. I think it is top notch.  After looking at this model in super zoom on flickr I have a suggestion that might help you do the paint schemes even better. What I have found is that if you tear holes in paper masks you can get mottle spots that have no spatter or speckle overspray.  The atomisation of the paint is near perfect since you can thin the paint down a little more and spray and higher pressures. The torn edges of the hole also atomises the paint.  If one is really meticulous, one can create an entire pattern of spots to scale as seen in a photograph.  The mask making takes some work and precision but the painting is pretty fast and easy.  If would like, I can send examples showing this technique.

 

Regards,

 

Selrach

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, selrach said:

Hi Reinhard, I really enjoy your work. I think it is top notch.  After looking at this model in super zoom on flickr I have a suggestion that might help you do the paint schemes even better. What I have found is that if you tear holes in paper masks you can get mottle spots that have no spatter or speckle overspray.  The atomisation of the paint is near perfect since you can thin the paint down a little more and spray and higher pressures. The torn edges of the hole also atomises the paint.  If one is really meticulous, one can create an entire pattern of spots to scale as seen in a photograph.  The mask making takes some work and precision but the painting is pretty fast and easy.  If would like, I can send examples showing this technique.

 

Regards,

 

Selrach

thanks!

yes, why not, send it, always interesting how other modellers work ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reinhard, Here is an example from another website. I am not sure how to insert images into replies. I do not have a flickr account. If you know an easy way to cut and paste images please let me know or I could send it to you via regular email. I would value very much you opinions about these masking techniques.

http://www.scale-models.co.uk/threads/italeri-trimaster-dml-fw-190-d-9-1-48.18635/

 

Regards,

 

Selrach

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Superb `109, love the scheme too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, russ c said:

Superb `109, love the scheme too

thanks!

yes, colourful and not the usual 109 scheme

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reinhard, What are your thoughts about this technique? People talk about using masks made of metal and blue tac. I think torn paper is way more effective if you want soft edges but nobody seems to realize this.

 

Selrach

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, selrach said:

Reinhard, What are your thoughts about this technique? People talk about using masks made of metal and blue tac. I think torn paper is way more effective if you want soft edges but nobody seems to realize this.

 

Selrach

Well, my dad is the builder, I only do the pics and postings due to his rather basic computer and English skills. But I more or less accompany him through his builds. I think he will do the mottling always freehand. Often the camos were applied in the field or changed and I don´t think that masks were used. Looking at pics of original Luftwaffe aircraft you can also often see paint overspray.

Depending on the model and surface, for softer edges he uses either bluetac or paper fixed with bluetac to the model so that there is a small distance between mask and surface. From time to time he also uses torn paper for very soft camo demarcation lines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very cool indeed, I really like that scheme

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reinhard, Oops I thought you were the modeler. Very nice photography! Which forum on this site do you think would be best to have a discussion about masking techniques?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, F-32 said:

Very cool indeed, I really like that scheme

thanks!

 

14 hours ago, selrach said:

Reinhard, Oops I thought you were the modeler. Very nice photography! Which forum on this site do you think would be best to have a discussion about masking techniques?

Well, I´m a modeller too, but Im´more the armour guy :smile: but haven´t built or at least finshed a model in years...

I´d go to the Tools&Tips thread or Tips&Tricks

 

cheers, Reinhard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×