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Hi all,

 

After having had a bit of a hiatus, this is my second posting within a few weeks so I can get on with it when I put my mind to it¬†ūüėĚ

 

This time round, I chose a kit I've had in my stash for a while - the Italeri Hs 129.  This is actually the first Italeri kit I've built and apart from the odd bits here and there that took more effort, the kit went together well and I think it has really good levels of detail for 1/72.  I bought this kit because the Hs 129 has always intrigued me - purely because of it's shape - as it has an almost triangular fuselage which is very unusual.  There was also a good choice of schemes to complete the kit in - a couple of Eastern front schemes, a Romanian version and then the one I chose which was Hs 129 B-2 - 4 (Pz.)/SG, Castel Benito, Libya 1942.

 

I was drawn to the mottling for this scheme used to blend the aircraft into it's surroundings in the desert environments.  I've never done any amount of mottling before so decided to bite the bullet and give it a go - hopefully I've done it justice :pray:

 

So here goes - my Libyan tank buster - hope you like it and as always you're feedback and comments are greatly appreciated.

 

Kris

 

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Mottling mission accomplished successfully.

Great looking Henschel!

 

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Nice job Kris , `just needs " muckying " a bit .

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Nicely done, an aircraft I have always liked due to its specialisation. I would point out the muzzle should be 30 degrees from horizontal

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40 minutes ago, neil5208 said:

Nicely done, an aircraft I have always liked due to its specialisation. I would point out the muzzle should be 30 degrees from horizontal

Thanks for your feedback Neil - I'll have to have a look at the muzzle

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Good job, really unusual aeroplane, nice to see such a well built model.

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14 minutes ago, Farmerboy said:

Good job, really unusual aeroplane, nice to see such a well built model.

Thanks Farmerboy - that's really appreciated 

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That's a really well built and painted plane. What is the sand colour paint? It looks spot on.

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That's such a neat aircraft and you made it look very realistic! The wear and weathering are very believable and I'm a little jealous of your mottling!  Great job!

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1 hour ago, Greg Law said:

That's a really well built and painted plane. What is the sand colour paint? It looks spot on.

Thanks Greg - really appreciate your comments.  The paint I used for the sand colour is Revell Aqua Afrika Braun - I've used this colour a few times for desert schemed aircraft.

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39 minutes ago, opus999 said:

That's such a neat aircraft and you made it look very realistic! The wear and weathering are very believable and I'm a little jealous of your mottling!  Great job!

Thank you opus - you're too kind and your feedback with regards to the mottling is much appreciated.

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2 hours ago, viperchief said:

OUTSTANDING! Fantastic paintwork! 

Thanks viper - that's very much appreciated¬†ūüĎć

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Brilliant, great colours, mottling spot on super work well done 

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28 minutes ago, Valkyrie said:

Brilliant, great colours, mottling spot on super work well done 

You're too kind Valkyrie - now I've managed to do my first mottled aircraft, I've got no excuse to do more lol

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Great work. I love the looks of the aircraft too and have 2 in my stash. I'm just waiting until my skill could do them justice as you have done.

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Lovley job 

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1 hour ago, Crane said:

Great work. I love the looks of the aircraft too and have 2 in my stash. I'm just waiting until my skill could do them justice as you have done.

Thanks Crane - I'm sure you could do better than me - would love to see your version of the kit if you get one built 

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Well done Kris and to achieve these results in 72nd scale is a testament to your skills.  Bravo!!!!! 

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Top result.

Nice to see a Hs-129 in a desert scheme. 

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1 hour ago, Sky Keg said:

Well done Kris and to achieve these results in 72nd scale is a testament to your skills.  Bravo!!!!! 

Thank you so much Sky although I'm a mere novice compared to a lot of the members of BM

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1 hour ago, Tunguska said:

Top result.

Nice to see a Hs-129 in a desert scheme. 

Thank you - that's why I went for the desert scheme as it was a bit different and it was going to make me practice my mottling skills

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Nice work! I need to have a crack at a mottled desert scheme at some point, you've done a great job on that.:thumbsup2:

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