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Underside masked and Tamiya XF52 Flat Dark Earth sprayed for the Tan colour, the instructions show a much lighter shade but I checked several paint conversion charts and compared XF52 with Mr Colour H310 and they match very well.

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After this had dried overnight the tan was masked of using Humbrol Maskol

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I have found Maskol better than tape for these small irregular patches and then sprayed Mr colour H303

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Hopefully tonight I can get the green masked and spray the H65.

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Masked up the green ready for the Mr Colour H65 RLM70 Black Green, This took nearly 2 hours with the Maskol but I don't think it would have been possible with tape.

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And then on with the Black Green

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The unmasking took just 30 mins resulting in this

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17 minutes ago, SafetyDad said:

Nice job ! Worth the time and trouble I would say

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SD

Thanks but I have missed one patch of tan on the engine cowl I will do tomorrow

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Been away with work but I'm back home and continued with option A, I sprayed the normal Future floor polish and Mr Colour leveling thinners but somehow ended up with a finger print in the yellow fuselage band.

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I can only think that when I preped the airbush I got some cleaner on my finger before I picked up the model, so some masking and 2 plastic bags later I resprayed the band only to find the painted did not match.

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After remasking and 2nd respray of yellow band.

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I let this harden for a few days and carry on with decals.

 

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I'm sorry I missed this until now!  I recently went on a Fw-190 binge, converting an Airfix A-8 to an F-8 and building a Hobby Boss A-6, which took extensive modification to make it a true A-6.  I just received this same Grunherz kit about a week ago, which I bought specifically for the Emil Lang paint scheme.  The A-8 I'm going to paint in a late war scheme matching one captured in Denmark at the end of the war.  

 

I love what you've done with these!  They're beautiful!  I am very impressed with the Emil Lang camo.  I never thought to use liquid mask for camouflage before. I've seen a lot of different interpretations of this paint scheme -- have you ever found any photos of it (I haven't).

 

Is it me, or are these Eduard kits with the multiple bodies and wings the ultimate tease?  I confess I haven't looked at the plastic in this kit yet so I didn't realize there are 4 bodies.  I already went down the overtrees route for a weekend edition I bought, but they are very expensive here.  Part of me thinks I should let it go, but another part of me thinks I could do an A3 at least...  

 

Anyway... following with interest.  I really love what you've done so far! 

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16 minutes ago, opus999 said:

I'm sorry I missed this until now!  I recently went on a Fw-190 binge, converting an Airfix A-8 to an F-8 and building a Hobby Boss A-6, which took extensive modification to make it a true A-6.  I just received this same Grunherz kit about a week ago, which I bought specifically for the Emil Lang paint scheme.  The A-8 I'm going to paint in a late war scheme matching one captured in Denmark at the end of the war.  

 

I love what you've done with these!  They're beautiful!  I am very impressed with the Emil Lang camo.  I never thought to use liquid mask for camouflage before. I've seen a lot of different interpretations of this paint scheme -- have you ever found any photos of it (I haven't).

 

Is it me, or are these Eduard kits with the multiple bodies and wings the ultimate tease?  I confess I haven't looked at the plastic in this kit yet so I didn't realize there are 4 bodies.  I already went down the overtrees route for a weekend edition I bought, but they are very expensive here.  Part of me thinks I should let it go, but another part of me thinks I could do an A3 at least...  

 

Anyway... following with interest.  I really love what you've done so far! 

Thanks, the Eduard kits are probably the best Fw190 in 1/72 just hope they do the rumoured Bf109's in 1/72. Unfortunately the small parts overtrees aren't avalible on the eduard website atm I could've have sent some out. I've used the maskol a couple of times now instead of tape or blue tack just depends if you after hard or soft edges.

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1 hour ago, opus999 said:

I confess I haven't looked at the plastic in this kit yet so I didn't realize there are 4 bodies. 

Apparently you can order the over trees from Eduard directly  to make up the missing bits.  actually I think @neil5208 mentioned it in his first post.
 

Dies seem odd that they would do that as they are effectively undercutting themselves.

 

I must admit I love the three colour camo so unusual and very well executed.

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32 minutes ago, Marklo said:

Apparently you can order the over trees from Eduard directly  to make up the missing bits.  actually I think @neil5208 mentioned it in his first post.
 

Dies seem odd that they would do that as they are effectively undercutting themselves.

 

I must admit I love the three colour camo so unusual and very well executed.

 

I know that you can order from Eduard directly, but it's $25 shipping for an $8 item, so that is prohibitively expensive.  Sprue Brothers sold them for $8 and shipping was more like 10$, but I can get some supplies I need anyway as they combine shipping, so it's a much better deal... except... they are out of stock. :(  Oh well.

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15 minutes ago, Marklo said:

eBay maybe ?

I found some on ebay from Victory models.  Still kind of stiff, but not nearly as bad.  I think total with shipping was $18.  Which is about the price of a new Eduard kit (well, a little less), but then I'd have an extra set of wings and body, and I'd have to find some overtrees and .... oh wait.... :frantic:

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Started the main decals and then realised I hadn't sprayed the exhaust panels so I did this before doing the stencils.

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This set of decals is a little out of register compared to previous sets of eduard decals.

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