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1/48 Bf 109-E3

Subject Stab III / JG I

France, June 1941

Pilot Grupen Adjudant Maj. Reinhard Heydrich (yes, that SOB)

Balkankruz and chevron done by airbrush with Microdesign Photoetch stencil from

https://www.ebay.ie/str/miracleworldofhobby

 

This was a new departure for me in airbrushing markings as opposed to using decals, It does require some practice.

Next time I think I will lay down white, spray in the black and then mask off the markings.

I think in my case, the jury is still out on airbrush vs decals, but with a bit of practice it worked out OK and was not overly hard.

 

Kit Eduard Weekend addition 84157

 

After market decals (Techmod) via trinitymews

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/accurahobbykits.

Techmod Decals 48013E

 

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With regards the subject, I got a bit of flack on facebook.

One person went so far as to say that Heydrich was not part of the 'clean' Luftwaffe

 

I built the model out of historical interest, and perhaps a morbid sense of historical content - he was a reserve Major in the Luftwaffe - flew in the Poland campaign as a turret gunner - flew then in Norway campaign, then in France and against the RAF in a Bf 109.

Flew finally in combat in the USSR.
 

I first became aware of it after reading 'Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich' by Robert Gerwarth. Peer reviewed from University press if memory serves me correctly

Incidentally he would fly to his families holiday home and arrived at the Wansee conference in a plane he piloted himself in 1942.

 

I did not post it to engage in a historical debate, I did out of an interest in the hobby and a matter of historical fact.

If the model was a WHIFF I would have stated so.

And if you use Deluxe Plastic magic cement be careful with oil washes, hit the gloss coat with turpentine before doing a pin wash, and had to re-glue a lot of parts - at least that was my experience.
 

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Primer AK 178 Black

For the base I used mostly Heilblau RLM 78 from Mig Ammo - Grey was IJN Grey from Tamiya 75 with a drop of Tamiya XF 2 flat white (about 10:1)

I would go lighter if I could do it

Greens were Mig Ammo RLM 81 and RLM 82 Cammo Green, again, next time I will look at something of a lighter shade - Still getting used to model shade

Prop Vallejo Black Green 71.018

Cockpit was Tamiya XF-65 field grey used as a sub for RLM 02 - also used in the wheel wells

Blacks XF-85 tyre black

Gloss Coat - first sealing Pledge 'Revive it' Floor Gloss

Satin coat /Sealing coat Galeria Satin Varnish (Acrylic)

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Nice job but the pics are a bit dark. Please consider the Silhouette solution as you'll be able to do your own masks, and what a difference does it make for the weathering process! Best regards.

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10 hours ago, simonj said:

This was a new departure for me in airbrushing markings as opposed to using decals, It does require some practice.

 

Nice job on that.  I've never tried them, but I can't imagine that PE stencils are particularly user-friendly.  Have you considered using self-adhesive masks from Montex, or similar?  Also, what made you choose late war greens like 81 and 82 for an Emil - or was this particular to Heydrich's a/c..?

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51 minutes ago, Werdna said:

 

Nice job on that.  I've never tried them, but I can't imagine that PE stencils are particularly user-friendly.  Have you considered using self-adhesive masks from Montex, or similar?  Also, what made you choose late war greens like 81 and 82 for an Emil - or was this particular to Heydrich's a/c..?

Just the paints I had at hand, COVID has limited the budget fairly severely
I found the PE stencils to be fairly easy to use.
When I get back on my feet however, a vinyl printer is certainly on the cards

 

 

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On 18/08/2021 at 07:51, simonj said:

Just the paints I had at hand, COVID has limited the budget fairly severely
I found the PE stencils to be fairly easy to use.
When I get back on my feet however, a vinyl printer is certainly on the cards

 

 

Oh, man. In Brazil the Covid is destroying lifes. Bolsonaro Government is a catastrophe! 😪

Return to model, amazing. I building a 109 E-4, that I paint like Adolf Galland aircraft in the Battle of Britain. My son is a fan of Galland!

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