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#1 Gerhard

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:10 PM

My 1st Tamiya kit. Be gentle folks, I'm still a noob. I never do the crew members, but I thought I will give it a bash. All brush painted:

 

I have to schemes planned, either a RAF bird fro, North Africa, or SAAF one out of Italy. Will have to decide when the new decals arrive, as the kiy ones just disintegrate. 

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:52 AM

Nice start.



#3 Gerhard

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:34 PM

Some progress, all buttoned up, engines, collector rind and undercarriage painted:

 

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:57 PM

Jeepers, tough crowd. 


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:01 AM

I think everyone hand paints figures don't they? It's too difficult to airbrush something that small. (It is for me) Maybe cos it's 1/48 nobody is commenting but it looks like you're doing a nice job..those engines look pretty awful for a tamiya kit?! You'd think they'd give you more to work with than that??

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:14 AM

They will be under the cowlings in any case, so not much to see. 



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:11 PM

Going to have to park this build for now until new decals from the UK arrive. The kit decals are way too old, and just disintegrate the minute you touch them. I tried treating them with a clear coat, but that didn't help either. 

 

It's OK, I decided on the SAAF them anyways. Maybe start with the Airfix 1/72 B17 or 1/48 Stuka. Not sure yet.


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:29 AM

I'm building the Airfix 1/48 Stuka right now.  Some sink holes, but otherwise a fail safe kit, so far.  I've assembled everything but the bombs and the canopy.

 

I also got the Shark Mouth decals from NG Models in France.  A very nice set of decals.  One thing about the Airfix Stuka that irritated me was the lack of swastikas. 

 

NG Models also makes some resin wheels for the Stuka.  The kit wheels have soft details.  I used a scriber and saw to hopefully improve mine.

 

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:37 AM

Well. going to start with mine now. I'm just perplexed that I have a serious lack of Luftwaffe colors, as I always tend to build the Allied side of things. Will have to see what I can come up with.






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