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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    I'll take a break from  this model now. Next step is to mount the thing on a display plaque, but I have no idea when I'll get around to do that. 
    Here are the latest photos. 
     
    The tail wheel got some dust coloured  oil wash. 

     
    Masking tape was removed from the canopy. 
    Some unwanted paint was removed too, with white spirit. 
    Not the ideal solvent but the alternative, rubbing alcohol, would have made a mess of the Future on the canopy. 

     
     

     

     
     

     

     
     
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    Hardcore reacted to MikeMaben in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    Yes, quite nicely done 
     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    I'll take a break from  this model now. Next step is to mount the thing on a display plaque, but I have no idea when I'll get around to do that. 
    Here are the latest photos. 
     
    The tail wheel got some dust coloured  oil wash. 

     
    Masking tape was removed from the canopy. 
    Some unwanted paint was removed too, with white spirit. 
    Not the ideal solvent but the alternative, rubbing alcohol, would have made a mess of the Future on the canopy. 

     
     

     

     
     

     

     
     
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    Hardcore reacted to Dave J in How would YOU do this camo?   
    I did mine free hand... Its a pretty easy camo scheme to do actually. Just work with low pressure and build it up. Excuse the old image! I do need to take a better one that isn't hosted on Photobucket!
     

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    Hardcore reacted to Thunnus in How would YOU do this camo?   
    I would vote for freehand with the airbrush as well.  Green over sand would be easier than the sand over green.  Blu-tack masks might get you edges that are TOO hard, in my experience.
     
    Is this for 1/32 scale, Brian?  I did a Japanese mottle scheme in 1/48.  I drew the mottle pattern lightly with a colored pencil and then filled in the outlines using airbrush.  The pencil marks were not completely eradicated by the thin spray so it was not entirely successful.  By the time I did the wings, I had the hang of the mottles and just did them freehand.  HP-C Plus with a 3mm tip.
     

     

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    Hardcore reacted to Out2gtcha in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    Looks great! 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    I'll take a break from  this model now. Next step is to mount the thing on a display plaque, but I have no idea when I'll get around to do that. 
    Here are the latest photos. 
     
    The tail wheel got some dust coloured  oil wash. 

     
    Masking tape was removed from the canopy. 
    Some unwanted paint was removed too, with white spirit. 
    Not the ideal solvent but the alternative, rubbing alcohol, would have made a mess of the Future on the canopy. 

     
     

     

     
     

     

     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Gazzas in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    More oil wash was added today. I don't know if that  is enough, as in dirty enough for realism, but it is time to move on. 

     
    I glued the wheels and covers in place using milliput. 
     

     
    Next I will glue back the exhausts and spinner. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Gazzas in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    Thanks guys, but it is enough that you find it interesting 
     
     
    Andrus, yes I have noticed how the plate, and other decals, stand out. Regrettably they don't come with colours adjusted for scale effect 
    and I don't know how fix that. 
    I could spray a medium gray filter onto Decal sheets but then I would need to trim every Decal. Maybe, maybe i should try masks. 
    Btw, the national insignias, compared to other markings, look a bit pale in photos. I am not sure why. Did they use other colours than black and white? That  would be against regulations. 
     
    Today more work on the underside. I used Mig oils again. There is a "dried mud" colour i bought on a whim. The idea was to use it on my toons tiger, but it was useful here. 
    It would be unrealistic with oil everywhere under the wings, but some dirt from the muddy airfields is a must. I applied a fair amount in the visible parts of the wheel Wells. 
     

     

     

     
    The dust oil doesn't show up well on the matt aluminium so it need more work. Maybe I'll fix that with the ab tomorrow, using acrylics. 
    Otoh it looks good on the wheels i think. 
    I used the same oil to add foootprints on the wings. 
     

     
    And finally a close up of the messy front. Hard to go wrong here on an bf109, but an earlier wash ate into the varnish without permission. Nothing to do about that now. 
     

     
    My number one problem is to get smooth paint and Primer layers. I'll go get myself a bottle of Gunze levelling thinner. It's said to be the thing for achieving smoothness. 
    I also plan to test the effect of tamiya retarder when using an ab. I think it is intended for brush but why not experiment a little? 
     
    Thanks for looking! 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    I'll take a break from  this model now. Next step is to mount the thing on a display plaque, but I have no idea when I'll get around to do that. 
    Here are the latest photos. 
     
    The tail wheel got some dust coloured  oil wash. 

     
    Masking tape was removed from the canopy. 
    Some unwanted paint was removed too, with white spirit. 
    Not the ideal solvent but the alternative, rubbing alcohol, would have made a mess of the Future on the canopy. 

     
     

     

     
     

     

     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Gazzas in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    More oil wash was added today. I don't know if that  is enough, as in dirty enough for realism, but it is time to move on. 

     
    I glued the wheels and covers in place using milliput. 
     

     
    Next I will glue back the exhausts and spinner. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Gazzas in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    Thanks guys, but it is enough that you find it interesting 
     
     
    Andrus, yes I have noticed how the plate, and other decals, stand out. Regrettably they don't come with colours adjusted for scale effect 
    and I don't know how fix that. 
    I could spray a medium gray filter onto Decal sheets but then I would need to trim every Decal. Maybe, maybe i should try masks. 
    Btw, the national insignias, compared to other markings, look a bit pale in photos. I am not sure why. Did they use other colours than black and white? That  would be against regulations. 
     
    Today more work on the underside. I used Mig oils again. There is a "dried mud" colour i bought on a whim. The idea was to use it on my toons tiger, but it was useful here. 
    It would be unrealistic with oil everywhere under the wings, but some dirt from the muddy airfields is a must. I applied a fair amount in the visible parts of the wheel Wells. 
     

     

     

     
    The dust oil doesn't show up well on the matt aluminium so it need more work. Maybe I'll fix that with the ab tomorrow, using acrylics. 
    Otoh it looks good on the wheels i think. 
    I used the same oil to add foootprints on the wings. 
     

     
    And finally a close up of the messy front. Hard to go wrong here on an bf109, but an earlier wash ate into the varnish without permission. Nothing to do about that now. 
     

     
    My number one problem is to get smooth paint and Primer layers. I'll go get myself a bottle of Gunze levelling thinner. It's said to be the thing for achieving smoothness. 
    I also plan to test the effect of tamiya retarder when using an ab. I think it is intended for brush but why not experiment a little? 
     
    Thanks for looking! 
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    Hardcore reacted to AlexM in 3D Printing   
    Hi there,

    I want to share some experience with my Anycubic Photon 3d printer. I read some positive comments about the Phrozen ABS like grey resin. I gave it a try, and made a radial engine. Here, the various cylinders are sticking on the print plate, still covered with liquid resin. They all sit on support struts, which can be easily removed after printing.



    After cleaning in Isopropyl alcohol, that’s how it turned out.





    The whole diameter of the engine is about 4 cm. Looks promising for a 400 € printer


    Cheers
    Alex
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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    I'll take a break from  this model now. Next step is to mount the thing on a display plaque, but I have no idea when I'll get around to do that. 
    Here are the latest photos. 
     
    The tail wheel got some dust coloured  oil wash. 

     
    Masking tape was removed from the canopy. 
    Some unwanted paint was removed too, with white spirit. 
    Not the ideal solvent but the alternative, rubbing alcohol, would have made a mess of the Future on the canopy. 

     
     

     

     
     

     

     
     
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    Hardcore reacted to Pastor John in Revell Bf 109 G-10 Erla   
    My build.....mmmmmmm I hate masking - I chose a subject with minimal masking and all I have had are problems! The Alclad aluminium would not stick to the Mr Hobby 1500 black spray. I only used Maskol fluid on it and it was enough to pull it off! As for the RD band I had already made it once but made it too wide. On that occasion the low tac Tamiya flexable 1mm tape pulled off a little of the Mr Paint acrylic white and I patched it up before I realised I had to do the whole thing again anyway! Second time the low tack tape pulled off much more!!!!! Mr Paint RLM 76 excellent smelly stuff in the glass jar no peeling off the black spray, 20 year old Poly Scale (what they called RLM 83) again no problem but I do not think I will be using this black Mr Hobby spray again. As for my Polyscale RLM 83!!!!! it is much too light but was the only RLM 83 I had available. I will make it semi gloss at the end and that might help darken it a little. Not having so much fun - prefer designing! Yes these Erla G-10's are a much under-studied subject. Will show photo soon
     
     
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    Hardcore reacted to Vincent/MDC in Late War RLM usage of 81/82, etc.   
    Here is an example of the parts i have. Both canon port covers, both from D9. You can see one is regular 76 while the other is the greenish 76. The little spekles are the binder that chipped away, revealing a beautiful pigment layer of regular 76. I know the green isn't a repaint because it is under the top side color as a primer (RLM81 here) :
     

     
     
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    Hardcore reacted to Garage21 in New to Airplane Models...   
    I'm new to this forum and new to model plane building, but I thought I might share some pics of my previous project.  I'm just getting ready to start a Model Airways Sopwith Camel.  My intent is to replace all of the pot metal parts with scratch built pieces in brass, aluminum and copper. Wish me luck.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Hardcore got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in group buy for 1:1 scale P 51 only 4.5 milliion   
    Is not a messerschmitt. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in Revell Bf 109 G-10 Erla   
    Yeah, Luftwaffe cold are 
    If a contractor lacked a particular paint would he order something non-standard, rather than just paint a few parts Mono colour until normal applies arrived? 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Wouter in Revell Bf 109 G-10 Erla   
    83 is likely a blue colour according to research by Ullman. What we may have instead is two variations each of colours 81 and 82.
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Gazzas in New Tool Tamiya Bf 109 G-6 for February release!   
    When you need a Loupe to build and appreciate a kit then you are taking the hobby to extreme end. Myself I don't bother with that aspect. Improving my technique is my goal. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Gazzas in New Tool Tamiya Bf 109 G-6 for February release!   
    When you need a Loupe to build and appreciate a kit then you are taking the hobby to extreme end. Myself I don't bother with that aspect. Improving my technique is my goal. 
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    Hardcore reacted to Shawn M in Shawns Non-LSP thread   
    Kev, yes in the multi engine GB section.
     
    Thank you Hardcore, building these was the definition of insanity as I expected each one to be better then the last fit wise...(face palm)
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    Hardcore reacted to themongoose in 1/700 Destroyer   
    So working on the other side of the size spectrum here! This was my Secret Santa Group Build from the FSM forum. I thought I would post up the final pics here for those who enjoy a variety of subjects. I used a few techniques from my aircraft experience on this and I think it helps the subtle highlights in this scale, or not as the matt coat seems to hide much of it in the pics lol.
    The end result is probably one of the best models I've built. Other than helping my younger sons build battleships this is only my 2nd ship. Ohh, and every piece of plastic, PE, and decal called for in the instructions has made an appearance on this ship. I had 1 scary moment where a piece flew off the tweezers but landed behind my coffee cup and was recovered in less than 60 seconds lol.
    Here are the final glamour shots...USS Spruance DD963.
    MCW (Model Car World) paints, mottled under-coat using 1 shade darker and lighter than the base coat to simulate age, decals above waterline misted with base coat to age them too, Tamiya panel line wash used around all doors/fittings/corners for shadowing, final finish with 2 matt coats of Vallejo varnish.








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    Hardcore reacted to SCRATCH BUILDER in I JUST HAD TO!   
    After commenting on all the Egg and Toon builds I just had to. Was in Hobby Lobby the other day and Picked up a World War Toons kit. It's the Panther kit. Built it straight out the box with the exception of the longer barrel and some weathering. Funny little kit, only glued the hull together and the rest i just snap fitted!
     

     

     

     

     

     

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