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    Hardcore reacted to Wegener in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    If the airframe details are accurate on those profiles, red 12 is definitely an Erla version but green 1 isn’t.  Hard to tell with white 4 as the two pieces of artwork show different features.
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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    I am not very happy with my paint job. The edges of the camo fields are to fuzzy, but that is because I did it free hand. That is how many do it so I wanted to try that. I figure I would have gotten better result with thinner paint, lower pressure and keep closer to the surface. It would also be nice with a backstop on the AB. 
    Anyway here is where I am and the possible markings. 
     
     

     

     

     

     

    White 4 has the advantage of a plain spinner. Since this is supposed to be an in - flight model that makes things a little easier. 
    I have not decided yet. 
     
    Ps. The mottling is inspired by Anders Hjortsbergs' profiles. I may tone them down a bit by Rlm76. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    I am not very happy with my paint job. The edges of the camo fields are to fuzzy, but that is because I did it free hand. That is how many do it so I wanted to try that. I figure I would have gotten better result with thinner paint, lower pressure and keep closer to the surface. It would also be nice with a backstop on the AB. 
    Anyway here is where I am and the possible markings. 
     
     

     

     

     

     

    White 4 has the advantage of a plain spinner. Since this is supposed to be an in - flight model that makes things a little easier. 
    I have not decided yet. 
     
    Ps. The mottling is inspired by Anders Hjortsbergs' profiles. I may tone them down a bit by Rlm76. 
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    Hardcore reacted to BiggTim in First tank in 25 years...   
    I used to build a lot of armor, but gave it up years ago. Always loved early Shermans, so decided to take a break from airplanes for a bit and build what is arguably the best and last evolution of the cast hull M4, the Israeli M51, circa 1967. Kit is Tamiya, 1/35, totally OOB. Paint is Model Master with some washes and lot of chalk dry brushing. Cell phone pics, nothing special.



     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Pastor John in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    Undercoat. It is like passing a milestone. Primer is Vallejo Panzer Grey Primer.
     

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    Hardcore got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    Having the CA break in starboard wing i decided to remove the resin and work to get a better fit. After some cutting and sanding it looked better. Still, i wasn't keen on using CA glue again. We have some epoxy and i tried that. It is for metallic but seems to work good enough. It also filled the wing root gap nicely. To make the resin part mate level with the wing i used a piece of plastic to lift one end. It can be seen in the photo.
     

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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    I am not very happy with my paint job. The edges of the camo fields are to fuzzy, but that is because I did it free hand. That is how many do it so I wanted to try that. I figure I would have gotten better result with thinner paint, lower pressure and keep closer to the surface. It would also be nice with a backstop on the AB. 
    Anyway here is where I am and the possible markings. 
     
     

     

     

     

     

    White 4 has the advantage of a plain spinner. Since this is supposed to be an in - flight model that makes things a little easier. 
    I have not decided yet. 
     
    Ps. The mottling is inspired by Anders Hjortsbergs' profiles. I may tone them down a bit by Rlm76. 
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    Hardcore reacted to The Madhatter in Tamiya 1/24 Calibra DTM - "The Beast In Black"   
    hi guys
     
    Here's another side project I have just finished - Tamiya's Opal Calibra DTM. Heavily inspired by the Zakspeed version (as well as Need For Speed cars), I went for a matte black colour. I'm not normally a "Matte Black car" kinda guy, but I do think it looks the part on this machine. I build this once before when I was in my very early twenties in red after seeing one like it in London but I had all the skills of a novice and it looked terrible
    I modified the rear diffuser and and paddle shifters - stolen from a Aventador PE Set - to the wheel (no manual box for me)
    I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.
     
    Anyway, enough talking, time for pics:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    I would LOVE to get the Revell BMW M3 DTM kit to do the same but it's rarer than rocking horse pooh. Maybe one day I'll find one or they'll re-release it (hopeful but unlikely)
    Well, that's all I have. Back to the Star Destroyer this weekend and I'll try to finish the bridge section
    Thanks for looking
    Si
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    I am not very happy with my paint job. The edges of the camo fields are to fuzzy, but that is because I did it free hand. That is how many do it so I wanted to try that. I figure I would have gotten better result with thinner paint, lower pressure and keep closer to the surface. It would also be nice with a backstop on the AB. 
    Anyway here is where I am and the possible markings. 
     
     

     

     

     

     

    White 4 has the advantage of a plain spinner. Since this is supposed to be an in - flight model that makes things a little easier. 
    I have not decided yet. 
     
    Ps. The mottling is inspired by Anders Hjortsbergs' profiles. I may tone them down a bit by Rlm76. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    I am not very happy with my paint job. The edges of the camo fields are to fuzzy, but that is because I did it free hand. That is how many do it so I wanted to try that. I figure I would have gotten better result with thinner paint, lower pressure and keep closer to the surface. It would also be nice with a backstop on the AB. 
    Anyway here is where I am and the possible markings. 
     
     

     

     

     

     

    White 4 has the advantage of a plain spinner. Since this is supposed to be an in - flight model that makes things a little easier. 
    I have not decided yet. 
     
    Ps. The mottling is inspired by Anders Hjortsbergs' profiles. I may tone them down a bit by Rlm76. 
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    Hardcore reacted to Michael931080 in The "wants" list...   
    Well, Mike like you I too was looking forward to the release of the 1/35 Dragon AT-AT but sadly they lost the rights to Star Wars prouducts so the Walkers have been obliterated. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from KiwiZac in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    The Barracuda Oil cooler was not completely symmetric. No big deal to me, but i had to use epoxy glue to get it sit right and cover gaps.
     

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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    I intend to finish all my builds I have started threads about, and this one is currently active again. 
     
    The build is an opportunity to test pre-shading so I may be a little carefree in execution.
    Ever since I paused the build i was not satisfied with the black Primer. I feared it would not be good for the colours making them unrealistically dark. With an Airbrush this is easy to fix and so I lightened it all up a little with some medium grey. 
    Another first is to try use the right pressure and mixture. I would have done so long before but I suppose I didn't trust the manometer of my cheap tank. Maybe I owe the Chinese an apology. 
     
    I have started applying Gunze Rlm 76 and 75 today (properly mixed 50/50 with rubbing alcohol). Next is the complementary late war green. Probably tomorrow. 
     
    Funny thing is that I haven't decided on a Decal scheme yet. 
     
    Sorry for the long delay, folks. ;-)
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MikeC in Eduard has a big sale coming   
    23-27 november.
    50% off  plastic kits and self-adhesive PE. 
    Here is their link to the list in pdf format to download. 
    http://app.se6les.cz/public/open/nlink/?u=892e9ba4-3359-11e4-8c35-002590a1e85a&c=f8eeb9ff-699b-11e4-96a5-002590a1e85a&l=c3405691-e355-11e8-ae19-06b3ea2053b4&sid=c8bec8b655ca40d7b2d5815e95665e3b
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MikeC in Eduard has a big sale coming   
    23-27 november.
    50% off  plastic kits and self-adhesive PE. 
    Here is their link to the list in pdf format to download. 
    http://app.se6les.cz/public/open/nlink/?u=892e9ba4-3359-11e4-8c35-002590a1e85a&c=f8eeb9ff-699b-11e4-96a5-002590a1e85a&l=c3405691-e355-11e8-ae19-06b3ea2053b4&sid=c8bec8b655ca40d7b2d5815e95665e3b
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Pastor John in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    Undercoat. It is like passing a milestone. Primer is Vallejo Panzer Grey Primer.
     

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    Hardcore got a reaction from MikeC in Eduard has a big sale coming   
    23-27 november.
    50% off  plastic kits and self-adhesive PE. 
    Here is their link to the list in pdf format to download. 
    http://app.se6les.cz/public/open/nlink/?u=892e9ba4-3359-11e4-8c35-002590a1e85a&c=f8eeb9ff-699b-11e4-96a5-002590a1e85a&l=c3405691-e355-11e8-ae19-06b3ea2053b4&sid=c8bec8b655ca40d7b2d5815e95665e3b
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MikeC in Eduard has a big sale coming   
    23-27 november.
    50% off  plastic kits and self-adhesive PE. 
    Here is their link to the list in pdf format to download. 
    http://app.se6les.cz/public/open/nlink/?u=892e9ba4-3359-11e4-8c35-002590a1e85a&c=f8eeb9ff-699b-11e4-96a5-002590a1e85a&l=c3405691-e355-11e8-ae19-06b3ea2053b4&sid=c8bec8b655ca40d7b2d5815e95665e3b
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Pastor John in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    Undercoat. It is like passing a milestone. Primer is Vallejo Panzer Grey Primer.
     

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    Hardcore got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in That darn revell Bf 109G-10!   
    I intend to finish all my builds I have started threads about, and this one is currently active again. 
     
    The build is an opportunity to test pre-shading so I may be a little carefree in execution.
    Ever since I paused the build i was not satisfied with the black Primer. I feared it would not be good for the colours making them unrealistically dark. With an Airbrush this is easy to fix and so I lightened it all up a little with some medium grey. 
    Another first is to try use the right pressure and mixture. I would have done so long before but I suppose I didn't trust the manometer of my cheap tank. Maybe I owe the Chinese an apology. 
     
    I have started applying Gunze Rlm 76 and 75 today (properly mixed 50/50 with rubbing alcohol). Next is the complementary late war green. Probably tomorrow. 
     
    Funny thing is that I haven't decided on a Decal scheme yet. 
     
    Sorry for the long delay, folks. ;-)
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    Hardcore reacted to Uncarina in A Wee Side Project: 1/24 Cardoor Tiffie   
    This is my first foray into 1/24 scale since I was a kid, building the MPC kits: the Airfix Cardoor Typhoon, and my second ever Airfix kit. For some reason I don't see many of these built. The parts need a little extra cleanup, but the engineering is amazing. Everything is out of the box, except for an Airscale compass decal. This is three days work, and pretty fun so far!
     
    Cheers,   Tom
     

     

     

     

     

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    Hardcore reacted to Plm in Mirage IIIC   
    Hello,
     
    Here is my last finished kit.
     
    It's the Italeri Mrage IIIC.
     
    I added the following items:
    -Musthave ejection seat.
    -Eduard wheels.
    -Eduard PE for interior and exterior.
    -Master Pitot.
    -Mix of Bernal decals and Italeri decals.
     
    NMF is Vallejo metal color.


     

     

     

     

     
    Philippe.
     
     
     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Imperial Tie Fighters - Dual Build   
    I approve. 
     
    -Darth Vader-
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    Hardcore reacted to D.B. Andrus in Propeller blade weathering... a photo   
    Here is the photo I was referring to above, plus a couple of others in the same series:
     

     

     

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    Hardcore reacted to Gazzas in Meng's Me-410 B2/U2/R4 Complete! 2/Nov/18   
    Hi Everyone,
        Time to call this one completed.  I enjoyed building the kit as it was a completely new airframe to my clumsy hands, and most of the details were adequate enough to feel that I could go without buying AM parts.
     
    The too-short spinners are a well known flaw, but easily fixed.  The tires are overly large and much of the surface detail is a little trench-like.  Other than that, the only things I would change if I were on the kit's production team would be to add a second, simplified canopy in two parts, and correct placement of the foremost pins on the Wf.Gr 21 rocket launchers.  I didn't notice they were wrong until too late.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    I had my own quest for surface detail, and I have to admit this is probably the heaviest weathering I've ever applied to an aircraft model.  If anybody has any helpful critique, I'd appreciate it.
     
    Thanks for looking!
     
    Gaz
     
     
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