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    Greif8 got a reaction from Whitey in Wingnut Wings 1/32 Albatros D.V: Jasta 5 - Ltn Wolf   
    Very excellent work Pete, both thr interior and the Bavarian flag colors decals look exquisite.  Top shelf work! 
     
    Ernest 
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    Greif8 got a reaction from Bert Pijfers in Building The HK Models B-17 in 1/48 Scale   
    Welcome to the forum Bert!  Your build is off to a great start.  Nice job on cockpit thus far! 
     
    Ernest 
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    Greif8 got a reaction from GDW in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    Finally, some shots of the pilot figure which turned out pretty good.  It is one of the rare figures I do that I am completely satisfied with.  The face and hands were painted using artist oils and the uniform was first airbrushed with acrylic colors and the highlights and shadows were added using the same colors, lightened or darkened as appropriate, using a "wet pallet" hand brushing technique.
     
    Ernest
     
     

     
     

     

    Same angle/distance with softer lighting.
     

     

     

    Extreme macro showing some of the detail painting.  You can also now see the sharp (at macro range) delineation of the flesh tones.  At 1/32 scale they have 
    to be pretty defined, because the light and shadow effect will disappear at normal viewing range if they are too subtle.
     

      
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    Greif8 got a reaction from GDW in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    Now some mid-distance and close up shots.
     
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    Greif8 got a reaction from GDW in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    I completed this year's first build last night, Hasegawa's very nice FW 190 A-6 kit.  I built the kit as a JG1 aircraft, mostly because I really liked the yellow and black checkerboard pattern on the cowling and the partial stylized eagle on both sides of the forward fuselage.  As JG1 generally flew out of airbases with asphalt or concrete hardstands and runways; and because the service life of aircraft were almost always pretty short from late 43 onwards, I kept weathering to a minimum - with the noticeable exception of the drop tank. 
     
    I only used three AM items on the build.   An HGW seatbelt, Master barrels and pitot tube, and a set of Damian's outstanding landing gear (I'll using more of these excellent sets on future builds.  They are that good.). 
     
    I also only did some simple and minor scratch building adding brake and electrical lines to the landing gear, flap and landing gear position indicators, an antenna line, and a throttle handle and circuit breaker panel in the cockpit.  I also scratched the base by scribing some evergreen stuff and then painting and weathering it.  I added the rain puddles because I thought the base looked a bit "boring" after I painted it.  Those puddles is one area that I wish had turned out better, but they do the job I suppose.
     
    First up are some overall shots.
     
    Ernest
     
    I mostly closed the canopy hoping that it would lead the viewer to think that the weather is still threatening rain.   I toyed with the idea of adding wet areas
    to the aircraft as well, but decided that had too high of a potential for disaster.  So I opted to show the bird dry - perhaps it has just been pushed out of the 
    hanger.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Greif8 reacted to Whitey in Wingnut Wings 1/32 Albatros D.V: Jasta 5 - Ltn Wolf   
    Well the WnW decals went down very nicely indeed.
     
    They all line up nicely and the very wrinkles easily came out. 
     
    I was a bit concerned about them before I started but the result looks pretty damn good.
     

     

     
    Now to let them dry properly and seal them tomorrow.
     
     
     
     
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    Greif8 reacted to Whitey in Wingnut Wings 1/32 Albatros D.V: Jasta 5 - Ltn Wolf   
    The wolf is back on the bench.
     
    Jeroen kindly sent me his spare WnW decals and they arrived yesterday and put to work last night and this morning. Thanks very much Jeroen.
     
    They work really well with Mr Mark Softer, especially around the nose where some vents and access panels are located. I cut the clear film surrounding the W off to reduce the chance of any silvery later. 
     
    Just waiting for the leather to dry around the cockpit and then put the rest of the checkers on followed by the Wolf insignias, this afternoon.
     

     
    Standby for a further update later today.
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    Greif8 reacted to hworth18 in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    Well done!! Excellent build!
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    Greif8 got a reaction from Chris Wimmer in PCM MkI Hurricane   
    And finally, some shots of the pilot.
     
     
     
     
     
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    Greif8 got a reaction from Chris Wimmer in PCM MkI Hurricane   
    Last set of macros.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Greif8 got a reaction from Chris Wimmer in PCM MkI Hurricane   
    This is a series of mid-distance and macro photos that show certain areas of the Hurricane in more detail.
     

     

    A gun jam!
     

     

     

    Well there's a wart.  I need to work on the insulator as it is anemic and needs to be white or ivory in color.
     

     
     
     
     
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    Greif8 got a reaction from Chris Wimmer in PCM MkI Hurricane   
    Hi guys, following are some better photos of the Hurricane.  I will probably make two or three posts and will arrange the photos from general overall shots through mid-range takes to a few macro photos.  Enjoy the pictures and feel free to fire away with any critiques!
     
    First up will be a series of photos showing a 360 degree aspect of the build. 
     
    Ernest 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Greif8 got a reaction from JefH in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    Now some mid-distance and close up shots.
     
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    Greif8 got a reaction from Fanes in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    Now some mid-distance and close up shots.
     
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    Greif8 got a reaction from Fanes in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    I completed this year's first build last night, Hasegawa's very nice FW 190 A-6 kit.  I built the kit as a JG1 aircraft, mostly because I really liked the yellow and black checkerboard pattern on the cowling and the partial stylized eagle on both sides of the forward fuselage.  As JG1 generally flew out of airbases with asphalt or concrete hardstands and runways; and because the service life of aircraft were almost always pretty short from late 43 onwards, I kept weathering to a minimum - with the noticeable exception of the drop tank. 
     
    I only used three AM items on the build.   An HGW seatbelt, Master barrels and pitot tube, and a set of Damian's outstanding landing gear (I'll using more of these excellent sets on future builds.  They are that good.). 
     
    I also only did some simple and minor scratch building adding brake and electrical lines to the landing gear, flap and landing gear position indicators, an antenna line, and a throttle handle and circuit breaker panel in the cockpit.  I also scratched the base by scribing some evergreen stuff and then painting and weathering it.  I added the rain puddles because I thought the base looked a bit "boring" after I painted it.  Those puddles is one area that I wish had turned out better, but they do the job I suppose.
     
    First up are some overall shots.
     
    Ernest
     
    I mostly closed the canopy hoping that it would lead the viewer to think that the weather is still threatening rain.   I toyed with the idea of adding wet areas
    to the aircraft as well, but decided that had too high of a potential for disaster.  So I opted to show the bird dry - perhaps it has just been pushed out of the 
    hanger.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Greif8 reacted to thunderbolt1988 in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    Wonderful build! Question: which landing gear did you use?
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    Greif8 reacted to dashotgun in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    love it
     
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    Greif8 reacted to Cicciuzzo in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    Assembly and paint are very clean. the figure is the "icing on the cake". Compliments.
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    Greif8 got a reaction from williamj in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    I completed this year's first build last night, Hasegawa's very nice FW 190 A-6 kit.  I built the kit as a JG1 aircraft, mostly because I really liked the yellow and black checkerboard pattern on the cowling and the partial stylized eagle on both sides of the forward fuselage.  As JG1 generally flew out of airbases with asphalt or concrete hardstands and runways; and because the service life of aircraft were almost always pretty short from late 43 onwards, I kept weathering to a minimum - with the noticeable exception of the drop tank. 
     
    I only used three AM items on the build.   An HGW seatbelt, Master barrels and pitot tube, and a set of Damian's outstanding landing gear (I'll using more of these excellent sets on future builds.  They are that good.). 
     
    I also only did some simple and minor scratch building adding brake and electrical lines to the landing gear, flap and landing gear position indicators, an antenna line, and a throttle handle and circuit breaker panel in the cockpit.  I also scratched the base by scribing some evergreen stuff and then painting and weathering it.  I added the rain puddles because I thought the base looked a bit "boring" after I painted it.  Those puddles is one area that I wish had turned out better, but they do the job I suppose.
     
    First up are some overall shots.
     
    Ernest
     
    I mostly closed the canopy hoping that it would lead the viewer to think that the weather is still threatening rain.   I toyed with the idea of adding wet areas
    to the aircraft as well, but decided that had too high of a potential for disaster.  So I opted to show the bird dry - perhaps it has just been pushed out of the 
    hanger.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Greif8 got a reaction from themongoose in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    Finally, some shots of the pilot figure which turned out pretty good.  It is one of the rare figures I do that I am completely satisfied with.  The face and hands were painted using artist oils and the uniform was first airbrushed with acrylic colors and the highlights and shadows were added using the same colors, lightened or darkened as appropriate, using a "wet pallet" hand brushing technique.
     
    Ernest
     
     

     
     

     

    Same angle/distance with softer lighting.
     

     

     

    Extreme macro showing some of the detail painting.  You can also now see the sharp (at macro range) delineation of the flesh tones.  At 1/32 scale they have 
    to be pretty defined, because the light and shadow effect will disappear at normal viewing range if they are too subtle.
     

      
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    Greif8 got a reaction from Wackyracer in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    I completed this year's first build last night, Hasegawa's very nice FW 190 A-6 kit.  I built the kit as a JG1 aircraft, mostly because I really liked the yellow and black checkerboard pattern on the cowling and the partial stylized eagle on both sides of the forward fuselage.  As JG1 generally flew out of airbases with asphalt or concrete hardstands and runways; and because the service life of aircraft were almost always pretty short from late 43 onwards, I kept weathering to a minimum - with the noticeable exception of the drop tank. 
     
    I only used three AM items on the build.   An HGW seatbelt, Master barrels and pitot tube, and a set of Damian's outstanding landing gear (I'll using more of these excellent sets on future builds.  They are that good.). 
     
    I also only did some simple and minor scratch building adding brake and electrical lines to the landing gear, flap and landing gear position indicators, an antenna line, and a throttle handle and circuit breaker panel in the cockpit.  I also scratched the base by scribing some evergreen stuff and then painting and weathering it.  I added the rain puddles because I thought the base looked a bit "boring" after I painted it.  Those puddles is one area that I wish had turned out better, but they do the job I suppose.
     
    First up are some overall shots.
     
    Ernest
     
    I mostly closed the canopy hoping that it would lead the viewer to think that the weather is still threatening rain.   I toyed with the idea of adding wet areas
    to the aircraft as well, but decided that had too high of a potential for disaster.  So I opted to show the bird dry - perhaps it has just been pushed out of the 
    hanger.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Greif8 got a reaction from Chris Wimmer in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    Finally, some shots of the pilot figure which turned out pretty good.  It is one of the rare figures I do that I am completely satisfied with.  The face and hands were painted using artist oils and the uniform was first airbrushed with acrylic colors and the highlights and shadows were added using the same colors, lightened or darkened as appropriate, using a "wet pallet" hand brushing technique.
     
    Ernest
     
     

     
     

     

    Same angle/distance with softer lighting.
     

     

     

    Extreme macro showing some of the detail painting.  You can also now see the sharp (at macro range) delineation of the flesh tones.  At 1/32 scale they have 
    to be pretty defined, because the light and shadow effect will disappear at normal viewing range if they are too subtle.
     

      
  23. Like
    Greif8 got a reaction from Chris Wimmer in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    Now some mid-distance and close up shots.
     
    Ernest
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     

     

     

     
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    Greif8 got a reaction from Chris Wimmer in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    I completed this year's first build last night, Hasegawa's very nice FW 190 A-6 kit.  I built the kit as a JG1 aircraft, mostly because I really liked the yellow and black checkerboard pattern on the cowling and the partial stylized eagle on both sides of the forward fuselage.  As JG1 generally flew out of airbases with asphalt or concrete hardstands and runways; and because the service life of aircraft were almost always pretty short from late 43 onwards, I kept weathering to a minimum - with the noticeable exception of the drop tank. 
     
    I only used three AM items on the build.   An HGW seatbelt, Master barrels and pitot tube, and a set of Damian's outstanding landing gear (I'll using more of these excellent sets on future builds.  They are that good.). 
     
    I also only did some simple and minor scratch building adding brake and electrical lines to the landing gear, flap and landing gear position indicators, an antenna line, and a throttle handle and circuit breaker panel in the cockpit.  I also scratched the base by scribing some evergreen stuff and then painting and weathering it.  I added the rain puddles because I thought the base looked a bit "boring" after I painted it.  Those puddles is one area that I wish had turned out better, but they do the job I suppose.
     
    First up are some overall shots.
     
    Ernest
     
    I mostly closed the canopy hoping that it would lead the viewer to think that the weather is still threatening rain.   I toyed with the idea of adding wet areas
    to the aircraft as well, but decided that had too high of a potential for disaster.  So I opted to show the bird dry - perhaps it has just been pushed out of the 
    hanger.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Greif8 got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in First Build of the Year FW190 A-6   
    I completed this year's first build last night, Hasegawa's very nice FW 190 A-6 kit.  I built the kit as a JG1 aircraft, mostly because I really liked the yellow and black checkerboard pattern on the cowling and the partial stylized eagle on both sides of the forward fuselage.  As JG1 generally flew out of airbases with asphalt or concrete hardstands and runways; and because the service life of aircraft were almost always pretty short from late 43 onwards, I kept weathering to a minimum - with the noticeable exception of the drop tank. 
     
    I only used three AM items on the build.   An HGW seatbelt, Master barrels and pitot tube, and a set of Damian's outstanding landing gear (I'll using more of these excellent sets on future builds.  They are that good.). 
     
    I also only did some simple and minor scratch building adding brake and electrical lines to the landing gear, flap and landing gear position indicators, an antenna line, and a throttle handle and circuit breaker panel in the cockpit.  I also scratched the base by scribing some evergreen stuff and then painting and weathering it.  I added the rain puddles because I thought the base looked a bit "boring" after I painted it.  Those puddles is one area that I wish had turned out better, but they do the job I suppose.
     
    First up are some overall shots.
     
    Ernest
     
    I mostly closed the canopy hoping that it would lead the viewer to think that the weather is still threatening rain.   I toyed with the idea of adding wet areas
    to the aircraft as well, but decided that had too high of a potential for disaster.  So I opted to show the bird dry - perhaps it has just been pushed out of the 
    hanger.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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