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Dainis

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About Dainis

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  • Birthday 08/07/1962

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    Toronto Ontario
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    Modelling interests include WW1 and II aircraft and first and second generation jets. I got back ito the hobby to relearn old skills and educate myself in new techniques with the goal of doing real justice to my builds, especially first world war subjects.

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  1. Dainis

    Bf 109 wing slats

    Thanks. Your answers all sound sensical to me. Cammo on the slat wells it is! Cheers!
  2. Dainis

    Bf 109 wing slats

    Quick question: When the wings slats are deployed on a Bf 109, I assumed that the underlying primer paint (RLM 2) would be visible. When I see build after build, I see the cammo painted on where I thought the RLM 2 would be visible. What am I missing?
  3. Dainis

    Another LHS closing...sign of the times

    It is Wheels and Wings in the east end of the city...and they are very close to me. A bit too close...a champagne problem that I won't complain about. It does show that one can still run a top flight LHS. Like all the great remaining ones, it has embraced the old ways and incorporated the new. Hats off to them and their successful bretheren!
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    Another LHS closing...sign of the times

    It is a bummer. We are so lucky to have a LHS in Toronto run by two different generations that has turned itself into the best styrene model shop in the city. The real last one. Kudos to their customer service on every level. I have to drive twenty five minutes...but it's one stop shopping. Cheers to to the guys there who help at every level!
  5. Wise observation sensai! And in fact Uschi make the broken line wing walks for 1/48 and 1/32 scale. Out of stock, but say back sooner or later. Just wondering if there is a hack to paint them myself if I can't source the Uschi masks. Thanks!
  6. I have two questions: Firstly, when there is a field paint job applied to the wings over the factory paint, do the wingwalks get partly obliterated or are they restored? Secondly, does anyone have any tips or techniques on painting the Luftwaffe broken line wingwalks? I almost always paint solid ones, but a technique to do a broken line is baffling me right now. If I never have to use a wingwalk stencil again I'll be forever grateful. Cheers!
  7. Dainis

    Bf 109 f4 trop 9./JG 27

    Awesome. Thanks for the heads up.
  8. Dainis

    Bf 109 f4 trop 9./JG 27

    Thanks for all the help from everyone. And thanks TAG for the photographic links, nice to see the real thing. I'm going to break out the sprue cutters tomorrow and start while I finish weathering my Spit mk ixc. Oh by the way, the kit is missing one exhaust stack. Is there a resin replacement for the Hasegawa stacks( a short search came up empty) or am I scratch building one? Just wondering.
  9. Dainis

    Bf 109 f4 trop 9./JG 27

    It is a cool scheme. It'll stand out on my display shelf that's for sure. More than a 1001 ways to paint 109s, they never bore you with their colour schemes.
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    Bf 109 f4 trop 9./JG 27

    Thanks for info. An interesting tidbit about Finland. Cheers!
  11. Dainis

    Bf 109 f4 trop 9./JG 27

    I looked up a photograph and it is in fact von Boremki's plane of 9./JG3, not JG 27.The EaglCals reference the aircraft as JG27. It would seem to be an error on their part? Nonetheless, the paint scheme is the same, with the strange asymmetrical delineation. Various other sources seem to back this up. Was this a one off or were there others with similar type overpaint in the same JG?
  12. Dainis

    Bf 109 f4 trop 9./JG 27

    The build will start in about five to six days. I hope this will be by first build post on LSP. Maybe Maketar masks for balkenkreuz after my good results with French Spit roundels. Hope I wont disappoint!:
  13. Dainis

    Bf 109 f4 trop 9./JG 27

    I'm not surprised at any asymmetry given that it is a field job, but geez is it dramatic. That's why I was drawn to it in the first place. I'm goin' in!
  14. Dainis

    Bf 109 f4 trop 9./JG 27

    Correction to my post: Paint over the 79/78 paint is 75 and 70, not 75 and 79 as I incorrectly keyed in.
  15. I'm shortly starting the Hasegawa 1/32 Bf 109 f4 trop done in Yellow 4 of 9./JG 27 based in Straubing, Germany during May 1942. I'm choosing this because of the unusual paint over the 79/78 trop pattern, that is 75 and 79. The question I have is about the asymmetrical delineation line between the 78 and the 79/75/70 on the starbord side vs the port side. The starboard side seems to have the existing 79/78 delineation line, while the port side delineation between the 79/75/70 and the 78 is much lower on the fuselage. Im using EagleCals as a reference, but after a little search I found a black and white photo of both sides of Yellow 4. While grainy, it kinda looks like the asymmetry is there. It looks wacky, that's why I'm interested. But at the same time it does look a bit too wacky. Any thoughts?
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