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    nmayhew reacted to dennismcc in A6M2b Zero - Attack on Pearl Harbor - 1/32 Tamiya   
    Way to go Alex, a real treat after the Nate, it's worth getting Nick Millman's "Painting the Early Zero Sen" from the Aviation of Japan Blog, and as Juggernut has said the tweak list from Ryan Toews.
    The Rolls Royce of builds is below, extremely useful information though the skill level involved is very much above my level it is still mighty useful
     
    Cheers
     
    Dennis
     
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    nmayhew reacted to Stuart Clark in "The Scale Model Podcast" episode 47   
    I'm sorry you feel like that about my co-host .
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    nmayhew reacted to DONG in "The Scale Model Podcast" episode 47   
    Yes Stuart you are the good guy 
     
    Don
     
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    nmayhew reacted to Stuart Clark in "The Scale Model Podcast" episode 47   
    I'm Stuart one of the hosts of The Scale Model Podcast.  Thanks for your comments about the show and guests.
     
    cbk57: We do hope to have Anthony Seward back at some point to discuss further some of the behind the scenes of how companies do their research.  We have heard from other sources that this is happening more and more, particularly from some of the newer companies on the scene.
     
    ringleheim: My apologies for us talking over each other, since the pandemic imposed locked downs we are doing the show remotely. This means there is sometimes network issues and it affects the delay time.  We know something even when we are in person it happened.   and it is something we are aware of and trying to be better at.
     
    dong: I kinda hope I'm the good guy...
     
    To conclude we are planning to get more guests from the industry side as that is one of our main focuses on the podcast.  The hobby is constantly changing and evolving and we hope to be able to bring more of it out into the open.
     
    Thanks
     
    Stuart.
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    nmayhew reacted to fastterry in Fw190 D-9 with Ta152 tail Brown 4 - info from Crandall vol 1 needed   
    I don't have the Jerry Crandall volumes but I do have the JaPo books. I picked up the Revell boxing because I must have missed the Hasegawa offering, anyway I wanted the one with the 'big' fin as something different in the D-9 collection. I think the fuselage colours are pretty much sorted but I went with 81/82 tailplanes and 76/81 for the wings. JaPo reckons that the wings were painted with the leading edge in 81 which included the uc covers with the ailerons in 76 as well as some natural metal. When it's all done there is not a lot of nm left, most of the underside of the wings is 81. Because of this and going on other info in the book where 81 was used with 76 on the upper surfaces of the wings I went with that. It was interesting to see after I had finished my model Eduards 1/48 D-9 brown 4 was released with the same combo on the wings. By the way the brown 4 decal in the Revell kit is way too small, I had to cut a stencil for mine (after I had put the decal on and had another look at the profile drawing). Another two bobs worth.
    TRF
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    nmayhew reacted to Thunnus in Fw190 D-9 with Ta152 tail Brown 4 - info from Crandall vol 1 needed   
    Since you don't have Vol.1, which has the profile notes of Brown 4 as well as the analysis of Blue 12 that Jerry mentioned, I can relay the colors given for Brown 4.  Light green undersurfaces with wing bottoms in natural metal with front half and gear doors in RLM 75.  The upper surfaces are called out as RLM 82 Bright Green and RLM 83 Dark Green with upper wings in possibly RLM 75 Gray Violet and RLM 74 Gray Green.
     
    Another excellent Dora reference is JaPo's  Focke-Wulf Fw 190D Camouflage & Markings Part I and II.  JaPo takes a slightly different route and describes the color patterns per factory of origin.  Part II covers the Mimetall factory Doras in the 500xxx series including Brown 4.  They describe the engine cowling of Brown 4 to RLM 83 over RLM 76 and overpainted with Green-blue (same as Crandall's Light Green) and RLM 81 during final assembly.  Upper camo colors are called out as RLM 81 and RLM 82, with the green restricted to aft part of the fuselage and possibly the canopy frame.  The under wings were natural metal with the front half including landing gear covers in RLM 81.  The ailerons and panels adjacent to the cross were painted in RLM 76.
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    nmayhew reacted to thierry laurent in Revell BF109 G6 Late or Trumpeters BF109 G6 Late kit which one is better?   
    None is fully accurate but the Trumpeter is a little bit easier to build. If you want more details, have a look at the tweak lists I made years ago. 
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Kais in 1/32 Me109e Trop best build?   
    DML hands down
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Tolga ULGUR in 1/32 TRUMPETER P-40F WARHAWK “EL TIGRE”   
    nice!
     
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    nmayhew reacted to Confusionreigns178 in Hong Kong Models B-25 Glass Nose.   
    Sorry about that, Ade. When I made my original post, I hadn't read the section where you mentioned having already ordered the brass barrels. No disrespect was intended, sir! I thought I was passing on some useful information, but it might come across like I was rubbing your nose in it....
     
    Cheers.
     
    Chris.  
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    nmayhew reacted to corsairlada in 1/32 Nakajima A6M2-N RUFE   
    Very old 1974 TOMY kit  plus MDC conversion
    color AK Real color , Gunze C,
    Yahu Instrument panel
    homemade mask - drawn in corel draw, mask which was edited and carved on  plotter by my friend Pavel
     
    Shortland floatplane base, Solomons Islands, February 1943, flown by Lt. Keizo Yamazaki
     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     

     
     
     

     
     
     

     

     
     
     
     
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    nmayhew reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109G-14 Hartmann Double Chevron   
    Back to work on the G-14!  In preparation for painting, I've treated the wing root fairing in a sandy color as they were commonly made of wood.  I've sprayed the wing root area with hairspray to do some chipping after the base camo colors are established.  I've had some difficulty using this technique on AK Real Colors paints so we'll just have to see how it goes.  If I don't get any chipping at this stage, that's fine as the white will cover much of this anyway.

     
    While the hairspray dries, I'm going to preshade the other external components.


     
    All of the preshading is black.  First, the panel lines.


     
    Next is the mottle to establish some tonal variation.  I've decided not to mottle the upper surfaces as the white wash is going to cover it anyway.  There are other ways I can establish some tonal variation in post painting.


     
    The first color to applied is RLM 76 Light Blue.  I am using the AK Real Color Version 2 of this shade, thinned with Tamiya Acrylic Thinner thinned with 2 parts thinner for 1 part paint.  Thin mixes are key using this preshading technique.



     
    The color is built up slowly, layer by layer, dialing in the amount of preshading that is desired.


     
    The light blue is extended up onto the fuselage sides.


     
    After the light blue is finished, the upper camo is painted.  Again, I'm using AK Real Colors versions of RLM 74 and RLM 75 for the upper camo.  Like the RLM 76, the RLM 75 is thinned 2:1.  For whatever reason, the RLM 74 worked better with an even thinner 3:1 mix.



     
    During painting, I've discovered that some of the wing joints and vertical tail joint have cracked.  So I've re-glued them and will perform some clean-up before proceeding.  Next will be mottling on the fuselage.
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    nmayhew reacted to Jerry Crandall in Fw190 D-9 with Ta152 tail Brown 4 - info from Crandall vol 1 needed   
    Hello Nick,   The color recommendations in EagleCals 126 and page 284 of our Dora vol. 1, match, describing "Brown 4" W.Nr. 500647 of JG 26. The colors are based on the computer analysis of "Blue 12" W.Nr. 500570. One of the problems  in identifying colors on D-9s is some of the factories used  recycled wings.
        Cheers, Jerry
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Antonio Argudo in Messerschmitt Bf-109 F2 of 9.JG54. Yellow 7 flown by Alfred Dollefeld (WNr 8086): belly-landed in Russia, 28th Jan. 1942   
    i meant Antonio posted a different aircraft - Yellow 7 - not you
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    nmayhew got a reaction from 109 in Messerschmitt Bf-109 F2 of 9.JG54. Yellow 7 flown by Alfred Dollefeld (WNr 8086): belly-landed in Russia, 28th Jan. 1942   
    i meant Antonio posted a different aircraft - Yellow 7 - not you
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    nmayhew reacted to Shoggz in FW 190D-11 & D-13 Hasegawa & Real Model   
    Does she have a sister?
     
    Beautiful modelling.
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    nmayhew got a reaction from thierry laurent in The antique BoB Revell Spitfire Mk.I   
    wow 
    hard core stuff Thierry!
    i confess this is exactly the sort of modelling i try to avoid because i am rubbish at it
    can't wait to see more
    thanks for sharing
    Nick
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    nmayhew reacted to Troy Molitor in The antique BoB Revell Spitfire Mk.I   
    Unbelievable.  The Gustav wheel bulges on an early Mk-Spit.  I love it! 
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    nmayhew got a reaction from BiggTim in Trumpeter P-40E Now Out. . .   
    the thing i most want to do - and am most frustrated by - is understand what is accurate or not, and if so where and by how much
     
    that means i can decide with all the info available
     
    problem is most reviews are bs, and are just 'a peek in the box' at best, or more cynically just an advert masquerading as a review (I speak as someone who did a lot of in depth reviews)
     
    my thresholds for accuracy vary according to subject
     
    my Tiger tanks need to be spot on, but my EE Lightnings not so much (just as well!)
     
    my P-40s... well, I'm just trying to figure them out
     
     
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    nmayhew got a reaction from BiggTim in Trumpeter P-40E Now Out. . .   
    are there any reviews which show where the Trumpy kits are inaccurate?
     
    can anyone show pics of kit vs real thing etc?
     
    I'm not saying the kit isn't inaccurate, just that I would like to know where and as far as my eyes can tell me, by how much.
     
    Many thanks
    Nick
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    nmayhew got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Trumpeter P-40E Now Out. . .   
    are there any reviews which show where the Trumpy kits are inaccurate?
     
    can anyone show pics of kit vs real thing etc?
     
    I'm not saying the kit isn't inaccurate, just that I would like to know where and as far as my eyes can tell me, by how much.
     
    Many thanks
    Nick
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    nmayhew reacted to Darren Howie in Trumpeter BAC Lightning - needs a re release   
    Exactly its supply and demand.
    Like all the little girls whining about WW kit prices because they didnt buy them when they where widely around.
    Now whining more than an engine test cell because they have to pay more than retail for an out of production high quality in demand brand.
    Welcome to capitalism!
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    nmayhew reacted to Darren Howie in Trumpeter P-40E Now Out. . .   
    look mate 5% of modellers make 97% of the noise about kit accuracy.
    Look at some photos if you cant see issues build the Trump kit.
    If you can save up some cash for a Hasegawa or ex Eduard N and build that. However if you saw issues with the Trump kit you will probably see the issues with the Hasegawa kit which are smaller but still visible, well unless your a Trumpeter hater.
    Then even an old poorly moulded over riveted frog kit is a vocal better choice. 
    Pay your money and take your choice but when your showing off your kits i can guarantee you 99.8% of people couldnt tell if it was an N, a E a P-39 or a Mustang.
     

     
     
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