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BF 109 F-4 21s Century

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I am going to build a 1/32 scale 21st century toys BF 109 kit. OOB with NO mods. I wanna go hog wild with my airbrush and see what shakes out!

 

Ric

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Ok I have the plane mostly done,

 

I have the wings, fuselage and gear build and assembled together.

 

I still have the seams and those side plugs to take care of.

 

I have the luxury of working on my models at work, and I got a solid 12 hour session in the other night. The nice thing about these models is the fact that they build in minutes. I am working on getting my digital camera up and running, and then I will put my pics up!

 

I am going for a desert camo scheme

 

Ok I ws able to get a photo up from my phone camera for now....

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Nature of my job allows me a lot of free time, most people read or watch DVD's, I model!

 

Today at home I got those pesky holes in the side, filled in and sanded smooth, and all the joints are now even and ready to go. I cleaned it, and hope to squirt the basecoat on it soon

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well, she went into the paint booth tonight, Have I ever mentioned I HATE ACRYLIC PAINT!

 

anyways. First coat on, gonna let her sit overnight, then try to squirt a second coat on tomorrow....

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Ok base coats are now on the bird. I went for the green oversprayed with the hasty effect white for winter camo. It turned out really good. I set my airbrush down to it's lowest setting, and shot the floquil reefer white, thinned with ronson lighter fluid. (There is no way that I know of to get a deader finish, than cutting enamels with lighter fluid.

 

I am leaning heavily towards experimenting with painting on the insignia, numbers and such. I am pretty sure the crosses will get squirted on at the very least.

 

The nice thing about 109's is the fact that you could spray it with purple polka dots over a light blue base coat, and chances are, someone somewhere on somefront flew the aircraft in that configuration!

 

As soon as I figure out a way to recharge my camera, I will get pics posted....

 

Ric

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Ok, so I have the base coat, major assemblies attached, the minors to go. I decided to use the decals, in keeping with my completely out of the box theme. I have a couple of fixes here and there, and I will do some weathering, but it is going well!

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The wonderful magic of photography allows you to see your oops more than you would like. So after all the stuff is attahced, I will go back and touch up here and there.

 

The best thing about this build? The fact that is is pure FUN!!!

 

I don't have to worry about the fiddly bits, spending $140.00 on aftermarket, and it is building quickly.

 

he entire reason I enjoyed this hobby when I started!

 

(That and I could fly my airplane around making engine sounds and shooting down everything because i was ALWAYS victorious!)

 

Thanks to whoever thought up this group build! It was a fantastic idea!!

 

Ric

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