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Wolf Buddee

Pfalz Pfinished!

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Beautiful work Wolf, it's going to look amazing I know. What paint have you used for the fuel primer cups, it looks very smooth with no 'grain'?

Cheers...

Hi Mike, I used Alclad polished brass over Tamiya's fine white primer from a spray can. The primer is decanted from the spray can and shot through the ol' airbrush. Once the brass is dry I covered the brass with Tamiya's clear gloss, again from the spray can.

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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Guest Peterpools

Wolfe

Stellar work, simply stellar for sure

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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The upper cylinder assemblies and valve train are finished. The intake manifold locking rings have been added and so have the spark plugs. These items are all from Taurus Models as are the fuel primer cups added to the intake side of the cylinders. The Taurus Models items are incredibly small and equally incredibly detailed. Well worth the money spent but you definitely need a very good magnifying lamp to paint and install them. To bring out their detail I used my usual wash of a 50/50 mix of black and brown Detailer wash thinned with distilled water and a drop of dish washing liquid to break the surface tension of the mix. The fuel primer cup assemblies were primed with Tamiya's fine white primer and then sprayed with Alclad Polished Brass. They were given a light spray of clear gloss to protect the brass finish and then enhanced with my pin wash. The ignition conduits were painted Tamiya's XF-9 Hull Red after the ends were drilled out to accept the ignition wires that come from the magnetos. The rocker boxes were painted Vallejo's Black Grey and the rocker arms and valve spring assemblies were painted with a 50/50 mix of Citadel BoltGun and Vallejo's Oily Steel. In the last pic you can see the clamps I added for the upper and lower coolant pipes. For those, probably because they'll never bee seen, I used small lengths of silver stripe decal.

 

When I built the Mercedes DIII au engine for my Fokker DVII I used yellow detail wire for the ignition leads. This time I'll use black  as I believe from the photos I've seen of unrestored engines that black ignition wires are more period correct. It won't stand out as much or look as cool but that's OK.

 

Thanks for following along. 

 

Cheers,

Wolf

 

 

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Thanks Kevin, now if I can only figure out why my pictures look so crappy! I'll have to look at my settings again as the pics look too grainy or not quite sharp enough. If I can get that sorted I'll edit the post with better pics.  :shrug:

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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Guest Martinnfb

I know how small those pieces are , ALL HIGHLY INHALABLE :)

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Thanks Kevin, now if I can only figure out why my pictures look so crappy! I'll have to look at my settings again as the pics look too grainy or not quite sharp enough. If I can get that sorted I'll edit the post with better pics.  :shrug:

 

Cheers,

Wolf

 

They look OK to me Wolf. But then again, I'm half blind these days.

 

Kev

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They look OK to me Wolf. But then again, I'm half blind these days.

 

Kev

Nope, you're not blind at all! Need I remind you of the detail painting you did on the Dornier? You can't do that and be half blind. For some reason the pics don't have the same sharpness as I'd like. I've already replaced two of the previous pics and the new ones look a little better. It's way past my bedtime so I'm going to call it a day and leave the rest alone.  :unsure:

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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Color definition is off the charts, Wolf.  Nice details abound.

 

' . . . black ignition wires . . .'

Are they hollow or will they be drilled?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark

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