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My 109 addiction: Walter Oesau: Completed 26/Jan/18


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#31 CANicoll

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 02:12 PM

Gaz,

 

Great work and terrific story as well!  I actually have used hair as an antenna in the past too - very resourceful!  

 

LOVE what you ( and Brian too ) are doing with your Portrait's and the ability to make whatever markings you need is a real draw.

 

I hear you on the HGW wet transfers.  I ordered a set, and then heard basically what you experienced - they are kind of hit or miss.  When they 'hit' they are amazing, but just as likely not to work out.  But your bird looks amazing (and esp dirty - nice job!).

 

I do have two Eduard 109's in my stash, a G-6 Erla weekend edition and the F-4 Profipack, and even acquired the necessary Luft colors for them.  We'll see when I get to them, but your really nice 109 piqued my interest for sure.

 

Best, Chris


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:52 PM

The G-6/AS is looking even better now, Gaz!  I love the scheme and the weathering is well done!


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:01 PM

Chris and John,

    Thank you very much!

 

I have discovered a limitation in using the Silouette Portrait.  I tried to make the WNr. stencil with the WN being about 1.5mm tall and the numbers being .7mm tall.  Although the cutter cut everything, the Oramask 810 lifted off and became damaged around the 'weaker' area of the numbers.

 

When I say weaker, I mean those parts were the shapes are very fine, like the corners of twos, fives, and sixes, as well as the insides of threes, zeroes, sixes, eights, and nines.

 

Then there is the need to 'weed' out those fine numbers.  I need better magnification.  I have 3X reading glasses which are quite comfortable unlike the 3X visor I bought a couple years ago.  But even with them it is difficult to see things that fine.

 

Final pics in a bit.  I did the detail painting last night, but the pictures I took seemed a bit washed out due to too much light.

 

Gaz


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 02:17 AM

Hi Guys,

   Finally crossing the finish line on this one.  For a cheap, educational build it was fun.  I had to overlook the kit faults and avoid looking at some of mine.  But I tried some new stuff like the HGW transfers and using a cutting machine to make masks, as well as trying to put visual interest into a single color scheme without taking it too far. 

 

Some of my weathering isn't very visible to me.  I preferred to be too faint instead of too strong.  Subtle is the word I want, but in some cases, they just didn't come out as noticable as I wanted, but I wasn't going to try again and end up with them too dark.  Like ppl keep telling me:  "less is more".

 

Anyway, some pictures:

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And finally a family show with aircraft and Pilot's names.  The photo is a little washed out from light:

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Thank you for looking!

 

Gaz


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:29 AM

That's a good lookin' crate Gaz. I think you've got the weathering just right and the single color camo looks great! You sure like your 109's buddy. Any more and you'll be up there with the likes of Jay.(Tucohoward). :D


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 07:49 PM

Thanks Joe!

 

I've got at least nine more 109's in my stash.  Two of them are even 1/32 scale.  But, with Tamiya about to release a bf109G6, you can count on there being a few more.

 

Gaz


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:30 PM

Looks great, Gaz!

 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:30 PM

Very cool Gaz. Always hard with a single colour but you nailed it.
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 04:57 AM

Wow... that's a beautiful looking Gustav, Gaz!  Great job on a unique scheme!


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 05:58 AM

Guys,
Thank you very much!

I've learned a lot from recent build threads on this forum, and really enjoyed putting them to work. I want eventually to step up to an all-black aircraft and see what I can do with that.

Gaz
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 09:24 PM

Nice collection Gaz,

Was that Major Adolf Fictitious or his lesser known brother, Karl?

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:16 PM

Hah!  Wrong on both accounts.  It was cousin Wolfgang.

 

Thanks, Mate!

 

Gaz


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