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World War II: Germany
Aircraft of Germany in WWII.
ME 109 E4n - Airfix 1/72
ironwork
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Bergamo, Italy
Joined: January 12, 2012
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 02:49 AM UTC
Thank you all Guys for following.
All the best,
Beppe
berndm
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 07:51 AM UTC
Well deserved, Congratulations !
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 05:28 AM UTC
Guiseppe,

Excellent free-hand camo!

Yes, these new 1/72 Airfix threaten to steal me away from 1/48 and other model companies.

Wonderful work.
ironwork
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Bergamo, Italy
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 05:25 AM UTC
Thank you all Guys.
Some more pics.
This kit availed me to win a master gold prize at the Italeri event in Bologna. (being awarded by the commander of 6th Squadron of Ghedi, flying on tornado planes, is not a daily business...)





Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 06:26 AM UTC
Giuseppe,
Just an amazing build in 1/72 scale. Your painting, and weathering is the equal to anything I've seen in the larger scales.

Joel
lespauljames
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:33 PM UTC
Yes very inspiring build ! I have the tamiya e4 on the to do list! I will be borrowing some of your great techniques to try I think - once again great work.
berndm
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 08:08 PM UTC
Fantastic work !
ironwork
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Bergamo, Italy
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 11:21 PM UTC

Some pictures of the finished tiny beast







ironwork
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Bergamo, Italy
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:50 PM UTC
Thanks Bernd

The very last effect is some oil leaks from the engine.
Given the need for subtlety, a filter & wash, black tone, was used.

berndm
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 08:00 AM UTC
Again incredible work Giuseppe !
These oil staining and the weathering is outstanding.

Happy modelling
Bernd
ironwork
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Bergamo, Italy
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 09:59 PM UTC
Thanks Bernd

The last "shape enhance" actions are made with cold ageing filter, subtle touches into some recesses and along wing joints



berndm
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC
Weathering and chipping in scale !
Awesome !
ironwork
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Bergamo, Italy
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 - 12:33 AM UTC
Thanks Guys ! So let's build a staffel

The thickened light grey mix is spread and feathered over gun bulges, radiator edges and so on to add shape.





With the same paint, subtle scratches are added

berndm
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 08:35 PM UTC
Stunning build and good work with the slats.
lawzer
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 07:20 AM UTC
Love this!

I got a few 1/72 kits for xmas (job lot off gumtree) and this is inspiring me to have a go at one.
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 07:14 AM UTC
Giuseppe! A VERY nice 109! I like the E-variant with the capped spinner a lot and a tropical paint scheme is always impressive!

I'll get myself one of these next time I find one!



Magnus
ironwork
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Bergamo, Italy
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 03:14 AM UTC
Hi Oliver, thanks !

The light grey mix instead, is used to mark some detail edges, thus adding to shape.






Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:13 AM UTC
Ciao Guiseppe,
the weathering is very nice. This Emil will be truly outstanding!

Oliver
ironwork
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Bergamo, Italy
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 01:25 AM UTC
Thanks Guys !

Now some weathering. Again with SDW shading colors. A light grey mix, and sand. They are left to get thicker into a jar, for a better feathering on small areas.



At first sand color is applied and feathered with a brush on tyres edges and wheel covers.

magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 01:29 AM UTC
Giuseppe! Beautiful work! It looks "big" in a very positive way!



Magnus
lawzer
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 07:22 AM UTC
Outstanding!

And that panel line technique looks good!
ironwork
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Bergamo, Italy
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 04:10 AM UTC
Brush, a water-wet cosmetic sponge and metaliner



Simply take some product directly from the bottle, draw lines into the recessed panel lines, and remove the excess with the wet sponge. That's all.







ironwork
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Bergamo, Italy
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 04:00 AM UTC
@ Pedro : waterbased resins, both for paints and for filters.
@ Tim : the new Airfix is a tiny piece of cake, and strangely better than the 1.48 Spitfire frm the same brand.


Now the whole receives a thin coat of crystal lock as a base for the paneling job.



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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 09:06 AM UTC
Giuseppe,

I built the ancient 1975 Airfix Messerschmitt release last year; their new version appears to be soooo much better.

Your little 109 is really coming alive!
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 08:27 AM UTC
Giuseppe,
I'm unfamiliar with that colour brand you are using (acrylics I assume?).
That "tone-up" really enhances the camouflage sun-worn effect, a very subtle lights effect to bring up contrast.
Again, amazing what you can do in 1/72 scale model.

Cheers
Pedro