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World War II: Germany
Aircraft of Germany in WWII.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
1/72 Eduard Bf 110G-4
spaarndammer
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 06:36 PM GMT+7
Excellent work as always Magnus, beautiful cockpit. Those Quickboost gunsights must be very small, especially those mirrorplates, a job well done!



Jelger
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 09:41 PM GMT+7
I like the way you rack them up for painting Magnus
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 08:33 AM GMT+7
Jelger! Thanks! Not as difficult as it appears actually!

Russell! Good practice for learning how to spray tight, going slalom with the airbrush around the parts !


Another one of those not-so-interesting updates but there is no way of avoiding the masking...


...one great advantage of having build a 110 before (and kept the spares!) is the extra canopy available for covering the oblique cannon that otherwise would be a bit sprawling and troublesome...


And a coat of primer! It was well below freezing when I painted (outside, it is far too easy to paint yourself to a divorce if using the spray cans indoors...) and I think it affected the finish a bit. Nothing that a quick swipe with a fine sanding pad will fix though!



Magnus
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 10:17 AM GMT+7
Magnus
I haven't used a spray can of primer in many years. Like you said, a quick rub with a Micro Mesh pad should take care of any issues. Lately I've been using Tamiya sponge sanding pads, and they work great for concave and convex surfaces. Much easier to use then the Micro Mesh pads.

Joel
magnusf
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 01:28 AM GMT+7
Joel! I'll order some! Thanks!


Masking for the top surfaces camo, this time using a perfectly manual process: a sharp scalpel and a ruler and some extra tape to cover the tricky areas!


And just about finished, some places will need a bit of touch-up!



Magnus
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 01:40 AM GMT+7
Very nice work on the splinter scheme Magnus, looking good.

Cheers, D

BTW - Whole airframe on sticks,
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 04:59 AM GMT+7
Magnus,
The Camo Splinter pattern came out absolutely perfect.

Joel
greif8
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 08:33 AM GMT+7
Excellent job blending the nacelles into the wings Magnus. I think you paint job is also very well executed. The camo pattern looks bang on.

Ernest
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:42 PM GMT+7
very sharp paint work there, Magnus
spaarndammer
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 05:43 AM GMT+7
Great work on the camo Magnus.

Interesting to see what you will do with the outer faces of the vertical stabilizers.



Jelger
magnusf
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 08:48 AM GMT+7
Friends! Thanks! I have to warn you though that I didn't leave that splinter camo well alone ! More on that below...

Damian! As usual, "especially for you" !

Jelger! The outsides of the fins? Lots of victory marks of course !

According to Eduard's instructions (and photos of many 110:s) they seem to have had their factory camo overpainted with RLM 76, the lower surface colour. In many cases, the camo below showed through and that was an effect I tried to emulate.


So after carefully painting the splinter camo, I mixed Mr Paint RLM 76 and clear in 30/70 proportions and started spraying. I did give some thought to how it could have been done in reality (probably starting at the wingtips, crawling on all fours back in towards the fuselage while spraying, and realising that it would probably not be possible to reach over the wing chord-wise in one sweep with the spray gun). I am not sure how much of all this thinking is showing through in the actual result but you'll have to take my word for it !


I was quite careful not to get too carried away, I can always add to the effect later on while going the other way will be a bit more difficult!


I have also gone over the model with Mig's enamel Dark Sea Blue panel line wash that popped the details in a nice way without too much contrast.


And finally the black lower right wing has been painted an "off-black" colour!

Next time there will hopefully be some markings done, with a bit of luck I'll be able to finish the cutting files for the masks tonight!



Magnus
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 08:26 AM GMT+7
Lovely work on that rarely seen paint scheme !
Your paint job is fantastic, you really achieved the effect you wanted to go.
It`s already looking great, can't wait the next steps.

Thomas
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 05:36 AM GMT+7
Magnus
I've never built an Axis aircraft, but the camo paint scheme from a technical point of view is simply outstanding. The color modulation comes through all the colors, so the variation in tones is most realistic.

I'm still using decals over masks as I've yet taken the plunge into buying the craft cutting machine.

Joel
greif8
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 08:30 AM GMT+7
Excellent color modulation with the RLM76 Magnus.

Ernest