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World War II: Germany
Aircraft of Germany in WWII.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
1/72 Eduard Bf 110G-4
greif8
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 08:30 AM GMT+7
Excellent color modulation with the RLM76 Magnus.

Ernest
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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
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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
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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
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
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:42 PM GMT+7
very sharp paint work there, Magnus
greif8
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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
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 04:59 AM GMT+7
Magnus,
The Camo Splinter pattern came out absolutely perfect.

Joel
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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,
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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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: 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
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
spaarndammer
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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
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Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 09:54 AM GMT+7
I've been away skiing and then I've been down with the flu for a few days so things have been a bit slow in the workshop. I'm also a bit annoyed that I didn't get that perfect fit I managed to get on my last 110-build so there has been some sanding to do around the engine nacelles and that kind of work isn't especially photogenic...

Anyway, I've managed to do some painting...

...always a good reason for a bit of parts-on-sticks !


And I've assembled two Quickboost Revi 12's, one for the 110 and another one for a secret secondary project that I work a bit on when I'm getting bored by the 110... I'll let you know when it gets to center stage!



Magnus
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:52 AM GMT+7
Pedro! Wingtip lights is an easy thing to try, the trickiest part is gluing them securely enough to withstand the filing and sanding needed to contour them! Liberal amounts of CA-glue usually does the trick though.

Russell! I'm actually cheating a bit: I do things "slightly in parallel" meaning that I have one kit besides my main build that I can do a bit of work on whenever I'm waiting for something to dry on (or am bored with ) the main build. This results in kind of a jump start to the next project!

Joel! Thanks! I've learned the hard way, wing roots are typical hard-to-reach places that are difficult to restore!

Sorry, no photos this time, spent last evening applying wheel masks and preparing the canopies for paint!



Magnus
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 01:46 PM GMT+7
Magnus,
Like I said earlier in the build, you're flying through this one, yet the work is your usual excellent quality. Nicely done with the sheet plastic wing root spacers. A much better alternative to glue then putty, sanding, etc till one has it as good as they're going to get it.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 08:55 AM GMT+7
Magnus, I didn't realize you had started a new build so quickly after your excellent Spitfire!

I am all caught up and following along now, though I fear I am coming in towards the end of this build
rochaped
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 08:33 AM GMT+7
Magnus,

Its looking very nice indeed, well done! Now those wingtip lights and lens...damm they look really good even more considering the scale. Wish I could master 1/3 of your scratch talent

Cheers
Pedro
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 08:00 PM GMT+7
Friends! Thanks for following!


I didn't get the same perfect fit as on my last 110-build so I glued thin shims of pc to the wing root edges that I sanded until I got a tight fit against the fuselage. A lot easier than filling and sanding afterwards!




And suddenly we have an almost complete 110!



Magnus
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 11:46 AM GMT+7
Nice progress on your 110 Magnus



Terri
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 08:14 AM GMT+7
great work
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 06:04 AM GMT+7
Magnus,
Now that's one very impressive cockpit. The colored PE looks great. Those greenhouse masks really saved a ton of time and look perfectly spaced, should really make a huge difference once it's painted and the masks are removed. Those wing tip lenses look like they were molded on.

You're flying through this build as I'm having trouble keeping up.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 11:05 PM GMT+7
Really neat work Magnus, that wingtip light looks especially nice considering it is 1/72!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 10:29 PM GMT+7
Ernest! The 1/48 Eduard kits of the 110 have always had a reputation for being fiddly and somewhat difficult builds, there is nothing of that in the newer 72-scale kits!


Masks. I love them on this kind of kit!


Wingtip light filed to shape and polished.



Magnus