Hasegawa 1/48 Bf 109G-2 WIP Attempting to model

Joined: 2:27 AM - Feb 27, 2005

3:35 AM - Mar 24, 2018 #1

the 109 seen in the iconic photo at the Regensburg factory. Xtracolor applied freehand with a Paasche AB airbrush.








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Joined: 6:03 AM - May 12, 2005

Ignore Post Above: I meant to post here. Great Work!

4:32 PM - Mar 24, 2018 #2

It's very difficult to match a camouflage pattern from a photograph. This is outstanding work!


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Joined: 12:03 AM - May 20, 2013

You've got it down Pat ...

2:06 AM - Mar 25, 2018 #3

the 109 seen in the iconic photo at the Regensburg factory. Xtracolor applied freehand with a Paasche AB airbrush.







...you're using one of these ?



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Joined: 2:27 AM - Feb 27, 2005

Yes Mike, A wonderful brush for this type of work, I

3:03 AM - Mar 25, 2018 #4

wish a could find one that was for southpaws that could be used to get into tight spots that my right hand drive has difficulties because of the configuration of the brush.
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Joined: 12:30 AM - Feb 07, 2008

keep looking on ebay..

12:19 AM - Mar 27, 2018 #5

that's where i found mine!
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Joined: 9:01 PM - Sep 06, 2005

I LOVE your subtlety. Well Done! nt

10:59 PM - Apr 02, 2018 #6

the 109 seen in the iconic photo at the Regensburg factory. Xtracolor applied freehand with a Paasche AB airbrush.







I LOVE your subtlety. Well Done! nt
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Joined: 1:47 PM - Feb 27, 2005

I love this.

11:32 PM - Apr 11, 2018 #7

the 109 seen in the iconic photo at the Regensburg factory. Xtracolor applied freehand with a Paasche AB airbrush.







Pat, that's really starting to look good. I have to attempt this variant of camou' myself on the Tamiya '109 I am currently building. You have done a pretty fine job. Question; I use Xtracolour as well, and have always liked their rendition of 74/75, but I need to lighten them up for the faded Mediterranean Eagle I will be depicting. Are yours straight from the tin?
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Joined: 2:27 AM - Feb 27, 2005

Hi Richard, I normally lighten the Xtracolor up a bit but

5:16 AM - Apr 12, 2018 #8

for this build I used the paint straight from the tin, except for the RLM66 in the cockpit which I lightened by 25% with white. I doubt all those gallons (liters?) of paint produced by the RLM's paint manufacturers exactly matched each other so I thought I would use the full strength paint from the tin to have a slightly different value and look a bit different from the other 109s on the shelf.. I have lighted Xtracolor up to 25% with IMO good looking results. That new Tamiya kit looks great and I like the decal option for the Med based version which the colors did look faded.
Please post some photos of your build as it comes along.
Cheers,
Pat
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A couple of interesting things about the header photo.

9:45 PM - Apr 12, 2018 #9

the 109 seen in the iconic photo at the Regensburg factory. Xtracolor applied freehand with a Paasche AB airbrush.







I'm no true Experten, but a couple of things strike me;

It seems unusual to have a light coloured spinner cap on a delivery aircraft.

The delivery codes appear to be outlined in white. Is this some sort of visual halo effect, or part of the process of how they painted the codes- ie could it be the result of masking the letters?

BTW, have you ever used Tamiya laquer thinners to thin Xtracolour? If not- it would amaze you- the smoothness, and the drying time.
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The spinner cap is RLM 76 with the rear of the spinner

12:16 AM - Apr 13, 2018 #10

1/3 white and 2/3 RLM70. Yes it is a halo effect on the photo on the delivery codes they are black supposedly a washable paint. interesting about the Tamiya thinners, I had not tried that. I use a 50/50 mixture of xylene and mineral spirits to thin my enamels with pleasing results. Xlyene does have an odor however...
Here are other shots of the A/C notice that the upper wing cross is not the later standard form in width of the stroke or overall size. Others in the line up have the earlier model F type crosses, evidently a time of marking application transition. You can see the codes a bit clearer. These photos seem to be a bit darker in tone than others photos of this group.



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