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#4581753 - 10/03/21 10:16 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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Looking Gooooood Ajay!


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#4581772 - 10/04/21 09:57 AM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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Getting there mate smile

Starting to look a bit more 109ish with the prop on and played around a bit with the splotches and some other little touch ups that needed doing.


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#4581775 - 10/04/21 10:50 AM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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Looking very nice.

I always admire your work.


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#4581835 - 10/04/21 10:49 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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#4581851 - 10/05/21 10:29 AM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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I agree with that.Always the work of a master modeller !!


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#4581858 - 10/05/21 12:03 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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Nice, as always, to see you in here Watson smile I'm thinking to turn this into a wheels up build and trying out that motion blur ground effect underneath. Looking to find a nice top down aerial shot of the Russian Steppe, non winter, that i can edit and print and then place the plane above it on some thin rod.


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#4582019 - 10/06/21 03:07 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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Originally Posted by Ajay
Nice, as always, to see you in here Watson smile I'm thinking to turn this into a wheels up build and trying out that motion blur ground effect underneath. Looking to find a nice top down aerial shot of the Russian Steppe, non winter, that i can edit and print and then place the plane above it on some thin rod.


That sounds like a good idea, different than the usual wheels down and welded anyway.


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#4582053 - 10/06/21 06:22 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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Or you could really do something different and do it at takeoff with the gear partially retracted in that uneven way they retract.


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#4582114 - 10/07/21 09:57 AM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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I did think of that as well Grog, i may have a play around with that idea a bit.


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#4582556 - 10/14/21 12:14 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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Skipped a bunch of pic taking to get to this stage. The new VMS clear i have is nice but i feel she needs some thinning down. It's very thick and has to be sprayed at around 30 psi and laid on very wet although it does level really well as it sets, but, it has taken some getting used to. I did an initial coat which was a bit all over the shop regards laying it down wet, got a bit of tip dry mid spray as i was scared of giving it the full juice and ended up with a scattery result. I let her sit for a couple of days and then blasted another one making sure it was really wet this time around, full open air and spray and hoped for the best. Seemed to be how she works although it just doesn't feel right after always spraying at low psi and working delicately mostly. Followed that with some of the Florys wash to get into the rivets and panels lines, played around a bit more with the exhaust weathering and then another full blast coat of the clear.

I've a bottle of VMS thinner coming si can knock the thickness a tad, and make me feel more comfortable.


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Post wash but before the next pre decal clear

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Decals on and settling with some decal softener before i put a final clear coat on. Once all of the decals are on i'll let her sit for until the weekend before do that. They are starting to settle very nicely so hoping for good results with them.

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A quick and dodgy-but-does-the-job box i wacked up so i can move my paints around easily into a cool place during the day as summer and it's filthy beer drinking heat and rum sipping humidity slowly creeps in.

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I have another project sitting on the bench immediately to follow this one...and i'm trying not to rush this one to completion, but i'm a bit excited, i'll drop a teaser pic in the next catch up salute


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#4582558 - 10/14/21 02:19 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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Really nice sprayjob.

Was it you I remember, back then working with spray cans on tanks? You certainly went far since then.

#4582586 - 10/14/21 09:48 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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July 2018 i started with a Tiger and a bunch of spray cans, been a learning curve since then smile


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#4582764 - 10/17/21 06:37 AM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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Decals settled nicely.

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Starting to look the goods. A final clear coat to sort the decals out later on tonight.

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Quick teaser of the next one, a lot more surface area to work on which will be absolutely lovely.

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#4582793 - 10/17/21 07:20 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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#4583469 - 10/23/21 11:00 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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Hartmann's bird is really looking good man.

and I really LOL at the Goonstang.


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#4583569 - 10/25/21 12:29 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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I bet that Goonstang has custom made cockpit gauge decals...

#4583866 - 10/29/21 10:51 AM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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Nearly there smile Luckily for me there was a spare two piece cockpit included in the kit, the one piece unit was a slight dodgy/gappy fit and i oversanded one edge of it making it far worse so she was kaput. The two piece one has a teeny gap at the top where the front section meets the rear, to fix that i needed to do a smidge of sanding to square it up but couldn't, unless i wanted to respray the forward section of the fuselage...which i didn't. The same goes for the right rear ..she'll have to do as is.

The wheels worked out nicely up, the undercarriage legs were shaved within a mil of their lives and fitted to the wheels with the doors, also sanded to flush with the wing, fitting neatly on top. Hartmann in the cockpit looks like a drunken nightmare, as does most of my attempted figure painting, so i can't promise a close up pic once finished, only if y'all promise you will squint when looking.

I feel i worked out the new clear on the final coat as i ended up purchasing the VMS thinners and knocked down the thickness a bit when spraying, goes on and sprays much nicer, and definitely feels more natural. Even in these average shots you can see the clear is a very thick finish which makes some areas of paint look a bit sludgey.

Still to do, antenna wire, fit aileron balancers and some small tidy up. After that i have my background idea to print, shape to suit, mount the plane to it then i can knock out some decent shots.



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#4583896 - 10/29/21 04:13 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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#4584231 - 11/02/21 12:14 PM Re: Yay new stuff arrived, and the next kit, Hartmanns 109G6 [Re: Ajay]  
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First wip for my background, nothing to fancy as this one is a 'coming up with it on the fly wip throwaway' that i can poke holes through to work out how to and where to attach things. I ended up with clouds for the background, they are a bit arty but also decently realistic without being too sharp, colours are nice as well. Dropped the whole idea of the background being ..the ground, couldn't really find a shot i liked and..it's a plane, she needs the upper environment. I also thought a curved background may work better than a flat one, i actually haven't seen a curved one done in my internet searching.


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Playing around with angles, i really like the frontal 3/4 view. I will probably have to mount the wire into the wing closest to the clouds and then put it through the pic and mount it solidly at the rear of the base. Obviously the final print will need to be a tad larger to fill out the A3 size.


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