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  1. Well, it's a G6 so your selection would be limited to these: http://barracudacals.com/proddetail.php?prod=BR32070 http://barracudacals.com/proddetail.php?prod=BR32071 http://barracudacals.com/proddetail.php?prod=BR32072 http://barracudacals.com/proddetail.php?prod=BR32073 My guess is that the ribbed hub would be more likely, but I can't say for sure.
  2. I am really really really excited, I will have so much fun with this kit 🙂
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    Metallic paint

    Hello Nile, I am not an expert on brush painting, but what I have found so far is this: - Use a good brush. By that I mean one that doesn't loose hair as if it was a doggo. - Thin your colour. I use revell aqua acrylics and I found that they brush quite nicely if they are thinned with destilled or demineralised water. I thin them heavily and then brush several coats, each after the previous has dried. The first coat is going to be very translucent and subsequent coats are going to be a bit shaggy. But eventually, you'll get very even covering, and no brushmarks. Now, with colour so thin you will likely experience some pooling. If that is the case you can just use a small brush and hold it to the offending area, it will suck up the excess. I am sure there are colours that are better suited than revell aqua, but I have grown fond of them. I have never used the spray, sorry. Hope that helps a bit 🙂
  4. Hello all, this is a digital painting of Bf 109 G-10 Erla 151965 of presumably JG 300 in combat with a Mustang III of No. 122 Squadron somewhere over Germany. Hope you like it, cheers 🙂
  5. I had to laugh because that is basically what my mum said her mum said when she first heard the beatles :) This kind of metal is interesting to me. Fascinating actually. When I first listened to Amon Amarth for example, I could not understand a thing, it just sounded like, well, screaming. But listening to it while reading the lyrics changed it dramatically. Understanding the words changed my entire perception of it, it suddenly became very melodic. Not because of the content of the lyrics, it's more like I could not really hear the melody before. I enjoy this type of music much in the same way I enjoy Bach or Mozart.
  6. The initial Profi Pack version also had the first tooling with the issues. Here is a link that shows the boxart of that boxing: http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Eduard/Kits/Bf109G-6_PP_48/Edu_Bf109G-6.html I am pretty sure that only this first boxing and the Royal Class boxing had the issue. The product numbers were the following: ProfiPack: 8268 RoyalClass: R0009 All others contain the retooled version.
  7. Oh man those look excellent. And they are the right version with the lower right side and the different canopy breakers. This is shaping up to be one gem of a kit :)
  8. Oh boy, I can't wait. I have cleaned up the workbench, I have sorted everything, the paints, the tools, the decals. I have sorted the rags even. My bench is ready, so ready.
  9. Shadrik

    F-14 D VF-2

    So thanks to people here and on Britmodeller I got a few pointers and tips. I added the vent and string in front of the canopy. Skyhawk174 spotted the missing shadow on the AOA probe, so I added that and shortened the probe a bit. Tony Oliver over on britmodeller said that the metal elements on the front fuselage are a bit to copper in tone and he is absolutely right. I toned that down a bit. Here are two updated images. I think I will call it done now 🙂
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    F-14 D VF-2

    I think I should make lists while working. The missing stuff crossed my mind while working on it and I just thought I'd do it later. And then I forgot. Lists will help 🙂 No apologies necessary, I am really happy about all feeedback. The string would probably be hard to see, but I think it is acceptable to exagerate it a bit so it is visible. I'll have to do some research into the legal side but I'm sure it won't be easy to understand. I do not envy lawyers one bit.
  11. Shadrik

    F-14 D VF-2

    Hello, thank you. The string and vent have been added, F-14Ds seem to have had the string aswell. I just didn't have time yet to upload the new files. And you are absolutely right, that missing shadow is an oversight of mine, I'll fix that. Seems like final checking my own work is not exactely my strong suit 😕 As far as prints go, I am not opposed to that, it's just that I have heard a couple of bad stories in regards to the rights of the aircraft itself. Maybe I should just contact northrop-grumman and simply ask them what's what.
  12. Well, my name is Martin too, must have been telepathy :) Really happy you like it, thank you.
  13. Hello, no, I had no idea, I decided to do this one because I find it to be one of the most attractive schemes, it's just beautiful 🙂
  14. Hello, thank you so much for your kind words. It's not a print I'm afraid. The artist is me (that sounds really wierd). I just finished it yesterday. It is essentially AMK-Tomcat fanart, so to say. I don't even know if I could sell it, I'm sure there are loads of legal issues with that given that someone holds the rights to the F-14 itself and there has to be copyright on the markings aswell. The work itself is digital, painted in photoshop with a graphics monitor and a pressure sensitive pen. It's a really interesting way of painting, very much similar to painting on canvas and very different at the same time.
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    F-14 D VF-2

    Hello everybody, here is my rendition of F-14D NE 106, inspired by the upcoming AMK kit. It's not completely finished, the vent in front of the front canopy is still missing. Hope you like it cheers 🙂
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