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  1. Full Article available at: https://wasatchmodeler.blogspot.com/2019/11/fw190-wreck-diorama.html
  2. I have heard great things about mrp. When I built it, three was not a lot of aftermarket available. The true details were also very cheap. If I was building it now then I would definitely recommend adding some details from eduard. I am thinking of coming back to it and swapping out the landing gear and tires when they become available.
  3. This was a 1 piece base produced by squadron. They had a killer black Friday deal. All I had to do was paint it in one night.
  4. First ever Russian build. Lots of fun with the metal finish. Paint used was Alclad Airframe Aluminum.
  5. I decided to add resin wheels from True details to show proper weighted wheels. I did not care for the standard gun barrels that it came with and so I decided to try the brass set from Master. In addition to this, I had a leftover resin seat from the old legend series that was lying around. Other details that were added were the antenna wires and wiring that connected to the batteries. For painting I started with a black basing technique with a mottle pattern with various colors. Full article at Wasatch Modeler
  6. According to this build they filled in just some of the lines.
  7. So i am in progress with the Tamiya P-38 and am coming under the dilemma of panel lines. Which do we need to fill in at the seams? According to this blueprint there are a few that need to be filled in and some that do not when looking at the top and bottom of the booms. Yet I see conflicting information with some real life photos. Anyone have some info on accuracy? .
  8. As normal, I was playing with my phone when I should have been paying attention during church and stumbled upon a few photos of a downed FW190 that caught my eye. I was then inspired to recreate the aircraft. I spent some time researching what happened with the crash but was unable to pull up much detail from the story. I took this as an opportunity to add some creative license and not base it on actual events. I had lying around an 1/48 Eduard FW190 that I bought on sale a while back. this is a great kit with good detail and I felt a bit bad destroying it but it only cost me around $25. I looked at various techniques involving aluminum foil and other methods but I decided to try my hand at some experimenting. My method was to put in a round cutting bit into my Dremmel and start thinning the plastic from the inside of the airframe. This worked great! All I had to do from here is start denting the wings and literally tearing the fuselage in two. Now that the tail was separated, I had to add some ribbing and wires on the inside. For this i used the usual evergreen plastic and solder wire. To simulate the damaged ailerons and elevators I used the Dremmel bit to cut it down to the frames. It turned out ok but it did not simulate the fabric too well and wish I went with other methods. I experimented with tape on the rudder and it worked decent. I didn't do too much damage to the cockpit as I did not want this to be a plane that was out there for decades. The kit came with photo etch belts and I decided to cut them up as they were likely one of the first things to go. At this point the plane needed more detail. I decided to purchase an Eduard Resin engine to match. The engine was a bit finicky and did not want to mount correctly but the detail is great. Pastels were used to simulate rust on the exhaust. Since the aircraft was shot down, it needed some bullet holes. On one side of the airframe I drilled out holes and on the other side I used the previously mentioned technique of thinning the plastic to a point where light would be able to be seen through it. I then used a blade to simulate the exit wound. For the canopy I drilled out a hole and added scratches from the stress. Weathering One thing I wish I did was not used the kit decals and used paint. The weathered markings would have looks much more authentic. Live and learn... Beyond that I sprayed the the model with a metallic paint and then used chipping fluid from AK on top. From there i used filters to diffuse the paint and then more oil to represent dirt as well as rain streaks on the side. Overall, this was one of the most enjoyable projects I have completed. I entered it into a local competition and took a silver as well as a special award for Best Luftwaffe Aircraft. Article HERE
  9. As normal, I was playing with my phone when I should have been paying attention during church and stumbled upon a few photos of a downed FW190 that caught my eye. I was then inspired to recreate the aircraft. I spent some time researching what happened with the crash but was unable to pull up much detail from the story. I took this as an opportunity to add some creative license and not base it on actual events. I had lying around an 1/48 Eduard FW190 that I bought on sale a while back. this is a great kit with good detail and I felt a bit bad destroying it but it only cost me around $25. I looked at various techniques involving aluminum foil and other methods but I decided to try my hand at some experimenting. My method was to put in a round cutting bit into my Dremmel and start thinning the plastic from the inside of the airframe. This worked great! All I had to do from here is start denting the wings and literally tearing the fuselage in two. Now that the tail was separated, I had to add some ribbing and wires on the inside. For this i used the usual evergreen plastic and solder wire. To simulate the damaged ailerons and elevators I used the Dremmel bit to cut it down to the frames. It turned out ok but it did not simulate the fabric too well and wish I went with other methods. I experimented with tape on the rudder and it worked decent. I didn't do too much damage to the cockpit as I did not want this to be a plane that was out there for decades. The kit came with photo etch belts and I decided to cut them up as they were likely one of the first things to go. At this point the plane needed more detail. I decided to purchase an Eduard Resin engine to match. The engine was a bit finicky and did not want to mount correctly but the detail is great. Pastels were used to simulate rust on the exhaust. Since the aircraft was shot down, it needed some bullet holes. On one side of the airframe I drilled out holes and on the other side I used the previously mentioned technique of thinning the plastic to a point where light would be able to be seen through it. I then used a blade to simulate the exit wound. For the canopy I drilled out a hole and added scratches from the stress. Weathering One thing I wish I did was not used the kit decals and used paint. The weathered markings would have looks much more authentic. Live and learn... Beyond that I sprayed the the model with a metallic paint and then used chipping fluid from AK on top. From there i used filters to diffuse the paint and then more oil to represent dirt as well as rain streaks on the side. Overall, this was one of the most enjoyable projects I have completed. I entered it into a local competition and took a silver as well as a special award for Best Luftwaffe Aircraft. Article HERE
  10. Barracuda placards HGW Seat Belts Fundecals stencils Model World Decals CMK Wheels Added wiring with solder Paint is alclad airframe aluminum This brought home a Gold medal at a Local IPMS with a special award for best American WW2 Aircraft
  11. Windsor and Newton for flat. Aqua gloss sometimes otherwise the tried and true Future for gloss.
  12. Looks like the sanding and buffing will work. When I was trying earlier, I was not going deep enough. Will send photos of the before and after.
  13. Lately I have been using tamiya cement to fix my clear parts and it has been working well until now. I had a little too much solvent on my brush and got a little drip on the windscreen. What can I do to fix? Tried sanding it smooth but it looks like it changed the clear plastic into white plastic... Thinking 1. Drill out and fill in 2. Cover with "Oil drips" from prop (this is the AH-1Z) 3. Try to get a new part from Academy?
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