Saturday, June 8, 2019

Junkers D.1 | Wingnut Wings 1/32nd scale | Part 7

Added the exhaust pipe finished with pigments
and washes.

Airbrushed some dirt, streaks and fumes with
Tamiya´s redbrown and flat black.

Exhaust fumes were also airbrushed with thinned
acrylics from Tamiya.

More weathering done by airbrush.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Junkers D.1 | Wingnut Wings 1/32nd scale | Part 6

Weathered engine cowling. Exhaust is still missing.

Left engine cowling. Some final toughes missing!

Left upper wing with airbrushed Balkenkreuz.

Weatherd underside.

Weathering almost done ...

Pale blue undercoat with thin white top coat.

White tail plane still needs some weathering!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Köf 3 | Gauge 0 Diesel locomotive


a friend of mine asked me to weather a Köf3 diesel locomotive which was damaged during a workshop fire. I tried to clean the model as good as possible and then started weathering it using washes and stains. Here you go:

Monday, February 4, 2019

Junkers D.1 | Wingnut Wings 1/32nd scale | Part 5

Proof of concept: I sprayed the complete model
with a mix of thinners and hairspray adjusted to work
with the lacquers used on the model.

Dark areas are still wet of rinsing the model
under the shower. This gives an idea of the original shades.
This is the first time use on a model after a
few years of empiric research – and failures!
Erhh.. happy little accidents! (Love you, Bob Ross!)

The dried model shows the bleached finish to advantage.
Now the mechanical part of the physicochemical weathering
can begin :-)

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Junkers D.1 | Wingnut Wings 1/32nd scale | Part 4

Working on the wheels. Added mud and dirt
made of pigments and fixer.

Test of my new weathering technique: Base colors are a mix of browns
from Zero Paint RAL 8017 and Tamiya XF-64. In the picture this color is the dark shade. Then a coat of hairspray was applied for 30 sec. Rinse with water. Chemical reaction leads the light shade seen above. This can be mechanically removed with wooden chisels, stiff brushes etc.

Dry fitting of subassemblies. All markings are airbrushed.

Camouflage was sprayed using card board templates
to achieve a ragged color seperation.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Junkers D.1 | Wingnut Wings 1/32nd scale | Part 3

Started to paint and weather the rim covers.
Basecoat is RAL 7003 from ZERO PAINTS.
Added Tamiya XF-71 and XF-57 for a thin top coat.

Added a wet coat of hair spray for some 30 secs.
This will weather the paintjob chemically!
Then rinsed the parts with warm water.
Let dry.
Added a first wash and some streaking.

Use wooden sticks, pins etc. to partially remove
the now bleached top coat. Add washes and streaking.
Dirt and dust will follow once the rubber tires
has been painted.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Junkers D.1 | Wingnut Wings 1/32nd scale | Part 2

I added the wings and started to work
on the landing gear.

Resin pilot figure will be part of a small diorama.

Wing root detail showing the corrugated dural construction
of the Junkers to advantage. Although fit is very good
careful clean-up work along the seams is mandatory.

WIP: Wooden Axial propeller made from laminated veneer.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Junkers D.1 | Wingnut Wings 1/32nd scale | Part 1

This is the new Junkers D.1 from Wingnut Wings. It arrived just in time for a OOB-x-mas build! Everything you heard from other WNW kits is also true for this little gem. So, let´s get started!

Cockpit detail is great OOB, it is the original
that has a spatan instrumentation!

The well known Daimler-Mercedes D.III
known from many previous WNW kits.

I decided to model a D.IIIaü motor with 200 hp.

Most of the engine detail will be covered
underneath hoods and panels, however.

The Junkers D.1 is a late war production so I tried to show
the use of lower quality materials, e.g. inferior seat upholstery.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

King Tiger Sd.Kfz. 182 w. Henschel Turret – TAKOM 1/35: Part 1

A life without model making is possible but pointless! So now for some tank modeling besides my daily job and my ph.d. thesis. I built my last tank some 20 years ago, so there are new aspects to learn. This Tiger II will be part of a diorama, probably an Ardennes diorama.
Both engine cooler units will be visible underneath the grills of the rear deck.
So I built them according the instructions using red oxide primer as a base coat.

Weathering was done with washes and some chipping with acrylic paints.

Upper hull dry fitted over the lower hull. Grills are still missing.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part 23 – Seat guide rails

First I made a template defining the correct angle of
the seat inclination. The guide rails have to precisely fit
behind frame 5.

Guide rails milled from brass and files to the correct dimensions.

Top view of the guide rails and frame 5 segments.

I soldered stripes on top of the H-profile.

One profile is already cleaned up. The holes are
to lock the seat in 6 different height positions.