Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12 | Part 4

I appield several thin coats of light blue over
the blue preshading.

Photographing the light blue surfaces with its
subtable variations in hue is tricky ...

... but I think it can be seen to advantage
in these shap shots.

Mock-up of markings and colors on a surplus wing.
Markings are HGW wet transfers which seem to work
very well. RLM 82 variations for the upper camo.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12 | Part 3

After basic assembly of the plane I have started
to paint the upper fuselage camouflage.

The fuselage needed some rescribing of panellines.
Fit around the wing root was mediocre requiring
some putty.

The fuselage was base coated with Gunze
Surfacer 1200 followed by a thin white coat.

Blue under painting or preshading of the RLM 76.
Next will be a thin light blue coat ... :-)

Friday, January 3, 2020

Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12 | Part 2

WIP: Landing gear in the making.

Tires are resin replacements.

Front landing gear. I added break line detail from scratch.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Pauke! Pauke! – NIGHTFIGHTER! Me 262 B-1a/U1 Red 12 | Part 1

Dry fitting the cockpit tub into the fuselage.
Interior was upgrade with Eduard PE set #32893.
Cockpit detail is soft and restricted,
so PE is a good way to upgrade
the front and back office!

Eduard´s PE parts came out quite nicely.
I used RAL 7024 for RLM 66 from Zeropaints.

Leather seat backrest was done with fast drying
Griffin Alkyd oils from Winsor & Newton.

Kit quality is a bit ambivalent: with careful cleaning
fit can be good. But the nose panels fit horribly.
Surface details are finely engraved and
airframe shape looks good to me.

Lots of sanding and putty required.
Rescribing panel lines is also necessary.

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.