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:
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
|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.
|The dried model shows the bleached finish to advantage. |
Now the mechanical part of the physicochemical weathering
can begin :-)
Sunday, February 3, 2019
|Working on the wheels. Added mud and dirt |
made of pigments and fixer.
|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
|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
|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
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
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
|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.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
|Frame 6 of the right shell.|
|Dry fitting of parts.|
|Former made from 2mm MDF of frame 6.|
|Longitudinal stringer and frame 5 and 2.|
|Again, some dry fitting ...|
|Fit is OK ...|
|Segments of frame 6 have to fit exactly.|
|Detail of frame 2 (with 4 holes).|
|Tank chamber roof plating started.|
|More plating done.|
|No, that isn´t a kitchen sink!!|
|Plating completed :-)|
|Detail shot of forward section.|
Friday, July 21, 2017
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 | 1/12 th Scale | Part 21 – Upper reinforment straps supporting the upper engine mounts
|Right side: The strap was cut from 0.3 mm litho.|
|Shape and dimensions were taken from the |
|The rivet pattern from Jerry Crandall´s |
superb YELLOW 10 book.
|Left side showing the upper strap. The real one|
was made of steel.