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Juergen Klinglhuber (jott)

Scalemates Schwalbe Group build 2021


42 | 4. January, 12:59
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Jan Peters
Nice choice of subject, looking forward to see you do the bare metal finish
5. January, 12:57
5. January, 13:09
10. January, 16:26
Daniel Klink
That looks promising.. Iam in 👍
10. January, 16:34
Juergen Klinglhuber
Hello to all....& thx you for your interest
10. January, 18:22
Juergen Klinglhuber
thx spanjaard.
A real fun to build....
13. January, 22:10
Jan Peters
Great looking interiour
14. January, 05:13
it certainly looks amazing.
14. January, 13:22
Juergen Klinglhuber
Thank you Jan & Spanjaard. Can't wait to continue - had to take care on other stuff this weekend :(
16. January, 20:24
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hard to believe that this is supposed to be a 72 scale! awesome!
17. January, 09:04
Jan Peters
Nice and clean work
17. January, 09:13
Guy Rump
Very impressive so far, following. 🙂
17. January, 09:16
Juergen Klinglhuber
Thanks Roland, Jan & Guy for your appreciation. That's motivating.
I did some work on the landing gear hydraulic and the nose section (thx Spanjaard for your infos) last night - pictures will follow soon.
17. January, 13:45
Daniel Klink
Superb job Jürgen... 👍
17. January, 13:48
Łukasz Gliński
Joining 👍 I have considered the same "camo", but maybe next time...
17. January, 15:45
Łukasz Gliński
Found this today, thinking of the putty colour too...
Youtube Video

20. January, 19:33
Jan Peters
Great video, very inspirational
21. January, 16:05
Juergen Klinglhuber
Lukasz - thx for sharing.
So we can start a group build of Schwalbe "putty camo" within the existing Schwalbe Group build ! ;) what to you think? - who's joining? ;)
21. January, 20:35
Łukasz Gliński
The only obstacle I see are the black outline crosses - browsing the stash since yesterday to find some...
21. January, 20:37
Juergen Klinglhuber
Today I received the engine and a sheet where only black and white Luftwaffe crosses are on - 1/72 - I have not use for all of them - let me know.
21. January, 20:44
Andrea Brenco
Very nice, I follow! maybe I will start mine, soon. Still have to decide kit and project...
22. January, 00:32
You are doing a great job
22. January, 01:41
Juergen Klinglhuber
Thx Andrea, Skywalker & Joshua.
26. January, 19:27
Juergen Klinglhuber
Added one more pic before I need to undergo the next paint job on the landing gear and wheel bin. Hope to close the fuselage soon.
26. January, 19:29
Juergen, how is your canopy? I had a terrible canopy when I did this kit. Eventually I will have to replace it with a vacuform.
26. January, 19:34
Juergen Klinglhuber
@Skywalker - added pic #23; it looks that my kit contained a quite ok canopy.
27. January, 18:52
Wow, you got lucky... Everyone I know who has this kit has canopy problems. Mine was so thin on one side that it cracked and the shape didn't fit on the fuselage. I wonder if they updated the clear parts? This is turning out to be a great build!
27. January, 19:00
Falk Röllig
Following with interest
27. January, 19:23
cockpit seems quite ok in the picture.
but afer looking at mine, i got a couple of vacuformed ones for my two 262's....
27. January, 21:16
Jan Peters
Now I'm getting very curious after the one in my recce kit.
Hope it is as good as yours :)
28. January, 16:52
Juergen Klinglhuber
Hi all - thx for your comments and good luck with your canopies!
Different topic - key word "putty camo" - your ideas resp. comments are welcome. As I coming closer to the paint job, I thinking more and more about following "mistery" (at least for myself): do I have to fill the panel lines? I guess the "putty" was used as faying surface sealant in order to reduce aerodynamic drag. If so, I think most of the panel lines where not visible on this bird. In consequence the models panel lines need to be filled.....Someone supporting this approach? thx for your feedback.
29. January, 14:37
Jan Peters
I did not fill the panel lines when I did mine, that way you can still pinwash them, otherwise the model may look a bit bland.
Ps my canopy looks ok :)
29. January, 14:50
Łukasz Gliński
Thinking of it too. Hopefully in my case the Airfix got quite deep panel lines, so I hope my "putty" (currently leaning towards brushing Light Gull Grey acrylic paint by Testors) will not cover them completely. Then I plan to add some dark grey wash, so it doesn't have that comic look😉
29. January, 15:11
Jan Peters
Here's a link to the tamiya me262 I did a couple of years ago.
Some of my older works | Album by Jan Peters
I painted the putty lines with a medium grey over flat aluminium.
29. January, 15:41
Jeremy Wiltcher
How does one get in on these group builds? I just happen to have finished one of my 262s.
29. January, 15:41
Jan Peters
Change the tittle of your album to Scalemates Schwalbe Group build 2021, and it is added like magic :)
29. January, 15:43
you can also "attend" the event. but yeah, the album name is most important.
(to attend, just go to the event, Scalemates Schwalbe Group build 2021 (1. January until 31. December, ) and add your response)
29. January, 15:46
and i would say paint rather than putty is the right way for a 262 in 1/72
29. January, 15:51
29. January, 16:15
29. January, 16:17
Juergen Klinglhuber
Jan, thx for sharing your album. Nice content 👍
29. January, 17:54
Jan Peters
Thanks, You're welcome.
29. January, 18:11
Juergen Klinglhuber
A few upates in the pic's album. Nose section, landing gear & engine done. Tackling next the canopy aera and wings.
30. January, 14:20
Jan Peters
Very nice scratchwork and detail painting
30. January, 15:17
Matthew A
3. February, 13:31
Juergen Klinglhuber
Thx Jan & Matthew
5. February, 11:26
Alec K
Very cool project. I found this to be a great kit (presuming the two seater is of same quality). Regarding the panel lines: I lean toward them being filled. They certainly were filled on the real thing. As far as the impact this will have on the "feel", I think that the putty lines will provide the visual interest instead. All that said, the lines on this kit are pretty fine and will not be very visible in any case (I personally would skip the traditional panel wash to avoid highlighting them). Above of course does not apply to any service panel lines. In any case, very nice progress and I look forward to an update 👍
7. February, 12:21
Andrea Brenco
Love this build! Can I ask you why you painted the canopy frames black?
7. February, 15:59
Juergen Klinglhuber
Hi Alec- thx for your comments and your feedback. It is encouraging my considerations towards filling them...
Still a couple days to think about it....thx.
7. February, 16:31
Juergen Klinglhuber
Andrea - thx for your comment. What you see here is the inside of the canopy only. The outside surface in not yet painted. The reason why it is black is based on my picture reference - see #43 I have added. I am not sure if this refurbished museum aircraft is restored in the original coulours used once,....might be wrong.
7. February, 16:37
Łukasz Gliński
Some say it should be RLM66, which is almost black.
7. February, 18:25
Juergen Klinglhuber
Thx - Lukasz for your interessting input. I looked it up in the web then....found the same. I took "anthrazit black" by coincidence, which should be close to the grey-black RLM66 type. On the pictures it looks pretty dark and shiny - I guess this is because the of the shinny, glazing canopy and unpainted frames. However - thank you mates for your comments - always interested to learn more. cheers
12. February, 07:52
Roland Gunslinger
Looking good with these extra details 👍
14. February, 17:04
20. February, 21:38
Juergen Klinglhuber
Some small steps forward, after a few days off the bench.
Did some trials with paint as colouring is coming closer,...
20. February, 21:39
Promising indeed
20. February, 21:51
Łukasz Gliński
Nice tests - I'm getting closer to puttying too.
20. February, 22:05
Jan Peters
Testbed looks very good indeed, looking forward to see it on the model
21. February, 16:57
Juergen Klinglhuber
Following Lukasz' trail ( ;)), base ist done.
27. February, 20:11
Łukasz Gliński
Wow, that's shiny. I already screwed the topsides, so you might take me over soon😉
27. February, 21:23
Alec K
Very nice progress Juergen 👍
28. February, 14:52
Juergen Klinglhuber
Thx, Lukasz & Alec. you know - painting is not my favoured part in model building. So I always push ist to right as long as possible,....:-]
28. February, 16:55
Alec K
I know what you mean. I was just listening to the Plastic Model Mojo and they were discussing the "fear of screwing it up", i.e. reluctance to continue in a build when a skill we are not best at comes up. I don't love painting either, but canopy work is my bane 😄
28. February, 18:09
Łukasz Gliński
I see no problem with painting, pure pleasure (unless the airbrush is clogged😉 ), but sanding and PE frets kill me 😄
28. February, 19:18
Gordon Sørensen
Hreat looking Schwalbe, Juergen! Looking forward to seeing the end result.
28. February, 19:28
Juergen Klinglhuber
Thx mates for your inputs.
Today I up-loaded some new pic's after some hard days of repetitive masking&painting sessions.
7. March, 08:20
Roland Sachsenhofer
Awesome! I am eager watching further progress!
7. March, 08:25
Sebastian Meyner
Fantastic NMF Jürgen 👍
7. March, 08:38
Martin Oostrom
You must be nuts Jürgen. This amount of added detail in 1/72 is top work! Enjoyed looking through the album very much
7. March, 08:54
Andrea Brenco
Beautiful! Not sure if it is the same for the A-1, but in the B version the point of the nose was wooden, while the other nose section was iron and as such, was protected with primer HTH
7. March, 11:00
Juergen Klinglhuber
Thx Roland, Sebastian, Martin & Andrea - your feedback honors and I needed some balm on my soul after all that hours spend with masking - ;)
@Martin - yes, I was asking this myself several times the last couple days..... am I nuts doing this?
@Andrea - to you know the "real" appearence of that wooden nose cone? Was is really bare wood or was there some primer/putty on top too?
On the old black and white photographs you can hardly see any difference. I saw some colour pictures of the 711 - it was a greyish metal appearance (but the pic could be colourized and likely that the colour was taken wrong)
7. March, 17:40
Andrea Brenco
I don't think it was bare wood, all the pictures I have, colors or b&w, show it a dark color (grey? black green?) with the same kind of traces of putty and sanding than on the airframe. I found some pics and info here
7. March, 18:19
Andrea Brenco
I have checked my reference, Me 262 vol. 3 Smith-Creek: regarding B-1a/U1 W.Nr. 110305 red 8, now in South Africa, it is written that the nose cone was of a wooden skinning, covered with alluminium foil on both inside and outside surfaces. Filler was applied to the outer skin than smoothed and painted. The restorers mention also a layer of outer brick red resin. Tape was on the main fuselage and nose section joins... Please note that this nose cone is from a radar equipped Schwalbe, I don't know if the manifacturing process was the same for fighters
7. March, 18:41
Łukasz Gliński
Thanks for the info Andrea, that should help me a lot too 👍
Juergen, we seem to be going head-to-head😉
7. March, 21:22
Juergen Klinglhuber
Thx Andrea for those interesting details. I have considered the foil and the filler now on the nose. Not sure how to tackle the red resin, yet. Maybe I skip it.
Lukasz - a few more steps to the finishing line we have to go - :) so I give an status: "putty on" since yesterday; hope to have clear coat applied until end of this week.
I figured out that I have an issue with the decals (size of serial numbers not in my spare box) - further I'm not sure how deal with the insignia on the vertical fin.
Pics follow asap.
10. March, 11:22
it is looking great. if i may offer a suggestion... I would have simply painted it all in the shiny color, then masked the areas you want shiny, and painted the dull color. I think it would have probably give the same result, and saved you a masking session.
10. March, 11:47
Łukasz Gliński
Juergen, both kits have their pros and cons. Revell got the black crosses (though for the topside of the wings only), Airfix however got some serials, that I plan to cut and make 711 out of them (the smaller copy is placed under each stabiliser too, but I'm gonna skip these). Probably you have to steal the serials from some other decals. The swastikas look quite generic to my eye, so my Techmod set is ready.
10. March, 12:32
Daniel Klink
Very comvincing metalwork Juergen!
Very well done mate👍
10. March, 13:15
Juergen Klinglhuber
@Spanjaard - thx, this might have been a quite good approach in order so safe some hours. I will remind your suggestion on my next bigger masking project ;)
@Lukasz - I looted my decal spares already, some numbers will hopefully fit.
@Daniel - thank you for your kind words.
@all - 2 more pictures with the putty camo now added to the album - cheers
10. March, 18:16
Jan Peters
It looks great Jürgen, the 'putty' is bringing all the colours together.
10. March, 18:30
Roland Sachsenhofer
Marveous! Great work! I am planing to do a similar Me 262 in scale 1;32, yours will be my reference, for sure!
10. March, 19:09
Alec K
Looks great 👍
10. March, 19:27
Łukasz Gliński
Oh man, will I ever get close? 😄
10. March, 19:57
it truly looks fantastic. so it was time well spent anyway😉
10. March, 22:30
Andrea Brenco
I really like how is coming out!
10. March, 23:11
Juergen Klinglhuber
Thx mates for your nice words, this kind of echo is quite motivating.
11. March, 18:47
Roland Gunslinger
That looks great 👍 Now I want to build a „Metal-Schwalbe" too lol
11. March, 22:36
Juergen Klinglhuber
;) go for it - seeing the putty camo next to your "red B" sounds interessing
13. March, 08:26
David Taylor
master class in metal.
13. March, 08:28
13. March, 08:29
Martin Oostrom
She's looking good Jürgen!
13. March, 09:53
Juergen Klinglhuber
So,.. done with the "appearance". Decals are on, some "weathering" effects I tried to apply (to avoid uniform metal panels - but from a distance of a day I fear this was a little too much).
But - that's what it is now. Looking forward to finish the bird during next week with last assembly steps like wheels, antenna and canopy.
14. March, 15:55
Łukasz Gliński
The putty turned out quite dark after all, what colour did you use? And I see you managed to find the digits 👍
14. March, 16:07
Stefan Fraundorfer
Hats off Jürgen, your model is extremely close to the original. Very good work!
14. March, 16:16
Juergen Klinglhuber
Thx gentlemen.
@Lukasz - I was not happy with the various greys in my stash - I mixed RLM71 & FS16081 (2:1; dark green, engine gray).
14. March, 16:21
Jan Peters
It is looking great Jürgen.
The ailerons were deliverd to the factory in light grey or RLM 76 according to my references.
14. March, 17:08
Alec K
I think it turned out great 👍
14. March, 20:51
Juergen Klinglhuber
Thx gents for your nice comments.
I am a bit upset that I underestimated the effect of my wash. The idea was to vary the appearance of the various shades of the panel similar to the b&w pictures. Unfortunatly the whole thing turned out way darker than expected after applying the flat coat.
16. March, 08:54
Congratulations. Looks marvelous.
16. March, 22:03
Łukasz Gliński
On one hand it got darker. On the other - I started with lighter grey and it turned out to be barely visible on the BMF. So, I'm going to test similar putty shade to yours, but will avoid washing it instead.
17. March, 09:46
Juergen Klinglhuber
Hello all - today I report this build as finished. DONE with the ME 262 #711 "putty camo" ;)
It was fun with quite alot of ups & downs. Thx for your interest, comments and inputs during this build - much appreciated. cheers
20. March, 08:04
Andrea Brenco
I really like it, compliments!
20. March, 08:28
Jan Peters
Turned out great Jürgen! Love the details on the tail, are those decals, or did you paint the writing?
20. March, 08:38
Sebastian Meyner
Fantastic work Jürgen 👍
20. March, 08:42
Roland Sachsenhofer
Simply wonderful and inspiring! Congratulations Jürgen!
20. March, 09:05
Daß der überhaupt noch fliegt .......... You really made it!👍
20. March, 10:48
Roland Gunslinger
Stunning build 👍 Beautiful! Congrats!
20. March, 11:05
Alec K
This turned out super well Juergen. Very inspiring 👍
20. March, 13:42
Łukasz Gliński
Very cool indeed. 👍
20. March, 13:51
Andy Ball
terrific scheme! unusual too!
20. March, 15:03
Alex Rodionov
Nice idea and realisation.
20. March, 16:06
Ben M
Very unusual idea... and executed extremely well. The finish is great!
20. March, 16:37
Great job.
20. March, 17:12
20. March, 18:02
20. March, 18:29
Dimitri V.
All the money is in the superb 'putty' work!!
20. March, 19:55
Daniel Klink
20. March, 20:25
Alexander Grivonev
Really nice work, the "unpainted" look is very convincing👍
20. March, 20:58
Rui S
Excellent result 👍
20. March, 21:48
Guillaume Blanchet
Quite original and very well done!
20. March, 23:47
Juergen Klinglhuber
Hi everyone.
Wow...I am really pleased about all this positive feedback. Thanks to everyone for leaving all those motivating tributes. regards Juergen
21. March, 13:18


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