Roland Sachsenhofer In a first attempt to get the translucent look of the gliders skin of fabric, I painted the wooden parts with dry brush and highlighted the interspace per airbrush and white paint. Next step will see the "linen" color being sprayed in thin layer over this priming.
Roland Sachsenhofer The appearance of the skin of linen is finished now- I show you a few pics of the result. Next step will be painting the wooden leading edges and the wooden fuselage construction with a combination of air- and dry-brush.
Roland Sachsenhofer The wooden leading edges and fuselage construction has been prepared with a mix of Gunze colors and artists acrylic. The gloss will be reduced to give a better fit to the linen surfaces.
16. August 2018, 15:09
Roland Sachsenhofer The surfaces have been finished by now- and the degree of glossiness have been adjusted.
Now the final phase will start: rigging and working with etched parts.
20. August 2018, 12:15
Miro Herold Deine Vielfalt an diversen Kits ist fasziniernd lieber Roland. Glück ab!
20. August 2018, 21:16
bughunter After holiday (hiking in Austria) I found this new interesting project. Looks great, Roland!
20. August 2018, 22:04
Roland Sachsenhofer Hello mates! Thank you for your comments! Miro, ich freue mich, dass meine Auswahl erfreut!
Hope you enjoyed hiking in lovely Austria- and this summers temperature!
As a gimmick, the figure from the CMK set "German SG-38 Glider Pilot" will be used for a photo session; after that it will be removed and the kits seat will be glued in it´s place.
I painted the figure with Gunze and Vallejo acrylics. To pay regard to the fact that this SG 38 has been flown in communist post-war Czechoslovakia the pilot was presented with a red scarf made from metal foil
22. August 2018, 09:10
Bart Goesaert Looking good, the kid too... not that easy at all to try to paint transparency... but you managed... The linen part above the wing, is this squashed between the wooden braces?
22. August 2018, 11:21
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you Bart! I suppose it is as you have described; that is a rather rustic construction
23. August 2018, 08:29
Bart Goesaert Boxart suggest's something else, but that looks weird too
23. August 2018, 09:05
Roland Sachsenhofer Bart, I have compared the appearance of surviving SG 38 with the boxart picture: you are nearly right- or, in other words, I am half-wrong! It seems as if the linen should cover the forward or the backward strut of the overwing-tower. Thank you for this observation and your interest.
24. August 2018, 15:50
Roland Sachsenhofer Finished at last! Thank you mates for your interest and your motivating comments- the SG-38 is ready for it´s first model-flight!
That is a real gem of a kit, nicely detailed, although the BrenGun detail set with it´s bunch of etched parts was very welcome. For a few pictures I affected the pilot to take it´s seat, but my figure-painting skills did not convince me, so I completed it unmanned.