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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

B-24J "The Dragon and his Tail"


54 17 August 2020, 07:13
Roland Sachsenhofer
It really takes a lot of etched parts and some improvisation to bring the outdated shapes in this kit to some life!
17 August 2020, 07:16
Łukasz Gliński
I sense another gem 👍
17 August 2020, 08:09
Btw, one trick I did with my cargo transport plane project in 1:144, was to airbrush on primer and paint around the window openings before the two fuselage parts are glued together, and then glue on the windows before gluing the two fuselage parts together, and then just rougly mask the windows and a little out from the edges of the clear parts. Works ok, but only as long as you can avoid spraying over the masking tape, because then the new paint probably creates some kind of visible edge, ever so slightly. That way, I didn't have to think about making precise masking tape for the windows, and I avoided gunk going up against the masking tape. I think I airbrushed a gloss coat over the clear parts later though.
17 August 2020, 08:14
Amazing small details!
17 August 2020, 08:40
nice start 🙂
17 August 2020, 09:26
Roland Revolvermann
Great 👍
17 August 2020, 09:26
Bernd Korte
17 August 2020, 16:15
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all for your interest -Treehugger, a special thank to you for this tip, I will think it over for a upcoming Boeing 307 -project in 1:144!
18 August 2020, 04:15
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all mates!
Slowly "Dragon and its Tail" takes shape!
24 August 2020, 06:12
Slavo Hazucha
You got a few of them going right now, do you...😉

Nice pit and instruments, hope the clear parts will pay them justice and let some of the finer stuff be seen through!
24 August 2020, 09:08
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Slavo! Clear parts look fine so far- and I will show the cockpits side windows open. So there is hope that not all is swallowed by darkness.
24 August 2020, 09:54
Very nice cockpit! Following.
2 September 2020, 19:17
Thomas Kolb
Yeah, that cockpit! Taking a seat too.
3 September 2020, 04:18
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Cuajete and Thomas- and feel welcome!
3 September 2020, 05:57
Christian Lehmann
3 September 2020, 08:18
Roland Sachsenhofer
🙂 !
4 September 2020, 06:34
Roland Sachsenhofer
Ready for some Alclad! This kit does not, as already mentioned, score with an overwhelming richness of detail, but it has quite nice surface structures. I am really looking forward to designing the NMF surfaces!
7 September 2020, 15:42
Thomas Kolb
Gorgeous finish, very shiny! Looking forward to how you make the panels!
7 September 2020, 17:21
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your words and interest, Thomas!
8 September 2020, 07:22
Roland Sachsenhofer
The B-24 can be seen here factory new. Tomorrow it should become "Dragon and its Tail" by means of a few decals. We will see how that works....
12 September 2020, 19:06
Thomas Kolb
Very nice - I really like the jig you have for it!
12 September 2020, 22:09
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you! Yes, these jigs are a little fun on my part, but sometimes they do bring "atmosphere" to a building scenery! 🙂
13 September 2020, 07:26
Roland Sachsenhofer
The B-24 is making great progress to become the "Dragon and his Tail. The decals of "Warbird Decals" were a joy to work with.
The surfaces are finished for the first time, now a little dirt and grime is added as well as a subtle washing.
20 September 2020, 16:37
Stefan Fraundorfer
I love the full-body-paint! Really cool.
20 September 2020, 16:51
Daniel Klink
Me not in? Now way... Following 👍
Looking fanatstaic already Roland... Congrats 👍
20 September 2020, 16:54
Slavo Hazucha
Wow, that´s a spectacular piece of decalwork! 😮 👍

Looks absolutely amazing already!!!
20 September 2020, 17:04
Thomas Kolb
Wow, that is really some amazing paintwork! These decals must have been tricky to apply!
20 September 2020, 19:07
Christian Lehmann
20 September 2020, 19:12
eye catcher, no doubt!
20 September 2020, 21:10
Nathan Dempsey
Great subject and great work Roland!
This one is close to my heart as at one point there was a restored B-24 painted in these markings parked down in Ft. Myers Florida and I remember seeing it several times as a young man. I think it has been repainted in other markings since though.
20 September 2020, 21:42
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you mates, if I would have needed some motivation to get along with this piece of painting-art, you would have given it to me! Indeed Nathan, I noticed that the original was lost due to an landing accident short after the war, but another B-24 has been painted to represent this gem for a while. There are plenty of quality pictures of this aircraft in the net, even it does show another livery these days.
21 September 2020, 05:15
Sebastian Meyner
Great work so far Roland!
21 September 2020, 05:33
Roland Sachsenhofer
That´s very appreciated Sebastian!
21 September 2020, 12:59
Roland Sachsenhofer
A few steps further to a finished B-24! To be honest, only the props and antenna cable plus a few final brush swabs are missing. The B-24 as a complex aircraft offers many corners where you can miss something, a little patience is quite good. The MG- barrels of the kit have been replaced with resin ones.
26 September 2020, 10:38
Daniel Klink
Love that very alive surface with the different metalefects. very well done Roland 👍
26 September 2020, 10:39
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Daniel, very appreciated!
26 September 2020, 11:14
Roland Sachsenhofer
Last but not least: completed! The Dragon Egg is hatched - and a rather large model has cleared the workbench for something new. The B-24 Liberator is a really attractive appearance, especially with such a Bartigian painting. Even the outdated Minicraft moulds and my treatment can't help it! 🙂
Thank you very much for your interest and your motivating comments!
27 September 2020, 15:33
Alex Rodionov
WoW. Pretty "Liberator". One of the most interesting version of this airplane.
27 September 2020, 15:35
Jasper Breur
Stunning work, with fantastic nose art!
27 September 2020, 15:50
Sebastian Meyner
I love the different NMF shades, Great work 👍
27 September 2020, 16:49
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Alex, Jasper and Sebastian, these words motivate!
27 September 2020, 17:25
Fantastic result. Very nice metallized effect. Amazing decoration. Congrats!
27 September 2020, 18:22
Slavo Hazucha
Superb finish - metal & decal, every inch a stunner! 👍

Cool pictures too, I guess positioning this baby for the shoot was not without challenge 🙂
27 September 2020, 18:34
Łukasz Gliński
Outstandig (as usual?)😉
27 September 2020, 19:36
David Taylor
27 September 2020, 19:37
Daniel Klink
All Hats off Roland 👍
Great Result and eyecatcher..
27 September 2020, 19:40
Nathan Dempsey
Beautiful finish there Roland. Brings back great memories.
27 September 2020, 21:04
Ricardo Reis
Coolness! 👍
27 September 2020, 21:06
Lode Schildermans
Once again a magnificent project brought to a great end.
28 September 2020, 05:13
great job
28 September 2020, 06:17
Soeren .
Fantastic work my friend!
28 September 2020, 08:07
Roland Sachsenhofer
Your words are overhelming, mates, thank you all for these comments!
28 September 2020, 08:25
Bernd Korte
I have to say the clean NMF look of the unpainted fuselage side is for me as compelling as the side with the nose art. Looks great!
28 September 2020, 12:31
Michael Hickey
Really nice looking B-24 you've got yourself there Roland.👍👍👍
28 September 2020, 14:42
Roland Sachsenhofer
Bernd and Michael, thanks for your motivating remarks indeed!
29 September 2020, 17:42
Björn Svedberg
Looking great! 👍
I love the nose art, that decal must have had its challenges when putting it on. I love the B-24 and wish I could have one in 1:48-scale.
30 September 2020, 04:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
A new B-24 in 1:48 would be a real and actually quite overdue enrichment. Thanks Björn!
30 September 2020, 09:24
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all mates for "liking"! 🙂
30 September 2020, 18:11
Thomas Kolb
Got another like from me!
30 September 2020, 18:12
Juergen Klinglhuber
..and me. Super
30 September 2020, 20:42
Roland Sachsenhofer
I am delighted, many thanks, mates!
1 October 2020, 18:04
Bernd Grün
Outstanding work, Roland. Looks great!
19 October 2020, 06:36
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Bernd!
19 October 2020, 08:42
Ralf Topeters
That decal alone deserves two likes in one not to mention the interior. I gave you the one I'm able to and wish I had just another one for you!!!
19 October 2020, 08:47
isto korpiaho
Really nicely done models.
19 October 2020, 09:03
WOW! Stunning!
19 October 2020, 14:45
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all for your motivating and inspiring comments, thank you for the "Liken", it's incredible!
20 October 2020, 11:59


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