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Greg Baker (strobez)

Scalemates Schwalbe Group build 2021


13 | 29. January, 07:16
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Greg Baker
Ok... I was pushed over the edge. Since this build is going to be wheels up, with a pilot in the cockpit, it really shouldn't take very long... famous last words.
29. January, 07:21
Roland Gunslinger
I follow your bread äh plastic crumbs ...
29. January, 08:16
me too 🙂
29. January, 09:09
Jan Peters
Following this as well :)
29. January, 09:21
Erik De Smet
Must be much easier to put LED s in this one than in the 1/144 voir et savoir 43
29. January, 11:53
Alec K
Following as well. I have the Hasegawa 262 in my stash, so all I want to hear is how great this kit it😉
29. January, 12:09
Following 😄
29. January, 12:52
Nathan Dempsey
I'm here to watch too 🙂
29. January, 16:28
I can't stay behind. Following!
29. January, 18:55
Like a moth I'm following blue LEDs 😄
30. January, 11:24
Juergen Klinglhuber
following of course....
30. January, 12:44
Slavo Hazucha
You can have it in any color as long as it's black...😉
30. January, 13:14
30. January, 20:12
Greg Baker
All right... blue LEDs installed... the Black Knight of Berlin is in the cockpit... but some putty required on the seams.
31. January, 06:49
Greg Baker
One thing about semi-gloss black... it shows a lot. I see I need a bit more sanding.
9. February, 07:06
Greg Baker
Ok... more sanding, repainted... not sure what difference it made. Yep. Sounds about right.
10. February, 07:23
you may want to look at upper panel lines of left engine. it looks that you are missing a bit of it😉
10. February, 09:19
Lode Schildermans
It looks great in black too (and already liked the red one)
10. February, 22:47
Greg Baker
This one isn't really working out like I thought. I had to repaint the whole thing after I discovered Testors enamel and Tamiya enamel thinner are NOT the same thing. However, using Tamiya thinner on the Testors didn't work as well as I thought.

I'm starting to doubt that white panel lines are worth the effort. Anyone want to try and talk me out of it?
25. February, 01:52
Roland Gunslinger
The black and white contrast looks great to me. Regarding the thinner I can't say anything, because I don't use either one. I have never seen Testors in Germany.
25. February, 06:46
Greg Baker
I like the idea of the white on black... but it just isn't working for me. I keep getting uneven lines and a white "mist". I can't be sure, but I believe I had better results with the Tamiya enamels. I stripped the paint for the third time, so once I get it "back in black" I'll make a decision. Is there something easy I can use to seal the black acrylic undercoat and then use acrylics on top? Future is no help in that regard.
25. February, 07:25
panel lines look great. although i would have maybe used a bit darker tone
25. February, 07:26
Greg Baker
A darker tone of bright white?
25. February, 07:29
light grey?
25. February, 07:30
25. February, 07:32
Roland Gunslinger
Hmm, esay idk. So in principle only the solvent of the lower paint layer has to be different from the one above. Acrylics are available with different thinners. The following wash combinations work very well for me.

Tamiya/mr Hobby clear gloss (ipa + drop of laquer thinner) -> AK emaille wash, (Tamiya emaille should work fine too)
AK real colors clear gloss (laquer thinned) -> Vallejo wash (water based) (DONT use Tamiya acrylics!!!)
25. February, 07:40
after the disaster with my NXR-700 I started using Flory Models washes.... they can be user over all paints. water based clay. if you do not like, you can be remove them with water and start over. Work like a charm.
25. February, 07:43
although I wonder if chalk dissolved with water would not do the same trick, and a lot cheaper :P
25. February, 07:44
Roland Gunslinger
Spanjaard, you are Right😉
Youtube Video

25. February, 07:48
ok, the drops of washing liquid to change surface tension would certainly make the trick 🙂 thanks Roland!
25. February, 09:17
Alec K
I kinda agree with Spanjaard's suggestion to try a gray wash instead.
25. February, 14:24
Martin Oostrom
A blueish grey?
25. February, 14:39
Juergen Klinglhuber
Greg - how is it going on the black knight?
13. March, 08:20
Greg Baker
Well, I repainted it black for the third time... now I'm waiting for something to happen. I'm not quite sure what though.😉
13. March, 13:15
Roland Gunslinger
Let us know how it turned out with the "wait". Maybe I'm testing that too.
13. March, 13:20
Greg Baker
Yeah. The debate is really if I'm up to try that chalk wash idea. I guess I'd need some chalk...😉
13. March, 13:25
Roland Gunslinger
Do you have oil paints? That would also be an alternative.
13. March, 14:00
Alec K
I am trying the Tamiya weathering powders and really like the effects. I believe they have a set with white. Just FYI.
13. March, 14:16
Chaz Gordon
Just love the dude hanging out in the corner of Pic 19, waiting for his plane to be next on the block.
13. March, 19:49
Greg Baker
I got a white weathering pencil of some kind, but the results were a bit limited. The oil paints and the Tamiya weathering powders are both interesting options. 🤔

Chaz - haha! That's Hans von Hammer waiting for me to get busy with his "Red Baron" Fokker tri-wing.😉
14. March, 00:50


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