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Jim J Pic 14 shows the wooden flap detail. Still some work to do...
9. October at 17:27:34
Jim J By the way. Thanks for the nice comments, Bart.
9. October at 17:28:38
Alec K Cool project and progress, following. On my to-do in 1/72, in unspecified future...
10. October at 09:48:01
Jim J Thanks Alec!
10. October at 21:08:30
Jim J It's slowly coming to life... Started with the Aluminum underside with some panel variation using chrome and silver using Mission Models paint. Added white for the wing cross masks and RV band. I wasn't sure the best way to tackle the masks on the wing tops: (A) white patch, mask, camo, remove mask; or (B) camo, mask, white paint, remove mask. I've seen it done both ways. We'll see. I also painted RLM 76 on the underside and sides using AK Real Colors. Sprays nice.
10. October at 21:18:32
Nathan Dempsey Looking great. I'm happy to see the Mission Models metal colors seem to lay down nicely. I have the paint, but haven't been able to use it on a larger surface yet.
10. October at 22:38:36
Jim J Thanks Nathan. I've used the metallics a few times (wing undersides, engines, interiors, etc.) and have not had any issues. I have yet to use them for an entire plane. (Maybe a P-51 in the near future?)
12. October at 05:54:39
Jim J Completed main painting and got the gloss coat on this hot rod. I'm happy with the progress so far.

Using AK real colors, I put down RLM 75 and then laid down the complex RLM 82 and RLM 81 (v3) camo pattern. I completed the entire sequence on the wings first then repeated it on the fuselage. I don't trust myself on preventing overspray. I masked out wing walk lines but they are mostly covered by the 81 and 82. I decided not to preshade panel lines this time, thinking that the complex pattern and color combinations would quickly obscure the shading. I plan to post shade instead. There was quite a bit of back and forth between 82 and 81 to clean up the pattern and fix minor issues. Interestingly, this camo pattern appears to me to be characterized by interwoven color patches rather than traditional luftwaffe mottles. Rather than faded, fuzzy color clouds, the pattern called for bold, disruptive shapes and patches. I followed the Jerry Crandall EagleFiles profile as closely as possible.

The AK real colors spray very nicely. I really like how thin and smooth the layers of paint are. Much more so than Mission Models. I used AK real colors thinner and kept the thinning ratio from 1:1 to 2:1 thinner to paint. My compressor pressure was ~15-18 psi for the base coat layers and 25 psi for the fine line detail to minimize spattering. There were no real issues at all with the AK paints.

As for markings so far, I used the Montex mask set intended for the Tamiya D-9. The wing crosses and the HakenKreuz on the tail were fine, but the fuselage cross mask was about 2mm too small. So I used tape to make my own mask for the black fuselage cross. This was my first time using the Montex masks and I really liked them. This eliminates the entire decal silvering and visible film problems, especially with the broken crosses in the late war luftwaffe planes. I will have to use decals for the maintenance stencils and the yellow 10. The RV band and white stripe on the tail came out nicely. I used Mission Models paint for these.

The key command decision was to forego the Mission Models gloss clear and try Tamiya X-22 clear. What a game-changer! I sprayed Tamiya X-22 with 50% Mr. Color leveling thinner and then immediately afterwards laid down a coat of 100% thinner. The result is absolutely amazing - thin, high gloss, dry to touch within 1 hour. I've been struggling for a while to find the right gloss coat and this is it! Highly recommended.

Decals are next. Thanks for following along.
14. October at 05:06:25
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1:32 Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 "Barkhorn" (Hasegawa 08251)
 
Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 "Barkhorn" w/Figure
Hasegawa 1:32
08251
2017 | Changed parts
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October 4, 2019

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1:48 Junkers Ju87R-2/B-2 Stuka (Airfix A07115)
 
Junkers Ju87R-2/B-2 Stuka
Airfix 1:48
A07115
2017 | Changed parts
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1:48 Junkers Ju87B-1 Stuka (Airfix A07114)
 
Junkers Ju87B-1 Stuka
Airfix 1:48
A07114
2017 | New tool
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October 3, 2019

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1:48 Jabo (Eduard 11131)
 
Jabo Fw 190A-5/U3 + U8, Limited Edition
Eduard 1:48
11131
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1:48 Fw 190A-3 (Eduard 84112)
 
Fw 190A-3 Weekend Edition
Eduard 1:48
84112
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October 1, 2019

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1:48 De Havilland Mosquito B.MkIV/PR.MkIV (Tamiya 61066)
 
De Havilland Mosquito B.MkIV/PR.MkIV
Tamiya 1:48
61066
1999 | Changed parts
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1:48 B-17F Flying Fortress (Kits-World KW148062)
War Birds
B-17F Flying Fortress B-17F - 'Ye Olde Pub' & Me109G Piloted by Franz Stigler
Kits-World 1:48
KW148062
2011 | New tool
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September 30, 2019

Jim J added a new photoalbum.
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26. September at 04:26:51
Ding Sun Very sharp and clean work!
26. September at 04:49:55
Jim J Thanks for the comments Christian and Ding.
@Holger, I found this when I was researching the plane: https://eduard.com/out/media..10/info-eduard-2010-07EN.pdf
26. September at 21:59:24
Nathan Dempsey Interesting read there Jim.
26. September at 22:31:22
Daniel Klink A real Beauty your Sturmbock Jim
27. September at 09:36:02
Jim J Thanks Daniel! Much appreciated.
28. September at 14:57:11
Björn Svedberg Great work! Lovely photography too!
29. September at 08:49:04
Jim J Thanks for the kind comments Björn!
30. September at 04:45:31
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1:48 Ta152H-1 (Zoukei-Mura SWS 1/48 No.02)
Focke Wulf
Ta152H-1
Zoukei-Mura 1:48
SWS 1/48 No.02
2014 | New tool
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September 27, 2019

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1:48 Fw 190D-9 (Montex MM48053)
 
Fw 190D-9 for Tamiya 41
Montex 1:48
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Slavo Hazucha Very nicely built & finished and it really shines in the exterior shots with the iconic perspectives. Well captured!
19. August at 10:55:18
Jim J Thanks Soeren, Carsten and Slavo for your very nice comments. Much appreciated. Thanks also to all for the tips and techniques.
20. August at 03:02:42
James C Gorgeous looking Spitfire Jim. Really nicely done mate.
20. August at 20:06:51
Spanjaard I hope mine looks half as good when I build it. What is your opinion about the decals? I have read some comments not very positive about them....
21. August at 19:48:03
Jim J @Spanjaard - I would definitely recommend using aftermarket decals. The Tamiya kit decals are particularly thick. In fact, each color is a different thickness and it's very noticeable. I had trouble getting the decals to conform to panel lines etc. even with many applications of MicroSol and Solvaset. I ended up making the panel lines a little more bold than usual to break up the decal effect a bit.
22. August at 03:40:33
Jim J Thanks for the comments James and Spanjaard!
22. August at 03:41:23
Spanjaard Thanks Jim, I will certainly remember your suggestion
22. August at 18:49:51
Daniel Klink Fantastic detailing and build and absolutely authentic paintjob and weathering. Very well done Jim
27. September at 09:37:46
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Mark Nice build
7. September at 15:41:59
Jim J Thanks all for the comments. Much appreciated.
7. September at 16:58:39
James C Fantastic
7. September at 17:34:12
Neuling Top notch build and presentation!
7. September at 18:36:54
Jim J Thanks James and Neuling. Much appreciated.
8. September at 05:40:16
Stephan Ryll Great 109 :) very nice work
8. September at 06:41:54
Jim J Thanks Stephan. Appreciate the comments.
9. September at 04:06:50
Daniel Klink Marvelous Build and Paintjob Jim...
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1:48 Fw 190D-11/D-13 (Eduard 8185)1:48 Fw 190 D wooden landing flaps (Eduard 48664)5+
Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-13/R11
DR Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
Stab/JG 26 Schlageter W.Nr.836017 / Yellow 10 (Major Franz Götz) | World War 2 - Flensburg May 1945 | RLM76 RLM83 RLM82 RLM81 RLM75
 
27. September at 03:53:19 Share
Jim J I attended "Luftwaffe Day" at the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum (FHCAM) in Everett, WA last month and saw FW 190D-13 Yellow 10 for the first time. It's an amazing plane with an outstanding and unique camo scheme -- spectacular and impressive in person. The highly-knowledgeable museum staff have amazing stories and details to share of its history, both during the war and throughout its multiple restorations. I was so impressed that I immediately put this plane on my modeling to-do list.

I was surprised and happy to learn than Eduard had a 1/48 kit and I could find it available online. My plan is to depict this during its last month of wartime operation in April 1945. There are many photos of the plane taken after it was captured, disarmed, and marked with US insignia. I'm going to be adding some aftermarket detail kits and plan to use AK Real Colors paints for the first time. Supposedly they are super-accurate but have some controversial color conclusions (e.g., RLM 66, RLM 81, RLM 83). We'll see.

Yellow 10 has been modeled many times and is likely familiar to this audience. But if you're ever in the Seattle area, it's worth a trip to FHCAM to see it up close. After you see it you may find yourself wanting to build the model too (or again), especially if you're a Würger fan like me.

The camo scheme will be a big airbrush challenge but I'm looking forward to it! More to follow.
27. September at 04:51:18
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1:48 Fw 190 D-9 exhaust (Quickboost QB 48 300)
 
Fw 190 D-9 exhaust for Eduard
Quickboost 1:48
QB 48 300
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September 26, 2019

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1:48 WWI Airfield Display (True Details 48001)
Moments In Time
WWI Airfield Display 9.75" x 11" Resin WWI Aerodrome Base
True Details 1:48
48001
2017 | New tool
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1:48 Fw 190 A7, A8 armament set & Pitot tube (Master AM-48-019)
Fw 190 A7, A8 armament set & Pitot tube MG 131 barrel tips, MG 151 barrels, MG 151 fairings
Master 1:48
AM-48-019
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1:48 Fw 190 wheels late (Eduard 648150)
 
Fw 190 wheels late Eduard
Eduard 1:48
648150
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September 25, 2019

Jim J added Hyperscale to his favorite webzines
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Jim J and Bryn Crandell are now mates.
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September 23, 2019

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1:48 Power Supply Unit & Kettenkraftrad (Tamiya 32533)
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Power Supply Unit & Kettenkraftrad
Tamiya 1:48
32533
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1:48 WWI Airfield Display (True Details 48001)
Moments In Time
WWI Airfield Display 9.75" x 11" Resin WWI Aerodrome Base
True Details 1:48
48001
2017 | New tool
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1:48 WWI Airfield Display (True Details 48001)
Moments In Time
WWI Airfield Display 9.75" x 11" Resin WWI Aerodrome Base
True Details 1:48
48001
2017 | New tool
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September 22, 2019

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1:48 Fw 190F-8 (Montex K48261)
 
Fw 190F-8 for Tamiya
Montex 1:48
K48261
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1:48 Fw 190F-8 (Montex KAM48082)
 
Fw 190F-8 for Tamiya
Montex 1:48
KAM48082
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1:48 Fw 190F-8 (Montex K48082)
 
Fw 190F-8 for Tamiya
Montex 1:48
K48082
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1:48 Fw 190 D-13 (Eduard 48654)
 
Fw 190 D-13 for Eduard 1:48 Fw 190D-13 kit(s)
Eduard 1:48
48654
2010 | New tool
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1:48 Fw 190 D wooden landing flaps (Eduard 48664)
 
Fw 190 D wooden landing flaps
Eduard 1:48
48664
2010 | New tool
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September 21, 2019

Jim J completed this item
1:48 Reichsverteidigung (Eduard 11119)
 
Reichsverteidigung (Bf 109G & Fw 190A)
Eduard 1:48
11119
2018 | Changed parts
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1:48 B-17G (HK Models 01F001)
 
B-17G Early Production
HK Models 1:48
01F001
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September 20, 2019

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1:48 Fw 190 D-9 exhaust (Quickboost QB 48 300)
 
Fw 190 D-9 exhaust for Eduard
Quickboost 1:48
QB 48 300
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1:48 Fw 190 A7, A8 armament set & Pitot tube (Master AM-48-019)
Fw 190 A7, A8 armament set & Pitot tube MG 131 barrel tips, MG 151 barrels, MG 151 fairings
Master 1:48
AM-48-019
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1:48 Focke-wulf FW 190 D-11/D-13 detail set (Black Dog A48007)
 
Focke-wulf FW 190 D-11/D-13 detail set for Eduard
Black Dog 1:48
A48007
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September 19, 2019

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1:48 P-47D/Ms - 56th Fighter Group (AeroMaster 48-015)
 
P-47D/Ms - 56th Fighter Group
AeroMaster 1:48
48-015
1994 | New tool
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1:48 Fw 190 D wooden landing flaps (Eduard 48664)
 
Fw 190 D wooden landing flaps
Eduard 1:48
48664
2010 | New tool
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1:48 Fw 190 D wooden landing flaps (Eduard 48664)
 
Fw 190 D wooden landing flaps
Eduard 1:48
48664
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September 16, 2019

Jim J added a new photoalbum.
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11. September at 04:57:19 Share
Jim J Started this Sturmbock flown by Oblt. Hans Weik of 10.(Sturm)/JG 3 in June 1944. Found a photo of this plane (White 1) online. Interestingly Eduard's FW 190A-8/R2 kit has markings for White 7 of the same W. Nr. 680747. I'm not sure if the it's the same plane with the number repainted or actually a different plane. According to someone who actually interviewed Hans, he was supposed to fly White 1 since he was the Staffel CO, but chose to fly White 7 often instead since the leaders were targets for enemy fighters. I'd be interested if anyone here has any additional details. He recorded 36 victories, including 22 four-engined bombers.

Using Mission Models paints and trying Alclad Klears for the first time. So far so good. Office complete. The color difference between the paint and the photo etched panels really pops in photos, but not so much to the naked eye. I'm looking forward to tackling the all black cowling.
11. September at 05:20:09
Jim J Build complete. Only issue was I cracked the windscreen trying to flex it to fit the fuselage. Grabbed a spare from another kit.

Not a fan of the Alclad Klear Gloss. As others have experienced, it remains tacky for a while (days) after applying. It's not really a problem from a finish standpoint but I don't like it when handling. I switched back to Mission Models Clear for the rest of the build.

Priming and RLM 76 down.

13. September at 23:52:48
Jim J Completed painting and decals. During decals found out that I glued the starboard 30mm cannon cover on the wing in the wrong location. Minor repair job using a spare from another kit. Weathering next.
16. September at 21:55:46
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1:48 F4U-1/2 Bird Cage Corsair (Tamiya 61046)
Chance Vought
F4U-1/2 Bird Cage Corsair
Tamiya 1:48
61046
1996 | New tool
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1:48 F6F-3 (Eduard 8227)
 
F6F-3 ProfiPack Edition
Eduard 1:48
8227
2019 | Changed decals
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September 13, 2019

Jim J now follows Ronan
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September 9, 2019

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1:48 Power Supply Unit & Kettenkraftrad (Tamiya 32533)
German
Power Supply Unit & Kettenkraftrad
Tamiya 1:48
32533
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1:48 Power Supply Unit & Kettenkraftrad (Tamiya 32533)
German
Power Supply Unit & Kettenkraftrad
Tamiya 1:48
32533
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1:48 Reichsverteidigung (Eduard 11119)
 
Reichsverteidigung (Bf 109G & Fw 190A)
Eduard 1:48
11119
2018 | Changed parts
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1:48 Reichsverteidigung (Eduard 11119)
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R2
DR Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
10.(Sturm)/JG 3 Udet white 1 (Oblt. Hans Weik) | 1944 | RLM74 RLM75 RLM76, Black
 
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September 8, 2019

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1:48 Fw 190 wheels late (Eduard 648150)
 
Fw 190 wheels late Eduard
Eduard 1:48
648150
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1:48 Fw 190A-8/R2 undercarriage legs (Eduard 648437)
 
Fw 190A-8/R2 undercarriage legs BRONZE
Eduard 1:48
648437
2018 | New tool
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September 7, 2019

Jim J added FineScale Modeler Forum to his forums
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1:48 Reichsverteidigung (Eduard 11119)
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R6
DR Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
9./JG 54 Grünherz yellow 9 | 1944 | RLM74 RLM75 RLM76 RLM04
 
19. August at 05:38:31 Share
Jim J Started the Eduard Reichsverteidigung BF 109G-6/R6. This appears to be the latest and greatest Eduard 109G-6 kit with some new marking schemes. Also included is a FW-190A-8/R2, the same as the recently released Profipack kit with different markings. Cartograf decals. I'm going to take on yellow 9 from 9./ JG 54 - no associated pilot but I really like the marking scheme. Just finished the office.
23. August at 04:11:51
Jim J Finished this Eduard G6 -- a really nice kit. No major hiccups during the build. I used Mission Models paints and am happy with the result. Cartograf decals went on very nicely. The plane was made in the Mtt Regensburg factory and exhibits the sweeping mottle bands on the fuselage sides. I've been avoiding dipping the canopy in acrylic gloss but tried it for this build and agree with the general consensus that it looks better. Gotta love the JG 54 marking schemes. Thanks for looking.
7. September at 00:55:17
James C Wow... that's another stunning build. Love the camo on this one. Fantastic!
7. September at 17:37:35
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1:48 Reichsverteidigung (Eduard 11119)
 
Reichsverteidigung (Bf 109G & Fw 190A)
Eduard 1:48
11119
2018 | Changed parts
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1:48 Reichsverteidigung (Eduard 11119)
 
Reichsverteidigung (Bf 109G & Fw 190A)
Eduard 1:48
11119
2018 | Changed parts
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September 1, 2019

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August 27, 2019

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1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 `Blitzkrieg` (Hasegawa 07478)
 
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 `Blitzkrieg`
Hasegawa 1:48
07478
2019 | Changed decals
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August 25, 2019

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1:48 Reichsverteidigung (Eduard 11119)
 
Reichsverteidigung (Bf 109G & Fw 190A)
Eduard 1:48
11119
2018 | Changed parts
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1:48 Fw 190D-11/D-13 (Eduard 8185)
 
Fw 190D-11/D-13 Dual Combo
Eduard 1:48
8185
2010 | Changed parts
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1:48 Fw 190D-13 (Eduard 84106)
 
Fw 190D-13 Weekend Edition
Eduard 1:48
84106
2011 | Changed ???
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1:48 Fw 190D-11/D-13 (Eduard 8185)
 
Fw 190D-11/D-13 Dual Combo
Eduard 1:48
8185
2010 | Changed parts
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August 19, 2019

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August 18, 2019

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1:48 Spitfire Mk.IXc (Eduard 8282)
 
Spitfire Mk.IXc early version - ProfiPack Edition
Eduard 1:48
8282
2013 | Changed parts
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1:48 First Lunar Landing (Monogram 85-5094)
 
First Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary Moon Landing
Monogram 1:48
85-5094
2019 | Changed ???
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1:48 Apollo Lunar Spacecraft (Revell 85-5090)
 
Apollo Lunar Spacecraft Buzz Aldrin Rocket Hero
Revell 1:48
85-5090
2011 | Changed parts
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1:48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I (Tamiya 61119)
 
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I
Tamiya 1:48
61119
2018 | New tool
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August 17, 2019

Jim J now follows Sven Schönyan
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August 15, 2019

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Jim J Thanks Slavo! I've gotten lazy with the PE instrument panels on my other builds. This one was a refreshing change even though it took a little longer.
12. August at 03:13:12
Jim J Andy - yes, OotB. I'm really enjoying this Spitfire Mk I kit. No drama and really well engineered. The fit is perfect and the entire kit is really well thought out.
13. August at 07:13:47
Spanjaard Mine is in the mail now.....
13. August at 08:57:00
Sven Schönyan Which kind of decal softener did you use? My Spit is on hold as I got trouble with the Tamiya Panzerplatten.
15. August at 06:21:21
Jim J The Tamiya decals were awful. Too thick and each color of the decal was a different thickness — clearly visible even with the gloss coat after decals. Not happy at all. I used Microset and MicroSol then Solvaset. Several applications. In the end there still were several blemishes and ugly areas. I hope weathering and flat coat will make the decal issues less noticeable. I don't think I'll use Tamiya kit decals again.
15. August at 06:36:04
Jim J It's also true that I can improve my decal technique, but I thought the Tamiya decals were much less forgiving and poorer looking than others (Eduard, Cartograf, Revelle, etc.). I've never tried marking masks or aftermarket decals but will look into them.
15. August at 06:44:58
Andy Ball Great tip re. Tamiya decals, but I am surprised they've let themselves down there. Love your progress photos. I'm not a 48'r, but will give the Vb a go soon.....
15. August at 07:05:53
Sven Schönyan Thanks for the explanation Jim! My plan was to get the Tamiya decals off and place others instead. I got a set of aftermarket decals from Xtradecal which look very good and very thin. Unfortunately, I cannot remove the Tamiya decal completely so I got a destroyed roundel on the wing. If I can get some mechanics I will do a little scene when they are working on the wing with a blanket put over it as protection to hide the roundel.
15. August at 08:36:53
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August 11, 2019

Jim J added Tamiya Paints to his list of favorite colors
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1:48 B-17G Flying Fortress (Revell 85-5600)
 
B-17G Flying Fortress
Revell 1:48
85-5600
2018 | Changed box
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August 10, 2019

Jim J wants this item
1:48 Junkers Ju87B-1 Stuka (Airfix A07114A)
 
Junkers Ju87B-1 Stuka
Airfix 1:48
A07114A
2019* | Changed decals
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August 9, 2019

Jim J now follows Tom Gardiner
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Jim J added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 23 images
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1:48 Fw 190A-5 (Eduard 82143)
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5
DR Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
Stab 1./JG 1 (Oblt. Rolf Strohal) | World War 2 - Deelen NL March 1943 | RLM74 RLM75 RLM76 RLM04
 
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Tom Gardiner Absolutely stunning build!
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Jim J Thanks Tom!
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1:48 SBD Dauntless (Revell 85-5249)
 
SBD Dauntless
Revell 1:48
85-5249
2017 | Changed box
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August 8, 2019

Jim J added Supermarine Spitfire to his favorite topics.
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