I have found that unless the surface is absolutely smooth and glossy, I get the best results by putting a layer of white spirits on the area I am going to work on first, then apply the oils. I use a separate brush for pure oil paint and another one dabbed in white spirits for removal. I like working with oils because it is fairly forgiving to mistakes. Great work so far.
Thanks John, I'll try this on the bombs bay.
I'm done with the assembly & almost ready to paint the camouflage.
How did I miss this one?. Looking great.
Thank you clifford!
July 25, 2021
Top work! 👍
Thank you mates,your nices comments are heart warming as always.
John: You are really tempting me to visit Virginia Beach again. Next year hopefully.
Wow, even if a replica, I would love to see a flying 262! Another museum in the bucket list!
Great work 👍
July 23, 2021
Thx, Guillaume and Likewise 🙂
Thanks. Guillaume, Great pictures.
Really nice, thx for sharing 👍
Your both welcome.
Just by curiosity, where those pics have been taken ?
On the Brooklyn bridge in 2010. I think it was during the memorial weekend.
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That engine! The outdoor pics look great.
Thank you for the nice words Clifford & Ben
This turned out great, love the details!
(Thinking of doing an EDF RC version of this from a kit but I have the same company's Hunter already in the balsa stash).
Tank you Jan & playtime 🙂
Good luck with your RC project, hope you'll share some pictures.
June 25, 2021
Like the shelving Guillaume and to protect your self from backdraft cut some styrofoam to go around your outlet hose 😶🌫️
I've been using these oil paints for a while and I think they're great. The odorless thinner was a good choice 😄
John, thanks for the tip. I have an old rag that I stuck above the outlet to seal the opening in the window.
Roland. I'll be experimenting with these this week. I have used to odorant White Spirit to clean an old chinese rifle last year and I would defitively not used thjs stuff in a closed room.
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That's the way, Well done 👍
I had a weird experience with panel liner & the Testarossa. It was as if the ink was attracted to the model due to static electricity. It would jump from the paintbrush and make small splatters whenever I was holding the brush close to the model.
She like the final result none the less. Plus, this ting is really fast. We already broke a side bumper after it ran into a wall 😛 .
well done Guillaume, as Rui said, that is the way 🙂 i hope to follow it too one day.
Thanks you both. Kids are such a joy. Nothing make me ore happy then when I'm transmitting a piece of knowledge to one of them.
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Nice start Guillaume🙂
Haven't had much for the hobby lately but, I'm done with the fuselage assembly. I have applied a fist layer of aluminum lacquer paint & done one pass pre-shading. I'll apply another pass on the aluminum part where it's going to be painted over.
I had to reopen the canopy after I glued it because I had forgot to install the head rest (pic 21& 22). I separated it using a thin blade. That was stessfull but it went well and it will be seamless ounces reassembled.
The model has been finish for a weak, but I was waiting for good weather to take a photo shoot outside. It was a model of very good quality a but I ha abit a of a struggle with some of the instructions. Overall pretty pleased with the result.
Great finish Guillaume🙂 Looks like a bright sunny day there.
Thanks you! much appreciated.
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Great result Guillaume!! Too bad for the decals but you managed to make this not so easy looking VERY good! Top job mate 👍
Thanks Erik. It was more challenging than the usual mainstream kits but even more rewarding.
Very nice sir.
Thank you Clifford!
Nice diferent model 👍
February 17, 2021
Je garde un œil sur ce projet
February 11, 2021
Beautiful result 👍
Thanks guys, really apricated.
Ottovon, I had to use a lot of Micro Sol, but the decal being of high quality, managed to hold together while I was pushing it in every recess.
Very Nice work indeed 👍
Many thanks mates!
That is another nice build Guillaume. Your build brings back good memories. One of the first kits I ever built was a Fw with these markings.
January 20, 2021
Very nice BF-110.
Fabulous finish Guillaume. Definitely a build I'll revisit as I'd like to get to the Iraqi version one day, and there's inspiration here.
Thanks Cliford & Gary.
The Iraqi version is a nice & original one. Take some picture if you build one.
great result Guillaume!, surprised you had to do so much filling/sanding....but well worth the effort! Eduard's 72nd'er was a dream fit.
Thanks Joshua & Andy. Hehe, I got this one because of the nose decal. I was surprise too with the miss match of the body parts. I have since then built 3 Eduard originals kit and they are far superior to this on in terms of fitment.
I'm going to build a Dragon 110 (probably next summer) and I'm curious to see how it's going to fit compared to the Eduard
January 19, 2021
That detailwork is awesome... Wonderful EMil Mate 👍
Very Nicely done bird.
IMHO, the Yellow top near the guns deserve a bit more weathering?
Stunning looking Emil 👍
You did an excellent job on this one sir.
Thank you all! I find it to still be a bit too dark, but I'll live with it and read instruction much closer in the future.
Rui's I migth revisit this build in the future since the kit was missing some decals. Don't know if it because it was pre-owned or if this weekend kit didn't included 2 sheets of decal like others. I'll migth reapply some weathering.
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Beautiful finish there Guillaume!
Thank you all. I Just uploaded the final photoshoot. Enjoy!
Excellent looking Hornet sir. Well done.
Masking kit are great, but I find them explensive for the advantage they give me. I came to the conclusion that a good x-acto blade & Tamiya tape are working better for me. I used a toothpick to create a crease in the tape so It can see the limits of the glass surface and then cut it off with the blade.
Another beauty 👍
December 21, 2020
Looks good to me ,,, I'll try it ,,, thanks !!
December 19, 2020
Preshading can be challenging if you get too carried away applying paint. Happened to me more than once too... Still, I think it looks great! 👍 If you have a close look at the plane in the video, that's not that beaten up either and shows stark colors as well.
Thank you all for the nice comments.
Patrick you are right. In reality the planes does not get this amount of shading. It's just make for a more dramatic build when we exagerate shadows & the wear & tear. I have since then discovered post shading & like it a lots for touching up the base coat.
Funny enough, in my current build I had to add paint to hide the pre-shading a bit. It's a learning curve.
great balance re. weathering/ I think everyone you learn from is also a success
I don't know how I missed this one, but very well done. I always kind of shyed away from the ARii P-40 as I wasn't sure how it was. Now I know, so next time I get a chance to grab one I will. The only P-40 kit I have ever built was the Revell/Monogram one. I re-scribed that whole thing.
Thanks Clifford This one didn't needed a single scrib or rivet 🙂
Very nice! Congrats!
Very well done 👍
Thanks guys, Happy you like the result. The last months experience is starting to make the pre-shading better and the whole process of model building more enjoyable as I can relate on old experiences instead of interpreting Plasmo's (& others) YouTube videos.
As useful as all those YouTube channels may be, there is no better way of understanding the techniques of this hobby than diving in head first. One might hit his/her head once or twice, but the learning curve tangent from doing so, is worth it. And looking at your comment, the most important part is true as well, you're getting more enjoyment out of it. 👍
This one is my favorite of your builds. It just turned out beautiful.
Nice start & rescribe work.
Great start. I have this one also.
Interesting mate...wanna follow this!
I like the green. What paint are you using?
I have used Tamiya, XF-11 & added a few drip of XF-71 for the highlight on the panels.
That is looking very nice.
Thanks Clifford. Unfortunately the clear coat made the whole model a lot darker & I lost most of my panel highlights. At least the pre-shading still shows trough a bit.
I wonder why sometimes the clear coats do that. I guess it has to do with the colors themselves. It seems to do it the worst on darker colors. My Mustang did the same thing, it's olive drab.
In my case I had applied a very thin layer of J.N. green so I could still see the preshading. Maybe a thicker coat of paint would have reacted less. The result is not that bad, but I'll take this into account and add more highligths, the next time I build a Japanesse navy airplane. I have a nice Tamiya J1N1 waiting in the stash 🙂
It still turned out nice. I even took mine out when you started yours, but then got hung up with the 109's and the F-89, so stuck it back in the stash.
December 18, 2020
I don't know the ARII kit, but all the resin and decals look good to me. 👍
The kit is way more detailed than I expected. I migth not need to use riveting tool at all. Plus it got a detailled engine(2 parts,but still).
Alright! Curious to see what it looks like when built.
Like german cars, german planes have a special part in my heart. But every nation had their iconic plane. This one was a favorite of my when I was 10 yo. Must have something to do with the shark mouth. But looking at it as an adult I really like the profile. I can see how it inspired the original Mustang fast back design.
It's already finished😉 I got so excited by the extra part I got with this kit that I started it as soon as I opened the box this fall.
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The build is finished. I should have applied putty in the curved panel line bellow the canopy. The panels splits are different for the Bf109G-14 variants vs the Bf109G-14AS & later variants. Unfortunately, I discovered that after having applied the clear coat. I should have done a bit more researches instead of relying on the instructions sheet.
It's a nice kit. I really like the RLM 82 on 75 combination. Much more lively that the 74 on 75.
Looks very nice Guillaume.
Nicely done Guillaume. I like the 82 & 75 camo colors too 🙂
Very Nice work 👍
Very nice build Guillaume! 👍
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Wow! I'm very impress by the quality of this kit. I bougth it because I had a gift certificate to spend at a local hobby shop & almost fell off my chair when I opened the box and saw the amout of details this kit have. It's going to be a long long & fun build.
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I have passed an order last week and have received no update since the order confirmaton. Sent a email 5 day ago & also no response. I'm wondering if I should cancel or wait any longer?
October 4, 2020
Thanks Cliffrod, I'll be watching.
Thank you Richard.
That's a beauty 👍