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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  slingshot392 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:12 am

    This is looking really great, the rivets and the stressed skin looks so realistic, and it's really hard to beat the Silverleaf Rub N Buff for a natural metal look.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:56 am

    Hi everybody, here are some pics of the basic painting done now that i am confined to barracks due to illness. Marco, i have not yet decided on the yellow underside of the cowl. I am not 100% sure and i think that most of JG27's planes did not have a yellow cowl underside. Help me out with your info magic! I need to decide. Tell me what you would do if it were yours judging from pics of JG27 109's and also the photo of Red 4 which i sent you since that is the plane i will be making not the other.

    The model is all painted and glossed. Next step is a wash and yuck!!...Sanding. But, it has to be done so be it! I hope you like how it turned out up to now, there is still a lot more to go.









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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:58 am

    Now that i am seeing the pics on the monitor i must tell you that the colours are lighter than they appear on your screen. At least on mine they are darker than the actual thing.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Ray on Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:28 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Now that i am seeing the pics on the monitor i must tell you that the colours are lighter than they appear on your screen. At least on mine they are darker than the actual thing.
    Everything looks OK on my screen Bri Twisted Evil 

    Awesome job as always cheers 

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  skyhigh on Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:03 pm

    Brian I go for yellow.. ..nearly all JG27 109F's had the yellow cowling in the dessert...

    If you look close , the tiger head is the same color of the under cowling, which is yellow  ..compare with the reminder of the Lt. blue fuselage , that is not visible here.. bnut you can see it in your complete photo..........cheers


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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Noel Petroni on Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:07 pm

    Prosit, Brian........... beautiful paint job....... veru tal genn....it's a pleasure seeing your work.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  slingshot392 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:47 pm

    Looking really good Brian. It looks pretty dark on my monitor as well, glad you said it looks lighter in person as I'm sure the paint faded quickly under the desert sun and getting sandblasted from the prop. Hope you feel better soon.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:48 am

    Thanks for the comments guys. Marco, it will be yellow today, i prefer it to be that way, it makes the 109 even more colourful, this desert scheme is really nice and with the yellow cowl, jigi izjed tal-genn!! Marco can you suggest a set of decals i can buy to have the JG27 emblem and maybe with luck the red 4?

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  skyhigh on Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:05 pm

    If you want I have two sets of the badge,  just some retouch of the colors and I know that for you it's nothing...






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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:00 pm

    That would be great. A big thank you, this is my last 109 and i don;t want to have to buy a whole decal sheet just for those insignia. What is wrong with them? is it the colour of the african face?

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Ray on Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:45 am

    bcauchi wrote:That would be great. A big thank you, this is my last 109 and i don;t want to have to buy a whole decal sheet just for those insignia.  What is wrong with them?  is it the  colour of the african face?
    It looks olive skinned which is not wrong at all since it is North Africa being Arab Twisted Evil  but then you have tofollow how it was actually painted on the original, which from the pic it looks like it was painted brownish monkey 

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:13 am

    I have to wait for Marco's feedback. I don;t know which is the decal and which is the reference. In the photo where the guy is retouching the emblem, the face is definitely brownish and on the decal sheet it also seems to be brownish but then on the JG27 emblem (i don't know if that is the decal i will be getting) the face is olive and not brownish. If that is the problem it is no big thing at all to fix.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  iCocker on Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:19 am

    Looking foward for this 109 Brian, would you be doing a small dio for this? Any figures ... the new Minart DAK tankcrew all bare chested are good starting point to create the atmosphere ...

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Ray on Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:10 am

    iCocker wrote:Looking foward for this 109 Brian, would you be doing a small dio for this? Any figures ... the new Minart DAK tankcrew all bare chested are good starting point to create the atmosphere ...
    Now that is interesting Brian Twisted Evil 

    Just hope you won't be attempting any "Artistic Impressions" since Marco is so FINICKY about it these days Suspect 

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  iCocker on Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:17 am

    Ray wrote:
    iCocker wrote:Looking foward for this 109 Brian, would you be doing a small dio for this? Any figures ... the new Minart DAK tankcrew all bare chested are good starting point to create the atmosphere ...
    Now that is interesting Brian Twisted Evil 

    Just hope you won't be attempting any "Artistic Impressions" since Marco is so FINICKY about it these days Suspect 
    Being German they should be all blonde, 6'6'', with a six pack and pokerfaced ... the artistic licensce how to show Germans in WW2 Smile

    This is the set I refered to, quite natural and with a little conversion will also pass as Luftwaffe personnel ... item 35141

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:28 am

    Ivan, i bought the kubel and am building it. You need to check my thread more often. I am taking your advice plus all the photos i saw to paint it grey on the inside and sand on the outside. I also have a mini dio planned which i hope you will like. Figures are already primed and ready for the oil paint. Will start on them soon. There has to be some licence somewhere but i think it will be acceptable in the end. Hope that i am sick long enough to finish this project. Never did so much modeling every single day before!!

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Ray on Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:52 am

    bcauchi wrote:There has to be some licence somewhere but i think it will be acceptable in the end.
    BEWARE Bri pale pale pale BEWARE & BE AFRAID pale pale pale  BE VERY AFRAID pale pale pale  (what Yoda said to Luke before he went to face his Pa Darth Vader alien )

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  iCocker on Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:29 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Ivan, i bought the kubel and am building it. You need to check my thread more often. I am taking your advice plus all the photos i saw to paint it grey on the inside and sand on the outside. I also have a mini dio planned which i hope you will like. Figures are already primed and ready for the oil paint. Will start on them soon.  There has to be some licence somewhere but i think it will be acceptable in the end.  Hope that i am sick long enough to finish this project.  Never did so much modeling every single day before!!
    Ahfirli missed this part Brian, looking foward for the final result ... not wishing you speedy recovery then so you finish this job first Smile

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Wayne on Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:26 pm

    Lovely work Brian... I really like how its turning out, can't wait to see it live!


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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  skyhigh on Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:34 pm

    bcauchi wrote:That would be great. A big thank you, this is my last 109 and i don;t want to have to buy a whole decal sheet just for those insignia.  What is wrong with them?  is it the  colour of the african face?

    No the tiger , but could be retouched ..


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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:55 pm

    Brian, sick at home and raining today...perfect!!! I envy you!!!

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:06 pm

    get well soon Brian and good work!

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:44 pm

    Thanks guys, by the way Marco i changed my mind and will be doing 'Red 1' and not 'Red 4' Could not find a four and found a 1 so that's it.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:47 pm

    The tiger needs a touch of black on the top and the bottom, you are right of course but only a minor adjustment.

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    Re: Bf109 F4 Trop.

    Post  skyhigh on Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:15 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Thanks guys, by the way Marco i changed my mind and will be doing 'Red 1' and not 'Red 4'  Could not find a four and found a 1 so that's it.  


    Are you serious...affraid  after all this work............

    Brian how about trace one of the decal 4's I can give you a set... it looks close and of course rearrange a bit........cheers

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