1/72 Bf 109 G-6, Me 262 A-1A, Fw 190 D-9
For something different, I thought I’d post a collection of German fighters I built quite a few years ago. These were all built before I did anything other than just finishing them out of the box, slapping on some paint, and putting on a stand. In other words, I didn’t do any seam-filling, no putty work, no panel wash or weathering, no added pilots – nothin’! (except the aerials). Which is why you aren’t going to see lots of close-ups of them – nothing exciting to see! I think of these as a portrait of the evolution of my skill as a modeler – “this was his early ‘just get it added to the collection’ phase.”
I also was in the habit back then of finishing in semi-gloss as an attempt to make the details stand out better. However, as I ran into trouble with Model Masters changing paint formulas, it got harder to brush paint and eliminate brush marks, so that came back to bite me! (These are photographed far enough away that you can’t see the brush marks…)
The 109 was an Italeri kit, the 262 from Revell, and the 190 from Hasegawa.
I’ll post another similar collection of early British jets in a few days.
13 additional images. Click to enlarge.