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Paul Mahoney
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Tamiya 1/48 Do 335 – in captured markings

December 30, 2014 · in Aviation · · 13 · 2.9K

I have been working on this kit off and on for several months now, and finally pushed through to completion. it is pretty much OOB, with Eduard seatbelts and a few other little details added. My main goal on this build was to experiment with my Silhouette Portrait mask cutter. I created masks for all the German markings, including the tail number, using this cutter, and then painted everything on. The only decals I used were for the American stars and bars (from an old Aeromaster sheet) and the maintenance stencils (from the kit). Camouflage done with Gunze acrylics, od overpaint on the German markings is , as are most of the other paints used. Did some weathering with pastels, but saw little to no paint chipping in period photos of this a/c, so kept those to a minimum.

This model represents this aircraft immediately after its capture. This was taken back to the US, and is now fully restored and can be seen (in its original markings) at the Smithsonian's Udvar Hazy Museum outside of Washington DC.

The photos at the end show a little bit of the markings painting in progress.

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13 responses

  1. A very nice rendition of the Pfeil. Well done Paul. Happy modeling in 2015.

  2. Paul, that's a stunning build and a superb paint job.

    Regards Steve.

  3. Great Dornier Paul, great paint job, very nice !
    I guess these planes logged more flying hours in allied markings .
    Best wishes for 2015

  4. Nice job all-around, great photos and a well done paint job. Kudos.

  5. Lovely work there Paul.
    A clean look.
    Well done mate.

  6. A very nice job there Paul, good to see the Pfeil in alternative markings!

  7. Nice take on this subject, Paul. I'm sure we'll be seeing a few of these also in the new 1/32 release, Tom Cleaver's recent offering notwithstanding.

  8. thanks for the nice comments guys - much appreciated!

    I can only imagine how big this would be in 1/32 - this dwarfs my other 1/48 fighters in my display case. Having seen the real one at the Udvar Hazy museum, i can attest to the size.

    On another note, I would highly recommend the silhouette cutter if you ever want to treat yourself - the software takes some learning, but the results are well worth it. Custom masks on demand, right from your pc! I was particularly pleased with the 2-color tail and under-wing markings (which I then obliterated 🙂 ).

    Happy New Year to all!

  9. Excellent work, Paul, a really clean looking finish.

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