BF109F Eduard 1/48 – enamel washes.
Ok, so this my first step into a proper full wash subject and what better subject than Eduards Royal Class 109F dual kit, i mean if i’m going to muck it up, i might as well ruin the best. I’ve wanted to do a 109 for a while now and couldn’t pass up Eduards lovely dual kit, what’s better than one 109? Two of them! This one got the Werner Molders treatment and the other still on the bench but nearly finished is getting the North African trop scheme. The Werner version i did with an enamel over acrylic whilst the Trop is oil oil over acrylic.
I feel i went slightly heavy handed with the enamel wash as it was just starting to affect the clear (Future substitute) when i was wiping and brushing it off towards the end whereas with the oils i found i had much more time to play around with it and could reapply sections i wasn’t happy with without affecting the clear. My problem, i think, was either the Future substitute, a product here in Australia called Long Life floor polish wasn’t quite up to the task or as i mentioned, me being too liberal with the wash. Despite that i’m happy with the end result for a first go and particularly chuffed with my leading edge weathering. The cockpit has the option to be opened but i preferred the cleaner look of it closed and i am still up in the air about what to do with the desert version as of yet. The umbrella is always an option with it i suppose 🙂
This was also a model where i delved more into pre shading and attempted to do it a lot more subtly than i did with my 190 V18, which i felt was a bit stark. I still made a bunch of mistakes ..like bumping the whole model off the table and seperating wings and such! and also have some things i would like to attempt like chipping and getting better with the brush but it was a great learning experience.
The 190 ( Hasegawas A8) pictured was my very first airbrush venture earlier this year so i thought it would be a good comparison between a clean and washed model and also gives a sense of scale between the two makes of aircraft.
Cheers all and thanks for looking in!
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