Messerschmitt Bf109G-4 ”Don Pedro”, Eduard 1/48

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  • 1/48, Bf109, Bf109G4, Eduard, Romania
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  • Erik Gjørup said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Spiros (@fiveten) and John (@JohnB), it was indeed a nice little trick, so I reused it for the lower part too!

    Reusing the masks

    Having had such great success on the top of the wing, the masks were re-used

    I mounted them on the blue bottom of the wings

    A clamp was used to get a better fit due to the deflected aileron.

    And masks came off right away

    Not bad at all.

    While I were on a roll a few drops of red were loaded

    And the aft part of the rudder was painted. It will now be re-masked for blue to make the colorful rudder of this 109.

    Some mottling or masking for re-visiting the large areas of the fuselage overspray next? – tune in. Comments, as usual, are most welcome. Thanks for stopping by

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Nice masking and airbrushing, my friend @airbum!

  • Erik Gjørup said 3 months, 1 week ago:

    Thanks Spiros (@fiveten). Another post coming right up my friend.

  • Erik Gjørup said 3 months, 1 week ago:

    Freehand mottling

    Was it laziness? Or better?

    No matter what caused it the mottling was started today with some specks of 75

    The german markings were oversprayed too (OK – they were never there but I simulate some oversprayed balkenkreuze and swastikas

    While at it, I did smear some paint on one wing

    Luckily it was in an area that is 74, and I have to mottle with that color later. I used highly diluted Xtracolor for this job.

    Personally I am rather pleased with the result, but do feel free to comment

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 1 week ago:

    Looks great, my friend @airbum!
    As usual, cannot wait for the decals!!!

  • Eric Berg said 3 months, 1 week ago:

    I’m a little late catching up with your build Erik and it sure is looking great. I have to ask, why do you install the gear prior to painting? Aren’t you afraid of snapping one of them off? Or with that great toothpick idea does the gear down eliminate the need for figuring out some sort of painting jig?

  • Erik Gjørup said 3 months, 1 week ago:

    Thank you Spiros (@fiveten)

    Better late . . . Eric (@eb801). I installed the legs on the first Eduard 109 I built as far as I recall, and has dome so ever since. With a little caution (very little) you can just leave it on the desk. The real problem is with the high tailgear, and after trying to protect that one with various complicated contraptions, I ended up with the cocktailstick. And as you say, I do not use jigs for painting these 109’s. The dilemma I face each time is wether to paint the gear and cover it or leave it and paint it last.
    After all, the planes have to stand on their own feet for the rest of their lives, so it has to be sturdy anyway. It is not all my builds that gets legs first – the two Zvezda 109’s in progress does not have them yet. The Tamiya converted 109 has to be built with the gear installed before finishing the fuselage, but that one is super sturdy too!

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 1 week ago:

    Adding the landing gear as late as possible (ie at VERY late stages – and even later!!!!!), is a must for me….
    …..I cannot imagine Vne (never exceed speed) unfinished airframes models tests by my two little monkeys,…..errrrr….,…..sorry….., ……sons, with the landing gear attached….. 🙂 , my friends @airbum and @eb801…..

  • John vd Biggelaar said 3 months, 1 week ago:

    My preference as well, to attach the landing gear, and other parts like antennas, as late as possible.
    For some reason I always seem to nock off those fragile parts.

  • Erik Gjørup said 2 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Spiros (@fiveten) my friend, happily the people in this house NOT working on the build shall be looking with their eyes, not their hands 😀
    John (@JohnB), while other parts will wait on these 109’s the gear is actually very sturdy. AND I have seen in the latest Eduard computerdrawings of their next “109” (the Avia S-199) that they will make an arrangement not unlike the one Tamiya has chosen for their 109 – making it extremely sturdy.

    And with that, there will be another small update in a minute.

  • Erik Gjørup said 2 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Mottling finished

    Having struggled with airbrushing for a few days, this one finally got its mottle finished

    Enough has been said about the struggles I had with the airbrush, so suffice it to say that a long time in thinner and a good cleaning solved the problem.

    I also thinned the paint a lot, and all was well.

    And with this part of the process done, I think I may go for a smoothing layer of gloss clear before decaling.

    I suppose that will mean it will have to dry, then gloss clear, then dry and THEN decals, so it will be a bit before it resurfaces here. Stay tuned, and feel free to comment – thank you for stopping by.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 2 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Love the mottling, my friend @airbum!
    Great airbrushing!

  • John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Compliments on the mottling, Erik.
    A sturdy hand is very helpfull to achieve this level.

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