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World War II: Germany
Aircraft of Germany in WWII.
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1/48 Bf 109E-7/Trop (Eduard)
Willard79
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2016 - 02:10 AM UTC
I feel your pain re the tail wheel, same thing happened to me while I was priming, unfortunately I lost it. long story short, replaced from an unbuilt kit, modified as as you have done, and purchased a brassin set for the unbuilt kit.
I'm following with interest as I'm currently doing a wheels up version of the E7 trop.

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Venko555
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2016 - 04:07 PM UTC
Rudder levers added, made from 0.2mm brass beams. Also scratching the filter and overall primer Surfacer 1500 Black.











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Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 05:01 PM UTC
Preshading with Flat white and Light grey. I wanted it irregular, because of the extreme conditions in North Africa.





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Venko555
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Posted: Monday, November 07, 2016 - 11:00 AM UTC
RLM 78



Venko555
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Posted: Monday, November 07, 2016 - 04:12 PM UTC
...and Gunze RLM 79 with postshading:





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kahunaminor
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 02:17 AM UTC
That's coming along very nicely. Great finish on the paintwork.

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Venko555
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 02:51 PM UTC
Thanks!

Blotches of RLM 80:





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wing_nut
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 08:33 PM UTC
Mmmmm... this is gnona be some kinda special when it's done. Very nice work.
lespauljames
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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 07:20 AM UTC
Really good work on the camo. I personally would have made the splotches a bit more solid but otherwise great ! Looking forward to decals and weathering
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:56 AM UTC
Thank you!
I wanted the splotches to be as close as possible to the real plane, so the freehand job (and more fun ), which of course produce some overspray. I will enhance some of the paler ones before decalling.

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Venelin
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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 01:37 PM UTC
There's white squares under the swastikas, so I painted them. Also the other small bits.







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Venko555
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 01:58 PM UTC
Decals



GidGar
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10:27 PM UTC
Very naive Venko, great paint job. I like the extra details you added with the brass rods. Thanks for sharing this project with us
Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 09:20 PM UTC
Glad you like it!

I wasn't able to find any tropical German pilots/personnel in 1/48, so I will use this "standard" one from ICM. Maybe some small modification, but the detail is very good.

Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 04:22 PM UTC
Light chipping (Vallejo aluminium) and wash (AK Afrika Korps wash). Rivets are very subtle, not heavy, and visible at close distance, which is very nice







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BlackWidow
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 09:33 PM UTC
Venelin, your Emil comes along really well. The blotches look very realistic, far better than on my desert E-7 I've built a few years ago.

Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 10:01 PM UTC
You've done a great job on the paint, Once all the last few pieces are added this will be a lovely model. Really makes me want to try some Luftwaffe paint schemes.
Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 10:18 PM UTC
Much appreciated, thank you!

Torsten,
for the blotches, it really helped me my Infinity CR Plus with 0.15mm nozzle and thinned paint at low pressure

Paul,
the tropical Luftwaffe schemes are very attractive, you should try one

Sadly, there isn't very much choice of tropical pilots/personnel for North Africa in 1/48, but I will make a desert base nevertheless.

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Venelin
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 03:08 PM UTC
Some work on the landing gear-adding the brake lines and wash on the tires with Africa dust



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Venko555
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 12:04 PM UTC
"On feet" ,
there's still some work on the canopy, gunsight, other small bits and weathering etc., but almost at the finish









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kahunaminor
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 03:20 PM UTC
Very nice result,

I hope to have an update on my WIP shortly. If it is half as good as your effort I shall be pleased!

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simonn
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 03:10 AM UTC
Venelin

That looks great. The pre and post shading has worked very well

Simon
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 06:18 AM UTC
Very nice ! camo turned out super



Terri
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:07 AM UTC
Thank you!

I'm still waiting for the gunsights, to close the canopy, and will proceed with the final bits and the base

Cheers!

Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 03:06 PM UTC
Exhaust stains, some dust and oil streaks, especially on the belly, because of the airflow generated by the propeller.







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