Focke Wulf Fw190 D-9 JV44 – Gallery

Fw 190D-9, W.Nr. 600424, Lt. Heinz Sachsenberg, Munich – Riem airport, Germany, April – May 1945.

Jagdverband 44 (JV 44) was a special fighter unit of top German fighter pilots in the Luftwaffe during the last months of World War II.
Heinz Wimmersaal Sachsenberg (12 July 1922 – 17 June 1951) was a Luftwaffe World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Sachsenberg was credited with 104 aerial victories.

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Thanks!

T.K.

Tamiya 1/48 Focke Wulf FW190 D-9 JV44 – WiP

Hi!

So I continue my work on Tamiya’s 1/48th scale Focke Wulf FW190 D-9 JV44.

Here is the update.

 

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I started with RLM66 to cover the canopy and then covered it with Mr Hobby Mr Surfacer 1200.

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Preshading

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White colour as a base ofr the white stripes

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Masking of the white stripes and another preshading before adding RLM 23 Red

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RLM 23 Red, preshading is showing nicely

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RLM 82 Light Green as a base on upper fuselage.

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Final effect on the lower fuselage, this odd marking was suppose to help German AA crews to distinguish German planes from allied planes.

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I am very happy with the result and must say that this is the coolest camo I did to date.

 

Thanks

T.K.

Tamiya 1/48 Focke Wulf FW190 D-9 JV44 Video Build PART 1

Hi!

Just started my new project, Focke Wulf FW190 D-9, W.Nr. 600424, piloted by Lt. Heinz Sachsenberg who stationed at Munich – Riem airport, Germany in April-May 1945.

The model is Tamiya in 1/48th scale with some Eduard photo-etched parts.

The full video build can be found in this link on my YT channel 

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Jagdverband 44 (JV 44) was a special fighter unit of top German fighter pilots in the Luftwaffe during the last months of World War II. The main aircraft used by the unit was the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter.

The commander of JV 44 was General Adolf Galland the former General der Jagdflieger (General of Fighter pilots) who had recently been sacked from his staff post by Hermann Göring for relentlessly criticizing the operational policies, strategic doctrine, and tactics mandated by the Luftwaffe High Command. Galland was charged with setting up a small Me 262 unit to demonstrate the capabilities of the jet fighter.

JV 44 comprised a core of highly experienced pilots chosen from Galland’s former staff or recruited from units which had been disbanded or were being re-equipped. Because of the greater length of runway it required, and the slow acceleration it had at low speeds, the Me 262 was especially vulnerable during take-off and landing. Galland thus established his own protection flight. Five Fw 190D-9s and D-11s were attached to JV44, the Platzschutzstaffel (Airfield protection squadron), headed by Leutnant Heinz Sachsenberg, to provide air cover for takeoffs and landings. Flights were to be undertaken in a two-aircraft Rotte up to altitudes of 500 metres, covering both the Me 262s taking off or landing and monitoring the surrounding skies for Allied fighters. (by Wikipedia)

Here is my progress so far

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Fuselage parts came nicely together.

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The cockpit although not so detailed is looking good with additional photo-etched seat belts.

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wheel bays painted and weathered.

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Wings and fuselage assembly on my not so clean cut matt, but rather tidy work place.

Thanks!

T.K.

P-38L-5-LO Lightning – build report Part 1

Hi!

After few german planes in 1/32nd scale I decided to do something different, a plane that I wanted to build for years but never actually have the opportunity. Until now.

This is a P-38L-5-LO Lightning from HobbyBoss in 1/48th scale.

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Box art is looks very much like Cyber-Hobby.

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Interesting is fact that the fuselage comes with wings already attached and it’s cut in half vertically.

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Cockpit is painted using Tamiya XF-71 Cockpit Green. I’ve put some wash from AK interactive.

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Instrument panel was painted using Tamiya XF-1 Black and dry brushed using Mr Hobby C-37 RLM75. Flight instruments are a decal.

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Seatbelts are done using aluminium foil and painted.

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View of the finished cockpit.

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Thanks!

T.K.

Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3 „Yellow 11”

Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3 „Yellow 11”

Fw. Artur Beese, 9./JG 26, Caffiers, France, August 1940

Eduard 1/32

Mr Hobby paints

This aircraft flown by Fw. Beese, was forced to put down near Calais on August 24, 1940 after combat with RAF fighters. It carried the typical camouflage scheme from the summer of 1940, comprised of RLM 02 and RLM 71 over the upper surfaces. Bottom and sides were in RLM 65. This specific scheme is an example of the unusually high and relatively sharp demarcation of the top fuselage colors. The octane marker by the filler cap is unusual in being a red-bordered yellow triangle.

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Thanks

T.K.

Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3 – build report Part 3

Hi,

Work on the Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3 is going well so here are some photos of the progress.

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After the fuselage and wings assembly I’ve sprayed few mist coats of Mr Surfacer 1200.

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After the fuselage and wings assembly I’ve sprayed few mist coats of Mr Surfacer 1200.

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After the fuselage and wings assembly I’ve sprayed few mist coats of Mr Surfacer 1200.

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After the fuselage and wings assembly I’ve sprayed few mist coats of Mr Surfacer 1200.

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Then I’ve painted underside using Mr. Hobby Color H57 (RLM65).

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Upper surface was painted using Mr. Color paint C60 (RLM02) and Mr. Hobby Color H 64 (RLM71).

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Upper surface was painted using Mr. Color paint C60 (RLM02) and Mr. Hobby Color H 64 (RLM71).

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Nose and vertical stabilizer was painted using a mix of Mr. Color C4 (RLM04) and Mr. Color C3 in approx 5:1

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Upper surface was painted using Mr. Color paint C60 (RLM02) and Mr. Hobby Color H 64 (RLM71).

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Nose and vertical stabilizer was painted using a mix of Mr. Color C4 (RLM04) and Mr. Color C3 in approx 5:1

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Upper surface was painted using Mr. Color paint C60 (RLM02) and Mr. Hobby Color H 64 (RLM71).

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Next I’ve added post shading mixing Alcohol 96% and Tamiya XF-1 in approx 10:1.

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Next I’ve added post shading mixing Alcohol 96% and Tamiya XF-1 in approx 10:1.

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Next I’ve added post shading mixing Alcohol 96% and Tamiya XF-1 in approx 10:1.

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Next I’ve added post shading mixing Alcohol 96% and Tamiya XF-1 in approx 10:1.

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Next I’ve added post shading mixing Alcohol 96% and Tamiya XF-1 in approx 10:1.

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Close-up of the well detailed Messerschmitt V12 Daimler-Benz 601 A Engine by Eduard.

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Then I’ve sprayed few layers of Mr.Color C46 Clear gloss. After that I’ve put the decals in place.

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Then I’ve sprayed few layers of Mr.Color C46 Clear gloss. After that I’ve put the decals in place.

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Then I’ve sprayed few layers of Mr.Color C46 Clear gloss. After that I’ve put the decals in place.

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Then I’ve sprayed few layers of Mr.Color C46 Clear gloss. After that I’ve put the decals in place.

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Then I’ve sprayed few layers of Mr.Color C46 Clear gloss. After that I’ve put the decals in place.

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Then I’ve sprayed few layers of Mr.Color C46 Clear gloss. After that I’ve put the decals in place.

 

This is the work so far, I believe this will be over quite soon so you can expect a full gallery in the next few weeks.

 

Thanks!

T.K.

Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3 – build report Part 2

It’s time for some update of work on the Eduard 1/32nd scale Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3.

I did wash in the cockpit, detailed tutorial can be find in here, installed engine and and did all the work necessary to prepare the model for painting.

So without further ado let’s jump in to photos, enjoy.

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– painting and weathering of the cockpit is now done and it’s ready to be installed into the fuselage.

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– painting and weathering of the cockpit is now done and it’s ready to be installed into the fuselage.

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-side panels are painted and weathered, fuselage is ready for assembly.

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-side panels are painted and weathered, fuselage is ready for assembly.

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– Eduard provides great photo etched instrument panels.

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– Eduard provides great photo etched instrument panels.

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– Engine is assembled straight out of the box, but it has enough details that with some weathering it looks really nice.

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– It has been painted using Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black, exhaust has been painted using Tamiya XF-9 Hull Red, for aluminium part I used AK479 Aluminium from Xtreme Metal range of AK Interactive.

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– Weathering has been done using dry brush technique and Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminium

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– Cockpit and engine glued to half of the fuselage, there is no fitting problem so the work is very pleasant.

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– Look on the great photo etched instrument panels. Fuselage and wings have been glued together.

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– Profipack edition comes with masking sheet so protecting the transparent parts is a very fast process.

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– Bf109 requires now protecting the inner parts before painting.

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– Bf109 requires now protecting the inner parts before painting.

So far the building process was smooth and besides some small fit issues there were no major problems.

Thanks

T.K.

Tutorials Part 1 – Wash

Hi guys,

Today I would like to show you how I do wash on my models. It’s a simple few step process which adds nice depth to the surface and makes details more visible.

All you need is oil paint, odourless turpentine and a brush, ideally No 1 but it depends on the actual part of the model (for larger surfaces I would advise flat brush).

We start with choosing the right colour. For interior I tend to use dark brown, sometimes mixed with black if it’s too bright.

First we need to prepare the surface. We start with applying even coat of gloss varnish. In example Mr Hobby C46 Clear needs to be mixed with Mr Color Leveling Thinner in 1:2 (paint:thinner)proportion and sprayed with 10 psi pressure to easily go through the airbrush nozzle.

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– proper mixture is the key to success, remember to try it on another surface before applying onto the model.

Next step is to mix the oil paint with odourless turpentine in approximately 1:2-3 (oil paint:turpentine) proportion, it needs t be thin enough to get into panel lines and rivets, but also thick enough to stay in place as we don’t need to spill it everywhere. It’s all about the control 🙂

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– all you need is oil paint, odourless turpentine, a brush and mixing cup.

We apply the wash onto the surface. You can apply it around specific details or just brush it all over the part. I prefer the second option as I am sure it will get into all gaps.

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– remember to often mix your wash, oil paint and turpentine needs time to mix properly together.

We leave the applied wash to dry, it usually takes around 2hrs. You can use hair dryer, but remember to blow it only with cool air (if your dryer does not have this option it is better to just wait for it to dry). Don’t be afraid for the paint to dry too much, it usually takes 1 to 4 weeks for oil paint to dry completely. Once the wash has dried enough we take cotton swabs and remove excess from flat large surfaces. Thanks to this wash will remain only in panel lines, rivets and around raised parts.

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– By using cotton swabs you can control the process of removing the wash. It is also clear and dry process in contrast to using brush dipped in turpentine.

Final step is to apply even coat of matt varnish, I use Tamiya flat clear XF-86 which is mixed with Mr Color Leveling Thinner in 1:2 (paint:thinner) proportion and sprayed with 10 psi pressure. This is simply a protection coat, however it also looks way better than gloss coat 🙂

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– The same as with a clear coat, remember about the proper proportions and apply this with thin, even coats.

And here is the final result.

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Thanks

T.K.

Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3 – build report Part 1

Hi,

I just started my new project which is Eduard 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3.

I’ve assembled and painted the cockpit and did some chipping so it’s ready for wash, enjoy 🙂

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Interior has been painted using Mr Hobby C60 RLM02 with some red yellow black and white colors. For chipping I used Mr Hobby 218 Alminume.

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Interior has been painted using Mr Hobby C60 RLM02 with some red yellow black and white colors. For chipping I used Mr Hobby 218 Alminume

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Eduard provides nice photo etched instrument panel, which is easy to assemble but the final effect is more than satisfying.

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left side and right side do not have much details but it still looks good.

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left side and right side do not have much details but it still looks good.

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Rest of elements that have been painted in RLM02.

Thanks

T.K.