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WIP " Lucky Ditch" Messerschmitt BF 109g-6

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dr Force, May 9, 2012.

  1. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    WOW!
    I want to see this all finished... Please Dave hurry up.:LOL:

    Pedro
  2. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lol, it's a long process and I needed a break as I have been non stop modelling for 2 years, but got the bug back!!
  3. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Dave, and welcome home. Looking forward to next update mate.

    Cheers,

    Ron
  4. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Again

    Right I have filled, sanded, added a hinge to the middle of the engine cowl and fixed the wings. Most of the canopy is now in place and The base is complete ready for the groundwork.

    I have painted the cockpit and redone the instrument panel and checked the composition, still a bit more weathering to the cockpit and will dd the seatbelts at the end. aug1.jpg aug7.jpg aug3.jpg aug4.jpg work1.jpg work2.jpg work3.jpg work4.jpg post1.jpg

    done all the post shading. The paint will dry tonight and tomorrow morning before I start adding in the luftwaffe colours
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  5. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Dave, another masterclass in modelling mate. Superb. Do like how this is going and really looking forward to seeing the groundwork take shape.

    Regards

    Ron
  6. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Ron, your usual words of encouragement are as always, inspiring..............thank you!

    Dave
  7. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi All

    I have manged to complete the basic camo colours ready for all the weathering, markings etc. I prefer a subtle look to depict some use but pretty pleased with the base colours:-

    RLM6.jpg RLM7.jpg RLM8.jpg

    Its onto the chips, scratches, markings and weathering next!!!!!!
  8. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Masterful job.
  9. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Ah, ya buddy...............this is gonna be a one heck of a dynamic dio Bro. Dave, glad to see you got off hiatus, lol. No worries mate, I'm still doing 1:1 scale builds on the Ranchito, almost done.

    I like the close up pic and can't wait to see the figures painted. All that reconfig and added work is really paying off. Beauty Bro, beauty!

    Cheers, Ski.
  10. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ventress, many thanks for the compliments.

    Stevie Skiiii how you doing fella. Thanks for dropping in and great to hear your words of encouragement.

    I have done a tad more painting with the yellow markings, spinner and props. This is to be weathered and detailed so looks a bit new at the moment but pleased as its turned out nice and neat. I have undercoated the prop with silver so when I scrape some of the prop paint it will show nicely underneath. I need to leave overnight to dry and then will add some more dusting:- wed3.jpg wed5.jpg wed4.jpg wed6.jpg
  11. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    This just gets better each time (y)
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  12. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi All

    Ok so making alot of progress now and the finishing line is visible in the distance!

    I have hand painted all the decals because you simply struggle to get 1/16 luftwaffe insignia, so alot of masking and hand painting has got 90% of it done. I have completed the secondary weathering, exhaust stains and covered with a good coating of matt varnish ready for the oild washes.

    The engine needs painting and weathering, I have the seat belts to fit and the canopy to finish, but its on to the groundwork now. Some examples of masking etc:-

    yatz7.jpg yatz10.jpg yatz11.jpg yatz16.jpg yatz20.jpg yatz23.jpg yatz24.jpg yatz25.jpg yatz26.jpg yatz27.jpg yatz28.jpg

    See you soon

    Dave
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  13. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    This really is coming together well nice one, will it be at Telford I'd love to see it in the flesh

    Steve
  14. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Dave, that is a perfect example of getting it done mate. Admire your tenacity where the lack of transfers is concerned. Big respect all round. Very much looking forward to seeing groundwork take shape and bring it all together.
    Don't forget the torn up skid marks eh. LoL. Congrats on a lot of progress and don't wait too long to next update please.

    Cheers,

    Ron
  15. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Steve, thanks for your support. I have never shown any of my work! The intention was to put the Tiger in to competition at Folkestone but I'm struggling to get down there and it's a big model to shift. My plan is to get this done and one other large dio to be shown all together next year, so I'll let you know when this is being done by posting on the forum.

    Ron, great to hear from you buddy and thanks for your input. I love the groundwork, so I can get all creative with damaged grass, soil etc. I'll try an motor on now bud!!

    Cheers
    Dave
  16. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Dave!

    I read here for a long time without saying anything.

    Now I will say something:
    Looking at Your work, I can only bow.

    I look forward to each new episode ...

    All the best!
    Dr Force likes this.
  17. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Martin.

    The Groundwork is about 85% done, just need to tidy the edges, add some more flowers and any other detail that will enhance the look. The 109 is now in position but I need to finish the canopy, add seat belts and position the grass surrounding it:-


    base3.jpg

    base4.jpg base6.jpg base9.jpg base10.jpg base11.jpg
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  18. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Excellent stuff

    Steve
  19. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Now we're talkin Dave. The rocks look naturally placed and the grass is good and the inbed flowers add a great touch. Not rushin ya, but I'm lookin forward to them figures Bro. Ruck on Brotha, ruck on!

    Cheers, Ski.
  20. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Perfection takes time.........
    Stunning work.
    But Dave, that Tiger Dio cannot be missed at Euro....It is the showstopper of the year.
    Please, I hope you can show it there.

    Marc

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