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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. Lew J Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Looks superb Dave from the camo job, ident markings, down to the smoke effects and the field , have to say I had a little chuckle at the grass pics as it reminded me of some I did and it's like laying turf in miniature (Only I think laying the real stuff is faster lol).

    Lew J.
  2. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Brilliant Dave I'm enjoying this. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  3. debrito A Fixture

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    Canada
    Fantastic...(y)

    Where you got those grass?

    Regards
  4. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Just brilliant Dave.
    Carl.(y)
  5. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hello Dave,
    That looks so realistic, great job. What did you use for the grass?? Is it a branded product?? Or a Dr Force Inc. creation??

    Looking forward to the next stage. Could I suggest one thing when you finish the plane mate, take a photograph outside in black & white with nothing behind to show the scale. I bet it looks like its just been plucked out of a history book.(y)
    cheers
    Richie
  6. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Dear all,

    Thanks for your comments and continued interest.

    The grass is a mixture of horse hair and cotton fibres, dyed in variable colours and then mixed up. I stuck I down in lumps with pva glue before using a tooth brush to raise it up.

    I have flattened the grass in one direction to reflect the sliding, the reference photos I have do not show skid marks near the resting point.

    Richie great shout on the black and white photo, will try that!
  7. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hello Dave,
    I have just shown the missus your ground work and she said WOW, unbelievable and when I saw you made the grass I said :wtf:, unbelievable. You really inspire me mate to up my game in the groundwork department.:)(y) Will you be going to Telford this year???
    cheers
    Richie
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  8. Jazz A Fixture

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    England
    Absolutely stunning professional work. What more can I say? Its all been said. Fantastic stuff. I cant wait to see it progress further.
  9. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Hi Richie, thanks for a huge compliment, I really enjoy the groundwork mate it's so therapeutic adding all the bits to see it come alive!

    When is Telford? It's about 1 hour 40 from me so should be able to make it!

    Jazz, thank you for your comments mate, inspires me to get it finished! I have had a great day today, only got the middle part of the canopy to get done followed by painting the figures.

    Cheers
    Dave
  10. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hey Dave looks like the Meschersmitt from the Victory show has crashed in your garden mate, should be worth a few quid in scrap metal :)
    Seriously mate everything is looking great, nice work on the grass.

    Steve
  11. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    When is Telford? It's about 1 hour 40 from me so should be able to make it!


    Cheers
    Dave[/quote]

    Hi Dave,
    10th & 11th November, I will be going on the Saturday for certain, Sunday???
    cheers
    Richie
  12. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    I'll be there Sat for sure Sun possibly/most likely
  13. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Richie, Jazz Steve and Steve, thanks for your comments and interest. Telford is a defo, so will make sure I have nothing on for the Saturday.

    I had a very productive weekend with the final weathering, groundwok and canopy glazing completed. I just need to paint the engine and the figures before its finally completed. Nice weather in the UK this morning so took some much better photo's:-

    mond1.jpg mond2.jpg mond3.jpg mond4.jpg mond5.jpg
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  14. Ferris A Fixture

    Excellent work on this Dave. The grasses look extremely realistic.

    Just a question: maybe you already addressed this in an earlier post but shouldn't there be 'skid marks' on the field, where the plane slid to its final stop? ( so glad to be able to use skid marks in its proper context).

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  15. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Adrian

    Thanks for your comments matey.

    I have been asked the "skid marks" question about a gazillion times lol. It's a myth that the aircraft would churn up the ground behind it. Have a google of crashed me109's and you will see very little if any damage to the ground directly behind the aircraft. The damage is done on impact and then it skids on the undercarriage until it comes to a halt.

    I hav flattened the grass behind but given the multitude of reference photos I have. The ground is surprisingly unscathed!!
  16. Barke02 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Fantastic as ever Dave!

    That groundwork is really amazing!

    Just one point would be that the a/c appears to be floating a bit, it dosen't look rammed into the ground. It maybe just because you are just seeing how it will look and it's not permanently locked into position yet?

    Anything under the a/c like air intakes etc woud be made of thin metal and would be crushed or ripped off in the event of a forced landing. By far the heaviest part of a fighter was the engine, and that should be flat on the deck with everything else tagging along for the ride.

    Can I just take this opportunity say that you create some of the most exciting projects I have ever seen!

    Keep up the amazing work.

    All the best,

    Jon.
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  17. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Jon

    Great to hear from you matey.

    Thanks for your very kind comments and excellent support. The bird was not fixed in the pics! When I did the ground work I stupidly put a rock where it sat so it is sort of balanced in the photos. Now I have fixed it the 109 is suitably sat on the ground with a slight raise to the rear. You cannot see the air intake due to the grass and it looks more weighty and natural.

    The engine is now painted and the figures are primed so it's back to some painting this weekend.

    Ps are you going to Telford??
  18. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Dave, what a superb result mate. Keep looking at the pics to try and see where the model meets reality and it is almost impossible. Congrats on another showpiece and can't wait for next update to see what you have done with engine and figures.

    Regards

    Ron
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  19. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ron

    Thank you very much for your kind words and great to hear from you.

    Dave
  20. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Great outdoor pics Dave, adds to the affect and that log is killer, great addition. I'm ready for the figures too, lol!

    Cheers, Ski.

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