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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #60 on: June 04, 2017, 09:23:37 pm »
Wow! I like that very much!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Also liked it without the camo pattern but it looks terrific as is, i'd only leave the prop's spinner totally white or black but that's just my taste.  :cheers:
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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2017, 12:52:10 am »
That looks really different! :thumbsup:

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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #62 on: June 05, 2017, 02:09:31 am »
Yowser!  Lots of little squiggles!

Looks great.  Excellent job there Brad C.

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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #63 on: June 05, 2017, 03:22:28 am »
That looks really different! :thumbsup:
Agreed...and it's great  :thumbsup:

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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #64 on: June 05, 2017, 04:07:18 am »
Looks good, young fella! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Would've been great with 3 layers of camo & weathering showing patches of all of them (Brit on Japanese on German). ;D

Maybe next time? ;)

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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #65 on: June 05, 2017, 04:09:50 am »
Thanks everyone!!! 


I wrestled with the spinner... I remembered an Israeli 199 that was painted over all greenish tan color and the spinner and props even were also the same color instead of being different. I liked the way it looked and wanted to try it on something (making the spinner the same as the rest).  Of course, I drew the line at the props.  :o ;D ;D
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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #66 on: June 05, 2017, 04:39:56 am »
  ...Of course, I drew the line at the props.  :o ;D ;D
 
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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #67 on: June 05, 2017, 08:17:49 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #68 on: June 05, 2017, 08:21:13 am »
Wow.  What a great build! Totally worth the surprise reveal!  How did you get all the squiggly lines done?  I was thinking about going that way (basically Italian WWII-like) but then opted for a more... blended camouflage motif.  Basically I just kept adding a colour everytime I goofed something up.  I think the final count was 4. :)
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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #69 on: June 05, 2017, 09:07:20 am »
Thanks, y'all!!

I just used one of my little fine tipped brushes. 5/0 (0/5? )  I think it was... and just painted 'em on by hand. The one thing to watch out for is what I call "creep". Kind of like, if you don't rest your hand ever so often while writing, and your penmanship gets worse as you go.....  same thing here... just have to make sure to take a break if things start to drift out of uniformity. It happens... some are splotches, some are a little bigger than others, and some are a little more faint.  But... yeah... just it all by hand. Took about and hour. It's surprisingly EASY, just can be a bit tedious.  I'd like to do it again someday.....  different colors, maybe add a third color for the squiggles or something..

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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2017, 06:22:49 am »
You have done well with that camouflage mate  :thumbsup: The trick when using a brush is getting the correct amount of paint on the brush tip at the right consistency. Neither to much nor to little. You've kept it about right, well done.
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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #71 on: June 06, 2017, 08:43:30 am »
 :o

Keep coming back, going away and coming back. One of the purest whiffs I've ever seen...meds on stand-by... :wub:.

Keep thinking winter camo and Burma...snowball in Hell...it actually confuses and amazes. Kudos :thumbsup:.

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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #72 on: June 06, 2017, 03:36:42 pm »
You have done well with that camouflage mate  :thumbsup: The trick when using a brush is getting the correct amount of paint on the brush tip at the right consistency. Neither to much nor to little. You've kept it about right, well done.
Thanks, Chris!  I've learned a lot over the last year.   :lol:

Hell, the thought of painting ANYTHING with a brush turned me off ... I was all 'rattle can posse' back then... now...I prefer hairy stick over anything, hands down! I love it!! 

I've yet to try airbrushing but I could live without it at this point... (I COULD but I don't want to, I certainly want to learn it at some point).  But uhh.. yeah, the rattle cans are gathering quite a bit of dust these days.  ;D
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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #73 on: June 06, 2017, 03:44:06 pm »
:o

Keep coming back, going away and coming back. One of the purest whiffs I've ever seen...meds on stand-by... :wub:.

Keep thinking winter camo and Burma...snowball in Hell...it actually confuses and amazes. Kudos :thumbsup:.
Tremendously awesome words of support, thank you!!!

The weird paint.. WAS going to be part of the story I didn't get to.     Like... it was winter in Germany, and they had to store the planes outside for a bit, so the Germans painted them all white. BAM... Now, the Japanese get them delivered directly to SE Asia. Also have to store them outside... bummer, the things are white, stick out like crazy!! So, they had some green paint, but, not enough to cover the entire airframe, so, they went as far as they could with the squiggles. Well, even after this the Japanese still didn't want to be anywhere near all that white that remained, so they put the planes (or themselves) far away from each other to avoid being caught up in an attack together. Being as how no one was anywhere near them, the 14th Army merely strolled up and snagged 'em. Japanese hadn't even gotten around to painting the Hinamurus on yet...   Anyway, RAF now has 'em and merely had to paint on their roundels and numbers and junk and Voila.

A fish out of water!!   

Personally speaking, I absolutely love how it turned out...  I always like my own stuff, of course, but, man, I think I really nailed this as far as what *I* like personally.
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Re: (DONE, PICS Pg. 4) BF-109 G6 Trop.
« Reply #74 on: June 06, 2017, 04:30:48 pm »
Personally speaking, I absolutely love how it turned out...  I always like my own stuff, of course, but, man, I think I really nailed this as far as what *I* like personally.
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That's a great backstory for an excellent result!:thumbsup:
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