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OOB Me109G-6 No Build-just tweak and blow or Lazy Bugger Build 1

Started by HOG, July 17, 2008, 05:10:42 PM

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HOG

Hoyhoy`l

Last week I was perusing Ebah just to see what was around when I spotted "Rare 1:48 Hobbycraft Messerscmitt Bf109G6  Started."  Rare?.
Well the opening price was 99p and P+P £2 so I had a look. The kit had been just about built but unpainted and was missing its canopy and decals. I thought poss cheap wiff item/conversion basis.  A quick Email to the seller brought back that the cockpit had been painted, but all the weapons etc were there AND a couple of Falcon vacform canopies had been thrown in for good measure. Hell at this price it was worth it just for the weapons and canopy and bin the kit.
Well after a hard fought bout of sheer commercialism I won the item for the expensive price of £1:24 plus the p+p and it arrived today and is actually pretty good.









Now in the words of the song, let me take you back to when the rain was softer, the grass was greener and things were a lot less bloody expensive. In those dim and distant days I used to model in 1:72 and had quite a collection of little dio`s that I either gave away, sold or just binned and every so often I recreate one of my favourites in 48th from photos I have. Here is the Italeri 109G painted in spring clean mode in Russia WW2.













Soooo what I`m gonna do is leave the model basically untouched just tweak the cockpit interior and maybe add the underwing weapons or droptank if needed, paint etc and try and redo the dio.
Wish me luck and will post as and when it happens.
Cheers  :drink:
Gary
H-O-G = Head Out of Gestalt-hands on autopilot
WORK! The curse of the drinking class.
"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson )

sotoolslinger

Holy crap..... :banghead: :blink: Look there is no reason to make us amatures feel that inadequate.... except that I LIKE IT :wub: :wub: :wub:
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Weaver

Jammy - I've got stung for more than that for half-finished 1/72nds..... :cheers:

Like the Spring Clean idea because I like dioramas that are a bit different to the usual fuelling/weapon-loading ones, and it should look even better in 1/48th. Nice one!  :thumbsup:
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Brian da Basher

That "Srping Cleaning" dio is an excellent idea, HOG! Definitely a change of pace from the usual. I'm going to enjoy this show!
:thumbsup:
Brian da Basher

ysi_maniac

Quote from: sotoolslinger on July 17, 2008, 05:37:06 PM
Holy crap..... :banghead: :blink: Look there is no reason to make us amatures feel that inadequate.... except that I LIKE IT :wub: :wub: :wub:

Agreed, really
:wub: :wub: :wub: :bow: :bow:
Will die without understanding this world.

HOG

H-O-G = Head Out of Gestalt-hands on autopilot
WORK! The curse of the drinking class.
"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson )

sotoolslinger

UMMMM  :huh: Is this going to be a diorama of a garden planter :blink: ;D
I amuse me.
Huge fan of noisy rodent.
Things learned from this site: don't tease wolverine.
Eddie's personal stalker.
Worshippers in Nannerland

HOG

H-O-G = Head Out of Gestalt-hands on autopilot
WORK! The curse of the drinking class.
"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson )

HOG

Hoyhoy`al

Work on the blow part of the garden planter continues with the RLM75 added and mottle sprayed.











Its that time of year again when airbrushing, paint tends to dry on the tip of the needle and then flies onto the model, especially when trying to do closeup work like mottleing. This is sprayed in Revell enamels and I should have used white spirit or similar instead of cellulose thinners. this would have slowed down the drying time and avoided the bits of `peel`. Still just have to go over with a sharp blade and flick off the odd bits and cover with the winter wash. Next job is to get thye Petunia seeds in for late summer flowering  ;D .

cheers :drink:
Gary
H-O-G = Head Out of Gestalt-hands on autopilot
WORK! The curse of the drinking class.
"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson )

sotoolslinger

Very slick :thumbsup: We can't see the flaws in the pics :wub: to us it looks delightful.  :wub: I still don't see how the pilot is going to get in there with all that grass :rolleyes: :blink:
I amuse me.
Huge fan of noisy rodent.
Things learned from this site: don't tease wolverine.
Eddie's personal stalker.
Worshippers in Nannerland

Ed S

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Brian da Basher

Nice work on the camo, especially the mottling, HOG!
:thumbsup:
Looks like you used Miracle-Gro on the'pit.
;)
Brian da Basher

HOG

SoToSli,

Who ever heard of a piloted plant pot, yer daft bathbun. :rolleyes:

Bri

No, just good old fashioned  hogsh!te  ;D
H-O-G = Head Out of Gestalt-hands on autopilot
WORK! The curse of the drinking class.
"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson )

HOG

Hoyhoy`l

Work continues on the planter but the grass died. Must be the bad hogsh!te.
Glossed and some decals. Seems a shame to paint it white ;D













More as it happens and enjoy. For a change lets hear from the people who hate it :blink:

Cheers  :drink:
Gary (forum village idiot and town drunk)
H-O-G = Head Out of Gestalt-hands on autopilot
WORK! The curse of the drinking class.
"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson )

Brian da Basher

That's a Matrixone quality 109 you've got there HOG! Looks absolutely perfect!
:bow:
Brian da Basher