Author Topic: DONE +++ 1:72 Heinkel He 162 C-0 (P.1073); "VN+DA/M48" (1st prototype), May 1945  (Read 529 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Old Wombat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 8929
  • Armour: The Gods of War love it!
Nice piece of work, Dizzy! :thumbsup:
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est

Offline Glenn Gilbertson

  • Had fish & chips in Hull once
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 1410
  • Remembers when Airfix kits cost 2s (0.10)
Well done - that paintwork looks very convincing! Good photography also.

Online zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 19040
  • Currently on double secret probation.
You can get Uschi Van Der Rosten 1/72 wood grain transfers.  I bought a set which includes sheets for a number of different scales but have yet to try it out.
Fred

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

My name is Commander William Riker.  Take me to your women.

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 42231
That's useful knowledge, cheers mate  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

Offline sandiego89

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2831
The wood is fantastic!

Relly suits the GB theme well. 
Dave "Sandiego89"
Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

Online Dizzyfugu

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 10512
    • Lots of works in my FlickR gallery
The wood is fantastic!

Thank you. I actually have no idea what the glued/bonded plywood surface would have looked like, but I remembered some childhood school chairs (O.K., not WWII era. but retro enough...) that had seats with integrated backrests, apparently created from a similar procedure, and they were surprisingly reddish and lacked contrast in structure. So I tried the Humbrol-Leather-On-Sand method, and after one attempt I left it as is, because I felt that anything on top would look too artificial and forced. I also considered panels with different structures, but the masking would have become messy - but I think it works fine.

Beyond the horrors of applying large-scale decals on surfaces with 3-dimensional curves, I am also not sold on the grain pattern of the Uschi von Rosen product, it's too symmetrical for my personal taste, and it looks rather decorative (for a passenger cabin?) than technical?


Online zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 19040
  • Currently on double secret probation.
I bought a set with mixed scale sheets mainly for use on 1/25 cars, but as it has a smaller scale sheet i will try an aircraft.
Maybe a japanese single engined fighter (IIRC they tried to develop some with wooden structures as they were short of metal) with extremely weathered paint exposing an underlying wooden surface.
It'll be tricky to pull off as i'd have to apply hairspray weathering over decals.


Fred

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

My name is Commander William Riker.  Take me to your women.

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 42231
it's too symmetrical for my personal taste, and it looks rather decorative (for a passenger cabin?) than technical?



Totally agree, looks more like wallpaper ?

At least the sheets I have for WWI Albatross's looks like plywood. Just the wrong scale.

The wood used would probably have been steamed to get the curvature needed, it's amazing what you can do with wood if you steam it enough, and would of looked very much like the way you've represented it providing they hadn't done much more then varnish it.
Decals my @r$e!

Online Dizzyfugu

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 10512
    • Lots of works in my FlickR gallery
Yes, the Ki-106, for instance - a wooden version of the Ki-84. But, as you mention, doing weathering on top of decal material sounds hazardous! Would be a nice model, though, whatever technique to be used.  :thumbsup: