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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by Ricky, May 17, 2004.

  1. Ricky

    Ricky New Member

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    Any of you guys make aeroplanes as well as/instead of AFVs?
    (I do both, generally in 1:72)

    If so, I'd appreciate:

    1) useful websites for research & above all pictures

    2) general tips & chat & pictures of your own creations
     
  2. PanzerProfile

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    Hi Ricky
    I build aeroplanes as well, but since I've started to paint my models only recently, I don't have any painted ones (yet). I do have several plaes, though. A few of the list:

    -Heinkel He 111
    -Junkers Ju 87 "Stuka"
    -Junkers Ju 87d "Kanonenvogel"
    -Junkers Ju 88 A-4
    -Junker Ju 57 transporter
    -Focke Wulf 190 F8
    -Henschel Hs 129 B3
    -Messersmitt BF 109

    -paratrooper carrier C-47 "Skytrain"(which actually is a DC-3)
    -DC-3 in Swiss service
     
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    I have some planes builted and only half painted:

    Me 1101
    Me 163
    Fw 190A
    Fw flizter
    Ta 183
    He 162
    Ho 229
    Ar 234 w/V1
    Me 109Z
    Ar 234 w/Ar E377
    P 39
    B 24
    all of them 1/72
     
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    Rarely get much time, and those I do make tend to be displayed on my son's bedroom ceiling...

    My top tip is clear spray varnish.

    Once the model is finished painted and the decals applied, but before the transparencies are glued in place (Or if making a bomber where this is not always possible or practical, try to mask them), spray the whole model with clear matt spray varnish.

    Believe me this makes dusting a whole lot easier since then you, your parents, or your indulgent better half (Whoever does the dusting!), can simply dunk your prize aircraft in warm water to wash off the dust without fear of also washing off your carefully positioned decals.

    The other tip I'd give is that the instructions don't always follow the best way to make the models, it's often better or at least easier to try building the model in sections (i.e. wings, fuselage, engines and undercarriage), them combine them as the final stage.

    Personally I use 1:72nd for models, and 1:144 (Where available) or 1:300 for wargaming.
     
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    I will put mine in a display cabinet I'm building :smok:
     
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    Actually, 1/72 scale aircraft are what I do most of. But I´ll do about anything that comes on sprues, really. Concerning websites; I usually do a search on the aircraft I´m working on at the moment and something useful usually turns up. But I rely more on books and often buy one or two books about the subject I´m working on at the moment.

    I´ll post a few pictures of some of my 1/72 scale aircraft soon.
     
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    Would be very nice!
     
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    That would be cool!

    I have 200+ models, of planes/tanks/lorries and even a few ships.
    Most are in display cases, but 30-40 hang from my overcrowded ceiling.
    And yes, I have a cupboard full of half-finished or unstarted kits.

    Mine are mostly, well, not too good.
    Recent ones are better, but nowhere near the level of you guys (judging by your pics).

    And yes - Simon's advice regarding the varnish is good.
    When younger, I washed the dust off some of mine with hot & soapy water... :(
     
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    My models are worse than yours I'm sure, so don't be ashamed. I don't paint at all because it's expensive/I'm lazy/I don't have the patience/I can't see what needs to go where/I'm not even certain of my glueing work. I wouldn't dare show pics of what I built to you guys, you'd just laugh. :grin:
     
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    Check this link...

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~tozu/index.htm

    The 'models' page is just... wow

    The 'about me' page - his workplace makes me green with envy!

    The 'Luftwaffe 46' page is very good. More amusing than factual, but good!
     
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    reminder!
    I'm looking forward to them.
    8)
     
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    I don´t have a digital camera myself, and the pictures I´ve taken of finished models with my own camera ( which in most other respects is an excellent camera ) looks like crap. But I did get a friend of mine to take a whole bunch of pictures of some of my finished models a month ago. Too many to send by e-mail he said, so he was going to burn a CD instead. I still haven´t received the CD so I asked him to send me a few of them today. I´ll post them as soon as I get them myself.

    :)
     

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