Sunday, 9 July 2017

Gallery - 2

Jg 1 sported a really neat chequered paint scheme in late 1943.  Here is my 1/600 take on it....

3 staffel, JG 1, highly visible!

With 1 Staffel following 

From the side.  TD planes, Dom's Decals + markings, Beacon transfers (1/285 scale) tiny checks.  

Gallery - 1

OK, I am very much experimenting here.  My aim is to have a separate page with pictures of my planes......

so here goes!

B 17s from 12 o'clock level.  TD planes, Dom's Decals.

Same planes from a slightly different angle.

Sturmstaffel 1 - Heavily armoured FW 190 A-6, A-7 & A-8s to take on the USAAF Heavies

From above - the effect is a little marred by the stands

Side view.  TD FW190, Dom's transfers.  The real model is sitting on a paperclip, what you are looking at is a lot bigger than reality.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

On the workbench - June 2017 part 2

Albatross D IV & V from Jasta 5.  These take longer to paint than the RFC, as they are nice and colourful....

RFC RE8 & DH4.  The Re8s have exhaust stains on the upper wing

Photo'd in Natural light, maybe I need to add lighting? 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

On the workbench - June 2017 part 1

Here's some photos of stuff on the workbench - painted but not yet varnished.  Photos were taken with my wife's phone - yet to be fully mastered by yours truly.  I've photo'd these on a white background - hopefully the planes stand out more clearly......

3 x B17-G  91st BG (red) & 94 BG (Yellow)  Black side hatches & marking triangles/squares are transfer paper.

448 BG B24-J - more to follow..... The open side hatches are squares of black transfer, as I find it really hard to paint squares.
Mitsubishi Bettys (now where are those British warships......?)

Tumbling Dice Ju 52 - part 3

The first batch of Ju 52 are now painted.  4 are from 2./KGrzbV 172 (in Tunisia), 1 is from the Deutsche Waffenstillstands Commission (based in Morocco).

Having spent all that time getting the undercarriage looking nice, you now don't see it.... !  They do sit correctly when landed and I'll photo them on stands, and thus flying, soon.

I'm looking forward to getting them varnished, probably in the Autumn.....  They will then have a short career as cannon fodder.....  roll on Operation Flax.

Busy with Life

I've not posted anything in a while.  I went to the UK in April for Salute 2017, which was really great.

My friend Mark and I had fun looking at the games and exchanging money for metal.

Back to Jakarta, I have got a number of planes painted but need another UK trip to get them varnished.....  so they will feature in the "on the workbench" feature.