32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

Your forum dedicated to 1/32nd and smaller plastic and metal figures and vehicles.
Post Reply
mikeg
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 1688
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:56 pm
Location: Atlanta Ga

32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

Post by mikeg » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:18 am

I think I can improve with rattle cans and punched out patterns on manila folders. I think I should have had the pattern closer to the surface, though

Image

Image

User avatar
Axis Nightmare
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 2216
Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:40 am
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Re: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

Post by Axis Nightmare » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:20 pm

mikeg wrote:I think I can improve with rattle cans and punched out patterns on manila folders. I think I should have had the pattern closer to the surface, though
That looks great! I would be delighted with those results. Super job on the irregular patterns. Too many times the results look like polka dots. :salute:
Image

What makes the P-51 Mustang so special?

"It would do for 8 hours what a Spitfire would do for 45 minutes."

Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager

mikeg
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 1688
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:56 pm
Location: Atlanta Ga

Re: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

Post by mikeg » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:39 pm

:o well....obviously if it wasn't for Kevin and Burt at the local Hobby Town, it would still be a lovely shade of luftwaffe light blue all over; as it has been for several weeks. A postcard size piece of thin cardboard/stiff paper and a hole puncher is so simple, I would have never figured that out. It's a good confidence builder.
Last edited by mikeg on Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:45 am, edited 1 time in total.

[CAT]CplSlade
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 3478
Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:59 pm
Location: Villa Rica, GA

Re: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:23 pm

Is Kevin the guy with the mustache and Burt the 'talks excitedly' one?

mikeg
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 1688
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:56 pm
Location: Atlanta Ga

Re: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

Post by mikeg » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:23 am

Yep, they both offer good advice and will try to answer your questions, even when you know they are almost always busy.

tmanthegreat
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 11094
Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:38 pm
Location: Central California

Re: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

Post by tmanthegreat » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:19 pm

Good job, especially with a rattle-can! When you look at the mottles and paint jobs on real Luftwaffe planes in wartime conditions, the paint was hardly perfect and there were tons of irregularities and imperfections. The nice mottles we so often got in our 21c prebuilt planes were a tad inaccurate in that sense. Personally I prefer painting mottles with thinned paint and an airbrush, but you’ve got the right idea using the templates and rattle-can.
"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."

cnq
Officer - Captain
Officer - Captain
Posts: 768
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:32 am
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Re: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

Post by cnq » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:26 pm

It looks very nice. As long as you're happy with the result that's all it's matter.

c44
Officer - 2nd Lieutenant
Officer - 2nd Lieutenant
Posts: 415
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:26 pm
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

Post by c44 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:55 pm

What manufacturer produced that kit? I take it it's not the old Revell model, I seem to remember that was sort of a clunky version typical of their early 1/32 releases....
C44
...Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see...

Post Reply