AlanG's 1/32 Revell Bf109 G6/R6 from 3./JG300

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Hi Alan
That is really coming on a treat. The masks will be worth all the effort I'm sure. Do they come with instructions or do you have to figure out how to do them for yourself?
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Well that's the RLM 75 on. Used Hannants Xtracrylix paints as i love the colour. But as usual i had a mare with the brush clogging up. I even used the Hannants own thinners to dilute them! I'm starting to get a little hacked off with these paints. I'd love to use MRP but i prefer the 'safer'option of acrylics. Might use Vallejo next time even though it is a little more delicate to handling. Wish Tamiya would release more authentic colours as i love spraying them.

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Looking good Al.
I use Vallejo airbrush thinners with Xtracrylix and works well. If they do dry on the needle, Vallejo's retarder is ok with Xtracrylix as well. I can see no difference with the finish when dry.
 

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Well i fitted the Erla masks and painted the RLM 74. I think it looks fabby if you don't mind me saying so lol.

Made a little boo boo as i forgot to 'un-tack' some masking tape and so it has pulled off a little bit of paint here and there. But it's nothing that a quick spray cannot remedy. Once that is done it's time for the mottling and then the black underside.

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Not a great wingy person, Alan, but have had read through from the start.
Lots of interesting technics, thought those seatbelts were very realistic, but hard to do.
You've put a lot of effort into this and it shows.
 

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Cheers John. Taken some effort and lots of money in the swear jar but it's worth it
 

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Looking good Alan, unique camouflage pattern, haven't seen that before.
 

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Certainly is Joe. I never knew about this paint scheme until i looked into building this aircraft.
 

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Done the mottling tonight. Think i finally have the hang of the Xtracrylix paints. First two photos show just the RLM 75 (grey) added. The second two show the RLM 74 (green) added.

Think it's come out alright. What you guys think?

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Cheers Bob. It's taken a while to get to this stage but i'm on the home stretch now.
 

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Never heard of those masks before but they look very good.
I'm using Montex masks for the national insignia's and numbers. For the Erla scheme i'm using a company called Pmask.

Both have been great to use.
 

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Removed the masks tonight because i need to overspray some of the national markings. A couple of bits to touch up but all in all i am very impressed with the results. And not a jot of silvering in sight :smiling3:

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That is looking sharp Al .Very effective indeed.
 

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I’m liking that a lot Al.....very nice indeed :thumb2:
 
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