Bf 109 in the Russian mud (1/48)

Jack L

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Absolutely fantastic...explains why so many odd socks lying around.

Model isn't bad either!
 

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Thanks guys!



I started working on the base, I think Rick was right about the revetment being man-made,
so I tried to find some pictures of German revetments...

This one seems to be well made, but looking at the Emil and geometric shape of the sand-castle I assume it's an early-war one...
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This is an aerial-photo in Germany, 1944.
These revetments seem easier to make when you're far from home and things aren't going very smoothly ...
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'Available space' to store a diorama is always a problem, so I decided to make it as compact as possible...
I used this blue-foam-plate that I saved from packaging. Took my some time to sort out the shape...
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I used 6mm MDF for the bottom-layer, to keep things flat and sturdy ...
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Shaping with a knife ...
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Sanding...
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Backside...
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A mixture of sand was then added with wood-glue
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Most of the sand was shaken off, then I gave it 2 coats of (Spray can) primer to fix it all in position...
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I made some cutouts for the wheels...
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Test-fit with the 109...
The plan is to use 1-2mm of Vallejo Still Water in the end to make the pool...
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That's all for now, I'm doing night-shifts again so probably not much progress this week.
Thanks for reading, have fun and keep it safe!
Steven
 
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More fine work Steven, and great save on the washing machine - or problems come from my son's pesky plectrums that he tends to hide in his clothes.
 

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Brilliant work, this is looking really nice. As for removing a wash, I find kitchen roll is a lot stronger. I wonder if your washing machine is related to the carpet monster. They both like consuming 'things'.
 
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