Bf-109E-4/7 TROP

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  1. Pong

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    Hi all!

    This is my latest build, a 1/48 Tamiya Bf-109E TROP.

    My camera battery was dead while I was making the model, so I only got shots after I applied the wings and elevators. Sorry!

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    I still have to buy some paint and do a little research on JG. 27’s Emils in North Africa, so in the meantime I’d appreciate any tips, reference photos and comments!

    -Arlo
     
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    Nice start
     
  3. Wayne Little

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    What particular aircraft do you have in mind?

    Camo could be 74/75/76 or 79/78 or 79/80/78 or 71/02/76(or 65).....
     
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    Looking sweet!
     
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    Agree with Alex!
     
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    Do you know having a digi' camera is the worst thing ever !! when your taking photo's the batteries go dead it happens to me all the time. GGrrrrrrr

    ian.
     
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    Nice one Ian. Get some batteries soon!
     
  8. Airframes

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    Nice start there Arlo.
    Ian, I'd rather quickly change batteris than change film!
     
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    Oops, my aplogies Arlo. Thoguht this was Ian's post. I wasn't quite awake yet I guess. Looking forward to more shots from you. Has it stopped raining in Manila?
     
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    Thanks for all the comments, guys and it has stopped raining here in Manila and back to the heat.

    I thought I'd base it on White 6, 3/JG.27 bsince it has a pretty basic paintscheme and the JG.27
    scheme provided by Tamiya required mottling and I don't have experience in mottling yet. :rolleyes:

    :lol: Well fortunately my cam's battery is rechargeable but the batteries are quickly drained
    and I have to do the recharging process over and over again.

    Again thanks for all the kind comments!

    -Arlo
     
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    Nice start mate!

    I'm doing the Hasegawa 1:72 E-4/7 trop at the moment as it turns out. Hope the '48 is more accurate, the '72 is terrible!

    Evan
     
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    You mean this one!:D

    Image reference Kagero JG27 Vol 1
     

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    Thanks for the profile Wayne! Just what I need. Now, I have to figure out how to
    make the 6 on the fuselage.

    Any tips, Wayne?
     
  14. Wayne Little

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    How about you PM me with your address details and I can send them to you!:D
     
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    Great start, looking forward to seeing more mate!


    Darryl
     
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    Looking good Arlo
    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Long three (Or is it four?) month update. I've finally got my acrylics and I'm done with the third coat of paint for the nose. I don't have photos but I'll upload some later. And there is good news and bad news.

    The good news is that the nose and rudder is nearly finished with the paint. :D

    The bad news is I'm nearly out of thinner to paint the rest of it, and I still have to stencil my No. 6. :(
     
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    Sounds like good progress Arlo. I hope you get some thinners soon - that's one thing I always buy in bulk, just in case!
     
  19. Wayne Little

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    C'mon Arlo, could have given you the white 6, to save you the heartache....:D
     
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    Update 2: I'm finished with the nose, rudder is 90% done and I'm too lazy to upload the pics. :lol:

    Also, I've figured out how to do the 6, and that'll probably the fun part. :D
     
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