Imalko's Modelling Thread

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  1. imalko

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    #1 imalko, May 14, 2009
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    Encouraged with comments received when I posted pictures of some of my models in "Post your models" thread I have decided to share with you guys some more pictures...

    As I wrote earlier my modeling days were at their hight some 10 years ago. Being in high school at the time it became expensive for me to buy and build more models, so I tried to use some alterative materials for my builds. I have build number of models (all in 1:72 scale) using wood for fuselage and metal sheets for wings and tail surfaces. Over the years I have saved some 15 models of primarily Luftwaffe aircraft and I would like to share pictures of them with you.

    So, for start, here's three of my wooden/metal models: Fw 190D-9, Bf 109G-10 and Fw 190G.
    More to fallow in future posts. Comments and questions are welcomed.

    (Note: I know, regarding the Bf 109 model, putting the JG 3 amblem on the JG 27 aircraft is a mistake, but in my defense I didn't know that at the time. :oops: )
     

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    That's pretty impressive, and innovative!
     
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    :cool: :thumbleft: This is a pure modelling ....:D
     
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    Well done mate!:D 8)
     
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    Keep up the good work!
     
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    Good job.:thumbleft::thumbup:
     
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    Really nice work.
     
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    Well done! They looks very nice.
     
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    That is quite impressive!from what I understand back in the 30's-40's this would of been avenue taken.I like it and you can actually tell what each one is ;)
     
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    #10 imalko, May 16, 2009
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    Thanks to everyone. I appreciate it.

    So here are some more photos. This are materials used for building this models. Basically its wood for fuselage, alluminium metal for wings and tail surfaces, plastic for wheels and in most of models cardboard paper for propellers. Only in my last two models (Fw 190D G) I made propellers from thin alluminium metal too. In most cases I drew insignia on paper by hand and the glue it on the finished model, but on few occasions I used unused decals from plastic kits...

    Second photo shows what tool I used when working on wooden fuselages.
     

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    #11 imalko, May 16, 2009
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    And here are few more photos of my models. I'm not completelly satisfied with He 111 model since the shape of the wings came out wrong and the horizontal tail surfaces are too small. Also in some of my early models I used ordinary metal sheets for wings and (believe it or not) I have painted them with tempera water colors (not a good combination at all). They looked fine at the time but over the years rust began to appear. (Look photo of the Ju 87G for example). That's why I switched to alluminium metal and Humbrol colors in my later models. Trial and error process, I guess.

    It appears that some of my earlier models require restoration. :oops: Maybe I'll take some photos while doing it so you guys could see the process if some of you are interested...

    (Note: Regarding the Bf 110 model, camouflage and tactical markings on this one (including JG 52 amblem) are purely fictional.)
     

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    Nice work!
     
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    A very nice collection.:thumbleft:
     
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    Great stuff imalko!:D
     
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    hey Imalko they are great, well done
     
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    Thank you very much.
     
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    WOW! :shock: That is some nicely done models mate, well done! :thumbright:
     
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    Very well done!
     
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