Luftwaffe Tropical Scheme Question

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  1. dneid

    dneid Active Member

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    Hey, Guys,
    Now that I am finished with the P-39, I pulled an old Tamiya Bf-109E4/7 out that I started many, many moons ago. I decided to finish this one in the tropical color scheme included in the kit. My question is should the boundary between the side color and upper sand color be a hard edge or a soft one? I have yet to find a definitive answer on the web and my 109 research material is non-existent.
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    Dale
     
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    Out of the factory it was a tight demarcation, not masked to a hard line, but well sprayed to a tight line. In scale this would appear to be a hard line so some artistic interpretation might be required.

    If the aircraft had been sprayed or re-sprayed further down the line you might see a softer demarcation.

    I use a slightly raised mask to do this sort of demarcation. It can be done free hand but you need a very steady hand indeed!

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    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    Well said Steve, be a good test for you Dale to try each variation and see what you are comfortable with...
     
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    #4 Wurger, Jan 1, 2014
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    I agree. Here you are a shot with quite close up view of the demarcation line on Bf 109F.

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    And here a Bf 109E..

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    Nice shots guys. I believe it's Black 8 that is depicted in the kit.
     
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