What Should I do Next?

Discussion in 'Questions on Kits, Decals, Tools and Pilots' started by Njaco, Nov 2, 2008.

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Which Model Should I complete First?

  1. Fw 190

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  2. Hs 129

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  3. F4F Wildcat

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  4. Fw 200 Condor

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  5. Pick another model from the vast collection.

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  6. Go shopping for something in 1/24

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  7. I'm not voting

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  8. Neither canidate is working for me.

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  9. ?

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  1. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
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    Ok, I have several models in various stages of completion. I want to finish at least one but I can't decide which one. Or should I start a new one? I have a Fw 200 from Doug that I'm dying to start but I promised myself I would finish at least one of those already started. Can you guys help me? :) Thought a poll would be cool and fun. Now that I have a phone that I can take pics with, this is the first time I'm using it so.......
     

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  2. Matt308

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    Dang, complete them all. I was in a similar situation, Njaco. Except mine had been sitting around for 25 years and because of neglect, had suffered. I finished them, but used them as a means of reintroducing me to all of my artistic faults and hated modeling idiosynchracies. My decals were shot too. If you are in a similar situation, Wayne gave me some excellent tips that allowed me to salvage them.

    I vote for you finishing the Fw-190. She's a beaut! Then the Hs. Then the F4F. Only then undertake the Condor, since I'm assuming you haven't even started it.
     
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    Finish the Henschel!! She looks great :cool:
     
  4. Airframes

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    I second Matt, in exactly the same order! Once you start on that big bird, you'll never get the others finished. Then, you'll forget where you're up to, lose some parts and so on, and all the previous effort will be wasted. I know, I just found it out with the 1/48th JU88 I dug out for photos last week! I spent many, many hours on that conversion, and adding detail to a fairly bland kit, now, I've lost the notes I made, and some of the scratch-built exterior detailing parts. Darn, what a waste!
    And, as Matt rightly pointd out, the longer they're left unfinished, the more they'll suffer. As I left the JU88 uncovered for about 9 or 10 years, and totally forgot about it, the paintwork has detiorated due to the build-up of dust; it's actually attacked the finishing coat, which has gone 'dusty' and slightly pitted after attempting to clean it.
     
  5. Erich

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    Njaco finish your JG 1 Fw please......when you get to your Kondor let me know if you need references as I have several......something for your data collection next spring possibly ~ but Classic Publications is offering a hardback just on the Fw 200 Kondor, something I am going to look forward to. Sea ops is one of my specific loves for LW A/C working in conjunction with the Kriegsmarine surface and U-boot arms

    E ~
     
  6. Airframes

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    Nice offer, Erich. I have a couple of references on the Condor, including a cutaway drawing and cockpit diagrams, and also the book, "Condor, scourge of the Atlantic", which I admit I have only glanced through, although it seems to be a good reference, with some useful photographs.
     
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    its a good basic reference AF

    now I suggest Chris Goss's 2 volumes Sea Eagles for one in the soft-bound items from Classic Pubs, another is the cheap book on Sea Eagles, in the Luftwaffe at War series

    funny how Sea Eagles seems to be the accepted general rule for a title........how bland

    now if only some chap would stick his nose into writing a book on KG 40 indepth.

    there are some ok web-references as well ...........
     
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    I say get the 190 and the Henschel done. They both seem so close to completion, so you may as well.
     
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    Thanks for the info Erich. Whilst you're there, do you happen to know whereabouts Juterbog Waldlager airbase was? It was the base for 9/JG300's Bf109G's in June, 1944, the subject in my 'Budget Gustav Build' in the modelling section. I have the feeling it was near the Danish border, Schleswig Holstein?
    Terry.
     
  10. Erich

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    Terry

    I know Jüterbog quite well this is where 10.(N)/JG 300 109G-6/AS unit was based during the summer-fall of 44 and a paper transfer into and forming II./NJG 11.

    the Airfield is close proximity to Berlin as the Moskito-jägers were to defend the capital......it will be all covered in one of my books.

    go ever so slightly S.W. of Berlin 50km to Lückenwalde and then another 15km south of that is Jüterbog
     
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    Erich, thank you very much indeed! I can now check it on the map, as I always like to know as much as I can about any aircraft I model, including it's base field. You've been a great help, and now, I'm off to bed!
    Terry.
     
  12. Njaco

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    Thanks guys!

    I've kept all the parts bagged in those boxes along with the A/C (if it fits). Decals I have tons of!

    But I'm dying to get my hands on that Condor. I was thinking Hitler's personnal plane but I think the Mk might be wrong. I haven't researched yet, but KG 40 is about the only decals for the kit. I wanted something alittle off the beaten path.

    Oh and thats all hand brush - no airbrush to speak of. Never used one.
     
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    Let this be a lesson to all those intimidated by modeling. That is AWESOME brush work folks.
     
  14. Erich

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    Njaco

    you might consider for the Kondor a later war scheme though not knowing what is in the kit for decals it may be for 41-42 only.

    wonder if you could do several different variants and if the search radar set is included to do a C-4 and beyond ?

    a C-8/U10 would be great with search radar and two Hs 293's under the outboard engines ........
     
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    Finish the 190 then move along to the 129 and THEN do the Condor....
     
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    Voted Condor

    love them

    190 looks awesome!
     
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    go for the 190, shes almost done!
     
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    I go with Matt's order.....the 190 first!

    Christ the 190 and Hs129 are so close Chris kick yourself in the a$$ and get a move on.....plenty of incentive to get to the Condor man!!:D

    ...and some nice brush work!
     
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    excellent work njaco i think you should do 190, hs129 then the wildcat
     
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    What's holding me back on the 129 is the spinner. It has a spiral and - with only brush - I'm apprehensive about it. Haven't figured out a way to do it properly. Any hints?

    Erich, only decals are KG 40 which really doesn't bother me. I've done badges from other units with custom brushes I've made -to get the small details, though it is 1/72. Just don't have much on profiles beyond KG 40.
     
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