By Brett Green
The airplane modeling pastime has passed through dramatic adjustments within the final ten years. New production applied sciences and the increase of China have mixed to make this a golden age by way of the diversity and availability of types. yet those developments may also make the pastime intimidating for these beginning out. during this new version in Osprey's Masterclass sequence, Brett eco-friendly describes the kits, components, decals and references which are now to be had and demonstrates a wide selection of paint kinds, thinners and alertness equipment in either phrases and photographs. He additionally covers portray results resembling mottling, soft-edged camouflage demarcation, protecting and weathering. this can be the appropriate booklet for the newbie and the pro modeler alike.
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Although the room is very dark and the Gustav is mounted high on a pole, a number of otherwise hard to see details are now on display. Although this is a G-6 variant, the oil cooler housing is the deeper version usually associated with the G-10. com 60 CHAPTER 4 • IMPROVING A SIMPLE SNAP-TOGETHER KIT A different Werknummer, 441039, has been painted on the back on a propeller blade. The red stencil markings are of interest too. The tail wheel features an unpainted hub and whitewall tyre. 21 ST C ENTURY T OYS ’ 1/32- SCALE M ESSERSCHMITT B F 109F-2 The Messerschmitt Bf 109F was a major transformation of the famous ‘Augsburg Eagle’.
The base colour for the upper surfaces was Gunze acrylic H72 Dark Earth. The camouflage pattern was drawn onto the upper surface with a 2B pencil. The disruptive camouflage pattern was then applied freehand with the airbrush using Gunze H73 Dark Green. Although the base colours are in place, there is still a long way to go for this paint job. Masks were cut into wide selfadhesive tape using an Olfa circle cutter. These were applied to the upper wings and fuselage. The circle on the fuselage was used as a locating guide to the open mask.
The combination of the Tamiya kit and the Red Roo resin conversion results in a very satisfactory 1/48-scale Spitfire Mk Vc. com 55 IMPROVING A SIMPLE SNAP-TOGETHER KIT The Australian War Memorial in Canberra is fortunate to have a Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 in entirely original condition. This aircraft was rebuilt at Ludwig Hansen & Co Flugzeug-Repatur-Werk in Münster in December 1944, and features many interesting configurations and late-war camouflage characteristics. It was captured by British forces soon after the rebuild.