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Fw 190 A-6 Butcher Bird
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 06:18 AM UTC

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Tim! Excellent! And your experience with the kit exatly mirrors mine with the 1/72-model, one of the best fitting kits I've ever built!



Thanks Magnus I was a little concerned with the fit of the wing to the fuselage. The seam line looks quite complex, but it went together perfectly. In fact the kit itself is pretty much perfect. this kit will be a good antidote to builders block methinks
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 06:11 AM UTC

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Just caught up with this one .. and you finished it weeks ago! Thatíll teach me to look away. Very nicely done!



Hi Neil and thanks for the king comment. Id almost forgotten about it, so engrossed with the Bf 109 G-6 dual combo I'm building at the moment

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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 06:05 PM UTC
Tim! Excellent! And your experience with the kit exatly mirrors mine with the 1/72-model, one of the best fitting kits I've ever built!



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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 01:48 PM UTC

Just caught up with this one .. and you finished it weeks ago! Thatíll teach me to look away. Very nicely done!
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 03:19 AM UTC

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Holy moley that was a quick build, Tim! Super fast, and super clean!



thanks Russel, much appreciated. Enjoyed the build and sharing it with everyone
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 11:43 PM UTC
Holy moley that was a quick build, Tim! Super fast, and super clean!
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 03:37 AM UTC

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Gorgeous! I hope I can do anywhere nearly as well as that when I build mine.



Thanks Colin, I'm sure you'll make a great job of your Fw 190 A-6. Its a real pleasure to build
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 01:08 AM UTC
Gorgeous! I hope I can do anywhere nearly as well as that when I build mine.
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:54 AM UTC

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Superb build! And outrageously quick! That shouldn't be allowed!



Thanks Rowan that is much appreciated. Definitely a kit worth having in the stash as a backup if anyone ever suffers from building block
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 07:04 AM UTC
Hi Tim

Superb build! And outrageously quick! That shouldn't be allowed!

All the best

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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:47 PM UTC
Right Iím calling this build finished. Really enjoyed it and its one of the easiest kits I have put together. I did let the glue applied to the undercarriage set overnight. Once the prop and fan are attached you can barely see the engine. There is some light weathering using fine ground chalk pastels [Lidl] mixed with acrylic paint thinner. The model was sprayed with Windsor and Newton matt varnish that was diluted about 50-50 with acrylic paint thinner. It just goes through the spray so much easier. Thanks for following. I feel a Bf 109 G Wilde Saumdouble bill coming next.









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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 08:08 AM UTC

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Beautiful painting work!!!




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Paint work is really great! Outstanding!

Oliver



Thanks Jose and Oliver, really impressed with the Vallejo paints. So much easier using ready mixed colours
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 01:18 AM UTC

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Beautiful painting work!!!



Paint work is really great! Outstanding!

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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 11:57 PM UTC
Beautiful painting work!!!
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 08:36 PM UTC

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I can see where the "Litespeed" moniker comes from, Tim



Hi Russell. I really don't normally build this quickly, but this kit does seem to fall together. I think also not having to spend time mixing paints helps a lot too. Using the pre-mixed paints sure does help speed up the build process and also makes for a less stressful build...



I think the quickest I've ever built a model since taking up the hobby again is 3 months...

Meanwhile this looks amazing
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 09:12 AM UTC
Applied a couple of coats of Klear overall in preparation for decaling. I had a little trouble with the first couple of decals as they seemed very grippy and werenít to keen to be moved around. So I painted water onto the surface rather than Microsol for the remaining decals. They responded much better. There are no stencils or wing walk ways as they were over painted with the white camouflage




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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC

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I can see where the "Litespeed" moniker comes from, Tim



Hi Russell. I really don't normally build this quickly, but this kit does seem to fall together. I think also not having to spend time mixing paints helps a lot too. Using the pre-mixed paints sure does help speed up the build process and also makes for a less stressful build...
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:22 PM UTC

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brilliant start, Tim! Following with interest



Thank Russell, will hopefully have it finished in the next few days



I can see where the "Litespeed" moniker comes from, Tim
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:09 AM UTC
Managed to apply the winter camouflage on this evening, will give it a couple of hours to dry then apply two or three coats of Klear. Then its ready for the decals.



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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:04 AM UTC

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hi tim. nice work so far. i really like your paint work. did you reprime the whole model white or did you just fill in the panels white leaving the panel lines exposed?



Hi Joe thanks for your comments
I used Ultimate grey primer to cover the whole kit to start off with, then Vallejo Air white to fill the panels, but leave the panel lines grey. I thin the white paint a little so the colour density needs to be built up.


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what glue do you use? i use tamiya thin and find i have to hold or clamp parts together for more than 20 minutes at times. nothing quick about that. i did find that if you miss align a part you can re apply glue to the part to re activate/soften the glue and adjust the part.



Regarding glues I have just converted to Tamiya Extra Thin glue and havenít used anything else on plastic since. You can hold the parts together and spot weld with the glue along the join. Osmosis carries excess glue along the join. I find with Extra thin I can hold the two parts to be glued for 30 seconds then move on to the next stage. I also used it on the clear plastic. I have noticed you have to be a bit careful with some plastics though, if you apply too much it can melt the plastic beyond the joint
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:00 AM UTC

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brilliant start, Tim! Following with interest



Thank Russell, will hopefully have it finished in the next few days
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 09:54 AM UTC
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It is going together quickly Neil, I'm normally build at a very pedestrian rate. Its more to do with the quality of the kit and using extra thin glue. The glue particular means you can move from one stage of the build to another very quickly



hi tim. nice work so far. i really like your paint work. did you reprime the whole model white or did you just fill in the panels white leaving the panel lines exposed?
what glue do you use? i use tamiya thin and find i have to hold or clamp parts together for more than 20 minutes at times. nothing quick about that. i did find that if you miss align a part you can re apply glue to the part to re activate/soften the glue and adjust the part.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 09:45 AM UTC
brilliant start, Tim! Following with interest
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 09:04 AM UTC
Upper and lower parts painted. Lower is painted RLM 76 and the upper RLM 74 and 75. The darker colours come much further down fuselage with the option I have chosen.



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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 08:04 PM UTC

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..that's going together nice and quickly Tim ..and a 'different' take on the pre-shade that I've not seen before..



It is going together quickly Neil, I'm normally build at a very pedestrian rate. Its more to do with the quality of the kit and using extra thin glue. The glue particular means you can move from one stage of the build to another very quickly.

Iíve probably seen the idea for this method of pre-shading elsewhere Neil, Iím forever searching for new approaches to painting. Seems to make sense if you are using a dark primer to use a paler colour over it. It seems to work well for me, but I do thin my paint a lot, even the ready to spray Vallejo Air. Another benefit is that I seem to be using less paint and also the thinned down paint seems to dry quickly. But then again the warm weather we are experiencing in the UK makes a huge difference in paint drying times...