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Il-2 Sturmovik
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2007 - 01:35 AM UTC

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Oh dear.... what should i do now? I didn't notice that....




Hi Grega

I cannot find it at the moment, but it was in a thread where you posted a profile of this very machine and Rowan posted a picture of the cockpit area .. on which I commeted that the profile got some things wrong .. e.g. the angle of the grafixx ....

s h i t happens .. either you leave it as it is or you remove the tunes (the a/c seems almost ok) and hand paint them (the originals look very much that way) ..

I am terribly sorry to ruin your day!

best wishes

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 06:34 AM UTC
Looks good. It wont be long and you will be able to sit down between those couch potatos and drink a nice cold one. Based on what I read concerning their diet of chili beans and whatever, you might want to be close to a window. Don't want to be in the clouds, unless you are flying. But seriously, it really looks good.
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Posted: Monday, July 02, 2007 - 10:19 PM UTC
After a while here we go again. I started with the weathering. But it's far from over.



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Posted: Monday, July 02, 2007 - 10:59 PM UTC
Looks great, Gregax! Did you use pastels or a wash?

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Monday, July 02, 2007 - 11:31 PM UTC

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Looks great, Gregax! Did you use pastels or a wash?

Looking forward to see more



Nope, highly dilluted acrylics sprayed with an airbrush.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 10:31 PM UTC

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Nope, highly dilluted acrylics sprayed with an airbrush.



Never tried that before. What is highly dilluted? 10% paint?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 12:09 AM UTC
Probably even less i'd say. You should almost be able to look through the mixture, imo. Works well. You can build up the colour very slowly, and you can miss-spray a couple of times, because passing over with the airbrush just once, even twice, won't make a difference at all
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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2007 - 06:18 AM UTC
5% is about it. I usually pour thinner in the cup an then i add just a tad of paint (just a tad of paint on the paintbrush). That way you can adjust your AB pressure really low and work closely.
I did some more work, i applied first layer of oils to the panels, some more will follow. Then i will oil fade the whole thing. I hope you like it.



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Posted: Friday, July 06, 2007 - 08:24 AM UTC
Fantastic job so far. Thank you for sharing.

gregax
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 01:24 AM UTC
A couple of layer of wash more. I also did "oil fading" on the entire fuselage and wings, and it looks good to me. There are some details here and there to be weathered, but i guess i am almost done. I will drybrush some areas afterwards, especially the section around cockpit and walkways.





I also fixed that decal and i improve it a bit. I painted the streaks onto the decal, as the original photo shows that the aircraft wasn't just outlined, but it was filled with streaks of white paint. I hope you like it.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 01:51 AM UTC
Hi Grega

very, very good!! I like the new fuselage art!! Get the u/c straigt and you'll have a great model for the cabinet

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 01:58 AM UTC
This is looking very very good Gregax.
Im intrigued as to how you managed to fix the decal?
Did you manage to free it with Microset and reposition it or something similar?
Looking forward to seeing the finished photos.
Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 02:16 AM UTC

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This is looking very very good Gregax.
Im intrigued as to how you managed to fix the decal?
Did you manage to free it with Microset and reposition it or something similar?
Looking forward to seeing the finished photos.
Nige



Fortunatelly, a friend of mine had a spare one he didn't need. There was no way to save the old decal.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 12:48 AM UTC
Very impressive!
Hats off to prototype of your model and to your modelling skills!

Andy
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 12:45 AM UTC
Great build. I am relieved to see everything fitting in there, albeit with a few minor problems. I think I will try this one myself.
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2007 - 12:31 AM UTC
After a small break from modeling i am back to finish off this bird. After the weathering i applied two coats of satin warnish to seal everything . I still might do some touch-ups with weathering. I also sprayed exhaust stains with a thin mix of black-brown, followed by a slight grey overspray.





I spent quite a bit of time making the gun.



And i will also add a couple of objects to the base. I might do a diorama for the first time. At the moment i am working on figures. Hope you like it.

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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2007 - 06:00 AM UTC

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And i will also add a couple of objects to the base. I might do a diorama for the first time. At the moment i am working on figures. Hope you like it.



Hi Gregax!

This project is becoming better and better!

From where are these barrels and crates... Minimali? Do you plan to use ICM or Eduard figures... or maybe resin ones? I'm not curious I just want to know!

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2007 - 09:25 AM UTC

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Here we go. After studying my refference books I've came to conclusion that the wooden wing version is much more appropriate for this kit than the metal one. Since the wing has 5 deg. sweep there is a good chance that the wing had wooden outer panels. So it was time to fill the panel lines with squadroon green putty.





Hi Gregax, have been following this build with great interest - it looks fantastic! I have this exact kit (minus the resin) and my five year old son wants it to be my next build (I think he is playing too much IL-2 Sturmovik on the computer...). So my question is - digging right back to the early stages of your build - which reference did you use as a guide for filling in the wing panel lines? I can see the plans underneath the photo of your kit, but not the title of the book....When I do the kit, I want to make sure I get the wing panels right....!! Thanks and great work, cheers Brad
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2007 - 07:20 AM UTC
For the refference about filling the wing panels, i used "Monografie Lotnicze 22"
book (Il-2 and il-10)
But i can't express the really good referrence book (about late il-2's) called 4+ publications Il-2 Shturmovik).

About the crates and barrels. They are made by Custom Dioramics. And they are really nice. For the figures, i picked out CMK resin ones. (two guards).



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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2007 - 12:57 AM UTC
Looks like an airplane now. I still have some minor details to finish.. Comment welcome.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 - 05:32 PM UTC
That's a beautiful model. Great build article, too.


Regards-
Mark
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 01:24 AM UTC
Ok, I can say that the plane is more or less done. (ok, i forgot to attach the window on the AC... ) I will work on the base now, and after a week or so i'll get back and decide what to do... Hope you like it.









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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 02:01 AM UTC
DONE!











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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 02:45 AM UTC
Fantastic! I have the AM kit and have been giving it the evil eye lately. Your build is definately inspiration.
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2007 - 11:59 AM UTC
I agree with hkshooter...inspirational. And it's also got me pulling the Italeri boxed version out of the stash pile (pile number 3 in the model room, not to be confused with the ones in the bedroom or the spare room) for a look.

The Italeri version is for the standard late metal swept wing aircraft and comes complete with 3 markings options that are wrong for that version...one that may be correct, and another one that is probably correct