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BoB entry - K2's BF 110C Eduard 1/48 **!!FINISHED!!**

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5 years 10 months ago #31 by Nosferatu
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grover wrote:

Nosferatu wrote: (I dont know any rude words) :silly:

Riiiiiigh navy. You bloody invented them :P


:ohmy: So misunderstood! :whistle:

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5 years 10 months ago #32 by Von Drinkoften
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I really like that main instrument panel B)
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5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #33 by Xtr3meNZer
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Cheers all. It's been a bit of a (rude word) head ache, but getting there :) tonight I need to paint the levers... that's going to be a (rude word) pain... but will push through, that Typhoon looks too good to give it a half effort.

Rude word for the win! lol
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5 years 10 months ago #34 by PJNZ
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rude word awesome detail mate

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5 years 10 months ago #35 by Xtr3meNZer
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Okay, so I haven't posted an update in a while as I hadn't had much time for building, and also the build that I was doing was really not making much visual progress. A lot of painting, little bits of PE over the place etc.. Of the last week only really been able to model about 2 days.

Most of the interior is now done. I still have a couple of things to do, and then it gets installed into the fuselage... a huge part of the build out of the way :) Cockpits always get so much time and attention, and then you don't get to see much of it lol. Al these pics are with the camera phone, but I have asked the Mrs to take some pics with her flash camera today in the sunlight to capture the real colouring, and also the better detail.

Not a lot going on here. More painting has been done, and a whole lot of PE on the rear dials/control panel there. Had to go and buy Blue as I have many varieties of blue, but not justg plain old blue - this is for the fire extinguishers


Gunners seat, and gun mechanism going together. This will have more weathering and that on it, mainly on the black bits there, as they're just too plain for my taste at the moment


Sidewalls of the cockpit enclosure painted and ready. I have put Florys wash through a lot of this cockpit area, to bring out the rivet details, and also give it a stained dirty look on the inside.. I doubt they had very much time to clean it all nicely.


Seatbelts added to the rear seats, and most of it installed. I haven't attached the other side yet for photo purposes. Notice the dry brushing on the black things above the guns (I honestly don't know what they're called. I'm sure someone with knowledge will be able to help out).


Better picture of the rear area


Have finally finished the left hand side controls, took a while to paint those little levers... I also have lost some, so I am three short... once they ping out of the tweezers... they're gone!


Both parts of the cockpit and gunners area almost ready to be put together, and in the fuselage. I'm really liking the look of it so far. Definitely the most detailed "office" I have done so far

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5 years 10 months ago #36 by Nosferatu
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Awesome work K2!! :cheer:

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5 years 10 months ago #37 by CyNaKyL
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Looking good K2, coming along nicely. There are many interpretations of RLM02, most seem to be more green than grey but yours looks pretty good to me. I use the gunze aqueous rlm02 and it looks accurate. You'll find even with the plenty of glazing on the 110 you'll find that the cockpit will still be quite dark so I don't think it is vital to get it exactly right.

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5 years 10 months ago #38 by Von Drinkoften
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Looking awesome mate B)
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5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #39 by grover
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Just correcting the colours quickly its looking even nicer mate. Good work



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5 years 10 months ago #40 by Xtr3meNZer
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Cheers K1 lol. My wife is going to take some good pics today with her flash camera, so hopefully all colours will be good.

But thanks for that... maybe I should replace the pic in my post with that one lol

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5 years 10 months ago #41 by grover
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I could have done better in photoshop but I tend to just throw mine into Irfanview, press Shift+G to bring up the colour corrections. In this case because of the lighting there's too much yellow so I slide the Red and Green colours back a little, bump up blue if necessary, as well as a little bit of gamma to brighten it. Takes a little bit of tweaking but once you have one done, you know the approximate values for the others




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5 years 10 months ago #42 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looks much better :)

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5 years 10 months ago #43 by Bishop
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Lovely busy interior. I really should get on with one of my DML ones. Love this plane

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5 years 10 months ago #44 by PJNZ
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Ooo nice one so far Xtr3meNZer!
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5 years 10 months ago #45 by Flying_Kiwi
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Notice the dry brushing on the black things above the guns (I honestly don't know what they're called. I'm sure someone with knowledge will be able to help out).


They look like the Ammo Drums to me??? where all the bullets are kept for zee schooting :-) (said in strong German accent)

The pit looks bloody fabulous mate well done!

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5 years 10 months ago #46 by Xtr3meNZer
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Flying_Kiwi wrote: They look like the Ammo Drums to me??? where all the bullets are kept for zee schooting :-) (said in strong German accent)

The pit looks bloody fabulous mate well done!


Yeah I thought they might have been something like that... Just didn't want to say the wrong thing lol.

Cheers for all the positive comments guys :) I'm really liking the detail that is coming out of this kit with the extra PE sets.

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5 years 10 months ago #47 by Xtr3meNZer
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Cockpit area basically done. Bit of detailing to do on the inside of one fuselage, but very close to being able to close her up! This is my last night for modelling until Sunday (hopefully sooner!)



The newest additions, the magazine drums for the machine guns.


This is the side of the fuselage. Showing the wash on pretty thick, tomorrow I'll clean it off. Still got bit of detailing to do on it, wires and some PE to go on yet.
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5 years 10 months ago #48 by Bishop
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That's a masterpiece. You are super good at this stuff. :woohoo:

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5 years 10 months ago #49 by Xtr3meNZer
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Cheers Bishop! I really do like doing fine detailing when I can. As much as it's a pain in the ass... and as much as you just want it to be over, and sometimes it pushes you to the limits in frustration, and consumption of time.... the end result is just fabulous - and always gives me a real good sense of achievement.

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5 years 10 months ago #50 by grover
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Awesome stuff K2. That is looking gorgeous.

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5 years 10 months ago #51 by Nosferatu
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grover wrote: Awesome stuff K2. That is looking gorgeous.


Yup Fully agree! :cheer:

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5 years 10 months ago #52 by Kiwimav
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yup, ditto

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5 years 10 months ago #53 by Grant
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Excellent detail! :cheer:
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5 years 10 months ago #54 by PJNZ
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Wow lotsa detail looking great so far K2

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5 years 10 months ago #55 by Xtr3meNZer
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Well, the two fuselage pieces are all together! Major step I think! and it all went together just fine, no fit problems, no trimming needed to get it right.

Not a huge amount build wise done, but it's a milestone!

First off, the left hand side wall all completed


Looking down at the progress. Nice little office area



*sigh* - the next step...
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5 years 10 months ago #56 by grover
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Looking really nice K2. How much of the guns are you going to paint/detail?

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5 years 10 months ago #57 by Xtr3meNZer
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I'm going to go all out K1 - as I will not glue on the top there, and have it removed so the crews are restocking it all etc. I was looking at the page, and it shows the machine gun magazine drums getting covered by the gun housing at the rear of the cockpit... so I'm trying to see some reference pics of it parked up and people working on them, so I could possibly show some of the hard work I put in on that section lol.

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5 years 10 months ago #58 by grover
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That's going to look great

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5 years 10 months ago #59 by Von Drinkoften
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God job getting the fuselage halves together and outstanding job on that cockpit and gunner position! B)
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5 years 10 months ago #60 by Xtr3meNZer
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Cheers K1 and VD. It's been a month!! I didn't realise it until I looked at when this thing started... I better get cracking! Quite looking forward to going home and working on it lol... Might give myself some less sleep :P

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