Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst 123456789
Results 401 to 421 of 421

Thread: Official Jasta/Flik Painting Thread

  1. #401

    Default

    Well, they'll do!

    Lovely job!

  2. #402

    Default

    Hey Ezekiel, you've got a lot of great looking aircraft on this thread.

  3. #403

    Default

    Nice work Ezekiel, a bit of yellow mellow followed by some red and white delight !

    "He is wise who watches"

  4. #404

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowDragon View Post
    Nice job on the two Jasta, Ezekiel. Really well done wood on J17 which tough to do at 1/144 scale
    Thanks Paul! It's quite simple actually: first prime the mini on flat white paint. Then just paint it with a yellow ochre oil painting using a flat brush. That will give you a wood grain looking. Let it dry for at least three days and add a protective clear coat -- I spray it with semi-gloss Rust-Oleum Clear Painting. It is a good idea to do two light protective coats.

    Finally, for a bonus-points finishing you may want to highlight panels lines: get a very slim brush and use a very diluted mix of yellow ochre and burnt sienna (start with 50-50) oils: grab a small drop of the mix and let it drain through the panel lines. Let dry for a few hours, and clean any excess using an ear stick gently wet with thinner. Be careful with the ear-stick: the keyword here is "gently": gently wet and gently rubbing. Thinner is a strong solvent and you risk washing out even the Rust-Oleum protective coat if you rub hard. With some practice you can even create a blurred effect -- but I don't care to go that far in a playing mini.

    Let dry well again for a couple of days and finish with two additional Clear-Rust Oleum protective coats.

    I know it sounds difficult, but it's actually quite simple -- although somewhat time-consuming.

  5. #405

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallo Rojo View Post
    Thanks Paul! It's quite simple actually: first prime the mini on flat white paint. Then just paint it with a yellow ochre oil painting using a flat brush. That will give you a wood grain looking. Let it dry for at least three days and add a protective clear coat -- I spray it with semi-gloss Rust-Oleum Clear Painting. It is a good idea to do two light protective coats.

    Finally, for a bonus-points finishing you may want to highlight panels lines: get a very slim brush and use a very diluted mix of yellow ochre and burnt sienna (start with 50-50) oils: grab a small drop of the mix and let it drain through the panel lines. Let dry for a few hours, and clean any excess using an ear stick gently wet with thinner. Be careful with the ear-stick: the keyword here is "gently": gently wet and gently rubbing. Thinner is a strong solvent and you risk washing out even the Rust-Oleum protective coat if you rub hard. With some practice you can even create a blurred effect -- but I don't care to go that far in a playing mini.

    Let dry well again for a couple of days and finish with two additional Clear-Rust Oleum protective coats.

    I know it sounds difficult, but it's actually quite simple -- although somewhat time-consuming.
    Doesn't sound difficult to me. The idea of using oil paints for the panel lines is a good one. I have artists oils that I use for painting pictures. I could use those providing the detail is there in the mini.

  6. #406

    Default

    *JASTA 26*
    This is the final cut of my JASTA 26
    They are a total of eight Albatros D.Va

    *Historical Background*
    Jagdstaffel 26 was established at FEA 9 in Darmstadt on 14 December 1916. It was a successful Jasta: the unit scored 177 verified aerial victories. His most notorious commander was Oblt Bruno Loezer, who was credited with 44 aerial kills and is infamous for his close friendship with Hermann Goering. On 21 February 1918, Jasta 26 was assigned to Jagdgeschwader III (JG III), along with Jasta 2, Jasta 27, and Jasta 36. Hauptmann Loerzer was promoted to command the new wing. Bruno's younger brother, Fritz Loerzer, assumed command of Jasta 26, while the Bruno took command of the J.III -- although he kept flying with the J-26

    *The Color Scheme*
    Jasta 26 did have in my opinion one of the most eye-catching painting schemes of all German Luftstreitkrafte, consisting of wide black and white vertical stripes all along the fuselage. I'm always surprised that I haven't seen any other re-painting of these planes beside mines, and it's a shame Ares never produced an official J-26 unit. Granted, it is a difficult scheme to paint. I have over 30 years of experience building scale models and I've re-painted dozens of WoG miniatures, and yet I've run into no little troubles to come up with a decent re-painting for this pesky scheme. But it is doable, and I've seen some other schemes that are also quite hard to do. So, yes, I'm surprised I haven't seen other people doing re-paintings of this Jasta.

    *The Planes*
    Albatros with Lozenge Camo are Valom Kits, improved with wing ribs made with stretched plastic, scratch built struts and Aviattik's decals. They were all located at Isehem in the late summer of 1917
    Albatros with Purple and Green camo are official Neux Wings of Glory re-paintings. I fully disassemble them and re-painted fuselage. I kept however wings original cammo as much as I could. These planes were located at Albeele and Bavichove in October-November of 1917
    All of them have 3D printed undercarriages designed by Kampfyer and available at Shapeways. The fuselages were airbrushed using Vallejo Air Acrylics. For masking, I used Tamiya flexible masking tape 3mm for black stripes and 4mm for white stripes. Decals for national markings (the Maltese Crosses) are both from Valom and Miscmini. Personal pilot's markings are home printed decals.

    Valom kits vs Neux Oficial WoW Miniatures

    Comparing Valom Kit vs Neux/Ares Miniature
    Valom's fuselage and rudder are much better than WoG's ones
    WoG's wings are better given Valom's lack of ribs. I had to scratch build ribs for Valom's kit wings. The result is good because I added a lozenge decal. If I had to paint it the looking would have been not satisfactory.
    WoG miniature is, of course, sturdier than Valom's kit. But using scratch building struts the Valom one is good enough. It is still weaker than Neux/Ares miniature but is sturdy enough as other gaming miniatures such as Starwars ones.
    If I could, I would build only 'Frankensteins' using Valom's fuselages with WoG wings and engines, and 3D printed undercarriages. Problem is each miniature would cost over $25

    I hope you enjoy them Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200331_161340795.jpg 
Views:	87 
Size:	87.8 KB 
ID:	284371Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200331_161537096.jpg 
Views:	86 
Size:	51.8 KB 
ID:	284372Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200331_161603297.jpg 
Views:	86 
Size:	57.8 KB 
ID:	284373Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200331_161626289.jpg 
Views:	88 
Size:	55.0 KB 
ID:	284374Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200331_161639927.jpg 
Views:	88 
Size:	57.5 KB 
ID:	284375Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200331_161656821.jpg 
Views:	87 
Size:	57.2 KB 
ID:	284376Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200331_161719232.jpg 
Views:	89 
Size:	55.6 KB 
ID:	284377Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200331_161749868.jpg 
Views:	89 
Size:	59.3 KB 
ID:	284378Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200331_161822540.jpg 
Views:	88 
Size:	53.8 KB 
ID:	284379Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200331_162012889.jpg 
Views:	86 
Size:	75.9 KB 
ID:	284380Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200331_162236596.jpg 
Views:	87 
Size:	60.2 KB 
ID:	284381

  7. #407

    Default

    Very nice Ezekiel. Like you I'm surprised there are no J26 planes here. I have some Shapeways put aside for J26 but am not sure when I will get to them.

  8. #408

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallo Rojo View Post
    Jasta 26 did have in my opinion one of the most eye-catching painting schemes of all German Luftstreitkrafte, consisting of wide black and white vertical stripes all along the fuselage. I'm always surprised that I haven't seen any other re-painting of these planes beside mines, and it's a shame Ares never produced an official J-26 unit. Granted, it is a difficult scheme to paint. I have over 30 years of experience building scale models and I've re-painted dozens of WoG miniatures, and yet I've run into no little troubles to come up with a decent re-painting for this pesky scheme. But it is doable, and I've seen some other schemes that are also quite hard to do. So, yes, I'm surprised I haven't seen other people doing re-paintings of this Jasta.
    I'd love to do some, but the stripes on the cone-shaped fuselage are beyond me; plus I can't make the decals.

    Your planes are great!

  9. #409

    Default

    As you say, Exekiel, that quite a bit of work. Rep dispatched!

  10. #410

    Default

    Nice looking aircraft, Ezekiel. Nice bit of information to go with the pictures too.

  11. #411

    Default

    With the little knowledge I have on reproducing conic sections I managed to knock out a couple of the circles for making my own decals, but as the taper is not a true cone quite a bit of fudgery was needed to get them looking anything, and aircraft all vary so they can only be used on one type. I went back to hand painting them.

    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

  12. #412

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post

    I'd love to do some, but the stripes on the cone-shaped fuselage are beyond me; plus I can't make the decals
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    With the little knowledge I have on reproducing conic sections I managed to knock out a couple of the circles for making my own decals, but as the taper is not a true cone quite a bit of fudgery was needed to get them looking anything, and aircraft all vary so they can only be used on one type. I went back to hand painting them.
    I agree painting straight lines around cigar/cone-shaped fuselage of the Albatros D.V is a hard one. I had repainted a couple of Jasta 26 before but I wasn’t happy with the result. This time I think I nailed it though.

    My first, un-satisfactory, had been masking and airbrushing. Later, I tried decals, just like Rob. It didn’t work at all.

    So this is my third attempt.

    Here is what I did now:

    Just like at my first attempt I did go for the masking and airbrushing. But this time I (a) studied pictures carefully and come with very precise mask size, and (b) used Tamiya flexible masking tape. Flexible masking tape is crucial because it allows you to correct it while wrapping around the cone-shape fuselage.

    So If someone wants to give it a try there is what I’ve learned. Step by step.

    1. You need complete disassembly the miniature (or use a Valom kit)
    2. Prime the fuselage in white.
    3. Let dry and cover the fuselage with a protective coat (I use Rust-Oleum transparent clear paint).
    4. Now you wrap the Tamiya Flexible Masking Tape. There are some other ones in the market. There is a light blue one that is good for the money -- it isn’t for modeling though.
    There are a few things you have to be careful with:
    Flexible masking tape has a higher adherence than regular one. So it is a good idea to take some of it out by applying and removing the tape on a clean surface. The protective transparent coat applied on the previous step also helps.
    Black stripes are narrower than white ones. The stripe that goes around the cockpit is the narrowest. It is also a good idea to make wider white bands for the sections where the pilot’s personal marking and the national insignia decals will be placed – the two last in the fuselage.
    With that in mind, I used 4mm wide tape for masking.
    And I left 3mm wide sections between them for airbrushing the black stripes. 2mm for the black stripe around the cockpit. And for the two black stripes on the very front of the nose and the one on the very read I just left a small spot: I wrapped the white tape following the panel lines close to the nose and tail and left the tips unmasked.
    If you look at the following pic: Blue Stripes #2 and #4 are 3mm wide. Strip #3 is 2mm wide. Strips #1 and #5 are whatever they are. All White Stripes are 3mm

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PIC 1.jpg 
Views:	63 
Size:	55.9 KB 
ID:	284498

    Now, here is an important trip about how to do the masking: I started from one of the tips, usually the nose, and applied the Tamiya 4mm masking tape following close a panel line. That way you make sure you are wrapping around the cone-shape in a correct way. The flexible tape will allow you to make adjustments. Once I had that first masking tape applied, I applied a second masking tape of a different color (light blue), this is now a 3mm tape. Apply it as close as the first one you can. This second light blue masking tape will be removed before airbrushing. Its only purpose is to give you the correct wideness for your black stripe. Then apply another Tamiya White 4mm right next to the light blue one. Repeat the operation.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PIC 2.jpg 
Views:	63 
Size:	55.0 KB 
ID:	284499

    Once you finish masking this way you simply remove the light blue tapes and you are ready for airbrushing.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PIC 3.jpg 
Views:	63 
Size:	60.7 KB 
ID:	284500

    5. AIRBRUSH! Vallejo Acrylic Air black.
    6. Remove masking tapes.
    7. Make any correction with a small flat brush. Be very careful
    8. Apply a protective coat.
    9. If you are going to do any paneling, this is the moment.
    10. Decals!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PIC 4.jpg 
Views:	63 
Size:	75.3 KB 
ID:	284501

    Important note: the fuselage of Valom kits is much better (and accurate) than Ares/Neux. It's cone-shape is correct, with more vertical sides. Neux/Ares is very much a circle. This makes Valom's much easier to masking for this Jasta Scheme. So I strongly recommend considering getting Valom kits for those of you who really want to do a Jasta 26

    If anyone wants the files for home-printing the pilot’s personal markings, just PM me

  13. #413

    Default

    Four more planes for my Jasta 7, May/June 1918

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20200506_190358.jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	66.9 KB 
ID:	287287

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20200506_190456.jpg 
Views:	50 
Size:	62.4 KB 
ID:	287288

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20200506_190619.jpg 
Views:	50 
Size:	114.5 KB 
ID:	287289

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20200506_190747.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	58.6 KB 
ID:	287290

    Fokker D.VII 'B' - Uffz. Jupp Böhne
    Fokker D.VII 'T' - unknown pilot
    Fokker Dr.I 'Dice' - unknown pilot
    Pfalz D.IIIa - Ltn. d R Carl Degelow

  14. #414

    Default

    My full Jasta 7 so far...........

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20200506_191940.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	78.6 KB 
ID:	287356

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20200506_192220.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	54.3 KB 
ID:	287357

    While researching markings for these planes, I stumbled across photographs of some others, so will have to add those at some point!
    Last edited by Flying Helmut; 05-10-2020 at 10:51.

  15. #415

  16. #416

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    My full Jasta 7 so far...........

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20200506_191940.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	78.6 KB 
ID:	287356

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20200506_192220.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	54.3 KB 
ID:	287357

    While researching markings for these planes, I stumbled across photographs of some others, so will have to add those at some point!
    https://youtu.be/cDLmlHD212s

  17. #417

    Default

    JASTA 76b "The Bavarian Trinity"

    Karl Hopf (?)
    Ltn Dim (1 victory)
    Hans Böhning (17 victories)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200519_125213911.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	100.5 KB 
ID:	287757Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200519_124459632.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	57.1 KB 
ID:	287758Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20200519_124606815.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	60.2 KB 
ID:	287759

  18. #418

    Default

    Great job on the Jasta 7 Tim
    I love those black birds
    Degelow's Pfalz is one of the most elegant airplanes in all WW1

  19. #419

    Default

    Ezekiel, those are amazing! I love the detail!

  20. #420

    Default

    Great looking trio Ezekiel.

  21. #421

    Default

    1ST Class work there, Ezekiel.

Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst 123456789


Similar Missions

  1. Official A.E.G. G.IV Painting thread.
    By Flying Officer Kyte in forum Painting Showcase
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 04-27-2020, 05:52
  2. Official FE2 painting thread
    By Guntruck in forum Painting Showcase
    Replies: 83
    Last Post: 12-31-2018, 06:02
  3. Official DH4 painting thread
    By Guntruck in forum Painting Showcase
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 12-03-2017, 11:38
  4. Official RE.8 painting thread
    By steel_ratt in forum Painting Showcase
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 11-10-2015, 01:54

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •