martedì 12 dicembre 2017

Nakajima Ki-43 I Hayabusa - Fujimi 1/72

The old Fujimi kit, some issues, mostly about the canopy and his fitting, but still a nice build.

I choose to represent an aircraft of 11th Sentai based at Burma in 1942 , with an unusual field apply camouflage.

I would thanks Nicholas Millman for his crucial help about IJAAF colors, camouflage and markings.

martedì 7 novembre 2017

FW 190 D-9 "Dora" - Hasegawa 1/72

It's the old but still good kit, with a loving box-art by Shigeo Koike, to whom i have added the old dedicated PE sheet from Eduard

I have done some work on the wheels bay ( incorrect because it's for an A version ), drilling and removing part of the floor and adding tubes and cables with evergreen, stretched sprue and copper and lead wire.

 Painting was done with Mr.Color and Tamiya and weathering with oils, pastels and pigments.

The aircraft depicted represents a Dora build from Roland Weserflug found at Pilsen in 1945, probably belonged to an unidentified Erg.KG(J) unit.

Camouflage is very interesting, according with my main source ( Fw 190 D camouflage & markings II -Japo) aircraft sported a true patchwork...

Fuselage was in 76 with an upper camouflage in 81 with a single area in 82 behind the canopy; engine unit was originally in 83 over 76 ( in a classic Junkers finish) , but the engine cowl was partially oversprayed with 81.

Tail is in 76 with some slight blotches in 81, upper wings in 83 over 76, underwings in W3 scheme with a large transverse band in a dark color ( i have used 81) over natural metal.

Plug was left metal, with a narrow light colored  band that i supposed have been also in 76.

Spinner was missing in the real pic ( as the canopy) , so black without spiral it's a speculation.

domenica 11 giugno 2017

Sturmgeschutz III Ausf G - Tamiya 1/48

Beautiful little kit, as usual for Tamiya: i added Hauler grills and some stowage, both from Hauler and Tamiya accessoires set.

 Spare idler ( old type) is from the box, probably a sprue shared with the early Stug B kit.

 Clamps are self-made with copper sheet,

 Markings are speculative, and represents a 242nd Stug Brigade tank, operating in Italy on 1944.

 Weathering done with, oils, pigments and Ammo & Ak Interactive stuffs.
Markings: balkenkreuz from the decal sheet, letter "A" from an old Letraset sheet, and 242° Stug Bgd badge is painted free hand.


venerdì 17 febbraio 2017

SU-122 - Tamiya 1/48

Another Tamiya little gem, i built it adding Hauler dedicated sheet.

The camo is quite generic, and do not represent a specific tank  although the diamond marking with number inside is documented on a Su-122 at Kursk ( mine is supposed to operate at the end '44-beginning 1945).

Whitewash done with the HS tecnique, weathering with oils, pigments and specifics products by AK and Ammo.