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Pirschjaeger
09-17-2005, 08:17 AM
Check out this link. Very nice work.

http://www.sonicmodel.com/topicdisplay.asp?BoardID=23&Page=10&TopicID=1062473

Fritz

foxyboy1964
09-17-2005, 09:02 AM
Yes, very nice. I take it to be a Korean or Japanese site. Lots of good model makers in that neck of the woods.

Pirschjaeger
09-17-2005, 09:25 AM
I bought a 1/24 109g2 from Trumpeter. It's not a bad model but like most require a lot of extra detailing, such as the firewall, wheelwells, and making the gear retractable.

Anyways, in the kit you get two fuselage panels. One is transparent while the other isn't. I used the fan from a v-card cooler to make the prop operational. This is cool because it fits nicely into the oil tank and can not be seen, even with the engine cover open.

I was thinking it would be a shame to just throw the extra fuselage panels in the trash. The I got the idea to use them for a strange model. I'm building a scrapped post-war fuselage of a 109 F4. The main differences are the interior of the cockpit but mostly the firewall. I like to build from scratch so this idea was perfect.

The fuselage will be missing the instruments but the panels will still be there. The firewall will be partially stripped leaving a few hydraulic lines, cables, wires, linkages, gear mounts, two lower engine mounts, fuses, just to mention a few. I'll also model the two tail wings minus the tips and elevators. I'll also have the wing mounts and area detailed. The paint will represent a 109 Trop. It will also have obvious bullet holes behind the cockpit.

To finish everything off, I have a model of an old German truck, 1/24 scale. The fuselage will be in the back as if being hauled away as scrap.

I know, strange idea but I like the challenge and I hate to waste. When I move back to Germany I will begin building a 109 completely form scratch and at 1/4 scale. So the knowledge gained from the research for modelling the F4 fuselage will come in handy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz

foxyboy1964
09-17-2005, 10:06 AM
I have NEVER been able to scratch build. Painting has always been my favourite part of model making, so for the past 15 years or so I have stuck to making figures. I am currently working on a bust of Adolph Galland. If I ever get a digi camera I'll post some shots of it. Good luck with the big 109.

Jagdgeschwader2
09-17-2005, 10:13 AM
Lots of nice work there. Check out this scratch bulding page:
http://jerome.olympe.ch/avion/model.php

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s.jpg

WarWolfe_1
09-17-2005, 10:22 AM
Trumpter has some of the best large scale models on the market, but some areas of the models do need extra detailing. I did the F4U-1A in Feb and had fun doing it. The folding wings were very nice but you either built it wings folded up or scraped the parts for that and glue them unfolded. If you unfold them the wings drop at the folding point. A lose because you pay quiet a bit for the wing fold portion of the kit. Otherwise a very good kit. The P&W motor was stunning and need very little after work.

foxyboy1964
09-17-2005, 10:25 AM
WOW!...that guy Jerome is just TOO good.

Pirschjaeger
09-17-2005, 11:33 AM
There's a Brazilian guy, can't remember his name, but in my opinion he is the best "from scratch" modeller I've ever seen. This guy does awesome work and all with aluminum.

Does anyone know who I'm talking about? I wish I could remember his name.

Fritz

whiteladder
09-17-2005, 11:39 AM
Great site

Jagdgeschwader2
09-17-2005, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
There's a Brazilian guy, can't remember his name, but in my opinion he is the best "from scratch" modeller I've ever seen. This guy does awesome work and all with aluminum.

Does anyone know who I'm talking about? I wish I could remember his name.

Fritz

Unquestionably the best you're talking about Guillermo Rojas Bazan . Here is his web page:
http://www.rojasbazan.com/

If you have $12,500.00 to blow you can buy one of his works here: http://www.fineartmodels.com

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s.jpg

Pirschjaeger
09-17-2005, 10:03 PM
Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
There's a Brazilian guy, can't remember his name, but in my opinion he is the best "from scratch" modeller I've ever seen. This guy does awesome work and all with aluminum.

Does anyone know who I'm talking about? I wish I could remember his name.

Fritz

Unquestionably the best you're talking about Guillermo Rojas Bazan . Here is his web page:
http://www.rojasbazan.com/

If you have $12,500.00 to blow you can buy one of his works here: http://www.fineartmodels.com

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thx dude. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Yes, he is the man, or the god of scratch builders. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

TBH, I hate looking at his work though. Normally it should be inspiration but for me it's too humiliating. This guy is amazing. Of course, it helps when working with metals. I've only worked with wood of plastic. There's only so far you can go with these materials when speaking of detail.

Has anyone here tried working with aluminium?

Fritz

Luftwaffe_109
09-17-2005, 10:49 PM
Check out this guy's. His dioramas are amazing:

http://www.tiger1.co.uk/Dioramas/200509/index.html

http://www.tiger1.co.uk/Dioramas/200509/PICT2081.jpg

Really puts my models to shame!

Kazimierz.
09-18-2005, 05:56 AM
Or even this fella
http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Park.htm
and for your paper delights the Russian I-16 is lovely, and free..... http://www.modele-kartonowe.com/

Te_Vigo
09-18-2005, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by Kazimierz.:
Or even this fella
http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Park.htm
and for your paper delights the Russian I-16 is lovely, and free..... http://www.modele-kartonowe.com/

Kinda makes you want to go and lie down somewhere quiet and foget about plastic kits....

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/ParkAC32.JPG

Low_Flyer_MkII
09-18-2005, 08:23 AM
Originally posted by Luftwaffe_109:
Check out this guy's. His dioramas are amazing:

http://www.tiger1.co.uk/Dioramas/200509/index.html


If you go to the homepage there are some good Panzer videos in the menu... period stuff and the restored Tiger at Bovington. Interesting one of a Panther coming to grief. Thanks.

MrBlueSky1960
09-18-2005, 09:04 AM
L_F... We like the Sig, well Greenie and I do. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Torchy and Twizzle are still sulking... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Because they were'nt even mentioned on Channel 4€s 'Zippy and George's Puppet Legends' last night€¦ How we laughed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

See you in the play ground http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Oh, and Greenie sends Hug's

o0kami
09-18-2005, 09:06 AM
http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/95/691695/1024_3830326130396532.jpg

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/95/691695/1024_3330363033343537.jpg

http://www.irbastione.it/img/foto/sestotrofeo/p38.jpg

http://www.diecastairplane.com/images/ACKLM008.jpg

luftluuver
09-18-2005, 10:10 AM
How is this for scratch building?

http://ggi.cool.ne.jp/solid/models/corsair.htm
http://ggi.cool.ne.jp/solid/models/152H.htm
http://ggi.cool.ne.jp/solid/models/saiun.htm
http://ggi.cool.ne.jp/solid/models/P-47.htm
http://ggi.cool.ne.jp/solid/models/raiden.htm