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World War II: Soviet Union
Russian aircraft of WWII
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The War Trophy- Barbarosa
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 08:39 PM UTC
weathering continues on the plane and truck and the rope is now on the tail securing it to the truck.


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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 02:08 AM UTC
this is how it is done.





after it is dry I airbrush greens and browns to blend it to the dirt around it.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 02:05 AM UTC
ground work getting going



grass is made with twine from walmart, it is held with tweezers and cut with a scissor and then dipped in white glue and stuck on the ground and sort of fluffed up to make it stand up.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 06:32 PM UTC

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Doug,
Just saw your build blog. The 109 with the damage looks superb. I'm curious to see how you handle the weathering to reflect not only the damage from shell fire, but from crashing into the ground.

If at all possible, I'd follow Matt's suggestion about dropping the tailgate on the truck, as it most likely would have opened up from the weight and bouncing driving on such a trenched dirt road.

Joel



I understand what you are saying however the tail gate on this truck unlike the ones on pickup trucks is held up by two 1/4 inch steel pins, one on each side, and the tail of the plane would come off before the tail gate would fall, and if done slowly and if they did not travel far this kind of aircraft recovery was accomplished many times. As far as the dirt on the plane well we shall see how that comes out, I do agree that the figures and the ground work will be critical to how convincing this ends up. I have done a lot of work on the ground and will post some pictures of it soon, including what I think looks like pretty good stubby grass lands.

thanks for all the kind words and advise.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:23 AM UTC
Doug,
Just saw your build blog. The 109 with the damage looks superb. I'm curious to see how you handle the weathering to reflect not only the damage from shell fire, but from crashing into the ground.

If at all possible, I'd follow Matt's suggestion about dropping the tailgate on the truck, as it most likely would have opened up from the weight and bouncing driving on such a trenched dirt road.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016 - 08:18 PM UTC
Doug really lovely paint job. Could you post some more workbench in progress pics (sorry getting greedy :-)).

gr TC
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 08:05 PM UTC
got the 109 and the truck started on the way to weathering up for the diorama.


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Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 07:03 AM UTC
plane and truck painted and decal'd and the ground started with a piece of wood routed out to represent a deeply gouged road.
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 07:58 PM UTC
Interesting idea. Saw a few crash landings and/or trophy pickers dioramas and have to agree with Matt that besides the skill on the 109 and truck, the base and figures are also very important to the overall impact.

I would never dare venturing in these seas

Keep it up!
Cheers
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 05:37 AM UTC
The base and the figures are going to be the make it or break it.

Also - I would consider ditching the tail wheel

And drop the tailgate on the truck.
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 05:17 AM UTC
so here is the truck and plane together showing the plan.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 08:01 AM UTC
Great concept and very nice work so far Doug. I will be following on this one!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 03:50 AM UTC
here is the plane pieced together showing the damage.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 07:01 AM UTC

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This looks interesting. I look forward to more photos.

So you mated the wings to the fuselage before mating the fuselage halves together? Interesting technique. Will you explain why? Is it easier to handle?



i do that when ever I can, it is so much easier than dealing with a gap later and most models fit well enough to do it this way.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 06:39 AM UTC
This looks interesting. I look forward to more photos.

So you mated the wings to the fuselage before mating the fuselage halves together? Interesting technique. Will you explain why? Is it easier to handle?
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 05:26 AM UTC
starting a diorama of a BF 109 F that has crash landed and is being towed away as a trophy of war by some Russian soldiers. I am using the Hasegawa 109 F, and a Tamiya truck and Russian soldiers.


note the broken and torn wing of the fighter as I get the cockpit ready to close up.