Thursday 20 October 2022

Medico's Modeling Practise - JG 27 Gustav Fliegerdenkmal!


well known -even iconic- image of a JG 27 Gustav nosed-over in a so-called Fliegerdenkmal 'flyers monument' modeled by Serbian Dr. of medicine "Medico".....

"...this is the Eduard Me 109 G 6, the car is Tamiya's Citroen CV11 and the figures, timeless but still not surpassed in 1/48 ... ICM!

Assembly: passed without major problems, the only major refinement  to the Me 109 was the tropical filter, which is mostly self-built since what Eduard packs in the weekend edition box is unusable. With the help of a friend, I  found the necessary decals (Thank you Peco!) And for the accurate reconstruction of the painting scheme, Anders Hjortsberg's blog 'The profile Paintshop' was crucial.

Painting: for the Me 109 I used Gunze paint according to the standard for that time RLM 74/75/76. the model was pre-shaded and after applying the basic colors and some post shading, I went over the finish with a home-made panel and rivet wash, highlighting the edge of various panels in a very diluted light gray. Then I tried a new aging technique by playing with “salt weathering” shadows because I wanted to get the effect of camouflage wear / fading. The decals of course had to follow this worn look so I used a MAKER mask.

I now leave the diorama to your critique and ... the test of time. ...

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