Nice job-I need to do a duel build one day.
Man, you put a lot of hours into these projects whao!!! I bow to your skill and consideration to the hobby.
Thanks for the kind words gents.
HG - coming from a guy with your skills I am flattered .
I always think the 190 is an elegant fighter and youve captured that really well.
Top job, well done.
Richard very nice work. I especially like the camo pattern on the Dora, the wings specifically. The colors are RLM 83 and 76? Is the 76 early or late? i would say early as it is closer to blue grey than sky.
Great work, I need to do a Dora. Happy New Year all.
Hi Joe - Thanks for looking in - mostly see your work on the automotive side of things these days .
I’m not all that knowledgeable where the Luftwaffe is concerned. The colors on the Dora are RLM 76 for lower fuselage/ upper wing and RLM 81 on upper fuselage, upper wing and for some reason the forward half of the wing on the underside . The rear half of the wing and flaps are natural metal.The instructions say they have a theory on why this was done but they do not say what that theory is . I can understand the bare metal from a lack of supply standpoint as this was 1945 but I am clueless about the use of a dark upper surface color on half the underside of the wing - I even posted a request for explanation here on Kitmaker but got no response.
Maybe you have some insight on this ?
Regarding the RLM 76 ( grey /blue ) it is my understanding that this is the later underside color, the earlier one being RLM 65 Helleblau ( light blue)
but I may be wrong about that .
Here is a shot of the color guide for the underside.
I would take a picture of the model but the antenna wires are too fragile to turn it over …
The Eduard Dora kit is nice and recently re released - just be aware of the fit issues with the panels that are meant to be open if you close them up.
Happy New Year - maybe I’ll see you at MosquitoCon in April-
hi Richard, sorry i missed you response. a good question about the underside. i would guess it was that different components were made in different locations/factories and brought together for assembly. the bare metal you are right about, minimal paint supplies. late war rlm 76 also had a version that was close to the british sky color but there are differing opinions if this color existed. one idea is that there was not enough of all the pigments needed to mix for the blue so only what they had was used which gave them the sky color.
right now i am working on a b 25 for the twin engine bomber campaign and just finished a ki 84 frank which i also made my first ever diorama to display it on. on my automotive bench i am still working on the superbird and also completed dale jr’s Budweiser monte carlo. i need to get some photos taken.
how was mosquitocon?
Hi Joe - MosquitoCon was very good - I always enjoy it . Won a few awards and met up with a few folks .