Actually i finished it well before new years. So that makes a grand total of 2 models built for 2021. i am hoping this year will be different.
Anyway this is a hobbyboss kit with printscale decals.I would not recommend these decals, they are so thin and elastic that they are almost imposible to position. you can’t slide them off the backing like others. As soon as the edge leaves the backing it folds under and the like to twist themselves in a bunch. I had to put them back in the water to unbind them
Enough of that, on this build i was looking forward to the challenging paint scheme
This is the camo i’m going for
On researching this build I found the pilot’s name and his fate
OHT Georg Richter 9K+BN 5/KG (J) 51 at Swabisch Hall 12/44
KIA 2/14/45 near Osterwieck
On the build I scratch made the lines and wire harnesses in the wheel bay as well as in the cockpit. There I also made the throttle and flap/trim controls and seat harness and I added slats which are part a resin kit and part scratch made, The paints used were hataka lacquer rlm 76, model master enamel rlm 82 and gunze rlm 81 with the squiggles in rlm 76. The camo came out pretty good I think. I did not go crazy with the squiggles like on the example above I used anothe drawing I found that showed it not as tight and crazy I tried to follow the pattern best i could but i guess that is something i have to work on as iIm not too good at copying patterns free hand.I considered tracing out all the squiggles withpencil but was worried they would sho through. I was amazed at how all the camo came together and blended in after the glosscoat (testors lacquer rattle can) and a wassh of Ultimate clay based wash of brown/black was done the dullcoat kind of took the starkness out and softened the edges.
I am planning on doing more kits like this. hobbyboss 262 is just about as good as tamiya’s but less money. But for now i think I may go in the allied direction for the next one.