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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2019, 04:40:49 AM »
Thank you, everyone, for all kind comments.

Recent days were devoted to very unspectacular but important work - filling and sanding of the numerous joints in the fuselage. Basically all of them required some treatment: transverse ones between cockpit openings, gaps around the hatch cover behind the pilot, spine joint, the ones on the nose around the front opening and along the halves seam, four at the bottom in the zone of the rear bomb slots... It seems all is fine now but the truth will come alight when the fuselage gets the gloss black paint as the base for the night losenge decals...












I have also cut all the struts for the centre sections to check if they fit nicely into their slots - no problems here and the time truly comes for the airbrush... And the decals, of which I am quite afraid... I do not like covering the entire model with them, especially doubly-curved surfaces on the fuselage. This part of the build will soon show if I will be happy with this model at all
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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2019, 05:47:32 AM »
All over decals and lots of seams.... stuff of my nightmares!

Looks good though Prze,

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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2019, 05:59:58 AM »
It looks like you have them well under control.

Ryan
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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2019, 10:16:05 AM »
Your usual excellence my friend! I am sure you will make all of the decal covered areas look Awesome...I have faith in your skills!!
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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2019, 12:28:50 AM »
Three weeks of priming and decalling...
And the final result still requires some retouching - I plan to varnish, polish, seal with black-green tint and hopefully the traces of my struggle with doubly-curved and strongly detailed surfaces will be hidden, at least in part.



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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2019, 01:00:03 AM »
That is a lot of decalling ! Looking really great so far . How were the decals to apply on the nose area ?




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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2019, 01:21:23 AM »
Looks great to me. your polishing and tint sounds like it should solve the very minor issues  8)
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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2019, 03:15:18 AM »
Thanks, Terri and Rick.

The decals on the nose were in three pieces - sides and bottom, interlocked along the borders of polygons. However, when put together they left six empty places which had to be filled with custom cut polygons. WNW does provide spare decals with three out of four colours (besides some bits of preprinted night losenge for linen covered areas) for the nose painted camo. Why three, not all four, with a missing colour which would fit the empty spots best, remains a mystery. Anyway, I have filled those and probably everything will be quite obscured with overpaint...
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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2019, 04:16:51 PM »
awesome, looks like the most labor-intensive stage behind you,
 
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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2019, 05:29:41 PM »
Wow, never encountered such a large decalling job even in smaller scale. No doubt it look very promising for what you are going to perform
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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2019, 03:34:30 AM »
The main elements are now black-green tinted, decalled with individual and national markings, varnished and awaiting the further work (continuous removal of dust and some wash around the cockpit coaming. And somehow I cannot stop thinking about it as the Toothless Night Fury from How to Train Your Dragon  :)






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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2019, 04:17:13 AM »
Looks Stunning with all of the markings applied! Gorgeous work all around as always!
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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2019, 09:43:57 PM »
Very impressive decal job.
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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2019, 03:44:29 AM »
First my apologies Prez for not commenting before - somehow I have missed this.

I have just spent a very enjoyyable read through your thread - and am blown away by the sheer amount of detail that you have put into the cocpit and interior generally. The instrument panel looks real! The hexagon markings and individual aircraft markings are also impressive and a tribute to your master modeller skills. This will be another of your superb models when it is finished.

Stephen.

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Re: AEG G.IV Late, White 2 (Wingnut Wings, 1/32)
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2019, 08:08:55 AM »
What a big unusual bird, eating up a huge amount of decals :o
Great work!
Do you have a hangar in your flat for the finished model?

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