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Little Idiot
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I did the following,

1. Hot water
2. Straighten
3. Cold water
4. Spray Olive drab or German Grey
5. Add 'mud' weathering using pencil to British planes for the two-tone effect
6. Add decals

Here's the finished article:

Germans:


Spitfires:


Hurricanes:


Misc. British planes:
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Dave Daffin
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Great job! thumbsup
 
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Glad they "straightened out" for you. Haven't tried mine yet--quite the interesting assortment of distortions. Never saw a "gull wing" version of the He-111 before!

Did you glue the planes to the stands? I have the original TSR version, and those flight stands worked very well "dry-fit"--but the peg at the top was nearly twice as high as those on the new stands. My planes don't always want to stay connected, especially the larger ones.

I don't want to glue these, pending receipt of the "hard plastic" replacements. Just wondered how yours are holding together (obviously if they're glued, it's a moot point).

Nice decoration on the planes. They are quite an imposing horde flying toward England!
 
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I did not glue the models to the stands. It's quite a tight fit. I need to varnish the models but thought I'd get some pictures out before the end of the weekend.
 
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Martin S
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I'm happy with my models too.



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Rick v. Nooij
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I'm in the process of painting the German fighters. I ran into trouble right out of the box; Most of my old paints have dried out. So coming up with the proper colors is a bit of a challenge.

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Nice work, those look great!thumbsup

I gave mine the hot water treatment as well, which helped immensely. The tail sections of my Do-17s were badly twisted, and one of the He-111s looked like a bird flapping its wings. The hot water did the trick. I don't plan to paint mine, but I'm now satisfied with them as gaming pieces.

Hoping to play the game next week.
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Shouldn't be too long now for me either. Three of my friends have already shown interest in playing the game.

As for the aircraft, they're getting there.


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Right, time to paint up some Heinkels & Dorniers next!

It's kinda annoying that the interesting paint schemes for the Bomber squadrons with the yellow engine cowling and such didn't appear during the Battle of Britain but in 1941 in Eastern Europe.
 
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Joshua Gottesman
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This is just making me want to rewatch the movie.
 
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Jools Thomas
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Your images aren’t working.
 
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Weird. They are for me.
 
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