Andy Renshaw

Eduard 1/32 Bf-109 E-4 Adolf Galland

   

Here is one I'm working on for a client.  took two attempts to get the paint on the sides just right, but I'm pleased with the end result.  The aircraft is a Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 as flown by top ace Adolf Galland during the Battle for Britain in World War Two.  Galland had quite a history, especially being at odds with Goring and even almost put on trial for treason, placed under house arrest by the SS, and later had a full life after the war in various roles all relating to aviation.  He also later became close friends with several other aces including one from Great Britain.   Back to the model though...I have some yellow to paint, then decaling will begin!

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Andy Renshaw

Crazy paint- Hasegawa TA-4J continued

img_0810Work on the 1/48 Hasegawa TA-4J continued over the last week.  After at least 12-15 hours of masking and 6 plus hours of painting with the airbrush, I completed the cammoflage.  I think I chose this for the challenge and for some practice before I tackle a VFA-122 F/A-18 in multi green cammo.  The hard part of this type of scheme is the markings (such as the "NAVY", intake warning, and Star-n-bar) are done in multi colors as well, so your paint work has to match up exactly where the decal needs to be placed.  Decals will start going on tonight, so we will see how well I did! 

I have a ongoing thread over on Zone-Five.net if you want to follow this build in more detail! Click Here

 

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  more to come!

 

 

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Andy Renshaw

Which A-7E scheme to do? Please Vote!

Well I'm at a bit of a dilemma.  I have an Hasegawa A-7E reaching painting time and I can't decide which scheme to choose!  So, I figured I would let all of you decide! Check out the three I'm wavering between, and click on the poll below! The scheme that gets the most votes will win, and I'll post progress up here as it happens! 
Vote by clicking on the selection menu at the botom of the post, immediatly past the pictures.

For those who have veiwed, but not voted---as of Mon 2/21 , 1st and 2nd are only apart by TWO votes!  every vote counts!


Here is the three options:
images clipped from DOD photos, credit USN

VA-93 Ravens USS Midway

(would do some custom decals for this...I like the light grey markings more than the dark grey offered on the AirDoc sheet)

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VA-72 CO jet from Desert Storm

(Superscale decals)

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VA-86 Sidewinders
USS Nimitz (Aeromaster Decals)
A-7E_VA-86

Vote Here!!

feel free to add a comment if you wish!

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