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Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 10:08 AM UTC
Peter Allen (Flitzer) is back with more superb artwork of exciting Luft ''46 camouflage schemes. This amazing series just goes from strength to strength...

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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 05:39 PM UTC
Many thanks Rowan
for your brilliant work in getting it up and running.

Again I love the little title panel.
Maybe they would make great little beer mats... ...something to rest your Tangle foot on between slurps.

Thanks again
Cheers
Peter
:-)
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 05:49 PM UTC
Cheers Peter

Glad you like it! Hmmm... Armorama / Luft '46 beer mats. There could be an idea in there! My local doesn't serve Tanglefoot anymore, but there's actually a "new" real ale for you to look out for when you get back to Blighty... Ringwood's '49er... VERY nice!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 07:58 AM UTC
More very nice schemes, making it very easy for me to choose one for my Ta 183........Not.
Thanks Peter
Mal
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2005 - 07:08 AM UTC
Peter,

More great work! This series is fantastic and I hope will inspire more modelers to give Luft'46 modeling subjects a try.

Here is a group photo of mostly Luft'46 types that I took late last year.


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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2005 - 05:31 PM UTC
Thanks Les...
its now become a labour of love...lol.

Your pic is fantastic.
Maybe you should do a little article on how to shoot stuff like this. How you did it and what camera and set up etc. There's always a mass of questions about this kind of thing.

Next chapter is taking shape.

Cheers
Peter
:-)
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2005 - 01:34 PM UTC
Thanks Peter!

This picture taking thing is something I am still learning and once I teach myself about what works and what does not I would like to offer advice to others about photographing models. Right now I feel like there is more that I don't know about this subject than I know, so I would not be very helpful at this time.

Here is a pic of my latest Luft'46 type model taken just a few hours ago before I got rained out. I will try taking more pics when the weather improves in a few days.



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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2005 - 02:07 PM UTC
Merlin
All I can say is ....WOW. That and I love it. There are a few of us in our local club that have toyed with the idea of what U.S. aircraft would look like to if the war had gone on.
Came up with the idea of the P-84( F-84 ) replacing the P-47 and the P-86 replacing the P-51. Still working on putting the models together. One of the other guys is working on the Navy end of it.
We are using the premise that the markings would still reflect the WW2 scheme.
Jerry
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2005 - 09:55 PM UTC
Hi Les.....
if that's learning...I can't wait till you "crack it".

I notice you wait for the weather....I assume you shoot outside...?
My humble results have always been better when shot outside...after all you can't get a more natural effect than what nature provides.

And Jerry I'd love to see what you and your lads come up with.

Cheers and thanks
Peter
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2005 - 02:43 AM UTC

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And Jerry I'd love to see what you and your lads come up with.


Peter
As soon as we get some built I'll post the pics. been thinking of doing the P-84 in Gabreskis markings, What do you think ?
Jerry
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2005 - 01:25 PM UTC
Peter,

Yes I prefer taking my pictures outside, using natural light works great for my purposes. I try to copy some of the WWII era photos I have seen in my books about late war German a/c, a lot of these pictures are taken by Luftwaffe ground crews or American G.I.s and are low quality that have many flaws in them with bad lighting or blurred pictures, and I try to copy these flaws in pictures of my models.
Also the background behind the model should have other a/c or buildings included, I like my airfield pics to have a busy look to them.
When taking pics of my models I always shoot at a very low angle and attempt to get a scale eyes view of my model.


Les