Much of life comes as a surprise. It can be good, bad or simply challenging. Similarly, some projects come to our tables without notice or warning. If everything could be planned and foreseen, all tension and stimuli would be missing. Isn't it just these projects we're growing on? I guess so. Force us to take a look outside the box and leave our comfort zone.
It's the little things that make a model interesting. Consistent details that fit into a model. When I opened the box of my current project, I was full of anticipation. It is an old model from the last century, with a little love and affection it can be turned into a beautiful model. While I was looking over the components, a lot was wondering about something that was not at all possible. The tires were round! Admitted dimensions at that time standard for aircraft models. You can find out how to make really good model tires out of here!
You read it again and again, the ominous "Washing" ... Washing is an old method in model making to highlight details. Washing is a very thin color, similar to a glaze. The thin, fluid color rests in the recesses and the edges of the raised details on the model. As a result, the details are more noticeable to our eyes. There are washings based on oil, enamel and acrylic paints. Manufacturers such as Citadell, AK Interactive or Vallejo offer a wide range of finished washes.
Hardly any other aircraft is so closely associated with the German Air Force in World War II as the Messerschmitt Bf-109. "One-o-nine" is also a household name internationally. A model of this type belongs in almost every collection of airplane lovers.