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Catalogue Number and Description
Model Building Videos
Master Class Clinic #1
Building the Bf-109G-6 in 1/32 Scale
USD$39.95 from Meteor
Contents and Media:
production; comprehensive coverage of the specific project; lots of
handy general modelling tips; easy to use menu; accessible
Class Clinic #1 is available online from Meteor
Reviewed by Brett Green
Floyd Werner will be well known to most of HyperScale's regular visitors
through his online articles as a talented and prolific modeller. Many will also
know that Floyd's favourite aircraft, without question, is the Messerschmitt Bf
It is therefore not surprising that Floyd has chosen Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Bf
109G-6 as the first subject in the
Master Class Model Building Videos series.
ambitious project spans three DVDs and more than five and a half hours. The
first DVD commences with some brief historical background but tackles the
subject matter without delay.
The modelling Master Class is undertaken almost literally at the elbow of
Floyd. Floyd Werner builds Hasegawa's Gustav in almost real time, and covers
every aspect of parts preparation, construction, painting and weathering. The
focus of the DVD is to demonstrate the techniques that will be useful to build
an attractive model straight from the box.
I believe that the very best way to learn how to build and paint a model is
to watch a talented modeller at work, then try to emulate what that modeller
does. The practical limitation is that there are not many modellers with the
patience and inclination to let you watch an entire model build, and who would
explain what he is doing and why through every step of the way. The Master Class
Model Building Video, however, offers exactly this service. Being a DVD, you can
also review and repeat any section that you feel that you need to see again.
I watched much of these DVDs with my wife. She commented that she felt as if
she was building the model alongside Floyd which, I imagine, is exactly the
result that the producers were shooting for.
Although the Master Class Model Building Video is probably targetted to the
less experienced modeller, I found it fascinating to see some of the specific
techniques used by Floyd that were different to mine. I will be testing a few of
these different techniques out in future modelling projects.
Technically, the DVDs are very well presented. The video and audio are high
quality, and the menu is easy to use - you can skip to any area of interest with
the press of a button on your remote control. Floyd's presentation style is
clear and quite accessible.
The Master Class Model Building Video includes the following specific
filling with super glue and accelerator
filling with putty
filling with liquid putty
scribing and rescribing panel lines
using Future floor wax as a gloss coat, an
adhesive and to replicate instrument faces
how to airbrush acrylics and enamels,
especially how to do Luftwaffe mottling with each type of paint, getting the
right paint consistency and pressure
masking camo, canopies, and spirals
weathering with oils, pastels, and an
preshading and post-fading
"Master Class Model Building Videos, Master Class Clinic #1 - Building the
Bf-109G-6 in 1/32 Scale" is an excellent introduction to the essential
techniques of building any plastic scale model.
Whether you are new to the hobby, or want to improve your skills, or are
interested in seeing a fellow modeller at work, this is a worthwhile resource to
have in your modelling library.
Master Class Model Building Videos
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2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 23 October, 2005
Last updated 23 October, 2005
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