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1/72 Academy FW-190A-8 JG52

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1/72 Academy FW-190A-8 JG52
Posted by simpilot34 on Saturday, September 02, 2017 4:39 AM

Hi all! Some may know me, others may not lol. Anyway, been off the puter for awhile playing PS4Embarrassed, gaming is another hobby lol. Been doing a lil modelling in between still. Want to share my recent project that was started a number of years ago. Happy with it so far. Probably bout 80% done with it. Tried new things and just getting the m-o-j-o going again. Going to post the most recent pics, but will post a few progress pics from before as well. Comments and critiques welcome, always open to new things. here's where it sits now.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, September 02, 2017 7:03 AM
Looking good! Nice paint work.
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Posted by simpilot34 on Saturday, September 02, 2017 7:20 AM

Thanks Mississippi! Had a few contradicting resources on the scheme but found the exact same aircraft in the in action book and, well it looked better and think its a bit more accurate than what was in the instructions vague paint descripion.Toast

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, September 02, 2017 8:25 AM

Very nicely done, looking forward to it's completion. 

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, September 02, 2017 8:31 AM

Looking really sharp, nice paint work!

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Posted by simpilot34 on Sunday, September 03, 2017 1:03 AM

Thanks Toshi and Trey!! Toast Working on th elegs at the moment, have wheels and struts painted just have to do the oleos and a lil wash to make the details pop, mount wheels then install. then the dull coat. I'm looking forward to seeing it done too trust me lol. Few more earlier pics.

Will put up more later when photobucket decides to run quickerWhistling lmao.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 03, 2017 5:56 AM

Looking really nice, great job on the scheme.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by simpilot34 on Monday, September 04, 2017 6:18 AM

Thanks Bish!!Toast

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, September 04, 2017 1:15 PM

Nice mottling for such a small scale!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Sunday, September 10, 2017 4:42 AM

Thanks Mopar!Toast

Got the wheels and struts painted. I gave AKs metal paste a go on the oleos. Like the way they turned out! Picked out the nuts on the rims with a toothpick. Here's a couple progress pics.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:54 AM
Question: I've never built any Academy kits, but I noticed scalehobbyist's site had some really good prices on 1/72 scale aircraft kits from Academy. What's your impression of them? Worth the purchase or not?

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:09 AM

Armor_Aficionado
Question: I've never built any Academy kits, but I noticed scalehobbyist's site had some really good prices on 1/72 scale aircraft kits from Academy. What's your impression of them? Worth the purchase or not?
 

Generally Academy kits are quite nice. As with any company, it will vary kit to kit, the Avenger i am doing now has some nice surface detail and fit but cockpit detail is none existant. Some of their more recent kits are very nice. Their 72nd Ju 87G is the best Stuka i have built and the Apache looks really nice.

They do tend to have a bad reputation for their decals though. Though like many others they have started useing cartograf decals in their new kits.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:09 AM

Nicejob on those wheels sim.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:21 AM

I am most amazed by the scale at which the mottling done.  Just a fantastic job.

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    March, 2006
Posted by simpilot34 on Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:41 PM

Hello again lol. Gotten a bit more done but as I have just been tired lately after work this progress is actually about a week old, but anyway going to get back to her here very shortly.

Armor- As Bish stated it depends on the kit really. To me, for the price and what kits they have, I do like them. I have built a few of their kits. The Me-262 is an excellent kit, managed a third place with it OOB. Their 1/72 Sopwith Camel has many fit issues and decal problems. The decals, short of putting them in front of a firing squad, just did not want to lay down in some places. The decal on the Me-262 worked like a charm though. So my advice would be to get AM decals if you have trouble, they build up nice though with out too much fuss.

Bish- CheersToast much appreciated.

Toshi- Thank you kind sir Bow Down

Here's where she sits right now. Got her legs on, and on her feet. Did a lil bit of oil staining as well. Had to take a pic with the prop assembly setting on just to get a feel for the finished product Whistling

 

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by simpilot34 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:58 AM

Did some exhaust staining and got her dull coated. Quite happy how the staining came out, first time doing heavy exhaust stains. Came out better than I thought it would.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2:39 AM

Staining looks good,what did you use for that.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by simpilot34 on Friday, September 29, 2017 5:54 AM

Thanks Bish! I just thinned down Tamiya XF-63 Dark Grey and a couple drops of XF-1 flat black. Bout 75% thinner and just built up the effect. Nothing special lol.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, September 29, 2017 6:06 AM
Richie. Wow that looks spectacular. The camo is just right. And something about those marking with the blue band. John

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Friday, September 29, 2017 6:23 AM

Thanks TJ!!! Toast

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by Bish on Friday, September 29, 2017 6:28 AM

It looks good. I was thinking it was tamiya smoke which is what i use.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    March, 2006
Posted by simpilot34 on Friday, September 29, 2017 8:34 PM

Thanks Bish! Was going to add a bit of that in the middle of the stain but decided just to stop where I was. Thought it was a lil too brownish. Should I do it or leave it? Confused

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by simpilot34 on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:10 PM

Well I'm sticking a fork in this one and calling it done!! Was a nice build, not too much fuss. Tried a few new things and I'm happy with it. Here's some final pics. Any comments critiques welcomed. Toast

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington

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