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Eduard 1/48 F6F Mk.I Hellcat - Step by step video build.

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    September, 2008
Eduard 1/48 F6F Mk.I Hellcat - Step by step video build.
Posted by EmperoR on Sunday, December 18, 2016 6:34 AM

Hi everyone.

This is my new project, which will be presented as video build series.

 
Episode 1. - The cockpit 
This episode will take You through the assembly, painting and weathering, of the cockpit, in out of the box manner. 

 

 

Hope you like it.

All comments are welcomed.

Best regards

M.

 

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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, December 18, 2016 8:55 AM

Ty for taking the time to present this very interesting video.

It was a pleasure to watch your techniques . Curious that you use canopy glue on the PE and liqid cement on the rear glass. How do you keep it from frosting the glass ?

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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    September, 2008
Posted by EmperoR on Monday, December 19, 2016 4:50 AM

Thanks Jay. 

I use canopy glue with PE when I don't need much trenght and I anticipate longer adjustment time. 

The liquid cemet Mr. Cement S works great with clear plastic, you just need to take care of few things.

As You can see the parts are masked and that helps. Also Cement S is thinner than the regular plastic cement and flows nicely into the joints, You just have to be carefull not to spill it/flood on the clear part. It also evaporates very quickly. As the vapors are the most likely to cause issues I hold the detail so that the vapors can go away without making contact with the plastic. 

I hope that I have expressed myself clearly. English is not may native language :)

Best regards

M.

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    September, 2008
Posted by EmperoR on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5:13 AM

Hello everyone. 
Episodes two and three are ready.

Episode two will take You through the upgrading, assembly, painting and weathering, of the Prat & Whitney R-2800 Engine that comes with the kit.

For your better viewing experience it is in 1080p from now on.

 

 

 

Episode III - Assembly, will walk you trough the various steps of assembling the scale model. Along with that you will see how some scratch built details affect the overall appearance of this scale model.

 

 

Thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe.
Best regards
M.

 

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    October, 2009
Posted by Ultra on Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:57 AM
Been following this on Youtube before I saw it here! Really appreciate the effort you put forward in doing these. Keep it up!
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Posted by EmperoR on Monday, September 18, 2017 10:34 AM

Thanks for your kind words Ultra!

And Hi all, it's time for the new episode - ep.4 -  Paint

I hope you enjoy the video and if you havent subscribed yet, plaese do so.

 

Best regards and happy modeling

M.

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    September, 2008
Posted by EmperoR on Friday, December 15, 2017 3:22 AM

Hello everyone

Here are the last two episodes of the build.

Hope you have enjoyed watching it.

Best regards

M.

 

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, December 15, 2017 4:18 AM

A very in-depth tutorial how to do things.  I enjoyed it very much.  Thank you for teaching us especially me your techniques!  It’s very informative.

Your friend, Toshi

 

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

 

On the Bench: Revell 1/48 F-102A Delta Dagger (A kit Mrs. Toshi purchased for me at Hobby Lobby)

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    November, 2013
Posted by BrynnWryttur on Friday, December 15, 2017 2:45 PM

Wow, nice job! I'm building the same kit. Your videos will be like my instructions as I build it. Thanks for making them! YesYes

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Posted by EmperoR on Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:51 PM

Thank you guys for your kind words. Big Smile

Best regards

M.

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  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, December 18, 2017 11:09 PM
Very inspirational M. I must say I cringed watching you using your airbrush without the lid on it....I would have paint flying everywhere if I did that....nice control. I may try that salt technique someday. One suggestion, if I may, try a flat black base under your interior green for the cockpit. I think you'll like the color density and shadow effects it creates. Thanks for sharing...

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by EmperoR on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:12 AM

Thanks lawdog, my first airbrush didn't have a lid at all, so I had to be carefull (I have had s#*t moments). No 2 have a lid and I use it when i do not forget about it :). I will give the black base a try.

Best regards

M.

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    February, 2015
Posted by skyraider0609 on Friday, December 22, 2017 11:47 AM
Great videos M. I'm learning a lot from them. A few quick questions. What is that you use to fill in the wheel wells before you painted? Is that the same way you painted the canopy as well? It looked like you had something in the interior that masked it plus let you hold it with a stick. And even more basic, are the small parts adhered to the toothpicks or did you just jam them on? Thanks for posting.
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    October, 2009
Posted by Ultra on Friday, December 29, 2017 12:10 AM

Probably half of those views on youtube are from me haha.   Been watching these over and over for help on my own build.  Great series and I look forward to the next.  End result is...insane.

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