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A few recent completions. Minicraft WC-130J/Revell F/A-18/Revell P-47 Thunderbolt.

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A few recent completions. Minicraft WC-130J/Revell F/A-18/Revell P-47 Thunderbolt.
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 8:10 PM

I didn't land up doing a WIP with any of these.  Got to carried away most of the time and totally forgot to take pics.  But I thought I would share the completed birds.

I tried a few different things with the Thunderbolt.  It's a cheap Revell kit, which I figured was the perfect kit to play around with some weathering techniques.  See what works for me and what doesn't.  I had a lot of fun building it.  I didn't care about a perfect paint job, or making mistakes.  The flash on the pictures seems to have washed out a lot of the chipping, and dirt, but you get the idea.

I only managed to take one pic of the F/A-18 Super Hornet.  It was an okay build.  Had quite a bit of fit issues, but came out alright.

The latest completion.  Minicrafts WC-130J.  I'm really starting to like these little Hercs!  My biggest complaint is how the windscreen fits.  It requires careful sanding, and some putty.  I do like the kits though, and I needed to add a J model to the collection! 

Hope everyone has been well!  Cabin fever is setting in pretty harshly with me.  I've been a bit of a grump lately!  Lol.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 8:24 PM

That's quite a nice "Jug", Keyda. Mean looking as can be.

Keep up the good work, and get outside too.

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  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 11:03 PM
That's the best way to learn...experiment on cheap kits. That's what I did until I thought I pull off a fancy kit. Those turned out great.

 "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 PeterPan on Thursday, March 08, 2018 5:33 AM
Enjoyed looking at these. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, March 08, 2018 8:17 PM

Thanks everyone!  I really did just enjoy playing around with the P-47.  It was a lot less stressful, because I wasn't concerned about screwing something up.  I guess I should do more kits like that.

The weather around here shows no sign of breaking into anything close to spring-like, so I'm sure I'll be at the bench a lot. 

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  • From: Phoenix, AZ
Posted by Fly-n-hi on Thursday, March 08, 2018 8:22 PM

Nice work!  That Revell F/A-18E was the first kit I built when I got back into modeling about 10 years ago!


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