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  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Friday, October 26, 2018 11:27 PM

The tint is a good idea.  Thank you.  

And thank you all for the kind words.  

I'm about to decal the shark's mouth, and I'm nervous.  Here goes.  

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, October 27, 2018 12:41 AM
Beautiful work so far Chris. I love this kit, as well as their new P-51 and Hurricane. All easily the best in this scale. I need to have another go at this one soon. Good luck with the shark nose.

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

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Saturday, October 27, 2018 1:08 AM

The decals have turned out well.  They applied pretty easily.  I don't see any silvering.  I'm just going to let it sit overnight, and I'll see how things look in the morning.  

 20181027_012246 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

 20181027_012241 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

 20181027_012234 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

 20181027_012226 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

 

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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Saturday, October 27, 2018 2:40 PM

Super nice build Mate on this my favorite aircraft and livery

 

 

 

 

 

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

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Saturday, October 27, 2018 8:53 PM

Thank you Jay Jay,

I think I'll be giving it a flat coat tomorrow.  

 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 27, 2018 11:22 PM

Decals turned out great.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, October 28, 2018 12:51 PM

You’re doing a fantastic job on this kit, most impressive!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Sunday, October 28, 2018 7:52 PM

Thank you Lawdog, Kev, Jay Jay and Toshi.

It's moving right along.  Most of today was about applying, drying, and removing wash.  It's a fun part for me.

 20181028_170032 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

This is how she's looking now.

 20181028_204419 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

There are still a few little things left, such as; landing gear doors, antenna aerial, and weathering in the cockpit frame.  Aerials are hard to see in reference pictures.  I'm putting it down until tomorrow.  I have to get to work.  Indifferent 

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, October 28, 2018 8:10 PM

Hi,

Your build looks great.

PF

1st Group Build

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    September, 2005
  • From: North Pole, Alaska
Posted by richs26 on Monday, October 29, 2018 1:44 AM

Does this kit have both US and British pitot tubes?

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Monday, October 29, 2018 8:38 AM

I believe it does.

 20181029_093253 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

I believe the one labeled A47 was the British specified one.  In the kit, it's for the AVG bird.  I believe those aircraft were originally intended for British use.  

The one labeled A48 is for the US Army Air Corps bird.  

Airfix does have a boxing of this kit with British markings.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1025407-airfix-a05133-curtiss-tomahawk-mk-ii 

And thank you for reminding me to fit the pitot tube.  I had forgotten.  I was about to post completed pictures.  

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, October 29, 2018 10:12 AM

Very nicely done.  You have given mea bar to shoot for when I get to the one on the shelf.  Going to do it as Welsh's at Pearl.

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    January, 2017
  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Monday, October 29, 2018 3:59 PM

Well done, beautifully exucuted in all areas.

I look forward to building the one in my stash some day.

In Progress
1/48 Hasegawa P51-D
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
Pending
1/48 Tamiya P47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
1/48 Airfix Walrus
1/48 Hasegawa P38-L
  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Monday, October 29, 2018 7:16 PM

I look forward to seeing your P-40 builds Goldhammer and Damouav.  The George Welsh bird has some interesting history, and I considered going with that scheme.  However, I needed a Shark mouth on my shelf.  Also, I already have some Olive Drab over Neutral Grey.  I'm happy with how this one turned out.  It looks a bit old and worn, but it's not quite a jalopy.  Honestly, the only thing I'll do differently in the future will be to avoid the clay wash over a matte surface.  

 20181029_193308 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

 20181029_193240 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

 20181029_193131 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

 20181029_193041 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

 20181029_193028 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

 20181029_193012 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

 20181029_192959 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

 20181029_192952 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

 20181029_085715 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

I think it's time that I put some Luftwaffe on my bench:

 20181029_202906 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:36 PM

Very nice build. Love the finish underneath

In the queue: 1/48 Beech Staggerwing (RAAF), P38 (RAAF), Vultee Vengeance (RAAF), Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), Martin Baltimore (Malta?), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b, Hellcat x2 (FAA)

 

Chris

  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:56 PM

Well done, a fantastic build all round. A great example for the collection.

You nailed the weathering.

In Progress
1/48 Hasegawa P51-D
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
Pending
1/48 Tamiya P47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
1/48 Airfix Walrus
1/48 Hasegawa P38-L
  • Member since
    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 6:17 PM

You did a fantastic  job on the p-40 can't beat the look of those tigers.

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    September, 2018
Posted by Darkhorse on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 10:38 PM

Looks fantastic. I kinda wanna build one now.

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Friday, November 02, 2018 5:46 PM

Thank you Gentlemen,

It certainly was a fun kit.  It took a little filling and sanding here and there, but nothing dramatic.  I recommend it.  With the amount of foreign sales, there are a whole lot of marking possibilities.  

This is what I did to make my zero pilot nervous.

 20181029_090100 by Christopher Ridle, on Flickr

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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Saturday, November 03, 2018 8:34 AM

I love the AVG P-40 and you certainly did a stellar job on it.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Saturday, November 03, 2018 10:57 AM

Super nice finish! Looks to be a great little kit.....added to the short list.

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, November 03, 2018 11:41 PM
Beautiful work! I can almost see the panic on that Zero pilot! Your correct about the British pitot tube as these were diverted from England.

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

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, November 03, 2018 11:43 PM
.....any your gonna love that Tamiya Gustav. Fantastic kit!

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

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Sunday, November 04, 2018 1:22 AM

Thank you Jay Jay, Ole and Lawdog.  Yes, I'm liking this Tamiya Gustav.  

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    September, 2018
Posted by Darkhorse on Saturday, November 17, 2018 4:47 PM

Your beautiful work inspired to build a flying tiger as well. Unfortunately another kind of tiger is preventing me from starting it.

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    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Monday, November 19, 2018 2:09 AM

That tiger certainly looks fierce!

 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 19, 2018 2:27 AM

Turned out really nice!  Well done.

Thanks,

John

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