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1/48 Hobby Boss RF-80A Shooting Star

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1/48 Hobby Boss RF-80A Shooting Star
Posted by Grant Dalzell on Friday, May 8, 2020 8:29 PM

Another great kit to build, easy and quick, comes with PE harnesses for the seat as well.

Painted with Tamiya (Neutral Grey) and Mr. Hobby (Olive Drab), Flory dark dirt wash, touch of oil (smoke), Tamiya black panel line wash in gear bays and inside of flaps.

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  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Friday, May 8, 2020 9:07 PM

Nicely done! I may have to buy that kit, although what I could do with it wouldn't come close to your finished model.

In 1949, my family was moving from New York State to New Mexico in our Chevy coupe, pulling a one-wheeled trailer. Somewhere in the Midwest, probably in Kansas, we were driving along a highway when a jet fighter dove on us from behind, passed over the car at very low altitude, and pulled up into a steep, thunderous climb. My father, who was nuts about planes -- he had worked for a barnstormer in his late teen -- identified the plane as an F-80 (P-80?). I was only 6 years old, but my memory about that "air show" is crystal clear. 

Bob Ingraham

Vancouver

Finished, finally: Airfix 1/72 HP.52 Hampden bomber & Minicraft 1/48 T-34 Mentor trainer. On the bench: Italeri 1/72 UH-34 Seahorse helicopter & Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre.

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  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:37 PM

Nice memory Bob,

Like your painting and shading Grant interesting model of a plane I'm not familiar with.

Joe

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    April 2014
Posted by Grant Dalzell on Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:53 PM

Thanks guys, Bob, if you want an easy build I recommend it, had no problems with the build, and experimented with fading the paint, trying things I have never before, had some fun basically. Hobby Boss and Trumpeter are my go to for quick easy builds

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    July 2019
  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:56 PM

Grant Dalzell
Thanks guys, Bob, if you want an easy build I recommend it, had no problems with the build, and experimented with fading the paint, trying things I have never before, had some fun basically.

Grant, can you please explain more about how you faded the paint? Just this morning I was considering the same thing for the Italeri 1/72-scale Marine Corps Sea Horse helicopter I'm building. I'd like it to look a bit scruffy and sun-faded, like the choppers were in Vietnam.

Finished, finally: Airfix 1/72 HP.52 Hampden bomber & Minicraft 1/48 T-34 Mentor trainer. On the bench: Italeri 1/72 UH-34 Seahorse helicopter & Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre.

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    July 2019
  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:57 PM

Grant Dalzell
Thanks guys, Bob, if you want an easy build I recommend it, had no problems with the build, and experimented with fading the paint, trying things I have never before, had some fun basically.

Grant, can you please explain how you faded the paint? Just this morning I was considering the same thing for the Italeri 1/72-scale Marine Corps Sea Horse helicopter I'm building. I'd like it to look a bit scruffy and sun-faded, like the choppers were in Vietnam.

 

Bob Ingraham

Vancouver

Finished, finally: Airfix 1/72 HP.52 Hampden bomber & Minicraft 1/48 T-34 Mentor trainer. On the bench: Italeri 1/72 UH-34 Seahorse helicopter & Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre.

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    July 2019
  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:00 PM

Please ignore this. I accidentally posted my previous post a second time.

Bob

Finished, finally: Airfix 1/72 HP.52 Hampden bomber & Minicraft 1/48 T-34 Mentor trainer. On the bench: Italeri 1/72 UH-34 Seahorse helicopter & Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre.

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:04 PM

Very, very well done.

I just might have to get me one of these.

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 16, 2020 2:25 PM

Nice job.  Interesting markings too.  

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by Grant Dalzell on Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:22 PM

Bob, start with your base colour, once you lay it down, lighten it, in my case using olive drab, I added yellow, the more you add, the more you change the hue. If you were doing grey, add white

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  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Sunday, May 17, 2020 5:42 PM

Grant, you must have been using an airbrush. I've been using rattle cans and brushes -- it would be very inconvenient to use airbrush in my small apartment. Any other thoughts on how I could achieve a faded look on my Sea Horse helicopter?

Bob

Finished, finally: Airfix 1/72 HP.52 Hampden bomber & Minicraft 1/48 T-34 Mentor trainer. On the bench: Italeri 1/72 UH-34 Seahorse helicopter & Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre.

  • Member since
    April 2014
Posted by Grant Dalzell on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:08 AM

Bobstamp

Grant, you must have been using an airbrush. I've been using rattle cans and brushes -- it would be very inconvenient to use airbrush in my small apartment. Any other thoughts on how I could achieve a faded look on my Sea Horse helicopter?

Bob

 

Hello Bob, yes, I use an airbrush, if you are using a brush, you could try oil paints to change the hues, if you look on you tube you can see some guys who do tutorials etc. with oils, It is a good technique with armour, helicopters weather more like this with the down draft from rotors making them dirty

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