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Summertime WIP #2...Tamiya Gekko Night Fighter

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Summertime WIP #2...Tamiya Gekko Night Fighter
Posted by DasBeav on Monday, May 18, 2020 12:50 PM

Again, another "get" from my Ebay guy for $20. I am building 2 kits because of the times and the lack of patience I used on my Mig-3.  " target="">

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, May 18, 2020 2:49 PM

THis will be a much esier build than the MiG-3, and there will be very little white!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Monday, May 18, 2020 5:32 PM

Great kit for the COVID blues! The guns are a bit fiddly, but it's a modern Tamiya product, so I found it to be well worth the effort. Hope you do as well - looking forward to your WIP! 

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, May 18, 2020 6:58 PM

Cool. I've never heard of this aircraft. Gonna follow along and check it out!

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. But let's close out the SOD and do the 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago.

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Monday, May 18, 2020 7:14 PM

jeaton01

THis will be a much esier build than the MiG-3, and there will be very little white!

 

Ain't that the truth...lol!

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:35 AM

mrmike

Great kit for the COVID blues! The guns are a bit fiddly, but it's a modern Tamiya product, so I found it to be well worth the effort. Hope you do as well - looking forward to your WIP! 

 

Yeah, I built one years ago. It's a beautiful detailed well-fitting kit! I think you've love building this one. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:55 PM

Cool!  Seems $20 is a steal.  Following 

Thanks,

John

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

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  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Friday, May 22, 2020 11:27 AM

So now it begins. After doing a little research on fuselage color all of the images I checked the color was always different. I was going to go with a IJN set from Vallejo but couldn't wait for it. Decided to go with the Tamiya instructions and make my own. I had the basic blue and added some silver to make it "metallic". Lo' and behold, even though I have a least a dozen shades of green, I do not have basic green. Here's a tip only great artist and very few model builders know about....blue and yellow make green!! First attempt at painting the color was too dark and blue. Primed it white and added some more yellow to make it greener. Should of put a coat of silver undeneath it to make it pop. Some parts of the fuelage end up silver anyways. More than pleased at how it turned out.

Now the fun begins...If you like detailed interiors for a decent price, this is the model for you. I will be working on this CP and gun mount for a month. I will have to break out my Magnifying light and sit hunched over  all summer. Hello, Advil!!

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 22, 2020 11:38 AM

You're off to a great start! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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