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Dre
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Posted by Dre on Friday, June 8, 2012 3:58 PM

Thanks, Tulkas.   I spent a lot of time in there..... some might say too much, others not enough.

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Posted by Tulkas on Friday, June 8, 2012 4:52 PM

Well as long as you have fun doing it, that's what counts!

Dre
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Posted by Dre on Friday, June 8, 2012 5:51 PM

Absolutely!!

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:03 AM

Cockpit of the MiL 24. Cabin not done yet.

1/72 MiL 24

1/72 MiL 24

Note the red and green toggle switch guards in the WSO station :-) (I was lucky to have a nice pix of the real one to model)

The cabin is painted in the light blue ,same as helo's underside.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Tulkas on Monday, June 11, 2012 12:03 AM

After painting the panels for the nose landing gear wells they just seemed too white, especially after looking at some pictures of the real thing.  So I decided to try my hand at dirtying them up.  I figured this would be a good spot to try since if I really butchered it no one would ever see lol.  Anyway here's how it came out:

 

Also finished painting the seats:

 

Sorry for the lighting in all my pics.  If I used the flash it kind of washes out everything, and without it seems to be a bit dark.  The bit of dry brushing I tried my hand at on the seats doesn't want to show well with or without the flash.

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Posted by sub revolution on Monday, June 11, 2012 1:11 AM

Looking pretty darn snazzy so far, guys! Yes

NEW SIG

Dre
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Posted by Dre on Monday, June 11, 2012 8:44 AM

Tulkas, looking good!  Tamiya's Clear Smoke (X-19?) does a fantastic job of giving that dirty/oily look in well wheels.   It's easier to use than a traditional oil-based wash and won't attack the underlying paints.  I either mix it with Future (reduces the bubbles and runs better) , or use it straight from the bottle.  Just slather it all over everything and let it settle and dry.  

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Posted by Tulkas on Monday, June 11, 2012 11:25 AM

Thanks Dre. I think I'll pick up a bottle of it when I order the bombs for the kit.

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Monday, June 11, 2012 2:29 PM

Theuns

Hi all, I was given a "box of bits" that turned out to be a very old Revell 1/40 (odd scale) AD1 Skyrader by the looks of it.

The first owner thought it a "fun" idea to cut off every piece from the sprues and chuck them loose into a box!

Can I join?

 

Theuns

PS, there will be no "sprue shots, only a box of bits shot LOL!

LMAO!

On the bench: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat; Airfix 1/72 Vampire T11; Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister

Dre
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Posted by Dre on Monday, June 11, 2012 3:09 PM

Tulkas, I forgot to add some itty-bitty details about that clear smoke wash....Embarrassed.  

In my experience it's been safe thus far over acrylics, but I let any fresh acrylic paint dry and cure at least two days before using this on it.  I've had no issues with it over enamels (yet).  Let gravity do the work and be prepared to wick away a lot of run-off and pooling liquid.  Big dried pools look like someone spilled a gallon or two of used motor oil, so beware.  

Thinning it with Future is better than straight from the jar IMO because it flows around details better,  dries without bubbles, and isn't as strong an effect otherwise.  I haven't yet washed an entire, finished model with this stuff, so I don't know how well it will do for that.  But for smaller interior areas that get oily/dirty it is great.   Thinned or not, it dries to a clear, slightly warm tone with a high shine.

hope that helps!

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Posted by TheWildChild on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11:30 AM

Dre

and now the finished engines and intake trunks inside the nacelles.  The intakes had the required nasty seams running the length of them and rather than trying to fill them with putty or lose the rivet detail to heavy latex, I used very thin round plastic stock to fill them in.  They aren't accurate, but they are cleanly done and otherwise look better than the ditches.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh215/DrePanzerVI/enginesandnacelles1.jpg

how they look closed up- not a lot left to look at.Sad

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh215/DrePanzerVI/enginesandnacelles2.jpg

 

that kit come with the engines or are they aftermarket? ine could think of a way to show off one engine.... a scale 40mm AA gun could be vary sersuasive to body panels Whistling then again that would be quite a bear in itself, adding the ribs, wires and what not.

1/35 XM77  "Sledgehammer", 1964 Chevy Impala Derby Car

Whats next? Aircraft for Ground Attack Group Build

"I dont just tackle to make a play, I tackle to break your will." -Ray Lewis

"In the end, we're all just chalk lines on the concrete, drawn only to be washed away"- 5 Finger Death Punch

"Ahh, my old enemy.......STAIRS"- Po, Kung Fu Panda

Dre
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Posted by Dre on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:12 PM

WildChild, that's all kit parts. 

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Posted by DiscoStu on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:13 PM

Finally able to post pics of the A-37.  Seats and pit are done.  It may look a bit too-heavily weathered but pics of the real thing show it to be pretty beat up by the end of it's service.

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by PaperPanzer on Thursday, June 14, 2012 2:48 PM

Disco Stu: That's one nicely done cockpit my friend!

-I haven't done anything with the Caprioni yet, trying to finish another project for a different GB...Cool, but I'll get to it soon!

Auctung! Panzer!

- "And now for something completely different..."- Monty Python's Flying Circus


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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Friday, June 15, 2012 12:01 PM

Hi guys.  Here's an update on my Hase F/A-18E.  Progress is coming along but slowly.  

I've managed to get the landing gear painted and decaled.  Still have to detail them and give them a wash but I think they look good so far:

This will be the 2008 version of the VFA-27 Royal Maces CAG jet.  Here's the first step in painting the vertical stabs.  I primed them white so the yellow would stand out, painted the yellow and then masked it off.  Next will be the gloss black:

I've also masked the canopy and windscreen.  I tried something new this time.  I cut thin strips of Tamiya masking tape, masked around the framing and filled in the open area with Micro Mask.  I also applied Micro Mask to the inside of the parts, too:

That's it.  Sorry for the not very exciting update.

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Posted by TheWildChild on Friday, June 15, 2012 12:21 PM

Well Gents, i am not out of my cast yet, but, after about an hour and a half of grinding with the motor tool and pulling and prying with a pair of needlenose, my fingers are mostly free, so im going to try to get some building done (i may regret it later, but oh well, it is what it is) i dont think im going to start my A-10 right now though... too many un-finished projects floating around. Soooooooo..... i bave a Revellogram B-25J Hard Nose thats about 90% done that i think im going to finish up for this build instead...finishing touches would probably be batter on my hand at this point than a full-on assault on another kit. going to give it a shot when im done with this. i will post pics as soon as i make a photobucket account. Wish me luck, and keep up the great work guys!

Regards, Logan

1/35 XM77  "Sledgehammer", 1964 Chevy Impala Derby Car

Whats next? Aircraft for Ground Attack Group Build

"I dont just tackle to make a play, I tackle to break your will." -Ray Lewis

"In the end, we're all just chalk lines on the concrete, drawn only to be washed away"- 5 Finger Death Punch

"Ahh, my old enemy.......STAIRS"- Po, Kung Fu Panda

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Posted by PaperPanzer on Friday, June 15, 2012 7:48 PM

Good luck! Making a Photobucket account is easy, and since it's free, unlimited!Big Smile

Well, with my Do. 335 almost finished for another GB, I started work on the Caprioni today.

The box+ contents-

First thing built was the cockpit, low on detail, so it can stand some bolstering later on (especially with all that glass!)-

Now the bomb racks, since this was going to be a ground attack plane, it has to have bombs!-

Previous experience  helps, especially with Italiari kits, delicate, small parts on thick, clustered sprue.-

While the bomb assembles dried, I tackled the rack tops, which need filler due to mold shrinkage.-

Well, so far so good, lets see what tomorrow brings!Smile

More on the way!

Auctung! Panzer!

- "And now for something completely different..."- Monty Python's Flying Circus


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Posted by TheWildChild on Monday, June 18, 2012 12:02 PM

PaperPanzer

Previous experience  helps, especially with Italiari kits, delicate, small parts on thick, clustered sprue.-http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/paperpanzer/P1010102_02.jpg

 

looks like that wing-to-engine nacelle should make for an interesting endevour Indifferent

those sprues remind me of the old AMT car kits.... just as much (if not MORE) plastic in the box in the form of sprues than in parts lol

1/35 XM77  "Sledgehammer", 1964 Chevy Impala Derby Car

Whats next? Aircraft for Ground Attack Group Build

"I dont just tackle to make a play, I tackle to break your will." -Ray Lewis

"In the end, we're all just chalk lines on the concrete, drawn only to be washed away"- 5 Finger Death Punch

"Ahh, my old enemy.......STAIRS"- Po, Kung Fu Panda

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Posted by PaperPanzer on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:34 PM

TheWildChild

 

 PaperPanzer:

 

Previous experience  helps, especially with Italiari kits, delicate, small parts on thick, clustered sprue.-http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/paperpanzer/P1010102_02.jpg

 

 

 

looks like that wing-to-engine nacelle should make for an interesting endevour Indifferent

those sprues remind me of the old AMT car kits.... just as much (if not MORE) plastic in the box in the form of sprues than in parts lol

Lol! I read reviews online and the wing- nacelle construction seems to be the Achilles's heel of the kit. The parts cut just fine and cleaned up quickly! That's the nice thing about building Italiari kits from the 70's and 80's today. My dad said back then their plastic was extremely soft, but today the plastic is at  a good working consistency before it gets brittle.Smile

Auctung! Panzer!

- "And now for something completely different..."- Monty Python's Flying Circus


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Posted by PaperPanzer on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:44 PM

Some more progress today, I am hoping to finish this build and tackle something else for another GB I am in... hopefully I don't get impatient and try to tackle three projects again!Stick out tongue

Bombs lined up for painting.-

The first of the huge amount of clear parts installed!-

Bomb racks glued up.-

Ends have been painted as well, I have decided to build the closed- up version.

More coming!Cool

Auctung! Panzer!

- "And now for something completely different..."- Monty Python's Flying Circus


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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:24 AM

I managed to do a little work on my 1/72 MiL 24. The innerds are in and the fuselarge is joined.

1/72 MiL 24

The undercart bay needed a bit of cutting to make it fi in behind the read cabin bulkhead

1/72 MiL 24

Yes, for the sharp eyed guys, I did forget to put in any lapstraps in the rear seats, but those Speznats lads are tough enought not to need it LOL!

 

Theuns

Dre
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Posted by Dre on Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:28 PM

Why do I imagine that those Speznats lads will also have stiff, sore necks after being cooped up in that rather low-clearance compartment? It just looks uncomfortable.

 

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, June 21, 2012 1:38 PM

I think you are right, it does seem to low for scale, the pix I have show it higher. Or maybe they are just short blokes LOL!

I am now actually dissapointed with these hobbyboss kits. it also seems the H-34  Chocktaw has the rotors turning in the wrong direction! what a pitty for an otherwize OK looking kit :-(

 

Theuns

PS. I think I will close the doors on the MiL!

Dre
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Posted by Dre on Thursday, June 21, 2012 2:17 PM

Can you flip the rotor hub to make them go the right way 'round?

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Thursday, June 21, 2012 2:40 PM

PaperPanzer

Some more progress today, I am hoping to finish this build and tackle something else for another GB I am in... hopefully I don't get impatient and try to tackle three projects again!Stick out tongue

...

HEY!! What's going on over here?!?! (I wish I could stop at three projects... Embarrassed )

On the bench: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat; Airfix 1/72 Vampire T11; Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister

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Posted by Casper the Chihuahua on Friday, June 22, 2012 8:24 PM

Here's my entry for this GB. The Hobbyboss TA-7C in 1/48. Lots of lovely detail on the sprue with this kit;

...except the seats, that is! Hmm......sometimes I wonder why they don't take more time to give the seats a little detail. Just a slab of plastic. The Tamiya 1/32 Phantom II F-4D I have just built was the same.

I've got a couple of resin seats leftover in 1/48 and they will stand in perfectly, apart from these the kit will be pretty much OOB.

Ok, so sprues are now having a bath while I finish weathering this giant Phantom....

Cheers

On the bench: A-4F 1/32 Hasegawa

Just deployed: F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter 1/48 Eduard

Up next: A6-E Intruder 1/48 Revell

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, June 23, 2012 12:26 PM

I made a little bit of progress and it is almost starting to look like a Mil now.

1/72 MiL 24

1/72 MiL 24

 

Theuns

Dre
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Posted by Dre on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 1:03 PM

Spent the majority of yesterday working on weapons for the Frogfoot...  16 rocket tubes on 2 racks, 8 100Kg. bombs on 2 MERs, 2 500Kg. bombs, and 2 large droptanks for extra loitering time.  

8 underwing stations=lots of options.

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Posted by Medicman71 on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 11:51 AM

I haven't gotten much done on the He129 due to the extreme heat here. I need to prime things but it's just soooo hot out. Hopefully I can try tonight or first thing in the morning.

Building- (All 1/48) F-14A Tomcat, F-16C Blk 30, He 129

 

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Posted by Medicman71 on Thursday, June 28, 2012 10:07 AM

Well I got the Hs129 primed this morning before it got too hot. Only a few places to fix.

 

Building- (All 1/48) F-14A Tomcat, F-16C Blk 30, He 129

 

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