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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 1:39 PM

Bish,

The ripples in the water just formed that way. I think it was because as it cured, I moved it from inside to outside, warm to cold and back. This must have cause the resin to harden rippled, which resulted in a perfect look. If you look at it in person, the light hits the bottom of the "beach" like real water. I still have a few more layers to add and the last one I will use my heat gun, set with the heat off, to ripple the resin into waves. Another method I found that seems to work is while the resen sets I could tip the base on occasion as it dries and this seems to cause "waves". The last thing I will do is drybrush the wavetops for the foam.

I am waiting for my local craft supply store to restock the resin before I continue.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 2:53 PM

Thnaks Steve. It has certainly worked a treat.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 14, 2016 2:00 PM

I haven't progressed on the Rufe much, HL is out of the resin and I'm waiting for them to restock.

Steve

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, January 14, 2016 3:26 PM

Steve, no worries. I haven't worked on my kit either for a bit now. Busy with work and I'm trying to get my Viper done. It's at the detail painting stage and progress is slow. I'm also waiting for a PE kit for the exterior of the Jake to show up from Japan. We have all year to get these done.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 15, 2016 6:26 PM

BK

Which Jake are u doing?

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 15, 2016 11:08 PM

plasticjunkie

BK

Which Jake are u doing?

 

Not Jake, Pete, my bad. Too many cool names.

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 16, 2016 12:08 AM
I bought some more resin, mixed and poured the next layer. Once this is dry, I pour the last layer and form the waves….hopefully.
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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 16, 2016 3:49 AM

Looking really nice Steve. And a good touch with the rope, would not want it floating away.

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, January 16, 2016 10:32 AM

Wow, Steve. It just gets better and better. You have just nailed the look. 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 16, 2016 11:27 AM

Very cool!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 16, 2016 12:02 PM
I bought a different manufacture of Resin and it's a 1/1 mix of part "A" and part "B". The problem is they don't tell you which one is the hardener. Presently, it hardens slower that I want and I can form any waves.
I am doing some experiments to see which mix will yield a faster hardening. If I can't achieve the results I want I will wait to get the first resin I used (HL is still out of stock). My hope is I will pour a thin layer, get it to harden in a few minutes, and form waves at the same time.
My other thought is use cotton to form the wave tops. Since the plane is in a lagoon, there would be very small waves.

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 16, 2016 12:04 PM

Thnak for sharing this info Steve. I think your right about the lagoon, from what i have seen on documentories, their very nature makes them a haven from the rougher sea's beyond the reef that forms the lagoon.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 18, 2016 11:00 PM
Here’s where I’m at on the Rufe. I poured just a little resin with a lot of hardener to make the waves, so here it is. Right now I’m going over the whole thing with cotton for the whitecaps and high gloss acrylic varnish. I still want to add more coats of varnish before the water is done.

 

Steve
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:34 AM

Simply outstanding Steve!Toast

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:09 AM

That looks simply awesome. I am just gonna have to start playing around with that stuff.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:13 PM

Well done!

Chad

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, January 21, 2016 10:39 AM

Perfect representaion Steve.  Makes me want to stick my feet in it.

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Posted by Real G on Monday, January 25, 2016 9:42 PM

Steve, your Rufe diorama is shaping up very nicely!  Yes

The Mach-Poo Seamaster, not so much.  The left fuselage has a very long "short shot" along the top, which I initially thought was just warpage.

https://flic.kr/p/CxPphY] [/url]Seamaster-08 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

While idly farting around with the knife and glue, I discovered that the left side of the stabilizer bullet fairing is not only shorter than the right side, but the root for the stabilizer is shorter and not in line with the other one!

https://flic.kr/p/DkKxVu] [/url]Seamaster-09 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

I had to section the left bullet fairing in three places to line everything up.  BUT - it's all in the fun when building a Mach-Poo kit!  Stick out tongue  I was a little concerned that the extensive sanding that will follow would be a problem if I used regular (read: high quality) styrene to fill the gaps, so I heated up some sprue from the kit and flattened them with pliers to form raw material to plug the gaps.  Now the bullet fairing is approximately symmetrical and the stabilizers (again approximately) line up.

I plan on separating the elevators and rudder anyway to better define them, and revising the fin to better represent the variable incidence feature, so the horrifying fit is not a problem.

https://flic.kr/p/CxWiZP]https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1468/23990251613_991d6e202f_k.jpg[/url]Seamaster-10 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

Fun, fun, fun.  No really, it is.  Honest!

The engine faces appear to be useable, but those are supposed to be J-75s in there.  The intake bullets will be replaced and some stators will be added.

https://flic.kr/p/Dt1Ga7] [/url]Seamaster-11 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

A modeling buddy said I was delusional trying to build this thing, but so far depression has yet to set in.  If I were a betting man, I'd wager Trumpeter/Hobby Boss will kit this thing before I'm done. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 25, 2016 10:46 PM

I think the best part of many of these kits is overcoming the challenges they toss at us. Great work on that challenging kit.

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 30, 2016 12:12 AM
Hello all,
I was still waiting for the 2 part resin to dry, so I broke down and started to clean it off. I will not use the "Amazing Clear Cast" again. It's amazing alright, amazing I didn't throw the whole thing out the window.

Anyway, I cleaned off the stuff off with lacquer thinner. What an incredible mess but things are looking better now. It was also amazing I didn't damage the model. I was able to get the polyester resin I like so as soon as everything settles out, I will go ahead and pour the last layer again.
I was able to save the surf though.
 
Steve
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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, January 30, 2016 11:12 AM

Steve, your tallent for this just blows me away. Great work. I really need to give this a go.

BK

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:07 PM

BrandonK

Steve, your tallent for this just blows me away. Great work. I really need to give this a go.

BK

 

Ye, what he said. I think we have really found your fortay, water. that surf does look so realistic.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:09 PM

Real G

Steve, your Rufe diorama is shaping up very nicely!  Yes

The Mach-Poo Seamaster, not so much.  The left fuselage has a very long "short shot" along the top, which I initially thought was just warpage.

https://flic.kr/p/CxPphY] [/url]Seamaster-08 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

While idly farting around with the knife and glue, I discovered that the left side of the stabilizer bullet fairing is not only shorter than the right side, but the root for the stabilizer is shorter and not in line with the other one!

https://flic.kr/p/DkKxVu] [/url]Seamaster-09 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

I had to section the left bullet fairing in three places to line everything up.  BUT - it's all in the fun when building a Mach-Poo kit!  Stick out tongue  I was a little concerned that the extensive sanding that will follow would be a problem if I used regular (read: high quality) styrene to fill the gaps, so I heated up some sprue from the kit and flattened them with pliers to form raw material to plug the gaps.  Now the bullet fairing is approximately symmetrical and the stabilizers (again approximately) line up.

I plan on separating the elevators and rudder anyway to better define them, and revising the fin to better represent the variable incidence feature, so the horrifying fit is not a problem.

https://flic.kr/p/CxWiZP]https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1468/23990251613_991d6e202f_k.jpg[/url]Seamaster-10 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

Fun, fun, fun.  No really, it is.  Honest!

The engine faces appear to be useable, but those are supposed to be J-75s in there.  The intake bullets will be replaced and some stators will be added.

https://flic.kr/p/Dt1Ga7] [/url]Seamaster-11 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

A modeling buddy said I was delusional trying to build this thing, but so far depression has yet to set in.  If I were a betting man, I'd wager Trumpeter/Hobby Boss will kit this thing before I'm done. 

 

 

 

 

 

I am not sure i should really be reding your posts. It might make be break down. But forwarned is forarmed as they say.

 

Good luck.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:18 PM

I've been sidelined with baby sitting my grandaughter but expect to begin to work my Jake soon. 

By the by speaking of float thingies, Scale Hobbyst just got in the gorgeous Kity Hawk 1/32 Kingfisher for $69, a few bucks cheaper than Squadron. I snapped one up for a future build. I f ROG would have done one it would have been half the price very easily. ROG's 1/32 FW190A-8 Butcher Bird is a bargain at about $32.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:54 PM

I bought that Kingfisher also for future build. That ROG 190 might find its way into the stash though. Hmm.

 

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:26 AM

I'm tempted to get the new Kingfisher also since I have been wanting one.  It looks really sweet.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 4, 2016 9:04 AM

scottrc

I'm tempted to get the new Kingfisher also since I have been wanting one.  It looks really sweet.

 

It is a really nice kit that doesn't need any after market parts. Grab it before it sells out. This is the best price that I have seen it go for.

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Model_Aircraft/os2u-kingfisher-us-floatplane/KHM00032016/product.php?kw=kingfisher

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:11 AM

Now that I have completed a Kitty Hawk kit I know they make one heck of a fine fitting and well detailed kit. I opened my Kingfisher up and checked it out and it is very very nicely done. I also heard from Mike at Lonestarmodels and he is pouring my pit and float for my old monogram OS2U and I found an old Cutting Edge Super Detail cockpit set for one as well. I have two 1/48 so that works for me. I'll most likely have Mike pour me another float and build both kits along side my 1/32. Gotta love those Kingfishers.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:58 AM

BK

Post up some pictures of the KH kit. I'm sure it's a stunner.

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:05 PM

plasticjunkie

BK

Post up some pictures of the KH kit. I'm sure it's a stunner.

 

I have it posted in the Helo forums and on the Aircraft page for everyone to see.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/169797.aspx

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