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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:38 AM

Thanks guys.

Looking nice Bob.

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

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:28 AM

Bish & Bob: Those are looking great. Nice to see them all sealed up and ready for the wings and painting. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, March 12, 2017 3:35 PM
Thanks gents

On my bench: 1/48 Revell A-6E Intruder

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  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 13, 2017 7:42 AM

Gamera

Bish & Bob: Those are looking great. Nice to see them all sealed up and ready for the wings and painting. 

 

Thanks G.

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

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

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  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Monday, March 13, 2017 12:09 PM

Thanks BrandonK: This is really turning out to be a great kit.

Thanks Gamera: Yeah keeping the missiles on the sprue makes painting much easier. If they were to break off, just use some CA glue to re-attach them.

Thanks Andy: Yes I highly recommend this kit, pretty simple construction. Very little clean up.

Thanks Bish: Nice work on the He 162, great cockpit work.

Thanks Silentbob. The A-6E Intruder is really taking shape now. Masking tape always comes in handy to protect surface detail when sanding, like raised panels. Also when sanding putting around clear plastic. Wink

 

Yesterday I applied the second main color to the Eagle, Tamiya Medium Sea Gray XF-83. First I was going to use a soft edge effect with paper, but I went with a free hand technique. Using the paper cut out's I traced out the pattern's with a number two pencil. Mixing the paint with thinner about 50/50, and using 10psi on my compressor. First I though the color was going inside the lines but quickly noticed that it should go on the outside, so that's why on the one wing there XF-83 on the inside. Working slow with about two to three turns of the needle open, and following the pencil lines. The over spray was very tiny. Two lights coats were applied.

 62 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

Here's a close up on the camouflage line of a F-15A Eagle at the USAF Museum in Dayton, OH

 160 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 

On my Work Bench: Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari F2001.

Up Coming: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R

           

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, March 13, 2017 2:34 PM

Dan, that is pretty nice paint work. It looks the part for sure.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, March 13, 2017 4:29 PM
That paint looks really good Dan

On my bench: 1/48 Revell A-6E Intruder

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 7:16 PM
Nice job on the paint Dan.

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:44 AM

The camo looks great Dan! And thanks for the photo of the real thing, I've wondered how much contrast between the greys is right. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 20, 2017 3:12 PM

Really moving along on the 162 now. Got the wings and tail on without any issues, goes together really well.

And then time to hit the spray booth. With the undersides painted RLM 76 on sat, i was able to freehand the top colours on Sun.

I tidied up some of the edges tonight as i was painted the Dragon kit. I used Xtracolour on the underside but Colorcoats on top as they do the brown version of RLM 81. So i will gloss coat tomorrow and then can start on the decals.

Also got to work on the engine with some Alclad black primer and Alclad paiunted for the aluminium parts and the rear part which was a mix. Here it sits with the smaller Dragon engine in front.

Thanks for loking, more soon.

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

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, March 20, 2017 3:44 PM

Paint looks good Bish, although it's strange to see a Luftwaffe plane with that paint job.  

I've been slowly plugging away at this.  Sanding and filing always slow me down because it's the part of this hobby I hate the most.  I did a little bit of painting in the nose gear bay and followed it up with a wash and some light drybrushing.

And now it's starting to look like an Intruder

On my bench: 1/48 Revell A-6E Intruder

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    December, 2002
  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 20, 2017 3:52 PM

Thanks Bob. ye, know what you mean. Though i do wounder if the brown should not be the green version, but i do rathe rlike this so will stick with it.

Great work on the Intruder. I am with you on the sanding and filling. Its the one thing i really don't like and always catches me out.

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

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, March 20, 2017 7:17 PM

Bish, looking very good. I agree, the colors are very cool on this one.

Bob, yes sir, it does indeed look like and Intruder now. Coming along nicely.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:59 AM

Thanks BK.

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

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:00 AM

Both of those are looking fantastic guys!!! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:34 PM

Thought I posted some completion pictures but guess I forgot.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:54 PM

68GT, very nice. That thing looks super sweet. 

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 27, 2017 2:06 AM

I like the look of that 68, nice colourful tail. Nice build.

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

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 27, 2017 11:15 AM

69GT: She looks beautiful! Yes

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:01 PM

Bish

I like the look of that 68, nice colourful tail. Nice build.

 

Ditto

 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, March 31, 2017 12:02 PM
That Corsair looks great 68! Like the others I really like that shade of blue on the tail

On my bench: 1/48 Revell A-6E Intruder

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  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 10:56 AM

Thanks BrandonK.

Thanks Silentbob: Intruder is coming along great, I agree sanding and fill is not my favorite thing either.

Thanks Johnny.

Thanks Gamera.

Bish: Good to hear the 162 went together well, nice paint job also. The dark brown and green scheme is unique.

68GT: The Corsair looks great, excellent finsh.

Ran into a few problems airbrushing the camouflage scheme, Even with a fine head on my Badger 200G I was not able to control the over spray. I tired the trick of using X-20A thinner on a lightly damp Q tip to remove the dried over spray, it just ate through the paint. I know that enamel thinner works better on removing over spray, so I airbrushed on Model Master Enamel Dark Gray (F-15) #2036. It took three light to coats to build it up solid, then after letting it try for four hours using a lightly damp Qtip with enamel thinner I was able to clean up the over spray very easily.

 67 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 68 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 70 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

To help speed the F-15C, I went and masked up five different colors to airbrush. Tamiya XF24 Dark Grey for the nose, Model Master Insignia White #1745 for the wheel wells, Model Master Jet Exhaust #1796 for the exhaust, Tamiya Flat Black XF-1 for vents, and Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminum for vent frames. It took a good three to four hours on masking the Eagle up with Tamiya tape.

 71 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 72 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

I'm very happy how it turned out, painting the vents really make's them pop out. After removing the masking tape I brush painting on marker lights on the wings and tail, and the vents with the aluminum frame. Tamiya Clear Red, Clear Blue, Clear Green & Clear Orange for the marker lights, and Tamiya White for the top of the tail and wing tips.

 75 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 76 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 

On my Work Bench: Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari F2001.

Up Coming: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R

           

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 11:34 AM

Ouch, I hate overspray, even more damaging the finish trying to remove it. 

Lotsa masking there but the results look great! Yes

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 12:03 PM

Looks great man. You saved it though. Very nice.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 3:41 PM

Quick update as i come to the end of this build. Can't believe its taken me two weeks to get to this, been draging my feet a bit.

So, after painting and a gloss coat, i added the decals then a litle flory wash. Keeping this clean given their very short service life.

Revell kit had a mix of kit and Eagle Cal decals.

Not much left to do on this. Still have to do a few bits for the 72nd dio, so hopefully will wrap this up in a couple of days.

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

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 5:49 PM

That is looking super nice, Bish. I may have to pick one of those up. I really love the colors too. Awesome.!

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:48 PM

Dan that is coming out great even with the problems you had.

 

 

Bish the look of the 162 with the different color wings. Just plain cool

 

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  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 2:43 AM

Thanks guys., I am rather happy i went for these colours.

Brandon, its a nice kit, if you can pick one up, its currently OOP, i would recomend it. Even OOB it would build up nicley and i had no issues with fit other than the usually when useing AM. Its my first Revell in this scale and its giving high hopes for the others in the stash.

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

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 2:44 AM

Dan, great work on the Eagle. From what i remember when i worked at Lakenheath,. that is spot on.

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

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 7:41 AM

She's looking sharp Bish, looking forward to seeing her complete. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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