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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: Dragon 1/72nd He 162, Revell 1/32nd He162, HPH 1/18th BMW 003 for He162.

  • Member since
    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

 

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, March 12, 2017 3:35 PM
Thanks gents

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

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • 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: Dragon 1/72nd He 162, Revell 1/32nd He162, HPH 1/18th BMW 003 for He162.

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • 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: Monogram 1/48 Heinkel He111H-2, Academy 1/72 F-15C Eagle

Up Coming: Revell 1/48 Mil 24D Hind.

           

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
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:  1/48 Hasegawa P-40E--Flying Tiger (60%+ done)

1/48 Monogram P-40B--Early Pearl Harbor (60% done)

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter, Night fighter

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

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • 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

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 7:16 PM
Nice job on the paint Dan.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • 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

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • 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: Dragon 1/72nd He 162, Revell 1/32nd He162, HPH 1/18th BMW 003 for He162.

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • 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

  • Member since
    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: Dragon 1/72nd He 162, Revell 1/32nd He162, HPH 1/18th BMW 003 for He162.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
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:  1/48 Hasegawa P-40E--Flying Tiger (60%+ done)

1/48 Monogram P-40B--Early Pearl Harbor (60% done)

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter, Night fighter

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

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • 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: Dragon 1/72nd He 162, Revell 1/32nd He162, HPH 1/18th BMW 003 for He162.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • 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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