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  • Member since
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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Sunday, December 3, 2017 10:06 PM

modelcrazy

Thanks Gam,

After applying the decals and a little weathering I attached the plane to the base and added some spray using cotton. I then sprayed Future to the cotton and will let that dry. I can then trim and form it a little more. I also added some more acrylic varnish to the water to deepen the look of the water. One of the wing decals broke while weathering but fortunately the kit come with extras.

 

Steve,

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Your water dio's just keep getting bigger and greater! You have definitely raised the bar. Wonderful job sir! Bow DownBow Down

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 4, 2017 11:23 AM

Yeah wow that's amazing Steve, the spray effect is incredible!!! 

Just got you posted! 

 

And yeah, gee whiz I guess I should get started on JGB VII. Gosh does time ever fly... 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 4, 2017 12:03 PM

LOL I thought that would surprize you LOL. Just a heads up, I already have 2 kits in mind.

The Hasegawa 1/72 Nakagima KI-84 Frank, this is a 2 kit boxing, and the Dragon 1/72 Type 95 Ha Go light tank which I'm really excited about.

I might even get to the Takao this year.

So you can just put me down for those now if you don't mind. Wink

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, December 4, 2017 9:28 PM

modelcrazy

LOL I thought that would surprize you LOL. Just a heads up, I already have 2 kits in mind.

The Hasegawa 1/72 Nakagima KI-84 Frank, this is a 2 kit boxing, and the Dragon 1/72 Type 95 Ha Go light tank which I'm really excited about.

I might even get to the Takao this year.

So you can just put me down for those now if you don't mind. Wink

 

Well heck Gam you know I'm in for the next one...I'm in with this beauty I just got.

Whistling

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 7:38 AM

Lol guys I'll try to get the new GB up this weekend. Wink

 

And wow Hunter, a LaGG-3?!!? I've seen lots of American, British, and Chinese aircraft captured by the Japanese but never a newer Soviet plane like that (only older stuff they'd sold to the Chinese like Polikarpovs). 

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

 

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 8:17 AM

Gamera

Lol guys I'll try to get the new GB up this weekend. Wink

 

And wow Hunter, a LaGG-3?!!? I've seen lots of American, British, and Chinese aircraft captured by the Japanese but never a newer Soviet plane like that (only older stuff they'd sold to the Chinese like Polikarpovs). 

 

I found that to be odd also. I think that's why I bought it...plus it will be a fun build. And take your time on the new GB Cliff, Steve and I are fine waiting awhile...not to long LOL

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:23 AM

Fantstic finish Steve. Love the water effects.

Got some more work on Valerie. All decals are on for markings from the Kaga.

The decals were provided by TJ form his Hasegawa spares so thanks again TJ! The tail lines were a bit short on this Fujimi kit

A 10/0 brush and white paint took care of the issue.

I brush painted the engine and prop with MM Metalizers and polished them up a bit then gave them a black wash of The Detailer and the back of the prop blades were painted MM Hull Red. Much of the engine will be covered up by the cowl so I did not spend too much time here.

  

Got the bombs painted . I added fin braces to the bigger one. Next step will be weathering and masking and painting the greenhouse.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:32 AM

Looks great PJ! 

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

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:49 AM

Thanks Gamera.

Added note:

I have been a faithful Image Shack user for the last three years and never had an issue their customer service support didn't address within a few minutes. Lately my pictures are sometimes blank on the IS page but will appear once I click on them but will go blank once I get out of the frame. I can also download pictures without a problem. I have reported the issue 3 times in the last week to the Customer Support link and only received an automated response, nothing else. 

My subscription is good till Jauary 31, 2018 but looks like I will not renew if their customer support is so crappy and ignores a customer needing tech support!

I used Post Image to post these pictures on this thread and Im very happy with the ease of use the site offers and most important it's free.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 8:08 AM

@Steve,

Your Mavis looks fantastic! Very realistic water spray!

@PJ,

Great job on the Val, and I have to agree with you on tamiya paints. Great paint and very durable.

@Hunter,

I have never seen a Russian plane in Japanese markings! Great find, and I look forward to seeing you build this one.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 8:47 AM

Thanks guys,

PJ, nice hand painting on the stripes.

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Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2:41 PM

plasticjunkie

Thanks Gamera.

Added note:

I have been a faithful Image Shack user for the last three years and never had an issue their customer service support didn't address within a few minutes. Lately my pictures are sometimes blank on the IS page but will appear once I click on them but will go blank once I get out of the frame. I can also download pictures without a problem. I have reported the issue 3 times in the last week to the Customer Support link and only received an automated response, nothing else. 

My subscription is good till Jauary 31, 2018 but looks like I will not renew if their customer support is so crappy and ignores a customer needing tech support!

I used Post Image to post these pictures on this thread and Im very happy with the ease of use the site offers and most important it's free.

 

PJ,

First...The Val looks amazing. Great job hand painting the engine and prop. Second, I have had the same issue with ImageShack the past few times I have logged into my account. I to contacted customer service via email and as of this time have not received a response from them. Kinda surprised, because I have never had any issues with ImageShack. Again, excellent job on the Val.

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2:58 PM

Hunter

 

 
plasticjunkie

Thanks Gamera.

Added note:

I have been a faithful Image Shack user for the last three years and never had an issue their customer service support didn't address within a few minutes. Lately my pictures are sometimes blank on the IS page but will appear once I click on them but will go blank once I get out of the frame. I can also download pictures without a problem. I have reported the issue 3 times in the last week to the Customer Support link and only received an automated response, nothing else. 

My subscription is good till Jauary 31, 2018 but looks like I will not renew if their customer support is so crappy and ignores a customer needing tech support!

I used Post Image to post these pictures on this thread and Im very happy with the ease of use the site offers and most important it's free.

 

 

 

PJ,

 

First...The Val looks amazing. Great job hand painting the engine and prop. Second, I have had the same issue with ImageShack the past few times I have logged into my account. I to contacted customer service via email and as of this time have not received a response from them. Kinda surprised, because I have never had any issues with ImageShack. Again, excellent job on the Val.

 

I haven't had an issue yet, everthing is working well. I do need to look at another site as a backup though. Post Image you say?

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 3:22 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Hunter

 

 
plasticjunkie

Thanks Gamera.

Added note:

I have been a faithful Image Shack user for the last three years and never had an issue their customer service support didn't address within a few minutes. Lately my pictures are sometimes blank on the IS page but will appear once I click on them but will go blank once I get out of the frame. I can also download pictures without a problem. I have reported the issue 3 times in the last week to the Customer Support link and only received an automated response, nothing else. 

My subscription is good till Jauary 31, 2018 but looks like I will not renew if their customer support is so crappy and ignores a customer needing tech support!

I used Post Image to post these pictures on this thread and Im very happy with the ease of use the site offers and most important it's free.

 

 

 

PJ,

 

First...The Val looks amazing. Great job hand painting the engine and prop. Second, I have had the same issue with ImageShack the past few times I have logged into my account. I to contacted customer service via email and as of this time have not received a response from them. Kinda surprised, because I have never had any issues with ImageShack. Again, excellent job on the Val.

 

 

 

I haven't had an issue yet, everthing is working well. I do need to look at another site as a backup though. Post Image you say?

 

Steve,

I was kinda surprised that this was occuring. When you pointed me towards "IS" I was grateful that we weren't having all the troubles of "PB". I am still very pleased with "IS" and will continue to use them. I think you are onto something with looking at Post Image as a backup. I'm going to look inti that as well.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:01 PM
I've been meaning to put my stuff on a "backup" for a while, especially after I removed everything from PB. PI may just be the ticket.
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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:19 PM
Glad the decals worked for you Ernie. Looks great

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:20 PM
Steve another incredible water diorama

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:22 PM

Just got some paint on the Rufe. My first day off from work in over 2 weeks

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:48 PM
I've been using post image since the great debacle

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:52 PM

I can't seem to find it under "Post Image". What is the URL?

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:15 PM

Nice work on that Val. Whilst we're discussing 'foreign' aircraft in Japanese service, I've finally made a start on my little 1/72 Hasegawa Bf 109E-7.

This was the kit box:

Current progress:

I'm almost ready to close up the fuselage. I just need to blank off the lower fuselage intake and paint around that area. This one is less detailed than my previous 109, but I've added a few left over parts from the photoetched set I used for it, including rudder pedals which look much better. The harnesses this time are just tape, as they're  very visible but hard to see in detail through the canopy framing, I chose not to buy aftermarket for them.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:28 PM

tempestjohnny
Glad the decals worked for you Ernie. Looks great
 

Thanks again TJ!

 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:33 PM

modelcrazy

I can't seem to find it under "Post Image". What is the URL?

 

 

Here you go Steve:

https://postimages.org/

 

It just bothers the heck out of me that they ignore a paying customer's emails reporting an issue on their end. I was a pretty happy camper till this hapenned and they will not get my $ come renewal time. Post Image seems to work very well and it's free, not having pop up adds and junk being loaded on like PB.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:35 PM

Thanks PJ, I'll trust your advice like I did for IS, which still hasn't let me down....yet.

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Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:07 PM

TJ,

Yes sir, your Rufe is looking great...I look forward to the finished product.

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:09 PM

Thanks guys for the positive comments. It's very well appreciated.

Hunter

So you are having the same issue then? I see it's not an isolated case. I sometimes either refresh the browser or get out completely and log back in and the pictures are visible. Something is going wacko with their system and makes it worse when the emails are ignored. Imagine then that something more serious happens where you can't use the system and ignore your emails reporting the problem.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:09 PM

Tony,

Great start sir...looking forward to seeing more. Enjoy!

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:13 PM

plasticjunkie

 

 
modelcrazy

I can't seem to find it under "Post Image". What is the URL?

 

 

 

 

Here you go Steve:

https://postimages.org/

 

It just bothers the heck out of me that they ignore a paying customer's emails reporting an issue on their end. I was a pretty happy camper till this hapenned and they will not get my $ come renewal time. Post Image seems to work very well and it's free, not having pop up adds and junk being loaded on like PB.

 

Thank you for the link PJ...I still can't believe they haven't contacted either one of us about this issue. When I logged on today to post some build photos it took almost 25 minutes for my already downloaded photos to show up. The photos I downloaded today showed up as soon as I downloaded them.

Hunter 

      

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:26 AM

TJ: Great job there on the pre-shading. Looks perfect. 

Tony: Nice work there, she's coming right together.

 

PJ, Hunter: Thanks for the warning guys. I've been pulling photos from my old PhotoBucket account and reloading them up to Image Shack. Guess I should let it ride a little longer before I totally commit. Sad

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 8, 2017 10:27 AM

Where I am, and I've been for over an month. I should be able to finish before the end of the year but I've had a bad case of the modeling blahs and just can't get motivated. Sad

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

 

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