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RAF 100th Anniversay GB

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  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:44 PM

castel, that Walrus is coming along quite well I'd say, nice colours too.

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Update on the Camel ... well thought I'd be done with the scratchbuilding, but keep finding things to be improved upon.

Belts are put together, but I did apply an umber wash to dirty them up a bit and help some of the detail stand out.  HGW provides two different styles of attachment points, either metal or a loop of fabric leather.  Think will go with the latter in hopes it makes it easier to attach to the air frame.

The resin wicker chair paints up nicely, but still needs a cushion, and usually the top frame also has some padding - so out came the green putty.  Also added some Uschi rigging line as the raised seam around the cushion.  Painted flat black afterwards, and oil from the ole forehead adds some sheen.

Ip done, but was surprised no PE on this (nor does Eduard make any separate IP for the 1/48 Camel - shocked!).  Dials are just decals, but they are oversized so had to fill in the bezels in order to accommodate the decals.  The black bars (lower vertical and the one on top that looks like a bicycle handle) were replaced with brass rod.

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:48 PM

Jack, great job on that seta. I have seen a couple of those types of seats painted up and they look really nice when done right, the cushion and padding are a very nice touch. Very nice IP as well, really like the wood effect.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:01 PM

Jack, I sure hope that seat and IP can be seen at the end. Smashing work, really fun to look at. Love that wicker seat.

-Greg

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 12, 2018 11:34 AM

Hey wow guys, again I go away for the weekend and ya'll get all this done! 

Again to make sure I don't leave anyone out I'm just going to say 'Great work guys!!!

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

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, March 12, 2018 12:58 PM

nice work there Jack like the grain 

  

 Nick.

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, March 12, 2018 2:00 PM

I've finished my 1/48th Eduard "Tiffy", which I believe is a repackage of Hasagawa sprues plus some added resin, PE, and mask from Eduard.

It was a fine kit with good fit. At the end, all of the last minute stuff assembled nicely.

As usual, clicking on an image should bring it up slightly larger...

This being my first RAF model, I'd like to thank several friends here who helped me out with various questions over the months. You know who you are. And speaking of months, hard to believe I started this one in May of last year. Yikes. But if it had to take forever, this is a nice bunch of people to take forever with. Smile

Bish, thank you for a great GB. I don't think you missed a single reply. This was a good one, my friend.

-Greg

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Monday, March 12, 2018 2:41 PM

jgeratic

castel, that Walrus is coming along quite well I'd say, nice colours too.

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Update on the Camel ... well thought I'd be done with the scratchbuilding, but keep finding things to be improved upon.

Belts are put together, but I did apply an umber wash to dirty them up a bit and help some of the detail stand out.  HGW provides two different styles of attachment points, either metal or a loop of fabric leather.  Think will go with the latter in hopes it makes it easier to attach to the airframe.

The resin whicker chair paints up nicely, but still needs a cushion, and usually the top frame also has some padding - so out came the green putty.  Also added some Uschi rigging line as the raised seam around the cushion.  Painted flat black afterwards, and oil from the ole forehead adds some sheen.

Ip done, but was surprised no PE on this (nor does Eduard make any separate IP for the 1/48 Camel - shocked!).  Dials are just decals, but they are oversized so had to fill in the bezels in order to accomodate the decals.  The black bars (verticle and the one on top that looks like a bicycle handle) were replaced with brass rod.

regards,

Jack

 

Jack that seat came out awesome! What's the putty that you are using? I tried using some two part epoxy putty to do something similar and it was a real pain. Was sticking to everything.

-Andy

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Monday, March 12, 2018 2:42 PM

Greg that Tiffy came out really nice! I like the weathering and that cockpit looks awesome...nice that you are able to see so much with the door open.

-Andy

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 12, 2018 3:25 PM

Greg, great loking build there, i like the finish and the camo came out really well. Deffo makes me want to do my car door Tiffy.

And i do try my best to reply to every one. If you guys take the time and effort to post your work, i should make some effort to respond. Its you guys that make a great GB.

Going to use your 3rd pic, shoulds off the scheme and the open door nicely.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, March 12, 2018 3:51 PM

Andy, thanks for your positive comments. In the end, I think it might be that car door that I like best about this airplane/kit. Smile

Thanks, Bish. Always appreciate your thoughts and comments. And #3 is a fine choice for page 1.

-Greg

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, March 12, 2018 3:56 PM

Greg awesome build the camo came out fine I really like the open canopy! Nice job my friend 

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, March 12, 2018 4:33 PM

Greg, excellent stuff.Yes
What's unique about the car door is it allows more show of the cockpit.  I like the markings too, not often you see red codes on a fighter, but I believe this is standard for night versions, which your subject aptly portrays.


regards,
Jack

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, March 12, 2018 4:50 PM

Thanks all for the comments on the Camel interior work. 

Greg, the details should still be visible afterwards, but given the scale, eyesight is what deteremines what can be seen.

Andy, the green stuff putty is officially sold as Kneadatite.  It too is a two party expoxy putty and is available in tape form or tube - I think the former is more economical.  This stuff is tacky, but you can use water on both fingertips and tools to work around this.

For the cushion, I first made a pattern cut from a brass sheet and with masking tape on one side trimmed to exact fit - this all serves to get the shape and size of the putty.  Once dry, I peeled/popped the brass off, while tape remains stuck to the putty.

For the chair padding, I first rolled a very thin worm of putty and placed it on the framework, gingerly tamping down with a wet tool.  Let it set for about 10 minutes or more, then came back and shaped it more to conform to the curves and cutting off any excess.


regards,
Jack

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, March 12, 2018 7:33 PM

Thanks Nick, your support is much appreciated.

Jack, yes, I think so too re the car door. Your earlier advice helped me tone the black bottom a bit and I was able to add some interest. No markings at all under there. No photos because of the finicky door parts hanging from the canopy!

-Greg

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 12, 2018 9:23 PM

Fantastic finish on that Tiffy Greg! Wow man! That sure is a beautiful aircraft.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:54 AM

Joe, thanks for stopping in and taking a look at my model. I surely do appreciate it and your kind words.

-Greg

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:07 PM

Sharp work there Greg, bravo!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:45 PM

Thank you Gamera, surely do appreciate it.

-Greg

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  • From: Berkeley CA/St. Paul MN
Posted by EBergerud on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:11 AM

Greg: very nice work. Hope you found it worth the time. Mean looking plane.

 

JG: looks like you might have that eye for detail needed for a modeler of bipes or ships. I think I mentioned this before but the site World War I Aircraft has ads for extraordinary bipe gadgets, plus tutorials on basic scratch building. The site's guru Des Delatorre has full build logs on all of his jaw-dropping scratch built planes - wish I'd come to this hobby when I was younger. The forum is also extremely helpful. Address: www.ww1aircraftmodels.com (I use Apoxie Sculpt two part acrylic putties for lots of things - they're cheap and mine have lasted years. I think it's a little like Miliput.)

Eric

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:56 AM

Here are my latest meteor pics did light pin wash and sprayed over with tamiya flat clear.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:29 AM

Nick: Looking good!!!

Eric: Thanks for the link, I'm going to have to check out that website this weekend. 

 

Working on panel line washes now, sorry no photos- kinda boring so I haven't taken any. 

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

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:09 AM

Eric, thanks for commenting and yes the kit was well worth the time. I had fun with it.

Nick, your paint work looked good already but that coat of clear flat makes it zing.

-Greg

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:46 PM

Jack - that Camel is coming along nicely. Great work so far.

Greg - I love that Tiffie. And yes, it's the Hasegawa kit with Eduard extras.

Nick - Love that Meteor. Can't wait to see it hit the finish line.

-BD-

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:19 PM

Nick, she continues to look good.  Your cluttered work bench reminds me of mine - looks more mayhem than organized.  Cool

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Eric, thanks - and yes have that WW1 site bookmarked and had also signed up to the forum to search specific topics.   I couldn't find a thread concerning the coversion of the Clerget to Bentley engine.  Mind you, that place is dedicated to 1/32 and Wingnut has a Bentley boxed in one of it's multiple releases of the Camel.

One thing I wish existed (or just haven't found it yet) is an outline where to use particular attachment points for the rigging.  I'm certain that turnbuckles - used to adjust wire tension - is not present on control wires, but I could be wrong, or simply depends on the aircraft type?

regards,

Jack

 

  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Posted by iSteve on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:36 PM

Looks like everyone's been busy while I was away!

Nick - Beautiful camo work on the Meteor, and she's finishing up nicely too. I think you'll grow to love Tamiya paints.

Brandon - Love that Bristol! Hard work, yes, but beautifully executed.

Jack - That detail work is stunning! Nothing like setting the bar high, eh?

Lostagain - Talk about being plagued by ejector pins. Unreal how prolific and predominant they are.

Castel - Really loving the work on the Walrus. Been thinking of getting that kit

Stik - I had been wondering how your Vampire was coming along. Great work, especially with such a small scale, and the dry brushing work is nice and subtle.

Greg - Love that Typhoon! Looking forward to getting on mine.Aren't those Flory washes the cat's pajamas? So easy to work with.

Armor A - Coming along nicely. I seem to remember that issue with the landing gear. I think I managed because I wasn't paying that close attention to the instuctions :)

Justin - Excellent diorama! That's one beautiful Lancaster. Well done sir!

I'll post the many pics I've taken on my build as soon as I can make the time to put them up :)

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:17 PM

Thank you for your kind comments Brandon and Steve.

And Steve, Flory washes are indeed the cat's pajama's far as I'm concerned.

-Greg

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:41 PM

Thank you Brandon and Steve.

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No new photos, but just a quick update - three little pieces need to be glued in the cockpit, then I think I can start closing the fuselage up.

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 3:08 AM

Steve, Thanks for the kind words!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:45 PM

Pin wash looks really nice Nick.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:46 PM

Looking forward to seeing those pics when your able to Steve.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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