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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:44 PM

Looks like a nice smooth job to me Rocker, nice work. 

"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 mawright20 on Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:47 AM
Rocker, I’m following this one. I have a Defiant next in line after my Dornier 17. Mike
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Posted by rocker286 on Sunday, December 03, 2017 3:29 PM

mawright, do you have the Airfix kit in your stash? I haven't run into any big problems with it yet- but the decals have a tendency to silver a little bit. 

 

And speaking of Decals, I spent the weekend putting all of them on. 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 03, 2017 3:33 PM

That looks good with the decals on, love that sharks mouth.

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, December 03, 2017 5:18 PM
Looks good Rocker, colourful for a night fighter. You don't see that very often. Cheers Tony

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, December 03, 2017 8:36 PM

Hi Bish,

I'm down for an Airfix Chipmunk, but I'd like to change up to a Matchbox Meteor Night Fighter please.  I've got some Xtradecals for it.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 04, 2017 2:24 AM

Nice, like the look of that one Tony. Will edit the roster.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 04, 2017 11:28 AM

Looks awesome Rocker... everything looks better with a shark mouth! 

"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 Greg on Monday, December 04, 2017 1:16 PM

mawright, my two cents on your peeling paint....

I think it's more the mm primer than the humbrol paint. Model Master does not, so far as I am aware, make any acrylic primer. They make a grey color called primer which is confusing and it isn't really a primer.

I had a mess like you showed us once, and it was a result of using the mis-named mm "primer". I switched to real primers (Tamiya, alclad, Stynylrez, etc. and have not had a paint peel since (knock wood)

Reason for late reply, been out of town again. Hope you have things sorted out, a peel mess like this is heartbreaking. 

Rocker, decals looks sharp on that dark bird. Yes

-Greg

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Monday, December 04, 2017 2:20 PM

Theuns

Jack, yes it is of 540 Sqn RAF based from what I could read up on Gibraltar, hence the heavy fading in the Med.

 

Theuns

 

That is a lovely looking Mossie, and having served myself in Gib, can testify how quick a plywood kite would fade! Well done Theuns.

Best Regards

Mark

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Posted by rocker286 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 5:27 PM

Bish, Gamera, Tony, and anyone else I forgot - thanks for the kind words! I just finished up my Defiant last night. I stayed up late, but it was worth it! I weathered my Defiant with grey acryilic crafting paint mixed with water and dishsoap. I didn't go too crazy on weathering, but there's enough there to make it interesting. I created paint chips with testor's aluminium, smudges on the insignias with testors black, and exhaust streaks with RLM 81 "braunviolet".

The only issue I had was fitting the turret into the fuselage. The instructions called for the turret to go in before the canopy is attached, but I left my turret off to make painting easier. I had to really work to get the turret into the fuselage after I had put the canopy on. I ended up having to pry the turret glass off of the ring in order to seat the ring. But everything turned out alright and I'm very happy with the results. Thanks again to all of you guys for the positive vibes- I had a blast in this group build and I can't wait to see the rest of your builds! 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:48 PM

That looks real good rocker! Great finish!

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:20 PM

Rocker, good job on that one. Yes

I notice some people like to put a light coloured wash on the panel lines, but to me that looks unrealistic if done over the whole surface.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:00 AM

rocker, great job on the defiant, really nice finsh, and i do like those markings.

I have not done a black scheme yet, but i think jack is right in that is easy to over due the panel lines. I think you have it just right.

I'll update the front page. Any preferance on which pic to use?

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Posted by mawright20 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:23 AM

Greg, thanks for the feedback. I’ll try using the MM ‘white’ primer on the next model.  Mike

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:27 AM

She turned out great Rocker! Sharp job! 

"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 Greg on Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:10 PM

Rocker, your Defiant looks great. Nice work. 

Mike, you're sure welcome. I still worry about using Model Master "primer" for anything that is going to be masked, but you can try. 

-Greg

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:04 PM

Greg

I still worry about using Model Master "primer" for anything that is going to be masked, but you can try. 

 

Agreed. But I can highly recommend Tamiya white primer. Once dry, that stuff has a death grip on plastic. 

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, December 07, 2017 6:13 PM
Great finish on the Defiant Rocker

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 7:00 PM

outstanding Rocker ! I better get going on my gloster meteor its been on the back burner.

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, December 07, 2017 7:38 PM

stikpusher

 

 
Greg

I still worry about using Model Master "primer" for anything that is going to be masked, but you can try. 

 

 

 

Agreed. But I can highly recommend Tamiya white primer. Once dry, that stuff has a death grip on plastic. 

 

Absolutely agreed. Tamiya is on my short list of primers that won't peel off, period.

Ironically, Stik helped me learn this primer lesson you're working on now back in '13, Mike. I had an airplane that looked just like yours with peeled MM. My how time flies.

-Greg

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Posted by mawright20 on Friday, December 08, 2017 2:48 AM

Greg, due to my current working location and time it takes for mail delivery, I’m somewhat limited to what I brought with me. However, I’ll investigate using Tamiya when I get home in a few months. Thanks for the support.  Mike

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 08, 2017 10:37 AM

Here's where I stand. The ventral side masked and the rest pre-shaded. 

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Posted by Greg on Friday, December 08, 2017 10:56 AM

mawright20

Greg, due to my current working location and time it takes for mail delivery, I’m somewhat limited to what I brought with me. However, I’ll investigate using Tamiya when I get home in a few months. Thanks for the support.  Mike

 

Ah, I understand your situation better now. Thanks, Mike.

I admire those of you who take the hobby on the road with you. Very cool.

-Greg

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Posted by Greg on Friday, December 08, 2017 10:59 AM

Looking good, Gamera.

Oh, and by the way, bless your heart. Because I thought I was the only person on the planet whose airbrushed panel lines aren't the straightest. Smile

-Greg

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 08, 2017 11:11 AM

Lol, thanks Greg! 

Funny, I think pre-shading looks better when it's a bit on the sloppy side. I used to try to be somewhat neater, even using a Shapie marker but frankly it looks too perfect. It just looks more natural to me when it's more patchy and random. 

"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 Greg on Friday, December 08, 2017 11:20 AM

I'm sure you're right.

To be completely honest, I tried it once and lines were very crooked and sloppy. But I was excited to confirm what you said, which I've heard before.

Ended up painting the next coat to heavily and lost the lines, haven't tried it since. Embarrassed

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Posted by rocker286 on Friday, December 08, 2017 5:01 PM

Bish- feel free to use any photo that you'd like! 

Jack - You and Bish are right, I've seen light washes on dark aircraft and if it's overdone it just looks rather odd. 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 09, 2017 12:44 AM

I used the first one rocker, thanks again, front opage is looking amazing.

I have been putting a black finish off for years. But i plan on doing a Ju 88 next year with a black underside, so really hoping i can do a decent job.

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Saturday, December 09, 2017 11:51 AM

Hello everyone, 

Well after cleaning up my workbench post the Pride of the Luftwaffe GB, which was fantastic to be part of, I am about to make a start on a GB that is very close to my heart, being ex RAF myself. Thanks Bish for creating!

 

The kit I will be building over the coming month(s) will be the 1/72 Eduard Spitfire Mk XVI, which as you know was basically an upgraded Mk IX, with the super Packard Merlin engine. I am not sure what markings I’m going to do it as yet as I’m torn between one based with 603 Squadron at RAF Turnhouse in Scotland, in 1947, where I was actually stationed some time ago. In fact I used to walk past the gate guard MKXVI on my way to the Mess everyday. Or one based at RAF Bentwaters in Suffolk with 65 Squadron in 1945. Both will be the low back version with the bubble canopy.

 

Anyways here is the kit, purchased a couple of years ago at IPMS SMW Telford. The intention is to build OOB but as with Eduard you get loads of extras, which is nice.

 

So Ill start tomorrow and Ill keep you all posted as we go along.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for looking.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit que bene vivit"


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