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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 12, 2018 10:03 PM

That was me in 2016. Only one completion. Three last year. And I am working on number four for this year already. It feels good to be building up steam getting stuff started and finished. This one is progressing way faster than anticipated, which makes me quite happy. Keeping it simple here.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Greg on Monday, February 12, 2018 11:17 PM

stikpusher

That was me in 2016. Only one completion. Three last year. And I am working on number four for this year already. It feels good to be building up steam getting stuff started and finished. This one is progressing way faster than anticipated, which makes me quite happy. Keeping it simple here.

 

Oh geez, I'm sorry. I knew my memory is going but I missed a whole year??? Oops

Sounds like you're on a good track, my friend. Keep having fun.

-Greg

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Posted by EBergerud on Monday, February 12, 2018 11:42 PM
Hope Hobby Boss works out. I just sold my Eduard FW190-D. Every reviewer called it a challenging build and when Eduard makes a challenge, I run. The Hobby Boss Dora (along with every minor variation of it, including a few that didn't fly) has been well received: simple, no mistakes. Dora's a pretty plane. Hope so. Don't think I've made a Hobby Boss before. Eric

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:56 AM

Steve, AA, i'll check your builds out when i get a chance. Unfortunatly my computer at work won't let me access your images. Bloody filters.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:58 AM

Nice worms there Greg Big Smile. But your braver than me, i always mask of the inside after adding putty masks as i am certain to get over spray.

I tyhink the lack of contrast in pics could in part be down to the pics themselevs but may also be down to weathering, dirt and so on. If you look at this museum aircraft, youcan clearly see the contrast.

I have noticed when doing German RLM 70/71 splinter that there is nice contrast until i do some weathering then the 2 colours almost blend into one. I think you have yours pretty spot on.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:06 AM

Stik, great work on the Vampire, and nice catch on those mounting holes. That would be somthing easily missed.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:01 AM
I hate that! My work computer (at an Army base) has the same problem - way too many things blocked by filters - GRRRR!

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:50 AM

I work at a prison, guess our goverments don't want to be seen encouraging anything naughty lol.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:46 PM

Bish

Stik, great work on the Vampire, and nice catch on those mounting holes. That would be somthing easily missed.

 

Well that was something that I read about in reviews. Along with nose weight and a possible issue with dihedral. So far though this kit is pretty simple and quick building.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:04 PM

Thanks for your insight and the excellent museum pic, Bish.

If the museum pic is accurate, my gray isn't bad at all but my green appears not a dark, deep enough green. I'm thinking next time I do a camo pattern, I might alter the color to make it look neat and phoey to the reality??? I just remembered, though, how much of this goes away after decals and some weathering.

BTW, I'd intended to mask between the worms, but I forgot how I do it so I just grabbed my detail a/b and went to it. I won't do that again, really didn't work out too well. Though I did manage to avoid overspray.

-Greg

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 5:36 PM

Not much of an update, really, but here is my Tiffy with a black belly.

I expected it to look awful, but instead I sort of like it for something different. Also, I've always heard to avoid pure black on models becuase it just doesn't look right. I've generally followed that advice, but painted this belly pure black for whatever reason.

I used the relatively new Tamiya masking tape for curves on the rear fuselage band. Worked great, line is straight and crisp even near the edges of the reinforcing strips. Note if anyone looks at this pic bigger, there is ghosting near said band which isn't really there, and I think is a result of a bad focus-stacking job.

Lastly, you might notice that I forgot to remove the aforementioned fuselage band mask before painting the black. Wish me luck on the touch up!!

 

-Greg

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 5:59 PM

A black bottomed Typhoon? That is different!

Today’s progress report:

Nothing major, but several little things-

 

I added the PE into the wing wheel wells. This required a bit of work in the wheel wells to allow it to drop in...

 

 

and I added some plugs into the original horizontal tailplane mounting holes. I’ll sand them smooth tomorrow after the glue has had time to dry overnite

 

 

and lastly work in the cockpit- 

here is the kit control column, which is fine for the two seat variants, but the early single seaters had the round spade grip like a Spitfire and Hurricane

 

 

so I cut off the top portion of the grip and replaced it with a piece of tube styrene

 

 

after that had time to dry, I sanded it to a more round profile, and added the top that I had cut off earlier as the trigger button

 

 

 

then I glued the column in place and came up with something to replicate the rudder pedals with some “I” beam styrene based off what little I could see in photos

 

 

 

and I did some seam sanding, but nothing worth taking any photos yet....

that’s all for today...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:50 PM

Those PE flats will add a lot to the wheel wells. I like working with those sorts of PE, even if you did have to do a bit of surgery to make 'em fit.

I was wondering today how you'd fix those extra holes. I never think of plugs and would have made a putty mess. Good thinking.

Nice scratching on that control yoke, or however we call it. Thinking about, it's sort half between a stick and a yoke, so I'd venture to guess it was the predecessor to the panel-mounted yoke?

-Greg

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:25 PM

Greg

Those PE flats will add a lot to the wheel wells. I like working with those sorts of PE, even if you did have to do a bit of surgery to make 'em fit.

I was wondering today how you'd fix those extra holes. I never think of plugs and would have made a putty mess. Good thinking.

Nice scratching on that control yoke, or however we call it. Thinking about, it's sort half between a stick and a yoke, so I'd venture to guess it was the predecessor to the panel-mounted yoke?

 

Thanks Greg. Yes, the PE makes a world of difference in the wheel wells. Much easier than making the same sort of detail with strip styrene.... even with the fit adjusting that I had to make. I thought the same thing on the tail plugs- filler of putty or CA was going to make a mess into unintended places. As far as the spade grip on the column goes, I really could not say if it is a predecessor to the panel mounted yoke. The RAF stick appears to use the lower portion for the elevator control, while the upper portion pivots side to side for the ailerons. At least as far as I can tell from photos.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:30 PM

Well, you did an outstanding job making it and thanks for showing the steps it required.

-Greg

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:01 PM

Greg, that is looking quite good.   You are correct to not go full black on the undersides - not only because of scale, but the actual RAF Night/Black paint was not a pure black, being made from carbon black and ultramarine pigments.  This resulted in a very dark blue-grey look.

Stik, not familiar with the Vampire, but certainly can appreciate the extra work you are putting into the details.

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:25 PM

Jack, thanks for commenting on my model, and for the info on the black color.

I'm surprised Eduard calls out simply "black". They usually seem to do thier homework. Maybe Eduard should have you consult.

-Greg

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:18 AM

Greg: Looking very good. And it's good to hear you had such luck with the Tamiya tape. I know a guy who gets fantastic results with the 'blue' tape from the hardware store but I couldn't work without the Tamiya stuff and the 'Frog' tape that seems to be the same stuff. 

Jack: Thanks, I didn't know this. 

SP: Your improvements really help the model. Good call there! 

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

 

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:30 AM

Thanks for commenting, G.

-Greg

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Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:21 PM

Hey Bish, may I enter again, this time with Supermarine Walrus by Airfix in 1:48?

Cheers...

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Posted by EBergerud on Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:35 AM
Hope that's a yes on the Walrus. Flory did a video review on it a couple of weeks back and gave it thumbs way up. Big plane in 1/48 and some rigging. The wings will even fold. Very long on funk appeal. Often used plane so good history too. Eric

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 15, 2018 1:59 AM

castelnuovo

Hey Bish, may I enter again, this time with Supermarine Walrus by Airfix in 1:48?

Cheers...

 

You sure can. I'll get you added. Is that a new tooled kit.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:02 AM

Great work there Stik, nice idea for filling those holes and i like the rudder pedals and stick modification.

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:05 AM

Greg, nice work on the black. Does make a chance to see one of tehse with the black undersides.

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

 

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:47 PM

Bish

 

 
castelnuovo

Hey Bish, may I enter again, this time with Supermarine Walrus by Airfix in 1:48?

Cheers...

 

 

 

You sure can. I'll get you added. Is that a new tooled kit.

 

 

Don't know. How do I find out?

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 15, 2018 3:18 PM

castelnuovo
 
Bish

 

 
castelnuovo

Hey Bish, may I enter again, this time with Supermarine Walrus by Airfix in 1:48?

Cheers...

 

 

 

You sure can. I'll get you added. Is that a new tooled kit.

 

 

 

 

Don't know. How do I find out?

 

Scalemates is usualy the best way. But i just looked on Hannants, they list whether its a new tool kit, and the Walrus is.

Got it on the roster.

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Posted by BrandonD on Thursday, February 15, 2018 4:08 PM

Stikpusher - nice job fixing those inaccuracies.

As for the Walrus, as has been stated, yes it's a new tool kit. Bit of a weird plane, so I can't wait to see it come together.

-BD-

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 15, 2018 4:56 PM

Jack, Gamera, and Brandon, thanks for your kind words. 

I think the only previous 1/48 kit of the Walrus out there was an old one by SMER. I’m sure that this new one by Airfix should be wayyyyyyyy better.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 16, 2018 2:01 AM

stikpusher

Jack, Gamera, and Brandon, thanks for your kind words. 

I think the only previous 1/48 kit of the Walrus out there was an old one by SMER. I’m sure that this new one by Airfix should be wayyyyyyyy better.

 

Thats the one Das beav built so will be interesting to see how the Airfix kit goes.

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

 

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Posted by EBergerud on Friday, February 16, 2018 2:19 AM
Scalemates is certainly a resource - hope they make some money out of it. Scalemates is very nice when dealing with kits done by Eduard, or Italeri - companies that do a lot of reboxing. Actually they all do - some "new" Dragon kits are ten year old kits with a new antenna. I think with Airfix you could almost tell by the box art - my old AF ships have different colors, different fonts and look kind of old. The new ones have very nice box art and look new. Correct me if I'm wrong here, but I think Airfix made the turn-around when bought by Hornby - true? Checked a couple of my new ones and they've got Hornby well displayed. As noted earlier, Phil Flory did a nice review of the Walrus and really likes it. Looks like a splendid model.

 

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

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