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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, November 10, 2017 6:53 PM

I like it a lot!

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, November 10, 2017 7:05 PM
Like the Camo RIK,and thanks for the reference material. Cheers Tony

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 10, 2017 7:06 PM

68GT - Thank you for the add!

RIK - Excellent camo! The mottle application is top notch.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:51 PM

Ohhhh I am liking the work going on here!! Learning some stuff too, as to aircraft that were used as interceptors.

Well I broke sprue the other night and got the bang seat glued up. I must say that it is pretty detailed for a kit seat!! Should shine up like a new penny when painted.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 11, 2017 12:46 PM

Fantastic job RK, what AB do you use? Mine won't spray that tight.

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1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:58 PM

modelcrazy

Fantastic job RK, what AB do you use? Mine won't spray that tight.

 

If y'all meant me an Aztek A470 double action with 9304CX "Tan" Cartridge .30mm Nozzle Assembly, smallest of the 9300 series. Lots of paint prep required, painting drop-by-drop, clogging constant issue, must stop often to remix though clogging still worrisome. I was able to apply all three mottle colors yesterday, larger models must wait sometimes up to two days for each color to dry depending on paint consistency.

I've painted dozens of mottle finishes, perfecty spaced hard-edged mottles I've seen on Internet are spectacular though most period photos of Real McCoys show mottle size & spacing variations repainted aircraft in particular.

There must have been a good number of aircraft factory & Regia Aeronautica Italia "artists" who'd been consistent in mottle painting, their work shows up in many period photos, anonymous folks I'd really loved to had seen painting the McCoys.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 11, 2017 2:19 PM

They were Rembrandts alright.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:08 PM

Sim - I agree, that’s an incredibly detailed seat for a stock kit part!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:37 PM

"What If" FROG 1/72 Macchi C.202 Night Fighter

Construction Progress Display No.5

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:19 PM

Lookin good R. T. K. Italian camoflauge definetly has an art to it!

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:37 PM

 I finally had some time to myself today so I managed to get a bit done on the P-61.

 

 

                                        THE MESS SO FAR.........

 

I got some more paint on the interior and a few interior decals in place.

I got a few touch up's to do...... alway's with the touch-up's

Got the wheel's assembled and "Rough" sanded.

Oh yeah...... had some help for a "Tense" few minute's.

I have a question for you guy's.....

Since this is a Plane that a lot of people are going to see here, I need some help. In the past when building this plane I painted the cockpit panel Zink Chromate and the gauge's Black. 

HOWEVER: I have seen a picture ( Black & White ) where the pannel and the gauges are Black. Is this correct?

Also have a "Gripe" about the way this kit was molded.

Who in their right mind put's a sprue gate right on a mesh vent??????

I know it's not a very good picture, but I'm going to HAVE to cut that out and add my own mesh....... On ALL 4 VENT"S!!!!!     AAAARRRRRGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, November 12, 2017 8:42 PM

OH.... I almost forgot.

A short time after the cat incident I misplaced the cockpit gauge's...... I looked here.....I looked there...  I chased after the cat thinking she had them..... couldn't find them ANYWHERE!!!!

About 20 minute's later I felt somthing on my elbow...... YEP ! You guessed it !

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:37 AM

LT - That P-61 is coming along nicely.  I agree, not the best place for a sprue gate for sure!!  I see you get the same kind of "help" from your cat as I get from mine!

 

A progress pic of my little Fw-190.  All the interior bits have been painted.  The canopy will be closed so I'll cheat and apply the kit supplied decal seatbelts. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:11 AM

"What If" FROG 1/72 Macchi C.202 Night Fighter

Construction Progress Display No.6

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:56 AM

Macchi is looking real nice there!

I really have to get some time back on the bench.  I haven't done much lately.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:59 AM

Great concept RT, looking good Yes

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1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:17 PM
I have to say that it looks convincing. One question, is the Frog kit better than the Hasegawa, or is it just a personal favourite ? Cheers Tony

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:54 PM

taxtp
I have to say that it looks convincing. One question, is the Frog kit better than the Hasegawa, or is it just a personal favourite ? Cheers Tony
 

Pesonal favorite; its the oldest 1/72 C.202 kit available, very basic making it mostly a joy to build though it does have quirks like every FROG kit I'd built, more than a fair number since 1964, its also the cheapest though not the 39-cents for the 1964 Air Lines U.S.A. release.

The 1/72 Hasegawa C.202 remains the best engineered & most detailed but even it has its deficiences, e.g. no Venturi Tube, its also the most expensive.

The 1973 Supermodel C.202 though far better than the 1963 FROG when it comes to detailing is more challenging to build, offsetting is that its the only kit on the market offering all the C.202 variants thanks to imaginative fuselage tooling work though lotta seam filling is necessary.

The "new tooled" Italeri C.202 kit is nice but lacks the Hasegawa kit's finesse when it comes to fine detailing though still haven't built one to know how well it goes together.

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:57 AM

I dont have much to report on my progress other than I got some white paint down.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:37 AM
Hi RIK, I have a Hasegawa one in the stash. Thanks for the summation, it's handy. Cheers Tony

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:32 PM

Photos Taken November 17, 2017

"What If" Regia Aeronautica Italia No.4

New Build

 

Macchi C.202 "Night Fighter"

Detail Views

  • Aeronautica Macchi C.202 aircraft were not known to have been assigned to night fighting there never being enough available for their intended day fighting role.
  • Model depicts a 232° Squadriglia, 59° Gruppo, 41° Stormo night fighter based in Treviso, Italy c. Spring 1942 equipped with six 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns - 3x more than any C.202 ever had - wind generator-driven underwing mounted searchlights ala those used by FIAT CR.42CN aircraft employed by the 300° Squadriglia, 167° Gruppo for night fighting.
  • Speculative aircraft paint scheme assumes the pre-WWII Italian tricolor tail continues into the war much toned down with black paint overspray along with the Fuselage Fascio. Italian night fighters were known to retain the underwing "Tri-Fascios" but left them off for additional nighttime concealment.

"What-If" Aeronautica Macchi C.202 Day & Night Fighters Compared

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:55 PM

Looks fantastic RK Yes

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, November 17, 2017 6:14 PM

Great job!

 

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: Columbia Falls, Montana
Posted by Hunter on Friday, November 17, 2017 6:24 PM

RiK,

She looks wonderful!!

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, November 17, 2017 9:58 PM
Looks realistic RIK, nice job. I like the dropped control surfaces too. Cheers Tony

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

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Friday, November 17, 2017 11:13 PM

taxtp
Looks realistic RIK, nice job. I like the dropped control surfaces too. Cheers Tony
 

Decided to add them after I'd sprayed the undersides, wing-it by spraying "anti-corrosion" paint on underside flap spaces first followed by making paper templates to cut sheet plastic for the flaps. Having excellent underside planview printed references did wonders here couldn't had pulled it off without them.

The FROG kit plastic is quite thick, if had cut out where the flaps would go on the lower wing halves would had been bear of a job, can't cut out inner flap space on the aft underside center section either, is where the fuselage attachment points are.

Modelers world-wide have modified 1/72 aviation kits with aftermarket & scratchbuilt detailing parts for decades, so-called 1st (c.1955-c.1958 more than arguably), 2nd (c.1959-c.1962 arguably) 3rd & 4th (c.1962-c.1966, c.1967-c.1969/70 somewhat arguably) kits interest me most. I'd built lots of of 3rd & 4th Generation Kits some are more amenable to modification work than others, the FROGs aren't fun when it comes to modifying them but the "light" work I'd done with the 1963 vintage C.202 kit above was gratifying.

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    March, 2006
Posted by simpilot34 on Saturday, November 18, 2017 1:52 AM

Very nice finish RK!! Camo is top notch!!

Timmy, 68, Mopar looking great guys!! 68 any progress is progress no matter how small it may seem.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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  • From: Columbia Falls, Montana
Posted by Hunter on Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:28 AM

68GT,

Coming along nicely sir. Looking forward to seeing it with the wings get attached.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:47 PM

Hello, I'd like to join, with approval.  The build will be a 1/72 Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant. I think I'll do the night version, the shark mouth is pretty cool!

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    January, 2016
  • From: Columbia Falls, Montana
Posted by Hunter on Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:12 PM

68GT

Built this F-82 a while ago and it served the all weather interceptor role.

 

68GT,

Sir that is one cool looking build! I have never seen that scheme before...I like it YesYes

Hunter 

      

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