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  • Member since
    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, January 04, 2019 1:24 AM

Two very good builds there Bish.

Great to have a connection with the Apache. The restrained weathering looks just right for a modern aircraft. 

Nice finish on the Mossie too, despite the frustrations of the decals. A good scene tells a great story too. Such a good looking aircraft

Griff, thanks for the kind words, it is a very easy build, and fun to play around with. Not Russian surplus, but they are available on the black market at a very reasonable price...

And for my real Connomwealth build, I will put together Italieri's Wessex as the RAN 31B variant:

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 04, 2019 1:53 AM

Thanks LA.

That Wessex looks nice, look forward to seeing that. I take it your doing the Australian navy one your showing there.

Keen to see how this kit builds as i wouldn't mind getting the HU.5 Italeri does.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/72nd Ar 234B-2b

                      Airfix 1/72nd SM.79

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 04, 2019 7:38 AM

Piers: Ohhhhhhhh very cool! I note it's a somewhat more subdued scheme than your last chopper. Stick out tongue

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

 

  • Member since
    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, January 04, 2019 2:02 PM

Hey Cliff,

You are right, not that showy, but it won't be the box top colour scheme. It will be the RAN gloss white over Oxford blue. So still a bit of bling.

I will have to go back to camo on the next model just to cool my blood...

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 8:11 PM

Slowly I plod along. Better get into gear to finish this by April. Going to paint the major color scheme camo then put the gear and tanks on. Try that route. 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:33 AM

Looks good Griffin. And don't worry about not being finished by end of April. As always, i have no issues with builds carrying on once the GB is finished.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/72nd Ar 234B-2b

                      Airfix 1/72nd SM.79

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:26 AM

Griffin: She looks good to me! 

 

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

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:00 AM

YesThanks guys

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:47 PM

Had the airbrush out today, so threw the blue on the 'Cat.  Doesn't have the the greenish cast as shown on the decal sheet, but close enough for gov't work.  Got to take out one run before the light gray undersides, and reshot the fin on the portside, little light in a couple of spots.  Pics after the gray.

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:43 PM

Well my 1/72 Matchbox kit of the Siskin has gone from a simple build to detailed scratch building.  Was not what I had planned, but after looking at photos and some line drawings, I noticed the tail sits on top of the fuselage.  This is because the aircraft was designed to be able to pivot the whole tail/rudder/elevator unit a few degrees.

Of course, then I see all kinds of additional things:

... and a test shot of the main parts atop the fuselage rear:

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Then on to the landing gear, the kit part is short shotted - circled in red, so that has to be fixed, and it snowballs from there......

Hole preparation for the landing gear:

... and sitting on it's wheels:

 

regards,

Jack

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 11, 2019 7:01 AM

Amazing attention to detail as always jack, a build from you without all the scratch building just wouldn't seem right.

 

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/72nd Ar 234B-2b

                      Airfix 1/72nd SM.79

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 11, 2019 7:25 AM

Jack: As usual looks terrific! 

But I have to ask do you ever just build a Tamiya or other kit that you don't have to make major modifications just to get it to look right? Wink

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

 

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, January 11, 2019 10:10 AM

Thank you Bish and Cliff.

I just picked up Tamiya's new tool 1/48 Spitfire, and I think that should be a straight out of the box build - whenever I get to it.

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, January 11, 2019 10:29 AM

Jack, your scratchbuilt parts look leaps and bounds better than the kit parts. The zoomed in photo's make it look a lot bigger than it is. I know it's tiny and so well detailed. Really Impressive.

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, January 11, 2019 10:16 PM

Hello Griffen, thanks for that.

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Up next on the correction block is the upper cowl.  It requires longer gun troughs among a few other things - stay tuned ...

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:04 PM

Jack really nice detail on that one I am impressed!

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, January 14, 2019 12:31 AM

JacknewbIII

Jack really nice detail on that one I am impressed!

 

Thanks kindly,   Jack. Beer

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:03 PM

I'm applying the primary colors. I've seen quite a few photos of Indian AF Hunters with home spun paint jobs and I'm trying to replicate that. It looks a bit odd but I'm hoping the final product comes across alright. 

 

Griffin

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