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  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 9:12 PM
That looks great castel! I agree, if you put that much work into the engine, and it looks that good, you might as well show it off.

On my bench: Games Workshop Stormraven Gunship

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 04, 2019 6:45 AM

Deffinetly worth showingthat engine off castel,pit looks very nice as well.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                       Takom 1/35th FV 432

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 10:56 AM

I thought I should add a small update on my progress. To say that painting this Hawkeye is easy would be a lie. This is a difficult bird to paint due to all the antenna, its size, the complexity of the shapes, and so on. I have thus far been to the paint booth 8 times for paint work and I have 2-3 more that I can think of yet to do.

 I have primed, then painted with AS-16, which I didn't like the tone, so I overpainted that with Gunze and was satisfied with the color. That's 3 booth visits there. Then I painted the tail stripes, which is a huge pain to mask and that took 3 trips with the masking and painting steps to get it all done. Doing those in one step was just not realistic. I then painted the interior white of the wings, which was a masking job in itself and then the red for the open flaps and whatnot, that makes 8. Ugh!

I still have to paint the intake and outlet of the nacelles as well as the red band on the fuselage and red warning on the gear bay doors AND hand paint all the gear bay doors with a red open band around the parimeter of each. Not to mention I still have to complete all the prop painting, which is 4 colors as well. So, this is taking some time to work through, but it will look great when complete.

Oh, and I still have to paint and stripe that tail hook. Yeah me.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   Shelf of doom for now.....

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 5:02 PM
All that hard work is paying off Brandon! It looks fantastic! The color of the Gunze paint looks spot on to me.

On my bench: Games Workshop Stormraven Gunship

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 9:21 PM
Lot of paint time but it will look great in the end

Clint

  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:05 PM

At least your airbrush is feeling well-loved!

Paint looks top notch. That many trips to paint and I’d have a fairly sizeable issue that I just wouldn’t have the energy to fix haha. 

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Saturday, April 13, 2019 1:22 AM

Brandon, it looks great. Very inspiring, makes me want to build one Smile

Some progress and re-gress Smile here. The cammo is reasonably good, I think. The things on the ground are part of the struts which are very fragile and they broke. They are not weight supporting parts, so a bit of superglue should do it. The machinegun was attached to the sprue at 3 places and broke at those 3 places Sad and is beyond repair. I am trying something with a machinegun from a tank but it is 1/35 and looks a tad too big. Maybe this Henschel will be defensless?

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:34 AM

It's always the little bits that come along a bite us during a build. I'm sure you will find a way to overcome the issues. It looks really good thus far. Keep it coming.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   Shelf of doom for now.....

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

I got a start on the Phantoms this morning.  Canopies are going to be closed so I'm not going to detail  the interior  much.

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  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:52 AM
Looks like a nice quick start on those Phantoms. Will they both be painted with the same camo scheme?

On my bench: Games Workshop Stormraven Gunship

  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:21 PM

Yes, I have Two Bobs "No Gun Shoguns" decals and both will be in Euro 1 paint.

15th TRS of Kadena.

 

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  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:44 PM
That's right, I remember seeing that now. I'll chalk that up to chemo brain lol

On my bench: Games Workshop Stormraven Gunship

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:38 PM

The 2 weight bearing struts are superglued and hopefuly properly angled. The wings are a bit on the heavy side so these 2 "N" shapes will carry the entire weight. Hopefuly.

A bit dark image but once the wings have been placed in position, not quite where the markers are, I couldn't move the plane any more. The yellow wadges that are holding the wings are stiff spanges from my 3 years old daughter's toy box Smile

Moment of truth will be tomorrow evening Big Smile. This is one of those kits where, if you srew up you will screw up majorly at the very end with the most visible part.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, April 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Doesn't look like much  but I got a bit done this morning 

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:58 AM
Looking good guys! Hope those supports hold that wing up castel

On my bench: Games Workshop Stormraven Gunship

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