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Secret Santa GB 2019/2020

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, July 6, 2020 10:00 PM

Ya, it looks totally fine now. The weathering will make anything else look natural anyway. Nice save.

BK

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:28 AM

BrandonK

 

 
Sailing_Dutchman

Very nice work there. I am still trying to strip the paint off mine. Normally I would simply use some Purple Power or Easy-Off, by I can not find either here. I have ordered the ingredients to make my own but they will not arrive for several weeks 

 

 

 

I don't know what your regulations are where you live but if you have access to automotive brake fluid you can use it to strip paint in minutes. Then just wash it up and back to work. It will pull all types of paints. I've had to use it on a few stubburn kits that PP and EO would not touch. 

 

BK

 

Thanks for that tip, I picked some up and it works like a charm. I should now be able to progress with all that masking.

   

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, July 10, 2020 12:43 PM

Got the Eduard canopy masks for the Myrt, and finally got back to her.  (had to get my lady's kitchen back together and functional)

Spent three evenings getting all the masks on all the glass.

Now ready to spray the Nakajima Interior Green and pick out details.  Pics coming before I button up the fuselage.  Have the wing glued up already.

Paint will be mostly AK IJN set, with some Tamiya and MM for details.  First go around with AK, so will see how it goes.

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:00 PM

Been looking forward to this one also. I have been toying with getting the AK IJN sets because I can't find anyone with Vallejo IJN kits in stock ATM. SInce they are made at the same facility, it's likely they are the same thing just rebranded. Price is a tad cheaper on the AK stuff.

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:38 PM

AK Air is the same stuff as Vallejo?????

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:15 PM

My understanding is that the AK guy used to work for Vallejo and got fired. He then started his own line and through all that went down his product is made in the same facility as Vallejo. The bottles are the same so I am assuming the paint is the same product, perhaps slightly different colors, but made of the same stuff. I can't confirm this however, I just read it on a forum and gentlemen that was discussing it seemed to have a great deal of knowledge on the story. I could be wrong, I have been before. I have both lines and I can't see any difference in them at all. Although, I see that AK is easier to come by ATM then the Vallejo sets from all the places I normally get them from. Supply right now is very low for Vallejo. 

I found a publication from AK interactive on painting German planes and they pictured and gave mix ratios for AK interactive and Vallejo Model Air paints to achieve certain colors and results. I find it real hard to believe that a brand like AK would use another brand to show results if they didn't have a clear understanding of how the two worked together and that using and showing that other brand was allowed through some sort of agreement. I am sure there is some sort of difference in the two brands inside the bottles, but I think it is very neglegible. Having used both, they look, spray and smell the same, come in the same bottles from the same country. It's quite likely they are very close to each other in physical make up.

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:38 PM

I got a bottle of their thinner if needed, was just more interested in cleanup procedures than anything, water or LT, or acrylic cleaner.

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:57 PM

Water works for clean up, Windex is better. You can thin with Windex, water or with thier thinner, which is my preferrec thinning method. I always clean with Windex.

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:05 PM

Thanks BK.  Will fire up the compressor this evening.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, July 17, 2020 4:29 PM

I've managed to get all the details painted on the Dickermax. Factory fresh for now. I will now begin some chipping and rust. I need to stencil up the markings and apply two small decals and weather it some. It's coming along now. I'm very happy with it.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:59 AM

Looks great BK Yes I've been in an armor mood lately. I may have to build a 1/72 sometime.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:56 PM

Hasn't been much to show of late. Lots happening around the house that's kept me away from the bench. Made some good progress this weekend finally. The base color is down, i used citadel's Corax White to get that off shade. 


Finished up page 1 of the decals tonight.


This has turned into my dual build of the year. Here she is with a past namesake...

Ive been thinking for the aztec coloring that i would thin down some clear red/blue etc and spray a light coat over the model. Then do the final clear coat. What do you guys think about that?

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. But let's close out the SOD and do the 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 27, 2020 8:54 AM

Either you a small person ot that a huge ship Chris Wink

Looks great man!

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, July 27, 2020 10:40 AM

Looking good. Man that ship is huge!! Which one? Yes! They both look stellar, can't wait to see it lit up at night. 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, July 27, 2020 4:16 PM

BK that's Tamiya's Enterprise in 1/350. I have both models set up with LED's so maybe I will do a group shot when I'm done. The carrier's over in the American Ship GB if you want to check out her lights. 

I've probably got another 2 nights to finish up the decals. Then I want to experiment with coloring in the windows. I tried cutting them out. That worked but very time consuming to get them with sharp corners. If there weren't 600 windows on this baby I would conside it.

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. But let's close out the SOD and do the 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:54 PM

Alright Gents, I am calling the Dickermax done. I am very happy with how it turned out. I did quite a lot of weathering but I kept it restrained. I wanted a look of a true veteran of the battlefield. I know these were few in number and none survived more than a few months, but a clean tank is a boring tank to look at when it's all monotone. So, I took some liberties.

I used Vallejo and AK paints along with Vallejo pigments and AK mud effects. I also used some pastels on the road wheels. Most of what you see for wear is dry brushing with hull red or silver Vallejo paints. The markings are DN Models stencils and kit decals. The DN Models stencils are low tach and reusable, super nice. I totally prefer to paint marking when I can. I hope you guys enjoy the finished product. 

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09 PM

Looks excelent BK Yes

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Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:47 PM

Very nice Brandon!  I have a feeling that Santa is proud.

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:44 PM

Maximum result on the max BK.

Me likes, especially just the light weathering.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:14 PM

Superb BK. I really like the dust build up behind the road wheels. 

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. But let's close out the SOD and do the 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 31, 2020 7:00 PM

Back at the bench.  Put a bit of work into the BF-108.  Wing root was bit of a chore, but eventually got it squared away.  Almost ready for paint :)

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:35 AM

Shot the light blue on the underside and the tan on top.  Tomorrow will be the splotches - is that a word?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:53 AM

Looking very nice, John. I have this kit in the stash so it's nice to know the wing roots may pose some issues. I wonder why this bird isn't built more, it's very good looking.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:07 PM

That Dickermax looks great BK!

Chad

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:13 PM

Yes, splotches is a word. Mottling is the word you were probably looking for. 

Looks great Yes

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:27 AM

Splotched - working the double action

Thanks,

John

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:34 AM

keavdog

Splotched - working the double action

 

very cool result. Truly looks random!

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. But let's close out the SOD and do the 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:03 AM

Having painted squiggles I don't think "splotches" are any better or easier to do. That is a tricky thing to pull off. Your randomness looks great. Such a good looking scheme. Well done, Sir.

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:26 PM

Super looking splotching Wink

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:06 AM

Most the decals on - bit more detailing to do but coming along

Thanks,

John

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