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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:57 PM

You'll be painting in no time Mach1. It's looking good so far. How tough was the fit of the intakes and wing join to get together? I remember mine being a real PITA.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:36 PM

TheMongoose

You'll be painting in no time Mach1. It's looking good so far. How tough was the fit of the intakes and wing join to get together? I remember mine being a real PITA.

 

I have a little putty work first, but painting is coming up fast.

They both needed some material shaved off with an Xacto to improve the fit, and even then I needed to either clamp or otherwise hold the parts in place while the glue dried. The join that was the real adventure was the front fuselage to rear fuselage. Bang Head Hopefully I won't have to redo any panel lines after I take care of the seams.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 1, 2021 11:25 AM

Good work on the 18 Chris. I'll get back to the LCS as soon as I get closer to the finish on the Akagi. That thing is one of those builds you love but just takes up soooo much time.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, March 12, 2021 8:43 PM

Laid down the base coat on the interior and the first coat of grime.  Next will be a filter of Raw Umber then a final filter of white for highlights. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, March 12, 2021 9:05 PM

Chad that wash is definitely creating a realistic look. 

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, March 13, 2021 9:45 AM

Mopar Madness

Laid down the base coat on the interior and the first coat of grime.  Next will be a filter of Raw Umber then a final filter of white for highlights. 

 

Well done, Chad. That paint work and wash really bring that interior to life. I can't wait to see how the rest turns out.

BK

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 14, 2021 4:35 PM

Thanks guys. I still have a few layers of grime to go!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 14, 2021 4:37 PM

Dot filter of raw umber and yellow ocher applied to areas of shadow and highlight. This is the second layer of grime and I think it adds a lot of nice tonal variation to the side walls. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 14, 2021 5:12 PM

Nice work Chad!  Looks great.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, March 14, 2021 6:02 PM

That half track looks great!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, March 15, 2021 10:09 AM

Mopar Madness

Dot filter of raw umber and yellow ocher applied to areas of shadow and highlight. This is the second layer of grime and I think it adds a lot of nice tonal variation to the side walls. 

 

 

 

Dot filters are amazing in how they add so much depth and detail to an otherwise boring surface. This is gonna be good.

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 15, 2021 11:39 AM

Superb work Chad. I love dot filtering and black basing.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:17 PM

Thank you everyone!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:17 PM

Interior is done.  Streaked, chipped, dusted, and resin dropped into the optics and gauges.  Time to start the exterior.  Yes, that's a cat hair in the first pic! Sad Second pic without the offending hair.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:03 AM

Mopar Madness

Interior is done.  Streaked, chipped, dusted, and resin dropped into the optics and gauges.  Time to start the exterior.  Yes, that's a cat hair in the first pic! Sad Second pic without the offending hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow, that interior is truly impressive. That is some top level work there my friend. Keep it up.

BK

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:44 PM

Thank you Brandon. I don't do a lot of armor so I didn't know how far to take the weathering on the gun! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 22, 2021 8:29 AM

WOW!

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, March 22, 2021 8:34 AM

Thanks buddy! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, March 22, 2021 9:35 AM

Chad that's some fine interior work there. Especially the wood grain or worn paint on metal look on top of that what looks like a storage box

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, March 22, 2021 10:59 AM

Thank you!  Those were wood lids on those storage boxes. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by DiscoStu on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:43 PM

Back in the saddle.  By some stroke of insanity we decided now would be a great time for a new house.  So after selling our house in 4-hours, being homeless for 3-weeks, and by a stroke of luck landing a dream home without getting into a bidding war, I am finally back at the bench.  My SS Spitfire is #1 on the bench and I look forward to posting pics.

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by DiscoStu on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:47 PM

Beautiful work!  Love the chipping.

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:03 PM

Thank you. Congratulations on the new home!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:48 PM

That interior detail is absolutely top notch, it is making me want to dig one out of the stash!

I started work on the Paladin last night, and have the tub assembled.  Each plane of the sidewall was a separate piece, 9 parts in total.  Thankfully everything ended up more or less square:

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:20 PM

A lot of pieces to make a tub. Tough to make things square with that many potential problems 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:48 PM

Looks like your off and running with a good start. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:07 AM

DiscoStu

Back in the saddle.  By some stroke of insanity we decided now would be a great time for a new house.  So after selling our house in 4-hours, being homeless for 3-weeks, and by a stroke of luck landing a dream home without getting into a bidding war, I am finally back at the bench.  My SS Spitfire is #1 on the bench and I look forward to posting pics.

 

Stu, glad to see you back. Looking forward to watching the progess.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:08 AM

Glamdring

That interior detail is absolutely top notch, it is making me want to dig one out of the stash!

I started work on the Paladin last night, and have the tub assembled.  Each plane of the sidewall was a separate piece, 9 parts in total.  Thankfully everything ended up more or less square:

 

Very cool. This will be fun to watch. And ya, too many pieces = too many errors by me.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:09 AM

Ok, Gents. I am closing on a new home today. I am moving across the state so I will be AFK for a couple weeks as I do this. I will catch up to each and everyone of you as soon as I get settled. I will begin my kit as soon as I can once I get my new cave established.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:13 AM

Lots of new homes on this forum. That's awesome!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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