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Italeri 1/48 MV-22 Osprey WIP

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Posted by Medicman71 on Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:47 AM

deattilio

Beautiful work on the Osprey.  If a new-tool is released in 1/72 I'll snatch one up, it has been on the to-do list for some time.  The bug bites harder each time I see one zooming over the base too.  Noticed the Ace in the Hole patch in the background, any ties?  My father retired from that unit many years back and I have been slowly acquiring a model of each aircraft the 111th flew, from Jenny to Predator-mostly 1/72 but couple 1/144 for the larger transports.  Nearly complete.  The major hurdle will be carving the time out of some other project to get working on them.

Thanks. I've always wanted to build one and saw it at Hobby Lobby when I got back into the hobby and couldn't resist.

I got the patch at the Model Mania 2011 last Saturday. They were selling the patches and t-shirts. The Predator squadron was at the same table selling T-shirts, patches and prints of thier Predators.

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Posted by deattilio on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:54 PM

Beautiful work on the Osprey.  If a new-tool is released in 1/72 I'll snatch one up, it has been on the to-do list for some time.  The bug bites harder each time I see one zooming over the base too.  Noticed the Ace in the Hole patch in the background, any ties?  My father retired from that unit many years back and I have been slowly acquiring a model of each aircraft the 111th flew, from Jenny to Predator-mostly 1/72 but couple 1/144 for the larger transports.  Nearly complete.  The major hurdle will be carving the time out of some other project to get working on them.

 

WIP:
Trying to get my hobby stuff sorted - just moved and still unpacking.

 

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Posted by Medicman71 on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 7:58 PM

personman906

what was the right color for the top?

It's Medium Grey in Testors Model Master Acrylics.

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Posted by personman906 on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:44 PM

what was the right color for the top?

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Posted by Medicman71 on Monday, May 2, 2011 4:10 PM

TREYZX10R

Enjoyed watching this build,it came out awesome!

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the build.

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Posted by Medicman71 on Monday, May 2, 2011 4:08 PM

Hercmech

I think it came out great and congrats for entering it. I do not have the courage to put my stuff on display for anybody to see...well except on here.

Thanks Hercmech. I didn't place but it was still fun and a good learning experiance.

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Posted by Medicman71 on Monday, May 2, 2011 4:05 PM

grandadjohn

Putty and sand, putty and sand

Yeah. It took a lot of that and then some.

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Posted by Medicman71 on Monday, May 2, 2011 4:04 PM

Fly-n-hi

Nice build.  I don't know if you already explained this or not but how did it go together?  I heard that this kit has some pretty bad fit issues.

Thanks Fly-n-hi.

It has some fit issues but I don't think it was that bad. I've seen worse (Revell F-14A for example). It's the inaccuracies that are the problem. But with some work they can be overcome since there are no aftermarket fixes.

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Monday, May 2, 2011 4:02 PM

Enjoyed watching this build,it came out awesome!

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Posted by Medicman71 on Monday, May 2, 2011 3:56 PM

CallSignOWL

looks great, medicman! nice job

Thanks CallSignOWL!!

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Posted by Hercmech on Monday, May 2, 2011 1:44 PM

I think it came out great and congrats for entering it. I do not have the courage to put my stuff on display for anybody to see...well except on here.


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Posted by grandadjohn on Monday, May 2, 2011 1:16 PM

Putty and sand, putty and sand

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Posted by B17Pilot on Monday, May 2, 2011 8:58 AM

Looks Great, excellent job on it!

  

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Sunday, May 1, 2011 7:06 PM

Nice build.  I don't know if you already explained this or not but how did it go together?  I heard that this kit has some pretty bad fit issues.

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Posted by CallSignOWL on Sunday, May 1, 2011 3:07 PM

looks great, medicman! nice job

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Posted by Medicman71 on Sunday, May 1, 2011 2:46 PM

Entered it in Model Mania 2011 yesturday. Didn't place but that ok. It was still fun.

Not at home on display on my shelf.

 

 

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Posted by Medicman71 on Sunday, May 1, 2011 2:44 PM

Well here it is all done. I'm pretty happy with it. Some mistakes or things I wish I had done differently but it still looks good. Not bad for my first kit in 20+ yrs. Thanks everyone for looking and all the tips. Now the final pics.

 

 

 

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Posted by Medicman71 on Friday, April 29, 2011 9:29 AM

It's bout done now. Flat coated it last night. It looks awesome!!! Just putting the engines, landing gear, and the fiddlty bits on today. I'll have pics later.

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Posted by fermis on Friday, April 29, 2011 12:05 AM

Pretty much what Herc said, but I will say that black pastels under a clear coat seem to get amplified and turn into a mess (in my experience anyway), every other color I have ever used did, totally disappear.

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Posted by Medicman71 on Thursday, April 28, 2011 2:43 PM

Thanks Hercmech. It looks even better with all the markings on it.

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Posted by Hercmech on Thursday, April 28, 2011 2:40 PM

Sorry I didn't give my answer sooner....but good thing you did the future before the pastels, as putting future on over them would have made them disappear.  Looking good by the way!


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Posted by Medicman71 on Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:52 PM

B17Pilot

In regards to shooting Future through an airbrush, just use it straight from the bottle, no thinning required.  To clean the airbrush after, just shoot some Windex through it.

You just need a light coat as it will level out on its own.

Thanks for the tip. I just finished doing the decals and putting the last layer of Future. Now just letting it dry.

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Posted by B17Pilot on Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:41 PM

In regards to shooting Future through an airbrush, just use it straight from the bottle, no thinning required.  To clean the airbrush after, just shoot some Windex through it.

You just need a light coat as it will level out on its own.

  

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Posted by Medicman71 on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:49 PM

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Posted by CallSignOWL on Monday, April 25, 2011 5:04 PM

very nice!

I would wait until after the future/decals have been applied to do the exhaust. The stains would cover them, I would think. I have actually never shot future thru an airbrush. Ive always applied it with a flat brush. It levels nicely, and any runs/drips can be smoothed out by using a Qtip dipped in future.

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Posted by Medicman71 on Monday, April 25, 2011 4:10 PM

All done with painting!!! YES!!! ToastBig Smile

Now I have two questions for anyone.
1) I want to add some pastel weathering on the engines. Do I do that before or after applying the Future?
2) Do I just shoot the Future on with the airbrush? Do I need to do anything special?
Thanks.
Oh yeah here's the pics of it all painted.

 

 

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Posted by Medicman71 on Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:50 AM

Thanks guys. It looks a lot better than the pics show. I take crappy pics. Getting the new nozzle for the airbrush tomorrow so I can get it done.

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Posted by Hercmech on Sunday, April 24, 2011 9:32 AM

Ahhh much better color now! Good job...my sympathy on the AB i just bent the needle of mine so I feel your pain


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Posted by fermis on Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:05 PM

Nice fix!

She's coming together nicely!

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