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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 9:40 AM

Dodgy, well done!!! That Tiger is killer. I don't think it is too dark, I think it looks correct. Too bad about the track troubles, but it looks wonderful. I think you did a amazing job on this and I hope one day when I build one I can make it look half this good. Amazing work.

Don't worry about what you haven't gotten done, just about everyone had something go on this year that prevented them from getting more done. That's just how it is.

Great finish!!! Bow Down Beer

BK

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Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, December 21, 2023 6:04 PM

That King Cat turned out great.  Splendid job on that ambush camo scheme.

Robert 

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, December 24, 2023 2:54 AM

Thanks fellas. All the best for Christmas and the new year.

Dodgy.Toast

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Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, January 7, 2024 9:11 PM

Resurrecting this to prove I did not lose my projects...and have actually made recent progress on them.  

I have all the decals on the F-16 now, and the F-4 almost done.  Just the underside decals to go for that one.  All I have otherwise left are some paint touch ups, ordinance installation, finishing up the bases, and then sealing them.  I am hopeless with giving timelines, but I am getting antsy to get these wrapped up so hopefully no more than a week or two.

I retrospect, my life would have been a lot easier, and these would have been done last Spring,  if I had left the wheels down rather than going with in flight displays for the first time, but live and learn.

Robert 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 7, 2024 10:14 PM

Great job Dodgy!  

Robert - keep at it, I admire the perserverance.  And they are looking very nice.  Also I want to see your final in-flight solution.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 8, 2024 9:41 AM

Glad to see you are still at it, Robert. Those are looking stellar! Yes I too have been too slow to get things done this last year. I am finally back to work on mine as well. Hopefully we can both finish in the next few months.

BK

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 6:52 PM

Great work Glamdring they look really good!

BK, can I continue to post my Zero work on here? It could be March before I finish it though. I was going to post the continuing work in the aircraft section, but I would prefer for you to see it finished in this section, as I reckon I owe it to you and the donor to se it done.

Dodgy 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 9:23 AM

Dodgy

Great work Glamdring they look really good!

BK, can I continue to post my Zero work on here? It could be March before I finish it though. I was going to post the continuing work in the aircraft section, but I would prefer for you to see it finished in this section, as I reckon I owe it to you and the donor to se it done.

Dodgy 

 

Yes, Sir. By all means, continue. I too am working on mine finally after being injured most of last year. Back at it and working toward the finish line.

BK

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 8:13 PM

Thanks mate. It's important that I finish it for me, you and the donor.

Dodgy

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, January 11, 2024 10:08 AM

Dodgy
It's important that I finish it for me, you and the donor.

I agree completely. I am so happy to be able to get back on this and get it done. I am stoked to near the paint stage on the body. It should go quickly, I hope.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 2:34 PM

Finally!! An update on my SS build. Man, being knocked out of building completely due to my back injury really sucked. I am, however, finally back at it. This kit is an absolute joy to work with. Everything fits perfect and the kit has no clean up.

At this point I have 99% of the decalling done, primary paint is on and wet sanded. Now I need to move on to clear coat on the body. There is a TON and I mean a TON of detail work to do on this and progress seems slow, but I make progress everyday and I am very pleased with it thus far. I have reached a point in the build now where I am beginning to add the wiring and plumbing the kit does not have. This will take a bit, but it will add just that little bit more to an already stellar kit. This has to be the finest quality auto kit I have ever laid my hands on, and I've build a ton. Great pick there SS.

I'll post of more soon as this one is on the way to competion.

 

PS I added carbon fiber to the seat, wing and some other bits as the real car has this. It really makes this kit pop. Enough blabbing, here is the pics.

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 12:18 AM

BK this is looking very sweet. Glad to hear that you're back at the bench. I will have zero photos very shortly.

Cheers

Dodgy

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 10:06 AM

Okay, quick update. I am getting there. At this point I have to polish the clear, cut and buff and do some minor assembly. Then on to final assembly and any touch ups I may need and the glamor shots. Man, what a spectactular kit this is.

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Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 6:12 PM

That does look like a great kit, Fantastic work on it BK!

Robert 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, February 8, 2024 12:15 PM

Okay gents, she's DONE!! What a great kit. Easily the finest, best fitting kit or any kind I have ever laid my hands on. Unparelleled in its quality and fit. One quick update real quick. As you can see by the image below we have a full set of tires. The upper two are direct out of the box, while the lower two have been media blasted using a small airbrush style media blaster that shoots super find abrasives out. It takes the shine out of the rubber and makes the tires look far more real. I used Aluminum Oxide 200 grit in this instance. The tool was about $60 US, Chicago Neumatics brand, for the full kit. Tool, hose, media, everything. Great investment.

 

Now off to the glamor shots. It was painted with Scale Finishes Metallic Silver and 2K clear. I sanded and polished the paint using Micromesh from 4K-12K and then used Novis #2 with a dremel and soft pad to finish it off. The paint is like glass and the lighting does not do it justice. Thanks for looking and THANK YOU SS for this great kit.!!

 

BK

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, February 10, 2024 6:43 PM

Beautiful work BK. Immaculate construction and paint job. Very interested in the technique you applied to the tires.

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, February 10, 2024 6:53 PM

Ok, some updates from me. Cockpit tub is finished and the fuselage closed up. Tonight i will get the wings on and hopefully things should speed up from there. The cockpit in this kit has to be seen to be believed.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 11, 2024 9:40 AM

Dodgy

Ok, some updates from me. Cockpit tub is finished and the fuselage closed up. Tonight i will get the wings on and hopefully things should speed up from there. The cockpit in this kit has to be seen to be believed.

 

That, Sir, looks fantastic. You have really crammed some detail in to that pit. It really does look amazing. Looking forward to more.

 

Here is a link to the video where I learned about this technique.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdpxSNpP_3Q  it's Model Car Muse.

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Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, February 18, 2024 8:56 PM

Brilliant work BK!

 

Dodgy, that cockpit is an absolute gem.  I love it!

Robert 

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, February 19, 2024 5:17 AM

Thanks for the kind words fellas.Toast

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