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Posted by HawkeyeHobbies on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 10:26 AM

A peek at my progress...   Visit my blog for the latest.

 

Gerald "Hawkeye" Voigt

http://hawkeyes-squawkbox.com/

 

 

"Its not the workbench that makes the model, it is the modeler at the workbench."

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Posted by vetteman42 on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 3:41 PM

HawkeyeHobbies Lookin good that TSR-2 is. Cant wait to see how it progresses, I do however have a question after reading your blog. I guess I dont understand the tinting you were talking about. You mixed a small amount of gloss black acrylic with the talon silver ?

 

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by HawkeyeHobbies on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:17 PM

Yes I am mixing the Talon Aluminum with a few drops of the Tamiya Gloss Black to get a darker metal shade. Using Gloss Dark Blue will give you a color similar to Stainless Steel. You can use Black, Brown, Blue, Gray or Yellow to give you a plethora of various shades of NMF. I'm having fun experimenting!

Start with a few healthy drops of blue, sprayed that on the panels I want (previously masked off) then add some Gloss Black to the mixture and spray a few more selected panels. Mask, mix, paint pause mask, mix, paint...Yeeha! The fun never stops! Got some left over, put the cap back on and you've got a premixed color the next project. One or two bottles give you abundant options when you mix them with other basic colors.

 

You can do this with both my Talon and SnJ paint lines...it makes NMF more affordable for those on a budget who can't purchase the various colors. As long as you have the basic colors which most do, you can create your own shades.  Remember Talon is acrylic and SnJ is enamel mix with the proper comparable paints.

Gerald "Hawkeye" Voigt

http://hawkeyes-squawkbox.com/

 

 

"Its not the workbench that makes the model, it is the modeler at the workbench."

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Posted by vetteman42 on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 9:25 PM

HawkeyeHobbies Thanks for clearing that question up for me so well. I will be watching your build with great interest as most painted NMF looks painted a bit grainy I guess you could say. Your Talon and SNJ paints dont have that look to them.

 

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by HawkeyeHobbies on Thursday, May 7, 2009 8:38 AM

I just posted the latest update on this project to my blog.

 

Gerald "Hawkeye" Voigt

http://hawkeyes-squawkbox.com/

 

 

"Its not the workbench that makes the model, it is the modeler at the workbench."

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Posted by smokinguns3 on Thursday, May 7, 2009 3:15 PM
looking good, i havent evan started yet.
Rob I think i can I think i can
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Posted by drdull on Thursday, May 7, 2009 3:41 PM

Looks great, Gerald.  I'm just a bit ahead of smokingun3; beginning on the interior details (most of which will be invisible once the model is built). Here is the flight deck after the kit bomb site mount has been replaced and other PE added.

 

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Posted by vetteman42 on Friday, May 8, 2009 6:50 PM

HawkeyeHobbies Lookin great !! I am thinking I just may hafftuh get me a bottle of that Talon to try for myself.

Smokinggun3 I think everyone is ahead of me including you Big Smile [:D]

Drdull You did a nice job on that flightdeck lotsa detail there. Always bugs me when I have to cover details I worked so hard on, guess I am not the only one.

All the nonsence has settled down here so, I will be starting the P-38 in the next 3 or 4 days. I also picked up a F-104 Starfighter that I may build for this group too. I am planning on doing some test panels with the foil and will post some pictures here for you over the weekend.

 

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, May 9, 2009 9:41 PM

Hey guys.  I haven't had much ambition lately.  I'm having a rough time recovering from a nerve burn I had almost 3 weeks ago.  I was able to get downstairs today and did a little bit of work.  Hopefully, it'll go a little faster now.

 

I love the posted work so far.

I should have the landing gear painted and detailed this week

Cheers

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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Posted by drdull on Saturday, May 9, 2009 9:51 PM
Rob - really nice work on the cockpit detail.  The wiring is fantastic.  Hope your back to full speed soon.  Barry
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Posted by smokinguns3 on Saturday, May 9, 2009 10:21 PM
Sign - Ditto [#ditto] looks great, cant wait to see more
Rob I think i can I think i can
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Posted by HawkeyeHobbies on Sunday, May 10, 2009 2:57 PM

I'm starting to test fit the fiddly bits. Soon I will have it completed and ready to make its public debute.

Still can't decide as to whether or not to make it gear up or down...guess I better decide where it is going to be displayed so I know which way to go. Whistling [:-^]

Gerald "Hawkeye" Voigt

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"Its not the workbench that makes the model, it is the modeler at the workbench."

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Posted by HawkeyeHobbies on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 7:11 AM

I was accused of being a tease on another forum so I guess I'll show you all my progress thus far.

 

Gerald "Hawkeye" Voigt

http://hawkeyes-squawkbox.com/

 

 

"Its not the workbench that makes the model, it is the modeler at the workbench."

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Posted by drdull on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 8:01 AM
Looks great.  How about telling us how you finished the exhaust area?  Outstanding contrast in the metal effects.   Barry
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Posted by vetteman42 on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 10:35 PM

Hawkeye I am thinking after looking at your lastest WIP picture, that ummmmm yeah they are right you are teasin us. LOOKIN GOOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really like the finish. How about posting your blog link again so we can see more of it.

 

 

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by vetteman42 on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 10:41 PM

Lancair IV Sorry to hear, err read about your burn and hope its getting better fast. Your WIP pictures are looking great. I find that kind of detail work very impressive, been trying to do a bit of that myself and find it quite difficult. I finally got to do the base color on the P-38 cockpit, hopefully will have a pic or two soon.

 

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by fermis on Thursday, May 14, 2009 1:47 PM
 Everythings lookin good so far!!! I (as I do every spring) have completely lost motivation. I've broke out a couple to work on, end up just lookin at the kit, put it away. Thanks for making this GB a year long. Come winter, I'll be comming back with a vengience!!!! I hate summer, I'm ready for October!!!!

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Posted by dioramator on Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:55 PM

I am making steady progress on the Mustang, have finished detailing the interior, and will be putting it together in the next couple of days.

We are just coming into winter over here, good weather for model building.

 

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Posted by soulcrusher on Friday, May 15, 2009 11:35 AM

Hawkeye that first post with that tiny pic was teasing us! The second pic is much better looking great.

I forgot you guys down under have the reverse weather from us in North America. So how cold does it get during your winter?

Fermis I wo'nt be starting this one for a while either so we will probally be building together.

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Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, May 15, 2009 11:56 AM

This sucks.  I'm finally starting to feel better from my surgery and I don't want to go down to my workshop.  I want to go outside and work in the yard, work on the cars, take walks around the block..........I WANT WINTER BACK....

 

 

I can't believe I just said that.  What's wrong with me?  Banged Head [banghead]

Maybe I should move my work shop out to the garage.......Confused [%-)]

Anyone want to buy a 2000 Corvette so I can have room out there?

 

Cheers

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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Posted by dioramator on Friday, May 15, 2009 7:03 PM
 soulcrusher wrote:

I forgot you guys down under have the reverse weather from us in North America. So how cold does it get during your winter?

                                                                                  SoulcrusherPirate [oX)]

It doesn't get too cold down here, our average winter temps are Max 18c (60F) min 7c (45F). Even though, that is much more suited to (model) building than out summer peaks (48c, 118F).

 

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Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Friday, May 15, 2009 7:19 PM

Hi Dio -- yep, must agree, as a fellow Adelaide modeller I can say this weather is much more 'build-freiendly' than the summer months, though both summer and winter are a trial for spraying in enamels. I paint outside when using solvents and my last job was a gloss that dried orange-peel because the day was too warm/humid -- GRRR. No wonder I work more in acrylics now, I can spray them indoors where there's better climate control.

SC -- we're known to have 0 degrees celsius (32F) in the Adelaide hills towns during winter nights, and once in five years maybe there'll be a snowfall up there, but that's about it. The problem is that traditional Aus architecture still doesn't build for the conditions. Thermostatically-controled house temperatures, common in the US, and very uncommon here. There are still many 60-year old timber-frame houses here that are total sweat-boxes in summer and freezers in winter, though they're being demolished at a rapid rate. It can take a toll of your bench time, that's for sure...

Mike

PS: I just ordered up some Talon Acrylics and polishing powders, and checked through my stash log, I have plenty of NMF subjects and am looking forward to taking a shot at the new technique.

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Posted by vetteman42 on Saturday, May 16, 2009 10:12 PM

Dioramator The P-51 is lookin sweet !

Hey guys sorry I havent been around in a few days had some health issues that are getting better now. I am still waiting for a switch plate for my P-38 from Revell if it goes much longer I may just have to start another for the group. I finally got around to taking pictures of the test plates I said I was going to post. The semi and flat coats were Model Master acrylics. Sorry about my picture takin or lack of I should say picture taking skills these were the best I could get.

I think the semi gloss on the dull side of the aluminum gives the best finish for a used look. I wasnt to picky about surface prep because I was only after how the differant finishes looked. I used Micro metal adhiesive on the lid of a large blister pack so its a bit lumpy as you can see.

 

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Sunday, May 17, 2009 10:53 PM

Vettman,

Is it too late to join the build?  If I can join I will offer up a f-86 and a MiG-19.  Will get back with you as to the particulars of the kits.

Matt

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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Posted by vetteman42 on Monday, May 18, 2009 7:56 AM

Blkhwkmatt Its not to late at all, so let me know the kit particulars, and I will add your name to the grand list of shiney builders.

 

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Monday, May 18, 2009 10:05 PM

Thanks Vettman,

Here are the details:  All are 1/72nd scale.

Academy F-86F Sabre

DML Jian J15 (that is what the box says, but think that it should be a J-6(MiG-19))

Hasagawa BAE Lightening F Mk.6 (only if I get the other two completed will I attempt this one)

Thanks again and I will be hopefully starting on the F-86 soon.

Matt

 

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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Posted by dioramator on Monday, May 18, 2009 10:10 PM

HI there blkhwkmatt

welcome to the group

looks like you have got some work ahead of you.

 

 

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Posted by soulcrusher on Monday, May 18, 2009 10:14 PM

Good to have you here Matt. I am getting ready to start a little prep work on my Thunderbolt soon.

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Monday, May 18, 2009 10:41 PM

Thanks for the welcome guys!  Big Smile [:D]  Just gonna finish up the P-51B that I am working on now before I hop on board with the F-86.

Matt

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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Posted by vetteman42 on Monday, May 18, 2009 11:21 PM

Blkhwkmatt Sign - Welcome [#welcome] to the group ! You are offically in, looking forward to your builds. Have you decided what finishing method you will be using ?

 

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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