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  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Sunday, May 2, 2010 12:53 AM

Bish, nice looking MigYes very coolToast Hope to see you in round 2....

 

 

 

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  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Saturday, May 1, 2010 10:24 PM

Bish I like your MiG-19 don't care what you say, it looks mean and well used. Very well done, you have this NMF thing down IMHO and I hope to see more of your NMF builds. Oh and please do post a pic of your finished dio would love to see it. The MiG will be on the front page shortly.

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 1, 2010 12:50 PM

Thanks Richard. There area a couple of spot where when i was poslihing the NMF a few bits of the black showed through where it wasn't smooth enough. The actual build wasn't spot on either, these Bilek kits don't just thow themselves together like some others, but it did turn out alot better than i thought it would. overall i am happy with it. Heres some more pics now i have a decent connection.

 

I did this with out the flash and only the spot lights, it shows up the weathing a bit better.

 

 

I deffinatly plan on some more NMF, and this was a very good practice for that. I got a trio of P-51's planned for some time next year, plus a few others. I will post some pics of the finished dio for this MiG 19 later in the year.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Netherlands
Posted by kermit on Saturday, May 1, 2010 11:29 AM

That's a real cute and sweet looking mig you have there Bish; don't be too hard on yourself. I know very well how sometimes you can get flaws in your paintjob when doing a NMF. Golden rule number one as i know now would be "smoother surface gives better NMF paintjobs". Judging from your comments i feel you have got that one down nowWink.

Nevertheless i  really like your model and hope you will do more NMF jobs in the new year.

Richard

 

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Sir Winston Churchill

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 1, 2010 11:10 AM

Hi all. I was able to finishe my MiG 19 a few weeks ago. I was hopeing to show it as a completed diorama, but due to work and two weeks leave at home, i wasn't able to and that will have to wait until the Autumn. So here is the completed aircraft as it is now. Its not perfect, but i am very happy with how it turned out, alot better than i was expecting before i started painting.  I have deffinatly learnt a few lessons for the next time i do an NMF.  The finish is dirtier than it looks in the photo's. Thanks for the chance to finally do an NMF. I have been putting this off for a long time. But useing Alclad wasn't as half bad as i expected. Next time i must back sure i sand it all down between the primer and the Alclad.

I will try and get some more pics up later. But my connection isn't playing ball at the moment and i want to get this up before i lose it.

And yes, it is a tail sitter. I usually glue my planes down when i put them on the dio, so that won't be a problem. Thanks again, and a great GB.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Truro Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by SuppressionFire on Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:02 AM

JMart,

vetteman42 is the creator of this and NMF II, he will allow a carry over I am sure.

Glad to hear you are ok!

Careful with the scratch building infection, once it spreads you will find it hard to finish builds in reasonable time! I started a 1/48 Sherman that was going to be a 'quickie' between more serious projects... all ready it has twice the parts as the kit started with! I will get some done today and post to my thread called 'M4A1 Sherman in the mud' Have some 'welding' to do in styrene plastic.Wink

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  • From: NJ
Posted by JMart on Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:46 AM

Theuns - congrats on the finish! I love those old CW-era jets.

SuppFire - I am afraid that the scratchbuilding bug already infected me Wink  I love to "tinker" and try new things, I find that aspect of the hobby really relaxing, go figure!  Thanks for the input!

Unfortunately, due to an emergency minor surgical procedure (I am fine), I was unable to get going on my build. Then I had to catch up with work.. anyways, all I was able to do with the Revell P51D (1:48) was fill the sink holes in the LG and intake scoop, and some sanding. Also the control stick had a sink hole i filled and sanded... and that is it! no construction or paint...  so, can I move the build to NMF II?? Or do I start a new one?  I need a ruling : )   In any case, look forward to NMF II, I really learned a lot on this one.

 

 

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  • From: Truro Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by SuppressionFire on Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:43 AM

looking at the number of replies I realize this GB is close to 1000!

Just received another box of goodies from Squadron, the meanies at customs made me fork out another 20$! Grr...Anyhow here is the set of resin P-51 wheels vrs. the kits tractor type tires. All photos and references indicated the 'diamond tread' is correct, not sure what to do with the farm tires.Hmm

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Posted by simpilot34 on Thursday, April 29, 2010 4:48 AM

Looking good Stik!!!!! Toast

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 11:07 PM

Well if there are more folks here besides me who would benefit from an extension...Embarrassed Otherwise I may as well roll it over in to the NMF II...Black Eye

I love the dull flat finish of the Humbrol shade. It looks like a bird that has been out in the weather for quite a while.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 11:01 PM

Awwww Stikpusher thats a bummer would an extension of a few days help you out ? Or maybe a carry over to round 2 ?  BTW she is looking really good thats a very nice base coat to start from I tell ya

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

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:57 PM

Well she wont be ready in time for cut off date of this build... but I did get on a coat of Humbrol Matte Aluminum overall. Now for masking and some other shades of a aluminum on certain areas next.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:43 PM

Theuns Good glad you want to join Big Smile The link to the front page of round II is the last line of my post above your last post. Or you can go to the main page of the forum and choose modeling subjects then choose group builds and you will find the page there, look for Official Natural Metal Finish Group Build II. Post the info about your kit, manufacturer, scale and aircraft, and I will get you listed on the front page.

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

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:15 AM

Thanx ,yes I would like to join.

I have just started a 1/48 EE Lightning that actually is Natural metal finnishWink

Dumb question, I found this groupe purely by accedent, is there a direct link on the main page or somewhere?

 

Thanx for the invite

 

Theuns

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  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Monday, April 26, 2010 3:43 PM

SuppressionFire

 

Jmart,

 Next time when your at the LHS pick up some styrene basic shapes, once you start I caution it becomes a hobby in itself!

 

Yup Scratch building becomes very addictive I can vouch for that. Stick out tongue

 

The NMF round 2 front page is up heres the link

/forums/t/127602.aspx

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

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  • From: Truro Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by SuppressionFire on Monday, April 26, 2010 2:48 PM

vetteman42,

Looking forward to NMF II! Another year should be enough time for me to 'git R done' Thanks again for a very successful Group Build!Yes

Jmart,

My scratch building techniques and detailing are more time consuming than skill. The basics are if its wood, use wood! If its round, wire or styrene stock is rounder! If not the right diameter a 3/8" variable speed drill can be used like a lathe. Next time when your at the LHS pick up some styrene basic shapes, once you start I caution it becomes a hobby in itself!

Everyone,

Excellent NMF builds, see you all in NMF II!

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  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Monday, April 26, 2010 2:03 PM

Jmart hope you make it as I would love to post a few more finished pictures on the front page.

Theuns that looks like a very nice build, thanks for sharing it with us. Were you planning on joining us for round two of this group would like to have you ya know.

 

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

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    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, April 26, 2010 12:37 PM
Impala002.jpg Italeri 1/48 SAAF Impala Mk1 image by lmc001
Hi everyone
I know it is not a true "natural finnish" plane, but here is a pic of my South African Air Force Impala Mk1. A localy built Airmachi Mb232
It was used till a few years ago by the SAAF to train fast jet pilots and pilots who flew COIN ops in Angola.
It has been replaced by BAC Hawks
It is an Italeri 1/48 kit, a nice simple build with good lines.I used after market decals as the collour of the SAAF decals were wrong
Theuns
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  • From: NJ
Posted by JMart on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 2:26 PM

Monthly catch up time : )

Julez – Fuselage has good detailing, looks real nice. May I suggest using a lighter background for the pic? Will make it easier for us to steal ideas from your build lol  nice build so far…and now I see the finished product! Congrats, beautiful bird in hand.

Suppresion fire – really nice work on both the build and the WIP. I am a newbie of sorts, like to see techniques up close and personal! Again, really nice job on the pit… my next P51, I will try and add lots of pit detailing, not for this one, I am not good enough yet : )

Mike/TB379 – congrats on your PhD! At least only took you a month to come back to modeling, took me 15+ years after my PhD  lol

I restarted my Revell P51Ds (one for this GB), hope to finish on time.. will be posting pics later this week.

And yes, sign me up for NMF II for sure : ) cheers

 

 

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    July 2008
  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Thursday, April 15, 2010 11:28 PM

NiceFit

Hey Vetteman,

Please remove my P-51D from the GB. I don't see how I will finish by the May 1 deadline. I've had a number of setbacks with this build plus some time constraint issues. I promise to attempt an NMF build at some point in the future. Thanks for leading us. You've done a fine job!

 

Nicefit I would be more than happy to carry your build over to the second round if you wish. Would hate to lose your build ya know.

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

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 8:15 AM

Randy, your very welcome...this was a most enjoyable build, and as for page one, well i was just surfing the site saw all the awesome builds and just had to do one.....I'm looking forward to round 2, i get more mustangs and i get to see you guys in action.............

 

 

 

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    March 2006
Posted by simpilot34 on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6:28 AM

NiceFit, if I may speak for Randy, I think that a carryover to the 'II' will be in order!!!! SOOOOOOOO  not taking you off the register just 'transferring' hehehe sounds better anyways!!Toast LOL Sorry Randy!!Propeller

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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  • From: Dallas, Texas
Posted by NiceFit on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:52 PM

Hey Vetteman,

Please remove my P-51D from the GB. I don't see how I will finish by the May 1 deadline. I've had a number of setbacks with this build plus some time constraint issues. I promise to attempt an NMF build at some point in the future. Thanks for leading us. You've done a fine job!

 

Respectfully, Dobby

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  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 1:06 PM

SupressionFire your lil dio looks great ! Is it going to be part of your P-51 dio ? I was thinking that because of the P-51 spinner there on the ground. I like the watch parts on the bench nice touch.

Julez72 thanks for your complements on the group, it is my first time hosting and all the guys here made it easy. I hope round II will be as good as this one was. I also wish to thank you for joining us.

Congratulations on a fine build Julez. The paint is great ! Especially since I can see a decal reflection on the wing in the second picture. She is a sweet looking Mustang. Your picture is on the front page where it belongs. LOL we do have quite a herd of ponies there ya know.

Guys there are a few with build start pages missing I will be correcting that in the next few days. I will also be starting the thread for round II the first of next week. I am thinking I will be trying Talon paints in round II as I have only used foil in the past, gotta try something new for the new group ya know.

 

PS I will be needing ideas for Group Badges for NMF II so any suggestions are more than welcome.

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

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  • From: Frisco, TX
Posted by B17Pilot on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 8:19 AM

Jules, good looking Stang!  Excellent work!!YesYes

  

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  • From: Truro Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by SuppressionFire on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 5:34 AM

Actually the figures are the 'lazy' way to paint. 3 rules:

#1 Color has to be correct! Nothing worse than yellow skin tones. (jaundice?)

#2 Enamel for base colors and thinned for highlights, even dry brushed on nose.

#3 Acrylic wash for deeper shadows like eyes, creases in face and around nose. Hull red works well. Avoid black even to darken hues,

Oh and you really don`t need `Flesh`color, white + red = pink, darken with red-brown or flat military brown.

Easy breezy, I came up with new kung-foo for eyes and will see if FSM is interested in that!Idea

Last but not least to get skin `shine` after clear flat is sprayed to flatten clothes, brush your forehead a few times. Apply that natural `grease`to your figures skin! Also works great for shiny belts ect. Pencil crayons and lead pencils work great for adding highlights to uniforms, badges and zippers.

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 12:41 AM

Suppression, very nice figures and base, excellent workYes i'm gonna send my figures to you to paint i think.....

 

Well gents i'm finished.........

Vetteman, Thanks for hosting this GB and allowing me to jump in late...

i'll still be hanging around in here and i'm a definate for NMF11

Cheers Jules....

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2007
  • From: Truro Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by SuppressionFire on Friday, April 9, 2010 12:43 PM

Heh fellas,

Took some outdoor pictures that never turned out very well, here are some better ones for NMF. I know its a bit side tracked from the theme, yet I wanted to share a few with you!

Even posted a new thread yet nobody replied...Sad Oh well im sure the great people here will appreciate my efforts.

'Freddie & the Fonz' The bucket is scratch build out of lead foil (wine bottle type) I plan on doing another as a article for FSM, just need a more accurate master bucket. The saw horses are scratch built out of... wood. Small gears on the bench are watch components.

Anyhow off to a contest tomorrow, sounds like the site is going to be down for a while so.Crying

Have a great weekend everyone!

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Thursday, April 8, 2010 11:19 PM

Thanks guys for the commentsYes i should have it done in a week or so.....

NMF II......I'm a definate, after this Pony i just have to do another oneStick out tongueVetteman, Sign me up for another Tam 1/48 P-51D.......44-63702, 355th FS 9AAF Grim Reaper.......

 

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Truro Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by SuppressionFire on Thursday, April 8, 2010 3:42 PM

vetteman42,

Sounds like NMF II is going to be another great success!

I personally can't wait for it to start and was wondering when you are going to post the sign-up thread? Anyhow thanks for allowing me to cross-over the NMF Mustang, another year should allow time to finish it! Hopefully my Spitfire in NMF (tin foil) can get done in that time as well... now just need a 1/32 or 1/24 scale kit of a Spitfire Mk IaHmm... Airfix has a older offering in 1/24...I recall one in Nanton, Alberta at the air museum where the Western Canadian Regional model contest was held last year.

BTW~ Thanks again for a excellent group build!YesCoolBow DownToast

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