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  • Member since
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  • From: Ancaster, Ontario
Posted by maxfax on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 8:24 AM

Hello Julez,

I have read in another forum that that would work. If you sprayed the duraluminum over the aluminum there may not be enough contrast. Alternatively, you could use a white or light paint to lighten the colour of the overlying Alclad paint to give a variety of shades. I was going to do this to my P-51, but since it was my first, I didn't want to experiment.

Nice finish so far.

Rob

On the bench:  Revell 1/72 HCMS Snowberry

 

 

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 2:02 AM

WIP pic...................

 

Hope yu guys like it.........

Jules....

 

 

 

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Posted by Julez72 on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:35 PM

A QUESTION..... Which i forgot to ask in my previous post......I want to pick out panels in allclad11 Duraluminum but the colour closely resembles the White Aluminum i've already painted.....If i mask the panels and spray a black undercoat before the duraluminum will it darken the colour down a little or would i be wasting my time?????

 

 

 

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:25 PM

Rob, Yeah it's the Tamiya kit...I've had it and the Hasegawa kit in my stash for years but chose the Tam one for it's quick build time given that i joined at the tail end of this GB...I have to admit though i'm not a fan of the canopy, it makes masking easy but i'd prefer  the framing on it......

Jules...

 

 

 

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  • From: Ancaster, Ontario
Posted by maxfax on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 2:36 PM

Hello Julez,

Looks great!. I may have missed this, but which kit is this-Tamiya?

Rob

On the bench:  Revell 1/72 HCMS Snowberry

 

 

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 6:55 AM

Vetteman, Thanks buddy i'm having fun with this one.......

 

Success.......I just sprayed on the allclad 11 and i'm fairly happy with the results, noticed a couple of peices of dust though.....

 

 

 

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  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Monday, March 22, 2010 11:30 PM

Julez72 thats some nice work you have done there Big Smile I especially like the detail work you have done on that pit, it really pops out at you. Cant wait to see more and thanks for sharing your build in the group.

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

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Monday, March 22, 2010 6:33 PM

As promised some progress pics...

 

I took a few liberty's with the interior colours but i think it came out ok....

 

 

 

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  • From: Frisco, TX
Posted by B17Pilot on Monday, March 22, 2010 1:28 PM

vetteman42

B17Pilot I have made the correction to the front page about what paints you used. Sorry about that.

Don't sweat it, never really noticed.  Thanks anyway.

  

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Monday, March 22, 2010 9:24 AM

I'll have some WIP pics up tomorrow as wellYes Have all the major construction done and gave it a going over with some 1200grit wet to smooth it over.....

 

 

 

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  • From: Truro Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by SuppressionFire on Sunday, March 21, 2010 7:03 PM

JMart

 Sorry your weekend consisted of yard clean-up and not quality time at the hobby bench. I spent the afternoon shoveling out a culvert and re-doing the stone work around the ends. Done now so it can rain and I can watch from the kitchen table ( hobby bench for now )

I must say your comment or reply was one of the most thought out ones I have read, you included everyone who contributed to this GB from the past month! ThanksYesBow DownToast

vetteman shouldn't need a extension as may 1st is still 6 weeks away. WIP's tomorow I promise!

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Posted by JMart on Sunday, March 21, 2010 3:51 PM

Vetteman – That is one beautiful bird. Really shows the streamline lines of the starfighter; great photography too. The SB parts are also fantastic, truly shows it IS the modeler and not the kit…

 

I should be able to make the deadline, but extensions are always good, just in case ;)    Oh, and you can have my vote on an NMF part 2; next time I can start on time and try a jet. Someday I will tackle that Peacemaker on my stash….

 

Raptordriver – That is one beautiful bird. I love the MIG look..want to build one of those and put a Phantom right behind! (yes, been watching DOGFIGHTS too many times lol)

 

Suppresionfire – I really like your SB/Dremel jig.. .I must admit I also look for ways to use the Dremel J  Cockpit looks awesome, love your SB techniques  and ideas; for sure will steal some of them! I agree with the “inspirational” part, very nice work!

 

Kermit – the engine looks superb; love the job you did on the cart. (MiG comments). I do have that Academy P47 in the stash, looking forward to your build. And hope you are doing better; “been there done that” in the health department! And your P47 is coming along real nice! (hey, I am catching up with 10 pages of builds lol). You are already finished by the time I catch you reading : ) Gorgeous build.  

 

NiceFit/Dobby – nice P-51… hope mine looks half as good as yours! Having done the red decal once, you are much better off painting…

 

Stikpusher – lovely pit. Looking forward to the rest! I always loved the F-84.

 

B17 – looks the part. Lots of paint on that baby! Great finish….

 

Maxfax – gorgeous P-51D and congrats on finishing.. no such thing as too many mustangs!

 

As for me, I am still using most of my free weekend time to pick up sticks,wood and debris from our recent storm....

 

 

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  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Sunday, March 21, 2010 10:08 AM

B17Pilot I have made the correction to the front page about what paints you used. Sorry about that.

Supressionfire Looking forward to seeing some WIP pictures from you. Of course if some have to go past the end date, well with a bit of bribery, we might be able to extend things just a lil bit. Wink

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

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  • From: Truro Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by SuppressionFire on Sunday, March 21, 2010 8:58 AM

B17Pilot

Excellent work, it takes a lot to complete such a complex and large model. Inspiration for me to finish the NMF P-51 D thats been on and off the kitchen table for months now... Hopefully by the deadline of May 1 st. Anyhow its +20 C out and some yard work calls today, hope to hit the table tomorrow as its forcasted rain!

Have a great sunday fellas and I will be back with WIP's soon!

Regards Jason ~ 

 

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  • From: Frisco, TX
Posted by B17Pilot on Sunday, March 21, 2010 8:47 AM

Thanks everybody for the comments!

Might have to try Alcad paints in NMF2.  I've always used the MM Metalizer paints, so it might be worth while to try the Alcad paints once

  

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Sunday, March 21, 2010 12:51 AM

Well i'd definatly be up for another NMF GB, i'm kinda bummed that i jumped in late on this one so it would be good to start from the start........More than likely build another P-51, probably Dooleybird.....

B17pilot.....Thats an awesome build, i hope oneday i have the courage to take on an epic job like that but at the moment when i see raised panel lines i run.......really fast... Full credit to you mate...Yes

Jules......

 

 

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Saturday, March 20, 2010 9:43 PM

WOW B-17!!!!!!!!! That looks stunning!!!!!! I have always loved that kit since I had my first at age 10-11. I have another and hope it looks 1/4 as good as yours!! WELL DONE MATE!!!!Bow DownToast

Randy, NMF II sounds good to me as well. Just love seeing all the great work being done and hopefully get to join.

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: Netherlands
Posted by kermit on Saturday, March 20, 2010 3:17 PM

Sounds more than ok for me Randy. Been to the LHS today and did see one or two nmf candidates...WhistlingDevil

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: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Saturday, March 20, 2010 3:08 PM

B17Pilot you would be more than welcome to join us again anytime. I am thinking that NMFII will more than likely start on April 2nd and run another year. I figured if I started it on April 1st well it might just jynx the group LOL. So let me know what you guys think of a rerun and the start date.

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

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  • From: Frisco, TX
Posted by B17Pilot on Saturday, March 20, 2010 2:44 PM

Thanks Ya'll! Yea maybe by the time you start another NMF build, I'll be ready for my B-17C.

  

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  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Saturday, March 20, 2010 11:33 AM

Oh wow I wakeup check my email and what do I find ?? A finished very well built B-17 Flying Fortress. Big Smile

B17pilot I really like the weathering you have done, not too heavy and not to lightly either. The markings are prefect and I can tell you took a lot of time on this build, well worth the extra effort. I do hope to see it in the Readers Gallery. And hey thanks for joining our little group of Shiny lovers.

 

 

 

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

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Posted by kermit on Friday, March 19, 2010 11:28 PM

Absolutely stunning to look at B17pilot !!! Especially the exhaust staining looks spot onYes I think your model shows the time you have spent on it and all i can say is that i hope the 1:48 B17 i have in my stash will look as good as yours once it's builtWink The only thing i can think of with this one is that i would have done something more to the wheels in regard of weathering. Really a personal thing i have... I like the way the treadmarks on wheels pop out if you powder them lightlySmile

Very well done mateBeer

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: Frisco, TX
Posted by B17Pilot on Friday, March 19, 2010 11:03 PM

FINALLY!  She's finished. That's right I got my B-17 done, and it only took well, let's just say longer than expected.

The bombbay has been installed, along with the doors.

The finished B-17

I also submitted a couple of photos to the reader's gallery, so maybe they will publish it.

Hope ya'll like!

  

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Friday, March 19, 2010 7:57 AM

Vetteman, Yeah i'll be using allclad 11 white aluminun for the exterior and i'll pick out the flaps, rudder and the gunbay hatches with duraluminum....I've tested it out on an old junker zero and it cracked up when sprayed over the allclad black undercoat but worked really well when sprayed over an undercoat of future...So i'll use future as an undercoat and as a barrier coat between the colours...around the exausts i'll probably mix up MM enamel gunmetal and aluminum to get the right colour colour shade......

Simpilot, thanks mate, I've already done the pit .( adapted a spare 109G zoom set instrument panel to fit and stole it's seat belts but it looks pretty good) The tamiya kit is a gem and fits together, well like a tamiya kit but i'll have to be carefull and keep the sanding to a minimum...Something tells me every flaw will show with an NMF....

Jules.....

 

 

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Thursday, March 18, 2010 9:09 PM

Looking forward to that build as well Julez!!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: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Thursday, March 18, 2010 11:34 AM

julez72 sounds like an interesting build, may I ask are you going to use paint for the NMF or foil. Just curiosity on my part. Also don't be afraid to ask questions here, lots of very talented builders here willing to help out.

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

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:44 AM

Thanks vetteman, I've already made a start so i'll get some pics up over the weekend.....

I'm doing an RAAF P51 that was originally based in Japan 1947 but the one i've decided to do is on permanent display about 40 min from here....It seems to have a 51K prop but 51D exausts, it's a very nice lookings aircraft with some good noseart so i'm hopeing my model does it justice....MY FIRST NMFTongue Tied but i reckon i'll be alright...........Jules...

 

 

 

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  • From: USA California
Posted by vetteman42 on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 11:47 PM

B17Pilot Lookin good there buddy Toast The excitement of this build finishing is building Surprise I cant wait !!

 

Julez72 Of course you can jump in and Welcome Sign to the group Big Smile Also it looks like a welcome is due you to the forum here too, from the number of your posts. Looking forward to seeing your build and I will have your build on the front page shortly.

PS Julez72 your build is on the front page, feel free to grab the group badge if you like.

 

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

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 10:53 PM

If i'ts not to late to join i'd like to jump in with a tam 1/48 P-51d/m in RAAF colours...What can i say looking at page one inspired me, awesome builds.....Once i get into it it should only take me a couple of weeks to get done......Jules....

 

 

 

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  • From: Frisco, TX
Posted by B17Pilot on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 10:50 PM

Kermit, nice P-47! YesYes

Got some work done on the 17. Got all the clear pieces installed and the ball turret. Just need the rest of the guns, bombbay and doors, and well of course the props and she'll be done.

The ball turrett installed

Got the lower antenna wire installed as well

And finally the nose clear piece was the last of the clear pieces to be installed, had to add the Norden bombsight first.

Hopefully have her done by the weekend!

  

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