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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 4:14 PM

WOW, that looks outstanding john!!

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 5:05 PM

keavdog

A bit more progress.  The decals are really nice.  I need to clearcoat the wings and horizontal stablizers, paint their leading edges and then its just decals.   I like the Revell paints.

 

 

That does look pretty fantastic.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 6:51 PM

Those are looking really good!  I kinda want one now, even though I barely have room lefy for 1/35 tanks anymore.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 7:11 PM

Thanks all!  This kit has been a joy to build.

Robert if you want to do an airliner (assuming you haven't) start with the little Hasegawa 1/200 scale planes.  Draw decals has great deals on them.

https://www.drawdecal.com/product-category/model-kits/1200-hasegawa-kits/

Like this little 737-700

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 3, 2022 9:29 PM

Tamiya clear coat over the Revell paint crazed on the top of the wings and the horizontal stablizers... not sure what happened there but I'm done with Tamiya clear. I think it's too hot.
So out comes the EasyOff and taking a step back :/

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, March 4, 2022 10:18 AM

Oh man, I am sorry to hear that. I am surprised that the Tamiya clear acted like that. Was it the X-22 or another one?

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 4, 2022 10:49 AM

Thank goodness it wasn't the fuse. Don't want to mess up those decals. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, March 4, 2022 11:12 AM

What is it with the clear-coats now?  I've had Testor's, Rust-o-leum and Krylon (supposedly acrylic) clear-coats craze the paint.  I've taken to old Pledge to give a clear-coat to my models.  Anybody recommend a GOOD brand?

Gary

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 4, 2022 1:10 PM

I just got a polyurethane automotive clear based on BKs success but I want to experement with it first.  My typical goto is Future.

The Tamia was TS-13

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 4, 2022 1:26 PM

My Testers still work.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, March 4, 2022 4:28 PM

So far the 2K works over MM Enamels and MCW without issue.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 20, 2022 5:16 PM

Wings stripped and mostly repainted.  Meanwhile the endless fuselage decals continues.  I want to finish her this month!

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, March 20, 2022 8:00 PM

Looking good!   Those decals really turned out well.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:17 AM

keavdog

Wings stripped and mostly repainted.  Meanwhile the endless fuselage decals continues.  I want to finish her this month!

 

 

Well done. I would fear those more than stencils on modern fighters. Amazing work.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, April 11, 2022 4:35 PM

Super late, but here she is

For size comparison here she is with the same scale 737

Thankyou secret santa for the wonderful kit!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 8:55 PM

That is way cool!  It turned or great!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 10:27 PM

Thanks Robert.  It's a really nice kit with exceptional decals both in register and really well behaved.  It is a monster on my desktop and I'm questioning building my Zvezda 1/144 747-8 which is a bit bigger Surprise

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 14, 2022 7:06 AM

Excellent Yes

I love it!

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, April 14, 2022 10:08 AM

John, that is an incredible finish. Super sweet looking build. Excellent finish, which pic would you like on the front page?

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 14, 2022 11:50 AM

Thanks guys.  The first pic is fine for the front page.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:55 AM

John, I forgot that I cannot edit this thread. Steve is busy with personal things, but we will get this updates as soon as possible.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:21 PM

keavdog

Super late, but here she is

For size comparison here she is with the same scale 737

Thankyou secret santa for the wonderful kit!

 

WOW THAT CAME OUT AWESOME!!! A beautiful piece to add to your display case. that should draw people's eye for sure.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:57 PM

I got you up John. Sorry, I forgot I had the controls on this one.

Yeah, a little busy. I made the partial move to the Dallas area. I'm staying with my brother, again, and am looking for a house. I put two offers in on two places so we'll see how it goes. Once I close on a house I can get my stuff, which includes my stash and tools, in, set up and back to building. I start my new job on Monday. Don't really know excatly what I'll be doing but now that I'm here, I can always look for something else if I don't like it.

Anyway, great job on that Airbus John. I absolutly love it Yes

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 30, 2022 4:51 PM

Thanks guys.  Good luck house hunting Steve.  My wife and I are considering moving to AZ so we've just start looking.

Thanks,

John

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