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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 8:42 PM

Wow, now that looks awesome!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 8:51 PM

I did get started on the Corsair. 

This did confuse the heck outta me. I thought these were the same kit. Both MiniCraft and they are simular. But one has raised panel lines and one recessed. And the parts are in different spots on the sprues. So did MiniCraft re-engineer the kit??? I dunno, anyway I'm going with the kit with recessed panel lines. 

The radiator intakes on the wings had open areas. So I blanked them off with some sheet plastic. 

First big issue. I went to spray down the engine with Alclad steel and it ended up going down in weird spiderweb silly string like strands. Don't know what happened. It's happened to me before with laquer paint but never Alclad. Not sure if the paint was old. I did leave it in the brush for over ten minuates so maybe that was it. Anyway I'm stripping it and starting over... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:29 PM

Looks great Joe.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:08 PM

Cliff I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with that kit. Glad to see you in here man. 

 

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:10 PM

Thanks Cliff and Rob!! 

Ok guys. It's "Take II" time on the steering wheel.  I had a cheater template for marking the rivet holes from a dollhouse clock. After I cut it to fit inside the steering wheel ring I was able to mark the rivet hole position holes really easy. FYI...if anybody wants free (and cool) print off stuff for 1/25 scale builds....here ya go: https://www.printmini.com/printables/ph.html

 

 

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and then with the holes drilled for rivets later on....

 

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Now to add some paint and some chrome trim to the spokes and then we're off to installing the rivets in the holes.

 

                   

 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:20 PM

[quote user="Gamera"]

I did get started on the Corsair. 

This did confuse the heck outta me. I thought these were the same kit. Both MiniCraft and they are simular. But one has raised panel lines and one recessed. And the parts are in different spots on the sprues. So did MiniCraft re-engineer the kit??? I dunno, anyway I'm going with the kit with recessed panel lines. 

Looks like one is a Hasegawa rebox and the other is an academy rebox.  That would explain the differences.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, October 1, 2021 12:03 AM

Joe: Very fine steering wheel. Your continued efforts until your satisfied always pays off.

Cliff: Good to see you off to solid start. Bugger about the Alclad. First I've seen that happening.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, October 1, 2021 6:52 AM

JOE RIX

Joe: Very fine steering wheel. Your continued efforts until your satisfied always pays off.

Thanks Joe. I just reach a certain point in a build sometimes where I've got alot of work involved and sometimes take the low road to a "shortcut" only to find out that I'm only cutting my own efforts in a build. Kind of like a "I've come too far now...." moment.

                   

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 1, 2021 9:02 AM

Great idea with that steering wheel Joe Yes

Steve

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

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 1, 2021 9:27 AM

I painted the Puma last night. Next comes the decals. Pics after.

  

Steve

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

 

 

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, October 1, 2021 10:10 AM

   Well Steve it is....orange...nice job so far.

   Mustang, that is an awesome custom steering wheel. Very cool idea with the doll house clock.

   Gamera great start on the Corsair, interesting conundrum with the 2 kits.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, October 1, 2021 12:15 PM

Thanks Steve and Perry!!!

Steve: That Puma is looking swell so far bro.

As far as the steering wheel goes. Ya know....if I've tried my best on something then I can sit back and be content with it but when I look at something I've done and see what I view as substandard and I know I can do better then I'll usually figure a method out on how to acheive the results I want. I've let stuff go in the past and always end up regretting it so I try to handle it when I see it now.

Any how..... I knew this was going to be alot of work so I stayed up late last night laying the groundwork for the steering column and wheel completion today. I woke up this morning and managed to get this to a point to where I'm going to be okay with it. 

I used some scale PE rivets that I have from the Model Car Garage that I inserted into each one of the cavities once I had everything painted up.

To compare. My first attempt:

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and Take II. I am MUCH happier with this:

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 1, 2021 5:59 PM

[quote user="goldhammer88"]

Gamera

I did get started on the Corsair. 

This did confuse the heck outta me. I thought these were the same kit. Both MiniCraft and they are simular. But one has raised panel lines and one recessed. And the parts are in different spots on the sprues. So did MiniCraft re-engineer the kit??? I dunno, anyway I'm going with the kit with recessed panel lines. 

Looks like one is a Hasegawa rebox and the other is an academy rebox.  That would explain the differences.

 

Could be. I wonder if the Academy kit was a copy of the Hasegawa one. I mean other than the panel lines and the different sprues the parts are exactly the same. There are a few differences in how the wings are made but you could subsitute parts from one kit for the other in most cases! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 1, 2021 6:02 PM

That's amazing Joe, I'd have been happy with either wheel! Superb work! 

Steve: Now I have a strange craving for an orange Dreamsickle. All joking aside fantastic work there- I hate friggin' orange. It never wants to cover but you made it look easy! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, October 2, 2021 4:58 AM

Joe: What can I say??????? I'm going upstairs tomorrow and I'm going to chuck all my kits in the bin. Then I'll take up knitting....

Gamera: You have a challenge on your hands mate, but I have no doubt that you'll get there.

Steve: Man that's a gutsy colour.

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:39 AM

Wow, Joe. Your work on that Mustang is nuts. Bow Down

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"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:28 PM

Thanks fellas! Moving on to the center console next.

Doug/ Rigidrider used to get so frustrated sometimes when he'd attempt to build auto subjects. I think his biggest obstacle was mastering the high gloss paint jobs but he ended up getting that down with some patience.

                   

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, October 4, 2021 12:31 AM

Steve: Your orange paint looks excellent. I'm excited to see that all decaled up.

Joe: Now that is some remarkable attention to detail not to mention the execution. It has a very real look to it. Beautifully done.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 4, 2021 9:19 AM

Thanks guys, yes, it's orange. Here the Puma is with the decals on. There's still a few more things that need to be completed to call this thing done. The black on the canopy was added using paint to continue the 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/

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, October 4, 2021 9:38 AM

   You have the patience of a saint Modelcrazy, WOW that is cool.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Monday, October 4, 2021 9:43 AM

You people are sure honoring those that have gone before. Great builds.

As to mine, the IP in the Italeri kit is different from the Hase one that the PE is for.  Found a Hase "E" and asked the seller if it had both IP's.  Was told still in bag, but instructions showed unused parts.  Made offer, was accepted, should be here this week.  Maybe can get back to it

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Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, October 4, 2021 11:10 AM

And right on cue Steve, you come out and knock my socks off. You have done a right admirable job with those decals. It is eye popping for sure. Good show!

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, October 4, 2021 11:13 AM

Steve, I don't know what would have made my left eye twitch more, painting those tiger stripes or putting on decals instead. Tongue Tied Well done.

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"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 4, 2021 11:24 AM

Decals, paint, whatever you used those stripes are the cat's meow Steve!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 4, 2021 1:11 PM

Thanks guys. The kudos go to Revell. There wasn't I had to do to get them to couture to the curves. 

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/

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:55 PM

modelcrazy

Thanks guys, yes, it's orange. Here the Puma is with the decals on. There's still a few more things that need to be completed to call this thing done. The black on the canopy was added using paint to continue the decals

 

You gotta be.....what tha???....Holy........I think I'm gonna........

                   

 

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:35 AM

Fantastic work by all!  That Puma is incredible, and that dashboard?

 

ive gotten a bit more done with my Tamiya F4U Corsair, and I will try to get new pics up this evening.....

 

Justin

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:48 AM

Sounds cool Justin- looking forward to the photos!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:17 AM

Awsome work on the Puma Steve.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, October 7, 2021 8:20 PM

finally hadtime to get on here and put my update up for all to enjoy!

 

I started with spraying some Vallejo Aluminum over the airframe, followed by a couple coats of hairspray for future chipping:

then did a little old fashioned preshading.  I was disappointed with the shade of sea blue from Vallejo, it being way too desaturated and just grey...

so i attempted to boost the saturation by spraying a mix of blue acrylic inks.  btw, you can remove said inks using undiluted Simple Green:

That didn't work, so I mixed up a custom mix of the sea blue that suited it much better:

I applied the decals from Eaglecals in the markings of Captain Dean Hartley Jr. of VMF-225.  Decals were applied right over the paint with no gloss coat.

after each step, the Corsair was put in a repurposed food dehydrator for a week (I only get time to work on the weekends...

I built up the landing gear, adding some extra wiring and then painting and weathering

Did some slight sponge chipping on the prop, and dull coated it.  It awaits some dust and fading effects:

 

 

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"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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