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Floats and Boats GB 2022, extended to end of 2023

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, May 8, 2023 12:41 PM

keavdog

Got the shop all setup so I started on the Rufe.  Not much to share just yet, but after 10 months it's good to be back at the bench.

 

 

So glad to see you back at it. I have this kit so I am curious to watch it go together.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 8, 2023 7:08 PM

So tempted to get the Eduard kit - but what to do with 2 Rufes???

Thanks,

John

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 8, 2023 11:45 PM

Pit still needs work but coming along

Mock up, should come together nicely

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 9:37 AM

keavdog

Pit still needs work but coming along

Mock up, should come together nicely

 

 

Wow, you are flying on this thing. No pun intended.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 25, 2023 6:56 PM

Rufe buttoned up - amazing fitting kit for its age.  :shoutout: 

 

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:41 PM

keavdog

Rufe buttoned up - amazing fitting kit for its age.  :shoutout: 

 

 

 

Looks like some color may be coming its way soon.

BK

On the bench:

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 27, 2023 12:04 AM

Primer - a bit of work to do

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, May 27, 2023 10:38 AM

You are really moving along quickly. I'm excited.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 2, 2023 8:04 PM

After doing some research I figured Tamiya  XF-76 was the color... looks way too green so I'll have to do something like an IJN grey over it.  Cowl is the right color from Mr Color.  Grrr...

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 2, 2023 8:23 PM

XF-12 over the top

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, June 2, 2023 8:53 PM

Looks really good. Don't beat yourself up over the color. I did a ton of research before I built my Zero and apparently NOONE agrees on the real color. Some say white, others grey, etc. I looked at as many untouched panels as i could find and settled on a white/ grey with subtle undertones of grey green. I'd say you are likely not far off and for all we know it may be spot on. Close enough. It looks great. Keep going.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 2, 2023 10:33 PM

Thanks BK - may hit it with Mr Color IJN gray which is way lighter.  Not a rivet counter but damn... not sure it was a lima bean.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, June 3, 2023 12:32 AM

One more coat - this time Mr Color 35 IJN Grey.  Better

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, June 5, 2023 11:55 AM

So I repainted the rufe again Indifferent but now I like it.  Can't decide on which wash to apply so testing sand & grey.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, June 5, 2023 2:25 PM

Looking good, John. The color is close enough for my untrained eyes. As far as the washes. I would go with what you like most, but some sort of combo of the two would likely work good also.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, June 5, 2023 6:04 PM

First time I ever had negative results from Flory wash - must be incomplete clearcoat on the bottom.  Went with old pastels for light weathering.

BTW - first model done in the new house.  Been about a year!

Anyhow - she's done.  Pick whichever pic you like for the front page

Lots of residue left over from the Flory wash...not sure what happend but I figured the bottom of a seaplane would be dirty anyway :)

 

May break aout the Arado next BK

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 9:59 AM

Wow, John! That really came out super nice. I think you nailed the color in the end and the underside looks convincing as with the prop wash and salt one would expect some staining and discoloration. Super outcome on this one, it looks fantastic. I will update the front page. If you do the Arado, I am super keen to see that too.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 11:01 PM

Thanks BK - man looking at the front page there are some awesome and unique builds.  Great group build.  

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, June 24, 2023 6:12 PM

Despite your negative results with Flory washes (which I can't see ANYTHING negative about it) this is one good turn out John. A beautiful Rufe man.....really.

                   

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, June 25, 2023 7:05 AM

I thought I had replied to this before and maybe I did, but hey, I'm only half way through my coffee yet... 

That's a great looking Rufe John. Always a favorite j-aircraft of mine and I love those simple one color schemes. your result looks real sharp and that canopy looks great. Nice work.

keavdog

First time I ever had negative results from Flory wash - must be incomplete clearcoat on the bottom.  Went with old pastels for light weathering.

BTW - first model done in the new house.  Been about a year!

Anyhow - she's done.  Pick whichever pic you like for the front page

On the Bench: Too Much

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, June 25, 2023 7:11 AM

Stunning Walrus waikong. Wonderful work.  I sure hope Afx releases a 1/72 version.

waikong

k, better late than never, finally pics of my Supermarine Walrus.

On the Bench: Too Much

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  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 10:58 PM

Thanks very much. It was a tough built, mostly my own fault though.

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 11:03 PM

Nice Rufe! I have this kit in my stash, but man you finished that in a month. I don't think I have finished a kit that quick ever.

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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