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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.

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Posted by waikong on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 10:58 PM

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

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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.

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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

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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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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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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

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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 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

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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 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 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 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

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

XF-12 over the top

 

Thanks,

John

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

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

BK

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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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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

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 8, 2023 10:20 AM

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.

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, May 8, 2023 9:53 AM

After having looked over these pics and some others regarding the interior colors I do believe I will go with the black canopy frames. I haven't started painting yet so this is a good time to make that happen. I appreciate the input you all have provided here.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 15, 2023 11:02 AM

mustang1989
What color did you paint that braided cable leading down from the bulkhead to the L/H side of the pilots seat?

I painted in interior green or something like that and then dry brushed some steel over it to highlight and make it look better and used.

BK

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Posted by Tcoat on Friday, April 14, 2023 8:20 PM

BrandonK

 

 
mustang1989

Hey Brandon,

I've been waiting on color reference shots for the interior and can't find a single color reference shot for the entire interior area. I've got a shot of the instrument panel and one small shot of the radios in the middle of the interior but that's it. What did you use for color reference for your interior on your Kitty Hawk Kingfisher? 

 

 

 

Kittyhawk calls for Field Green FS34097 throughout the interior with exception of radios and equipment like that. This is a US verions Fisher and the Brits may have used completely different colors inside. Since there are very very few examples left in the world, non of which are airworthy we can only make educated guesses. Unless you dig into documents for that time that lay out the specs. I basically finally said, "green will do, there isn't anyone around who can argue its wrong." Black inside a kit like this you won't be able to see anything. So I went interior green and other greens to layer it up and highlight and provide depth. Getting this to "actual, correct accuracy" is just not a big deal to me as long as it looks like a bird from that era. Basically, what colors were F4's, devastators and other Navy planes from that time using.

 

This is the image I used to decide that green interior was the way to go. I know its a museum piece and not to rely too much on accuracy from those, but it was likely visually repainted using what the bird already had to start with, I hope. Anyway, the historical pics really don't lend themselves to seeing what the color was to to black and white photos and poor lighting on color and colorized photos. Basically, you have to decide what you want. I have a ton of details inside and I want to see it, black won't allow that in scale, so green it is. Hope this helps.

BK

 

Can't go too far wrong with good old interior green. If me, based on the period pictures, I would paint the cockpit sides in the green and everything from the base of the canopies up Nato black or even German grey. Controls, boxes, and all equipment in semi gloss black.

Even accounting for color drift and shadows there is no way those upper sections are interior green

http://navsource.org/archives/01/057/015769f.jpg 

 

OK So... A deep dive says that since the bulk of these aircraft were built before interior gren was standardized they were actually Dull Dark Green below the canopy rails.

That would make sense with the colour shift of the pictures as it is considerably darker than Interior Green

 

This makes your darkened interior green almost bang on.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, April 14, 2023 10:40 AM

From what you and Tony posted heck yeah it all helps bud and thanks goes out to both of you. 

What color did you paint that braided cable leading down from the bulkhead to the L/H side of the pilots seat? 

                   

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, April 14, 2023 10:13 AM

mustang1989

Hey Brandon,

I've been waiting on color reference shots for the interior and can't find a single color reference shot for the entire interior area. I've got a shot of the instrument panel and one small shot of the radios in the middle of the interior but that's it. What did you use for color reference for your interior on your Kitty Hawk Kingfisher? 

 

Kittyhawk calls for Field Green FS34097 throughout the interior with exception of radios and equipment like that. This is a US verions Fisher and the Brits may have used completely different colors inside. Since there are very very few examples left in the world, non of which are airworthy we can only make educated guesses. Unless you dig into documents for that time that lay out the specs. I basically finally said, "green will do, there isn't anyone around who can argue its wrong." Black inside a kit like this you won't be able to see anything. So I went interior green and other greens to layer it up and highlight and provide depth. Getting this to "actual, correct accuracy" is just not a big deal to me as long as it looks like a bird from that era. Basically, what colors were F4's, devastators and other Navy planes from that time using.

This is the image I used to decide that green interior was the way to go. I know its a museum piece and not to rely too much on accuracy from those, but it was likely visually repainted using what the bird already had to start with, I hope. Anyway, the historical pics really don't lend themselves to seeing what the color was to to black and white photos and poor lighting on color and colorized photos. Basically, you have to decide what you want. I have a ton of details inside and I want to see it, black won't allow that in scale, so green it is. Hope this helps.

BK

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