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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, January 17, 2022 6:30 AM

Definitely some cool stuuf using this theme!

-O that is a labor of love. Cool takeaway using the tape.

castelnuovo I'd never heard of the wasp. Cool flamethrower. Suspension sure looks smart.

plasticjunkie that pit is looking great. I've never asked but always wondered how foil took paint for seatbelts. Do you have to do anything special to get paint to stickto the wine foil you used?

 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and 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!

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 17, 2022 7:30 AM

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plasticjunkie that pit is looking great. I've never asked but always wondered how foil took paint for seatbelts. Do you have to do anything special to get paint to stickto the wine foil you used?

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Thanks. Painting the wine foil is a bit tricky. I scuff up the foil with sandpaper, cut and trim the strips then paint with enamel that grabs way better than acrylics. Unfortunately it will still chip so one must be very gentle when handling and folding. I only had to touch up a couple of tiny chips on this one. 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, January 22, 2022 6:53 AM

Some nice work going on here.

Oortiz, the Tigercat paintwork looks great

PJ, The Mustang the detail in the cockpit is super.

Good start castel.

Castel, here is my offering between this GB and the RAAF GB - 1/48 Red Roo CAC CA-25 Winjeel. A resin kit designed by Red Roo and made by Special Hobby.

Winjeel is a Kulin word meaning young eagle.

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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, January 22, 2022 8:50 PM

Hey gang, I'm back with a small update. First, before I share, I'd like to compliment everyone on their progress and thank everyone for the pats on the back. I'm really enjoying this build.

OK, so here's what I've done since my last post. Nothing has been assembled because I decided to paint on the 'cat's markings. I used my Silhoutte cutter and made some custom masks. I was afraid the kit's decals wouldn't work as well as I want. So, I decided to try my hand at painting them on. I think they turned out pretty well.

Next I'm going to work on the engines. Once those are done, I think I can start putting the big pieces together.

Feel free to drop you two cents in the bucket. I appreciate you stopping by and taking a look.

Cheers!

-O

 

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, January 23, 2022 4:45 PM

Really good results with the masks O

Is the Silhouette easy to use?

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    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, January 23, 2022 5:34 PM

Hey lostagain, yeah, the machine is pretty easy to use. I have an early version. Mine is close to 10 years old. I don't have any special training or experience in design software, but the machine's software is fairly intuitive. It have a lot of features that I don't use. I was able to plug it in and use it after an afternoon of playing with it. I don't use it much, honestly. I originally bought it to use in my classroom. It has proven itself useful for my modeling, as you have seen. I should spend some time and really get familiar with it. Overall, it's been pretty useful, and like I said, fairly easy to use.

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:57 PM

lostagain

Some nice work going on here.

Oortiz, the Tigercat paintwork looks great

PJ, The Mustang the detail in the cockpit is super.

Good start castel.

Castel, here is my offering between this GB and the RAAF GB - 1/48 Red Roo CAC CA-25 Winjeel. A resin kit designed by Red Roo and made by Special Hobby.

Winjeel is a Kulin word meaning young eagle.

 

 

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:19 PM

The engine is finished and in place

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:05 AM

Great job on all gents, all looking fantastic.

My clear parts are distortion so I shot Revell an email several days ago. Finally got a response from Revell about the canopy and windscreen issue and replacements will be sent free of charge. The massage said it will take up to 6 weeks for the parts to arrive so hopefully these will have no distortion.

And some progress done with the pony. Got the fuselage closed up after sanding down the thickness of the pit side frames and both bulkheads otherwise tge fuse halves will have a slight gap.  

 

I drilled out the carburator intake panels

Working on the main gear wells now.

 

 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 29, 2022 8:27 PM

The main gear area was sprayed Humbrol Metalcote polished aluminum and after drying was buffed with a Q Tip. Next I spent a couple of hours masking to spray the stringers and crossmembers zync chromate green. This is how things look with the parts unglued and waiting for the Fundekal red stencils that go on the NMF sheet metal between the stringers.

The two visible mold marks will be covered up by the main gear struts once secured on. Lots of plumbing to come.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, January 30, 2022 9:04 PM

Howdy fellow plastic mashers, I'm back with an update on my Tigercat.

 

Since I left you last, I was able to get the major assemblies...um...assembled. The fit on this kit is pretty good. I only needed small amounts of PPP on the upper part of the main wing joints. Before things went together, though, there were a couple of small things that needed some attention.

 

First, I realized that I had made two mistakes with the unit markings I sprayed on the wings. I forgot to "stencil" the "G", and I made an mistake on one of the 4s. Some quick masking was able to square that away.

 

 

I got the engines painted and the nacelle assemblies glued up.

 

 

After a gloss coat, the unit markings were applied to the nacelles, and the branch markings to the lower rear fuselage. Those were the only decals I used. I was worried about how they'd turn out because they were very thick and slathered in glue. They're not as "smooth" as I would've liked, but they're good enough. I tried cutting masks for them, but I couldn't get my cutter to cut them cleanly at the size I needed.

 

Anyway, after the gloss coat, I washed with with a light gray then flat coated it all. I even made an attempt at spraying on some exhaust stains.

 

Here's where things stand:

 

 

 

For these two, the wing tips are just dry-fitted for the sake of snapping the pictures.

 

 

 

I'm moving my attention to cleaning up the metal landing gear parts so I can get this lady standing on her own legs. Still loads to do...

 

Please feel free to drop you two cents into the bucket. Comments, questions, and criticisms are welcome.

 

Thanks for lookin'!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 11:23 PM

Good progress ooritz, love the weathering Yes

Here are the pieces ready for the final push. So far this has been a great kit, not a single trimming was needed. The biggest challenge I forsee here is folding those rubber hoses around the fuel tank leg. They are soft and flexibile but they are barely haging on to the attachment point to the tank, and then they will have to be bent 90 degrees and twisted to the side.

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 10:57 AM

Suggestion... Replace the rubber hose with appropriate diameter solder.  Bends easier and holds shape.

Afraid I'm going to drop out.... Haven't heard back from the fellow who was willing to scale up the artwork I purchased for Rare Bear.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, February 3, 2022 5:33 AM

Castel, the Wasp is going well, looking good, it will be good to see it come together.

PJ, that is a really fine detail in the gear well there, and good to see the fuselage together.

O, The tiger is looking super, really good detail in the engines there as well.

Opened up the Winjeel, inside there are plenty of resin pieces, including some clear ones, PE details, vacform canopies (one spare happily). All cast by Special Hobby and the castings are pretty clean with only minor flash and fine recessed panel lines.

 

 

Having read a few reviews, I knew that the fit in the cockpit was an issue to be solved. Sure enough the test fit shows the seats are wider than the cockpit.

Continued dry fitting, adjustment, fettling, trimming and refitting to get it all to come together. So now the seats are fitting in quite neatly

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:06 AM

Thanks lostagain. Great job sizing those seats.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:09 PM

goldhammer88

Suggestion... Replace the rubber hose with appropriate diameter solder.  Bends easier and holds shape.

Afraid I'm going to drop out.... Haven't heard back from the fellow who was willing to scale up the artwork I purchased for Rare Bear.

 

 

Thanks for the idea. Sorry to see you go. Plenty of animals out there, feel free to rejoin any time.

 

Lostagain, good start Yes

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    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 12:11 AM

Well, lets call this one done. I decidec to leave the engin open as it was a small project in it self and turned out well. Would be a pitty to just cover it.

 

I will take a break from modeling now as my hands are trembling a bit more then usual, a sure sign that I need a break.

Thanks for looking.

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 6:38 PM

Looking Good castel, agree the engine is too nice to cover up!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and 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!

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:14 AM

Tigercat is looking good oortiz. Nice work.

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:18 AM

Nice job on the Jeep castelnuovo.  Hopefully I'll get time to start on my entry soon!

On the Bench: Too Much

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 12, 2022 4:15 PM

Great looking hero Castelnuovo, good idea to leave the hood open to show off the details .

The stencils finally came in the mail. Added the red stencils to the NMF sheetmetal and busied up the area with wiring. 


 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, February 13, 2022 1:18 PM

FANTASTIC work, PJ

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 10:32 PM

castelnuovo

FANTASTIC work, PJ

 

Thanks!

The wings and air scoop are finaly in place and awaiting some seam line cleaning.

 

More wiring was added to the main well area

The painting  step in getting closer.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 28, 2022 8:20 PM

Clear parts are distorted so contacted Revell about replacement parts that took 5 weeks to arrive. They too were heavily distorted so re contacted Revell last Friday about it.
Got a very apologetic reply from Revell today, and re sending parts again. Fingers crossed.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, March 5, 2022 10:42 AM

Okay, finally remembering to post some WIP pics of the F-5E:

Initial stages of assembly.  Had a whole lot of parts breaking due to the extreme brittleness of the plastic (36+ years in storage is not good for this plastic!).

Of course, I had lost the decal set in those years so, since the instrument panels were blank flat surfaces (no raised detail at all), I had to buy some after-market instrument decals:

Cockpit's done:

Wings and fuselage assembly:

Starting painting by putting down a light sand base coat:

I wanted to go with a three-tone "Snake" scheme, so the second coat is a dark brown:

And with the third layer, of green, the scheme is complete:

Now, I'm starting on working on the landing gear bays and adding the landing gear:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, March 6, 2022 7:31 PM

Hey gang, just a couple of photos showing the latest progress on my Tigercat. I have been able to get the gear and wingfolds installed. Despite adding as much weight as I could cram into the forward fuselage, this thing is STILL a tail sitter. I guess I'll be building the included barrel and crate to get it onto its nose gear. Anyway, here's where things stand. The end is not too far. Hopefully, next time I post I will be sharing photos of my completed build.

Again, comments, questions, and criticisms welcome. 

Thanks for looking!

Cheers,

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, March 6, 2022 11:32 PM

Love that cammo AA, turned out really good.

Same for you ooritz, looks good, love the weathering Yes

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, March 7, 2022 6:04 AM

love the camo armor_aficio! Definitely snakelike, even the masking putty looks snakelike lol

-O the weathered look on that aircraft stands out for sure! Nicely done

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and 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!

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    March 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, March 12, 2022 6:39 AM

Latest WIP update on the F-5E:

Adding landing gear:

Decals being applied:

More decals, arresting hook, and Sidewinders being applied:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, March 12, 2022 9:46 AM

Hey AA, I'm digging that camo. Those colors look great. That F-5's a fun little kit. When I built my F-5 Aggressor, I used the plain ol' boring ADC scheme.

I'm looking forward to seeing your finished product!

Cheers,

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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