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panzerman1
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 09:16 PM GMT+7
Update on my Ki-46 armed variant.

Applied a dot filter. This adds tonal variety to the one color paint scheme.

Added a heavy chipping effect. Whether 100% accurate or not, I've always liked the trend to make Japanese war planes heavily weathered.

Continuing the dot filter on the ventral side.
The overall finish appears rough here. A matte coat will even out the dull effects with the gloss coat.
Thanks for viewing. Good luck everyone with the deadline approaching. Bill
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 09:28 PM GMT+7
Peter, the epic battle of getting those landing gear to fit was worth the struggle. They look awesome in place. Your TSR2 is taking shape nicely. KUTGW. Bill
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 06:55 AM GMT+7
@Mark Tremendous masking job on your Avenger

After spraying layer after layer of white from the rattle can onto my TSR2 I made some progress today with the undercarriage and some wheelbay covers. Had made a bad mistake earlier when I glued the belly part before the main wheel legs which then didn't fit in
Had to cut away a little plastic to fix it. But fortunately it went quite well
Here is the actual photo while the parts getting some rest to settle
panzerman1
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 12:30 PM GMT+7
Lap Man, Cool, old kit. What paint scheme are you going for?
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 01:50 PM GMT+7
Progress update, 1/72 Tiger I ready to paint.




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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 05:51 PM GMT+7
Here it is, kinda looks like an Avenger. Just needs the cowling and then it's ready for the paint shop.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 10:52 AM GMT+7

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Russell,
Looking good. I'm impressed you get such detail in that scale.

Gaz



Cheers, Gaz

yup-these new gen kits are a real boon to those of us with space limitations... All of my "air force" is 1/72 with one exception: Airfix's 1/24 Typhoon (Much to 'her indoors' befuddlement). Actually I am hoping Airfix re-tool some of their classic 1/24 range in near future....
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 06:49 AM GMT+7
Russell,
Looking good. I'm impressed you get such detail in that scale.

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2017 - 10:55 PM GMT+7
Really great and inspiring work going on here.

Well, better show what I've been up to then

1/72 Hawker Typhoon

this kit's been a joy to put together. That's not to say I haven't had to fettle and scrape here and there to get an optimal fit, because I have, but nothing too serious or difficult and the moldings are overall nice and tidy. The pilot is oversized and I've had to omit him, even though I'd normally add a pilot to give a sense of scale to the viewer.

On with the pics...







I think I got a bit heavy handed with the weathering in the wheel wells, so I'll re-spray them and tone it down a bit when I paint the underside...
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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2017 - 05:22 AM GMT+7
Thanks guys. I'm not sure where to go next, gill the wing root gaps or go the the tail fins.

The wings are solid, no folds to align, so I avoided that step.
panzerman1
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 11:10 PM GMT+7
Looking good, Mark. Your TBM Avenger past a build milestone. When the wings and stabilizers go on, it's looking like a plane now. Good luck with the rest of the project. Bill
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 07:53 PM GMT+7
Good job! I hate trying to align folded wings.
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 05:49 PM GMT+7
it's got wings!!!


Starting to look like an airplane.

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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 10:51 AM GMT+7
William,
Thqt looks great!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 04:48 AM GMT+7
Update on my Ki-46 armed variant.

Decal work is complete. Canopy frames are all painted up. Weathering is up next.

I am really pleased with how clear the canopy plastic turned out. A thorough dipping in Future acrylic wax did the trick.
Thanks for viewing. Till next time, Happy Modeling everyone!
Bill
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 04:42 AM GMT+7
@Mark, I understand. Frame masking will be a skill to master down the road. As long as my eyes hold out and my hands stay steady, I'll keep painting those canopy frames. Thanks. Bill
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 03:35 AM GMT+7
@ William, It was easier to master framing than freehand painting the frames for me.
panzerman1
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 02:52 AM GMT+7
K, good luck with the project. Is this one of the new tool kits?
Bill
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 01:56 AM GMT+7
Hello,
I try to finish this in one month.


Regards,
K.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:12 PM GMT+7
Update on my Ki-46 armed variant.

Gloss coated the Dinah, and started decal work. The kit decals are pretty nice. They have a thin carrier film and are in good register.
Thanks for viewing. Enjoy your projects everyone. Bill
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panzerman1
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:01 PM GMT+7
Mark, good job. Closing up the fuselage is always a hallmark in a build. Masking of the canopy looks nice. That's a skill I was never proficient at, so I free hand paint the frames. Keep having fun.
Bill
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 05:04 PM GMT+7
Progress, got the fuselage closed up (with only 2 crewmen, 1 went AWOL), dorsal gun in place and now the canopy.
b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 08:19 AM GMT+7

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Peter, your TSR is looking great. I love the futuristic profile of the craft. Landing gear looks nicely detailed. Keep having fun. Bill



Thanks, the same for your build, Bill. Great job of yours so far.
Yes, the undercarriage looks fine, the wheels are resin by CMK.
Have fun, too
panzerman1
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 07:44 AM GMT+7
Upate on my Ki-46 armed variant.

Wheel wells and landing gear assembled and painted. I added a retraction arm to both.

Base coat painting complete. Vallejo acrylics were used.

Up next is gloss coating as preparation for decal work.
Thanks for viewing. Bill