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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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panzerman1
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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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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 01:56 AM GMT+7
Hello,
I try to finish this in one month.


Regards,
K.
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 - 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, 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, 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 - 10:51 AM GMT+7
William,
Thqt looks great!

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 05:49 PM GMT+7
it's got wings!!!


Starting to look like an airplane.

GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 07:53 PM GMT+7
Good job! I hate trying to align folded wings.
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: 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.
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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: 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: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 10:52 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

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 - 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: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 01:50 PM GMT+7
Progress update, 1/72 Tiger I ready to paint.




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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?
b17-peter
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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: 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: 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: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 04:07 AM GMT+7
Great job on your Dinah, Bill. I like the weathering very much!
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 04:10 AM GMT+7
Getting closer to the finish line with my TSR.2 here.
Mounted the main wheels (and the meanwhile broken starboard stabiliser:-( )today and did some minor painting here and there.
Starting with the decals soon



Good luck to everybody with your builds!
Peter
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:22 AM GMT+7
Thanks Peter.
Your TSR is looking great. I like the appearance of the landing gear. She's a futuristic plane, for sure.
Happy modeling. Bill