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#1 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 09:20 PM

I had a bunch of different subjects that I could pick from to join this GB with. I have a Tamiya F-15E I started 20 years ago that currently seems to be a table...

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Another choice was the F-4G I started right around when I joined LSP.

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In the end, I decided on my first resin 1/32 kit, the Planet Models XF5U.

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There are a couple great builds of this kit on here from Brian and Eric and I used them as a reference in what I've done so far.

I think I'm past the hard part of joining the fuselage halves together but left off there.

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The plan is to arm it and add some nose art which I think LSP Kevin will enjoy.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 10:29 PM

The plan is to arm it and add some nose art which I think LSP Kevin will enjoy.

 

Boobies!

 

:please:

 

Kev


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 11:21 PM

Boobies!

:please:

Kev


LOL!!!

Ok, here you go Kev.

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So I decided the best place to mount a pair of 20mm cannon would be under the nose.

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I made a couple of troughs in the belly and used some brass rod to replicate the barrels.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 11:36 PM

Ok, here you go Kev.

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Well, that's certainly the next best thing! Very cool indeed. Would look pretty awesome in Black Omega livery, too.

 

Kev


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 11:40 PM

The Sea Witch was a sub I thought. I would look for or make some "Alien Babe" decals. You know something different. Scan a a Science fiction book cover from the 1950s. Do the photoshop tricks on it and print the decals. Just a thought.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 11:44 PM

The Sea Witch was a sub I thought. I would look for or make some "Alien Babe" decals. You know something different. Scan a a Science fiction book cover from the 1950s. Do the photoshop tricks on it and print the decals. Just a thought.

Rick

 

Rick, Carl's chosen decals are from a Babylon 5 Star Fury. Very apt!

 

Kev


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 11:56 PM

Well, that's certainly the next best thing! Very cool indeed. Would look pretty awesome in Black Omega livery, too.

Kev




Hmm, hadn't thought of a Black Omega one. I can't remember what Ivanova had on her Star Fury but I know they had decals for Sinclair's and Sheridan's Star Furies as well.


The Sea Witch was a sub I thought. I would look for or make some "Alien Babe" decals. You know something different. Scan a a Science fiction book cover from the 1950s. Do the photoshop tricks on it and print the decals. Just a thought.
Rick

As Kev mentioned, Sea Witch was one of the Star Furies from Babylon 5. When Revell released the model, they apparently censored the nose art a bit. The one I have is an AM one.

Carl

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 10:50 AM

Rick, Carl's chosen decals are from a Babylon 5 Star Fury. Very apt!
 
Kev


Ah thanks.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:54 AM

This got out on the back burner a bit thanks to our renos and figuring out a solution for the plain IP. Here's the kit one:

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On a whim, I tried a Yahu IP meant for the Tamiya F4U. With a trim of the edges and slight sanding of the top edge, it was a decent fit.

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I need to add a gunsight next and the cockpit will be done.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:12 PM

Neat! That Yahu IP looks excellent in there.  I cant wait to use my first one in a build. I bought like 10 or 12 of the damn things.   :lol: 


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:54 PM

Coming along nicely. One of these days I'll build my 1/48 Flapjack. :)


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:30 AM

Thanks Brian and John!

One of the stumbling blocks I had with regards to this build was how to accurately centre and install the prop spinners. I ended up filling the hollow fairings behind the spinners with epoxy putty and then marking the centre point as best I could.

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I can mount the spinners on brass rod which should make a reasonably strong attachment.

So a bit of progress here and hopefully more to come.

Carl
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:50 AM

Boobies!

 

:please:

 

Kev

 

Boobies Kev?

 

OK:

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:55 AM

Ok, so a belated update on this build. I've been busy the last while trying to get our basement back in order after our renovations. Then I had to move the contents of my old hobby room at my parents' house into ours. Finally, I built a new workbench.

Last night was the first chance I got to really work on something so I dove in and filled the seams around the prop fairings, primered the model and then a colour coat of Gunze Navy Blue on the topsides.

And forgot to document any of the progress as I was just into getting something done.

So this is what it looks like at the moment :

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Next up is to paint the underside and go from there.

Carl
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:15 AM

Is that a clean and organized bench too Carl?


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