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#1 fightnjoe

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:57 AM

I have been lost in many things as of late.  Not much time really to post, even to really go online for more than a few minutes every now and then.  It is time to go back to basics.  Time to bring out an old friend.


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It seems that everytime I want to try something new I turn to this kit.  i believe I have built this kit at least ten times in its different boxings.  

My first attempt at scratchbuilding was with this kit.
My first attempt at resin aftermarket was with this kit.
My first attempt at photoetch was with this kit.
My first attempt at color modulation was with this kit.
My first attempt at real weathering was with this kit.

You get my point. 

At the beginning of each of my builds I try to picture just what I want to accomplish with the build.  What look am I going after.  This one is no different.  I want to try to portray a bird that has been forgotten.  A bone yard find.  Weathered, faded, just a relic.  

The construction aspect will be simple.  The only real modification will be the installation of the Legend resin cockpit set.  

More of this journey to follow.



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#2 Joe66

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:21 AM

Very cool idea of going with the same solid kit each time...sort of a baseline from which to gauge progress... your next build idea sounds great. i look forward to seeing it take shape !

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:29 AM

Cool project, Joe! I have a stalled (re)build of that kit lurking at the end of my workbench. I used the Legend cockpit too, and I thought it was terrific, though it doesn't fit as well as I'd hoped. In reviewing it, I noticed that you commented on the build, so you may remember it, but just in case, here's the link again:

 

http://forum.largesc...showtopic=47113

 

I'm looking forward to what you're able to achieve with this one, mate!

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:36 AM

My first attempt at scratchbuilding was with this kit.
My first attempt at resin aftermarket was with this kit.
My first attempt at photoetch was with this kit.
My first attempt at color modulation was with this kit.
My first attempt at real weathering was with this kit.

 

Joe, this should be great.  I have to ask - was all of the above on one version of the kit, or on five different builds of that kit?

 

Really looking forward to this, your builds are so instructional and inspiring.

 

Jim



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:54 AM

Good ol' Joe's back!! I didn't even think there were any aftermarket items for that kit!! All those old Monogram/ Revell kits need all the help they can get in the detail department. Will be watchin' this one and it's good to see you back around.



#6 fightnjoe

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:57 PM

Many thanks all for looking in.  

 

Joe, this should be great.  I have to ask - was all of the above on one version of the kit, or on five different builds of that kit?

 

Really looking forward to this, your builds are so instructional and inspiring.

 

Jim

Jim these all happened with different builds.  

 

Actually looking forward to the weathering on this one.  

 

 

 

Joe


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:13 PM

I had one of these that I was doing as a ceiling queen, but apparently lost it. I'll be looking forward to what you do with it.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:02 PM

Just an fyi - Starfighter Models has reissued the old Medallion Models upgrade set for this kit: http://www.starfight...0b-upgra40.html


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:17 PM

Just an fyi - Starfighter Models has reissued the old Medallion Models upgrade set for this kit: http://www.starfight...0b-upgra40.html

 

Damn, I wish that set had been around when I started mine!

 

Kev



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:11 AM

This journey has been delayed just a bit but I am eager to get going.  

 

 

Soon.

 

 

 

 

Joe


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