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#1 Erwin

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 12:10 PM

Hi all,

 

I'm joining,after a two years break, with the Rufe.

 

It has two small bombs under the wings.

 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 12:24 PM

Well that should certainly "make a splash"!  :speak_cool:


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#3 BradG

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 01:04 PM

Cool, I look forward to seeing this one.


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#4 Erwin

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 10:49 AM

As I paint by brush,the overall Japanese-gray is the easiest option for me.

 

What would be the best enamel from Revell or Humbrol for this ?


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:47 PM

I dunno, but here is a very complete kit build/review that I think you should study carefully:

 

http://www.ipmsusa.o...kajima_Rufe.htm

 

Especially notice the need for weights in the main float.

 

As for which paint, as an old hand-bristle-brush painter, I have found Testors MM enamels and acrylics to be very good so I couldn't say, but here is a page with a commentary on Humbrol:

 

http://www.britmodel...nese-navy-grey/

 

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 12:23 AM

Irwin !  where have you been ?

It's not nice to run off like that .

 

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Have fun anyway  :popcorn:


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I just like airplanes

 

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#7 Erwin

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 06:57 AM

I started with the float and wing construction.

 

I had a feeling that by just glueing the float would come loose again.

So I added two small screws to fix it stronger.

 

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#8 BradG

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 01:32 PM

Super start.


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#9 Erwin

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 02:48 PM

My attempt to make "Japanese Navy-grey".

 

A mix of 75 % Revell satin light grey 371 + 25 % Humbrol matt Sky Type S.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 11:56 AM

Looks pretty good mate.


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#11 Erwin

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 12:21 PM

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 03:47 AM

Oh my! Good to see you back. I recall you on another group build and saying you quit and sold all your stuff!

 

Good to see you back!



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:40 AM

Overall painting done "factory fresh".But it's a bit bright.So I will try to add a wash to darken it a bit.Not to much.

 

Is it grey or cockpit-colour behind the seat under the glass ?

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:45 AM

It could be grey, cockpit colour or even black for anti glare. I don't know that there is a definitive answer there.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:18 PM

Looking good Erwin! 

 



Is it grey or cockpit-colour behind the seat under the glass ?

 

 

 

IIRC, the cockpits themselves were all Nakajima interior green (close to RAF interior green) but I believe that back turtle deck area was usually black, same as the IP hood:

 

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