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#556 sandokan

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 02:32 PM

Just excellent, excellent, excellent Mark!!!
What amazing weathering!!!

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:16 PM

Wow

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Only THE greatest rock band in the world


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:39 AM

Mark, it's a sheer pleasure to watch your work. Can't wait to see that fantastic engine go on.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:43 AM

Thank you, Gentlemen.

 

Well, the model passed the Wife Test, for now.  She came downstairs into the basement to chat while I was yet toiling away again repairing another broken part when she blurted out 'That looks beautiful!'  Wive's, they're so smart.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


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        Works in Progress:   Italeri 1/35 PT596Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956,

            Completed WiP:  Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14

                        Idle WiP:  Fw190A-5 Black 7 1/25th IDF Sho't, c.1982Bf109K-4, I./KG (J)6, BohemiaHungarian Bf109G-14, Bf109F-4/Z Trop,Shelf of DOOM!: Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu Type 11 Rex , IDF AH-1 Tzefa FWerfer-Granate 21's,

   Ready for Inspection: Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14, Ludwig Franzisket, Bf109G-6


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:04 AM

Wow Mark! The Wife test is definitive word about! Great! Congrats!

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 08:18 PM

Except for the seat belt, of which I lost a part, and I'm now awaiting a replacement, the back half is done.

 

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Canopy, antenna wire tie-in.  Barely noticeable because of reflection, but it is there.  That location which the wire passes through the canopy is painted aluminum.  It's a metal piece with a roller inside which is screwed onto the canopy.  The (black invisible thread) wire is not straight, and with the canopy open the canopies' demarcation line doesn't align with the fuselage.  I'm dogged at every turn.  I guess the hole thru the canopy is the wrong angle or too low, or both.  I was satisfied with how I finished the canopy so I masked it off when I stripped the model the last time.  I just forgot where the line was.  Imagine my surprise when I stripped the tape off and saw it was misaligned.  I said the hell with it, replacement canopy.

 

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Repaired replacement antenna.  At least it doesn't look like Brian Baldinger's little finger.

 

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Antenna wire tie-in at vertical stab.

 

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Dipped the lights in Future, let them dry, then globbed Tamiya Clears on them.  Added a drop of Future to finish them off.  Replacement formation light.  Added the rockets.  Ignition wires, too.

 

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Other side.

 

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I saw a Revell Bunnie.

 

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These are the two images I used as reference and tried to emulate.

 

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I lightly drew the lines with a pencil then traced the line with Black Oil paint then with Sienna, I think it was.  The same color as the top, whatever it was.  Wood roller on light.

 

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Painted seepage along the wheel well ridges and along the inner door face.

 

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Painting the oil seepage made me nervous so I did it lightly.

 

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The small tail drag guard, I guess it is, toward the rudder, was painted aluminum.

 

I've spent so much time detailing this finish I'm woefully behind on my Honey-Do list, so unfortunately the engine will have to wait for the time being.

Thank you one and all for your interest and support on this seemingly never ending project.

Sincerely,

Mark


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        Works in Progress:   Italeri 1/35 PT596Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956,

            Completed WiP:  Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14

                        Idle WiP:  Fw190A-5 Black 7 1/25th IDF Sho't, c.1982Bf109K-4, I./KG (J)6, BohemiaHungarian Bf109G-14, Bf109F-4/Z Trop,Shelf of DOOM!: Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu Type 11 Rex , IDF AH-1 Tzefa FWerfer-Granate 21's,

   Ready for Inspection: Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14, Ludwig Franzisket, Bf109G-6


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 08:29 PM

Very realistic weathering Mark, together with the high level of detail you are heading for a show stopper.

Cheers

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