Tigger (ID Models) Ki-45 Nick Vac
Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:21 PM
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:38 PM
Auch, closing time is creeping up on me... Earlier I made good progress with this one, but had to put it aside to finish something else for a competition. I'm back
First - the state of the project
The surface looks like that because when scribing I used a Dymo tape as guide and it kept ripping off the primer. Will sand and level it before painting.
So... the state is:
Scribing almost done
Gear and wheels done
Propellers and spinners done. Spinners were a major PITA. I tried a million ways of doing them and eventually ended up with having my friend 3D print them to get good locations for the prop blades. They were very coarse, so i had to fill and sand many times before I was happy with them. I drilled out the holes and added Bf109F blades - that I think looked the closest to the photos - and a small pipe thingie in the tip of the spinner. Painting to come, but done !!
Ailerons, elevators and rudder finished save for actuators. Gear doors are the only thing I haven't touched at all
Transparancies are underway...
Another thing I've redone several times is the landing light in the nose. First attempt was super - very clear etc, but it was so clear that it was obvious that I had done a bad job at doing the 'lamp' behind it. After several attempts, all with each their flaw, this is the last one. I'll leave it at that nomatter how it turns out. All the failed attempts made me cut of a bit of the nose. I used a large part of a transparent toothbrush - sanded flat on the back side and a 'lamp' painted on. To come is the shaping and polishing.
A bit of product placement, eh?
So... will I make it to the 30th ? Don't think so, but it IS getting very close indeed.
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Recently done HpH SG-38 Schulgleiter 38 Trumpeter Bf109G-6 Yellow 1 3/JG300 Manfred Dieterle Two Trumpeter P-51B - Gentile's Shangri-La and Hofers Salem Representative Tamiya A6M3 converted from A6M5 Trumpeter Me262A-1a Rudolf Sinner Hasegawa Ki-84 Anabuki Revell (Hasegawa) Fw190D-13 Yellow 10 PCM Macchi Mc202 & 205 1/32 Bf109E-3 wnr 1244 White 5, Stefan Litjens of JG53 (Cyberhobby) 1/32 Eduard+AlleyCat Bf109D JG102 Hannes Gentzen Two Hase P-47's - Dave Schilling and Glenn Eagleston
Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:51 PM
Great work, Tom Tom.
Completed WiP: Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14
Idle WiP: Fw190A-5 Black 7, 1/25th IDF Sho't, c.1982, Bf109K-4, I./KG (J)6, Bohemia, Hungarian Bf109G-14, Bf109F-4/Z Trop,, Shelf of DOOM!: Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu Type 11 Rex , IDF AH-1 Tzefa F, Werfer-Granate 21's,
Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:31 PM
Thomas you are really doing a fantastic job on this twin. Your creativity, perseverance and modeling talent are going to win the day. It will be a great model.
Keep it up!
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