Posted 07 November 2007 - 10:22 PM
Matty.. how much chrome does the kit have..?
Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:28 AM
Floyd Werner showed in his how-to DVD on NMF finishes how he removed the chrome from a car kit, built it up in sub-assemblies, then used Alclad's gloss black and chrome finish laquers to create a thinner,more scale looking chrome. It was IMPRESSIVE!!!
Nice one GGC,
I'm doing the Funfdecker at the moment. Not one wing, now two or three but 5 in fact.
Good bit of fun.
I'd love to use the chrome parts untouched but it seems impossible to get a neat build with no seam lines. Any ideas on how to effectively glue the chromed parts and not lose that mirror finish?
Ray "Bad Omen" Peterson
Posted 08 November 2007 - 10:55 PM
Posted 09 November 2007 - 12:06 AM
Finished: Revell Dora | Hasegawa Emil | Revell Zero Rebuild | 21st Century C.202 | Tamiya A6M5 Zero | Hasegawa Avia S-92 | Hasegawa Fw 190D-11 | Matchbox Sea Venom
In Progress: Hasegawa Fw 190S Conversion | Matchbox Spitfire 22/24 | XS-Models Hughes H-1
Shelf of Shame: Revell X-1 | Matchbox Emil
Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:43 AM
This is terrific, I love it.
Instead of lipstick?
Posted 09 November 2007 - 12:52 PM
Posted 10 November 2007 - 12:32 PM
Cockpit es finished with special reflector site and radio gear..
Posted 10 November 2007 - 06:09 PM
It looks great, I like it.
Tamiya F4E Phantom early release 1/32 on the table
Academy FA18D Night attack 1/32
Tamiya F14A 1/32
Academy AH64 Longbow 1/48
Academy SU-27B 1/48
Hasegawa Grmk.7 Harrier 1/48
LEARNING MORE AND MORE EVERY DAY......
Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:18 PM
Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:48 AM
Thanks guys.. I'm working on some s/b mass balances, modifying a 1/32 21st Cent drop tank..some detail work on the landing gear (main and tail), prop/spinner details, fusalage seam filling..etc. Camo will be an early Luft scheme circa 1940. This project has been a hoot....hope you-all are enjoying it as much as Verner unt I..
I've been having a blast watching this one! I remember these kits from my childhood, and the nostalgia combined with the really nice job you're doing with it makes me grin from ear to ear. Thanks for the reminder that we can build kits just for the joy of it!
Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:26 AM
I am actually surprised Revell didn't try to make this plane more angular, most of the airframe looks more like an F/G.
I don't remember the Revell comic planes but I do remember the Hasegawa Egg Planes appearing in shops when I about 11. Here's one on ARC.
These kits are so rare, I'm surprised somebody didn't try to arrest you when you started taking the parts off the spues!
Instead of lipstick?
Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:51 PM
Posted 13 November 2007 - 07:11 PM
I'm thinking this kit would qualify for the incomplete/stalled projects group build....
I'll post pictures of this project in it's current state of Dis-Repair....later...
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