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Eyes in the air, eyes on the ground - RQ-7B and M-ATV finished

Academy RQ-7B M-ATV diorama

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#1 dutik

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 07:42 PM

Well, I'm in. Started cutting styrene today. Which kit? Stay tuned.

 

Want to make an in-flight display with some troops on the ground too. M-ATVs, to be correct. Two or three of them. Yes, we are going to the Stan...

 

 

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- dutik


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 09:12 AM

Eyes glued ... :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 12:19 PM

OK, it's Academys RQ-7B. A pusher with twin tailbooms. A very small and simple kit, but qualified :thumbsup:

 

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First parts glued. To make an in-flight display I added Albion Alloys square tube into the rear fuselage and the base and a smaller one inbetween. Very nice stuff, the tubes fit each other precisely.

 

 

Look at the belly:

 

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The kit is nice. Good fit. Some mould seams need to be removed. Break lines of the kit parts follow the real paneel lines. Some details are lacking, some details are simplified. Will add some gizmos here and there.

 

Enjoy!

- dutik


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 08:40 PM

Neat!  I like it.........................and wont take up much space at all on the display shelf either.  ;)



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:55 PM

nice!!!!!!! I can't wait to see this one come together!



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Posted 12 September 2014 - 03:59 AM

This is going to be GOOD,

 

  Looking forward to seeing how this will all come together

 

watch'in you

 

jack

 

   You know the MiG-19 qualifies in this GB  and it really is a nice kit, I may have to find another


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:19 PM

The 'stan is ready:

 

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Closeup:

 

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This is the kit base with some carved sheets of balsa wood, a layer of wood putty, Tamiya buff and black, sand and small pebbles, a liberal amount of pigments and a coat of flat varnish.

 

 

...

 

Startet painting of the M-ATVs. Also added details to the drone. Some more to come. Keep care while handling this bird. The tail is that flimsy I broke it off two times...

 

 

Regards

- dutik


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:19 AM

the base looks great!



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:45 PM

Nice ;)


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:36 PM

Hello,

 

Nice!

 

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:38 PM

Dam, how did I miss this ? Looks great. The ground looks great as well as the build.....Harv  :popcorn:


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 06:43 AM

Still active with the build. Trying to add actuators for the flaps of all kind; but these are very tiny pieces. The wobbly tail does't help either.

At least I made some progress painting the M-ATVs. Stay tuned.

 

- dutik


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 09:35 PM

can't wait to see the update, and I'm sure it's going to be bad ass!!!!!



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Posted 03 October 2014 - 05:51 PM

I have to travel a lot these days, so progress is slow. But the subject was choosen wisely: Some small kits well suited for on-and-off working sessions.

 

Pushed the M-ATVs ahead:

 

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Have to do some minor touch-ups here and there, paint the chain guns and to paint the bottom parts where the miniatures were tacked onto the woodsticks.

 

 

On terrain:

 

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And the full view:

 

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Enjoy!

- dutik


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Posted 11 October 2014 - 12:16 AM

Not sure how I missed this one! Very unique kit and the presentation is going to be awesome!

 

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