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#1 Zero77

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 03:16 PM

Finally it's done !

 

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I've started it more than one year ago, but most of the time it stayed on my bench half built and untouched. I restarted it a few weeks ago, and was very happy to meet this model again. It was a pleasure to build for a resin kit, with a very good fit and a very few issue (maybe the only issues were my fault).

The painting was not easy though, as i had to cut masks for everything, and the yellow wings also ask for a lot of masking. Yellow is definitely not an easy color to paint. It is almost translucent, and even the tiniest bit of dust is visible.

The olive drab color is a mix with british dark earth and US olive drab, to get something a bit khaki. The white is also a mix to get something more creamy, and the yellow as well (pure yellow + a bit of orange).

 

Of course it's straight of the box, except a few things, like the antennas, and of course the rigging. This aircraft is not the easiest to rig, especially just in front of the cockpit, as there is a very few space between the upperwing and the engine cowling. It's a bit like building a boat model in a bottle. The control cables are EZ line, the structure rigging is Prym flat elastic wire and the antennas are Uschi elastic wire. The turnbuckles are basically brass microtube cut to lenght, and they are not present everywhere as some rigging points were inside of the fuselage.

 

Now i can jump on the next build to be finished, and i think it will be another Curtiss bird, as i have a P-36A about 75% build. :)

 

Here is a link to the WIP thread : http://forum.largesc...showtopic=54237

 

 

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Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,  Post-war Hawker Tempest Mk.V

 


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 03:17 PM

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 03:18 PM

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Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,  Post-war Hawker Tempest Mk.V

 


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 03:19 PM

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And in the display, with the friends !

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Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,  Post-war Hawker Tempest Mk.V

 


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 03:20 PM

That's gorgeous!  :wub:

 

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 03:41 PM

Beautiful work and pics. Great job !........Harv :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :punk:


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 07:02 PM

Simply beautiful finish !  :wow:

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 08:08 PM

Wow, that's nice!! Brilliant work, it is (to me at least) a lot harder to do an air show-clean finish than it is to do weathered. You've nailed it, just terrific.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 08:29 PM

Magnifique Nicolas :bow: :goodjob:

Makes me want to start mine on the spot !

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 08:45 PM

Thanks for your comments !

 

 

Wow, that's nice!! Brilliant work, it is (to me at least) a lot harder to do an air show-clean finish than it is to do weathered. You've nailed it, just terrific.

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Jim

Yes, i agree ! Sometimes i use weathering tricks to hide small mistakes... Impossible with a shiny racer.

 

However, i did not wanted to depict an air show aircraft, but on every period pictures i was able to see, the P-6E all look very clean. I first wanted to make a bit of smoke on the fuselage side, but i was not able to spot any stain. I think that the early 30's USAAC aircraft were very carefully maintained and clean.

I just add a very slight dirt staining on the walkways, which in real appeared to me to be a band of cloth glued on the wing.


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 09:46 PM

What a stunning build, Nicolas! Just gorgeous. May I publish it on the website?

 

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 11:50 PM

hi 

An other one top notch build !!  Beautiful AC , and very nicely done .. good masking / painting job one the cowl and gear legs

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 12:47 AM

Thanks !

 

Of course you can, Kev ! :)


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 12:59 AM

Totally awesome. Love those early yellow wing birds ;)
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Posted 28 December 2015 - 02:13 AM

Thanks !

 

Of course you can, Kev ! :)

 

Here you go, Nicolas!

 

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