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#1 Gazzas

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 04:08 AM

With my group build over at another site coming to a close, I have some time to devote to a build thread.  The victim is Italerei's f-104A/C Starfighter in 1/32 scale.  This is my first LSP since 1980.

 

I won't be hitting you with many photos of naked plastic.  More of this will be devoted to finishes like painting...which I was never very good at.  When I was a kid, I would sketch a lot, and I did pretty well.  But when painting, it was more like Salvador Dali gets tazed.  If you feel like making any recommendations, please feel free.

 

Here we go:

 

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Here, I've hidden most of the IP.  With no IP decal, I was left to my own devices.

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Did I mention I was building this wheels-up on a base?  The only AM I'm using is the Master Details pilot.  After a little drilling and filing I was able top position one of his four heads thrust back against the headrest.

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Edited by Gazzas, 13 November 2017 - 09:06 AM.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 04:16 AM

I hate it when I hit the 'post' button by mistake!

 

Sidewinder anyone?

This was my first attempt at the glass-nosed heat-seeking head of the AIM-9b.  I saw a guy do it in 1/48 scale, and since I had some of that UV-activated plastic, I thought I'd give it a go.

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Unfortunately a couple of air-bubbles show up under magnified shots.

 

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I tried to do a light wash between fins and rocket body.  It showed up too much at first, so I lightened up the effect with white paint and airbrush.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Gaz


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 05:32 AM

nice work so far

 

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 11:18 AM

Hi Gary
Nice start on the 104 - the Sidewinders look really nice.
Looking forward to following your in flight build
Keep 'em coming
Peter

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 12:45 PM

Thank you, guys! I feel a bit lost in this scale... So much area to cover! I've been placing all of the panels on and considering how much sanding, filing, and detail replacement I'll have to do.
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Posted 30 April 2017 - 02:11 PM

Gary,

Great start, and the pilot looks authentic, which isn't easy in this scale!

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:52 PM

Tom,

    Thank you!  From the straps, to the gloves, to the G-pants with cumberbund, I used about 8 different shades of green acrylic.  I didn't want any two pieces of fabric or strapping to look the same.  Then I blended everything with a black oil wash and finished up with a dull coat and dry brushing with enamels.  All experimental as I try to improve on my mediocre skills.

 

Gaz


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:23 PM

HI everyone,

   Resurrecting this one after it sat ignored for a while.  I hate SOD kits.  They're like wasted money.  Like going to the Fair and coming home with unused ride tickets in your pocket.

 

I started with the intakes.  They needed to be foiled before assembly.

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The louvres are very deep requiring special treatment.

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Thanks for looking!

 

Gaz


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:43 PM

Wowwww!!! I will follow your nice job!!!!
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:07 PM

Nice work. Love the subject and approach very much


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:23 AM

Thank you, Guys!


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:24 AM

Hey Gazzas, I am loving this build you are doing of the Starfighter with foil. I am planning on one day foiling a 1/48th scale B-58 hustler kit when I get the time and sanity available to do it. I will be watching this build closely.

 

Chris


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:06 AM

Gazzas,

It is looking amazing!

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:40 AM

Very nice! Going to be sweet!  :thumbsup:

 

Love the century series fire breathers.... :)

 

Dan


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:15 AM

Looking great so far!
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