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#16 Fancherello

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:14 AM

Hello
Many thanks for your kind words and comments ! Glad to be back here!

- yes the white markings in the pit may be a bit over done, it's a deliberate choice to pop up some light from the consoles once set into the fuselage, and by personal taste. I keep your comment in mind, it may need a light paynes grey filter in the end to adjust and soften the contrast!

-the canvas on seats ( and front panel covers ) is done by spraying a light shade through a fine metal mesh held with tweezers as close to the part as possible. Simple and straightforward ! ( Ok, you just need a third hand )

-intakes and grime were done with the help of the Daco book showing a plane eager for a full clean up ! Seen from the entry to the engine face, it looks much more natural !


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#17 Rainer Hoffmann

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:13 PM

Excellent work! How did you do the texturing on the seat cushions? Beautiful and very realistic.Thanks.

Chuck

 

2nd! How did you do that?

 

Oh, great start!

 

Edit: Just saw your reply. Thanks for the info.

 

 

Cheers

Rainer


Edited by Rainer Hoffmann, 14 October 2017 - 03:14 PM.


#18 Fancherello

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:20 PM

Thanks, glad you like it !
Cheers !!

Edited by Fancherello, 14 October 2017 - 04:22 PM.


#19 Madelf75

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:31 PM

Love the build very nice work. Keep in mind no one Tomcats were a like they all had something different about them. But keep up the good work

Madelf



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:01 PM

WOW, beautiful work so far on everything !! Very clever using a tiny screen to represent the pattern on the seats and the covers.

 

Keep up the great work and, I'm along for the ride. What squadron are you doing ?

 

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#21 Fancherello

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:58 PM

Hi !

Choosing the squadron has been complicated. I wanted an anonymous and worn lo-viz Tomcat ( no CAG colors, weathering has to be the eye catcher ), and something not too much seen...yes it's another Tomcat but I wanted to bring something that could be interesting for the future article about such a well know subject. So a late B with this franken-cockpit was a good point and VF-103 Bs were a perfect match with both the pit and my motorcyclist graphic culture ( plus my broken bones ). Skull And Bones. I just love these tails.

Diamondbacks were on my wishlist but I couldnt grab the decals and neither be sure about the cockpit layout.

 

In a perfect life I'd love a Hi Viz Tomcat but I already fear the time to choose a scheme ( Black Aces, Top Hatters, Swordsmen, Tomcatters....I'm be unable to say which one I'd choose ).

 

Main body and intakes are set now, I'll attach pictures soon.

best regards !


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:56 PM



Again on the seat texture, where did you get that fine metal mesh ?

Good to hace you back, I can't forget your Eagle...
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:33 AM

Wow, again what everyone else has already said. Lovely start. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:42 AM

Again on the seat texture, where did you get that fine metal mesh ?

Good to hace you back, I can't forget your Eagle...


Hello and thank you!


This mesh sheet was given to me for testing by a shop which doesnt exist anymore unfortunately. You can try a brand called Tasman for example. If i remember well they make équivalent products.
Cheers
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 02:00 PM

Wow, i see some very nice texture and wheatering effects !


Edited by Zero77, 16 October 2017 - 02:01 PM.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:42 PM

Cockpit looks great and very innovative and realistic approach on the intakes, will need to remember that.

Cheers,
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:37 AM

Great to have you back here (and on FB), Fanch! The cockpit looks beautiful, but I absolutely love your intakes. Stunning!



#28 Fancherello

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 12:31 PM

Thank you very much for your comments !
I'm working on tbe main assembly, and these intakes fit amazingly well. Instruction sheet explains very well where a bit of sanding and persuasion is necessary....and everything went as expected. BRILLANT work Zacto !

Edited by Fancherello, 17 October 2017 - 12:32 PM.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 12:47 PM

Lovely work for sure!   The weathering is spot on for my tastes.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 12:47 PM

the return of the jedi :m0152: 






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