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    geedubelyer got a reaction from Royboy in Airfix's next 1/24 scale model? A conversation.   
    Both good ideas Roy. Lots of choices for schemes amongst those aircraft and tons of options on weathering.
     
    Honestly, I think Airfix are missing a trick by not bringing out either the dH Vampire or Folland Gnat in 1/24th scale. I know LSP is predominantly biased towards props but either of these little jets could provide plenty of choice on schemes plus, for the Gnat the perfect option would be the Red Arrows. They've recently released both airframes in 1/72nd scale so much of the research might have been done already and neither aircraft is particularly large.
    It'll never happen of course.
     
    Cheers.
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    geedubelyer got a reaction from Kagemusha in Airfix's next 1/24 scale model? A conversation.   
    Both good ideas Roy. Lots of choices for schemes amongst those aircraft and tons of options on weathering.
     
    Honestly, I think Airfix are missing a trick by not bringing out either the dH Vampire or Folland Gnat in 1/24th scale. I know LSP is predominantly biased towards props but either of these little jets could provide plenty of choice on schemes plus, for the Gnat the perfect option would be the Red Arrows. They've recently released both airframes in 1/72nd scale so much of the research might have been done already and neither aircraft is particularly large.
    It'll never happen of course.
     
    Cheers.
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    geedubelyer got a reaction from mozart in Airfix's next 1/24 scale model? A conversation.   
    Both good ideas Roy. Lots of choices for schemes amongst those aircraft and tons of options on weathering.
     
    Honestly, I think Airfix are missing a trick by not bringing out either the dH Vampire or Folland Gnat in 1/24th scale. I know LSP is predominantly biased towards props but either of these little jets could provide plenty of choice on schemes plus, for the Gnat the perfect option would be the Red Arrows. They've recently released both airframes in 1/72nd scale so much of the research might have been done already and neither aircraft is particularly large.
    It'll never happen of course.
     
    Cheers.
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    geedubelyer reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Hey all!
    big day today! Actually put glue on the pilots butts-
      
     
     
    Also put some pegs in the crewchief ‘s knees that fit into holes in the floor 
     
     
     
     
    ...Remembering that this will be an inflight display, here’s where I’m going mit dat-
     
     
    cheers
     
    Pete
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    geedubelyer reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Hi all,
    getting closer on the pilot seats! The carabiners still need to be strapped in.
    the chem light glow sticks are just Evergreen rod, with one end pinched flat with a flat nose pliers, then a little Tamiya clear green- the first aid kits are Live Resin items, with markings from Archer- dry transfers that I made into decals. The intercom panels need some markings; but man they are small! We’ll see I guess- the seat frames need some dust too-
     
     
      
     
     
    cheers
     
    Pete
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    geedubelyer reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Hey all-
    started with the cockpit stuff.
    first I shot some primer yellow (Tamiya XF-4 yellow green) on those spots I was going to chip. When dry, this was shot with a barrier coat of flat lacquer. (You can skip the lacquer if your primer color is enamel) once dry, shoot it with aerosol hair spray right out of the can. Let that dry. A hairdryer will do the trick in a minute or two.
     
     
    When the hairspray is dry, airbrush Tamiya Rubber black over that. Clean your airbrush. By the time you have your airbrush put away, you can start on the next step.
     
     
    grab a short bristled brush and some water. Wet the area you want to chip. Let it sit for a minute, then start working the chipping with your brush. Clean the black off of your brush periodically as you go-
     
     
    when all that dries, dry brush with MM Gunship Grey enamel.
     
     
     
    The instrument panel went a little differently. First, I shot it with Tamiya Rubber black. When dry, I dry brushed the whole affair with MM Gunship Grey.
    To get the contrast I wanted between the raised instruments and flat panel, dry brushing wasn’t enough.. there needs to be two distinct blacks..a noticeable but subtle difference between the instrument bezels and flat panel. To achieve this, I used an old-school technique- I carefully applied a jet black wash with a long bristled thin brush..carefully flowing the wash in between the raised instruments. This was built up slowly in thin layers. You need to put this on thin to get it to flow. Capillary action is your friend.
     
     
     
    from here I can start the detail painting, etc-
     
    cheers
     
    Pete
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    geedubelyer got a reaction from Kagemusha in 1/32 F-14D VF-213 - Finished!   
    You're making great progress on your big cat Marcel and she looks superb.
    If I were to send you a large box of bits, would you finish mine off for me please?
     
    This is a treat to see, keep it up 
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    geedubelyer got a reaction from Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Hi Pete,
     
    Nothing illustrates your passion for detail and realism more than the transmission drip tube you made earlier.
    Beautifully crafted using an ingenious technique it looks real. Then, you cover it with the stretcher! That's above and beyond man. Loving it 
     
    Very much looking forward to seeing the cockpit come together. 
     
    Cheers.
     
    (What were your eventual thoughts on the boot print? It looks good on my monitor.....)
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    geedubelyer got a reaction from mozart in E E Lightning F1A: the therapy build   
    Hi Max,
    Did you add any nose weight?
     
    Cheers
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    geedubelyer reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Hey all,
    this was fun-
    the transmission drip tube! Made with clear plastic tubing that I sucked water based wash through for the transmission fluid-
     
     
     
    cheers
     
    Pete
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    geedubelyer reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Thanks JP and all-
    appreciate the time to comment with encouraging words- means a lot!
     
    minor detail that took all day- I’ve only rigged one bi-plane..huge respect for you guys that do that all the time. This was simple by comparison, but proved to be more of a challenge than I anticipated.
     
     
     
    the back board is a resin item from Deff Model. The steel cable is 0.3mm from Anyz.
    cheers,
    Pete
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    geedubelyer reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Hey dudes-
    was wondering how this was gonna go- props to the Live Resin guys for sculpting a figure prior to this kits release that fits!
      
     
     
    ...that boot print on the floor was a test in a spot I know won’t be visible..in case I didn’t like it-
     
     

     
    cheers
     
    Pete
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    geedubelyer reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Hey all-
    got the IV bags and stuff hung up-
    getting closer-
       

     
    cheers
     
    Pete
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    geedubelyer reacted to mozart in E E Lightning F1A: the therapy build   
    Thanks for your interest and support fellas, it's always very much appreciated.  Quite a bit of progress in between the heavy showers today.  The odd shaped bullet and air intake thing:
     

     

     
    I've tarted up the seat a little:
     

     

     
    And made a start on the exhausts:
     

     

     
    Fuselage could be closed up tomorrow!
     
     I’m enjoying the simplicity and ease of this build in 1/48th but it’s also making me understand why I love modelling in 1/32 so much......the smaller scale just doesn’t quite deliver for me like it used to. 
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    geedubelyer got a reaction from stusbke in 1/32 F-14D VF-213 - Finished!   
    You're making great progress on your big cat Marcel and she looks superb.
    If I were to send you a large box of bits, would you finish mine off for me please?
     
    This is a treat to see, keep it up 
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    geedubelyer got a reaction from GROWLER 96 in Sepecat Jaguar GR3.A / GR1.A in 1/12th Scale   
    I'm using a tablet to view this so I was scrolling down looking at the pictures thinking "this is nice" when I got to the above photo which made me think, "oh, Timmy!'s included a reference photo to show us all the effects he's been aiming for". It was only when I scrolled further that I realised that it was still the model
    Absolutely marvellous results Timmy! 
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    geedubelyer got a reaction from Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Modelling like this brings a smile to my face. 
    Superb plasma bags, so inventive. 
     
    This is worthy of another book. Plus, there are plenty of 'copter maestro's on here to include too. You know you wanna
     
    I'll be tuning in at every opportunity to see what you come up with next. 
     
    Keep well buddy.
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    geedubelyer reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Thanks Guy,
    You are one of the most thoughtfully talented modelers I know, and you have given me so many techniques that I use all the time..I also appreciate your kind encouragement and critique. Hope that you are well my friend!
     
    cheers
     
    Pete
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    geedubelyer got a reaction from stusbke in Sepecat Jaguar GR3.A / GR1.A in 1/12th Scale   
    I'm using a tablet to view this so I was scrolling down looking at the pictures thinking "this is nice" when I got to the above photo which made me think, "oh, Timmy!'s included a reference photo to show us all the effects he's been aiming for". It was only when I scrolled further that I realised that it was still the model
    Absolutely marvellous results Timmy! 
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    geedubelyer reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Thanks you guys! Appreciate all of the support! 
     
    This was a head-scratcher..most of my references show the USAF Pavehawks with the cabin configured for CSAR; with tons of medical triage gear scattered all over. There are always I.V. Fluid bags hanging from the ceiling..but how do I make them?
    heres how:
    first; cut a blank out of clear plastic sheet. Drill a hole for the hanger-

     
    while you’ve got the blank on the wire, bend the wire into a hook-

     
    then mix mix up some clear 2 part 5 minute epoxy. Goober it on the clear plastic blank. Gravity is your friend-

     
    once these set up, I’ll maybe frost them with a flat coat..maybe a label? Not my area of expertise, but problem solved!
     
    cheers
     
    Pete
     
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    geedubelyer reacted to Timmy! in Sepecat Jaguar GR3.A / GR1.A in 1/12th Scale   
    Hello all and thanks again for the fine comments!
     
    Got a good bit of the cockpit done.
     
    Construction article here…
     
    Had a great time working on this. I’ll say this is the first time I’ve added dust and dirt to a model cockpit.  Many photos of these jets show a good bit of dust and dirt and nothing ventured nothing gained so I went for it.  Photos exaggerate the effect, mostly because with so much black paint lots of contrast is needed to see details.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Hey what’s a tank doing here?  Read the article….
     

     
    Thanks for checking in guys…
     
    Cheers,
    Timmy!
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    geedubelyer got a reaction from Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    This goes from strength to strength Pete.
    I am very impressed by the wear to the cabin floor, in particular the metal tread on the outer edge. The chipped paint is hugely realistic and shows that restraint often yields a better result. Beautiful work buddy.
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    geedubelyer got a reaction from A-10LOADER in 1/32 F-14D VF-213 - Finished!   
    You're making great progress on your big cat Marcel and she looks superb.
    If I were to send you a large box of bits, would you finish mine off for me please?
     
    This is a treat to see, keep it up 
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    geedubelyer got a reaction from Marcel111 in 1/32 F-14D VF-213 - Finished!   
    You're making great progress on your big cat Marcel and she looks superb.
    If I were to send you a large box of bits, would you finish mine off for me please?
     
    This is a treat to see, keep it up 
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    geedubelyer reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Here’s how I made the inspection tags on the fire extinguishers-
    first; grab some thin, rigid cellophane- the kind from a pack of cigarettes is perfect, but I don’t smoke..but I found some on a package of paint brushes. Cut a chunk off-
     
     
    next, paint the backside with Tamiya buff. Paint only one side- 
     
     
    Once the paint dries, flip it over. Apply decals from the spares box. The brass grommets are dry transfers from Archer- they rock! And I use them for all kinds of stuff. When the decals are dry, flat coat them-

     
    use a a new blade a a straight edge to cut them into a tag shape. I used a section of stretched sprue to simulate the zip tie-
     
     
    super easy..
     
    cheers
     
    Pete
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