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  1. Nobody? I guess I'm not the only one struggling with that.
  2. I use them for brush painting only. I tried once spraying them and wouldn't recommend.
  3. Hi Guys, We all agree that painted markings or dry/wet transfers are the best when it comes to weathering effects consistency. But what is your technique when decals are the only options? The larger/colorful the decals are the bigger the challenge is. Spraying too much paint over will reveal the carrier film, brush touch-ups can work but will fail to give a faded look. Filters? Sanding? Tristan
  4. Salut, Excellent, well-balanced. Bravo!
  5. Hi All, Thank you for your comments! Ray, sure thing!
  6. Thank you Pete! Yes, tooling is from 2010. The red plastic is unusual indeed, I'll see if this really adds complexity. I still have to figure out what mods will be brought to the seats but this should be centered around the sides and headrest.
  7. Here is my new project: the nice Hawk from Revell with Swiss Air Force Matterhorn Circle decals. Switzerland flew these jets during the 90' and then sold them all to Finland. They were replaced by turboprop Pilatus PC-21, which allows a direct transition to the F/A-18. The cockpit is nice and simple and fits very well. I bought the Aires MK10 seats for Tornado. With 2-3 adjustments, they will be close enough to the Hawk's MK10s. They are a bit less wide than the kit seats (which seems too wide), the height is almost the same. So far so
  8. Hi All, A cool kit that fits very well and offers plenty of room for improvement for those motivated. I have detailed the cockpit (scratch), thin all trailing edges, wheel doors, cockpit doors. Made the cannons and pitot using steel tubes. Marking made using a Silhouette machine. Base paint is Gunze H323 and H423 (labelled "RLM83") but this has been reworked. Cheers. Tristan Some pics under the (strong) spotlights And some pics outside, mostly under a cloudy weather.
  9. On her legs. Lights, gunsight and a few paint adjustments to come
  10. Weathering begins with a dark wash on the underside. We can see the added value of having riveted the area. Next step will be the addition of the exhaust staining, using the below pic as reference. Further work on the walking areas, scrubing the surface and adding color variations with watercolor pencils. This will be toned down a bit, in particualr the rivet exposure. I took some inspiration from this pic for the forward wing upper surface.
  11. thank you! I know regarding the wood surfaces but my references say that this wood was covered by a yellowish and/or aluminium paint primer. My guess is that is what we can see on this picture.
  12. Hi there, Unfortunately not much time to post WIP pics. I have completed the basic camo painting - now lets add a bit of grime to this donkey :-) Cheers
  13. Thank you! Added seatbelts using lead foil and spare buckles. I bought the Eduard seatbelts but I found them way oversized. You can judge by yourself.
  14. Some paint on the engine - minimal effort here as close to nothing will seen through the exhaust openings - and cockpit. Instruments have been punched out individually of the decal sheet. Cheers
  15. Hi Thunnus, Nice work so far, I went through this a few years ago. If not already done, check the fit of the windscreen as in my case some work was needed on the fuselage to have it sit really flush on both sides. Cheers
  16. Hi All, Starting this tiny Soviet fighter as I needed an easy and no brainer build after my Monogram F-102 (that the theory - never lasts long). In practice, the fit is excellent but the kit really needs some improvements as many pieces are on the thick side and the cockpit lacks details for the scale. I decided to close the cowling flaps in order to hide an oversimplified engine that is placed too much aft and much too thick cowling openings and flaps. I sanded down the cowling to scale thickness. Anyway, this is the configuration that is the most common on a parked ai
  17. Hi, This is the QB R2800 that I put in my P-47. The magnetos come from a Trumpeter P-47. Installation is quite straightforward.
  18. Brilliant, especially the camo fading/tonal variations and the chipping. Congrats
  19. Looks like you should rotate the left side piece 180°, no?
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