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    Warbird got a reaction from Martinnfb in ICM 1/32 Polikarpov I-16 type 28   
    On her legs. Lights, gunsight and a few paint adjustments to come
     

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    Warbird got a reaction from Martinnfb in ICM 1/32 Polikarpov I-16 type 28   
    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.
     

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    Warbird got a reaction from Martinnfb in ICM 1/32 Polikarpov I-16 type 28   
    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.
     

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    Warbird got a reaction from coogrfan in Polikarpov I-16 Type 28 - ICM 1/32   
    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.
     
     








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    Warbird got a reaction from williamj in Polikarpov I-16 Type 28 - ICM 1/32   
    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.
     
     








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    Warbird got a reaction from mpk in Polikarpov I-16 Type 28 - ICM 1/32   
    Thank you Ray! And thank you guys!
  7. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from mpk in Polikarpov I-16 Type 28 - ICM 1/32   
    Hi All,

    Thank you for your comments!
    Ray, sure thing!
     
  8. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from mpk in Polikarpov I-16 Type 28 - ICM 1/32   
    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.
     
     








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    Warbird got a reaction from blackbetty in Polikarpov I-16 Type 28 - ICM 1/32   
    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.
     
     








  10. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from Fanes in Polikarpov I-16 Type 28 - ICM 1/32   
    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.
     
     








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    Warbird got a reaction from Uncarina in Polikarpov I-16 Type 28 - ICM 1/32   
    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.
     
     








  12. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from John1 in Polikarpov I-16 Type 28 - ICM 1/32   
    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.
     
     








  13. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from Greif8 in Polikarpov I-16 Type 28 - ICM 1/32   
    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.
     
     








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    Warbird got a reaction from Piero in BAe Hawk - Swiss Air Force - Revell 1/32   
    Hi Guys,
     
    Slowly but surely progressing.
     
    The Aires MK10 tornado seats have been "pimped" to better match the Hawk version. Plastic card, wires, and the sides from the kit seats and I called it a day.
     

     
     
     
    With a coat of Mr Hobby black surfacer

    I spare you the struggle to get a smooth intake duct. I decided to close the fuselage before painting the cockpit - It is wide enough to allow it. I have added parts form the eduard interior set and a few plastic bits.
     

     
    I made masks with the Silhouette for the instrument panels...
     

     
    And sprayed some Tamiya ocean grey - a good match for the "admiralty grey" of the real one (considering the scale effect).


     
    Wing fences - specific to the Mk60 series. Those are paper prototypes cut with the Silhouette. Each is unique as the wing profile is slightly different..


     
    Most of the work was required for the mid and aft section of the fuselage. All 3 small sircular windows we re-made - the original inserts are terrible. Duct were added for every openings, some panel lines filled,  etc.
    Rivets were added individually using a beading tool. I know that the originals are raised on the aft section but I find the Archers out of scale. Mine are discrete enough to make illusion.
    Flaps were also cut out. Brake parachute box reshaped.
    And all suraces were sanded smooth as the platic is grainy...
     


     
    Fit of the nav lights was bad. I filled the gap with streatched sprue and re-scribed.


     
    Overall fit is quite good.
     

     

     
    CMK flaps are pretty bad- being copies of the original parts they don't fit when dropped. I had to cut and shorten the 3 pieces holding the thing.


     
  15. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from Piero in BAe Hawk - Swiss Air Force - Revell 1/32   
    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 good.





     
     
  16. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from mpk in Advise ICM with your choice for future LSP   
    Jungmeister, definitively.
  17. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from mpk in Make the others jealous   
    Indeed, and other differences such as landing gear and gear bay doors.
    It is a good base for a F-16a, as well.  By the way, last year I also found two 1/32 Hasegawa F-16a for 30EUR each.
     
  18. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from mpk in Make the others jealous   
    Ouch, that is more than 3.5x what I paid for mine. Crazy.
  19. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from Scotsman in BAe Hawk - Swiss Air Force - Revell 1/32   
    Hi Guys,
     
    Slowly but surely progressing.
     
    The Aires MK10 tornado seats have been "pimped" to better match the Hawk version. Plastic card, wires, and the sides from the kit seats and I called it a day.
     

     
     
     
    With a coat of Mr Hobby black surfacer

    I spare you the struggle to get a smooth intake duct. I decided to close the fuselage before painting the cockpit - It is wide enough to allow it. I have added parts form the eduard interior set and a few plastic bits.
     

     
    I made masks with the Silhouette for the instrument panels...
     

     
    And sprayed some Tamiya ocean grey - a good match for the "admiralty grey" of the real one (considering the scale effect).


     
    Wing fences - specific to the Mk60 series. Those are paper prototypes cut with the Silhouette. Each is unique as the wing profile is slightly different..


     
    Most of the work was required for the mid and aft section of the fuselage. All 3 small sircular windows we re-made - the original inserts are terrible. Duct were added for every openings, some panel lines filled,  etc.
    Rivets were added individually using a beading tool. I know that the originals are raised on the aft section but I find the Archers out of scale. Mine are discrete enough to make illusion.
    Flaps were also cut out. Brake parachute box reshaped.
    And all suraces were sanded smooth as the platic is grainy...
     


     
    Fit of the nav lights was bad. I filled the gap with streatched sprue and re-scribed.


     
    Overall fit is quite good.
     

     

     
    CMK flaps are pretty bad- being copies of the original parts they don't fit when dropped. I had to cut and shorten the 3 pieces holding the thing.


     
  20. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from jgrease in BAe Hawk - Swiss Air Force - Revell 1/32   
    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 good.





     
     
  21. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from Sepp in BAe Hawk - Swiss Air Force - Revell 1/32   
    Hi Guys,
     
    Slowly but surely progressing.
     
    The Aires MK10 tornado seats have been "pimped" to better match the Hawk version. Plastic card, wires, and the sides from the kit seats and I called it a day.
     

     
     
     
    With a coat of Mr Hobby black surfacer

    I spare you the struggle to get a smooth intake duct. I decided to close the fuselage before painting the cockpit - It is wide enough to allow it. I have added parts form the eduard interior set and a few plastic bits.
     

     
    I made masks with the Silhouette for the instrument panels...
     

     
    And sprayed some Tamiya ocean grey - a good match for the "admiralty grey" of the real one (considering the scale effect).


     
    Wing fences - specific to the Mk60 series. Those are paper prototypes cut with the Silhouette. Each is unique as the wing profile is slightly different..


     
    Most of the work was required for the mid and aft section of the fuselage. All 3 small sircular windows we re-made - the original inserts are terrible. Duct were added for every openings, some panel lines filled,  etc.
    Rivets were added individually using a beading tool. I know that the originals are raised on the aft section but I find the Archers out of scale. Mine are discrete enough to make illusion.
    Flaps were also cut out. Brake parachute box reshaped.
    And all suraces were sanded smooth as the platic is grainy...
     


     
    Fit of the nav lights was bad. I filled the gap with streatched sprue and re-scribed.


     
    Overall fit is quite good.
     

     

     
    CMK flaps are pretty bad- being copies of the original parts they don't fit when dropped. I had to cut and shorten the 3 pieces holding the thing.


     
  22. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from jeroen_R90S in Make the others jealous   
    Indeed, and other differences such as landing gear and gear bay doors.
    It is a good base for a F-16a, as well.  By the way, last year I also found two 1/32 Hasegawa F-16a for 30EUR each.
     
  23. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from dodgem37 in BAe Hawk - Swiss Air Force - Revell 1/32   
    Hi Guys,
     
    Slowly but surely progressing.
     
    The Aires MK10 tornado seats have been "pimped" to better match the Hawk version. Plastic card, wires, and the sides from the kit seats and I called it a day.
     

     
     
     
    With a coat of Mr Hobby black surfacer

    I spare you the struggle to get a smooth intake duct. I decided to close the fuselage before painting the cockpit - It is wide enough to allow it. I have added parts form the eduard interior set and a few plastic bits.
     

     
    I made masks with the Silhouette for the instrument panels...
     

     
    And sprayed some Tamiya ocean grey - a good match for the "admiralty grey" of the real one (considering the scale effect).


     
    Wing fences - specific to the Mk60 series. Those are paper prototypes cut with the Silhouette. Each is unique as the wing profile is slightly different..


     
    Most of the work was required for the mid and aft section of the fuselage. All 3 small sircular windows we re-made - the original inserts are terrible. Duct were added for every openings, some panel lines filled,  etc.
    Rivets were added individually using a beading tool. I know that the originals are raised on the aft section but I find the Archers out of scale. Mine are discrete enough to make illusion.
    Flaps were also cut out. Brake parachute box reshaped.
    And all suraces were sanded smooth as the platic is grainy...
     


     
    Fit of the nav lights was bad. I filled the gap with streatched sprue and re-scribed.


     
    Overall fit is quite good.
     

     

     
    CMK flaps are pretty bad- being copies of the original parts they don't fit when dropped. I had to cut and shorten the 3 pieces holding the thing.


     
  24. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from Fanes in BAe Hawk - Swiss Air Force - Revell 1/32   
    Hi Guys,
     
    Slowly but surely progressing.
     
    The Aires MK10 tornado seats have been "pimped" to better match the Hawk version. Plastic card, wires, and the sides from the kit seats and I called it a day.
     

     
     
     
    With a coat of Mr Hobby black surfacer

    I spare you the struggle to get a smooth intake duct. I decided to close the fuselage before painting the cockpit - It is wide enough to allow it. I have added parts form the eduard interior set and a few plastic bits.
     

     
    I made masks with the Silhouette for the instrument panels...
     

     
    And sprayed some Tamiya ocean grey - a good match for the "admiralty grey" of the real one (considering the scale effect).


     
    Wing fences - specific to the Mk60 series. Those are paper prototypes cut with the Silhouette. Each is unique as the wing profile is slightly different..


     
    Most of the work was required for the mid and aft section of the fuselage. All 3 small sircular windows we re-made - the original inserts are terrible. Duct were added for every openings, some panel lines filled,  etc.
    Rivets were added individually using a beading tool. I know that the originals are raised on the aft section but I find the Archers out of scale. Mine are discrete enough to make illusion.
    Flaps were also cut out. Brake parachute box reshaped.
    And all suraces were sanded smooth as the platic is grainy...
     


     
    Fit of the nav lights was bad. I filled the gap with streatched sprue and re-scribed.


     
    Overall fit is quite good.
     

     

     
    CMK flaps are pretty bad- being copies of the original parts they don't fit when dropped. I had to cut and shorten the 3 pieces holding the thing.


     
  25. Like
    Warbird got a reaction from Starfighter in BAe Hawk - Swiss Air Force - Revell 1/32   
    Hi Guys,
     
    Slowly but surely progressing.
     
    The Aires MK10 tornado seats have been "pimped" to better match the Hawk version. Plastic card, wires, and the sides from the kit seats and I called it a day.
     

     
     
     
    With a coat of Mr Hobby black surfacer

    I spare you the struggle to get a smooth intake duct. I decided to close the fuselage before painting the cockpit - It is wide enough to allow it. I have added parts form the eduard interior set and a few plastic bits.
     

     
    I made masks with the Silhouette for the instrument panels...
     

     
    And sprayed some Tamiya ocean grey - a good match for the "admiralty grey" of the real one (considering the scale effect).


     
    Wing fences - specific to the Mk60 series. Those are paper prototypes cut with the Silhouette. Each is unique as the wing profile is slightly different..


     
    Most of the work was required for the mid and aft section of the fuselage. All 3 small sircular windows we re-made - the original inserts are terrible. Duct were added for every openings, some panel lines filled,  etc.
    Rivets were added individually using a beading tool. I know that the originals are raised on the aft section but I find the Archers out of scale. Mine are discrete enough to make illusion.
    Flaps were also cut out. Brake parachute box reshaped.
    And all suraces were sanded smooth as the platic is grainy...
     


     
    Fit of the nav lights was bad. I filled the gap with streatched sprue and re-scribed.


     
    Overall fit is quite good.
     

     

     
    CMK flaps are pretty bad- being copies of the original parts they don't fit when dropped. I had to cut and shorten the 3 pieces holding the thing.


     
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