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    BiggTim got a reaction from chrish in Liberated during quarantine   
    Good Lord, that was a lot of work! Very impressed, and I'm even more certain I will never buy that kit now. I probably wouldn't have anyway, but wow.
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    BiggTim reacted to miketippingmodels in 1/32 Tamiya F-16 “DARK FALCON”   
    Nic C D an I were in conversation during the build, he told me how long it took to do the graphics.
    Mike
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    BiggTim got a reaction from Lothar in 1/32 Tamiya F-16 “DARK FALCON”   
    As you can see now by his post, Nic C.D. was the genius behind it. If he says it's good, then that is the gospel! Awesome plane and incredible modeling work!+
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    BiggTim reacted to Stokey Pete in 1/32 Tamiya F-16 “DARK FALCON”   
    Holy cow! That’s insanely good paintwork Mike, and without any decals too makes it all the more impressive. 
    A showstopper right there. Congratulations.
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    BiggTim reacted to Neo in 1/32 Tamiya F-16 “DARK FALCON”   
    Really? That is so cool
     
     
    Amazing work. She is a real beauty
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    BiggTim reacted to CZPetrP in 1/32 Tamiya F-16 “DARK FALCON”   
    Great Falcon, and great coat. Congratulation.
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    BiggTim reacted to dodgem37 in 1/32 Tamiya F-16 “DARK FALCON”   
    Over the TOP!  Great work.  You have a fantastic one-of-a-kind piece, here.
     
    Sincerely,
    Mark
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    BiggTim reacted to KEi in 1/32 Tamiya F-16 “DARK FALCON”   
    Amazing work and to know it was painted is stunning !!
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    BiggTim reacted to Nic C.D. in 1/32 Tamiya F-16 “DARK FALCON”   
    You did a fantastic job painting painting that jet, Mike. I like the detail that you put into it, like the logo on the back of the helmet! I hope to be doing one as well, I've bought the Tamiya Thunderbirds kit for it - which was waaaaayyy too expensive - and the resin sets by PWMP. 
     
    Not many people will see the Dark Falcon this year I'm afraid, with close to all European airshows cancelled, but here are a few photos of what she looks like now with her new tail (and repainted after have been into maintenance):
     

     
    The designs of the vertical tail are different on each side; this is the starboard side:
     

     
    And a close-up of the 2020 patch on both sides of the tail:
     

     
    And to give an idea of how good a job Mike has done painting the kit, here's a photo we made with a small drone:
     

     
    No flags on the horizontal tails yet; those change for each show and are big stickers. For those with eagle-eyes; the missile rails haven't been repainted yet, so Mike got that right, they are supposed to be black too!
     
    Nic
     
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    BiggTim reacted to miketippingmodels in 1/32 Tamiya F-16 “DARK FALCON”   
    1/32 Tamiya F-16 “DARK FALCON”
     
    "It’s a longstanding tradition within the Belgian Air Force to have an F-16 Solo Display Team perform during the airshow season. A legacy worth preserving. Once every two or three years, an experienced F-16 pilot is selected to represent the Belgian Air Force internationally. From 2018 onwards, for the next three seasons, Senior Captain (Sr.Cpt.) Stefan Darte will perform at airshows all over Europe with a freshly painted F-16AM."
    ‘Vador’

    "Very early in his career, his fellow student pilots gave him his nickname. It was obvious that his surname had to be extended with the addendum 'Vador', referring to the main character in the popular Star Wars movies."
     
    Stefan Darte
    "Sr. Cpt. Stefan Darte was born in 1977. He is a highly experienced pilot which has been flying the F-16 'Fighting Falcon' for some years. He spent most of his career flying with the 1st 'Scottish Thistle' Squadron, 2nd Tactical Wing, based at Florennes Air Base. He's currently a fighter weapons instructor. With nearly 3.000 flying hours on the F-16, 'Vador' will be able to demonstrate the maneuverability of the Fighting Falcon convincingly."
     
    “The F-16 Demo Team is more than a pilot and an F-16. Vador is supported by a vast team of professionals, each with their own speciality. During the airshow season, the groundcrew of the F-16 Demo Team will ensure that the pilot can perform in the best possible conditions with a perfectly prepared aircraft.”
     
    The team itself consists of one display pilot, fourteen technicians and a webmaster. All team members belong to ordinary air force personnel which means they have to fulfil their duties as the members of the team as well as they are available for any mission to preserve peace and security worldwide.
     
     
    So, this is my take on this aircraft in 1/32 scale, before you mention it there are some things, I couldn’t do to replicate the aircraft properly, the engine isn’t correct and the smoke winders are home-made, there are a few other things, but I have used what I could.
    There are no decals in 1/32 so this is all airbrushed, and I made my own decals were necessary.
    I used MRP paints as they dry quick and helped me in the masking department, this isn’t finished as I am waiting on reed oak to send me the figures I need, but the aircraft its self is finished.
    Enjoy
     
     
     

     

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    BiggTim reacted to Hartmann52 in Mitsubishi A6M2b "Zero", 1:32, Tamiya   
    Good afternoon, colleagues!
    Another recently finished model - the famous "Zero" from Tamiya. The model was executed in the version of Major Shigeru Itaya, the Akagi aircraft carrier, leader of the fighter cover of the first wave, December 7, 1941.











     
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    BiggTim reacted to Dart_Schatten in 1/32 Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M5 "Zero"   
    And once again good day my friends!
    This is Tamiya beautiful kit! I just added BigEd (some parts) and 7,7mm barrels from Master.
    Model painted with Gunze paints and finished by Gunze oils. Insignias are painted with masks. 


















     
    Thanks!
    Regards, Sergey Budyansky.
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    BiggTim reacted to LSP_K2 in Messerscmitt Me 262 3.KG(J) 54-B3+HL Trumpy 1/32   
    Excellent! One of the better looking 262s I've seen in quite a while.
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    BiggTim reacted to skiner in Messerscmitt Me 262 3.KG(J) 54-B3+HL Trumpy 1/32   
    Thank you very Much
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    BiggTim reacted to WheelsUp in Resin Painting Issue   
    Over 24 hours later the piece was still tacky and showed no sign of drying out. Believing the solvent in either the lacquer or solvent based acrylic paint was leeching something out of the “uncured” resin, I stripped the piece, dried it and tried coating the piece with Alclad water based Aqua Clear Gloss. The thought here was that this layer would contain no solvents and would hopefully not draw anything out of the resin. Long story short, no joy!
    I will attempt to scratch build using another ramp that is all one resin type that has geometry flaws in it. Hopefully this will give me a usable piece to continue my build.
    Im posting this simply to let others know that under these conditions the resin is not usable under any conditions I have tried. If you receive resin items that appear marbeled it is my suggestion you return it to obtain a replacement that is obviously a homogenous piece.
    Thank you all again for your feedback :)
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    BiggTim got a reaction from K5IKL in 1/32 Focke Wulf FW190D-13 "Yellow 10"   
    Even though we've all seen this plane done dozens of times, it's always been one of my favorites, so here's mine all finished up.
    Details:
    Hasegawa ST19 kit
    Eagle Editions "Yellow 10" decals for specific markings and swastikas
    HGW wet transfers for national insignia and most stencils
    HGW seatbelts
    HGW wood decals for flaps
    Aires wheel bays and cockpit
    Airscale instruments and placards (thanks, Peter!)
    Grey Matter Figures (Rutman) D-13 conversion set 
    S.O.W. main landing gear legs (thanks Damian!!)
    Eduard exterior PE bits and canopy masks
    Barracuda wheels
    Moskit exhausts (thanks WilliamJ!)
    Wire antennae, brake lines, brass tube gun barrels
    Homebrew washes and chalk weathering
     
    Thanks for looking!
    Tim
     














     
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    BiggTim reacted to MikeMaben in Barracudacals Still Around?   
    72 , 48 , 32.
     
    Said he wouldn't be able to work on getting the site back up 'til Monday.
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    BiggTim reacted to F-4Phanwell in 1/32 Focke Wulf FW190D-13 "Yellow 10"   
    Excellent work, i like the paint scheme
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    BiggTim got a reaction from Nachtjaeger in 1/32 Focke Wulf FW190D-13 "Yellow 10"   
    Even though we've all seen this plane done dozens of times, it's always been one of my favorites, so here's mine all finished up.
    Details:
    Hasegawa ST19 kit
    Eagle Editions "Yellow 10" decals for specific markings and swastikas
    HGW wet transfers for national insignia and most stencils
    HGW seatbelts
    HGW wood decals for flaps
    Aires wheel bays and cockpit
    Airscale instruments and placards (thanks, Peter!)
    Grey Matter Figures (Rutman) D-13 conversion set 
    S.O.W. main landing gear legs (thanks Damian!!)
    Eduard exterior PE bits and canopy masks
    Barracuda wheels
    Moskit exhausts (thanks WilliamJ!)
    Wire antennae, brake lines, brass tube gun barrels
    Homebrew washes and chalk weathering
     
    Thanks for looking!
    Tim
     














     
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    BiggTim got a reaction from F-4Phanwell in 1/32 Focke Wulf FW190D-13 "Yellow 10"   
    Even though we've all seen this plane done dozens of times, it's always been one of my favorites, so here's mine all finished up.
    Details:
    Hasegawa ST19 kit
    Eagle Editions "Yellow 10" decals for specific markings and swastikas
    HGW wet transfers for national insignia and most stencils
    HGW seatbelts
    HGW wood decals for flaps
    Aires wheel bays and cockpit
    Airscale instruments and placards (thanks, Peter!)
    Grey Matter Figures (Rutman) D-13 conversion set 
    S.O.W. main landing gear legs (thanks Damian!!)
    Eduard exterior PE bits and canopy masks
    Barracuda wheels
    Moskit exhausts (thanks WilliamJ!)
    Wire antennae, brake lines, brass tube gun barrels
    Homebrew washes and chalk weathering
     
    Thanks for looking!
    Tim
     














     
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    BiggTim reacted to WheelsUp in Resin Painting Issue   
    I will see how it sets over the next couple of days. If it’s still tacky I’ll try the alcohol trick, if that fails I’ll drop the vendor a line.
    I don’t want to name the vendor as I know sometimes s#($ happens!
    Thanks for all the help, I’ll post my final outcome and actions to solve the problem.
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    BiggTim reacted to Bob MDC in Resin Painting Issue   
    I agree with Tim the colouring looks like a bad mix, it happens.
    leave the parts in a warm (not hot) dry place for a couple of days then a good clean with a solvent like isopropyl alcohol again dry then try an auto grey primer, if it's still a bit crappy as Elvis would say "Return to Vendor" 
     
    Bob
     
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    BiggTim reacted to WheelsUp in Resin Painting Issue   
    I will give it a couple of days and see if it dries, otherwise I will try to reach out to the vendor.
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    BiggTim reacted to Stokey Pete in SpaceX launch   
    I’m thinking of resorting them to the authorities, their trip looks like totally unnecessary travel
    to me as per current restrictions. 
    They’re not going to the park to exercise, look after a sick relative, or do big food shop. 
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