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danimalmagic last won the day on December 16 2016

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About danimalmagic

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  • Birthday 04/23/1973

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    Modelling, motorcycle racing, well watching that is, walking my 3 rough collies Maverick, Goose and Dillon.

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  1. danimalmagic

    1/48 KC-130J Harvest Hawk Done

    Yes, the initial set we're undersized, I emailed and they we're replaced no problem, moulding shrink etc.
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    1/48 KC-130J Harvest Hawk Done

    Sounds very logical, if you look at the Hercs at Miramar you see a mixture, I just worked from the specific images of the Bird I had chosen and they we're all flaps up. I get the logic though, good info and good luck with the Commando II. Google maps  MCAS Miramar Hurcs 32.877076,-117.124618
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    1/48 KC-130J Harvest Hawk Done

    Yes Dave, no problem, nice decals mate, a little softener and they pulled down perfectly, I had to do a bit of cutting to get the bund numbers I needed but that was just the specifics of the paint scheme, 511 is Hawk but if you ever make new batch another Hawk or two would be great. Regards Danny
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    1/48 KC-130J Harvest Hawk Done

    Thanks guys Danny
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    1/48 KC-130J Harvest Hawk Done

    Glad to have got it done, good job they dont make em in 1/32 Regards Danny
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    1/48 KC-130J Harvest Hawk Done

    Arghh, i will try again, time for Imgur
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    1/48 KC-130J Harvest Hawk Done

    Seems to open up ok my end. Danny
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    1/48 KC-130J Harvest Hawk Done

    Hi all, it's been a while, I started this project back in February 2017 and managed to get 6 weeks done before commission work took over. By that time most of the hard work was done which just left the painting to do, well for the most part. I was working to copy VMGR-352 QB-6762 as I wanted to make sure I was working to an existing Harvest Hawk, I managed in the end to find some good reference material for 762 and I like the colour scheme so that was the final choice. I have had a bit of free time between commissions so the last two weeks I have got stuck in again. To recap, all the raised panel lines have been re scribed (Never Again, seriously!!) and I have used the Attack Squadron Harvest Hawk Conversion set which covers the AN-AAQ-30 Targeting Pod and the Hellfire Rack. I ended up using the Eduard AGM-114 Hellfire set as this was far more accurate. The Attack Squadron parts also included some very nice wheels, fuel pod, sponsons and most importantly replacement engines to correct the grim kit ones. I was tempted to use the rather nice Attack Squadron flap set but unless I was doing an inflight diorama or a maintenance diorama it was pretty pointless as the flaps would be level in reality so that idea was quickly scraped. There were a fair number of other modifications including the port parachute door which needed two launch tubes for the GBU-44 Viper Strike and GBU-176 Griffin Missiles, various windows have been filled and re positioned and the addition of the FCS Optics module either side of the parachute doors. Decals are a mixture of the kit decals and the Flying Leatherneck set, this with a little work gave me all the required numbers for the airframe in question. The walkway decals were the wrong colour and way to wide so I have masked and sprayed them on. Finished up yesterday. Thanks for Looking Danny
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    Halcyon Models Nostromo from Alien

    Thanks, badass, I like that
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    Halcyon Models Nostromo from Alien

    Thanks guys. Danny
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    Halcyon Models Nostromo from Alien

    Thanks guys.
  12. danimalmagic

    Halcyon Models Nostromo from Alien

    Once painted i have weathered a little, trying to gauge this with Sci-Fi is always tough and i took lots of stills from the film but these are quite dark and grainy as you would expect so getting a balanced result was quite tough. For me less is more and you can always add more later but it is far harder to remove it if you go tooo mad:-) Landing gear and belly lights only. All lights. Engines Well that is me for a while, motorcycles to strip and clean for the silly season that will soon be upon us. Regards. Danny.
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    Halcyon Models Nostromo from Alien

    Hi all, last job before i have a break for a few weeks, this is the Halcyon Models Nostromo, a vinyl kit that has its issue but for the most part was a pretty good project. As with all vinyl kits there is a fair bit of warping so plenty of hot water dips straighten up parts. The lighting is all bespoke apart from the use of an old control card for the engine lighting, this gives it a random flickering effect, not that you will see it from the images. I have built the kit to incorporate the strip lights on the belly and the landing lights, in regard to the landing lights these were never part of the production model as the lighting was supplied from an external rig and hidden with smoke that you see in the film. The landing lights are an important part of the model and none are supplied in the kit so it was a must to replicate them though you will have to afford me some artistic license here Light rigs. Belly strip lights are quite random. The landing gear is also lighted and in the film there is a ring of lights at the top that does this. Landing Lights complete, the 5 x main landing lights are on an independent touch dimmer so they can be turned on/off and dimmed as required. For the engines i have drilled out all the holes and will fill with the appropriate size optic cable, this will all be illuminated from the LED positioned on the inside behind the optic cables. Engines done, these are on a control card that gives a flickering effect and again they are on an independent touch dimmer switch which means they can be turned on or off and dimmed independently of the other lights Touch Dimmers and DC Input.
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    A bit of sci fi, 1/537 USS Reliant

    Decals are round 2, made by Cartograph so very good especially with microset
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    A bit of sci fi, 1/537 USS Reliant

    Thankyou kindly. Danny
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