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Everything posted by Greif8

  1. Very interesting video, thank you for posting it. The aircraft going into the water a bit after the 8:05 point was flown by Don Runyon who went on to shoot down several Japanese aircraft during the Guadalcanal campaign while a pilot in VF-6, and later in the war flying from the USS Bunker Hill I believe. Ernest
  2. Outstanding work on a fairly tough kit to build Iain! I built the same kit a couple of years ago for the BoB Group Build. You went the extra mile and it shows. Ernest
  3. Top work as always, the fading is exceptional! Ernest
  4. Very sad news. I met Jerry and Judy once when I was a young teen in the early 90's. Both of them were very kind people. and Jerry patiently answered several of my modelling and aircraft related questions. I hope he is enjoying a good afterlife as he richly deserves it. Ernest
  5. Hi Woody, I have built a few of the Hasegawa 190s and I punch a small circle of evergreen plastic sheet that I then recess slightly in the hole; afterwhich I put on a small decal number - usually zero - to represent the flap angle. I am pretty sure I took a close up photo of the end result on one of the Fw190 builds I posted in the RFI thread if you are interested in looking at the final result. Ernest
  6. Thank you Andy! I have not worked on the build for a few days as other responsibilities have precluded doing that. I hope to get the next stage done this week. Ernest
  7. Very beautiful and well executed build Pete! You did a first class job replicating the NMF. Ernest
  8. Great work, especially the weathering! The cobra in the tree is a nice touch! Ernest
  9. eWelcome to the forums and excellent work! Your rigging and the paint work is first rate, as is the painting of the figure. Ernest
  10. Excellent conversion work! I like the PRU color. Ernest
  11. Fantastic result Paolo! Your weathering is very well executed as are all the improvements you made to the kit. Top shelf work! Ernest
  12. Thank you Paolo, both for the compliment and the laugh! I tried buffing the paint finish to a very smooth finish and have decaled the build without first spraying a gloss coat. I will see how that turned out later today when I spray the matt coat. Keeping my fingers crossed! Ernest
  13. Thank you Kev! I finished decaling the build last night and will try to take and post some photos later today. Ernest
  14. Continued master level work Paolo, your checkboard work is absolutely first class! Ernest
  15. Looking good Andy! I'll bet there is a lot of masking ahead for the black invasion stripes. Ernest
  16. Superb work Michael! I enjoyed the historical background you provided and think it added to the interest of your build. Congratualtions on getting your GB fighter finished! Ernest
  17. Looking good Kev. The nose is exceptional! I used RLM 04 for my yellow as well. Ernest
  18. After another week long business trip I got back to the bench last night. I ended up using masks for the U.S. insignia as the three different sets of decals I tried all turned out to be slightly translucent. Masking the insignia was a concentration intensive process with a lot of adjustments. Airbrushing was pretty straight forward and the end product turned out acceptable. I mixed my own insignia blue in an attempt to give it a slightly faded shade. After the paint cured I decided to use 4000 - 8000 grade buffing pads to give the paint a worn and faded appearence; I did this for the entire model in fact. The end result turned out ok, though I now have to do a few minor touch up where I got a bit aggressive while rubbing the surface. The sharp eyed amongest you will notice the tail wheel is now askew. I managed to knock it loose while handling the plane and now have what looks like a "fiddle fest" in front of me to get it positioned and secured again. (sigh) I'll do that after decaling though. Ernest
  19. Terrible news; I feel very badly for John. I hope that in the future a cure is found or at least treatment to help ease the pain in his hands. John, I wish you all the best in the future and truely hope things will get better for you. Ernest
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