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    TimHepplestone reacted to dmthamade in Virginia Marie using Trumpeter P-38 Lightning   
    Had some time yesterday and today to spend on the build. Canopy done, gear, doors, linkages, tanks all on and finally able to stand on all three. Stance is where i want it and most importantly, it stays on all three. I have the gun barrels, antenna and counterweights to paint and install, hope to be done this weekend.
     



     
    Don
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    TimHepplestone reacted to dmthamade in Virginia Marie using Trumpeter P-38 Lightning   
    Progress today!! i sprayed another coat of gloss last night, and today i did a panel line wash with Flory Dark Dirt I like how consistent it always is with good results always. 
     
    This part makes me nervous, but look forward to it. The wash adds so much to the build. Looks like a real mess.

     
    Cleans up nicely.



     
    I'm happy with the rivets and screws showing on this part, something most all Lightning pics show.

     
    Painted the turbos. they'll get additional work with Tamiya make-up and MiG Pigments.


     
    I'll do a semi flat coat tonight.
     
    Don
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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Tamiya Phantom F4j(UK)   
    1st one for 2019. Tamiya Phantom F4(j), decked out as a 74 squadron aircraft using Yellowhammer decals to depict a F4J(UK). Great kit that builds into an imposing model. All errors were user generated!!
     






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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from Cicciuzzo in Tamiya Phantom F4j(UK)   
    1st one for 2019. Tamiya Phantom F4(j), decked out as a 74 squadron aircraft using Yellowhammer decals to depict a F4J(UK). Great kit that builds into an imposing model. All errors were user generated!!
     






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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from MARU5137 in Tamiya Phantom F4j(UK)   
    Thanks. 
     
    As far as I know they were off the shelf US F-4J"s that were repainted by the US in a wierd kind of blue/grey/green colour. Then they were repainted by the RAF into the colours I tried to emulate here. One modification I did add a reinforcing bellt strap which was fitted just on front of the undercarriage scratched from plastic card like so...

     
    Another modification I didn't attempt was the periscope that was installed to the port side of the RIO's station as seen here. I read somewhere that these periscopes came from Centurian tanks but haven't verified that. Anyway, there was no way my rudimentary skills could scratch build that so I left it out. Lets just say my Phantom is depicted prior to the periscopes being fitted

     
    I'm sure that the Phantom experts here will have other minor modifications that should be made but I was happy to leave it at that.
     
     
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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from MARU5137 in Tamiya Phantom F4j(UK)   
    Thankyou sir. I used black basing for the first time, and I ,ust say that I'm a bit of a convert, especially for a large expanse of grey such as this. That was followed by several layers of dilute oils. Some panel line washed and verticle dot filtering on the fuselage. Then some areas I faded with white/ light grey oils applied as a kind of filter. Essentially just built it up slowly until I was happy
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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from MARU5137 in Tamiya Phantom F4j(UK)   
    1st one for 2019. Tamiya Phantom F4(j), decked out as a 74 squadron aircraft using Yellowhammer decals to depict a F4J(UK). Great kit that builds into an imposing model. All errors were user generated!!
     






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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from GDW in Tamiya Phantom F4j(UK)   
    Thanks. 
     
    As far as I know they were off the shelf US F-4J"s that were repainted by the US in a wierd kind of blue/grey/green colour. Then they were repainted by the RAF into the colours I tried to emulate here. One modification I did add a reinforcing bellt strap which was fitted just on front of the undercarriage scratched from plastic card like so...

     
    Another modification I didn't attempt was the periscope that was installed to the port side of the RIO's station as seen here. I read somewhere that these periscopes came from Centurian tanks but haven't verified that. Anyway, there was no way my rudimentary skills could scratch build that so I left it out. Lets just say my Phantom is depicted prior to the periscopes being fitted

     
    I'm sure that the Phantom experts here will have other minor modifications that should be made but I was happy to leave it at that.
     
     
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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from GDW in Tamiya Phantom F4j(UK)   
    1st one for 2019. Tamiya Phantom F4(j), decked out as a 74 squadron aircraft using Yellowhammer decals to depict a F4J(UK). Great kit that builds into an imposing model. All errors were user generated!!
     






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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from R Palimaka in Tamiya Phantom F4j(UK)   
    1st one for 2019. Tamiya Phantom F4(j), decked out as a 74 squadron aircraft using Yellowhammer decals to depict a F4J(UK). Great kit that builds into an imposing model. All errors were user generated!!
     






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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from CANicoll in LF period ventral views of 109s with oil stains   
    While searching online for pics of weathered 109’s I came across these 2 examples on Britmodellers site. So clearly they could get dirty. 
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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from FreightDog in Tamiya Phantom F4j(UK)   
    1st one for 2019. Tamiya Phantom F4(j), decked out as a 74 squadron aircraft using Yellowhammer decals to depict a F4J(UK). Great kit that builds into an imposing model. All errors were user generated!!
     






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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from FreightDog in Tamiya Phantom F4j(UK)   
    Thanks. 
     
    As far as I know they were off the shelf US F-4J"s that were repainted by the US in a wierd kind of blue/grey/green colour. Then they were repainted by the RAF into the colours I tried to emulate here. One modification I did add a reinforcing bellt strap which was fitted just on front of the undercarriage scratched from plastic card like so...

     
    Another modification I didn't attempt was the periscope that was installed to the port side of the RIO's station as seen here. I read somewhere that these periscopes came from Centurian tanks but haven't verified that. Anyway, there was no way my rudimentary skills could scratch build that so I left it out. Lets just say my Phantom is depicted prior to the periscopes being fitted

     
    I'm sure that the Phantom experts here will have other minor modifications that should be made but I was happy to leave it at that.
     
     
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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from Greif8 in Tamiya Phantom F4j(UK)   
    1st one for 2019. Tamiya Phantom F4(j), decked out as a 74 squadron aircraft using Yellowhammer decals to depict a F4J(UK). Great kit that builds into an imposing model. All errors were user generated!!
     






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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in Tamiya Phantom F4j(UK)   
    Thanks. 
     
    As far as I know they were off the shelf US F-4J"s that were repainted by the US in a wierd kind of blue/grey/green colour. Then they were repainted by the RAF into the colours I tried to emulate here. One modification I did add a reinforcing bellt strap which was fitted just on front of the undercarriage scratched from plastic card like so...

     
    Another modification I didn't attempt was the periscope that was installed to the port side of the RIO's station as seen here. I read somewhere that these periscopes came from Centurian tanks but haven't verified that. Anyway, there was no way my rudimentary skills could scratch build that so I left it out. Lets just say my Phantom is depicted prior to the periscopes being fitted

     
    I'm sure that the Phantom experts here will have other minor modifications that should be made but I was happy to leave it at that.
     
     
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    TimHepplestone reacted to Belugawhaleman in Airbrush & tamiya paint   
    Thanks for the feedback.
    It's been a long time since I've built a model of any kind. I have two Trumpeter 1/32 Grumman wildcats waiting for
    Me. One in blue and gray paint scheme and an early one in silver and yellow. Your advice is greatly appreciated. I am
    Now working on a large Takom Renault tank which is a departure for me (and this forum!)  But has been a fun build so
    far. I'm surprised at the selection now available for airplane modeling, so many new subjects and manufacturers and
    Many subjects never available before. Like a large-scale King fisher! Wow. However, the prices seem so high for kits- this " shock of the new" has been a surprise for an old dormant dinosaur like me. Anyway, thanks again, and I hope
    I may soon start posting pictures of my finished work.
     
    Regards;
    Paul.
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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from Astro32 in Dambusters bomb washes up on Kent beach   
    https://www.kentonline.co.uk/herne-bay/news/bomb-found-on-beach-used-by-dambusters-187746/

     
    Amazing find. Assuming it was a practice bomb?
     
     
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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from Hartmann52 in Ju-87B-2, 1:32, Trumpeter   
    Beautiful job. Finish looks great. I have one in the stash and am thinking about doing it a desert camo version. Although I’m struggling to find decals .
     
    how was the build. Any major fit issues or pitfalls?
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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from KUROK in Interesting find - Ventura prop   
    Came across this while exploring a little museum in Swakopmund, Namibia. Spent a week there in Feb and thoroughly enjoyed the country and the town, anyway the majority of the exhibits are dedicated to archeology, geology, wildlife and culture of the area. Tucked away in one area was this. An old Ventura propeller. I’m no expert but I believe it to be the propeller from a SAAF Venture which went down during rescue attempts of the mv Dunedin Star in 1942. But if anyone knows anymore about it I would love to know more

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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in Interesting find - Ventura prop   
    Came across this while exploring a little museum in Swakopmund, Namibia. Spent a week there in Feb and thoroughly enjoyed the country and the town, anyway the majority of the exhibits are dedicated to archeology, geology, wildlife and culture of the area. Tucked away in one area was this. An old Ventura propeller. I’m no expert but I believe it to be the propeller from a SAAF Venture which went down during rescue attempts of the mv Dunedin Star in 1942. But if anyone knows anymore about it I would love to know more

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    TimHepplestone got a reaction from Astro32 in Interesting find - Ventura prop   
    Came across this while exploring a little museum in Swakopmund, Namibia. Spent a week there in Feb and thoroughly enjoyed the country and the town, anyway the majority of the exhibits are dedicated to archeology, geology, wildlife and culture of the area. Tucked away in one area was this. An old Ventura propeller. I’m no expert but I believe it to be the propeller from a SAAF Venture which went down during rescue attempts of the mv Dunedin Star in 1942. But if anyone knows anymore about it I would love to know more

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    TimHepplestone reacted to CZPetrP in Another Tamiya Mossie   
    Very nice Moosee. Cograt.
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    TimHepplestone reacted to Old Dog in Another Tamiya Mossie   
    Your weathering reminds me much of the appearance of the Mossies used in the movie The Purple Plain which took place in India, very convincing
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    TimHepplestone reacted to chrish in Another Tamiya Mossie   
    Agreed! Nicely done 
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    TimHepplestone reacted to Out2gtcha in Another Tamiya Mossie   
    Great looking model! The paint is great and I like weathering a lot.
    Although the pre-shading is a bit heavy for my taste, it takes nothing away from a really well done model.
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