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  1. 10x guys a lot! Peter, yes, that's slightly messy and unpleasant - the pouring in the intakes thing, but I kinda discovered the key. It's just important to prep the intakes relatively well - with the filling of the seamlines, then the sanding. The intakes have to be as much perfect as they could. Pouring the paint in, is simply for more evenly painted surfaces in an easier manner. Of course the thick paint fills the little imperfections, but only like scratches from the sanding. It does not act as a filler to fill the seamplines. After a complete dry, the seamlines appear through the paint again. I discovered that one too. But if the intakes are prepped justly - the pouring method only facilitates the painting.
  2. The wings are prepped, with the filling/sanding and PE in the edges. Only some panel lines are left to be filled, but perhaps later. So, from both sides: Check out the edges. Lovely. Then i started filling the panel lines on the fuselage halves... just more glue with a little bit of plastic shavings and putty. The intake nacelles fitted flawlessly btw. And, here are the intakes themselves - painted by pouring home interior paint in, while the compressor faces are with metalizer, then black, and drybrushed. The glare inside the intake is from a thick lacquer coat. And the echaust decks are prepped as well. I had to slightly enlarge the openings to fit seamlessly. So far so good. And i testfitted - they fit perfectly to the fuselage.
  3. Lovely plane. Will be interesting...
  4. Absolutely agreed! And no matter the scale, more or less, it should look like the real plane. The small scale is not an excuse.
  5. The doors on the bottom fuselage fit real good as they are oob: And i made them even better after some rubbing and sanding. The doors for the landing gear are not glued of course : And a little up on the wings. All control surfaces are with trimmed profiles and are glued to the wings. This is how the real inboard flaperons`profiles look like: And here are the outboard flaperons (they all are with nearly the same thickness) - one as it is OOB, and one after the trimming to fit the already thinned wing's trailing edge: It may be little, but there is some difference. And finally i will have to try to make their entire surfaces a little more flat, but at a later stage. MEanwhile - another important upgrade - the mid to outboard flaperon cunjunction - that small triangular shape on the wingside. It has a bevelled conjunction with the mid flaperon: So, the wingside - done; the flaperon side - still oob: And after:
  6. Hi! The stand looks mighty epic! It definitely has an advantage regarding the storage space - I suppose you could always dismantle the models and store them as usual, like standalone models. And occasionally, on a greatest inspiration requirement basis perhaps, you could always assemble the stand with the models, and enjoy them. At least I do it that way for the flying settings...
  7. Happy modeling! Now that's some "fuel on wings".
  8. This is how much the profiles of the trailing edges are thinned. The wing on the top side is oob, and on the bottom side is already thinned. And, for instance, a little zoomed, here is with red the exact lines of the cutouts:
  9. I especially like how weathered they are, and yet the colors are contrasting.
  10. Thank you! I think it would have been something like "Northrop Rulezzz" )))
  11. 10x all! Btw, got inspired, and.... i call it "Irrelevance of scale, and time". )
  12. Very nice looking! I especially like how majestic the nozzle looks like.
  13. PS: What's tht spaceship in your flickr photostream?! ))))
  14. She is wonderful! I like how the silvering of the decals turned out into quite a pleasant effect actually. And the overall clean look is awesome!
  15. Next, the MLGs... the quite more difficult thing. So the entire foot moves to house the wheels in a longitudinal way inside the bay, cause obviuously the Sirit's crossection is thin in these areas and there is no room for houseing 2 sets of wheels one above another. I made 3 hinges in total per gear - 2 small for the foot and the diagonal supportive strut, and 1 big hinge for the retraction of the entire pylon. And now they sit perfectly inside their bays. How they look 1 up and 1 down, w/the wheels on: And only the pylons without the wheels - 1 extended and 1 with its imaginary position inside the bay: And inside the bay:
  16. I got it stared these days... from the landing gears ))) They will be moveable to allow 2 display modes again - on the ground and in-flight. This gorgeous bird look so nice with its clean silhouette, but on the ground appears quite impressive as well. The nose gear was relatively easy - here it is lowered and painted: And in the bay: Lots of cuts and edits were required, but i think i perfectionized the main principle. The closing of the front (smaller) door was a little hastle, cause first it is small, and two there is no much space for the hinges. Indeed i had to cut some plastic from the upper half of the fuselage to accept the pins for the hinges. Here is how the doors look closed, from inside: And open, from outside:
  17. This build is only getting more and more fantabulous! Awesome cockpit, and switches, and IPs, and pilot!!!
  18. So that's it for the 2-mods photoshoots, guys. This is perhaps my best (not largest or most complicated) model in terms of appearance. I tried Have Glass V coverage for a 2nd, maybe 3rd time, and it definitely puts off apart all my other models painted with only paints. Thank you very much to all of you who followed, commented, helped and encouraged along the way. Thx again and just as a hint - maybe i'll start the Spirit next.
  19. The "parked" Photo session... Now i captured most of these pics on a direct sinlight, which really makes the characteristic shine of Have Glass appear more vividly:
  20. Nice soft grey color. I would use black oil paint for weathering to make it look more black. How you plan on the finishing - just the lacquer and a clean overall appearance, or a more soiled heavier weathered one?
  21. On the following session i tried to capture the Have Glass effect as much as possible (shine/glare/reflection). In-flight mod again.
  22. In-flight. With highlight on the starboard: and on the port side: ...there is more...
  23. Many Thanks, guys! Thx for following along the build and for the nice comments!
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