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About Citadelgrad

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    LSP Junkie
  • Birthday 05/29/1965

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    Southern California, USA
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    History, especially military history, modelmaking

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  1. Always loved the shape of this one. Very nice execution.
  2. Is anyone else relishing this amazinf build just for the sheer unusual subject and incredible creativity? this makes me want to toss my stash of mass produced stuff into a river....
  3. For a "plain black" bird, you captured the subtle tonal and other variations, it's very pleasing to the eye. Very nice finishing skills. I would be proud to be able to replicate it, but I am a chimp.
  4. That's very impressive, your painting skills are exceptional. Not to derail the thread, but I noticed you seem to have painted the model in sections, notably the wings and vertical stabilizers. The wing joint on the -24 is unique, so I can see how that should work with a perfect fit, but is there concern when doing this about needing to fill and mess up that gorgeous paint? Thanks for sharing this, what an amazing build.
  5. Do you smell that? love me some SE Asia huey action. looking great.
  6. thanks, Tomaz. i have not yet shot the interior, but cant find the paints i need locally. I may have to order some. Bill
  7. Thanks, all! I remember as a kid building away in the basement, sharing my finished builds with friends and parents, sharing with like minded, talented builders all over the world is much better. i added a bit of styrene detail to simulate the corrugated floor, front panel, and added a bit of lead wire to the sidewalls to replace some molded detail. I have The Eduard interior set which i will be using some of to liven up the cockpit. I hope to shoot the interior tomorrow, but wanted to show the work that went into it before its covered by paint. also, a question. I will shoot this interior green, then pick out details with paint. Should i seal it with a clear before i use washes and tamiya panel line stuff? If so, dull or gloss? Thanks. here are the photos.
  8. Ok, back from the brink. I read new posts here and follow other’s build’s every day. i have finally started using my stay at home time to work toward finishing this first for me LSP. I realize that there is extreme talent on here, and i think it makes me a better builder. This engine, for example, is not the best engine, but its certainly the best one i have ever made. Its still got some detail painting to do, and the blow ups make every issue i need to fix so easy to see, but here is what i have come up with. i am really excited to continue, i need to shoot the cockpit interior green, maybe tomorrow. stay safe all! Thanks for any criticism, i dont expect to just get courtesy compliments. I am trying to grow, i still remember how hard i worked on figure painting a few years ago when i returned to the hobby.
  9. My dad flew B 47s. Yes, the BN armed the bomb in the bay. he also knew of crews who carried other stuff. Coming back from England, one crew took the windshield off an MG convertible and brouht it home. Another put a sailboat in theirs. One of these two ended up in the water off Goose Bay on the way back, take off accident.
  10. I always just used a smaller diameter brass rod, and never had an issue cutting it. Before that, my garage floor was littered with misfires.
  11. Thinking about this has reminded me, the only way i could stay sane was to thread a thin brass rod/wire through the tube and then i just cut pieces off and they stayed on the wire.
  12. A sharp knife, just roll the tube on the table top and scribe deeper and deeper. It is surprisingly fast, but the little bits tend to fly away.
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