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    San Jose, CA, USA
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    Photography, Computer Art, Scale Models

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  1. I took a few good quality of pictures with a Sony camera.
  2. To simulate the authentic visual expression of the natural metal finishing painted P-47D is the goal of this build. I've collected hundreds of late WWII pictures and the restored and still flying P-47D. Here are a few examples that I'm following: This build started with the Hasegawa kit, with limited recessed panel line and the rivets only visible along these panel lines. I've decided to proceed with manually riveting. The Line Drawing was downloaded from theblueprints.com https://www.the-blueprints.com/search/p-47d/ It's
  3. I used the Alclad II Acqua Clear as the final coating.
  4. Obviously, the panel stretching idea didn't go through very well. :-\ I'll try again with another build. (could be P-47D) These pictures illustrate the detail of the original thought. The highlighted area is where I spray the metal coating over the black base. With the assumption of the light source is from the top-left corner. Presenting the same area with a dimmed lighting Presenting the same area with better lighting
  5. Two days ago, I posted the "Ready for inspection" pictures
  6. I am using this post to record the thought and steps when I build the 1/32 F-100D. Hopefully, I can hear the feedback and comment from the LSP senior members. Purely my personal point of view, I prefer not to emphasize on the panel lines on all scale models. At the situation when the panel lines are required, I used to use the oil paints mixed in the color of gray, brown, blue,... The Trumpeter kit came with the out of proportion panel lines. It's much deeper and wider than a real aircraft. My plan to deal with it is not to wash any of the panel lines. Still, th
  7. Highly detailed. Excellent work.
  8. Really appreciate your sharing. I learned the legacy of F-86 back in the early ‘60 over the Taiwan Strait conflict.
  9. A job has been on and off for 2 months since June 2018. It's one of my satisfied work in my personal US Naval Air Force builds. I have added the smoke on the photos and called it Visual Diorama.
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