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Fancherello last won the day on October 14 2017

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  1. Fancherello

    1/32 ZM Horten 229 / Eday 2018

    This is absolutly superb. Finish looks really natural and alive. I'm loving this.
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    The Cat is Back........F-14 Tomcat

    Lovely build ! Lovely pics ! Fanch
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    Cessna O-2A `Jade 07' Masking madness!

    This is is some lovely work, and details such as the asymetric seat positionning definetly bring life in the cockpit. I love this !
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    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    Hello and thank you very much for these kind comments. Chipping is done by dabbing some dark greypaint with a pad made of foam, exactly the same foam that i used to texture my tyre tread, Scratches are done with a brass brush pencil, sourced here: http://www.greenstuffworld.com/fr/outils-de-travail/690-stylo-gratte-brosse-scratch-brush-pens.html
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    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    landing gear assembled and set onto the fuselage, a quicky dry fit with wings to cheks that everything is level ! ( i picked a grey background to have a better rendition of tyres aspect !) sorry for the pic quality, my phone camera doesnt ike my photo booth light bulbs, but you've got the idea of the attitude with the shortened main landing gear. ( i had to adjust the front wheels spacing too, as they were to far from the center line ) thank you for all your kind words ! Fanch
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    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    Thank very much ! Fanch
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    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    thank you very much for your kind comments here's now some painting. legs have been weathered with some grey/green grime near wheels and brakes, more sand/cream hue on top of them. I did my best to force myself into taking as much part of the scale as possible on wheels to and tried to give some texture on tyre treads by building up a rough surface with acryl dabbed with a sponge foam. Tyre sides have been brushed with an iron pencil/brush to try and repilcate the fabric shine that can be seen on pics. I set a ssatin to gloss shine in the grooves to replicate the wax that often keep shiny there. My Daco book showed so brownish grime on tyres so it's the shade i chose ( but many other colors could have been picked, though)
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    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    Thank you guys ! Glad you all like my legs ! ( But no touch, please ) Damn, Alan, it sounds so weird to say this now!!!!
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    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    Hahaha ! 'glad you like my (hairy) legs !!!
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    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    Thank you very much Anthony ! Go on ! Pick this A-4K from your stash !
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    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    and now, back to painting ! bye Fanch
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    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    hello At last last I have something to show here ! Last weeks have been about landing gears. Trumpeter parts are not that bad in detail but main legs are too high and the kit gets an odd ground clearance and angle/nose tilt. I have tried Gfactors legs that even if labelled for both Tamiya and Trumpeter kits are much more for the Tamiya one. The Trumpeter kit has some sort of over size in the aft area which is not noticeable when the kit is corrected with Zacto intakes. But these long intakes correct the shape but are still a compromise in overall sizing. Then the G Factor legs are too short for the Trumpy kit, I think. Then i first corrected the clearance between drop tanks and intakes that i find too high with Zacto's pylons even though they are superb, and once happy with that I decided to chop a 2-3 mm ring off the main legs, just above the oleo scissors. The actuators needed then shortenning too. Once happy with that, it became just a matter of addind details comeing from my ever trusted Plastruct and Evergreen rods and strips. I also used some resin connectors and breaded lines coming from Top Studio, a car and bike modelling brand that i didn't know. Just a lucky pick when sourcing my armour glass paint at spotmodel.com Correted and rounded profiles on Wheeliant wheels which were too square in section.
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    1/32 Tamiya F-4J Diamond Backs

    Superb build ! I love Diamondbacks markings, great choice !
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    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    Thank you very much Ron and Maru ! I'll be back with updates as soon as i'm back from holidays ! Fanch
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    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    Thank you bery much Maru ! Fanch
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