Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'Thunderbird'.
Found 4 results
Well I'm waiting on parts for the corsair and they're coming from Belgium so...time to start what I'll call a slow roller. heading into summer and the family has lots planned so I'll work a little at a time on this one. It's going to be out of the box. Although you know I'm already struggling with that decision :-) The major work here will be foiling. I've gone over all Foiler and Out2gtcha post on this technique, I've done some practice work, I've collected all the tools (even have my mason jar for bleach). I chose this one , probably obviously, because it has the straight wing and I'm hoping that makes things easier this first time with foil. I started on the cockpit last night. Here's a quick shot of the model and the work so far...
Welcome Everyone, thanks for flying by this build! Tamiya's 1/32 F-16C, this one's been done for over a month now but I didn't have the presentation and the stand the way I wanted it. I think it's ready for display now though(although as soon as I looked at closeups around the cockpit I see I have some touch-up to do LOL). I wanted to represent a picture I found on AirWingSpotter with the plane going vertical and vapor contrails billowing off the wing roots so for that I used medical rayon rope(basically just cotton balls in a rope form). I cut the arm from the Tamiya kit in half and turned it around to go vertical. I chose to do Lt. Col. Mike Chandler's bird from the 2004 show season. I was lucky enough to find a walk-around of his #1 and so i tried to represent it as best I could. This is an out of the box build except for 2 extras that I thought were crucial; the American Flag and the stopwatch in the cockpit. I preshaded with grey and dark grey panel line accent so that the lines would be crisp, without an surrounding shadow, to represent a show bird. I used MCW paints for all the gloss work and Vallejo for the cockpit and the exhaust nozzle. All of the striping is done via airbrush and the rest is with the kit decals. One of the unique things I did for this was to paint the engine internals to represent full afterburner. The way I have the plane oriented I guess I'll need some mirrors to see that now haha! I've included a picture below taken on a horizontal stand so you can see how it turned out. Let me know what you think as I may try this again and would like some feedback on it. You can check out my WIP for more details http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=72439&hl=thunderbird
The saga continues this Christmas as we head into 2018 with my 3rd rendition of the USAF demonstration team. I decided on the F-16 because I bought too much paint for the F-35A so this one allows me to use the most of that up. This time I'm doing the Team Leader, Mike Chandler's plane from the 2003-2004 season. I found a full walk around of his plane which will definitely help with details. My plan is to do this OOB except for a few scratch details...originally it was 100% oob but once i saw the flag and stop watch in the cockpit weren't there that thought went by the wayside. I got the Encyclopedia of Aircraft Modeling series by Ammo Mig Jimenez for my birthday. I've moved on to the advanced cockpit section here so let me know how you think it's going - all comments are appreciated. Here's a few teaser picks of what I have done after 2 days of holiday ðŸ‘¨ðŸ¼â€ðŸŽ¨ I think I have to redo the attempt at lettering on the oxy bottle? Looks more like ðŸ’ lol I don't have a big enough stash of old decals so I'm trying to make it look oike lettering from a distance.
So I'm planning to add some emphasis to the panel lines on this build rather than leaving everything stark white. There are some shadows at the panel lines on the real thing but I don't think they are as bold as when a full preshading is done and I think black basing would be way too heavy; just my opinion and I'm not experienced with doing this so I'd like to get yours I used Tamiya's panle line accents to do this - dark grey and black. Take a peak and if you wouldn't mind submit an answer to the poll (hopefully this works as it's also my 1st poll). Accented parts 1st Coat of Insignia White 2nd Coat of Insignia White