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That is just absolutely awesome!

 

Maybe I missed it in the thread, but how do you do the discoloration along panel lines? I usually use a dry-brushing technique but my results aren't quite as good as your.

 

Cheers,

 

Marcel

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Most of the brighter areas represent touch ups; these are done free hand by airbrush. Sometimes, I mask off individual panels with Post Its or something similar and spray along the edges with a brightened base colour. I think there should be a pic of it a few pages back!

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I stumbled onto this thread nearly 4 hours ago...with in-progress threads I usually mumble to myself "That's nice" and fast forward to the end of thread to see the final results...

 

I read every single post in this thread. You answered technique questions I've been trying to answer for years. This thread has actually motivated me to take the rest of the day off and hit the workbench.

 

I've seen some incredible work in my day - John Vojech, Derek Brown, and Alex DeLeon's IPMS Nationals winners, and countless others here, on FB, and other sites....

 

This model, this project, ranks in my top 5 of all time... the scope of work, attention to detail, and precision of the build are simply stunning.

 

Wow...all I can say is wow....

 

Jeff

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Gosh, it's hard to know you're coming to the same show with a model in the same category and know that this will raffle the prizes :)

You know what I don't care because at least I will be able to see this one in real tomorrow, and I can't wait :)

 

It is expectionnal

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Most of the brighter areas represent touch ups; these are done free hand by airbrush. Sometimes, I mask off individual panels with Post Its or something similar and spray along the edges with a brightened base colour. I think there should be a pic of it a few pages back!

 

Thx! I recently ordered an Olympos MP-200C for the really fine stuff, hopefully I can get the kind of result you do.

 

Cheers,

Marcel

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This entire build has been absolutely stunning. Finish to present it speaks loudly to your skill..beyond impressive.

 

Do tell us ...how did you get Harv to still for so long so you could make that head?

 

Still...brilliant work

 

Geoff

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Your comments made my day, thank you all very much! The Prowler itself is finished now and has survived its first show and contest; I will of course show you some photos in the RFI section soon. There will be a carrier section to put the Prowler on in the future. I am still collecting information about the Kitty Haw section I'd like to build, but it's pretty difficult to get what I need. I'll keep you posted! 

 

Olivier, I sadly have missed you again at the show - some friends from Austria and Germany visited the show and I spent most of the time with them, I didn't even really have the time to check out all the models. I've had a close look at your B-25 though - it is absolutely gorgeous, huge congratulations! Hope we'll meet in person next time!

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Wow!  The only reason I've missed this build up until now is that I'm not a Prowler fan, but I LOVE this build!  The weathering is heavy yet very realistic and those figures!  I don't recall seeing better ones.  The rest of the build is awesome too, like your canopy glass.  :goodjob:

 

Cheers,

Chuck

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Wow!  The only reason I've missed this build up until now is that I'm not a Prowler fan...

 

Cheers,

Chuck

 

No worries, Chuck, we all have our weaknesses...

 

Me, I'm a big fan of all things US Navy (well, the jets that is...) and this Prowler is just terriffic. Great work, Ben. I really have to try to visit one of the shows in Belgium one day. It's not that far, after all.

 

Cheers

Rainer

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