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Kitty Hawk AH-1Z "Viper" 1/48 (finished)

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I'm currently working a helo for the first time, and so far I'm liking it! the model is really nice!

 

I chose a nice colorfull scheme since the two tones gray has been  widely built and very well built, and I like my models to have as much as color as possible!

 

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Since the scheme is kinda hard, at least for my skills, I started on the tail boom as a test and then moved forward

 

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I screwed up a but the stripes, but corrected it on time!

 

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I hope you like it

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Great looking USMC Helo. I have never seen em painted this bright.

 

You are doing a great job with paint. And as said above I still do not understand how you guys paint before assembly and make it work,

 

Jason

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21 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

Great work!!

 

I'm always amazed by you guys who can paint before assembly.........

I have yet to have any luck with that.

 

Looking forward to more!

 

This was possible cause the tail boom is separated from the body in a very logic place and no putty is needed to cure the joint! otherwise is not possible for me to do it separatly! this is a very rare case for me! so, me too I'm amazed by those who can do that on a regular basis

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Thnx for the props guys! the kit is a very good one and very nice to work with

 

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Decals are supplied in the kit but the detail is very nice and crisp so I preferred painting controls, I only used decals for the screens to give it a bit of life in there

 

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And I added a bit more weight in front to avoid having a tail seater, even though weight is supplied in the kit, you can never be too careful, and since I'm not opening panels I stuck more weight in there

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And added a bit of detail to the tourret ball

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And started giving it some color after fighting the cowlings to make them fit decently since they are sensed to be open! but after a bit of effort, it was ok in my book

 

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I hope you guys like it!

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On 8/6/2019 at 9:08 PM, Out2gtcha said:

Great work!!

 

I'm always amazed by you guys who can paint before assembly.........

I have yet to have any luck with that.

 

Looking forward to more!

This is why I was able to build the tail boom separetly, it's not glued yet and I only neede to trim just a bit of the lip, but there's still lots of room for glue to make it a stron joint! or at least that's what I hope so!

 

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BTW what ever happened to your Tiger Cat? still working on it?

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39 minutes ago, Squizzy said:

That paint scheme looks amazing, it really comes to life with the clear coat on, great work! 

 

Thnx for you comment! I really like how this is comming along and hope you guys do too!

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