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#1 J-Shliker

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:07 AM

I am new to models and have been taught by one of you more senior members (you know who you are *cough* bdthoreson *cough*). I hope you guys enjoy my process and I would enjoy any input! http://imgur.com/a/ZAs97

 

PS: This is my second model. My first was a Revell of Germany Spitfire MKII it is also on my imgur page enjoy!


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#2 Intruder503

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:27 AM

:hi:

 

Glad to have you here!

 

Nice work so far!

 

P.S. - I've been to your neck of the woods many times. I grew up just south of you in Deltona.


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#3 Rob Owens

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:31 AM

Nice work!!! I think your patience and attention to (miniscule) interior detail will result in your being very pleased when the 'pit is closed up.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:28 PM

Thanks to both of you for the kind words. I am one of those weirdos that will spend 10-15hrs working on the interior only to close up the halves and lose most of that work to shadows!

But I know it is there and that lets my OCD be happy about the cockpit. Finished gluing up the wings last night only had minor sanding and most of the seams vanished. I will add more pictures this weekend!


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:51 PM

Nice start!  Love the Tojo, so gonna watch closely. 

 

I'm the opposite.  If it won't be seen, and isn't needed structurally, I won't even remove it from the sprue.

 

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#6 Intruder503

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:02 PM

I am one of those weirdos that will spend 10-15hrs working on the interior only to close up the halves and lose most of that work to shadows!

But I know it is there and that lets my OCD be happy about the cockpit.

Nothing wrong with that...

 

I'm the opposite.  If it won't be seen, and isn't needed structurally, I won't even remove it from the sprue.

...and nothing wrong with that!

 

That's what I love about this hobby. There really is no "Right" or "Wrong". Sure in somebody's opinion it may be one way or the other. But if it's yours and you're happy, who cares what anyone else thinks!


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Build it and they will come...out of the woodwork to point out every mistake!!


#7 bdthoresen

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:02 PM

Well, Well, Well, the student has surfaced- Nice work, Junior. I like the work so far. Now, going forward, I want you to update your posts with pictures here instead of a link.....Comprende?

THOR, running for cover......... :ninja:


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#8 J-Shliker

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 12:11 AM

Was able to get the wings glued up this evening. The seams already look pretty decent. The lower chin seams need some work but that is just some light sanding.

 

(sorry to which ever mod had to see my last attempt at a picture link it was HUGE!)

 

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:41 AM

                            :hi:


I just like airplanes

 

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#10 J-Shliker

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:56 PM

Was able to get the forward cockpit cover plate glued up. Just need to sand off the little bit of ooze from the glue. Also test fit the cowling still very impressed with the fit of this model!

 

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:41 PM

Excellent work.  Your IP looks the business.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:29 AM

Looking good Jon- Did not get to the Hellcat this evening...too many real engines today! Keep the updates coming. Lovin it-

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 12:57 AM

Some days you paint and engine base black and it looks good. Then you do something dumb and break your pushrods. Oh well that is why they made Tamiya Extra Thin.

 

 

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#14 J-Shliker

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:58 PM

Fixed and painted the push rods. Glued them into position (easier said than done). Alignment was not a perfect fit on these rods. All I have left is oil wash and dull coat then we can assemble the cowling area!

 

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:05 AM

Looking good, J-man.

 

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