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#16 The Madhatter

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:03 AM

Thanks very much for the kind posts guys

 

Si,

Excellent progress! Did you have to add any ballast up front to keep the nose gear on the ground?

Cheers, Tom

 

No I made the mistake of forgetting the nose weight. I had it sitting there ready to go in and then it completely slipped my mind. I'll be using a small piece of clear sprue to hold up the back end sadly.



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:42 AM

Si,

Definitely up to you! However, with the smooth contours, have you considered drilling a small hole up front, then adding Liquid Gravity? https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/B0047YORDQ
The hole would then be relatively easy to cover over.

Cheers, Tom

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#18 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 04:19 AM

That’s looking great! What an improvement over the Testors kit, eh?

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:42 AM

That is brilliant. Jennings, Testors and kit may not be used in the same sentence. I have their 1/32 YF-22, and it will never be built. 



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:39 PM

Si,

Definitely up to you! However, with the smooth contours, have you considered drilling a small hole up front, then adding Liquid Gravity? https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/B0047YORDQ
The hole would then be relatively easy to cover over.

Cheers, Tom

 

Oh that looks like such a good product that I never knew existed until now! Thank you so much for that. I'll look into it more and I'll order some if my current plan doesn't work.



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:41 PM

That’s looking great! What an improvement over the Testors kit, eh?

 

Infinitely better in every single possible way - well, almost every way. The front landing gear set up leaves a lot to be desired. But really, overall its superior to the Testors version



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 07:19 AM

I bought some of that liquid gravity today - although I think its a bit misleading to call it "liquid". I had no idea it was a sand like substance but it's not an issue - just unexpected is all

 

Now to see if it works!


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:17 AM

Sorry for the lack of updates - I have been busy with other projects of late

It's almost done now - just a few more bits to add and it's finished. Still needs a semi-flat coat to go over the decals but that won't take long

Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. If I'd had more enthusiasm I would go the whole detailing hog but I just can not be bothered. OOB is fine for me. Besides, none of the Eduard AM stuff had been released when I had started it so never mind

I accidentally broke off the crew ladder and went to place the cover over the resulting hole but then the piece slipped off and went inside - so out came the Milliput and I covered over the hole.

The decals performed beautifully and are surprisingly resistant to moving.

 

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That's it now until it's finished but thanks for tuning in

Si


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#24 F`s are my favs

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:12 AM

Nice soft grey color. I would use black oil paint for weathering to make it look more black. How you plan on the finishing - just the lacquer and a clean overall appearance, or a more soiled heavier weathered one?
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:57 AM

I'm going to leave it as is in regards to weathering. From most of the pics I've seen, it doesn't get that dirty. Mind you, the thought of dirtying it up did cross my mind but I'm opting for clean


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:53 PM

Very nicely done and the B2 surely looks the part.

Keep 'em comin

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

I like it!
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:03 PM

This is coming along great!  Love the subtle color variation here and there, especially around the exhaust outlets.

 

And thanks to Tom from AZ for mentioning "LIQUID GRAVITY".

 

Never heard of that but just studied it online for a few minutes.

 

What a great product! 


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#29 The Madhatter

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:06 AM

Hi everyone

Well, it's finally done and dusted. Completely OOB with the exception of some wiring to the rear wheels.

It's come out quite nicely I think. It's hard to make grey not so boring but I managed to get some variation here and there

Now for the final pics

 

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 06:03 PM

She is wonderful! I like how the silvering of the decals turned out into quite a pleasant effect actually. And the overall clean look is awesome!







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