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#16 bdthoresen

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:00 PM

Looking good, J-man.

 

Kev

 
I agree Kev. Considering this kid is only building his second model, he picks it up quick!

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:57 AM

Nice recovery!

 

Keep it up!!


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#18 J-Shliker

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:26 PM

Been a few days but I finally get the engine mounted and cowling test fit. The cowling is showing cowl flaps closed and induction manifold installed. I am waiting for the glue to set on the oil cooler before gluing it to the cowling. iHECPvE.jpg


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#19 J-Shliker

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:36 PM

Finally getting to the fun part! Painting! My first model (Revell of Germany Spitfire mkII) didn't turn out so well. I mixed my paints thin and ended up with a horrible sandy finish. Here is to a better mix!

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 04:28 PM

First time using Tamiya AS-12 this stuff makes up for my horrible painting skills haha. Also painted the wingwalk as well as liquid masked the plane for some awesome chipping wear.

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#21 J-Shliker

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:09 AM

Alrighty guys it has been awhile since I updated this thread. Hurricane Irma had us all scrambling here in Florida. However, I had a lot of time to do some painting during the storm!

I spotted the panels and leading edges with some Bob Dively liquid mask to give me some chipping after I painted the green. It was actually more difficult than I anticipated. The final result you will see was attempt two.

I had to sand it down and try again the liquid mask needs quite a light touch I learned. Let me know what you think.

 

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#22 J-Shliker

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:11 AM

More update and final chipping results. I think once I clear the model I will go in and sponge a little aluminum to blend these chips out some. But so far I am pretty pleased for a first time with liquid mask.

 

 

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:15 AM

very nice mate

 

will the chipping affect where the decals / markings go?


Regards Mark
 
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:26 AM

I tried to eye ball the chipping to be near but not under the decals. But even the best plans can change. I hope to get to decals in the next week or so. Will definitely let you know how it works out!

 

Jon


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:45 AM

Really coming along nicely.
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 12:39 AM

Well it has been forever and a day since I have been able to work on my model. Hurricane Irma and a move to a new house (not because of the hurricane) as well as laziness got in the way.

I am back and with vengeance I busted out my Montex masks for some decal spraying. Other than 2 hours of aligning to get them symmetrical, they are pretty easy to use for a nooby like myself.

I sprayed white for the border on the tail and white to help the red pop on the wings. More to come!

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 11:19 PM

Yes J-Bird! Looking awesome!!!!!!!

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 11:30 PM

I love the Shoki!  Your work belies your experience... very impressive stuff!


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:01 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!


I just finished the build on my KI-84 Frank, i was equally impressed with its fit and quality, if you want a nice build after this one, try the Frank. I am thinking about picking the Tojo too.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:44 PM

: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.


I've been to St Augustine to visit but only passed through Deltona going back and forth to Winter Park. Do you guys have any good LHS's near you? Orlando has pretty much dried up except for the RC crowd.

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