ZOUKEI-MURA 1:32 Skyraider - VA-176 MiG Killer

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    Post  Iain on Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:38 pm

    Latest out of the workshop - need to get the build written up for Military in Scale now...

    May add a little more oily stuff underneath - but will sleep on it.

    Model is extensively weathered - albeit fairly subtly in places.











    Last one to show I have replaced the static wicks on the control surfaces...



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    Post  alexbb on Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:21 pm

    great build

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:28 pm

    Fantastic build Iain, but you could do with more weathering especially when you consider that you chose a very light colour scheme. In my opinion, you need more exhaust staining and also oil staining. If I remember well, i read that those birds leaked oil like crazy. It dripped all over the place especially on the underside and then when they started up and flew, it was smeared all over, that is why they were always so streaked with oil and dirt. But the build looks really great. I guess it is just time for some more weathering fun.

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    Post  Iain on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:57 pm

    Going to add some more oil stains underneath later today - there are already a lot there - but have been using a new material (to me anyway) that I discovered in the Model Railway section of the model shop - Modelmates 'Oil Brown' Weathering liquid. Really like the effects it creates - but not showing up very much in the photos - so will make a lot darker (if you look carefully at the drop tank for instance you'll see some of the staining).

    Looking at photos they weren't caked in out - I recon they'd have had a wipedown between sorties underneath - otherwise it's difficult to spot 'non-standard' leakages Wink

    But yes - more oily stuff to follow... Smile

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:05 pm

    Hello Lain, Very Happy

    Brilliant work mate.

    Cheers.

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    Post  olivermifsud on Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:28 pm

    hi lain great work

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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:44 am

    brilliant work Lain....
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    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:38 pm

    Nice work!!

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    Post  Ray on Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:54 pm

    Great as always Iain cheers

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    Post  Jerzy Ciupek on Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:39 pm

    Brilliant work, a excellent finish.

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    Post  slingshot392 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:55 am

    Beautiful build on this model, that thing must be huge in 1/32 scale! I have a friend that picked up their new Mustang as well is there Japanese aircraft (the name escapes me at the moment) and says they are fantastic models.

    That plane did leak all you like a sieve and could be pretty well covered, but the Navy also very quickly cleaned the plane up after a flight, so I would guess how much oil you show would depend on whether it was before or after a flight. Or even eight engine run up before a flight.

    I have been playing around with a pastel wash on one of my Klingon models, I scraped a number of different colors from the hard pastel chalks and then mixed it with water and Future. I have seen videos where people would use the pastel chalk with just water and after it dried, they could get it to come off fairly easy with either a Kleenex or a dry paintbrush. I couldn't, then I started using a dry toothbrush vigorously and it was coming off very slowly. Then I was using water on the model as well as the toothbrush again going over it vigorously and while it came off better, it was still coming of slowly and I did find I could control it, although I think it would take a lot more work to get it completely off. I used the Future to help break the surface tension of the water which it did, it went down beautifully with no beading up, I was hoping that the Future would make it a little more resistant to coming off, it worked a lot better than I thought or even hoped, in fact some ways, it worked too good as I discovered the entire bottom of the model, when I worked on it more, I'll carefully put it into the large areas between the raised panels and then carefully put it on the raised areas where I want it removing what's needed before it dries completely.

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    Post  Iain on Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:40 am

    Thanks for feedback everyone - really appreciated.

    Model no longer going to be featured in Military in Scale magazine as the October issue was the last!

    OK - this is where we're at:









    Bit more tweaking methinks...

    Better?

    And some larger resolution images of original have come to light that show this airframe had the silver protective areas on the front of the cowl ring and wing leading edge - so more tweaking required!

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    Post  jojjemannen on Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:49 am

    Holy crap Iain! That's some impressive work!

    When you do get to Malta and the club, bear in mind that everyone is going to talk with everyone and the clubhouse is a loud place!

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    Post  Iain on Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:50 pm

    Build will now be featured in Spencer Pollard's Cold War Aircraft Modeller Smile

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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:40 am

    beautiful job.....lovely weathering
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:08 pm

    Now you're talking Iain, that is some nice weathering, especially the underside, very convincing 0il leaks, great!!

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    Post  Iain on Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:58 am

    Thanks Chaps - I think she looks better now! Smile

    Looks like it's on front cover of Spencer's new mag:





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    Post  Samwel18 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:30 pm

    just wonderful Smile

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    Post  slingshot392 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:47 am

    The Skyraider is one huge aircraft, and a bomb load as big or bigger than a B-17. I really like the weathering, on a naval aircraft, it would be more subtle as the really worked at keeping the aircraft clean. The Skyraider was notorious for leaking oil though so there would usually be a lot of oil around the cowl, especially at the bottom end under the aircraft, and also down the sides with the exhaust. They would clean it off after a flight, but I'm sure it still left some stains and even as soon as it was cleaned, it would start leaking again. I guess how much weathering would depend on how long of a flight you are showing or how long after the flight you were showing.

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    Post  ascomt on Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:54 pm

    Excellent work. Beautiful finish and neat weathering.



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    Post  Ray on Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:29 pm

    Front Cover on any Magazine cheers

    That is a BOS Anytime IMHO Twisted Evil

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