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    Re: My production line

    Post  clioguy on Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:12 pm

    I got the 1:35 Hind myself!! Nice piece of kit.

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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:16 am

    The 14 is just about done.... just have to finish the cockpit, add formation lights and finish the bording ladder












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    Re: My production line

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:50 am

    Nice work, what a stunning colour scheme. Try to shoot the tyres with some matt finish, they are way too shiny.

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    Re: My production line

    Post  slingshot392 on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:38 pm

    Great job on the 14, I like the subtly filled panel lines. I agree with Brian, the tires are definitely to shiney, the sides are anywhere from matt to flat and the treads will look worn, a medium or darker gray will simulate that.

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    Re: My production line

    Post  AdriaN on Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:41 pm

    If im not mistaken the paint scheme on the su27 is ALL self masked and painted? including all those lines on the back, wings and tail?

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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:48 pm

    AdriaN wrote:If im not mistaken the paint scheme on the su27 is ALL self masked and painted? including all those lines on the back, wings and tail?


    If you are refering to the F-14 in the above photos, yes. I have not built a SU-27 ... yet...

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    Post  AdriaN on Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:59 pm

    wedfactory wrote:
    AdriaN wrote:If im not mistaken the paint scheme on the su27 is ALL self masked and painted? including all those lines on the back, wings and tail?


    If you are refering to the F-14 in the above photos, yes. I have not built a SU-27 ... yet...

    yes the sukhoi! the build i saw was of an academy kit ''russian knight'' but different cover. here is the build:

    http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42647&st=0

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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:09 am

    AdriaN wrote:
    wedfactory wrote:
    AdriaN wrote:If im not mistaken the paint scheme on the su27 is ALL self masked and painted? including all those lines on the back, wings and tail?


    If you are refering to the F-14 in the above photos, yes. I have not built a SU-27 ... yet...

    yes the sukhoi! the build i saw was of an academy kit ''russian knight'' but different cover. here is the build:

    http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42647&st=0


    Actually with the SU-27 I have picked up I also picked up a resin aftermarket kit to turn it into a naval version. So it will not be the red, white and blue on the box top.

    I just picked up the SU kit last weekend, haven't been able to do a face plant in it just yet...

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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:29 am

    Well, after 3 hours on and off I now have one side complete. (I have to do the other side top and bottom yet Shocked )












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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:02 am

    Here is the current status of my Jedi Starfighter...










    It needs a second coat of gunmetal gray before anymore painting...

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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:03 am

    Got all the decals on the F-105...















    Now I have to build the weapons and fuel tanks and put the decals on them as well...

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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:04 am

    My YF-12 also got it's first color today...




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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:06 am

    Also started the decals on my Rafale B








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    Re: My production line

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:12 am

    I don;t like the demarcation lines on the F105, too much overspray and it is not fine, the overspray looks very thick.

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    Re: My production line

    Post  AdriaN on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:40 pm

    quite 'a few' decals you got on the Thud Razz
    Is the rafale of revell?

    I agree with the overspray, the green/brown over camouflage gray is too much

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    Post  Guest on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:29 pm

    AdriaN wrote:quite 'a few' decals you got on the Thud Razz
    Is the rafale of revell?

    I agree with the overspray, the green/brown over camouflage gray is too much

    Yes there are! 6 hours worth! And I still have the decals on the weapon to do yet...

    Yes the demarcation line between the bottom of the thud and the top is not the best. But there are to many other problems on the thud to make me worry about it. I am just getting it finished and moving on to the next kit with lessons learned...

    Yes the Rafale is a Revell of Germany kit. Went together nicely.

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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:00 am

    I don't know how many of you guys have the problem of tools rolling off your work desk onto the floor (or your foot or leg). I myself have been stabbed by one of my work tools numerous times. I finally made a way to stop it from happening any more. I taped a toothpick (a piece of sprue would likely work as well) to the handle of the tool so it is no longer round and can't roll off any longer.



    My feet are very grateful...

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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:26 am

    Got a little more done on the Rafale...









    My wife calls it the LSU airplane..

    (LSU is the local college here and the mascot is a tiger)

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    Re: My production line

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:11 pm

    That rafale looks great. Brilliant tip on the rolling tools, sometimes it is as if they are out to kill you!!

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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:16 am

    I Just started my Do-335 (take 2)







    There is a good amount of heavy flash on this kit. It is an old kit. I remember building it as a teenager. There are also minor fit issues. Just stuff to work around but nothing major.

    I still like this kit, in fact it was the second kit I built when I got back into the hobby 3 or so years ago...



    I just want to see how much (if any) improvement I have made in model building in the last 3 years.

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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:17 am

    Worked on the Rafale for a while and got the rest of the decals on and did the panel lines. Next is the dull coat. Have to build landing gear, engine exhausts and weapons yet for it. If I am lucky it will be ready for the Nov 6th Lafayette show.










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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:19 am

    Panel Line Sludge How To


    I have pre-mixed my sludge (5 parts water, 3 parts dawn dish soap, and 2 parts water based paint) and have my brush and F-105 ready...
    (At this point the model has been painted and decaled and has a coat of testors gloss coat on it. The sludge eats into future so you will need an oil based gloss coat on the model - found that out the hard way Surprised )





    I brush the sludge on the panel lines, it will look like hell at first but it all works out in the end. You don't have to be super neat with this process. (that's what I like about this technique)







    Now the hard part step away from the model for 15 to 20 minutes..







    Now that the wait is up collect a good amount of q-tips (you will need them for this)





    Using the q-tips wipe off the excess from the model. Wipe against the panel lines not with them.







    When the q-tip begins to smear the sludge change to a fresh q-tip and press on. When done it should look like this.





    And the damage to q-tips...





    I have found that the good Johnson & Johnson q-tips work the best. The bargain q-tips smear to quickly and leave cotton strands on the model that you have to pick off.


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    Re: My production line

    Post  Guest on Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:23 am

    I was at a model show a week ago, came home with 2 third place awards....





    The aircraft I took were right in the running from the beginning, but there was stiff competition in that category. The solider got there only because of a no sweeps rule (the same person can not win all the metal in a category unless they are the only one in the category) During most of the registration period there were only 4-5 entries in the historic figures category. Then at the last minute a fella shows up with about 12 more figures that all were excellent. To be honest he should have won all metals in that category.

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    Re: My production line

    Post  AdriaN on Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:16 am

    Good tip. what water based paint are you using? artists acrylic? and why does it bite into Future? scratch

    i think the washed lines on the Thud are too neat and bold!

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    Post  Guest on Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:51 am

    AdriaN wrote:Good tip. what water based paint are you using? artists acrylic? and why does it bite into Future? scratch

    i think the washed lines on the Thud are too neat and bold!


    My guess is it is due to the soap in the sludge mix and the fact it sits on the model for 1 to 20 minutes. That gives the soap time to attack the future. The paint I use is MM water based and poly scale water based.

    Right now the line are very bold, you are correct but after I weather it they tone down some. Also on the kit I may have overdone some of the scribing and ended up with panels lines that are to deep or wide.

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