F84G ''Thunderbirds'', 1:48 Tamiya

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    F84G ''Thunderbirds'', 1:48 Tamiya

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:55 pm

    This is my FIRST, yes first, Tamiya model. At first i thought 34euro was alot for a model.. but after openining the kit i realized why the high price. lovely quality plastic. everything is packed in plastic. lovely detail and the best part is.. the mould is so clean! unlike Revells molds, that require trimming on every single bloody piece! Something quite shocking was the highly polished silver plastic (so bright you might need your shades), which in the end is for nothing because it will be primed black.. only to be sprayed the same finished the plastic has.pity. one down side.. requires tamiya paints (which i do not use) and they made life hard for me by not writing the paint name under the paint number (unlike italeri and revell instructions) Evil or Very Mad another interesting find is the fact that they have provided at ballbearing with the kit! Smile

    This is why i was asking about polished metal finishes-


    *warning- the kit is not made of real silver*




    Grey plastic scratch and ball bearing




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    Re: F84G ''Thunderbirds'', 1:48 Tamiya

    Post  alexbb on Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:33 pm

    you dont neccesarrily have to use tamiya paints, you have plenty of options the first thing to do is find the equivalent F.S.(federal standard) colour, marco can help and if he cant i might. then use modelmaster with the same numbers. all you need is some research on what colours the usaf used/uses the rest is simple.

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    Post  alexbb on Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:38 pm

    me again
    try this site its a modelmaster to tamiya conversion chart
    http://www.paint4models.com/paintchart/paintconversionchart.html#

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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:55 pm

    Isma Adrian dawn kienu neutral metal issa iprova tghamlux kulur wiehed , jekk ha tuza il metalizers tista tisiljhom bil gloss tal Revell jien usajthom u ghanhom finish tal gen propju metal jigu imma trid tisljhom , ara li tratti jew issa nibghadlek u studja id diferenza tal panels.. cheers

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    Post  AdriaN on Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:07 pm

    alex wrote:you dont neccesarrily have to use tamiya paints, you have plenty of options the first thing to do is find the equivalent F.S.(federal standard) colour, marco can help and if he cant i might. then use modelmaster with the same numbers. all you need is some research on what colours the usaf used/uses the rest is simple.

    Thank you for the link Alex! im not using Tamiya but my usual revell/modelmaster. Ooh and im going to try out the Alclad II metalizers for the body painting part Smile i already bought my first two..

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    Post  AdriaN on Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:10 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Isma Adrian dawn kienu neutral metal issa iprova tghamlux kulur wiehed , jekk ha tuza il metalizers tista tisiljhom bil gloss tal Revell jien usajthom u ghanhom finish tal gen propju metal jigu imma trid tisljhom , ara li tratti jew issa nibghadlek u studja id diferenza tal panels.. cheers

    Tibzax kont se namel shades differenti Wink alissa ghandi polished aluminum u dark aluminum ta Alclad u gun metal ta M.M biss.
    Kont se nissiljhom bil Klear Rolling Eyes tongue

    L-unika problema hi li ma nafx lismijiet ta shades u liema suppost nuza billi qatt muzajt Alclad :/ kollha jhidru istess pale

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    Post  Guest on Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:22 am

    I see Tamiya "chromed" the kit. Draw back to that is as you cut the pieces from the sprue you would see the actual color of the plastic (probably light gray, like the cockpit). So painting is the right thing to do. The ball bearing is to weight the nose down so it sits right. It is very hit or miss on weights in aircraft models, mostly miss. And yes you don't have to use just tamiya paints. I use model masters on almost everything.

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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:26 pm

    nice choice of kit Adrian, what a nice finish the plastic has but i am afraid you will still have to do at least some painting, maybe some panels may be lef tin the that shade but you will definitely have to paint others. But it is nice anyway.

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    Post  AdriaN on Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:53 pm

    Yes lovely kit indeed! it is my first polished metal model. so it will be tough. i read a WIP build of a guy who did this model... and he left the finish as it is! :O he also said that the kit fits together perfectly! Smile

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    Post  skyhigh on Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:32 pm

    Adrian for the shades of the panels I try find you some pic to guide you , but don't be afraid go for it man as long you give it a try and I'm sure you will get good results , you will make more metal models , these was my first metal models back in 1983..sorry for the poor photos but I just want to en courage you


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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:48 pm

    Here are some idea for panel shading cheers

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    Post  Ray on Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:25 pm

    Marco int veru MERAVILJA cheers

    Dak il-Japanese plane the same one you won something at IPMS or was it orange that one Laughing

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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:05 pm

    Yes Ray that was the Kawanishi TYPE 93 K5Y1 WILLOW back in 1995 Donnington, which incidentally for a 1983 built model I get a commended a for the Tornado I went home empty handed ...( heck judges decision u..) cheers

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    Post  Ray on Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:16 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Yes Ray that was the Kawanishi TYPE 93 K5Y1 WILLOW back in 1995 Donnington, which incidentally for a 1983 built model I get a commended a for the Tornado I went home empty handed ...( heck judges decision u..) cheers

    U ejja TGERGIRX ta because the judges REPAID you in 1998 cheers

    And the Willow's commended was SO MUCH MORE SIGNIFICANT for a 12yr old model when you competed against FRESHLY BUILT models Sad lol!

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    Post  iCocker on Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:58 pm

    Adrian

    You might as well pay a visit at the Malta Aviation Museum there are a couple of all metal planes on show which will give you an idea of all the colour effects on metal you can have. I would also recommend you to get a bottle of Tamiya Smole XF18 or 19 it is + some artist oil prussian blue, cobalt blue and cerelium blue with those colour you can mange some nice filters for certain panels ...

    Ejja start bulding now ...

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    Post  AdriaN on Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:01 pm

    Thank you marco!

    Im not planning on starting it now. its in the stash. i bought it before someone else takes it lol!
    Im still doing my Panther & f104... which ive been on since July! bom scratch ill start it when i finishes them Rolling Eyes

    Ive understood the whole picking out panels! the prob is... buying the right colours to match the panels, im quite ignorant when it comes to Alclad metallic paint names! understand what i mean?

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    Post  AdriaN on Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:12 pm

    F84 BUILD HAS BEGUN Laughing

    Progress will soon be posted.....

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    Post  AdriaN on Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:42 pm

    In the past week, ive spent a lot of time detailing, washing, drybrushing, preparing the cockpit area. All what i need to do is let them dry and matt vranish & start sticking.







    Reminds me alot of my Panthers cockpit Rolling Eyes



    DAMN! I forgot to do the headrest! Mad



    Alongside joystick & seat backing



    Jet pipe (still in 2 halfs) & engine



    What ive done till now Rolling Eyes

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    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:48 pm

    Nice detail painting, just one gripe - the seatbelt decals, do not use them as they look too obvious and secondly they look cartoonish

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    Post  AdriaN on Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:22 pm

    Hmm i was considering not using them but i thought its a pity because the decal is quite detailed and it is tough to replicate it using tape! Shocked

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    Same thoughts mate....

    Post  Dottore on Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:25 pm

    was saying...are those decals instead of seatbelts?????

    Too bad replace them for next model...ask Brian or the other aviation gurus they make goegeous seat belts...(or you might wanna go the aftermarket route...)

    Nice dash though!!

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    Post  alexbb on Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:28 pm

    Dottore wrote:was saying...are those decals instead of seatbelts?????

    Too bad replace them for next model...ask Brian or the other aviation gurus they make goegeous seat belts...(or you might wanna go the aftermarket route...)

    Nice dash though!!

    Dottore

    cus you sure are a sucker for punches my transit has a dash not the F-86
    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!


    p.s. just couldnt resist

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    Post  AdriaN on Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:18 pm

    scratch Question

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    Post  AdriaN on Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:01 pm

    MARCO the dictionary/library: Idea


    Do you have any good coloured photos of the F84 in Thunderbirds markings???? study
    I only have one... the ones you sent months ago.

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    Re: F84G ''Thunderbirds'', 1:48 Tamiya

    Post  skyhigh on Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:48 pm



    I try to find you something else...

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