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    Post  Dottore on Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:50 am

    What dull coat are you using....

    How many coats?
    Dilution?

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    Post  Guest on Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:53 pm

    Dottore wrote:What dull coat are you using....

    How many coats?
    Dilution?

    Dottore

    What you see in the pictures above is one semi-light coat of fixitive and one medium light coat of Testors canned dull coat.
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    Post  Guest on Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:41 am

    Here is the XB-35 about 95% done....

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    I dropped the P-51 in there for scale, both models are 1/72 scale....
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    Post  Guest on Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:50 am

    Did I little more on the HO-229

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    Post  slingshot392 on Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:44 pm

    Holy cow, but that flying wing is just huge! Looks really nice! If I ever get around to doing mine, I was thinking of doing it in a flying display as it looks so sleek in the air.
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    Post  Guest on Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:31 am

    slingshot392 wrote:Holy cow, but that flying wing is just huge! Looks really nice! If I ever get around to doing mine, I was thinking of doing it in a flying display as it looks so sleek in the air.

    Before you jump in a tackle the wing, read up on the build reviews on it. There are fit issues with the kit, as there seam to be with ant AMT kit. (Don't let the Italeri release fool you, Italeri bought the AMT molds for the wings - prop and jet)
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    Post  Guest on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:38 pm

    Well it took longer than I hoped... the nose wheel was a $*%&$(#! It had four parts that had to be installed at the same time, in the wheel well! You couldn't build it outside and install it later. half of the connections needed were inside the wheel well. Several 4 letter words and a lost piece later they were finally done.... So now it is ready for weathering...

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    Post  jojjemannen on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:50 pm

    wedfactory wrote:Well it took longer than I hoped... the nose wheel was a $*%&$(#! It had four parts that had to be installed at the same time, in the wheel well! You couldn't build it outside and install it later. half of the connections needed were inside the wheel well. Several 4 letter words and a lost piece later they were finally done.... So now it is ready for weathering...

    Hey, it looks great!

    A tip, if you combine that four letter word with a five letter word in the same sentence you have a new curse word! I do it, but in Swedish so no-one gets it!

    /Joseph "Tiny"
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:42 pm

    Great work, they all look really nice. What a production line.
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    Post  Guest on Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:16 am

    Did some more work on the XB-35, got the panel lines on. (took forever)

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    This is what it looked like before....

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    rather plane... (sorry about the pun)
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    Post  jojjemannen on Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:40 am

    That is shaping up nicely! Good work, and it's nice to see how much a wash in the panel lines can do to a model.

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    Post  Guest on Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:49 am

    Finished the Stuka!!!

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:13 am

    Hi mate,
    What's its scale?

    What colors are used for the camo? Maybe my screen cheats my eye! RLM 70/71?
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    Post  Guest on Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:48 pm

    Alex Kontiveis wrote:Hi mate,
    What's its scale?

    What colors are used for the camo? Maybe my screen cheats my eye! RLM 70/71?

    It is the 1/48 scale hasagawa kit and you are right on the camo colors.
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:16 pm

    Great finish, what a nice stuka.
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    Post  Guest on Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:24 am

    Worked on the F-15 a little bit, it finally got it's legs. Going to get gloss coated tonight so I can get going on decals this weekend....

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    Post  Guest on Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:14 am

    started decaling my F-15 tonight. There are a lot of overlapping decals and decals that have to cross "rough" terrain so it is going to take several nights.

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    Post  William on Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:02 am

    Looking great Smile

    The scheme is strange for an aircraft though scratch but nice
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    Post  Guest on Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:50 pm

    My challenge for today .... 2 decals ... yes that is right just two decals .... these 2 .... that is the back of a 1:48 scale F-15 so you can see how big those decals are

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    this is what is should look like ...

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    it is now make it or break it time on this model
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    Post  Guest on Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:25 am

    Success!!

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    Now I can breath easy on the rest of the decals!!
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    Post  Guest on Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:59 am

    Well she has all the decals on now....

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    Next step is to gloss coat again to seal the decals then sludge wash the panel lines. Planning to use a medium gray this time, I want the decals to pop not the panel lines.

    I also have to finish the weapons and fuel tank and build the engine exhausts. This kit has 2 sets of exhausts, plastic (the easy way out) and a PE set. I will try the PE set first if I don't like them then the plastic ones go on.
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    Post  jojjemannen on Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:07 am

    And I have issues with a small decals!

    Great work with that big sheet!

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    Post  Luke on Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:28 pm

    William wrote:Looking great Smile

    The scheme is strange for an aircraft though scratch but nice

    Agree with you Will but it came realy good on the plane , Good Job mate Smile
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    Post  Guest on Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:22 pm

    The paint scheme was for a 50th anniversary celebration of a Japanese fighter squadron.
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    Post  AdriaN on Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:48 pm

    Man, the Japs have some of the most colourfull yet unusual colour schemes ever!
    http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=47924

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