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ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 12:26 AM UTC
Some nice looking stuff guys I ready for paint
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c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 08:09 AM UTC
Coming along nicely Sal!
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 04:55 PM UTC

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Coming along nicely Sal!


Thanks Chris, I threw some paint at her over the weekend and the seam is still pretty visible Guess I'm gonna have to brake out the putty and file
Cbacon84
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 07:57 AM UTC

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Coming along nicely Sal!


Thanks Chris, I threw some paint at her over the weekend and the seam is still pretty visible Guess I'm gonna have to brake out the putty and file


I know the feeling kind of stalled on mine because of all the puttying I need to do.
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:55 PM UTC
It's what happens when you join to pieces of plastic together Sal.... it's either good or it's a tragedy, I never seem to get anything in between. Got some seams on my Bf109K-4 build to fill but they're not to bad fortunately.
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 10:38 PM UTC
Chris,

How is the Pipistrello coming along?
I liked the camo pattern you used and been waiting to see it decaled up.

BTW which brand and paint color did you used for the interior?

Jeff D
c4willy
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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 11:06 PM UTC
Hi Jeff the colour is Humbrol 120 enamel with an acrylic wash to provide shadows. Funnily enough Jeff that's exactly what I was in the process of doing last night still got a few more to apply but it looks good, pics to follow soon!
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, December 04, 2015 - 01:58 PM UTC
Okay as per request here are the decals, just the serials left to go on but no information from Italeri as to the appropriate serial!











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Posted: Friday, December 04, 2015 - 05:28 PM UTC
The markings look good Chris, nice work.

Cheers, D
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 05:37 AM UTC
Thanks D! Yeah they settled down really well and look pretty good on.
goodn8
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 02:21 AM UTC
Very good work here, guys!
Jeff: fantastic detailing on the PZL - wait to see more...
Chris: nice progress on your decals, looks good!

I managed to get a little bench time and move on a bit on my Bristol Bulldog. The moulded cockpit and seat is very poor, so I try to give it a more busy look. Added cushions from squeezed sprue (one slipped aside after pilots exit); but with the self made belts I'm not fully happy and still not sure (so I not fixed them yet). Shall I use them or leave it without? OK, I could buy AM etched ones - but I don't



Thomas
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 10:45 PM UTC
Chris,

The markings look Nice! Io amo aerei italiani!!!

Thomas,
I think the belts look good. Once placed into the fuselage I sure they will be fine.


Tom Stepniowski

Where's the Lublin?
Cannon99
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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 10:12 AM UTC
For this campaign I am building the 1/48 scale Eduard Limited Edition of the Avia B-534 in Slovak WWII Service (kit #1146).





Thanks
ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 06:56 PM UTC
Great Camo job Chris
I got some color on mine
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hoping for some more bench time soon
c4willy
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 11:47 AM UTC
Thanks Sal .... I've just got to do a little painting on the engine covers and some detail painting of the oil radiators under the wings then it's time for a little gentle weathering.
ltb073
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 10:30 PM UTC
Got the built finished and the markings on Just think it needs a little more love
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Almost there
Bink123
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 02:18 AM UTC
I think it needs a little dirt and grime, just a bit - my motto is "Less is more"
ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 07:42 AM UTC

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I think it needs a little dirt and grime, just a bit - my motto is "Less is more"


Thanks for the comment Richard as you can tell from the photo I'm an Armor guy how do you add dirt nod grim to a seaplane
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 07:52 AM UTC
Hi Sal principle is the same as armour in a sense pin washes and weathering pigments. However the single biggest thing is usually an overall wash to highlight recessed panel lines .... uhmmmmm if it has any? Walk ways get worn to bare metal in heavy use scenarios, cockpit sills also showed wear, same with seats.

Exhaust staining where the exhausts exit the aircraft as well, if you can find pictures of operational aircraft they will be invaluable to show you where that staining should go and how it looked, what shape it was etc.

Aerodynamics play a large part in how dirt and grime accumulate on aircraft, the way the air flowed around and over the aircraft etc.

See not hard at all! LOL
Bink123
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 05:54 PM UTC
If I were you I'd add a litle streaking to break up the uniformity of colour on the wings and to tone down the bright white of the insignias. Some dirt around the walkways on the wings, a little paintchipping on the cockpit framing, some dirt on the floats - think about the environment where the aircraft was used.

By suggesting this I am in no way criticising the model - it turned out beautifully. Well done.
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 06:24 PM UTC

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By suggesting this I am in no way criticising the model - it turned out beautifully. Well done.


Richard, no offense taken constructive criticism helps me improve A google search resulted in a lot of color pictures of birds in museums that are freshly pained I did find a few color shot of the real deal so I went to work adding some of your suggestions
Just added a light wash to it and waiting for it to dry so hopfully some photos later. Thanks for the suggestions
ltb073
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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 06:39 AM UTC
Ok so we have added some engine exhaust some sea smeg on the floats and some other Aerodynamics dirt and grime  photo P1090560.jpg photo P1090561.jpg photo P1090563.jpg photo P1090562.jpg photo P1090559.jpg
This was the 1st time that i really weathered a plane and more importantly I had a lot of fun with this build Thanks for the comments and the suggestions
Bink123
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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 07:25 AM UTC
Lovely. It really looks the part now!

I'll be starting my entry soon - a Hawker Fury Mk. 1. It's the Airfix 1/48 kit.

Merry Christmas.
goodn8
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Posted: Friday, December 25, 2015 - 10:54 AM UTC
Sal: Very good work, now it looks much more realistic with your added weathering. Congrats for finishing this campaign so quick.

Thomas
ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 02:14 AM UTC
Thanks Guys I posted a photo in the gallery