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World War II
Discuss WWII and the era directly before and after the war from 1935-1949.
F6F, Tamiya, quarterscale
raypalmer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 07:56 AM GMT+7
Obv I've been away for a while. But I can only stay off the bench so long. Started this a couple years ago I think. All done but for finishing touches on stretched sprue. Pure shake n bake tamiya.








drabslab
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 08:02 AM GMT+7
Very nice, are those "decals" really decals or painted on?
raypalmer
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 08:11 AM GMT+7
It's all decals. They were stubborn but about five soakings in microsol tamed them.
Mecenas
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 08:12 AM GMT+7
Hi Richard,
you've done a good looking model. I see some interesting details however it surely deserves better pictures. BTW it looks a bit small for an F6F. ;P
raypalmer
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 08:54 AM GMT+7
Thanks mecenas. I noticed the autocorrect got me there in the title but I can't figure out how to change it.

I need to buy an actual camera I guess.
drabslab
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 09:43 AM GMT+7

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It's all decals. They were stubborn but about five soakings in microsol tamed them.



well, the hard work paid of, they look like painted
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 03:10 PM GMT+7
Richard, really nice looking F4F. What colors did you use for the top and bottom?

Bob
raypalmer
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 01:51 AM GMT+7
Thanks Bob,

I used Vallejo 71.295 USN Blue Grey and 71.121 USN Light Grey.

Mecenas you'll be pleased to know I still have my old DSLR it turns out. Just have to find the charger and the glamour shots will flow.

Rich
Mecenas
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 05:08 PM GMT+7

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Mecenas you'll be pleased to know I still have my old DSLR it turns out. Just have to find the charger and the glamour shots will flow.

Rich



Yap, I'm waiting to see them here. If you have some additional light or can take the shots in the day light that won't do a harm to the final photos.
raypalmer
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 04:07 AM GMT+7
Need to buy a macro lens make this much easier.






rochaped
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 04:32 AM GMT+7
Very nice work there... how can one not love the chubby lines of the F4F
Congrats!

Cheers
Pedro
chris1
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 02:40 PM GMT+7
Hey Rich,

Congrats on a fantastic build. looks cool and I love the weathering.

Cheers


Chris
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 02:58 PM GMT+7
Hi Rich,

Glad to see you back. Nice F4F. USS Ranger, correct?

It looks like you put wiring on the engine? The canopy lines look sharp. Did you mask or free-hand them?
raypalmer
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 03:06 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys,

This is actually one of two shelf Queens I'm resurrecting, the engine was painted and whatnot about 2 years ago so memory is hazy. But, as I recall the wiring was molded on by the good folks at Tamiya.

I masked the canopy before spraying interior green and then the exterior colour over that. In these new pic's the canopy blue grey looks different than the fuselage but I think the camera is picking up on the green underneath. In person this isn't visible to my eye.

Ranger indeed. I wanted the early war us roundels. Always thought it the best looking us identifier scheme.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 03:43 PM GMT+7
Richard, Nice job indeed. You gotta love those tubby Grummans as Pedro said. Great color and weathering.

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 05:52 PM GMT+7
Nice work. BTW, that what happens when I try building an F6F, it comes out looking like an F4F.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 07:46 PM GMT+7
Looks awesome!
Mecenas
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 03:33 AM GMT+7
Many thanks Rich for new photos. It looks much better now and more details became visible.
Antilles
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 03:34 AM GMT+7
Great looking bird with many nice details. Painting and weathering are flawless

Oliver