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Offline Ed S

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Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« on: January 17, 2009, 06:52:26 pm »
Here's my entry for this one.  A Hasegawa 1/72 T-4.  I'm thinking it will be in Phillipine AF markings.



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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 09:34:27 am »
Heh, I was thinking doing a T-4, maybe Indian.  Phillipino would be cool - not sure they'd want to buy off Japan though!  My tutor in the US was a kid on the Phillipines when Japan invaded and he HATED them.

Beautiful box-art isn't it?
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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009, 09:51:30 pm »
Yeah, Nev.  The box art is pretty good.  And the model is really nice as well. 

So I haven't forgotten this one.  I managed to get the cockpit interior and the basic assembly finished.  I've added a Harrier gun pod to the fuselage.  Still have a little PSR to blend that in.







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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 04:55:44 am »
I would have said why not use a centre-line gun pod like in the Airfix Hawk, but too late now!

Looking forward to seeing you weave your camo magic.
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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009, 11:54:16 am »
This one's been on the back burner lately.  It fit pretty well and there are only a few small spots to fil and sand.



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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 05:01:09 pm »
Still working on this one.  I've been busy doing a real world Monogram P-61 that needs to be done by the end of the month for the club contest coming up.  Here it is with the first coat of  paint, a medium dark gray.  Next step is to mask it and get the next color on.  One photo was shot with flash and one without.  Neither one really does the color right.





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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 09:22:55 pm »
Ed, this is gonna be a stunner!  Looking forward to more from this little guy.

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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 09:41:11 pm »
Super Cool :ph34r: Any plans to Add a Shark's Mouth when you Paint & Decal this Baby? i think a Shaek's Mouth would Work!!! Can't Wait for More! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cheers:


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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2009, 07:40:10 am »
Super Cool :ph34r: Any plans to Add a Shark's Mouth when you Paint & Decal this Baby? i think a Shaek's Mouth would Work!!! Can't Wait for More! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cheers:

Cobra, actually, the decal sheet I'm going to use has a shark's mouth.  If I can get it to fit, I plan to use it.

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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2009, 09:05:35 pm »
Haven't forgotten this one, but I have been busy with some other projects lately.  Here it is partway through the painting.  The lower fuselage color has been sprayed and masked and the first upper color sprayed.  Next step is to mask it for the second upper color.  Should get some work done on it this weekend.



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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 09:28:33 am »
Are you sure you've painted it?  Looks suspiciously to me like you've started a 1/72 Matchbox T-4 with the bright green plastic ;)
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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2009, 12:49:56 pm »
I guess I'd better get going with this one.  Even with the extension, time is running out.

Here it is with the final masking.  You can see two colors of tape.  The blue is the 3M brand low tack and the light colored is cheap, sticky generic masking tape.  I found that the sticky tape works better for this application.  The little bits of blue stuff just fall of the model with the slightest provocation.



And here are some views after painting and removing all the little bits of masking.







Next up is decaling it.

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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2009, 12:33:15 am »
:o
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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2009, 06:05:53 am »
crikey!  :wub:

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Re: Kawasaki T-4 Trainer with Teeth
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2009, 06:39:07 am »
I am impressed!!! Amazing looking cammo ED, I'm surprised that the masking didn't send you round the bend!!
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