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Offline NARSES2

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #390 on: October 01, 2017, 04:17:40 am »

Anyway, i'm coming close to a week of vacation and that, coupled with no scheduled gigs with the band for the next few months mean i should have time for some modelling real soon.

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Enjoy the vacation mate  :thumbsup: What type of music is the band into ?
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #391 on: October 01, 2017, 04:59:59 am »
Thanks, Chris!  :thumbsup: Will do, i sure need the rest after the summer we had... i almost had my brain boiling with the heat. And temperatures are still going up to 30C... :banghead:
As for the band, we have lots of influences but the base of our sound is mostly rock'n'roll, blended in with some funky, ska, reggae, 90's punk rock and some other stuff... you can check out some of the band's videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-K7t1TPO9UmjupIn4Bwx5Q?pbjreload=10

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #392 on: October 01, 2017, 05:07:48 am »
Interesting mix. I'll look at that latter  :thumbsup:

I was an original Ska/Reggae boy in the UK back in the late 60's. Still got a lot of the vinyl.  Also a Motown fan and lucky enough to see the UK tour, again in the late 60's ?, which had almost the entire Motown "label" at the time appearing on stage  :bow:

Not much beats life music in my view, regardless of what your own particular favourite style is.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #393 on: October 01, 2017, 06:33:48 am »

As for the band, we have lots of influences but the base of our sound is mostly rock'n'roll, blended in with some funky, ska, reggae, 90's punk rock and some other stuff... you can check out some of the band's videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-K7t1TPO9UmjupIn4Bwx5Q?pbjreload=10


The vid was a trifle gruesome for my taste but the track was great, even though I didn't understand a word.  :thumbsup:

Which one's you?  ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #394 on: October 01, 2017, 03:12:55 pm »
Interesting mix. I'll look at that latter  :thumbsup:

I was an original Ska/Reggae boy in the UK back in the late 60's. Still got a lot of the vinyl.  Also a Motown fan and lucky enough to see the UK tour, again in the late 60's ?, which had almost the entire Motown "label" at the time appearing on stage  :bow:

Not much beats life music in my view, regardless of what your own particular favourite style is.

Yup, i agree, it's where one really gets the real music and attitude of a band. It's such a good feeling when we finish a song and the audience shows they liked it. The live shows are something we put a lot of effort into cause it takes so much to get things ready but we just love to see a smile on peoples faces. :thumbsup:
I like a lot of Motown's artists but Stevie Wonder is my favorite, IMHO, that man is a true musical genius.
I used to listen to a few ska bands from the 90's but these guys are simply... ;D  :bow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOJSM46nWwo&index=2&list=PL3QZdT22H57iVZrqu3zsuwra6Xvf3pYcQ
Ever heard of Chickenpox?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51NYRwrRvk0&pbjreload=10
Liberator and The Mighty Mighty Boss Tones were also good stuff. :thumbsup:

 
The vid was a trifle gruesome for my taste but the track was great, even though I didn't understand a word.  :thumbsup:

Which one's you?  ;D

 ;D Glad you like it, kit!  :bow: :cheers:
You watched the "Mea culpa" video, right? I admit, the scenes with the heart and blood are a bit on the dark side but, it was something that made sense with the song's lyrics so, dark it had to be... :rolleyes:
Try one of these, they're sang in English: The one within - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA_YY1kEh_c
                                                            Without lies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_HIs4czUHw
These were the first 2 videos we've recorded as singles of our first album, "Decision and consequence", which only had English lyrics, and "Mea Culpa" was the first single of the second album, "Alternativa", which is "alternative" in English. Funny how so many words are almost the same in different languages, isn't it? :thumbsup:
I'm the skinny little runt pretending he knows how to sing... :rolleyes: ;D
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Well, modelling wise, i have the setup ready for the major PSR sessions ahead, an old credit card, a thin paintbrush handle, a bit of Blutack or Patafix and sandpaper, all i need for good sanding tools. :thumbsup:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #395 on: October 02, 2017, 02:26:17 am »
If you want Ska you can't go past the Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_rvtJWB6xE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVyJkKKfRFs
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #396 on: October 02, 2017, 01:29:15 pm »
If you want Ska you can't go past the Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_rvtJWB6xE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVyJkKKfRFs


Very good indeed! They sure need big stages. ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #397 on: October 02, 2017, 02:11:51 pm »
If you want a real ska oddity, search for an Orcadian group called Three Peace Sweet.   They are the only people I've ever heard produce a ska bagpipe track!!
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #398 on: October 04, 2017, 02:18:23 am »
If you want a real ska oddity, search for an Orcadian group called Three Peace Sweet.   They are the only people I've ever heard produce a ska bagpipe track!!

I had a look on Youtube but i could only find a Folk band with that name. Haven't tried on spotify or somewhere else, do you know where i can listen to it?
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #399 on: October 05, 2017, 06:14:52 pm »
Finally got something done, PSR is at 80% on the Raptor and around 50% on the YF-23. I'm doing all the easy spots with the UMP sanders first and then i'll use sandpaper wrapped around the credit card for the sharper angles like the outside of the tails, and around a paintbrush handle for the YF-23's intakes. I'm planning to finish PSR on all 3 builds this weekend so i can begin painting ASAP...

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #400 on: October 08, 2017, 03:15:17 pm »
Well,weekend objective wasn't fully achieved... although today i got most of the PSR finished on the YF-23, i'll have to go for the 2nd round on the elevators, got a few bubbles to fill and smooth down.
I knew it was going to be very hard to get the intakes smooth but i think they're starting to look the part, i just didn't have the patience to finish them today.
PSR on the Raptor is completely finished, just have to rescribe a few panel lines and it's good for paint, as is the F-35.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #401 on: October 08, 2017, 03:28:20 pm »
Just had an idea... KAI TA-50, PoAF, SEA wraparound scheme... even cooler would be the FA-50... now i really have to buy a kit or two... :rolleyes:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #402 on: October 08, 2017, 07:13:45 pm »
Just had an idea... KAI TA-50, PoAF, SEA wraparound scheme... even cooler would be the FA-50... now i really have to buy a kit or two... :rolleyes:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #403 on: October 09, 2017, 08:39:24 am »
Would be an excellent replacement for the Alpha jets, painted in the same SEA wraparound camo... And at the same time, Portugal would also buy a few of the single seat F/A-50 variant... I think it will look great with an F-16's canopy... And twin tails! :wacko:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #404 on: October 20, 2017, 04:49:05 pm »
Well, i'm officially on vacation for a week and half!! :party:

To celebrate, i got some work done tonight...



The F-35's canopy is another part in Italeri's kit which has it's issues... the framing was molded on the outside instead of the inside as is on the real thing...  decided it has to be painted on the inside so masked it up accordingly.
PSR on the YF-23 continues as the Tamiya putty refuses to cooperate and i keep getting little holes on the sanded surfaces... gave the horizontal stabs the 3rd putty application for the last 2 holes in there...

Also began work on the Academy F-16 and i can say that it's looks like it's going to be a fun build, although i've already found a detail or two which are a bit prone to look less than good. The gun housing/muzzle panel is separate from the fuselage and doesn't fit very well, it's a flat panel, when it should be slightly curved to match the fuselage... it's not very noticeable but could have a better fit.
The kit has very good surface detail, i'd say superior to Revell's and Hasegawa's equivalent kits, and IMHO, almost as good as the Tamiya kit, although the latter is a bit more refined in some aspects.
Tomorrow, i'm looking at a free morning and probably even the afternoon so i will get some more work done.

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