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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #465 on: December 04, 2017, 01:02:26 pm »
I loved all the actual Portugal builds. The F-86!!!  :wub:   

The Talon dio though... was too school for cool (yeah, yeah) if you ax me. I really like models done in that weird yellow looking crap. Dunno if that is some thin protective peel away layer stuff or some type of "paint" or what but it looks really neat in scale.  :laugh:  One of my favorite planes on top of it all!

Canadair plane dio was awesome, too, and a very pretty airplane!

Minion was funny.

737 was glorious.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #466 on: December 04, 2017, 03:01:29 pm »
 :thumbsup: Good stuff, isn't it? Lots of inspiration, although not much of whifs there, at least that i can identify as such.
There were a few builds that really impressed me, i like the T-38 but somehow the F-8 Crusader stuck on my mind since i saw it. Even more than all the Vipers present at the show.
I believe that yellow paint is some sort of primer, i've seen PoAF F-16 flying in those colors after the MLU upgrades were installed.
There were a few work-in-progress models, the big black citroen being one of them.
I went in right after i got there, took a good look around once, then came out for lunch and when i went back with my camera, i was simply drooling over the tables, looking at every detail i could pick up of every model... then the memory card said it was full... and i couldn't delete what i had there as i hadn't made a copy on my pc... oh well, lesson learned for the next one. :thumbsup:
Didn't get to photograph the diorama section, but there were also quite a few of those, and all equally amazing, very small scales with amazing detail.
I'm glad i went there, loved the experience and i'm already making plans for the next show on the schedule.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #467 on: December 04, 2017, 03:37:22 pm »
Sounds like it was a blast!! Man I wish something like that would come around here. Dallas, or OKC maybe but either one involves hundreds of miles of round tripping.  :rolleyes:  Planning now a full year in advance is a good move on your part and now you have all the relevant intell needed to make it a smoother op next time. PLUS all the whif you gon' tote up in there, AY!!!  ;D

I was wondering about the Citroen... "was he going for the exploded diagram look?!" Sure as heck looks good!!

Yellow-ey primer stuff, eh? I remember one time seeing, I THINK it was, a B-1A or B-1B model that was all done up in it. It looked way cool. One day I'd like to try to make one like that but uhhh..... a few other things need to happen first.

EDIT: A really colorful box arrived today, safe and sound!  :wub: :thumbsup:


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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #468 on: December 04, 2017, 11:13:15 pm »
Great stuff, glad it's there! :thumbsup: Haven't tracked it in a few days but i imagined it should be pretty close to delivery. What do you think of those 2? The F-16 decals are in the Mig-17's box. Enjoy, my friend!  :cheers:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #469 on: December 05, 2017, 12:28:05 am »
Good pics.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #470 on: December 05, 2017, 02:48:49 am »
Good pics.
Thanks for sharing.


You're welcome, brother. :thumbsup:
I just wish i hadn't forgotten to transfer all the pics i had in the camera's memory card into my laptop... Wasn't able to get all of it. And i'd also changed some of the camera's settings so i was having a hard time adjusting the focus and exposure on some pics.
Besides modelling mojo, this experience also gave me a bit more interest in photography and it's made me realize that i wanna step up my photography skills.
I know what my main problem is and that is a very limited knowledge of the basis of it all. A cheap camera and not enough/improper lighting are the other issues but at the moment, budget is also very limited. By Christmas the bank accouny should allow for some sort of moveable, dimmable desk lamp, which should very well cover my needs, together with the other portable lamp i already have.


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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #471 on: December 05, 2017, 07:26:17 am »
Great stuff, glad it's there! :thumbsup: Haven't tracked it in a few days but i imagined it should be pretty close to delivery. What do you think of those 2? The F-16 decals are in the Mig-17's box. Enjoy, my friend!  :cheers:
MANY THANKS!

My box headed your way is going out TOMORROW. I didn't get it done yesterday because mama(she just so happened to be going to the post office with aunty so I asked her to grab them for me so I could save part of a trip/time)  snagged only half the forms I needed then I wound up disassembling it all and re-boxing. Turns out I stand to save a fair amount of postage by decreasing box size by half.  ;D  Anyway, it's all back together now and heck, I think I did a better job packing it this way, too. Seems more secure. But anyhow, I just need to go to the post office tomorrrow and it'll be away.

FUNNY THAT. I have a weird habit of collecting up mail and not opening it for a few days or even up to a week at a time so I haven't had a look yet. I'll get back with you on that.   ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #472 on: December 05, 2017, 09:32:02 am »
What!?! You a get a box full of goodies and you don't open it at once??? :o Not me, can stand it, i'd shoot myself from the curiosity... and there's always what Fred mentioned a few days ago on some other thread, IIRC, always inspect the items to see if it's what you paid for. If you happen to open up a box full of broken items which were supposed to be new, someone has to be responsible so it's always better to do it ASAP.
Call me what you will, but i always check the boxes and any other item i get through the mail.
With that said, now iŽd like a pic of both Mig brothers, out of the box, together to make sure they've been let out to get some fresh air and take a leak, it's against plastic's rights to keep them in a recently delivered sealed box... :wacko:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #473 on: December 05, 2017, 09:40:29 am »
 ;D ;D ;D


"Watch this space.. . "   Being the stash thread.  ;D  Won't be long and I'll be opening my mail.

Here's one for you.... I have a piece of mail that was rec'd Aug 07 that I still haven't opened. . . .  :wacko:

EDIT: Oh, and I have one little box of something I ordered. Some kit... I got like 4-5 days ago and still not opened.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #474 on: December 05, 2017, 11:36:57 am »
Some really good stuff there, cheers  :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #475 on: December 05, 2017, 11:49:49 am »
;D ;D ;D


"Watch this space.. . "   Being the stash thread.  ;D  Won't be long and I'll be opening my mail.

Here's one for you.... I have a piece of mail that was rec'd Aug 07 that I still haven't opened. . . .  :wacko:

EDIT: Oh, and I have one little box of something I ordered. Some kit... I got like 4-5 days ago and still not opened.  :rolleyes:

Oh, the agony those kits must be going through... ;D

Re shipping boxes size,i i sent the kits in the box that the Mig-21 was sent in. It's the exact size for the kit's box so i just put the smaller Mig-17 on top and covered it with bubble wrap. It's always better to have a box close to the actual kit's box size to keep shipping costs down. If i'd sent you a box just 5 cm bigger and the price would almost double.
I'm looking forward to opening the box of that big boy, i just cant resist, i have to hold it in my hands, welcome a new stash member, show it around the bench so it won't be scared when brought out to light to be built, reassure it that it will be built in the near future(that's normally the lie), and find a suitable space for it to reside in while it waits for its turn... ;D

Some really good stuff there, cheers  :thumbsup:

Glad you like them, Chris. There was a lot of good work in all types of models.:thumbsup:

Re my builds, i've been making small progress on the F-35 each day, just taking it easy cause it does get a bit boring after 10 minutes... Anyway, haven't had much more than that for modelling. Still, i'll try to finish the top side of the fuselage tonight...

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #476 on: December 05, 2017, 01:22:07 pm »
Oh hell, I should have opened them earlier fo sho!  ;D   I'm stoked about this stuff and blown away by the MiG kits. I have no idea which one is better in the "meta" in the model building world but as far as for my likes and needs the 17 gets the "my favorite" award. Blue camo.... Chinese....  then, spare transfers for TWO African nations, one that I'd never heard of. Coincidences has it that I want to build a Somalian F-22 to so now that project is green lit.  ;D   I think it's funny mixing things that don't belong. One of the worlds most expensive ever hi-tech jet fighter for one of the world's most haphazard, poor, and generally janky countries.  :angel:  So yeah that worked out good. Thanks!

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #477 on: December 05, 2017, 01:58:46 pm »
As a wise man once said.  If you can't drop kick your parcel down a flight of stairs without damaging anything then you haven't wrapped it properly.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #478 on: December 05, 2017, 02:05:59 pm »
Back in elementary school I won one of them "competitions" where you try to safe guard an egg and the teacher drops it from the second floor.  ;D

Gotta walk the the line between cramming too much stuff in the box without it becoming too flimsy without it. Too much and there's no give and too little there's no padding.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:    I hope I got it right this time. Last time I sent something one of the glass drinking glasses was busted.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #479 on: December 05, 2017, 05:28:48 pm »
As a wise man once said.  If you can't drop kick your parcel down a flight of stairs without damaging anything then you haven't wrapped it properly.




Back in elementary school I won one of them "competitions" where you try to safe guard an egg and the teacher drops it from the second floor.  ;D

Gotta walk the the line between cramming too much stuff in the box without it becoming too flimsy without it. Too much and there's no give and too little there's no padding.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:    I hope I got it right this time. Last time I sent something one of the glass drinking glasses was busted.

 ;D No glass there this time so it should be ok. :thumbsup:

Well, didn't finish the top side but did make some progress...



I think it looks ok, hopefully it'll come out as expected. But there's still a lot to go... I've been thinking of doing this in 2 stages because some lines will be very hard to mask, specifically the lines on the sides of the intakes and bottom of the wings. The tape has to be cut in very sharp edges and these won't stick well on the edges if it's in small bits so i'll need to see if i have to spray the top first and then mask and spray the bottom and sides.

The Raptor has been sidelined for a bit while i concentrate on finishing the F-35's paint job. It still needs some rescribing and an EOTS system like the F-35's. I've finally decided what to go for with it, almost real world, something like an upgraded F-22. Imagine the Raptors being upgraded with F-35 type cockpit and avionics. Simple but that's what it's going to be.

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