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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2016, 06:44:57 pm »
@ PR19_Kit :     So maybe I should cancel my plans to collect more if my Venom and your Vixen are both this way....   I don't like dealing with the flash. I can sort of tolerate the 2 feet thick glass on occasion but not a huge fan of it, either. If these two are like that then the rest probably were, too.


On with the OOB Yak practice build... got some camo down (bonus pic of an MC 202 that came with no decals...and I really wanted to build it OOB, I think I have some off a Dewotine that will work but most likely we have yet another whif build coming):




About to paint the blue on the bottom. I decided not to work too much cleaning up where I filled in the gear door. I learned what I did wrong and I know how to solve the problem. The next time I come across this or similar issue I'll know how to handle it.. so... no use in putting more time into this. I got my learning in on that part.

I tried my luck at free handing the canopy frame work. Didn't turn out too bad for ol' shaky here! lmao    It turned out ok and there toward the end I think I fell into a method that will serve me well in the future. It was fun not masking. 


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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2016, 07:05:18 am »
What scale is the Macchi mate ? Looks 1/48 but thought I'd check as I can probably help on 1/72 transfers
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2016, 10:16:37 am »
What scale is the Macchi mate ? Looks 1/48 but thought I'd check as I can probably help on 1/72 transfers

She's 1/72.  That would be awesome! I really like the markings and stuff on this one here.  I want to try that camo scheme real bad as an exercise and it just plain looks pretty to me.  I looked at my DeWoitine model again last night and while the decals are indeed containing versions for an italian build, they are old, discolored, and might not be the correct size. Also missing a lot of what I want to have on mine. 

Much thanks. I should be able to reciprocate with something worthwhile. 
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2016, 04:19:32 pm »
If Chris can't help you I should have a set of decals from the Italeri MC202 you can have.

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2016, 06:45:32 pm »
Thank you!  This is awesome being in company with such kind people that are willing to help.

Imagine my surprise; I got ahold of Hasegawa via email and they said, "sure, we can help you out, we can get you a transfer sheet sent over from Japan for $9.99."  That's just way too much..  I understand, though, they make it, ship, etc.. desgin it, etc, acquire the rights to it, etc... etc... and all that costs something but I simply can't plop down 10 bucks for a sheet of decals. I can get on ebay and find the entire kit for within $5 of that then I'd have two planes and one transfer sheet.

Meanwhile, I've heard of other people getting in touch with kit makers and getting sheets or whole sprues sent out for free.  Revell seems to be good about this type of thing, for instance. 
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2016, 01:10:00 am »
Airfix generally has good product help from what I've been told and I've had dealings with them once, I complained about a warped FW-190 fuselage half because the canopy had been pressing against it for a long time in the packet before I purchaced it, they sent me both fuselage sides on a part sprue for free. :thumbsup:
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2016, 06:52:13 am »
What scale is the Macchi mate ? Looks 1/48 but thought I'd check as I can probably help on 1/72 transfers

She's 1/72. 

PM me your address mate and I'll get them in the post to you. I have that kit but want to do it in an ANR scheme
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2016, 11:15:18 am »
What scale is the Macchi mate ? Looks 1/48 but thought I'd check as I can probably help on 1/72 transfers

She's 1/72. 

PM me your address mate and I'll get them in the post to you. I have that kit but want to do it in an ANR scheme

OK!  Thank you so much!   :lol:
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2016, 04:33:31 pm »
Alrighty... I didn't do any progress pics since the last but I did finish this up on Sept. 30. 

As I've mentioned, I wanted to hurry up and put this out before the OKGB started and wanted to do it primarily for practice and to try some things. In that vein, it was a smashing success and I can say with certainty that my filling work has improved by a noticeable margin. Good deal...  I also learned and re-learned some stuff as far as painting is concerned so that's good, too. Having said all this, once I did my learning, I pretty much left things as is. In other words, I didn't try to fix that many mistakes if doing so wouldn't help me learn anything.

I absolutely butchered the canopy... fogging or whatever... once I got the fit acceptible I just slapped it on there. I was pretty sure it would look like crap and it did, and worse. No worries, I know how to avoid it..

The paint finish is also pretty lousy but I learned how to make my paint sit flatter and smoother by the end of it (brushing).

I actually used the decals that came with the kit to see what would happen. Not bad, really. The "20" numbers have a noticeable edge but the stars went on like paint and aside from uneven lines and general innacuracy look quite alright and went on easy enough.  Score? 

I put the other Yak 9 from same mfr next to it four "wing man" photos as a comparison. This white one was only my second build since 1996 so it turned out pretty decent, considering, and I like it more than this camo one.  LOL  :o ;D  After all, it's a whif and I DID try to fix mistakes and refine it. 



I'm working on getting some more transfer decals and wen I do I think I'll add a couple to it.. this thing looks pretty plain the supplied decals. I'd like to add one of them wreath looking thingies and perhaps some kill marks... or something...



This version had fixed gear.  I scratch built the gear, lousily, out of sprue. I didn't really do anything at all other than sand the ends to appropriate angle to attach to the wings correctly. I don't even think I painted 'em and didn't sand them to round to get rid of the ridges. I thought I remembered matching them up with the one strut I was left with on the sprues but this angle makes them look a bit too long but who cares.






And therrrrrrre ya have it.  I know it ain't much but it served a purpose and looks pretty good on the shelf, esp. next to his cousin.   :lol:
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2016, 02:14:48 am »
Looks good to me. :thumbsup:
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2016, 10:45:48 am »
Looks good to me. :thumbsup:
Thanks!   One of these days I'll pry the canopy off and clean it up. That's the only thing I really don't like.. despite the other flaws I'm really quite happy with the little model.   :lol:
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2016, 02:31:41 pm »
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2016, 11:27:09 pm »
That's a ship chat-up line ;D.

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2016, 01:45:18 am »
That's a ship chat-up line ;D.

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Judging by some of the looks I get when I tell people i'm going to a model show at the weekend i'm sure more than a few think along the same lines as the cartoon.  Must be my stunning good looks and sylph like figure...
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2016, 05:56:32 am »


Judging by some of the looks I get when I tell people i'm going to a model show at the weekend i'm sure more than a few think along the same lines as the cartoon.  Must be my stunning good looks and sylph like figure...

Oh how I enjoy a good joke on an afternoon. You are joking, aren't you ? ;D ;D
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