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Aircraft / Re: A 'different' Airbus A-400M Atlas
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 09:38:33 am »
Was yours the 1/72 or the 1/144 version Scooterman? I can't imagine they'd have thinned down the wheel axles smaller on the 1/144 version, they'd be human hair thickness!  :o
That's at the priming stage.  I've another two airframes to get to that stage before I start spraying, probably tomorrow or thursday.  Several are in fairly simple one colour schemes, but surprisingly for me, no overall NMF.
Aircraft / Re: A 'different' Airbus A-400M Atlas
« Last post by Scooterman on Today at 09:19:08 am »
Wow, Kit.  Just wow! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Y'know, I don't remember that kit being a bear of a build for my Atlas Atlas.  Then again, I didn't use the props and created all sorts of headaches myself getting the CFM motors mounted.
Aircraft / Re: A 'different' Airbus A-400M Atlas
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 09:12:53 am »

Looks quite Soviet/Russian'ish to me addled eyes

I agree, it's the anhedral, t-tail and four BIG props that all scream 'ANTONOV', but it'd need a glass nose to and a tail turret to go all the way.  ;D

If it wasn't such a ruddy awful kit I could be tempted to do that to one, but not now!
The Science Fiction Group Build / Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Last post by jalles on Today at 08:54:55 am »
Hey guys thanks for all of the kind words!

I am simply amazed at how some people appear to effortlessly put complex shapes accurately together to produce such things as the undercarriage bays and legs

If it makes you feel any better, it’s not always effortless for me, in fact it’s a pain in the … um butt, a lot of the time.  That said, it’s always fun to finish a project, when you get to see the fruits of your labor.  One thing that helped me out was buying a Silhouette Portrait craft cutter.  I build patterns in Adobe Illustrator, cut them out on painters tape, and then attach them to styrene as templates.  It makes creating identical pieces much easier.

For my own personal taste, I would have stayed clear of weathering (ie, chipping) as it is a cruiser and not a fighter and unless your a really crap pilot

Hmm…I was chalking the chipping down to poor quality rebel paint  :mellow:.  That and rebel ships don’t get much maintenance.  And just to clarify, this isn’t my first build, far from it.  But it’s the first attempt at a lot of techniques that I’ve never used before.  Well, if you ever get around to building one yourself just let me know, I’d be happy to supply the parts that I can.

And I guess we'll be swapping votes, since you're dragonfly is certainly getting one from me  :thumbsup:
My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Last post by TallEng on Today at 08:33:33 am »
Whilst currently banned from stash additions by both SWMBO and eldest daughter* I've managed
To add a Revell Spaceship two/Whiteknight two to the stash (I think it will make a fine floatplane/racer for our next GB) ;D (oh and half price doesn't cut the mustard either :rolleyes:)
*they did remodel/decorate the spare bedroom cum office into a man cave and modeling room just for me :thumbsup:
The fact that they also moved my Aircraft and train books in as well as approx half my stash may well be the reason behind the ban....
Still could be worse, they could have found the other half!
I might then be sharing the Dogs bed :o
Cool stuff, that Swedish trainer canopy reminds me of the Lightning two-seater? But I do not seem to be too far off with my Frankenstein creation! Sadly, I was not able to find any visual reference for my build, so I took a rather practical approach. But when the Swedish model is close to the real thing, I am really happy with my result.

Besides, more creative work: fellow modeler and illustrator FrancLab at FlickR came up overnight with his alternative take on a tandem seat arrangement for the Tunnan:

Saab Tunnan S 29H
by François, on Flickr

Might be even more complicated to create in hardware form?
My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Last post by chrisonord on Today at 07:47:11 am »
it's having somewhere safe to put them after building that is the main problem, I need to start doing the lottery, or at least get enough money to hire a solicitor to get money out of my house. :banghead:
Thanks, fellas, good to know I'm on the right track!

Next item up on the agenda, I think, is to plot the camo pattern...  not sure how this is going to go because that particular type of art-ing may be beyond my capabilities. I mean, I'm sure I can make rings on the thing but will they look right? So long story short, be prepared for an alternate camo scheme if everything goes South!! For now, it's on with the topographical map inspired stuff. Good or bad result, should be a hoot either way!  :lol:

NOW.. for this.... I got a C-118 in the mail today and it came wrapped like this:

 :o :o :o ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Good ol' 'Merica, baby!!  ;D  But really, who in the hell wraps things to send through the federal mail system in shooting targets?!   ;D ;D  Highly amusing. I wonder if anyone in the postal system even caught on, because at first, it looks like it could be a piece of advertising out of a newspaper for a local mall or something...   it wasn't until I looked closer that I noticed what it was... so I wonder!  ;D ;D

Moved. Looking forward to the finished product  :thumbsup:
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