So I finally went and actually finished a build

Started by Julhelm, July 04, 2008, 10:25:00 AM

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And it's a 1/144 F-8 Crusader that I picked up in Japan as a 2-in-1 box. Not a whiff (sorry, but I have the other model earmarked for that) but the paintscheme looks cool anyway I think.


On the bench:

Post-apocalyptic Beaufighter


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Even though I'm a whiffer though-and-through, I absolutely love a Crusader in gull gray over white.  Beautiful!
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Holy mother of pearl !!!   I thought that I was good at small scale stuff...that is mind-blowing work, fantastic is not even close. 
Awesome, perhaps?


Jeff G.
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Those Canopy frames are incredible!! how'd you do that?
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Nice stuff! Really has that scruffy navy look around it.
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If you mean the yellow outlining on the canopy frame, that's actually a decal :D

The whole flame around the intake was one big decal as well which gave me a headache until I split it into parts along with copious use of Future.

The rest of the model is brushpainted with Vallejo acrylics.

So anyone think I could submit this to ARC without getting ripped apart?
On the bench:

Post-apocalyptic Beaufighter

Eddie M.

That is outsanding! I like because I could pull up some my photos to show just right on you are with the weathering. After a long cruise, jets get dirty and I like that! :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Brian da Basher

I'd go ahead and submit it Julhelm. I agree with Eddie that you've done a superb job of weathering on this beauty. Excellent work!
Brian da Basher


This is me ,jaw on floor(makes it hard to type)  ;D man I have a hard time with 1/48 bi-planes.I can't imagine 1/144 .the effin thing is smaller than an x acto :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: you go ahead and show it on ARC .If anyone gives you problems I will personally kick their butt. ;D :party:
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Ed S

Good looking model.  Nice job on a little jet.

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Awesome.  Those tiny kits are so darn sexy!