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GROUP BUILDS => Theme Builds => Za Rodinu - The Anthony P Memorial Build => Topic started by: Weaver on February 23, 2014, 05:34:06 pm

Title: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: Weaver on February 23, 2014, 05:34:06 pm
Okay, I'm going to resurrect this one, which I started but screwed up for the Sovietize It GB a few years ago. Seems appropriate, given that Anthony P was a huge enthusiast for that GB:

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,22791.0.html
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 23, 2014, 11:31:13 pm
Nice idea! Love it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: McGreig on February 24, 2014, 04:10:18 am
Okay, I'm going to resurrect this one

Be good to see this finished :thumbsup: although, re-reading your original thread, I'm surprised it survived to be resurrected - - -
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: Weaver on February 24, 2014, 10:14:35 am
Just goes to prove that even Revell Contacta Special dries eventually, given four or five years....... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: Weaver on March 02, 2014, 06:09:39 pm
Okay, slightly scary non-progress pictures:

2009 - fixing the spine:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/The%20Whiffery/Frogspawn/Frogspawn.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/The%20Whiffery/Frogspawn/Frogspawn.jpg.html)


2014 - still fixing the spine!  :rolleyes:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/The%20Whiffery/Frogspawn/03032014.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/The%20Whiffery/Frogspawn/03032014.jpg.html)
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: Captain Canada on March 02, 2014, 06:13:46 pm
Glad to see her back on the bench ! A neat idea too. I'm sure the Comrade would approve !

 :drink:
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 12, 2014, 01:39:32 am
Any progress here? I found a Matchbox Mystere IVA in my vault, too, and it lends itself to wear a Red Star... Would love to see what becomes of the project here.  <_<
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: Weaver on March 12, 2014, 05:10:49 am
Slight progress. I sanded it down, fixed some glitches, then re-sprayed it with Humbrol Aluminium. Unfortunately, the spray paint was acrylic and I remembered just too late that I'd overpainted some panels with enamel silver to try to save the original paint job. There seemed to be some reaction going on between the enamel and the acrylic, so I've left it few days to see if anything develops. So far, touch wood, nothing has.........
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: Weaver on March 16, 2014, 06:05:50 pm
Some progress. The paint apparently hasn't reacted, so I've started putting silver enamel back on leading edges and selected panels. Done the topsides tonight, undersides to come. Also started painting the canopy frames. All fingers duly crossed....
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 16, 2014, 07:23:04 pm
Acrylic won't react with enamel if the latter is some age. 
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: Weaver on March 31, 2014, 11:39:45 am
Small update: I've agreed to stay on at work until 30th April doing half-days and writing manuals at home. Unfortunately, the manuals are turning out to be much more work than I thought, so I'm not going to get much time for modelling until I finally leave. However, that WILL be on 30th April, so there will still be ample time to finish this afterwards, given that the TB doesn't end until 27th May.
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: NARSES2 on April 01, 2014, 07:27:59 am
Small update: I've agreed to stay on at work until 30th April doing half-days and writing manuals at home. Unfortunately, the manuals are turning out to be much more work than I thought,

Tell me about it. I wrote them for work before I fully retired. Completely underestimated time needed  :banghead:
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: Weaver on May 12, 2014, 05:05:29 am
Okay, well trying to make this thing look good has reminded me of why I gave up on it in the first place. I've painted it and painted it and it still looks rubbish: the lastest thing is that the filler on the spine has now somehow managed to affect the paint on top of it so the alumininum is patchy... :banghead:

So, I'm giving up on it again. However, I have another suitable project in the to-do list, so watch out for a new thead shortly.... :thumbsup: 
Title: Re: YAK-135 Frogspawn
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 12, 2014, 05:58:35 am
Sad to hear that this is a dead end - I was curious about the outcome, I found the idea/concept very good.

Well, I have a leftover Mystere IVA in the stash, maybe...  :rolleyes: