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Started by The Rat, March 30, 2018, 12:04:36 PM

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The Rat

Took ages to do this foil finish on the top of just one horizontal stabiliser. Never done this before, still low on the learning/swearing curve. Foil sections are laid at different angles to show textures of different panels.

"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

zenrat

Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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The Rat

Coming along slowly, panel by panel. Doesn't look great, but a lot better than I expected for my first try. Tip: Listen to The Sex Pistols, or similar, while doing this. It gives you a devil-may-care attitude that allows you to forge ahead with brutal lack of concern for a mistake. You can always learn how to correct one.

"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

Rick Lowe

Cool, looking good  :thumbsup:

From the "Just Make it Work and Get it Finished" School of Modelling, this gem:

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... (an) attitude that allows you to forge ahead with brutal lack of concern for a mistake.
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I'm going to have to remember that, too - see what you lot are doing for/to my lexicon/vocabulary?  :lol:


zenrat

What foil are you using?
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

The Rat

"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

The Rat

Might be getting good at this. Decided on a metal finish after the intakes had been glued on, so how the hell do I get foil on the fuselage behind them? Eyeball it, cut a rectangle of foil, cut a V notch in it to get around fuselage attachment, test fit, adjust with sharp blade and curved scissors, test fit again, thank eyeballs for doing good work, then apply glue, wait until it's a little less tacky than normal, easier to adjust by sliding, then plop it in, adjust position, and burnish down. Came out pretty good on each side. Still some trimming and burnishing to do but the hard part is over with.

Musical accompaniment to stoke the 'screw it and forge ahead!' attitude is courtesy of a metal/goth playlist that someone put up. Cradle of Filth, Ghost, Type O Negative, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, a long list of throaty screamers. Includes the infamous uncensored video of COF performing From the Cradle of Enslave. Look that up at your peril.

"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

TheChronicOne

Coming together!!!   I also enjoy ear bleeding devil music.  :wacko: :wacko:
-Sprues McDuck-

The Rat

Cut off the rounded U-2 nose, and replacing it with the pitot tube from the old Airfix Hawker P.1127, makes it look more Starfightery.

"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

TheChronicOne

That looks glorious!  I concur with this decision.   :mellow: :mellow:
-Sprues McDuck-

ysi_maniac

This is going to look awesome, ... perfect, ... brilliant. :bow: :bow: :bow:
Will die without understanding this world.

PR19_Kit

That pitot fits very well.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

zenrat

Quote from: The Rat on April 29, 2018, 08:11:31 AM
Quote from: zenrat on April 29, 2018, 04:30:10 AM
What foil are you using?

Just regular kitchen foil.

That explains it.  You are doing it the hard way.
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

NARSES2

Decals my @r$e!

Snowtrooper

Just out of interest (not that I'm planning to foil a NMF kit, but who knows...), what glue are you using? PVA glue, superglue, something else?