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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2715 on: August 05, 2019, 05:58:25 am »
From memory the Eduard kit has a few donations to the spares box ? Nice kit, but again from memory a little fiddly ?
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2716 on: August 06, 2019, 02:38:38 am »
Without going and consulting the box, I think you re correct Chris.
Their 1/72 FW 190s have many surplus parts and do have some fiddley aspects to them.  Very detailed though.
The 110 I already had in the stash is a Gustav.  The new one is a Dora.



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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2717 on: August 06, 2019, 06:12:49 am »
Yup earlier Eduard kits could be very fiddly and a bit of a pain, but were very well tooled. They seem to have learnt the lesson that "more parts is not necessarily better" on their more recent kits. I think they re-tooled the 190 ?
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2718 on: August 08, 2019, 03:00:08 am »
Second 110 arrived today.  It has a complete spare fuselage, an extra set of wheels and a spare set of vertical tails.
It was being delivered by a courier company who I had instructed to take it to my place of work at the Post Office...
...so of course I found it in my letter box on my way out to my car this morning.

Privateer with transfers and cleared.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2719 on: August 08, 2019, 05:50:15 am »
That's an exceptional finish there mate  :thumbsup:


It was being delivered by a courier company who I had instructed to take it to my place of work at the Post Office...
...so of course I found it in my letter box on my way out to my car this morning.



Perhaps your employers turned them away ? Or the driver just felt embarrassed and was concerned at the reception he'd get ?  :angel:

Strangely I had a delivery from BT this morning which I'd expected to come via a courier and it came by good old Royal Mail, which I much prefer. Mainly because if I'm not in I can walk to their delivery office in 10 minutes  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2720 on: August 08, 2019, 11:47:38 am »
Grrr.... need more pics. I kept trying to zoom in to look at at things and no joy.   ;D ;D


Seems to me the "painted over" markings has worked well, I like it.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2721 on: August 09, 2019, 03:46:59 am »
Grrr.... need more pics. I kept trying to zoom in to look at at things and no joy.   ;D ;D...

I deliberately keep such pics small mate.  What were you trying to look at?  Writing on the nose reads "Old No.1" and the aircraft behind it are a civilian Cessna 172 and a RW Aussie Huey.

...Perhaps your employers turned them away ? Or the driver just felt embarrassed and was concerned at the reception he'd get ?  :angel:...
No, I work all day Wednesdays so I was there.  The couriers will claim that I didn't reply to their message quick enough and by the time I did it was already in the van.  That's what our guys say in the same situation.

Frickin freezing today, piffing with rain. and blowing a gale.  After work I sat in my shed next to the heater and got the Spoit and 109 ready for the pre-transfer clear coats.
Having finished the 'dyne I went through the box and sorted all the remaining parts into the relevant parts boxes.  While at it I took the opportunity to sort through the 1/72 Miscellaneous box to separate all the wheels/undercarriage legs and jet intake/exhausts into bags.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2722 on: August 09, 2019, 05:49:13 am »

Frickin freezing today, piffing with rain. and blowing a gale.  After work I sat in my shed next to the heater and got the Spoit and 109 ready for the pre-transfer clear coats.


Your cold weather got a mention in our news this morning. Probably so we didn't feel quite so bad over ours  :-\
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2723 on: August 09, 2019, 06:12:00 am »
Yeah, part of Frankston pier snapped off in the rough seas and washed up on shore further down the beach.
I say pier, it's more of a jetty really.

It's not too bad in my shed sitting next to the (electric fan) heater but the spray table is in the opposite corner and so doesn't get heated.  No point in trying to heat the whole shed as it is an uninsulated tin structure and I might as well just burn a pile of money.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2724 on: August 09, 2019, 06:22:23 am »
I was trying to catch a closer look at the coverd over roundels to glimpse ye difference in paint finishes in those areas.  :lol:  I'll survive until Glamour Shotz (TM).  ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2725 on: August 09, 2019, 06:53:20 am »
Ah, OK.
I did some random black preshading and then airbrushed the top with Olive and the underside with Grey, both of which I had lightened with pale yellow to look faded.  I tried to do this in light coats so it looked patchy.  It worked on the bottom but on the top I put it on too heavily so when dry I went over with more olive which had extra pale yellow, concentrating on the upper surfaces and trying to keep it patchy.
To make the painted over markings I drew them with a pencil using a circle stencil and a ruler and then brush painted them using the olive or the grey without any lightening pale yellow.
The Idea here was they were painted over using the same colour paint but obviously it hadn't faded yet.  Being brush painted they were not as smooth as the rest of the (airbrushed) paint but in to my mind the brush marks were a bit too heavy so I sanded them down with my very worn fine grit sanding sponge.  Then gloss clear, then transfers, then more gloss clear to seal in the transfers and then satin clear.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2726 on: August 09, 2019, 07:10:21 am »
Play by play!! Right on. From what I can see, it's turned out great. I've always liked manipulating the same shades of colors to make them look different to get effects like this. I think a a camo job like that would be awesome. imagine a whole plane with two tone camo of those.
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