Author Topic: (DONE, pics pg 16/17) NATO Reporting name "Bull." Cuban Tu-4 Heavy Bomber  (Read 19484 times)

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Man, ya shoulda seen me at 11:59 and some odd seconds as I was still gluing things and clamping with my hands, etc.....   had just enough time to set it down and make that short post.   Good God, that's cutting it close! 

Next time I either try not to do so many builds (I had like 5 more planned!!) or at least do the "big" build FIRST and work my way down to the "easier" stuff. 

Been there, but it was because of the backstory... :angel: ;D http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,42615.msg740496.html#new

I see what you mean, to the lasts seconds, literally!

Build is killer and Elvis cracks me up.  ;D ;D    THAT TAPE THO!!!!   ;D ;D   
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Hey that turned out awesome ! Love camo, colours and bomb load !
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

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Man, ya shoulda seen me at 11:59 and some odd seconds as I was still gluing things and clamping with my hands, etc.....   had just enough time to set it down and make that short post.   Good God, that's cutting it close! 

Next time I either try not to do so many builds (I had like 5 more planned!!) or at least do the "big" build FIRST and work my way down to the "easier" stuff. 

Been there, but it was because of the backstory... :angel: ;D http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,42615.msg740496.html#new

I see what you mean, to the lasts seconds, literally!

Build is killer and Elvis cracks me up.  ;D ;D    THAT TAPE THO!!!!   ;D ;D

I'm sorry to say, Elvis has left the building for good... and it's been almost 5 months... :( He was not my cat but adopted me as i started feeding him, so he started staying in the house during the day and going out at night, returning around 7.30 am when i leave for work, but one night he went out and didn't show up anymore... my guess is a car or dogs got him.   :-\
That tape... i noticed it when removing the masks and thought: "Damn, should've rolled it a bit lighter on that night..." :wacko:
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 ;D ;D ;D ;D


I know the feels!!!   
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More pics. Some ain't bad.



















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Great build :thumbsup:

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Thank you!! I kind of feel bad about butchering some of it trying to meet the deadline but the mistakes really aren't that bad.. this thing is really neat. So big though... I think this may be one for the ceiling... .. .   (I've also thought of donating it to somewheres or something but then how can I keep close watchful eye over my baby?!?!)
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Great end result  :thumbsup:

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All that work was worth it! :thumbsup:

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Thanks, fellers!!!   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I was a bit worried about the camo looking.... gaudy or weird or whatever but personally, I really like it. 

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It's meant to look weird, it's Cuban.  ;D ;)
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! :)

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Yeah! That's the thing, isn't it. I've been wondering about this particular colors of camo. All I can surmise is... well, it's an Island... but a thin island... stands to reason their aircraft will spend time over both the lush green interior and also the ocean. So's... they says, "Know what, let's do half and half... "    ;D ;D

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Sorry I'm late to the party. Fantastic work, Brad, I would be caught dead if I tried a bomber that big, just ask my wife. :P

Side note for future Cuban builds, if you have to make your own fin flashes, use 1/144 WW2 Stars for 1/144 armor. :)
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Sorry I'm late to the party. Fantastic work, Brad, I would be caught dead if I tried a bomber that big, just ask my wife. :P

Side note for future Cuban builds, if you have to make your own fin flashes, use 1/144 WW2 Stars for 1/144 armor. :)
Thanks bud!! Not too late at all!

Great tip on them stars! I definitely want to do more Cuban stuff in the future.  In fact, I had a request for an RAH-66 Comanche in Cuban attire. Could be neat. 
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