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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2009, 01:38:12 am »
The engines look pretty sweet with those scoops on the underside, very interesting look so far.
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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2009, 02:23:35 am »
That looks really good!

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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2009, 02:36:23 am »
What an interesting project!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2009, 02:47:12 am »
 :thumbsup:  I like!
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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2009, 02:43:00 am »
much PSR, rescribing, filling of botched scribing and rescribing the rescribing has been occured


I've also started painting some of the smaller parts, I decided to liven up the landing gear doors by drawing some detail on with a pencil, i think i will detail the gear bays this way as well

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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2009, 02:45:04 am »
looking great!
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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2009, 11:04:04 am »
This is much promising indeed! :thumbsup: :bow: :thumbsup:
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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2009, 06:02:05 pm »
it may even get finished in the distant future.
I am currently working 12-14 hours a day (including sundays).
According the the wonderful people who run the power station I'm working on the fact that I am not at home means I don't have anything to do in my spare time so i should spend every waking minute working.

there was also the infamous meeting in which i was grilled about results for some samples which they hadn't given me yet, all in all much fun and frivolity.

unfortunately after days like that i hardly have the energy to press the buttons on the TV remote  >:(

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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2009, 01:57:56 am »
Really like the way this is headed, brilliant work so far.

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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2009, 02:51:53 pm »








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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2009, 02:54:20 pm »
Oh wow!! Brilliant! Didn't think it'd be finished so soon!
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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2009, 03:54:34 pm »
That is absolutely seven shades of awesome.  Seriously, man.
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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2009, 04:14:57 pm »
Looks good.  I like the spinning props.  Very nicely done.
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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2009, 04:24:59 pm »
I'm back from adelaide and have (had, back to work tomorrow) a weeks leave (to gather what little shreds of my sanity remain) hence the F14K(itty) and i have finished this.
It was in paint when i left adelaide i just touched up a bit and decaled once i got home (this also explains some of the more dodgy bits of the build as i didn't have all my usual tools and equipment) of course i only photographed the best bits :wacko: :wacko:. I took the opportunity to practice washing techniques on this one (gundam markers are pretty cool and you can just draw panel lines where previously there were none but the bleed slightly under dullcote and the don't come off with acrylic thinners meaning mistakes can be hard to fix).

I also tested my patience and the properties of Mr Mark softer to the utmost with the decals from the academy kit which have incredibly thick film and don't conform well to panel lines (especially ones as badly re-scribed as mine  ;D ). this thick film can still be seen on the wings around the white stars, US star n' bars with the bars cut off, thankfully the blue is a perfect match for the citadel deadly night shade used on the upper surface.) The Chilean markings on the fuselage and the numbers are from a hawker hunter sheet i believe and went on much better.

I really like the shot with one engine run up. the kit only had two propellers (strangely enough being a twin engined plane ;D ) so to make one  a contra prop i had to use both. the spinning prop discs were the most expensive part of the build costing $120 (they did come with a free mobile broadband modem though  ;D ). I drew some hatch marks on the discs with grey gundam marker to give the impression of spinning props as well.  the eagal eyed amongst you may notice that both props pitch the same way thats cone one is set in full reverse pitch to provide resistance for engine running tests (when modeling skill fails write it into the backstory :wacko: )

you can't really see in the photos (crap transparencies don't help) but there is some equipment in teh clear nose. It is actually random bits of white metal mech as the model turned into something of a tail sitter ;D

thanks for all the positive responses. I havn't shown my wife yet, she doesn't build models or anything but has a JMN like eye for the slightest flaw and takes great delight in pointing  them out to me ;D
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Re: Whiffing away from home or consolidated model 35 in chillean service
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2009, 03:00:47 am »
Citadel Deadly Nightshade? You are showing your age there boyo; that was phased out three paint ranges ago!
But then again, Citadel have a history of phasing out perfectly excellent colours with no rhyme or reason (exits muttering about chestnut ink)
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