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Offline NARSES2

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1035 on: March 21, 2020, 01:42:33 am »
Greys can look quite attractive IMHO, providing they are depicted fairly fresh. Again, in my view, grey wears very badly, but then that's how some people like to display their models and the key word there is THEIR, so fair do's  :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1036 on: March 21, 2020, 02:17:19 am »
Greys can look quite attractive IMHO, providing they are depicted fairly fresh. Again, in my view, grey wears very badly, but then that's how some people like to display their models and the key word there is THEIR, so fair do's  :thumbsup:

Yup, that's how i see it too, Chris. It should be a matter of personal taste. I've always preferred darker, flat colors instead of colorful and shiny but there's a place for everything and some things just don't look right, IMHO. But again, it's up to the modeller to decide what he/she wants it to look like. :thumbsup:

Well, i'm glad i decided to bring the Skyray out of the box again as i'm having a lot of fun with it. Still, i wanna get the Cobra finished soon...
Painted the Aim-9 missiles last night so today i have to get the decals sorted for all the weapons and put them on.
I'll probably spray a coat of matte varnish on the airframe and main rotor before hanging the weapons on the pylons to make it easier to get to all the surfaces.
Besides that, the Skyray is almost to a point where i can close up the fuselage halves as i've also sprayed the cockpit's sidewalls with some XF-80 royal light grey and the cockpit is ready so, that's good progress on both projects, compared to these last weeks of almost no modelling done. :thumbsup:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1037 on: March 26, 2020, 01:10:06 pm »
Right, the Cobra's finished!!   :party:



I'll be going back to work tomorrow so, proper pics will be taken during the weekend and when those are done, i'll post them up on the finished projects thread along with the backstory.
Meanwhile, the Skyray has been progressing really well so i may end up doing some more work on it tonight... And i also have to shift my mindset back to the F-16W. Still, i might start another build soon...  :mellow:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1038 on: March 26, 2020, 08:39:39 pm »
That's badass, dude.....   salutations and congratulations as well, that was a lot of work you put into this to get it into its final form. It totally looks like it should be a current gen frontline fighter.  All the mods make it so much more sexy than the base model.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1039 on: March 27, 2020, 12:09:23 am »
That's badass, dude.....   salutations and congratulations as well, that was a lot of work you put into this to get it into its final form. It totally looks like it should be a current gen frontline fighter.  All the mods make it so much more sexy than the base model.

Thanks, brotha!  :drink:
Glad you like the outcome, i'm really chuffed with it cause even with all the accidents, i've managed to finish it. There were days when i thought i should just throw it into the pile of shame.
It makes me want to buy the new 1/72 AH-1Z that Dream Models is going to release sometime soon, and also their chinese Z-19 to do this like i first had imagined... and i think i will! :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
I'm also going to be getting the Kittyhawk 1/48 AH-1Z in the next couple of weeks so i may be tempted to choose that one for the convesrsion instead and keep the 1/72 kit to build like it really is, seeing that i already have this build in 1/72...  :rolleyes: ;D
Anyway, i will be building one AH-1Z with a Fenestron, that's for sure. :thumbsup:

Well, 7 a.m. over here and i have to go to work...

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1040 on: March 27, 2020, 02:08:23 am »
Fred

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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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1041 on: March 27, 2020, 07:25:26 am »
Does look very neat my friend  :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1042 on: March 27, 2020, 05:26:13 pm »
Glad you like it, guys, Thanks!  :bow: :bow: :bow:
Will take better pics tomorrow. Tonight i was just too exhausted from work that all i did was light work on the Skyray's Sidewinder pylons...



Cut off the launcher rails from the Airfix kit's inboard pylons and tomorrow i'll separate the launchers of the Hasegawa's twin launchers to glue on the other ones. The kit's pylons were bad, one was taller than the other and they were simply too short so, i had the Hasegawa twin lancher rails in the spare parts box so those will be used to upgrade the kit's original pylons but now, i'm off to bed.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #1043 on: March 28, 2020, 01:42:52 pm »
Finally finished writing the backstory and posting up the pics of the Cobra...  :thumbsup:



You can check it out here: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=47618.0

So, i'm free to move on with the F4D-3F and the F-16W... :mellow:

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