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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2880 on: October 26, 2019, 03:09:31 am »
You didn't want do an XP-755 Mako Shark style paint scheme?

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But I did.  It looks identical to me...   ;)
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2881 on: October 26, 2019, 06:49:54 am »
WHITE POINTER ON THE LOOSE! :o :o
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2882 on: October 26, 2019, 07:13:51 am »
Looks like Bruce's hillbilly cousin Bubba with the gaps in the intake.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2883 on: October 26, 2019, 07:57:12 am »
Yeah, it need a few more teeth in there, but otherwise it's a dead ringer for a Mako.  ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2884 on: October 26, 2019, 09:16:35 am »
You didn't want do an XP-755 Mako Shark style paint scheme?

 ;D

https://www.corvettes.nl/gm_prototypes/xp755/index.html

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But I did.  It looks identical to me...   ;)
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Needs a bit more work on the fade.  ;)
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2885 on: October 26, 2019, 09:27:30 am »
It does look more like a shark now, in the words of an esteemed colleague, "Keep going!"   I got to looking around the other day and found out that there is a USAF Thunderbirds boxing of this and I suppose I have to have it for my Thunderbirds collection.  :rolleyes: ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2886 on: October 26, 2019, 02:28:14 pm »
Hey, Fred - what about making an intake cover with painted-on teeth??  :angel: <_<

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2887 on: October 26, 2019, 07:55:02 pm »
I rather like the teeth like they are.  ;D  They remind me of Minions which in turns makes the aesthetic much more in-line with the whole "Egg" idea. "Eggsagerated yet simplistic."
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2888 on: October 27, 2019, 03:53:15 am »
The "teeth" make me think of Mater from Cars.

IMO its more Grey Nurse than White Pointer


I haven't done a scale fade for a while.  Every so often I try to channel Gene Winfield in 1/25.
This is Swamp Thing.  AMT '66 T Bird taildragger using the kit custom parts.  It's not really that attractive a custom but then not all of them were back in the day.
2010-02-21 at 13-20-28 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
2010-02-21 at 13-26-10 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

This weekend I have the 222 almost at stage 1 completion.  I just have to paint and attach a shovel and then it will go in the cabinet until I can weather it and it's diorama companion together.

I also broke the back of the PSR backlog.  My painting table toaster is holding the results of my endeavours and it pleases me to gaze upon it.
Toaster by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
The Analogue is all ready for paint while the Star Farrier (still no better name) and the Mitch, while needing a touch more work have had all the major stuff done.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2889 on: October 27, 2019, 04:13:23 am »
Hehehehehe, LOVE the re-use of the toaster!  :wub:

Or is it still able to toast perhaps?  :o
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2890 on: October 27, 2019, 04:20:30 am »
One side did still work when it was retired to the shed.  I wouldn't want to eat anything toasted in it now.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2891 on: October 27, 2019, 01:56:18 pm »
"Bush building."   ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2892 on: October 28, 2019, 03:53:51 am »
Only a short amount of shed time today.
Following inspection the Analogue and Star Farrier were graduated from PSR academy.
Analogue then got white topcoat on the spine, vertical tail and ventral fin.
Star Farrier got another coat of primer.
Mitch got sanded, polished and then more putty where needed.

F16 Egg got its cockpit painted.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2893 on: November 01, 2019, 10:44:58 pm »
Random thought.

I've been watching a series on Neftlix entitled The West.  The episode I just watched covered events leading up to and following Sitting Bull's victory at Little Big Horn.  Mention of Sheriden got me thinking there were a lot more cavalry generals than there were tanks named after them and that I need to whiff up a "Custer".


While hiding from the rain I put transfers on the F-16 Egg.
Egg F-16 WIP 02-11-2019 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Egg F-16 WIP 02-11-2019 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2894 on: November 02, 2019, 01:22:10 am »
Almost forgot.  Stage 1 is complete on the SdKfz 222.
This is going to be part of a diorama with a Soviet BA 20 Armoured car and some figures.  I've been inspired by photos showing Red Army and Wehrmacht troops fraternising in Poland in 1939.  Scheme is correct for early WW2 but didn't last long being quickly replaced by all over Dark Grey. Its rarely seen in scale because in B&W photos the brown and grey look the same so the vehicles appear to be painted in the later scheme.  It's not weathered because I want to weather both vehicle together so they look like they have been driving on the same dusty summer roads.
SdKfz 222 Stage 1 05 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
SdKfz 222 Stage 1 04 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
SdKfz 222 Stage 1 03 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
SdKfz 222 Stage 1 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
SdKfz 222 Stage 1 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
It's the Tamiya 1/35 kit with a Legend Productions resin stowage set (well, some of it anyway - there were a lot of bits in the box and no instructions as to where they go).
Paint is Vallejo acrylic.  Base is temporary.
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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

My name is Commander William Riker.  Take me to your women.