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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2895 on: November 02, 2019, 02:53:42 am »
I have to be honest and say I'm not a particular fan  of these "egg planes", but that F-16 really suits it for some reason ? Something about it appeals to me  :thumbsup:

You really have done a job and a half with the 222  :bow:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2896 on: November 02, 2019, 03:53:08 am »
Thanks Chris.

Some of the Egg planes are a bit meh but others work well.   Of the Hasegawa designs most of the single piston engined aircraft look a bit odd.  Jets look good though.  I have a MiG 15 and F-86 I want to  build as a dogfight display.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2897 on: November 02, 2019, 04:01:19 am »
I like that 222. You did a nice job on that. The Egg-16 looks great.  :thumbsup:

The Tamiya 222 was the first 'big' and first armour kit I built when I started into model making aged 11. Bought it from the Beatties store in Romford, now long gone.
I had the 1/32 Matchbox Lysander and a Tamiya BMW motorbike set, and had dreams of making a huge diorama with German forces catching a Resistance pickup on the ground. No space or time for that in the end.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2898 on: November 02, 2019, 04:46:03 am »
Thanks Nick.
I also built a Tamiya 222 as a youth.  Since then they added PE turret screens and a metal gun barrel and a figure.

In other news today I have chosen a new name for the aircraft formally known as StarFarrier.  It will be known as the Currawong.  It is finally ready for some paint.  Which will be a PDRV low level camo scheme.
Mitch is also ready for paint and the Analogue needs masking for the NMF finish - spine, part of the vertical tail and the ventral fin remain white.  There is a transfer for a blue line which edges the white on the tail - I have photocopied this so I can use it to make a mask.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2899 on: November 02, 2019, 08:33:28 am »
Yeah, Currawong sounds very 'Australian' somehow. Looking forward to the finished article.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2900 on: November 02, 2019, 10:10:54 am »
Yeah, Currawong sounds very 'Australian' somehow. Looking forward to the finished article.

The currawongs are watching you, Mr Spackman!






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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2901 on: November 02, 2019, 10:16:57 am »

The currawongs are watching you, Mr Spackman!


Just waiting to take a bite out of me, I know!  :-\
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2902 on: November 02, 2019, 12:13:10 pm »
Yeah, Currawong sounds very 'Australian' somehow. Looking forward to the finished article.

The currawongs are watching you, Mr Spackman!



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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2903 on: November 02, 2019, 01:28:00 pm »
Yeah, Currawong sounds very 'Australian' somehow. Looking forward to the finished article.

The currawongs are watching you, Mr Spackman!



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Tough, I don't give a damn.  ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2904 on: November 02, 2019, 01:43:44 pm »



How 'bout a Catawong?  ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2905 on: November 03, 2019, 02:57:28 am »
That's just weird.

I spent the major part of today cleaning my gutters and windows.  As I have to climb up on the roof to clean detritus out of the rooftop gullies I did as I always do and had a stroll around up there peering into areas of the neighbours properties I normally don't get to see into.
It's at times like this that I am glad we live in a single storey home.

Did get down to the shed though.
Inspection of the Currawong showed I was so excited about finishing the PSR that I put the last coat of primer on too heavily and it has crazed in places.  Nothing a touch of sanding won't cure but it's annoying as i want to get on with the camo scheme.  I'm going to have another go at what I like to think of as Chronic Contour Camo.



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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2906 on: November 03, 2019, 06:08:41 am »
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2907 on: November 03, 2019, 10:29:47 am »
 ;D    Hell, it was better than mine. I think you nailed it, so do it again, yes! I think it's a most glorious of camo.  I've wanted to try it gain myself since my first attempt turned out nice but was NOT what I was TRYING to do. In particular, I missed on the color gradients which you got perfectly.  CCC!
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2908 on: November 03, 2019, 12:10:47 pm »
A tank named for Custer suggests something that looks good yet
has dismal performance.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2909 on: November 04, 2019, 01:18:34 am »
A tank named for Custer suggests something that looks good yet
has dismal performance.
 ;D

...hard to steer with unreliable brakes and no reverse?  And the turret painted yellow.

Picked up the Currawong to prepare it for paint and realised I hadn't sorted the hardpoints.  So I did that and start to prepare the weapons today.
As its a PDRV aircraft its getting soviet weapons.  A couple of rocket pods and six cluster bombs from a Dragon set will be joined by a pair of AAMs from a Tamiya MiG 29.
The CCC scheme will be wraparound shades of green.
Currawong WIP 04-11-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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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.